Dell Inspiron 7559

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  1. lordbaldric

    lordbaldric Notebook Consultant

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    Wow. This actually looks really good.
     
  2. Ramzay

    Ramzay Notebook Connoisseur

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    Yeah, just trying to figure out where the M.2 drive actually goes. The service manual isn't very helpful.

    EDIT: Nevermind, just figured out where the M.2 SSD goes. Looks like a full 2280 card slot.

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    This looks like it actually has a really good cooling system. Three heatsinks, and both the CPU and GPU are connected to all three.

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    I'm assuming the FHD and UHD display panels are IPS? According to the specs page, the FHD panel is IPS, so I'm assuming the UHD panel is too.

    Apparently it has an optional backlit keyboard, but nowhere in the options can you add it to your configuration. Does it need to be ordered separately?
     
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    This laptop looks like a really great deal. I would love to get a new XPS 15, but this 7559 is much more affordable...
     
  4. bluke424

    bluke424 Notebook Geek

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    The Inspiron does a few things better than the new XPS 15:
    - Better cooling system (three heatsinks instead of two)
    - Better front-firing speakers with a dedicated subwoofer
    - 4GB dedicated GPU versus 2GB on the XPS
    - One more standard USB 3.0 port and Gigabit LAN
    - The 1080p version comes with a 74W/hr battery, while the XPS has a much smaller, 56W/hr battery
    - Keyboard with dedicated number pad
    - Amazing looking red colour

    While the XPS has a USB 3.1 port, a little bigger battery (84W/hr) on the 4K screen option (but without a 2.5" drive), DDR4 and a more compact design.

    For me, the Inspiron is clearly the better option and it sounds like the XPS should have been the Inspiron and viceversa.
    This might be my next buy. Did anyone ordered one yet?
     
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    JTOverath Notebook Evangelist

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    Are you sure it is optional? I see it on the order detail for my order, so I assume it is a standard part. Or it may depend on which base version you start on. I went with the one one down from the max spec.
     
  6. Ramzay

    Ramzay Notebook Connoisseur

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    It appears to not be optional, as both quotes I received included the back-lit keyboard.

    Probably another case of Dell not proof-reading all their promotional materials again.
     
  7. Ramzay

    Ramzay Notebook Connoisseur

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    Don't forget the Thunderbolt 3 port on the XPS, which will allow future compatibility with eGPUs.
     
  8. JTOverath

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    The lack of USB C/Thunderbolt is the only thing that makes me question this laptop. Hopefully I won't regret it.
     
  9. Ramzay

    Ramzay Notebook Connoisseur

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    The thing is, most "good value" laptops seem to not have the TB3 connection. Other brands are doing the same thing, namely putting the TB3 only on their higher-end models.

    As was noted above, the XPS's primary advantages are:

    1) InfinityEdge display
    2) Form factor
    3) Thunderbolt 3 port

    DDR4 isn't really an advantage as far as I'm concerned. So you're paying something like $500 for those advantages I listed, while taking on the disadvantages too.
     
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    Just placed an order. Going to take a few weeks though.
     
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