XPS 15 (Haswell) Owner's Lounge

Discussion in 'Dell XPS and Studio XPS' started by mark_pozzi, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. TheMania

    TheMania Notebook Enthusiast

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    91Wh or 61Wh?

    If 91Wh, pretty similar to me really. If 61Wh.. I feel that's what we *should* be getting. Minimum.
     
  2. kashing92

    kashing92 Notebook Consultant

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    Large battery.

    Anyone know how to make games work on fullscreen? For example Call of Duty Ghosts. They just change to a centered box whenever I load them, at whichever resolution.

    Edit: switch to lower res (max supported by game), Desktop blurry but game is fine
     
  3. Doutchie

    Doutchie Notebook Enthusiast

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    FINALLY! My XPS15 is shipped!!! I chatted with a Dell representative last night. Asked why my laptop took so long before shipping. Told them that I was following this thread and that it took some only 10 days from order to receiving. They told me that "little things" in the different orders can make a big difference.. I still don't get what "little things" can make it so that it took THREE WEEKS to MAKE my laptop when others got theirs in 10 days. It frustrating. I just hope that mine arrives without any of the problems that I have been seeing here.
     
  4. jphughan

    jphughan Notebook Deity

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    Could have been a parts shortage, like the display or 512GB SSD if you ordered that spec.
     
  5. kashing92

    kashing92 Notebook Consultant

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    Played COD Ghosts at low/mid settings, 2048x1152 (max allowable res), for about an hour

    max temp 91C, immediate after exit it goes back to idle <50C, room temp 14C

    very impressive, palmrest never heats up at all. other laptops with inferior hardware would've heated up to an uncomfortable level on the palmrest, and internals would likely have gone near or above 91C on a standard dual or quad.

    now if only the battery, touchscreen, and mouse would work properly
     
  6. Gugus2000

    Gugus2000 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I bench my XPS 15 (top tiers model) with 3Dmark 11.
    I am a bit surprised by the low score that the 750m got.

    According to notebookcheck it should score around 2400 and 2700 with a median around 2600.
    Mine got a poor 1972.

    It is 25% less than expected.
    I updated everything with the latest drivers.
    What about yours ? Whats wrong ?

    During test it doesn't seem to be too hot or throttling ...
     
  7. kashing92

    kashing92 Notebook Consultant

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    When I played I set it to only use Nvidia, or it's possible I may see stuttering

    Same thing if you open Facebook games etc, they stutter because they are on 'auto' and they inefficiently switch between the graphics
     
  8. Gugus2000

    Gugus2000 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ok thanks, I'll retry that later.
     
  9. Erasmus354

    Erasmus354 Notebook Geek

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    Also if you are running the benchmark on battery power it is possible that your power profile is limiting the clock speed of the GPU in order to prolong the battery life.
     
  10. Gugus2000

    Gugus2000 Notebook Enthusiast

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    No my battery was full and i was plugged.
    Firefox was closed, the only I see is power profile and force nvidia 750m
    I saw that there is a new nvidia driver (331.82). I'll update it as well.
     
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