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2. Cable Matters USB C to HDMI Adapter (USB-C to HDMI Adapter) Supporting 4K 60Hz in Black - Thunderbolt 3 Port Compatible with MacBook Pro, Dell XPS 13, 15 and More

  • USBC to HDMI adapter connects a USB-C enabled smartphone, tablet or computer to an HDTV, monitor or projector with HDMI input; Driver free installation with no external software drivers required or power required with this HDMI USB C adapter; Windows computers may need updated USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 drivers from the manufacturer to work properly with this USB C HDMI adapter.
  • USB-C to HDMI cable adapter supports 4K 60Hz resolution; USB-C HDMI adapter is backwards compatible to 720, 1080p; HDMI USB-C adapter supports High Definition Audio a full range of audio types, including SACD, DVD-Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, and Dolby TrueHD; Low-profile HDMI to USBC adapter clicks into place for a snug and secure connection.
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) support with the new Microsoft Surface Pro 7 2-in-1 laptop
  • Dell companion Thunderbolt 3 to HDMI adapter weighs less than 1 ounce; USB Type-C to HDMI adapter connects to monitors in the conference room or classroom; USB C to HDMI cable adapter is compatible with popular Dell models with Thunderbolt 3 portsincluding the Dell XPS 12 9250, 13 9350/9360/9365, 15 9550/9560, Latitude 5480/5580/7275/7280/7370/7480/7520/7720/E5570, Precision 3520/15 3510/5510/M7510, 17 M7710, Alienware 13/15/17
  • USB-C & Thunderbolt 3 port compatible HDMI to USB C adapter for the 2016/2017 MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, Aspire Switch 12 S/R13, V15/V17 Nitro, TravelMate P648, Predator 15/17/17X, Chromebook R 13, ROG GL/G5/G7/GX/Strix, ZenBook Pro UX501VW, ZenBook 3 Deluxe/Pro, Transformer 3 Pro, Schenker XMG, Chromebook Flip C302, Gigabyte Aorus X5 15, BRIX/BRIX S, Razer Blade/Stealth/Pro, Samsung NP900X5N, Notebook Odyssey, Notebook 9 15 Inch, FUJITSU Workstation CELSIUS H760
Cable Matters USB C to HDMI Adapter (USB-C to HDMI Adapter) Supporting 4K 60Hz in Black - Thunderbolt 3 Port Compatible with MacBook Pro, Dell XPS 13, 15 and More
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7. Cable Matters USB C Multiport Adapter (USB C Dock with USB C to HDMI or USB C to VGA), USB 3.0 and Ethernet Black - USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 Port Compatible with MacBook Pro, Dell XPS 13, 15 and More

  • USBC hub with HDMI adds Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, and an HDMI or VGA video port over a single USB-C connection; USB-C hub HDMI requires DisplayPort Alternate Mode support to view video over USB-C. MacOS requires a driver download for the Mini USB-C Dock Ethernet function. Newly released Windows computers may require BIOS Thunderbolt 3 firmware, Thunderbolt 3 driver, and Intel Graphics driver update from the computer manufacturer to work properly with this USBC Dock.
  • 4K HDMI video + Ethernet+ USB 3.0 portson the USB C to HDMI adapter connect the latest to legacy equipment; USB C hub with HDMI supports 4K UHD (3840x2160 @ 30Hz) over HDMI and Gigabit Ethernet network connectivity for a Wi-Fi alternative; HDMI to USB C adapter connect a flash drive, mouse, or a smartphone; USB Type C adapter syncs files to a computer with the USB 3.0 port.
  • Dell companion Thunderbolt 3 hub with HDMI and VGA weighs less than 1 ounce; USBC hub with HDMI and VGA connects to monitors in the conference room or classroom; USB C dongle is compatible with popular Dell models with Thunderbolt 3 portsincluding the Dell XPS 12 9250, 13 9350/9360/9365, 15 9550/9560, Latitude 5480/5580/7275/7280/7370/7480/7520/7720/E5570, Precision 3520/15 3510/5510/M7510, 17 M7710, Alienware 13/15/17
  • USB-C & Thunderbolt 3 port compatible USB C HDMI hub for the MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, iPad Pro, Aspire Switch, Predator 15/17/17X, Chromebook Flip C302, Chromebook R13, Pixelbook 2, Pixel Slate Tablet, ROG GL/G5/G7/GX/Strix, ZenBook Pro UX501VW, Transformer 3 Pro, Surface Book 2, Gigabyte Aorus X5 15, X7 DT 17, BRIX/BRIX S, Razer Blade/Stealth/Pro, Samsung Notebook Odyssey, Notebook 9 15 Inch
  • USB Type C hub with HDMI and VGA also compatible with HP Elite X2 1012 G1/G2, Z1 Workstation G3, Spectre 13.3/x360, EliteBook 1040 G4/X360 G2/X 360 1020 G2/Folio G1, ZBook 17 /15 /Studio, Envy 27 All-in-One, Legion Y720, IdeaPad Y900, Miix 720, ThinkPad P 50/70, T 470/470S/570, X270, X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga, Yoga 370/900/910, MSI Phantom Pro, Ghost Pro, Stealth Pro, Titan Pro, Dominator Pro, Samsung Galaxy S10/S10+/S10e, Galaxy S9/S9+, Galaxy S8/S8+, Galaxy Note 9/Note 8
Cable Matters USB C Multiport Adapter (USB C Dock with USB C to HDMI or USB C to VGA), USB 3.0 and Ethernet Black - USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 Port Compatible with MacBook Pro, Dell XPS 13, 15 and More
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u/pacotacoman · 1 pointr/Dell

Personally I think it is worth it, especially if you do what I did. I bought mine off ebay from bestbuy as an open box, cost me 850ish dollars plus tax and an upgrade to next day shipping, which brought the total up to about $950.

At that price, for me its unarguable. If it had been like 1200 or so, i might of had to think about it. But at that price, it seems like one of the best choices out there.

