Dell XPS 13 2015 Skylake Infinity Display Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Dell XPS and Studio XPS' started by abd_97, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. Bigmouth

    Bigmouth Notebook Geek

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    Sigh... I just received my XPS 13 and already I've noticed it has a loose trackpad. On the plus side, no coil whine so far.
     
  2. pkirangi

    pkirangi Notebook Guru

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    What do you mean by loose track pad?
     
  3. Bigmouth

    Bigmouth Notebook Geek

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    There's a slight rattle and faint clicking noise when tapped. From what I've seen online, it's a common problem with the previous model of XPS 13, too.

    PS: Here's a video someone made of the problem:

     
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  4. airmt

    airmt Notebook Consultant

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    I actually dont mind the adaptive brightness at the moment because I havent noticed its effects very much so far. I cannot compare it to any other good screen at the moment, it just seems the blacks are so deep, that some dark tones are not as visible as it should be. I am not sure if I made it clear :) But will see when I get a chance to connect my 23" IPS screen (waiting for the USB 3.1 - HDMI connector).
     
  5. airmt

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    The loose trackpad should be easily repairable by the Dell technician. The coil whine is not so easy to get rid of.
     
  6. Bigmouth

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    That's what I'm thinking, too.

    Interestingly, the problem seems to have gotten better in the short time since I made my post. I don't know if it was the heat from installing updates, or if I simply got accustomed to it, but it does seem better. Not as solid as my Thinkpad, but hardly noticeable.

    The XPS 13 is so awesome otherwise, I'm going to hold onto it for a few days and see if the trackpad's really an issue. If it is, I'll see if Dell would be willing send someone out to service it. One thing's for sure, I'm not sending a brand new laptop in for warranty service!

    PS: One thing's absolutely clear: Chrome scrolling improves noticeably when you turn off pinch-to-zoom.
     
  7. robsel

    robsel Notebook Enthusiast

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    How did you measure this? Im using battery bar, and even with a fresh install, no programs opened, and idling at desktop there is no way it goes below 5/6 w. (brightness set to the lowest)
     
  8. Tihauan

    Tihauan Newbie

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    You can use HWiNFO and look at the charge rate. The graph below shows a power draw of 2.2-3 W on my FHD XPS at lowest brightness, airplane mode and no keyboard backlight.

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  9. abd_97

    abd_97 Notebook Guru

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    Hi. Please what utilities report power usage, working temperature and battery usage? Thanks.
     
  10. pkirangi

    pkirangi Notebook Guru

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    Interesting. Keep us posted.
     
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