Dell XPS 13 2015 Broadwell Infinity Display Owners Thread

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  1. mandeep

    mandeep Notebook Consultant

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    What kind of warranty is everyone buying with their XPS 13, if any at all?
     
  2. einhander

    einhander Notebook Deity

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    problem:

    screen timeout was set to 10 minutes but the screen stays on forever.
     
  3. Muzzman1

    Muzzman1 Newbie

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    Does anyone know of any website or store that sells these? I start class again on the 26th and would love to get a hold of one of these before my classes actually start.
     
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    r0c Notebook Consultant

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    Microsoft Store is where i got mine.
     
  5. soleblaze

    soleblaze Notebook Consultant

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    Here's the output of lspci, lsusb, and /proc/cpuinfo: # lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Host Bridge -OPI ( - Pastebin.com

    My XPS 13 has a BCM4352 chipset, which requires the broadcom-wl driver. I had to use a USB Ethernet adapter to install arch linux on the laptop. Probably going to be replacing it with something else, depending on how slow it ends up being.

    The trackpad is currently driving me crazy. I'm constantly hitting it with my palm and it's really hard to select text with it. There's probably configuration options that I can use to fix this. I'll be looking into that tonight. It's using a synaptics driver (Using input driver 'synaptics' for 'DLL0665:01 06CB:76AD UNKNOWN')

    Currently running powertop. With full screen brightness (~243 cd/m^2) the laptop is currently bouncing between 5.62W and 7W of power usage. (10 hours - 7 hours of use respectively). Dimming the screen a bit (~125 cd/m^2) knocks it down to 5.11W of usage. This is just a rough look right now, since I'm running some background processes that make this a little harder to do a proper comparison between the two. I'm expecting 6-8 hours of battery usage under Linux.
     
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    dtblair24 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Options so far seem to be Dell or Microsoft Store. Keep in mind that the MS Store seems to have 1 configuration right now, the i5 4GB.
    Best bet for speed would be to buy one from Microsoft Store. If one is not near you, ordering one seems to be quick. I ordered mine yesterday and it will be here tomorrow.
     
  7. pmuadib

    pmuadib Newbie

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    Can someone who's bought this from Dell confirm whether or not it has a TPM chip. MS store says TPM and I checked one at a local store and it does however Dell site doesn't say anything. Talked to two dell chat agents 1 say nope the other say yes it's in all of them so not sure what to think at this point.
    Run Device Manager and look for the security devices and TPM under there... Thanks
     
  8. Muzzman1

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    Yeah I actually have three stores within close driving range where I live but none of them carry the touch version yet. I should have ordered through Dell but I was hoping since Microsoft listed them on their website from the start that they would get the touch models in sooner. Took a gamble and it didn't pay off, oh well.
     
  9. tylerwatt12

    tylerwatt12 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Just got mine today. I really like the form factor, but will have to get used to the size coming from a Dell workstation notebook.

    Touchpad still isnt great, scrolling is much smoother in IE than chrome, but that won't make me switch from chrome.
    I figured out how to remove a little lag from the scrolling input screenshot attached
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    An couple issues I run into are, while my index finger is on the bottom portion of the touchpad ready to click (as I usually do on most notebooks), moving my cursor around with my middle finger feels far less responsive than simply having only 1 finger on the touchpad.

    Another thing is the backspace key is way too short, but, I'm sure as I'm typing this, I'm getting used to it. Keyboard travel is less than the MacBook Air, I would have preferred something more tactile like Lenovo's smile keyboard, but that's just my opinion.

    I measured the thickness of the notebook and compared to what Dell said online and it Dell LIED about the thickness. Dell said 9-15mm but it's more like 10 to 20mm. 5mm at the thickest part is a pretty big difference in my book, new phones that come out are 5mm alone. So these calculations actually make it thicker than the MacBook Air 13".

    I don't have a precision scale to weigh it, but it feels about the same weight as the MacBook Air Mid 2013

    I don't feel comfortable giving a battery estimate until windows updates finish off, they've been hogging the CPU most of the time

    However, the battery came to me with a full charge capacity of 52647mWh out of 52945mWh designed cap, which is good.

    CPU idles at around 47 deg C

    One thing I did out of the box was turn of WavesMaxx audio processing. When I plugged in headphones, it made music sound terrible.
    I also turned off scaling because some applications weren't properly enlarging and just got really blurry. (Doing this may poorly impact battery life)
     
  10. tylerwatt12

    tylerwatt12 Notebook Enthusiast

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    devmgmt shows TPM 2.0
     
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