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  Reply # 1836031 2-Aug-2017 19:26
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Just a slight twist on my previous thoughts. I'd been after a small, high powered and light laptop. But now that I'm down to lugging one work laptop around (instead of two), so I was pondering going to the other end of the scale. IE from 13" to around 17"-18". I don't play games, but want to do some strictly amateur video and photo editing (if I can ever take a clear photo with my wee Sony).
Does anyone use or travel with a large laptop on a regular basis?

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  Reply # 1836059 2-Aug-2017 20:31
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I'ma Dell user. Buy lots of Dell. If you go Dell, you would get Dell Inspiron 15 7000 aka Dell Gaming Laptop. Coz it comes with the desktop Nvidia 1050 Ti for your video editing. You could also get Dell XPS 15, very expensive.





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  Reply # 1839550 5-Aug-2017 16:15
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I'ma Dell user. Buy lots of Dell. If you go Dell, you would get Dell Inspiron 15 7000 aka Dell Gaming Laptop. Coz it comes with the desktop Nvidia 1050 Ti for your video editing. You could also get Dell XPS 15, very expensive.

 

 

 

 

Cool thanks for that. I had a look at the 17" version. That's getting up there in price, it seems as the get bigger (and presumably games focused) they also seem to get more industrial looking as well. 


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  Reply # 1869614 20-Sep-2017 17:38
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I have an XPS 15, bought back in Feb this year. Ever since i got it, have had (admittedly minor) issues, and after literally months of phone calls and technician visits they’ve offered me a refund.

It was the 512gb, 16gb, 4K touchscreen version, and i honestly really liked it. However Dell p#@$ed me off with the way that they dealt with the problems (literally took over half a year to offer a refund and never a replacement), so now i’m considering other options.

Has anyone tried any of the competitors and want to recommend them? Price range would be $3250-$3750. Would possibly consider a MacBook Pro, but i do struggle with the exceedingly high cost vs specs compared with a windows machine. I’ve had windows computers all my life, but still open to either.

Similar specs to the XPS would be ideal, including dedicated graphics

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  Reply # 1869617 20-Sep-2017 17:41
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All the windows laptops I've had had minor problems since Win 8. Win 7 no problems. If you don't ask for a refund or replacement how would they know you want a refund or replacement for "minor problems"? They cannot read minds you know.





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  Reply # 1869636 20-Sep-2017 18:16
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I purposefullly didn’t go into detail of the lengthy process as it’s not relevant to this thread, but suffice to say i asked a long time ago for a replacement. A summary would be: many hours on the phone doing driver updates etc and literally running through the exact same troubleshooting steps on multiple different occasions, a replacement screen, another replacement screen, a replacement motherboard, a replacement bottom panel.

I notified them of the problem 8 months ago, and first asked for a replacement around 4-5months ago.

Anyway, i didn’t intend to come here and complain about Dell, just to see if anyone could suggest an alternative from their experiences

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  Reply # 1869643 20-Sep-2017 18:33
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Good on you. The fact of the matter is, I've never used a windows laptop better than Dell XPSes, other than The old macbook pros. Have not touched the new macbooks with the chic keys. Every laptop I've used have had driver/bios issues of some sort. Were your troubles related to too much sleep or lack of sleep (of laptop) or screen related?





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  Reply # 1869656 20-Sep-2017 18:45
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Yeah I’m considering the option of getting my refund and then just buying the same again, but after they mucked me around I’d like to “stick it to the man” even though they won’t even notice.. I do have insight into the fact that I might just be sticking it to myself by buying something I won’t like as much out of principle.

It started with screen flickering, and then ended with troubles related to having been pulled apart too many times. I now have a fan that rattles at mid range speeds (watching YouTube videos is particularly noticeable), and a chassis that clicks when I pick it up on one particular side.

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  Reply # 1869669 20-Sep-2017 19:00
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Ah that's no good. Just know that the next model is potentially better :) was yours the 7700 with the desktop 1050 GPU? That combo is very powerful.





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  Reply # 1869681 20-Sep-2017 19:04
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That's the one. Apple comparable specs are about 1500 more expensive (I bought it originally for 3000)

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