Dell XPS 13 2015 Broadwell Infinity Display Owners Thread

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  1. joncattaneo

    joncattaneo Newbie

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    Can anybody comment on this trackpad vs the lenovo yoga thinkpad? I love the thinkpad yogas trackpad and would like something similar.

    I ordered from Microsoft Store and got the 10 percent off with edu email. The awesome thing is that I don't have an edu email address and it went through without it asking me for one.
     
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    tassadar898 Notebook Evangelist

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    anyone have issues with voice calls and echo cancellation and sounding muffled? what is this audiosmart ssp business?
     
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    SureFix Notebook Enthusiast

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    Question about the M.2 SSD It's one of those if you have to ask the question, you already know the answer. It looks like at least the 256 version of the SSD that Dell uses is LiteON. I ordered the 512 SSD. I was hoping it would be the new Samsung M.2 SM951 or even the Samsung XP941. I'll find out in another couple of weeks when my machine comes in, but anyone out there know for sure which SSD?
     
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    Not sure if it helps, but I compared its trackpad to 13" rMBP (Mid-2014) that I own and I should say I was impressed. It actually has slightly better tactile feedback when clicking, although with slightly more noise which I personally don't mind. In terms of responsiveness, it was among the best I've tried on Windows laptops but still behind all MBPs. If I wanted to get a Windows laptop I would either pick this or the new X1 Carbon.

    Regards
     
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    tylerwatt12 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Can you get hwmonitor and post the battery specs, designed cap, current cap, max cap, etc?
     
  8. Dellienware

    Dellienware Workstations & Ultrabooks

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    It NEVER made sense that it gives 15 hours battery life. People must be shot in the head to believe that.

    Consider that full 50whr is available on the battery, including little wear and how Windows will shut down when only few % is left.

    Doesn't matter how Intel reduced chip power consumption. The reality is that due to the SCREEN, these ultrabooks WILL use around 6-7whr even in very very small load. Not using keyboard & touchpad adds to all that. That's 7-8 hrs at best! in reality with QHD+ web browsing using touchpad and keyboard, I anticipate more like 7 hrs on battery.

    If you believe that a computer will run with 3.33whr (for 15 hrs) with the screen on, you are bigger of a joke than what the specs claim.


    Take my true number advice: XPS 13 is designed for 7-8 hours battery life on light office work load.
     
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    tassadar898 Notebook Evangelist

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    Not true. 3.33mw is not that far off according to battery bar. I'd say on light load just browsing and typing it sits around 3.33-4mw. I agree this isn't all to do with broadwell but moreso the IGZO tech. XPS 13 2015 FHD model I can easily pull 9-10 hrs with 60% brightness (11 hours could be feasible with just word processing for example). It also has a 54mwh, ,not 50mwh which you can set the bottom limit before hibernation at 3-4% to help get all of that juice out.
     
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    Perhaps the new display technology will surprise me. But with QHD+ devices and all that pixels and backlight needed for it, I still see 7whr during actual web browings. There has been about 1.5whr in battery savings for each generations of Intel. The best that I could even see happen is 6whr.

    I was referring to 50whr to take into consideration 3-5% battery wear out the door and the hibernation it takes at 3-4% battery life. So full 50 whr usable.
     
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