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[Dell] Dell XPS 15 9560 / $1849 / i7-7700HQ Quad / 512gb SSD

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Got my XPS 15 on Friday, and finished setting it up today. It came with a 256GB SK Hynix PC300(PCIe NVMe) drive. Happy I didn't pay for the upgrade. Will upgrade to a 1TB Samsung drive soon.

*Edit*

I also contacted Dell to see if they can do anything about it. Either credit me some cash, or replace the drive for a Samsung one.
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This model goes on sale all the time and has been much cheaper
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User381785 wrote:
Oct 30th, 2017 2:18 am
This model goes on sale all the time and has been much cheaper
Which?
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fudge_u wrote:
Oct 30th, 2017 1:58 am
Got my XPS 15 on Friday, and finished setting it up today. It came with a 256GB SK Hynix PC300(PCIe NVMe) drive. Happy I didn't pay for the upgrade. Will upgrade to a 1TB Samsung drive soon.

*Edit*

I also contacted Dell to see if they can do anything about it. Either credit me some cash, or replace the drive for a Samsung one.
I don't get it, I see this crap on the Dell reddit all the time. I own a xps 9560 and when I bought it no where did the specs say it comes with a Samsung ssd, it just says a 256gb nvme ssd. You would need a stop watch to notice the difference in performance, or just sit at your laptop and run benchmarks all day. I just don't get why some expect Dell to give them money back when they got exactly what they paid for.
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instanoodles wrote:
Oct 30th, 2017 8:06 am
I don't get it, I see this crap on the Dell reddit all the time. I own a xps 9560 and when I bought it no where did the specs say it comes with a Samsung ssd, it just says a 256gb nvme ssd. You would need a stop watch to notice the difference in performance, or just sit at your laptop and run benchmarks all day. I just don't get why some expect Dell to give them money back when they got exactly what they paid for.
There's no expectation. If they do something, great. If not, I'm not going to put up a stink. I'm planning to upgrade to a 1TB Samsung soon. Just happy I didn't pay for one of the SSD upgrade options.
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instanoodles wrote:
Oct 30th, 2017 8:06 am
I don't get it, I see this crap on the Dell reddit all the time. I own a xps 9560 and when I bought it no where did the specs say it comes with a Samsung ssd, it just says a 256gb nvme ssd. You would need a stop watch to notice the difference in performance, or just sit at your laptop and run benchmarks all day. I just don't get why some expect Dell to give them money back when they got exactly what they paid for.
They're crediting me $150+tax because I contacted them regarding my concerns, specifically with the SSD. In the end, I ended up paying $1601.86, plus I still have $51 in Dell Advantage Rewards coming my way. I also have 1-year to pay it off.
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fudge_u wrote:
Oct 30th, 2017 4:08 pm
They're crediting me $150 because I contacted them regarding my concerns, specifically with the SSD. In the end, I ended up paying $1601.86, plus I still have $51 in Dell Advantage Rewards coming my way. I also have 1-year to pay it off.
Thanks for the update. Can I ask what you specifically stated as your concern? I ask because I may have to go through the same thing soon (hopefully not). Post here or PM is fine.
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User381785 wrote:
Oct 30th, 2017 2:18 am
This model goes on sale all the time and has been much cheaper
What was the lowest price for this specific configuration?
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logikol wrote:
Oct 30th, 2017 11:45 pm
Thanks for the update. Can I ask what you specifically stated as your concern? I ask because I may have to go through the same thing soon (hopefully not). Post here or PM is fine.
The drive has performance issues in Ubuntu. Kept on getting I/O errors (was referencing a thread I found). I needed a better supported drive for Linux, and one would cost around $150. I told the CSR I would have preferred a Samsung SSD instead of the SK Hynix SSD, and then she gave me a few options to keep the laptop. Credit towards the purchase of a new drive off the Dell site, or credit towards my laptop.
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fudge_u wrote:
Oct 31st, 2017 1:03 am
The drive has performance issues in Ubuntu. Kept on getting I/O errors (was referencing a thread I found). I needed a better supported drive for Linux, and one would cost around $150. I told the CSR I would have preferred a Samsung SSD instead of the SK Hynix SSD, and then she gave me a few options to keep the laptop. Credit towards the purchase of a new drive off the Dell site, or credit towards my laptop.
Thanks for the info.
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logikol wrote:
Oct 31st, 2017 1:07 am
Thanks for the info.
Oh, and I mentioned that I was irritated that Dell has no consistency with their builds. They switch between Samsung, Toshiba, and SK Hynix 256GB SSDs.
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fudge_u wrote:
Oct 31st, 2017 1:14 am
Oh, and I mentioned that I was irritated that Dell has no consistency with their builds. They switch between Samsung, Toshiba, and SK Hynix 256GB SSDs.
Thank you again
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8th gen performance increases will be substantial. Personally waiting until Jan/Feb when dell rep said new chip upgrade.
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Lgilly wrote:
Oct 31st, 2017 9:07 am
8th gen performance increases will be substantial. Personally waiting until Jan/Feb when dell rep said new chip upgrade.
It'll probably cost significantly more than I paid. After all of the discounts and cash back, I paid $1499 with taxes included for an i5-7300HQ with 4K display.

The cost to upgrade to 32GB memory and a Samsung EVO 960 m.2 1TB NVMe SSD was another $813. Not too shabby for a little over $2300. Definitely better than what Dell could have given me.
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