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[Dell] VERY decent discount on Dell XPS 9560

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Intenze wrote:
Apr 13th, 2017 11:50 am
Shame 10%OFFXPS doesn't work on all XPS's
Just open a chat with Dell and ask if it can be applied by them.
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Aug 21, 2012
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The 16/512/4k/i7 XPS 15 went on sale for $2399 today again. You can take it down to 2199 by using $150OFF$1700PC and MEMBER50OFF699. If you click Adjust after adding it to your cart, you can add the fingerprint scanner.
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Hopped on the i5/8/256/4k Touch last night, $2017 all in after coupons & (expired) discount on Dell's site. 10% Ebates and 5% member advantage. Not too bad, definitely looking forward to it!

Use a credit card that extends manufacturer's warranty if you can! Automatically doubles it.
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Does anyone find that their Internet just lags??

Like it's a windows 10 problem rather than a computer problem

Anyone know a fix for this??
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Hey WabbaJ, if you do a little search you will find its the INTEL HD Graphics drivers.

Please update those and you will be silky smooth.... interwebbin!
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Kappsi wrote:
Apr 14th, 2017 4:36 pm
The 16/512/4k/i7 XPS 15 went on sale for $2399 today again. You can take it down to 2199 by using $150OFF$1700PC and MEMBER50OFF699. If you click Adjust after adding it to your cart, you can add the fingerprint scanner.
Any link ...?
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WabbaJ wrote:
Apr 14th, 2017 9:45 pm
Does anyone find that their Internet just lags??

Like it's a windows 10 problem rather than a computer problem

Anyone know a fix for this??
Moeeed wrote:
Apr 15th, 2017 10:05 am
Hey WabbaJ, if you do a little search you will find its the INTEL HD Graphics drivers.

Please update those and you will be silky smooth.... interwebbin!
Correct the Dell image ships with a buggy intel driver that makes the IGP get stuck in low power mode (350 MHz) which causes the stuttering you are seeing.
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Mar 22, 2017
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tkyoshi wrote:
Apr 15th, 2017 1:23 pm
Correct the Dell image ships with a buggy intel driver that makes the IGP get stuck in low power mode (350 MHz) which causes the stuttering you are seeing.
Yep spot on. Another thing to be aware of is that Dell prevents you from updating the drivers through the exe., which means you have to directly pick the file from the zip version of the drivers. After downloading the drivers, my Chrome works like a charm now

I just got my XPS 15 (512 GB, i7 7700, 16 GB RAM, full HD) and I'm really digging it! Granted I had to do a quick quality control check and had to update drivers, and I noticed a little bit of backlight bleeding, but nothing serious. So far I'm very impressed and just happy that I got a (almost) perfect machine build-quality wise.
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Thank you so much for this beneficial forum! After reading a few post and gathering all the discount codes, I have narrowed my choices down to two laptops. I am including the specifications and prices with taxes, all discounts and ebates in.

Please let me know what looks like a better deal. I plan on using this as my main laptop for at least 5 years. I mostly use word processing, excel, mothur, beginner R and python.

XPS 13 Non-Touch rose gold
$1268 after ebates
Processor 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7200U (3MB Cache, up to 3.1 GHz)
memory 8GB LPDDR3 1866MHz
Hard Drive 256GB PCIe Solid State Drive

XPS 15 9560 Non-touch
$1897 after ebates
Processor 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Quad Core Processor (6M cache, up to 3.8 GHz
Memory 16GB DDR4-2400MHz; up to 32GB (additional memory sold separately)
Hard Drive 512GB PCIe Solid State Drive
Video Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 with 4GB GDDR5

Any advice about accidental warranty? Is $630 extra worth it if I am not a video or photo editor?
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MustaciousFlavour wrote:
Apr 15th, 2017 2:15 pm
Yep spot on. Another thing to be aware of is that Dell preventing you from updating the drivers through the exe., which means you have to directly pick the file from the zip version of the drivers. After downloading the drivers, my Chrome works like a charm now

I just got my XPS 15 (512 GB, i7 7700, 16 GB RAM, full HD) and I really digging it! Granted I had to do a quick quality control check and had to update drivers, and I noticed I had a little bit of backlight bleeding, but nothing serious. So far I'm very impressed and just happy that I got a (almost) perfect machine build-quality wise.
Oh yes good point too, yes Dell has a Intel Driver block.

You can either use this method (Device Manager), or uninstall the Graphics Driver from Control Panel completely then install the one off the Intel site (pull your network when you uninstall so it doesn't auto reinstall the Dell Version).
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Aug 11, 2009
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Does anyone's trackpad have the right side recessed down a bit? It's not completely flush with the palm rest.

I noticed this on my version with the fingerprint sensor and 512gb m.2 PCIE SSD. I had a completely flush trackpad with the 256gb SSD and no fingerprint sensor model.
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Aug 25, 2015
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samdiah wrote:
Apr 15th, 2017 2:23 pm
Please let me know what looks like a better deal. I plan on using this as my main laptop for at least 5 years. I mostly use word processing, excel, mothur, beginner R and python.
at least 5? then, i'd say the 15 inch as it lets you upgrade ram down the road if you ever need it. the 13 inch is totally fine for the next 3-5 years but after that, dunno
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Mar 22, 2017
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RunOrDie wrote:
Apr 15th, 2017 10:37 pm
Does anyone's trackpad have the right side recessed down a bit? It's not completely flush with the palm rest.

I noticed this on my version with the fingerprint sensor and 512gb m.2 PCIE SSD. I had a completely flush trackpad with the 256gb SSD and no fingerprint sensor model.
Sorry to say this, but the problem you're describing might be a build quality issue. Apparently the trackpads on XPS models can sometimes be either depressed or slightly elevated.
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Mar 22, 2017
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sumtimw0ng wrote:
Apr 15th, 2017 11:23 pm
at least 5? then, i'd say the 15 inch as it lets you upgrade ram down the road if you ever need it. the 13 inch is totally fine for the next 3-5 years but after that, dunno
Not to mention the opportunity of upgrading the SSD down the line will also help future-proof the computer. The M.2 SSDs are getting faster and cheaper every year. I don't see them not becoming significantly more affordable in a few years that will help the computer stay very responsive even five years (assuming one also possibly upgrades RAM)
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Jun 25, 2012
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Thanks OP and everyone here; originally went for the $1750~ Aurora R6 but cancelled order and went up to the $1999~ one for the 1070 instead of the 480 and the 7700k instead of 7700. Cheaper than buying the parts, as I have done for the past 3 builds at least.

$2000
-$150off1700
-$40~ members discount
-$90 employee discount (WorkPerks)
=$1720~
+$225~ HST in ON
=
$1945~

[edit = + 10% ebates cashback, and 5% dell rewards)

Very much worth spending the $200~ extra to get the 1070 especially... less RAM but that's fine, I need the video card to last longer and RAM is easier and cheaper to upgrade later.

Also no SSD, but easy to add as well.

Really wish we had access to the configurations the american site has...

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