[Dell] Dell XPS 15 + 4K OLED [Extended Cyber Monday] - $1999
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- $700 off
I picked up the Microsoft Store deal, 1TB/32GB/4K OLED for 2600 + 4Y Microsoft Warranty, and this is a better deal than that one.
Dec 6th, 2019 9:38 am
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Dec 6th, 2019 9:46 am
This is non-touch display, 512GB SSD. 16GB RAM. The 4 year warranty on MS deal was also worth around 300-400. It's still a decent deal but between the two I think you make the right choice going with MS deal.
Dec 6th, 2019 9:47 am
Dec 6th, 2019 9:53 am
I'd avoid the redesign for the first 6 months minimum. I've bought several XPS laptops that were early build and they all had serious initial quality issues. Most recently I had a XPS 2015 that the GPU died after less than a month and it took 4 months for Dell to actually get around to fixing it. The one before that I had to send back the first 2 they sent me for serious issues and ended up keeping the third. I've learned my lesson, let other people deal with the problems until Dell fixes them.
Dec 6th, 2019 10:01 am
4k oled touch display? I didn't know that they existed! Which is the better panel? How is the battery life in comparison?
Dec 6th, 2019 10:02 am
Yeah I like the MS deal better, if anything a real store to deal with for warranty and support, though have had two other Dells from Dell and never had any issues with them (with a 4 year old Inspiron 7000 still going strong).
Dec 6th, 2019 10:05 am
Dec 6th, 2019 10:07 am
The 4K OLED from Microsoft is touch. If you are doing color accurate work the LCD is better out of the box. The OLED is way over-saturated even with the SRGB profile, and will require calibration.
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Dec 6th, 2019 12:31 pm
For touch I think it's a matter of preference but IMO even though it costs a bit more it's well worth the extra money. I like to scroll with my fingers while reading rather than fiddle with touchpad and scrollbars.
Dec 6th, 2019 12:36 pm
I think whether spending 2K plus on a laptop makes sense boils down to use case. If it's just for basic internet tasks and surfing it makes no sense unless someone has money to burn.. For someone using a laptop for both work and play (i.e. 8+ hours a day at least 5 days a week) then purely for productivity reasons it makes sense to get something that performs better.redflagdealsguy wrote: ↑ This is luke warm for an XPS.
You'll want to replace the 2 RAM sticks with 32GB or 64GB. You'll also want to replace the WiFi card with an Intel AX201NGW (or AX200NGW) WiFi 6 card.
The 1650 is the heaviest GPU you can fit before thermal issues start to bind.
The 4K panel is very strong.
I would never pay this much for a laptop, but it's not terrible.
Dec 6th, 2019 4:04 pm
I love the touch the big smooth screen and use it to navigate instead of the nipple (I have a touchscreen thinkpad) but I heard that the digitizer in the touchscreen takes an hour of two of battery life and it is already short because of 4k.needybot wrote: ↑ For touch I think it's a matter of preference but IMO even though it costs a bit more it's well worth the extra money. I like to scroll with my fingers while reading rather than fiddle with touchpad and scrollbars.
As for 4k OLED, I don't have first hand experience but I've read on multiple sites that it can half the rated battery life of similar spec laptops that use 1080p. I've read a couple of tricks people use to extend battery life though.
- switch to iGPU (integrated GPU on the processor which windows 10 has a setting for), when not doing heavy graphics related work.
- turn down the screen to half brightness while working. (On an OLED this shouldn't be a big deal because they are so bright)
- use dark mode in windows and in apps. This one is specifically OLED related because OLEDs aren't backlit.
Also one thing to consider with OLED (especially on a computer monitor).. screen burn-in. I've read the new generation of OLED computer monitors (mostly made by samsung) use an assortment of software tricks to avoid burn-in but I'd be careful about doing things like leaving windows taskbar always visible or using desktop icons.
I have a Lenovo P1 with 4k touch OLED on order so i'm going to find out (the Dell being another one I considered but P1 was more configurable). I use my laptop mostly for work so longer battery life makes more sense but I simply couldn't resist the gorgeous OLED.
Dec 6th, 2019 4:13 pm
It doesn't in an XPS 15 as far as I know. I know the Spectre comes in a 4K OLED with touch and a few others that typically cost 3k+.
The One MS sells isn't an OLED.rraj2k9 wrote: ↑ The 4K OLED from Microsoft is touch. If you are doing color accurate work the LCD is better out of the box. The OLED is way over-saturated even with the SRGB profile, and will require calibration.
Since I un-boxed it, I get about 5 - 6 hours doing light work (some light-room, youtube, browsing). Haven't pushed the battery yet. It's plugged in most of the time. But I would say you can get any where from 4 - 6 hours.