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[Dell] Dell XPS with Radeon VEGA Graphics - Ebates 10% off DELL today + Coupons

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[Dell] Dell XPS with Radeon VEGA Graphics - Ebates 10% off DELL today + Coupons

10% Cash Back at DELL is back with EBATES today. I'm posting this because that 10% cash back + the Dell coupons (use coupons on eBates or from UniDays) can get you a pretty steep discount on the brand new 8th gen Intel G series laptops with the Radeon VEGA RX 870 4GB dedicated graphics onboard.

For example,
Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 convertible laptop with i5 8305G and Vega RX 870 is $1999 - $150OFF$1700PC - 10% EBATES = ~$1665.
http://www.dell.com/en-ca/member/shop/2 ... 75_fsb_s1e

That's just an example, you can do that to any desktop or laptop you want, but try to stack a new model or sale price + coupon + ebates for a good deal today.
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Just heads up, the new XPS 15 is available now as well. http://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/dell-lap ... 570-laptop

The 2nd tier model is really tempting. i7-8750H + 1050ti + 100% sRGB FHD @ $1850. For ontario, that would be $1881.45 (With Uniday's coupon) shipped with $166.50 cashback and $55 Dell Promo card.
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I did a bit of digging around and from what I've read so far:

  • The i5-8305G is slower than an i7-7700HQ or i7-8550U by a very small margin
  • RX Vega M GL performance is between a 1050 (notebook) and 1050 Ti (notebook)
  • For power consumption, the i5-8305G TDP is 65W for the whole package (CPU+GPU); i7-7700HQ and i7-8550U TDPs are 45W and 15W, respectively, just for the CPU. While a 1050 (notebook) TDP is 40-50W and 1050 Ti (notebook) TDP is 70W.
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quanzi wrote:
May 14th, 2018 10:40 am
I did a bit of digging around and from what I've read so far:
I agree with that for the most part, but i think it bears remembering the Nvidia and Intel don't use the same system for calculating TDP (and AMD's is different too), do you can't directly compare that 65W TDP to sum of the TDPs in a Nvidia + Intel system.
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What's the unidays coupon ?
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sexyj wrote:
May 14th, 2018 11:40 am
What's the unidays coupon ?
Google UniDays? Not sure if I can link them here without violating forum rules.
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Can you stack the Ebates coupons with Unidays? If so, would someone mind PMing me a Unidays code?
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ridsama wrote:
May 14th, 2018 11:58 am
Google UniDays? Not sure if I can link them here without violating forum rules.
Googling UniDays, like the goggles, does nothing. Seems to be a 10% off for signing up with UniDays (only available for those with uni addresses.. hardly everyone on RFD). But even then, 10% off /w 10% cashback does not make $2450 into $1850. Best I can see is $150 off coupon & 10% cashback, for $2070 (a little less if you care about "dell promo card" but with the time restrictions that value is far closer to $0)
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May 14th, 2018 1:25 pm
Googling UniDays, like the goggles, does nothing. Seems to be a 10% off for signing up with UniDays (only available for those with uni addresses.. hardly everyone on RFD). But even then, 10% off /w 10% cashback does not make $2450 into $1850. Best I can see is $150 off coupon & 10% cashback, for $2070 (a little less if you care about "dell promo card" but with the time restrictions that value is far closer to $0)
Weird, googling Unidays for me and the first thing that comes up is the UniDays website. However if you are not eligible then no one can help you though.
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^gUrU wrote:
May 14th, 2018 1:25 pm
Googling UniDays, like the goggles, does nothing. Seems to be a 10% off for signing up with UniDays (only available for those with uni addresses.. hardly everyone on RFD).
Note that MANY university alumni are also able to sign up for Unidays. For example, Waterloo alumni such as myself :)
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Looks like its a off shoot of the Hades Canyon NUC? The Vega M GL has 20 compute units vs 24 for the Hades Canyon NUC. For reference RX 570 and RX 580 has 32 and 36 compute units. ... and the Ryzen APUs have 11 CUs I think?
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The highest end configuration is a rip off for the 9575 and only the base configuration is a okay deal. The XPS 9570 seems like the better laptop for having better performance, better value, more power and very similar size minus the convertible form factor.

Look at the highest end 9570 and 9575 and there is a $1050 dollar difference between both(both with a 4k touch screen, 16gb of memory and 1TB HD).

Considering the difference in size is only 1-2mm in overall thickness in favor of the 9575 and the similar weight, the 2 in 1 is kind of a bust when you add in the shallow keyboard.

One more thing to note is Intel lied about this thing being a Vega graphics.

It is Polaris with HBM2.

https://www.anandtech.com/show/12736/in ... nd-look/10

I do however have to mention my disappointment in Intel and AMD for their poorly thought out (if not bordering on deceptive) naming scheme for the Kaby Lake-G dGPU – the Radeon RX Vega M. As we’ve since found out and confirmed thanks to telling Linux driver commits, while Intel and AMD are calling this GPU a Vega, it doesn’t actually include any of the core features that make up the Vega GPU architecture. Features such as Rapid Packed Math, tiled rasterization, and support for Direct3D feature level 12_1 are all absent from Vega M. The only “Vega” feature is the HBM2 memory controller, which is very important for this product given the integrated nature of Kaby Lake-G, but also not a part of the core GPU architecture. Instead, the heart of Vega M appears to be Polaris, AMD’s previous GPU architecture, which itself was a minor update to their 2014 GCN 3 GPU architecture.
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Is it a good time to buy XPS 15 4K ?

What s the best price ?
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IMO a 4k laptop isnt a great idea. 4K makes sense at 27" (even slightly overkill here) and above. The crazy high DPI is only going to kill the battery quicker and not bring that much visual fidelity on that small of a screen. I would be looking at other display quality characteristics, HDR, viewing angles, refresh rates, color accuracy and gamut. Resolution shouldnt be the single determining factor. 4K is great at an appropriate size as long as the other metrics mentioned dont suffer.

The Anand article goes on to say that its still a powerful setup. Having the GPU and CPU on the same chip with access to local HBM really is going to pay dividends into the future for laptops and SFF computers. Really bumps performance and simplifies motherboard design, leading to thinner laptops or more space for battery capacity
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Psyclist wrote:
May 14th, 2018 7:25 pm
IMO a 4k laptop isnt a great idea. 4K makes sense at 27" (even slightly overkill here) and above. The crazy high DPI is only going to kill the battery quicker and not bring that much visual fidelity on that small of a screen. I would be looking at other display quality characteristics, HDR, viewing angles, refresh rates, color accuracy and gamut. Resolution shouldnt be the single determining factor. 4K is great at an appropriate size as long as the other metrics mentioned dont suffer.

I really wish I can find a wide gamut (100% adobeRGB) FHD screen. I loved XPS15's 4K screen as it has the most vibrant color reproduction I've seen in a laptop. But since then I searched everywhere for a comparable FHD screen with no luck.

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