Dell XPS 15 Dell has been in the business since the computer industry began. Specializing in providing general use, jack-of-all-trades type laptops that made it a first choice in companies worldwide. The XPS 15 i... Dell XPS 15
Dell has been in the business since the computer industry began. Specializing in providing general use, jack-of-all-trades type laptops that made it a first choice in companies worldwide. The XPS 15 is their flagship model and like cars, have had a few iterations over the years. We will be focusing on the 2017 release.
The battery life on last year’s XPS 15 was terrible. it also had a shallow keyboard, weak speakers and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M video card that had only 2GB of video memory, barely enough for modern games but the barrage of new titles coming out will be a problem. Dell listens to its customers (Apple I'm looking at you!), all of these issues have been addressed and rectified with the new 2017 XPS 15. And everything we liked about last year’s model is still there, most especially is wide array of prices and options to fit all walks of life. Its monitor for instance, you can choose models that have 1080p up tp 4k display, and doodads like a fingerprint scanner, or a touchscreen are available on some. Talk about options! Price can range from a modest $900 all the way to a whopping $2,100 for all the bits and bobs included.
It doesn't look different at all than its predecessor, It still has an aluminum shell that encloses a rubberized material that is around plastic inputs. Only the keyboard has been adjusted due to the obvious flaws of the previous model. The touch-pad is still "clicky" and that can be a minor annoyance for some. Don't expect long hours away from the socket as the battery life is still relatively short at just more than 3 hours. Whats really annoying is the webcam. Don't expect to look pretty because the camera is located at a double chin friendly lower left corner of the monitor.
In true Dell fashion, this is a jack-of-all-trades indeed. While it doesnt really excel at anything it gets the job done, whatever the job is. With a multitude of pricing and addons to choose from, this is the perfect laptop for routine day to day use whether in school or in the office. Just dont let that NVidia sticker fool you into thinking that this is a gaming rig.
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