It was indeed open box but mine came in perfect condition. You might not like this option, but it is a way to get it much cheaper. The sale price seems to change every so often

But despite the open box, I was able to get the full premium plus warranty from dell for it for roughly 4 years (3 years 7 months or so, due to the fact it was open box I believe.)

I think the ram should be upgraded however at least if you get into ram intensive tasks. And they do offer a 16gb ram openbox and new option from the bestbuy ebay store, and I am sure if you hunt around you will find an openbox at a physical bestbuy location if you look.

If anything my ram was the only down side to this buy. But I intended to upgrade this anyhow and will be using crucial's compatibility guarantee program to make my purchase of 32gb of ram. This ram issue might not be a problem for you, however I run VM's for work and genuinely need the extra ram for things to actually run or the VM's have a high likelihood of not running or crashing.

I also dropped a 2 TB seagate firecuda hard-drive (SSHD) in my laptop with no problem ( I disabled UEFI secure boot and made sure the bios was up to date, and it worked perfectly on the first try). 96$ from amazon. I got probably 1tb worth of games on it already :P.

Going with an 8gb model gave me a few advantages as well, for example this laptop seems to come with dual sticks of ram no matter if you buy the 16gb or 8gb model. IF you want to upgrade to 32gb of ram, expect to throw away the old ram. Also the 8gb version came with a 256gb ssd, which is not a bad size and one less thing I have to worry about upgrading. Consider that I have used 98gb on my installation already...

So overall for my particular case, if I went with the 16gb version, in the matter of a month or two the following things would of happened.

I would of thrown out the ram, as I need the 32gb of ram and cannot reuse the old sticks in this particular latptop after an upgrade.

I would of thrown out the SSD, because just my base install I have done now would of ate all of the storage space. For reference I am using 98gb of ssd space, and have only 1 game installed on the ssd (csgo)

And I would of thrown out the HDD, because my base install has already used the entire storage space that drive would of provided. For reference I used about 1tb of storage already but I do have like most of my games installed (something like 47 games). I did that because I can lol, The other 1tb is dedicated to VM's and production related stuff.

Your end result might not be the same, if you are not intending to use it for the type of work like I do, you might have an advantage going with the 16GB model instead. Each person's usage and goals will differ.

There are some things to consider however

This thing does not have the ultimate battery life of like 10 hours you can find on other laptops.

I find that it lasts anywhere from 3~4 or so.

You cannot play games while on battery, at least not on anything close to high or medium settings without huge frame rate drops. And expect gaming to eat battery life much quicker.

I am saying this because, if you have never had a gaming laptop, you should be informed to expect this. My alienware had the same issue on both performance and battery life.

I did find a way to cheat this, by buying one of these.

it gave me at least an hour maybe hour and a half of gaming time, and I suspect it will give 4~8 more hours of normal web browsing usage but I haven't tried it fully yet. It can be very useful if you are mobile and need to use your laptop for production. However I don't think you can bring it on carry-on at an airport due to the restrictions of battery sizes by TSA, you should be able to put it in checked luggage however.

Other than the battery life, I personally cannot find too many cons about this laptop. It seems to be a solid performer overall, and has all the modern features you need like the fancy new thunderbolt connection (40Gbps), and support for NVME high speed drives as well as a regular 2.5" drive (as long as its 7mm or less in thickness) . And the build quality seems very good.

Its not very flashy and the cost to performance ratio is way up there. It has the amazing 10 series nvidia graphics card and ddr4 ram and the latest generation intel processor with an insane 12 cores and even turbo boosts on 6 cores up to something like 3.9 ghz which is pretty fast.

Overall its not a bad piece of kit, and I don't think you can build a desktop for much cheaper than this with very similar specs. That is to say, I don't think its way over priced. Unlike the alienware 15 with almost the same specs for 1800

I will say however,

One of the other options is the Acer predator

I might of made your decision harder, but there are videos comparing these two and some others at the same time. It might be worth the look at them, overall your going to have to decide what you like more. They basically come down to preference. There are a few laptops with these specs at this price range. For me, the dell has the understated look that can pass for professional, the capability I needed, and a brand I really trust, so it was a no brainier.


But at the end, they are all going to be great bang for your buck, the pricing on this and the other direct competitors to this laptop are solid imo.

I don't know about the reliability of the others, I don't remember having to replace lots of parts in the other brands. Only HP has really had some serious bunks that I can remember, I changed way more HP motherboards than any other laptop. But I have owned Dell's and they never failed me so I stick by what I know is usually solid..

No matter what you get, if you intend to keep it many years. You need to get the warranty and max it out if you can. If you intend to keep it as long as you say, you will want accident protection and everything, and make sure you read reviews on the warranties. You don't want to find out after you break it that the warranty you got is bulls#$%. Dell has a lot of business contracts, and they have solid warranties there, and as a result those solid warranties trickle down to consumers as well. I know I've had nothing but the best warranty support from them.


On a side note, here are a few few recommended accessories to protect your laptop no matter what you buy, its not a bad idea to get something like the following

Hardened glass screen protector

Water and dust Resistant keyboard cover to give an extra step against a drop of water penetrating the keyboard and ruining the motherboard underneath.

It should be noted that I do not get paid for any of these items, you'll notice none of them are links to a compensated account somewhere.

I just like dell products and have had good experiences with them. This is just another case of a product that I think is great and worth the money.

u/shiny_roc · 1 pointr/Dell

If you're at all handy, it's really easy to do the upgrades yourself. Here's a YouTube video showing how. The video is for last year's 9570 model, but the upgrade process is identical. Skip the WiFi chip upgrade unless you have specific problems (rare) that can't be resolved with the process I linked above (exceedingly rare).

You have a ton of options for RAM and SSD - so many that it can be quite overwhelming. You have to be careful to get compatible memory, whereas basically any SSD that fits will work. Performance will be roughly the same across RAM kits, but the SSD has more of a performance range. I'll link some examples. Since your link is for Dell Canada, I'll just use Amazon Canada for examples because I know it works.


