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  # 1730826 6-Mar-2017 12:15
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It's a great product.  I just had bad luck with it.  I'd recommend it to anyone.




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  # 1730827 6-Mar-2017 12:17
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gehenna:

 

It's a great product.  I just had bad luck with it.  I'd recommend it to anyone.

 

 

 

 

I'm a bit perplexed. You had it, had problems with it, sent it back and presumably now use another device - yet you recommend it?!


 
 
 
 


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  # 1730828 6-Mar-2017 12:20
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blair003:

 

gehenna:

 

It's a great product.  I just had bad luck with it.  I'd recommend it to anyone.

 

 

 

 

I'm a bit perplexed. You had it, had problems with it, sent it back and presumably now use another device - yet you recommend it?!

 

 

Same.

 

 


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  # 1734277 10-Mar-2017 10:35
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billgates:

 

Dell XPS 15 9560 with 4K display, a true quad core CPU and GTX1050 GPU.

 

 

Would anyone know if its possible to upgrade the 256GB PCIe Solid State Drive version of this system with 1TB PCIe Solid State Drive?


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  # 1734280 10-Mar-2017 10:44
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billgates:

 

networkn:

 

Kaby Lake is coming for the HP

 

 

 

 

My understanding is that the Kaby Lake CPU HP has choose still only has dual cores.

 

 

According to HP, for interests sakes, Dual Core is the mainstream notebook option, for 2 main reasons. One is battery life and the other is there is no VPro on Quad Core Kaby Lake Mobile Processors. 

 

I'd prefer Quad-Core over Vpro and in most cases battery life too, however I'd expect the increased manageability of Vpro would be attractive for enterprises and I'd take an HP with Dual core over a Dell with Any core, every day of the week, twice on Sundays! :) 

 

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  # 1734295 10-Mar-2017 11:24
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mizzlev:

 

billgates:

 

Dell XPS 15 9560 with 4K display, a true quad core CPU and GTX1050 GPU.

 

 

Would anyone know if its possible to upgrade the 256GB PCIe Solid State Drive version of this system with 1TB PCIe Solid State Drive?

 

 

If you do it yourself yes, if you want to do it on the website depends on whether the option is there - sometimes there's an option sometimes there isn't. not sure why it's like that with Dell.





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  # 1734302 10-Mar-2017 11:33
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Thanks for your response. I don't know how to do this myself and there is no option on the website to upgrade. 

 

I have asked Dell if they could upgrade it, and obviously, they can't. Have also asked local Computer stores, who won't commit to an answer until they see the system. Which, I totally understand. 
Thought I would ask the good folks here at Geekzone. Positive news to hear it could possibly be done.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1734312 10-Mar-2017 11:42
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mizzlev:

 

Thanks for your response. I don't know how to do this myself and there is no option on the website to upgrade. 

 

I have asked Dell if they could upgrade it, and obviously, they can't. Have also asked local Computer stores, who won't commit to an answer until they see the system. Which, I totally understand. 
Thought I would ask the good folks here at Geekzone. Positive news to hear it could possibly be done.

 

 

That's because you need to know the exact type of SSD. I've lost count how many kinds there are now .. let's see ...

 

SATA 2 2.5"9mm, SATA3 2.5" 9mm and 7mm, mSATA, PCIe [I'm guessing there are 2 kinds one for desktop one for laptops??], m.2, u.2 .... !

 

But yes get the right one, and with a bit of drive cloning hardware and software, voila.





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mizzlev:

 

Thanks for your response. I don't know how to do this myself and there is no option on the website to upgrade. 

 

I have asked Dell if they could upgrade it, and obviously, they can't. Have also asked local Computer stores, who won't commit to an answer until they see the system. Which, I totally understand. 
Thought I would ask the good folks here at Geekzone. Positive news to hear it could possibly be done.

 

 

That's because you need to know the exact type of SSD. I've lost count how many kinds there are now .. let's see ...

 

SATA 2 2.5"9mm, SATA3 2.5" 9mm and 7mm, mSATA, PCIe [I'm guessing there are 2 kinds one for desktop one for laptops??], m.2, u.2 .... !

 

But yes get the right one, and with a bit of drive cloning hardware and software, voila.

 

 

Thanks for the information and super fast response joker97. Appreciated. 


