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Dell XPS 15 9550 Laptop $1799 32GB RAM + 1TB SSD at B&H Photo studio (so no tax in most states)

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I've been eyeing the latest 9560 for a while and I've seen it for 1999$ on costco. This is one generation behind but for 1799$ I think it is a slick deal. especially since with b&h most states don't have tax.
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The deal of $1,999 for xps 15 9560 is better than this personally, good deal still.
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For paying this much and only getting a 960 seems almost criminal. At this price you should get a 1080 easy.

Heck lower the RAM and get a better graphics card. 32 is overkill
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For paying this much and only getting a 960 seems almost criminal. At this price you should get a 1080 easy.

Heck lower the RAM and get a better graphics card. 32 is overkill
I don't understand why someone always says this in these threads. Laptops are made for different purposes. I personally do not game on my laptop. Instead I'm editing several large images in Photoshop and layouts in InDesign.

I don't need a 1080 to generate heat, add a ton of weight, and kill battery life. As long as the 960 can drive my 3 monitors (which it can) I'm fine with it. And the extra 16 GB of RAM really helps when I have several large TIFF/RAW images open at once.

All that said, I think the 9560 from Costco is a better deal. If you're already spending $1,800-2,000, get the updated processor and video card and future proof the laptop a bit more.
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For paying this much and only getting a 960 seems almost criminal. At this price you should get a 1080 easy.

Heck lower the RAM and get a better graphics card. 32 is overkill
Please help me find a 15 inch laptop with aluminum build and 1.8cm thin with a GTX 1080.
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dang. i thought this was for the 9560 and got all excited.
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For paying this much and only getting a 960 seems almost criminal. At this price you should get a 1080 easy.

Heck lower the RAM and get a better graphics card. 32 is overkill
If you said 1050 I would have agreed, but a 1080 would require fundamental changes to this product.

Anyway I own the 9550 and it's solid. I genuinely love this machine. It was shaky at first but a year of driver updates has set it straight.
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2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core. don't we get 4.0 GHz?
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2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core. don't we get 4.0 GHz?
This is the notebook version of the i7-6700, as noted by the HQ (Q being quad core). The desktop version, i7-6700K is 4 GHz but uses a lot more power.
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I hope everyone is seeing the tax savings here. For me the costco deal with tax is almost 2200. So the diff is 400$ for the previous generation which is a good price

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The deal of $1,999 for xps 15 9560 is better than this personally, good deal still.
don't forget the tax savings of 200$
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this is a stupid deal... Dell has these on sale all the time, new or reburb with coupon. Investing that much money on old hardware is just plain dumb, specially when it can be had for a lot less.
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This isn't a deal, my friend got one from the Dell website new, with 16gb of ram instead of 32gb but everything else the same for $1500 5 months ago.
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I got this XPS 9550 with 16gb ram open box at BB for $1348 after tax 6 months ago. I had to sign up for a BB cc but I got an extra 20% off the original price. This is a solid laptop that works for great for solidworks and AutoCAD.
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bought one for 32g 1tb ssd 4k touchscreen xps 9550 few weeks ago for about 1699,good notebook overall, but i'm experiencing some compatibility issues with its killer wifi. would replace it with intel 8265
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Dell released a Thunderbolt 3 data transfer rate list. It shows which systems have the hardware crippled 2 PCIe lanes and which have 4 PCIe lanes. The systems like the 9550 have the Thunderbolt 3 chips wired to only 2 PCIe lanes giving it only 16 Gbps throughput meaning that any eGPU attached to it runs at less than half the speed needed to run an eGPU properly.

http://www.dell.com/support/artic...te?lang=EN

There is a note on that Dell page that says 2 PCIe lanes can do 20 Gbps but testing has shown that 16 Gbps is the true speed:

NOTE: Systems with the 2 lane design will only support up to 20gbps data transfers over PCIe devices such as external hard drives or video cards that use PCIe. Systems with 4 lane design will support up to 40gbps of data transfer over PCIe depending on the device in use.

Here is a forum thread discussing the problem:
https://egpu.io/forums/pc-setup/x...3/paged/1/
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