Before you pick upgrades

If you can get the screen, processor, battery, and discrete graphics card you want simultaneously, start with 8 GB RAM and a 256 GB SSD and upgrade both aftermarket (go straight for 1 TB on the SSD upgrade). If you can't drop lower than a 512 GB SSD to get right screen/processor/battery/dGPU combination, instead go with the 512 GB SSD and keep that initially unless you know you need 1 TB. You can upgrade later, although it is a little tricky logistically - if you'd prefer to save yourself the potential hassle, upgrading to aftermarket 1 TB immediately is defensible.

Consider starting with 8 or 16 GB of RAM and, if the option is available for the rest of the config you want, a 512 GB SSD. If you get a model with 8 GB RAM, you can pull out the 2x4 GB sticks and put in a single 16 GB stick instead. If you decide you need 32 GB later, you can pop in a second identical 16 GB stick. (Two modules is technically faster than one, but the performance difference is negligible. Don't worry about it.) If the screen/processor/battery/GPU you want only come on a model with 16 GB RAM, just start with that and buy an upgrade later if you need more elbow room. Very few people need 32 GB - an example of that use case is if you're running multiple virtual machines simultaneously and have to have them locally rather than spinning up just what you need in The Cloud.

Similarly, though not to as great an extent, 1 TB is a lot of disk space. Do you need that much? If you don't have hundreds of gigabytes of media you want to store locally or keep >2 AAA games installed simultaneously, you're probably fine with 512 GB. Again, you can always upgrade later, although the logistics are trickier if you want to save all your old data.



Crucial is a solid choice. Crucial's website has a nice compatibility picker for the XPS 15 7590, but since they don't handle Canadian customs for you, here's an Amazon CA link (32 GB selected, but you can pick 1x16 instead of 2x16).



You need an m.2 2280 NVMe SSD. Nearly any SSD fitting those parameters will work. If you're going to aftermarket-upgrade the SSD, go straight for 1 TB (or more if you really need more). I have heard very good things about the Silicon Power P34A80 (review, purchase) and the Adata XPG SX8200 Pro (review, purchase). Note that the SX8200 Pro is double-sided, but it has been reported to fit and work just fine in an XPS 9570 and so should work in a 7590 as well.



You didn't ask about this, but since you're going to save a bunch of money on the RAM and SSD, consider whether your use case merits treating yourself to a 4K display for a fair chunk of the cost you just saved :-P

If you need >10 hours of battery runtime, skip 4K. Otherwise it's really nice. Text is amazingly crisp, which I have found lets me run at 175% display scaling and still read comfortably. (Windows 10 default is 125% for 1080p and 250% for 4K). There are a small number of applications that don't do well with UI scaling, which makes 4K a less-than-great choice for those, but you can always drop back to 1080p just while using those applications if you really have to. It'll look pretty good because 4K is an exact multiplier of 1080p.


Base Models

I'm not listing prices because they change too frequently. Just check the links.

  • 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, 1080p display. At the time of this writing, there's a sale on the next model up that makes it cheaper to buy 16 GB/256 GB, so just do that. If it changes, you have this as a starting point.
  • 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, 1080p display.
  • 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, 4K OLED display. I went with 4K touch (IPS rather than OLED) because I'm paranoid about OLED burn-in. It's probably fine, but if you're worried about it, the IPS panel is theoretically safer and still gorgeous. Unfortunately it doesn't look like the IPS panel is available in Canada without paying out the nose for stock 32 GB RAM and 1 TB SSD.
u/jezpakani · 1 pointr/Dell

I chose to go with the i9 myself though there are those who min/max dollar to performance ratios and all that sort of thing and I have no problem with that. But for myself what I have learned is to always buy more than you currently need because you will grow into it. That has served me well so I stick to it. My thermals are really great and I rarely throttle so I am happy with the i9.

As for the areas to address thermal it will not void your warranty. These changes actually will extend the life of your rig so it is a good thing. Here are some things that will help you out as the process is fairly simple assuming you have a modest amount of computer knowledge and confidence:


Backplate Screws:

You will want to replace these immediately because eventually they will strip. Use the M2*3 from this kit because they are the traditional crosshead screw top and not the Torx. As a bonus these look nicer since they are black.

If one of your original torx screws strip take a small drill bit and go slightly into the head of the screw. This will create a small cone shaped hole in the top of the screw so now your screwdriver will have something to grip. Then use a torx screwdriver or similar to remove it by using generous amounts of pressure. (

I highly recommend that you upgrade to the premium support plus option because it will cover you better should you ever require repairs. Do not buy from Dell unless you upgrade to this support option.

As for a review you can find any number of sites that will tell you how awesome this rig is. But if you want to read a legitimate review from a guy who gives you the good, the bad, and the ugly try this one. This review is 100% accurate and is supported by these threads and the issues people have come across. But I would say don't let this stop you from your purchase, just be prepared that it may take some time like it did for me to get a fully working unit. You may however be one of the fortunate ones to get a good unit out of the box.

Lastly you may be interested in a post I previously made:

u/delta_p_delta_x · 3 pointsr/Dell

First off, the Precision 7740 is now available, with Quadro RTX GPUs, and up to 8-core CPUs. Both notebooks (7530 and 7540, 7730 and 7740) are almost identical, with a CPU and GPU spec bump on the 7X40 series, with an option for the aluminium lid on the 7X40s, but only carbon fibre on the 7X30s.

To answer your questions, though:

  1. The 8750H is plenty fast, and the 7730 is a huge notebook by most standards; it will cool the 6-core (and now even the 8-cores) with relative ease. There's nothing you're missing out with the Xeons, except the ability to take advantage of ECC memory, which is generally not particularly necessary.

  2. Windows 10 Pro is fine. 10 Pro for Workstations is only mandatory with Xeons, and it's a scam, because it's a hundred dollars extra for exactly the same functionality. You can get Windows 10 Education licences and get rid of all nonsense within your Windows install, including Candy Crush, Minecraft, etc. Or you could choose Ubuntu Linux and save ~$80 or so, and purchase a Windows licence separately, or transfer your old Windows licence. In fact, I have extra Windows 10 Education licences, if you're interested.

