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Topic # 196036 17-May-2016 05:09
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Hi, Im thinking of getting one of these:

 

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2016-DELL-XPS-15-9550-15-6-FHD-InfinityEdge-i5-6300HQ-8GB-1TB-SSHD-GTX-960M-Wrty-/111921466276?hash=item1a0f0a0ba4:g:RMMAAOSwKtVWv~R7

 

 

 

cant find them cheaper anywhere, just not sure if its too risky as if its DoA it quite expensive for return shipping.

 

Thanks


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  Reply # 1553882 17-May-2016 07:09
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 Have you calculated the total cost? I bet it's not much cheaper than getting new here




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  Reply # 1553884 17-May-2016 07:12
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yeah it comes to 1620, they only sell the next model up here and its 2800 but its an i7 with ssd and larger battery


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  Reply # 1553889 17-May-2016 07:28
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Still cheaper with the import / customs fees? Posting back to the USA can be done for a moderate price with mail.





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  Reply # 1553891 17-May-2016 07:38
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Not of its got a battery it can't. Anything battery and they make you courier at stupid prices.




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  Reply # 1553903 17-May-2016 08:21
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Not worth it. I got a slightly better spec one (6700HQ, 16GB RAM, 6-cell battery, but only a 512GB SSD instead of a 1TB one) for $1800 direct from Dell.





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  Reply # 1553904 17-May-2016 08:21
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Too expensive for a refurbished unit - after shipping, duties, and GST.

 

It's a very good netbook.

 

Buy locally.

 

 





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  Reply # 1553908 17-May-2016 08:39
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In relation to XPS units, I can tell you that most of them have what is called "coil whine". It is an electrical-sounding buzz that you just can't get rid of. Google the words and you will see there is plenty of complaints. It seems to be a characteristic of Dell, sadly.

 

 


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  Reply # 1553927 17-May-2016 09:21
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In relation to XPS units, I can tell you that most of them have what is called "coil whine". It is an electrical-sounding buzz that you just can't get rid of. Google the words and you will see there is plenty of complaints. It seems to be a characteristic of Dell, sadly.

 

 

 

My XP13 does not buzz  smile





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  Reply # 1553934 17-May-2016 09:29
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heavenlywild:

 

In relation to XPS units, I can tell you that most of them have what is called "coil whine". It is an electrical-sounding buzz that you just can't get rid of. Google the words and you will see there is plenty of complaints. It seems to be a characteristic of Dell, sadly.

 

 

 

 

I have not experienced that on my 2016 Dell





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  Reply # 1553940 17-May-2016 09:38
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^It really depends on the person. Some may not hear it until you point it out, or some may not hear it at all (the lucky ones!).

 

Anyway, a quick google search will yield plenty of complaints in this area. Just something to consider, that is all.


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  Reply # 1554131 17-May-2016 13:39
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heavenlywild:

 

In relation to XPS units, I can tell you that most of them have what is called "coil whine". It is an electrical-sounding buzz that you just can't get rid of. Google the words and you will see there is plenty of complaints. It seems to be a characteristic of Dell, sadly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My xps15 doesn't do this.


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  Reply # 1554198 17-May-2016 15:28
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 My Church has a Dell XPS not to sure the model version but it's fantastic and powerful, although looking at the specs in the link, the one we has much higher specs 


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