XPS 15 (Haswell) Owner's Lounge

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

  1. devize

    devize Notebook Enthusiast

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    [-Mac-] Notebook Deity

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    News about competitors:

    Lenovo Y40 and Y50
    Y50 has a 3840 × 2160 screen (optional) GT860m, 4702HQ, speakers JBL.
    Instead Y40 will uses a Radeon M270
    Y40 and Y50 will be available from May 2014 and starting price will be 999$



    Link to original article (it's in Italian):
    http://notebookitalia.it/lenovo-ideapad-y40-y50-gaming-notebook-video-18824

    The next notebook is not exactly a competitor:
    http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/08/gigabytes-aurous-dual-gpu-one-inch/
    But maybe will be interesting for people that are searching for a 17"
    gigabyte-aorus-2014-01-08-02.jpg
     
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  3. ajax-jp

    ajax-jp Notebook Guru

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    It's your choice, but I ignore them and have for years without issues. It was highly beneficial with my xps 1730 as the SLI profiles were updated much more frequently than dell released drivers.
     
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    The reason you're skeptical is because you're misunderstanding how the 91 WHr battery works. The 91 WHr battery requires you to remove the 2.5 inch drive and use only the mSATA port, not the other way around. The 91 WHr battery then fills in the space freed up by removing that drive.
     
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    It's unbelievably easy. The hardest part for you will likely be finding the right Torx screwdriver to remove the underbody panel. But go to support.dell.com and get the Owner's Manual for the system, which has nice step-by-step guides with pictures for how to remove everything in the system. You'll see that the battery is a trivial matter -- seriously, no electronics expertise required at all.
     
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    jagermeister Notebook Enthusiast

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    You mentioned that you purchased your xps 15 from the Dell Outlet. I have been checking the US Dell Outlet online site and have yet to see the xps 15 9530 for sale yet. Could you elaborate on your purchase?
     
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    zakazak www.whymacsucks.com

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    wow thats actually a really nice deal :eek:
     
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    Actually that depends (or maybe just used to depend) on where you look on the Dell site. Sometimes the 91WHr battery comes up as 6-cell, and sometimes it comes up as 9-cell. I think the XPS said one and the M3800 said the other, though it may have been fixed by now. I just typed 9-cell because it's faster to type than 91 WHr (less moving of the hands to different positions on the keyboard to type it), but having to type this post (and going back and editing my original one for clarity) has of course turned that decision into a huge net loss in terms of time. ;)
     
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    swordofsilence Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks again (I think someone else already thanked you for this) for posting that link. The Dell driver seemed workable, but it would cause issues every so often when I would unplug my USB mouse receiver. I would get this bug where the mouse always shows the spinning/wait icon and I couldn't click on anything and had to CTRL-ALT-DEL and sign out to get the mouse to work again. Hopefully Synaptics starts making compatible drivers again. I've always avoided Dell's touchpad drivers due to issues like this and them taking a really long time to open up the configuration window to change settings.
     
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