  3. Quadro P3200 ≈ GTX 1060. The 7740s offer the RTX 3000, 4000 and 5000, and these compare to the RTX 2060, 70 and 80 respectively.

  4. 4K screen: if you need it, you need it. I've seen it in person, and from the ten minutes or so I used it, it was phenomenal.

  5. Absolutely get two sticks of 16 GB. In fact, save yourself some money by getting the cheapest RAM option, and get 32 GB 2666 MHz CL19 RAM for nearly a quarter the price from Amazon. It's JEDEC, so no problems with memory support.

  6. This option is also good. Consider passing over the 970 EVO; there are cheaper SSDs that offer ~90% of the day-to-day performance that the EVO does.

  7. ProSupport Plus is basically ProSupport + Accidental Damage coverage, which means if you spill coffee over your laptop and it becomes toast, or you accidentally drop your notebook and it cracks, Dell will repair it (one incident per warranty year) for free. Worth getting it, in my opinion. You can allocate the cash you save from the RAM above for this instead.

  8. The Precision 7000 series is Dell's flagship, and you'll experience less problems with it than the XPS 15 or G7 series, or whatsoever. Plus, the Precisions have some perks like replaceable/upgradeable graphics cards, smart card slots, a plethora of ports, and a subdued design that don't really come with Dell's consumer line.

  9. Maybe you'd like to consider other workstations, like the HP ZBook 17 G6, the Lenovo P73, the Asus StudioBook S W700.
u/jonathanstrong · 3 pointsr/Dell

Mine had the same issue: trackpad became increasingly hard to depress in the front corners as mouse buttons -- and then started to lift up -- first visible issue. I searched online and found threads like this. Opened the case and saw the swollen battery.

I searched re: batteries, and no WAY would get a "refurbished" OEM battery from Dell. I wanted something new, with new LiIon cells, etc. In the end, I purchased one on Amazon. It has mixed reviews, but it seems that some of the negatives were from totally clueless customers. The people who sounded credible gave it good reviews -- and I had to option to return it if there were problems, so I went ahead with the order. Overall -- a very positive experience. I also posted a review of the one I bought on Amazon. Here's the review I wrote, along with info regarding the manufacturer of the battery and cells inside -- every bit as credible as the "OEM" version (which Dell subbed out anyway):

Product URL:

Review URL:

Body of Review (in case you don't want to go there...):

Product arrived in 2 days as promised. Very nicely packaged. The box was clean and the battery was inside an anti-static enveloped sandwiched between 2 layers of spongy foam. There was also a separate zip lock bag enclosed with the torx and phillips drivers needed to remove the laptop cover and battery. The whole replacement took just a few minutes.

The only concern I have is that the original battery was spec'd at 97 wHr, and when I general a battery report in Windows 10 using the command powercfg /batteryreport /output "C:\battery_report.html" to place the report at the root of my C: drive, it looks like the max capacity of this battery reads as 91.2 Wh (91,200 mWh).

Anyway - the laptop booted up perfectly after the replacement -- no BIOS issues or any other problems. The battery arrived 60% charged, and in less than 2 hours with the laptop connected via USB-C / Thunderbolt 3 cable to my Dell Thunderbolt 3 dock, the battery is already at 90%.

I also checked, and it appears that this replacement battery is made by LGC (LG Chem). They're the successor company to Lucky / Goldstar, a $20+ billion conglomerate based in South Korea. LGC is also one of the primary battery suppliers to Lenovo for their laptops. The original battery that came with my Dell XPS 15 9560 was made by Simplo -- a Taiwanese company (I can see that on the printed section of the old battery). Simplo is known for providing batteries for Macbook's. I have no concerns about batteries from either company. I'd just like an explanation regarding my new battery showing up as having only a 91,200 mWh capacity, when the original was spec'd at 97 Wh, and this new one is listed here at 97 wHr.

u/Slinkwyde · 3 pointsr/Dell

Before the XPS 13, I used 15" laptops by themselves. This time around, I wanted to try something different: something small, lightweight, and with good battery life while I'm on the go, but with a desktop-like experience when I'm at my desk. That's why I chose to buy an XPS 13 9350 and a WD15 (Dell's USB-C Dock). By plugging in a single cable into my laptop's USB-C port (laptop to dock), I connect my laptop to a 25" 1440p monitor, a mechanical keyboard, a mouse, power (USB-C can provide up to 100 watts of power), headphones, a microphone, a backup SSD, and a micro USB cable (for phone, Xbox One controller for emulation, etc). I also have a highly adjustable office chair with great back support. Then when I want to take the laptop somewhere, I unplug that one single cable, put the laptop in a perfectly sized sleeve/bag hybrid, and go. It's a rather nice setup, especially now that Dell addressed my USB-C stability issues in a recent BIOS update (version 1.4.4 that came out a few days ago).

You make a good point about charging all the time being bad for the battery, but the dock /desktop mode is a core part of my setup and there's not a way to use the dock without it charging the laptop. I suppose I could start unplugging the laptop from the dock each night before I go to bed. That won't entirely fix the problem, but it should help some while still giving me the benefits of the dock.

u/aditwo · 1 pointr/Dell

You won't find anything quality under $100. You'll buy something cheap, it will be crap, then you'll get what you should have gotten in the first place.

I've used TB16 extensively and I have few of the Plugable USB-C docks that I wanted to try out:

TB16 is still superior in my mind, but they both work well. The plugable one isn't built as sturdy and easily gets knocked around. It also doesn't supply enough power through the USB-C, so you have to connect power directly to the laptop anyway (maybe not a problem for you, I want my users to just have to connect one cable when moving around).

It sounds like you have a nice setup right now, I wouldn't cheap out on the dock just to save $100

u/xJGVx · 3 pointsr/Dell

Apex on battery.

I have all Dell and Intel software enabled and up to date except for Dell Support Assist(unistalled because it was re-installing SmartByte), SmartByte, Killer Network and Rivet services are all stopped and disabled.

CPU/GPU was re-pasted with this.

