Dell XPS 13 2015 Skylake Infinity Display Owners Thread

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  1. dmivos

    dmivos Notebook Consultant

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    XPS 9350 is the latest XPS 13 version with ability to install easily Windows 7 x64?
     
  2. PAPPL

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    New BIOS XPS_9350_1.10.1 available.
     
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    Last edited: Mar 25, 2019
  4. Iswdn

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    The total cost was 46.63€ before VAT, 56.42€ including VAT.
    No shipping charge, but it took around a week before they shipped it with UPS.

    Changing it was super easy.
    Long story short, I should have done this a long time ago - but it was very nice to go from 86% battery degradation to 4.7%
     
  5. PAPPL

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    My usage update:
    After the last Windows Updates which gave me some new bugs i got angry.
    In the past months i've been switching many Linux distros on Dell XPS 13 9350.

    Debian based:
    Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Mate, Ubuntu Budgie, MX Linux

    Arch based:
    Manjaro Budgie, Manjaro XFCE, Antergos, Manjaro KDE.

    All of them work out of the box. All drivers are already inside the kernel, so everything works on first boot. Steam runs all my windows games with Proton (Steam Play for all titles) enabled.

    I'll stay with Manjaro KDE now.
    It's fast, beautiful, uses under 500MB RAM on boot, uses a great GUI software repo (AUR enabled in the Software Center) and is very stable.
    It's very easy to undervolt and fancontrol the XPS laptop in Linux. No fans running anymore until Steam is in use. :)
    The USB-C/Thunderbolt dock works well with two external monitors too.

    Finally i'm happy again.

    pappl
     
  6. Noth

    Noth Notebook Enthusiast

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    I had a rather major issue with the screen last night. It simply wasn't displaying anything, I'd never seen it do that. The output via the thunderbolt port was working so I could at least check that the laptop display was detected. After a bit of searching online, the only working solution I found was to open the laptop and disconnect and then reconnect the battery. Luckily this is just a small cable connector to remove, no need to remove the battery itself.

    Hope this helps any other owner who runs into this!
     
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    New BIOS available:
    Version 1.11.1


    - Fixed the issue where the BitLocker prompts for recovery. It occurs when Auto Power On option in BIOS setup is set to wake up the system at a specific time.
    - Firmware updates to address security advisory INTEL-SA-00213 (CVE-2019-0086, CVE-2019-0091, CVE-2019-0092, CVE-2019-0093, CVE-2019-0094 and CVE-2019-0096).
    - Removed the pre-boot Intel RST Manager Optimized Defaults option.
    - Fixed the issue where the mouse lags when the Dell TB16 dock is unplugged or plugged in.
     
  8. Roy Gao

    Roy Gao Notebook Enthusiast

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    My 9350 won't charge with OEM charger. I set battery settings to default, it fixed the problem for a short while and won't charge again. It just won't recognize the DELL 45W charger start from last year.

    It charges with the DELL 130W charge came with XPS 9560. USB-C charge also works. I searched and there is solution. Just FYI.
     
  9. dp3000

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    Could someone please point me in the direction of the thread describing the steps to perform a clean install? Also I'd like to replace my SSD as my current SSD performance is as follows

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  10. C64

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    Still happily rocking my XPS 13 9350 of four years now.

    I've noticed a little swelling of the trackpad, which causes the left click to be unresponsive a lot.
    It's my fault as I once replaced the CPU thermal paste with a cheap chinese brand, which causes a rise in temps.
    I've fixed all of that. My question is, is there a way to fix the trackpad? It was easy enough to get into the laptop and try to reseat the trackpad, but it did not work.

    I mostly have it docked so it hasn't been an issue, though occasionally I do want to take with.
     
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