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  # 1734319 10-Mar-2017 11:48
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A lot of devices are sealed units, it's not just a matter of removing a cover and replacing a device with a connector. I would not even consider doing this myself, and I am qualified to do it. With the selection of devices around, I'd look for one that suited your requirements. 

 

 


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  # 1734321 10-Mar-2017 11:52
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A lot of devices are sealed units, it's not just a matter of removing a cover and replacing a device with a connector. I would not even consider doing this myself, and I am qualified to do it. With the selection of devices around, I'd look for one that suited your requirements. 

 

 

 

 

Assuming a device can be opened with ease (I know the XPS 15 can because I've got one), would an SSD be soldered on? Some RAM are but SSD too you reckon?

 

The main issue I see is the cloning process - in the past I just clone directly onto the new SSD but I am guessing it needs to be backed up onto an external drive and restored onto the new SSD using windows complete PC backup and restore.





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  # 1734331 10-Mar-2017 12:02
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networkn:

 

A lot of devices are sealed units, it's not just a matter of removing a cover and replacing a device with a connector. I would not even consider doing this myself, and I am qualified to do it. With the selection of devices around, I'd look for one that suited your requirements. 

 

 

 

 

Assuming a device can be opened with ease (I know the XPS 15 can because I've got one), would an SSD be soldered on? Some RAM are but SSD too you reckon?

 

The main issue I see is the cloning process - in the past I just clone directly onto the new SSD but I am guessing it needs to be backed up onto an external drive and restored onto the new SSD using windows complete PC backup and restore.

 

 

 

 

Yes. All my devices have Shadowprotect so I would restore that way anyway, but if it were a new machine I'd likely just restore from the recovery disks or something. 

 

I've not seen SSD's soldered in, though I imagine in some rare cases they might. 

 

Rule of thumb, I would refuse to do an upgrade of a Unibody device for fear of voiding it's warranty. 

 

When customers buy Toshiba's from us and want upgrades, we send them to the Toshiba Service center who are reasonably priced and protects the customer and us, from liability in the event of an issue. 

 

My best guess is that budget isn't the OP's primary concern, so I wouldn't buy a unit that didn't have enough storage, any more than I would buy a processor less powerful than I'd need, or less memory than I felt I required.

 

 


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I'm a bit perplexed. You had it, had problems with it, sent it back and presumably now use another device - yet you recommend it?!

 

 

Yep, not that hard a concept really.  I loved it, it was fantastic.  But I had a hardware issue so I returned it.  I got another, it had a hardware issue, I returned it.  At that point my needs had already changed so I got an iPad.  I would have definitely stuck with the Surface Book if it met my needs, and I'm happy to recommend it to anyone if it meets their needs.  I know many people who haven't had hardware issues with it, so I chalk mine up to bad luck.  It's an utterly fantastic device.  




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It certainly makes more sense now that you've explained you went with a replacement tablet rather than notebook or hybrid.

 

Looks like a sweet device, but for NZ$5100 for the 512GB SSD model with an 18-month old CPU (for the newest performance base version), it's a bit of a hard sell.

 

Other than that my main potential issues would be with the noise and maybe the connectivity options. Is only having 2xUSB3 ports going to be an issue over the next few years (i.e. no thunderbolt)? The full sized SD card slot is a big plus though and I don't currently miss not having thunderbolt.

 

 


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Personally I would look at:

 

HP Elitebook series. Anything business series, with business warranties. 3/3/3. I would also get a decent docking solution. Stay away from USB3 or any type of USB dock. They work, but they are not ideal.

 

I hear MS Surface is good as well. They look flash, and have those casting HDMI cables which make them great for presentations. MS also are good at providing replacement machines if they go faulty as well. But get it from an authorised reseller so this applies, don't get a parallel imported one.

 

The difference between skylake and kaby lake is pretty much a joke. A 6th Gen Intel chip is on par with a 7th. The only difference is there is some usb-c support with kaby lake and the chips might be clocked 0.2Ghz higher, the architecture is still exactly the same, so dont get too strung up on it.

 

Get 16GB of ram. I got 8 on my macbook pro, its enough (just) but if you plan for the machine to last you 3-4 years then you want to get 16GB or more. Get a decent size SSD Too.

 

 


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