Current CPU UV, your mileage may vary.

GPU OC/UV @0.700mV, 2nd lowest performance state.

GPU OC/UV Highest Performance State @0.813mV, it says @1733mhz but in reality GPU sits @1721mhz, this will greatly reduce GPU temps and since the heatsink is shared that includes the CPU as well.

Extra Sauce when playing plugged. Helps with random shutdowns and BSODs.

At all times even on battery, my own preference.

This is all on the latest BIOS, i've always updated it.

My max CPU temps hover between low 80c to mid 70's depending on game while the CPU sits @3.9GHz and GPU barely hits 72c at a room temp of ~34c. Tropical humid weather may simulate yours since you are indian?(wild guess sorry if your not and it's offensive D:).

Bonus round:

My laptop came with the AUO panel and it's OC'ed to 108hz LCD Reduced.

I barely use the Realtek's sound drivers, mainly use a wireless headset and bluetooth for speakers, to cope with the DPC latency issues.

Download HWInfo64 and keep an eye on the m.2 ssd and the PCH temp. Those can alter performance plugged or unplugged.

m.2 ssd heatsink link if needed.

This is not necessary but i had to do this, Dell's fault. MAY VOID WARRANTY.

If i can help with anything else, lemme know.


Edit: some fixes and clarity.

u/Kazu2002 · 3 pointsr/Dell

I just got the Dell 15 7590, Core i7, 8 Gb ram, and 225 ssd.

I upgraded to 32 Gbs of ram with: Crucial 32GB Kit (16GBx2) DDR4...


my ssd's speed and storage to 500 Gbs with: Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 500GB -...

Before opening up your laptop to upgrade, you need to have Windows 10 on a flash drive with at least 8 Gbs of space.

Also have your wifi drivers downloaded before hand so that you don't have to go through the hassle afterwards:

After you have your laptop running back up, make sure to update everything including your drivers which you can find in the Dell's support page. (You might run into problems if you don't)

If you are technologically inclined, you should download throttlestop and do some undervolting to increase performance as well as save battery.
(if you have any questions, you can ask me bc I did my research and learned everything already)

Some links to help you with this:

^^^ this would be a good idea since XPS15's have a thermal issue and this could significantly reduce the heat

u/jstormes · 1 pointr/Dell

Have done exactly what you are asking.

I am typing this on the lowest end 9570 (refurbished Dell Outlet) with an upgraded SSD and 97whr battery.

These are the exact parts and where I got them:





You will have to take out the HDD to put in the bigger battery. You may also need to change BIOS settings to get the best SSD performance.


You will need a special screw driver to open the case, use the biggest one that will fit and remember rigthty tightly lefty lucey. :)


Look online for how to open the case. Don't forget the two Phillips in the middle under the magnetic plate.


Battery life is outstanding.

u/Crypto-Hero · 2 pointsr/Dell
  1. Remove all Killers wifi drivers & then install the latest Intel wifi driver. Very easy, 3 minutes top.
  2. Get the Grizzy thermal paste, open the back of the laptop, clean & repaste the CPU thermal.
  3. Install ThrottleStop, undervolt to the max amount on all. Guide here.
  4. Install Dell Updates app. This will scan your laptop and update any drivers all at once.
  5. Run Windows update utility. Start button, then select Settings \> Update & Security  > Windows Update.
  6. Sleep issue. This is not cause by Dell but Microsoft as a whole for Windows 10. Google the keyword: "connected standby" for more info. Basically when you close the laptop for it to sleep, it keeps background connection active to get updates for Windows, causing battery drain and sometimes, keeping the computer on even when the lid is closed. Work around: 1) Registry fix. 2) Change from Sleep to Hibernate in the Power setting. This is much better and has 0 drain at all. Lots of people do this on here.
  7. Enjoy it!
u/ncilswdk2 · 2 pointsr/Dell

Since thunderbolt 3 is relatively new there are very few docks that have been released and the ones that have don't have any reviews stating if they work with certain computers. One option:
Another option is to buy a USB 3.0 docking station. I have Dell's D3100 which work pretty well but there are also a lot of other options but most only support 2 monitors:
These of course won't charge the laptop like a thunderbolt 3 dock may be able to.
Since the xps 15 does not have displayport you would not be able to daisy chain directly but would instead have to buy thunderbolt 3 to displayport cable that supports daisy chaining but I am not sure if one is out yet.

u/gdeadfan · 2 pointsr/Dell

Currently $156 on Amazon

I just received mine Saturday and it is really really nice. Awesome build quality, huge rubber grip on the bottom, and it keeps your XPS 15 charging too (make sure you get the 180W version). I haven't had a chance to try yet, but I'm hoping the Mini Displayport out will be able to use my 2010 27" iMac as a display. USB C is just such a cool connector too.

u/jonredcorn · 2 pointsr/Dell

This doesn't directly answer your question, but I noticed that the XPS 15 9560 is HDMI 1.4 and that HDMI 1.4 does not support 21:9 aspect ratio...

I try to stay away from the passive USB -> Monitor setups because of problems like the one you're having. I use the Plugable Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort and have had great luck so far with dual monitors.

u/codesnacks · 1 pointr/Dell


Yes it's for a development environment. I think that startechs adaptors might do the trick, I found this one on Amazon that has a few User Q&A's claiming plug and play support on Ubuntu.

Thanks dude!

u/kenlos1 · 1 pointr/Dell

I have the same model only I paid a little less. The gaming experience is like night and day I swear it feels like a brand new laptop. The colors are much better and the screen is more vibrant, you can tell this is a high quality display. Oh and another thing I forgot to mention is that you will have to set a custom resolution to 120hz using the CRU (custom resolution utility) because the Intel custom resolution tool doesn't work. Just set it to 1080p 120hz, reboot, and you'll never have to touch it again.

u/Zimaar · 1 pointr/Dell

Are you sure the BenQ has VGA? I checked the BenQ website it said it only has D Vid and D Sub. If you do have VGA, buy the WD15, it has VGA and HDMI.

