Hands-on with Dell's powerful new XPS 15

PCWorld | Apr 3, 2018

Dell's new XPS 15 has up to 6-cores and faster GeForce graphics.


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hey Internet we have a surprise for you
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today if you've been waiting for the
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next-generation XPS 15 we have it right
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here
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wait isn't this just what you think what
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you reviewed yes and actually Adam has
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noted correctly this looks very similar
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to the current generation XPS 15
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aluminum shell carbon fiber rubberized
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deck keyboard that a little little tiny
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keys but still okay the big difference
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although I will say I think this may
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have a fingerprint reader in this model
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I don't know I wasn't on the call today
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but the big deal in this laptop is on
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the screen it just gave it away
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brand-new eighth generation Core i7 CPU
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the difference 6 cores 6 or 6 cores hold
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one hand for course the olden was a
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quad-core KB leg gtx 1050 same this one
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this current one in front of us is if
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you kept some 50 I know these guys
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changing much but what Dell has done is
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shoehorn Intel's brand-new six core 8
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gen CPUs into the same laptop I know you
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don't think that's a big deal but think
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about this this laptop previously topped
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out with a quad core chip 45 watts the
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new 8th gen chip gives you 6 cores at
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the same 45 watt TDP as a previous
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version what does that mean more cores
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faster video encoding faster photo
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editing with photo with optimized apps
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of course and everything that really
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touches all those cores all that
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goodness that you would need on a
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multi-core desktop you can get into a 23
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millimeter thick 15 inch laptop pretty
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impressive so it should somebody get
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this or a MacBook Pro well of course
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let's bring that up this is what I love
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is because when I get this laptop
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I'll see what version of MacBook Pro I
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can lay my hands on and I'm gonna be
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pretty certain this will clean its clock
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in fact the previous XPS 15 already
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clean the clock of the current MacBook
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Pro 15 this one with 6 cores in a GTX 50
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gonna smoke that Mac
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Pro no doubt about that you could like
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write a check send it to me because
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that's gonna be that's guarantee it's
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gonna smoke MacBook Pro 15 with this XPS
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15 everybody knows that I don't care
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what you say Apple may have a new one
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didn't get it today dental has it right
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now in the XP of 15 inside this very one
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although that could change by its ship
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by the time ships is a core i7
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8750 H the H of course means 45 Watts 6
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cores base cloth 2.2 gigahertz turbo
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super-high 4.2 gigahertz that's really
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pushing it and of course 2 point 2 - 4 -
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sounds pretty wide but as we know from
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desktop performance that base 2.2 clock
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is usually worst case scenario if Dell
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is Dennis homework and you're cooling
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the CPU adequately it will run at a lot
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higher clock even under multi-core load
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it all depends on the cooling you put
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inside so we'll see what they do with
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this but I gotta say it's impressive
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we're talking six cores in that 45 watt
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a laptop designed for 45 watts with the
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GTX 1050 it's a really good really good
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package look at that basically same as a
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Corinne XPS 15 so you'll be doing your
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normal testing we will definitely do
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some testing you know of course there
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are some gaming laptops that are a
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little bit bigger that give you
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basically better graphics 10 60 max Q I
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don't know if this is the actual final
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version probably is it'd be interesting
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to see a 10 60 max Q in this laptop
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probably a little too much for it but
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the big deal is if you do your video
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encoding if you do photo editing that is
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optimized for multi-core any of those
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things 3d rendering 6 cores XPS 15
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you're gonna smoke everybody
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