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[Dell] VERY decent discount on Dell XPS 9560

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Jun 10, 2003
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Kappsi wrote:
Apr 20th, 2017 8:52 pm
Got mine today. No visible issues except that I got the Toshiba SSD. :/ This is a big deal, the SSD was one of the reasons for me to buy the laptop since one of my use cases is editing of hundreds of 200MP losslessly compressed photos, so drive speed is rather important. Heavily debating returning it now. Anyone have luck with getting Dell to just send them a new drive to replace?

Related, anyone know what's up with AS SSD on this drive? I get like 0.8 MB/s 4k writes, though with Crystaldiskmark it seems normal.
I dont see why dell would exchange anything, dell says that you are getting a nvme no where does it specify which manufacturer you will get.

Anyways check the dell subreddit I have seen a new posts about changing some drivers or settings to improve the Toshibas performance.
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Kappsi wrote:
Apr 20th, 2017 8:52 pm
Got mine today. No visible issues except that I got the Toshiba SSD. :/ This is a big deal, the SSD was one of the reasons for me to buy the laptop since one of my use cases is editing of hundreds of 200MP losslessly compressed photos, so drive speed is rather important. Heavily debating returning it now. Anyone have luck with getting Dell to just send them a new drive to replace?

Related, anyone know what's up with AS SSD on this drive? I get like 0.8 MB/s 4k writes, though with Crystaldiskmark it seems normal.
Yes, one of the fellow RFD guy was able to ask DELL to exchange the HDD from Toshiba to Samsung. I doubt its a big deal but you should contact DELL and tell them its either SAMSUNG SSD or you would like to return the unit.
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Aug 21, 2012
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instanoodles wrote:
Apr 20th, 2017 9:25 pm
I dont see why dell would exchange anything, dell says that you are getting a nvme no where does it specify which manufacturer you will get.

Anyways check the dell subreddit I have seen a new posts about changing some drivers or settings to improve the Toshibas performance.
I saw those posts, but it's still a substantial difference. And because all the review models they sent so people can take benchmarks and post reviews were using the Samsung SSD, and now that they're shipping to consumers they use a lower quality one? They of course don't have to swap it, but then the laptop gets potentially returned and they take a large hit off that.
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Aug 29, 2012
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Can't manage to get the Employee Pricing to work, any tips?

Edit: I'm able to get it when using an incognito browser though, just not normal browser. (ONLY WITH XPS 13)

Also seems that the 10% ebates has ended
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Oct 30, 2010
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Yes, I also tried to place the order two days ago call the sales centre one Indian Manager refused to allow me to use multiple discounts, I make up my mind and moved to HP and configs not bad with $220 discount ( $160 discount code SUPAP160 AND 4% cashback from Ebates) and configs Windows 10 Home 64
Intel® Core™ i7-7500U (2.7 GHz, up to 3.5 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, 4 MB cache, 2 cores)
15.6" diagonal UHD UWVA eDP Brightview WLED-backlit narrow bezel touch screen (3840x 2160)
16 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM (2 x 8 GB)
256 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD better than Toshiba junk
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Apr 24, 2003
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vikashdeva wrote:
Apr 21st, 2017 10:09 am
Yes, I also tried to place the order two days ago call the sales centre one Indian Manager refused to allow me to use multiple discounts, I make up my mind and moved to HP and configs not bad with $220 discount ( $160 discount code SUPAP160 AND 4% cashback from Ebates) and configs Windows 10 Home 64
Intel® Core™ i7-7500U (2.7 GHz, up to 3.5 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, 4 MB cache, 2 cores)
15.6" diagonal UHD UWVA eDP Brightview WLED-backlit narrow bezel touch screen (3840x 2160)
16 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM (2 x 8 GB)
256 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD better than Toshiba junk
You placed the order online and it got cancelled and you had to call into the sales centre or they reached out to you?

Mine got cancelled the first time, but it seems to be okay (for the time being) for the second attempt.
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Oct 4, 2008
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Anyone had problems on a last step - Continue to Checkout green button ?

I get Page not found.
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darkesha wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2017 2:08 pm
Anyone had problems on a last step - Continue to Checkout green button ?

I get Page not found.
I can't get the 10% off on the laptops that are advertising it... All the other coupons work, but not the 10%. Strange
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LMC wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2017 7:41 pm
I can't get the 10% off on the laptops that are advertising it... All the other coupons work, but not the 10%. Strange
I spoke with Dell via the chat and they mentioned that coupon had a technical issue that should be resolved by tomorrow.
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Oct 30, 2010
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My online order was not cancelled, I called sales and want to place the order also emailed order cart but Manager on duty refused to apply the multiple discounts. Then I decided to move HP it seems to dell sales services are not good
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Oct 4, 2008
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I swear the pricing went up from yesterday. the OP's posted price was 2199,, yesterday it was 2299 and today it looks like it's 2499. I mean...come on.
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Aug 11, 2009
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darkesha wrote:
Apr 24th, 2017 2:01 pm
I swear the pricing went up from yesterday. the OP's posted price was 2199,, yesterday it was 2299 and today it looks like it's 2499. I mean...come on.
Yes lovely Dell sales support both chat and phone waste of time deal is dead.
They seem to offer ABSOLUTELY nothing I don't understand how you guys do it. 2 days ago computer was 1999 >> 1799 with coupons now same computer is 2030.
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Jul 20, 2008
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darkesha wrote:
Apr 24th, 2017 2:01 pm
I swear the pricing went up from yesterday. the OP's posted price was 2199,, yesterday it was 2299 and today it looks like it's 2499. I mean...come on.

its called SALE... for a fking reason....
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Moeeed wrote:
Apr 24th, 2017 3:54 pm
its called SALE... for a fking reason....

It wasn't sale yesterday or in february when I checked their prices....It's sale only when you fkng make it so.
and as far as making it fkng so goes - even if you apply $150 + 10% off on 2500 you pay way more than when you starting price is 2200.

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