If not, the Samsung has HDMI a connector but the BenQ only has D vid and VGA. There are two options:

  1. If you really want the Dell WD15 you should buy a D Vid to HDMI for the BenQ then connect Samsung by VGA.

  2. The second, easier option would be to buy this adapter. Same brand as the other one but more ports.

    I recommend the second option but if you do have a VGA on your BenQ buy the WD15.
u/che5ari · 1 pointr/Dell

Got the 5530 (Ubuntu 16.04 pre-installed) a couple of days ago. Ubuntu had terrible wifi speeds, around 3Mb/s. Wiped out Ubuntu and installed Fedora 28 as that's what I normally use. Wifi speeds are now what it should be (866 Mb/s). In terms of spec, CPU is the Xeon E-2176M, 32 GB RAM, UHD IGZO4, 3840x2160 screen, and I installed a 1 TB Samsung PRO 970.

Have to be careful with RAM on these. I bought with 8 GB in order to buy 3rd party RAM as Dell RAM is far too expensive. Crucial advertised RAM ( that were supposedly compatible with 5530, but they were not recognised. I believe CL of less that 18 are problematic. I replaced them with these Corsair memory: Works flawlessly.

In terms of throttling, yes, the cooling is not totally adequate for the Xeon. At almost idle, CPU temp is around 55 deg C. I ran a Prime95 stress test. Throughout the test, core temperatures of all CPUs were around 90 deg C with all the cores operating at 2.6 GHz.

In terms of battery life, not measured accurately, but I think the 3 cell battery went to 50% after about an hour or so of light browsing and watching videos. Should have gone for the 6 cell battery.

Overall, I'm quite happy with this laptop - will never go back to MacBook pros unless Apple comes up with some miracle.

u/HCharlesB · 1 pointr/Dell

Using Windows?

I have what sounds like an extremely similar setup to yours: 9370 -> USB-C/TB (left side ports) -> HDMI adapter -> HDMI-DVI cable -> 1600x1200 LCD monitor. (The monitor resolution should give you some idea about how old it is. ;) )

I have not noticed any difficulty with this configuration. I don't always have the monitor connected and usually run Linux so I may just not be using it enough to reveal the problem you see.

Have you updated the BIOS? I was at 1.5.1.

This is the adapter I'm using.

Have you tried reseating all of the cables?

Does it make a difference if you power up the monitor after everything is connected?

Good luck!

u/matthew-brady · 1 pointr/Dell

I got this one and it also fits perfectly (and has a soft internal lining and durable exterior). I've been really happy with it:

Presumably available on as well...

u/Fluxis · 1 pointr/Dell

The cable for WD15 can only support 4k @ 30Hz

Same with the HDMI also only 4k @ 30Hz

You would need to get a thunderbolt adapter.

Also the TB16 seems to be pretty good in terms of bugginess from what I have read at least.

u/clickx · 1 pointr/Dell

Second this. I bought the Plugable USB-C Triple Display Dock (currently unavailable on Amazon) and it's a night and day difference from the POS TB-15. Truly plug and play, without a single disconnect when using HDMI, ethernet, USB audio and multiple USB 2.0 peripherals. Also, the USB-C data cable is twice as long, allowing me to keep the dock behind my standing desk.

Plus, as a bonus, the USB-C power pass through allows my XPS 13 users to keep the standard power adapter in their laptop bags, thus saving me from purchasing $70 power adapters per user.

u/mm_5687 · 3 pointsr/Dell

What sort of monitors do you have?

If they support PD 1.2 and have a DP out, you could get a Thunderbolt 3 to DisplayPort adaptor and connect one monitor through that, then Daisychain the 2nd monitor to the first. Dell's UXX15h monitors are an example of monitors that are capable of this.

Other than that, you're either going to have to splash out on a Dell TB16 dock, or grab something like this

u/hacklego · 1 pointr/Dell

Hi there again (4 months later),

The problem was not the usb type-c neither GNU/Linux. The problem was the Dell DA200 adapter, so after researching I found a lad who bought a cabblematters adapter and it worked perfectly. If anyone is interested here it is the solution:

u/EatMeerkats · 1 pointr/Dell

Yes, get something like this or this and it should work. The XPS 13 supports multiple monitors through the Thunderbolt 3 port. Plug the wireless mouse/keyboard into the normal USB A ports and you're all set!

u/hansenell · 2 pointsr/Dell

I believe some of them just raise the laptop off of the desk a bit while others also have built in fans. Obviously the ones with fans will be better at cooling the laptop.

You can search for laptop cooling pad on amazon and there are quite a few options (here's one that looks pretty good).

u/bagofbones80 · 2 pointsr/Dell

This doesn’t have 3 USB ports, but here is what I use for my XPS 15 and it works great

Cable Matters USB-C Multiport Adapter with 4K HDMI or VGA Video, USB 3.0 and Gigabit Ethernet (Thunderbolt 3 Port Compatible) in Black

u/IWMTom · 1 pointr/Dell

I didn't save anything, but I got an Evo 970 Plus instead of a Toshiba drive. The performance boost is relatively small but I figured why not; I was going to do a clean install anyway.

This is the RAM I bought:

u/ryanthesoup · 2 pointsr/Dell

I installed this panel. There are youtube videos with instructions. Basically you carefully pry the bezzle off, undo 4 small screws, and undo a connector. Reverse those steps with the new panel and boom, you've got a 120hz panel with 8-bit color depth and much higher brightness. I would highly recommend, the factory panels on these things are garbage unless you lucked out and got an AUO panel instead of the normal LG panel.

u/IntrepidHour · 1 pointr/Dell

I heard this one is good. $63. 120 hz. Better colors, but its a TN panel so viewing angles are worse than an IPS panel. I heard that this one lets you change brightness, but not sure. 300 nits which I'd certainly appreciate since mine (2018) is below 250 nits.


Your main choices seem to be the Chi Mei N156HHE-GA1 Panel which is what I just mentioned above. Or the AUO B156HTN05.2 Panel which has no brightness control, worse colors, is difficult to find, also a TN panel. It goes up to 400 nits which is nice, but again you can't turn in down. At night 250 nits can be a lot so unless I was using it only during the day I'd go with the Chi Mei.



