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  # 1696097 29-Dec-2016 11:11
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I've ordered the one above and will let you know how it goes. Not worried about the reflective screen as I am used to my current touch screen. And for me the lower battery life is not an issue.

 

Will keep 'an ear out' for the coil whine issue.


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  # 1696099 29-Dec-2016 11:32
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YvonneW:

 

I've ordered the one above and will let you know how it goes. Not worried about the reflective screen as I am used to my current touch screen. And for me the lower battery life is not an issue.

 

Will keep 'an ear out' for the coil whine issue.

 

 

I've had the first device with coil whine, it really doesn't bother me at all. Unless you want a silent device like an ipad, the laptop fans annoy me more than any whine. Maybe I have hearing loss and can't hear any high pitched dog whistles perhaps. 





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  # 1696762 31-Dec-2016 12:10
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Clearly I was looking at these at sale prices. The prices have gone up quite a bit (back to normal?) Unless I've misread some sort of cash back deal.

 

 

 

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So I've narrowed it down to the 3 XPS 13's.

 

All have I7,

 

Now $3199 $2719 for the 512GB with 16GB of Ram and touchscreen

 

Now $2699 $2294 for 256GB and 8GB of Ram, touchscreen

 

Now $2499 $1999 for 256GB and 8GB of ram, no touchscreen. 

 

I would say my budget is $2500, but is it worth stretching it to get the bigger hard drive and more ram?

 




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  # 1696764 31-Dec-2016 12:15
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Alright. I've narrowed it down to a few. Currently on mobile so the links might look messy, I'll try fix it up. The first one has everything I want, except 15" screen. Second one has a 1TB HD + 128SSD. Not sure how effective both of them are together?

https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/asus-zenbook-ux310ua-gl079t-13-3-laptop-intel-i5-6200u-8gb/26149350


https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/asus-x-series-x550vx-dm258t-15-6-gaming-laptop-intel-core-i7-6700hq-8gb-gtx-950m-2gb/26167225

http://www.jbhifi.co.nz/computers/lenovo/ideapad-710s-13-inch-notebook-sku-319314/

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  # 1696766 31-Dec-2016 12:41
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mudguard:

Clearly I was looking at these at sale prices. The prices have gone up quite a bit (back to normal?) Unless I've misread some sort of cash back deal.


 


mudguard:


 


So I've narrowed it down to the 3 XPS 13's.


All have I7,


Now $3199 $2719 for the 512GB with 16GB of Ram and touchscreen


Now $2699 $2294 for 256GB and 8GB of Ram, touchscreen


Now $2499 $1999 for 256GB and 8GB of ram, no touchscreen. 


I would say my budget is $2500, but is it worth stretching it to get the bigger hard drive and more ram?




Yes they were boxing day sale prices. If you want i have a recently cancelled order for the $1999 model maybe you can take it over




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  # 1697561 2-Jan-2017 13:37
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I've been using my new (refurbished from the Dell Outlet) XPS13 for a couple of days now.

 

I've not noticed any whine.

 

The Bundle I bought said XPS 13 6th generation Intel core i7-6560u (4M Cache, up to 3.2GHz). The info on the laptop says CPU @ 2.2 GHz. Is that the same?

 

One thing does bother me though. It gets very hot. I can feel the heat in the top couple of rows on the key board and underneath where the vents are. I am using a tray, not sitting it on my lap. I have read that they are known for getting hot.

 

Is this a defect? (I am within my first 15 days and could return to Dell)

 

Is it OK? or will it effect the laptop long term?

 

I am happy with it other than the above. Advice please, and thank you.


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  # 1697563 2-Jan-2017 13:43
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Got the in-laws a HP ProBook 440 - perhaps going one step up might be good if you want better video than just the Intel adapter. But really nice machines for non-professional use.





 
 
 
 


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  # 1697583 2-Jan-2017 14:38
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I have an XPS 15 (mid 2016, 1080p non-touch) and it seems like every single coil in the thing must whine. Especially when connected to the AC adapter.

 

That's not really an issue compared to how terrible the screen ghosting is, though.





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  # 1697653 2-Jan-2017 16:14
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YvonneW:

I've been using my new (refurbished from the Dell Outlet) XPS13 for a couple of days now.


I've not noticed any whine.


The Bundle I bought said XPS 13 6th generation Intel core i7-6560u (4M Cache, up to 3.2GHz). The info on the laptop says CPU @ 2.2 GHz. Is that the same?


One thing does bother me though. It gets very hot. I can feel the heat in the top couple of rows on the key board and underneath where the vents are. I am using a tray, not sitting it on my lap. I have read that they are known for getting hot.


Is this a defect? (I am within my first 15 days and could return to Dell)


Is it OK? or will it effect the laptop long term?


I am happy with it other than the above. Advice please, and thank you.



I don't know how hot is hot to you but unless you have a MacBook, all laptops get very warm. Everything in there generates heat. Luckily it doesn't have a dedicated gpu otherwise you could cook on it.




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  # 1697701 2-Jan-2017 17:03
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Thank you, I'll not worry then.

 

Just out of interest, why don't MacBooks get hot?


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  # 1697723 2-Jan-2017 17:45
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Not sure, don't own one. I could be wrong, that's what my memory tells me from reading laptop comparisons.




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  # 1699179 6-Jan-2017 08:33
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Funny enough the only time my MacBook Pro gets hot is when I bootcamp. I don't put it under any real stress mind you.


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  # 1699195 6-Jan-2017 09:02
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lxsw20:

 

Funny enough the only time my MacBook Pro gets hot is when I bootcamp. I don't put it under any real stress mind you.

 

 

I've read a lot of reviews that said something about the unibody of the Mac being used as a giant heat sink or something. But I think to myself, the only way it doesn't get hot when stressed is if it never gets stressed ie massively throttled like the iMacs ;p





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  # 1699218 6-Jan-2017 09:46
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If you say so man. Not heard of them being artificially throttled before. 


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