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Sep 19th, 2020 2:37 pm
Sep 19th, 2020 2:53 pm
I was pissed when Dell updated the XPS 13 to 16:10 less than six months after I got my brand new pre-order for the 2019 model.. At least I have a slightly faster CPU.
Sep 19th, 2020 3:27 pm
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Sep 20th, 2020 10:30 pm
I would like to know too.radinfinitum wrote: ↑ I activated the 8% Dell Technologies for Work cashback promo from the rakuten extension, it says it's active, and when I go to checkout, the extension flashes for the 2% cashback bonus and the 8% cashback is no longer shown. How can I know for sure that the 8% cashback is active??
Sep 20th, 2020 10:34 pm
You sure the current edition of the XPS 13 9300 doesn't have a fingerprint reader? I thought it was embedded into the power button?FreezingCanada wrote: ↑ Personally, I would pass on this older 16:9 model. The newer 16:10 model is much nicer resolution to work on in my opinion.
I paid $1,500USD for the same model in October 2019, but with higher specs:
- i7-10710U (6-core at 1.1GHz base, 4.6GHz boost, perfect for a productivity laptop IMO)
- 4k touch screen
- 1TB SSD
- 16GB RAM
I wouldn't advise getting just 8GB of RAM either. You will end up swapping when having a bunch of browser tabs open. 32GB is overkill unless you want to run VMs locally.
FYI the only difference as far as I'm aware with the Developer Edition is the lack of a fingerprint reader. A stock Windows 10 installer works fine, drivers are automatically installed.
I've lost slightly less than 15% over the past year of ownership. Not great, not terrible either.
Sep 21st, 2020 6:34 am
My XPS 13 9380 has a fingerprint reader embedded in the power button. The new XPS model has it too.
Sep 21st, 2020 7:51 am
Sep 21st, 2020 8:46 am
I ended up logging in to Rakuten with a different browser which doesn't have the extension, activating the 8% cashback from my account, and completing my order on Dell. The 8% cashback shows on my account now. Seems that when there are multiple promos for one website, the extension doesn't know how to prioritize the different promos. If you buy it in another browser there should be no issue, I would do that just to be safe.
Sep 22nd, 2020 6:11 pm
Either the UEFI firmware disables it, or it physically isn't there. Haven't been able to find any high res pictures of the button to compare with mine.
Sep 25th, 2020 2:22 pm
I should never have been able to place an order for something they can't sell me. And since it was THEIR error, they should have honored the same price for something equal or better. Now I'm stuck either paying $300 more for something equal for my uses, paying nearly the same price for something worse, or waiting 3 months. And just to rub it in, they cancelled my order without telling me, I never would have found out unless I checked the status online. What a joke. Dell customer service has really disappointed me. Now I have to start over again and find a different laptop elsewhere.Legal Disclaimer: Please note that Dell cannot be responsible for pricing or other errors and reserves the right to cancel any orders arising from such errors.
Sep 28th, 2020 1:56 am