Unfortunately I have not seen a 120 hz IPS panel for the Dell G7. Otherwise I would've replaced it myself ages ago. Hopefully another commentor know about one, but for now those are your options.

u/blobfishey · 1 pointr/Dell

wait until dbrand has their 50% off sale before you decide to buy some overpriced skins

just use a sleeve to protect the laptop in the meantime, i bought this one and it fits quite nicely:

$10 on amazon
$40 on retailers site

u/gymrat2k · 1 pointr/Dell

>Such as? For what price?

According to reviews "Plugable Thunderbolt 3 Dual DisplayPort Output Display Adapter for Thunderbolt 3 Systems" supports two 4K 60Hz monitors & 5K. Customers with XPS 13 (9350) have reported it working also:

I'm just interested in the screens, not Wi-Fi, ethernet, sound or other peripherals.

$91.39 on amazon:

Edit: There's also a version available via for $100:

u/Karavusk · 2 pointsr/Dell

this is the first result on Amazon (Germany)... just search for usb type c to ethernet or something like that on the Amazon page of your country, I am sure you will find something

u/MrTomatosoup · 1 pointr/Dell

thanks, I had seen that unit. but I would like to make it USB-C, so the WD15 is indeed the way to go. could you look up the $80 one? I looked for it but can only find a few 130 and higher. I live in the Netherlands but if it is that cheap then it's cheaper to just ship them. Here they are almost allways 200 euros and higher.

Never mind I found it, do you know what the difference is between the $147 one and the $79?

u/Rorixrebel · 1 pointr/Dell

i just bought a dongle for thunderbolt 3 to hdmi for my 9350 and it works pretty good.

u/adirh3 · 1 pointr/Dell

I know there is some reddit post with tested ram modules for the XPS 9570. (Try google searching it)

Anyway I bought these:

They work really well :)

u/hedgepigdaniel · 1 pointr/Dell

Notice that the hdmi version only claims 30hz:

Pretty sure all the thunderbolt adapters do is send over the signal from the built in HDMI/DP outputs on the computer, and the HDMI ones are only v1.4 only the DP ones will support 4k60.

It's a limitation of the Intel integrated GPU that they are connected to.

u/z4yyy · 2 pointsr/Dell

My 7577 was throttling too in summers reaching 85-90C then I looked for the solutions & found undervolt fixes it, so now I’m using this method since year never had any throttle or overheating issue

  1. Download Throttlestop

  2. Undervolt
    CPU: -0.100V to -0.145V (Find your stable frequency by running stress test for 5 minutes)
    Cache: Same frequency as cpu undervolt
    iGpu: -50 to -55

  3. Download Msi afterburn undervolt+overclock nvidia gpu using graph curve

  4. Buy 20-30$ Cooling pad I’m using this one since one year

  5. Make sure fans/vents are clean because i cleaned mine recently & found alot of dust in there behind the vents
u/votegoat · 1 pointr/Dell

Hey man, just noticed your post. I have the same laptop and I resloved this for myself. This is a fantastic cooling pad for the 9550 my laptop never thermally throttles while its on this thing.

Also VERY important, every 3 or so months you should aircan your vents. I'd strongly reccomend unscrewing the bottom of your 9550 and aircaning the dust out as well as taking out any lint balls, its basic matinance that will do wonders for longevity of your device. Heat is the ENEMY!!

u/Adamstrudel · 1 pointr/Dell

EVERYONE. I HAVE GREAT NEWS. I HAVE FOUND A WORKAROUND/SOLUTION FOR MY XPS13 9350 I've had this problem for months now, and it has gotten to the point where it will NEVER charge. It used to just start working eventually, but no longer. I read literally hundreds of posts with potential fixes for this with no luck. I tried new chargers, nothing. Battery is fine. Updated my BIOS. Nothing. Spoke with dell, and they said I need a new motherboard, but they didn't have any so I needed to call back later. Fuck that. I looked for one online...$500+. Also fuck that. Here's the workaround I found: Although it's not actively advertised (for whatever reason), the 9350 supports USB-C charging. I did some research and found a USB-C charger powerful enough for this laptop (at least 45W). Cost me $60 on Amazon. Whatever. Shit works. And it's better thank a $1500 paperweight. Somehow bypasses the charger identification. idk. shits crazy. anyways here's the charger: Innergie PowerGear USB-C 45 45W Laptop Adapter I also purchased a USB-C wall charger (a brick that plugs straight into the wall, but haven't received it yet. Confident it will work. Will update) If you're really out of things to try, front the $60. Next cheapest option. Hope this helps someone!

u/sparksdls · 2 pointsr/Dell

I have this HDMI-only adapter:

and this Dell adapter with HDMI & Ethernet:

Both work fine with my XPS-13 9350.

Given that the above HDMI-only adapter works well, this HDMI & Ethernet adapter from the same vendor would probably be good (it's cheaper than the Dell):

u/kurtis318 · 2 pointsr/Dell

I found 2 different mini-docks on Amazon (USA). I have 3x Cable Matters mini-docks and 1x CableCreations min-docks. Both devices work with my XPS 15, XPS 13 and Samsung Chromebook Plus (v1, arm). Hope this helps.

CableCreation USB-C to HDMI 4K+ USB 3.0+ RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet+ USB-C Female Data and Charging Hub Adapter (


Cable Matters USB C Multiport Adapter (USB C Dock with USB C to HDMI 4K), 2X USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet (


u/Madmartigan1 · 3 pointsr/Dell

There was hope for the Startech Thunderbolt 3 Dock that was just released, but the reviews are pretty terrible so far.

Plugable is releasing two variants of a Thunderbolt 3 Dock in Q4 of this year.

And you can still buy the Dell TB15 brand new on ebay for less than half of what it cost from Dell. Here's an example.

