Got a Dell XPS 13 9360 in Mint/New condition!

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  1. jack53

    jack53 Dell XPS 9360 i7 Lover!

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    Well, I finally broke down last week and bought me a mint, like new
    Dell XPS 13 9360 Intel Core i7-7660U 2.5GHz 16GB RAM 512GB SSD QHD+ Touch laptop off eBay for $500.
    Amazon sells it right now refurbished for $1,199.88! And it's not a touchscreen.
    https://www.amazon.com/Dell-13-9360-i7-7660U-Certified-Refurbished/dp/B0761YNJ87
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    So I got a good deal.
    Hopefully this one will last me another five years like my former Dell XPS 13 L322x, which is a backup now.
    My former post on this one:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/got-a-dell-xps-13-l322x-in-mint-new-condition.822526/
     
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    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    There's always better value going used, if you know how to fix it.
     
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    jack53 Dell XPS 9360 i7 Lover!

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    I've repaired Desktops & laptops for a living back in 2000-2012. Also custom built gaming desktops and painted laptops too. Now I do it for myself and relatives.
    I have an XPS painted at the top and bottom of this website:
    https://moskovita-photography.com/notebookpaint.htm

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    I had to swap out my XPS 13 L322x battery twice...once every 2 years or so, a 15 minute job and thinking of putting in a new battery in this XPS 13 9360 right away as batteries do age over time.
    On average, a laptop battery lasts about 1,000 charge cycles or between 2-4 years of typical use
     
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    jack53 Dell XPS 9360 i7 Lover!

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    Wow... not many comments... seems the forum is fading a bit?
    I got the laptop yesterday, took six days to get here.
    Very happy with it...got lucky like I did with the last XPS I got.
    This is like brand new, apparently not used much. No scuffs/scratches anywhere, even on the bottom. Battery is still in excellent health. I was concerned the battery would maybe need replacing, so this is good. (10 hours and 13 minutes web browsing when new). I'll know how long the battery last unplugged soon. If I can reach 6-8 hours I'll be happy.

    Build Date was 10/2/2017 so not quite four years old.
    I like the fact I can use my Cross Stylus pen on the touchscreen = no finger prints.
    My last (now backup) Dell XPS 13 L322X Ultrabook still working great, but I wanted to upgrade to newer as it's 8 years old now. Improvements are four year newer faster 7th gen i7-7660U 2.5GHz , 8GB more memory to 16GB, 256GB to 512GB SSD, 1920 x 1080 pixel to QHD+ resolution 3200×1800 touchscreen, faster GPU - Intel HD Graphics 620, battery has Outstanding result in test – (10 hours and 13 minutes web browsing)... so it's quite an upgrade. Oh yes, I got it for $500. I noticed the refurbished ones are still sold under Amazon, Walmart and others for between $1,000 - $1,500. So I'm a happy camper.
     

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    Looks like you scored a great deal. 500 bucks is a steal.
     
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    jack53 Dell XPS 9360 i7 Lover!

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    Just web surfing, checking email I got 9 hours 5 minutes. So I'm a happy camper.
    Next battery test will be when I have 10-15 webpages open and using Photoshop CS6.
    But first I have to install several programs I use and that will be plugged in.
     
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    pressing Notebook Deity

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    That looks to be a pretty good deal.

    Right now, the least expensive XPS 13 on the Dell outlet with 16GB ram and 512GB ssd is $1063 (i7-1165G7). That has a touch screen and a better processor...but is more than twice the price.

    The higher speeds, core count, TDP may seem attractive for some tasks but the XPS is tiny so power and thermally constrained. Real world differences may not be so significant.
     
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    jack53 Dell XPS 9360 i7 Lover!

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    Well, I don't play games or videos, most of the time, I'm surfing the web with maybe 10-15 pages open while also working on Photoshop CS6. My former XPS did well with those and I expect it will be even better now. The biggest thing I wanted though was the longer battery times, so I'm very happy with that.
    >The higher speeds, core count, TDP may seem attractive for some tasks but the XPS is tiny so power and thermally constrained. Real world differences may not be so significant.<
    Only real difference between the XPS 13 and bigger laptops is the bigger laptops have dedicated GPU, but that only helps like if your playing games.
     
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    kojack Notebook Prophet

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    Just going through your painting site. I think I am going to do my wife's 3179 the same color as her new samsung when we get it. Lilac color. It comes completely apart so painting it will be easy. Something to set it off from the rest. Her's is storm grey now. There are no wraps available for it and I think where it has rounded corners, it would not work great anyways. My friend and I do all sorts of different customization work on motorcycles, guitars etc. So painting the computer will be easy.
     
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    jack53 Dell XPS 9360 i7 Lover!

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    Post pics when you do... I'd love to see it. I'm waiting for my skin to get here with my best pic that's on my website. http://www.moskovita-photography.com/
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