XPS 15 (Haswell) Owner's Lounge

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

  1. jokkee

    jokkee Notebook Enthusiast

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    HWinfo said bios version A11 may 2018, thats why i thought i installed it over a year ago.
     
  2. mthomos

    mthomos Newbie

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    guho Notebook Consultant

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    Probably right that A11 is a year old. Bios A12 is now out!
     
  4. IceManKent

    IceManKent Notebook Consultant

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    Just upgraded from a10 to a12.
    My heart was pounding throughout the whole process.
    It updated, then automatically did a shutdown.
    My PC froze in the blue Microsoft shutdown screen.
    I had to hard stop it by holding down the power button a few seconds.
    Upon powering up, windows gave me the option to troubleshoot or restart.
    I chose to restart.
    Everything (seems) to be ok.

    Dell's bios upgrades are the absolute worst nightmares out there.
    I think I am pushing my luck every time I do a bios update.


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  5. icedteaftw

    icedteaftw Notebook Enthusiast

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    Is anyone else thinking about upgrading soon? or are you going to see how long it'll keep going??
     
  6. Fant

    Fant Notebook Evangelist

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    Mine still seems to going fine (other than low battery life)

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  7. IceManKent

    IceManKent Notebook Consultant

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    I have replaced my battery twice now. They sure swell up fast, even with light use. Such crap parts. At least it still works fine, except for a vertical shadow down the right part of the 4K screen. I may look at the new 2020 xps15 soon, but am disappointed that it has an even smaller battery.

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  8. jokkee

    jokkee Notebook Enthusiast

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    Mine is still going strong (knock on wood) have only had a issue with the battery once, got that changed a couple of years ago. Bought it in march 2014 and im still happy with this laptop. I do have a Samsung 850 EVO ssd.

    They keys are a little bit sticky tho, spilled some soda on the laptop awhile ago, but it works.

    I think im gonna wait for Tiger Lake before my next upgrade. I dont feel I need more speed then I have right now so im good, I bought this one so I could have a laptop that would last for some time. 6 years is kinda good.
     
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