XPS 9560: FHD vs 4K

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  1. JokerPower

    JokerPower Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello!

    I have the opportunity to buy one of these with 25% discount

    FHD:
    http://www.dell.com/ie/p/xps-15-9560-laptop/pd?oc=cnx95606&model_id=xps-15-9560-laptop

    Original price: 1799
    With discount: 1349

    4K
    http://www.dell.com/ie/p/xps-15-9560-laptop/pd?oc=cnx95604&model_id=xps-15-9560-laptop

    Original price: 2149
    With discount: 1611

    My requirements are:
    - portability
    - working with Office documents, presentations
    - run at decent frames games like StarCraft II, CS Go, Battlefield

    I've thought about Alienware, which also is available at 25% off, but it's too bulky, I mean 4,4 kg or so.. c'mon

    Some people say XPS 4K is better at color reproduction, response time is better and it's more stylish. But at the same time it's more vulnerable to reflections..

    What do you think?
     
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    FHD is usually better unless you really need the colour accuracy. Though for gaming, keep in mind that the XPS 15 does suffer from VRM throttling. There's a reason why Alienware machines are large - they have proper cooling which doesn't require modding to keep the VRMs or components from throttling.
     
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    I believe that throttling is a problem when gaming at highest settings

    I'm also inclined to FHD
     
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    Ramzay Notebook Connoisseur

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    I would personally go with the FHD. While the 4K has better colour reproduction, its not like the FHD is terrible, and the 4K is apparently very glossy, which can make for a hard time viewing it in bright conditions. Plus the battery life takes a hefty hit. And it's a rather substantial price premium. You're also going to have to scale it to 1080p for games anyway.
     
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    Throttling has nothing to do with settings. It has everything to do with the VRMs not being able to cool themselves and support the CPU drawing full wattage.
     
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    So you're saying it's unplayable?
     
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    I'm saying it needs quite a bid of work to get it to not drop down to 1.4GHz on the CPU under load.
     
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