If you just need dual high-res monitors, then both these options work well:

  1. Startech
  2. Plugable
u/xo_NetworkGod_xo · 1 pointr/Dell

I trashed my dock and bought an adapter for my displays and am using a USB 3.0 Network adapter (Dell branded) and bluetooth keyboard and mouse as my docking solution...

Here's the display adapter I'm using; works like a champ, didn't even need to install drivers:

EDIT: I'm on XPS 15 9550

u/ilovemiabear · 2 pointsr/Dell

There's nothing really.

Read the top post here. The guy did some serious research and upvote him for it :)

This charger on Amazon has been confirmed by redditors to work:
Lowest price on Amazon has been $30 . Sometimes drops to $45;14947336560795953765210080302008005&linkCode=df0&creative=395105&creativeASIN=B0188PAD00

I would say stick with Dell's plug adaptor. Seeing that white cord with my beautiful black Dell would drive me NUTS.

u/gmanyy · 1 pointr/Dell

I've got this adapter - and it works fine for dual monitors (has a dual-hdmi version which is about $20 more expensive). If you'll go for a more expensive dock, the HP Elite thunderbolt 3 docking station with a 60w adapter will be a very good dock - it has dual display ports, several USB 3s, audio jack, LAN, daisy-chain Thunderbolt 3 port and will charge your XPS when it's plugged in (don't be fooled by the proprietary-looking thunderbolt cable there, it's a dummy, any TB3 cable will charge your laptop with that dock, I've taken the cable apart, and tried others).

u/Cowboys69 · 1 pointr/Dell

Gotcha. Felt like I was readying arabic there trying to figure out what the 19DY9 Torx SCREW,M2x3L,3.6D,0.4T,Black, Base -> Palmrest meant.

thanks man, I ordered one of these to have some spares

u/Mourloz · 2 pointsr/Dell

Good evening bud,

I had the same issues last week. 3D Mark Time Spy would never finish. The computer would restart every time on test number 2. I used hwinfo64 to monitor the temperatures which were close to 100C.

Bought, repasted, and issue was fixed. Max temperature now is 86C.

Give it a try. You won't void your warranty, unless you damage a part. If you can't do it on your own, call the tech support and ask a technician to do it. Be sure to supply them with your own thermal compound and not let them apply a ton of it.

u/AYKM1 · 1 pointr/Dell

My knowledge of the different types of RAM is not that great.

Do you know which one of these are the best?

u/FiendFyre498 · 1 pointr/Dell

I have this one that I know works (HDMI and Ethernet), but I think the one he was trying to link is this one from the same company with some more options and seemingly a better design.

u/zzt53 · 1 pointr/Dell

I use this one:
Cable Matters USB-C to 4K HDMI Multiport Adapter with 2x USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, and Power Delivery (Thunderbolt 3 Port Compatible for 2017 MacBook and iMac) in Black

It works great for me on my XPS 13 running Ubuntu 17.10.

u/Windowsrookie · 1 pointr/Dell

I'm using the Dell WD15 dock. I'm connected to a 1440p monitor, 3 usb devices, external speakers, and charging the laptop all over 1 cable. Works great. It also has an Ethernet port that I have not tested.

u/which401kthrowaway · 1 pointr/Dell

Probably cheaper/easier to buy 2 cables.

There are cheaper adapters than these 2, but these seem good quality.

u/tkaiusf · 1 pointr/Dell

Found this if I just want to hook up the 4k panel directly until a better dock comes out.

I was wondering what everyone though of getting a thunderbolt 3 to thunderbolt 2 adapter and trying to find a thunderbolt 2 dock that did everything I need it too? Any suggestion for one of those?

u/x_xx · 1 pointr/Dell

EDIT: Ordered one from Amazon, they dropped the price to $40. Should be here in a few days.

I've been looking to buy one for my XPS 13 and phone. The PowerGear 45W charger from Innergie seems to be the ticket. It can go up to 20V and ~2.1A. It's even shaped like the OEM Dell charger!

u/screenseverywhere · 1 pointr/Dell

Thanks, I didn't know this.

In the end, instead of the WD-15, I ended up ordering a StarTech TB32HD2 (

Additionally, since the laptop doesn't have an ethernet port, I picked up a USB3->ethernet adaptor too (

u/julianpoy · 1 pointr/Dell

Hmm, none of those sound too easy.

I do own this:

I use that to drive 2 2k displays at work. I'm wondering if I can test the available bandwidth by hooking it to 2 4k displays. Would that provide sufficient evidence?

u/haemse · 1 pointr/Dell

Defenitely! Use one of those options:

    1. A Thunderbolt 3 Dock like the Dell TB16
    1. One of these dongles: Plugable or Startech
u/lveg · 2 pointsr/Dell

Thanks, man. I ended up getting this one yesterday, which seems to be the same thing:

u/BakedSocks · 2 pointsr/Dell

I just ordered this one, and it should be coming in tomorrow. I'll check back in when I get it and let you know how it fits and feels. My dog sheds all year round and got tons of fur under the keys of my last laptop. Hoping to keep this one clean.

u/proxicent · 2 pointsr/Dell

Yes, there are many to choose from, including Dell's own, here is just one:

u/workm · 2 pointsr/Dell

Yes. You would need an adapter like this.

u/Ahijah · 1 pointr/Dell

My personal recommendation would be to go this route:

I had all sorts of issues with my Apple LED display via USB-C to Mini Displayport adapter, but since adding this dock, all has been well.

u/alphanunchuck · 1 pointr/Dell

Is there anything like this for the UK market, other than the Google Pixel charger and official Dell one?

u/DaM- · 1 pointr/Dell

I also have the Cable Matters adapter ( - has worked ok with my TV so far

u/zarakand · 1 pointr/Dell

I've been using this cooling pad:

Works quite well, especially if I want to game on the couch where it would be on my lap and airflow would be hindered. I do hate the led lights though wish there was an option to turn that off.

u/NEPwntriots · 1 pointr/Dell

No thunderbolt has enough bandwidth to support two 4k monitors at 60hz, assuming you go TB3 to dual Displayport. You can also do TB3 to dual HDMI for 4k at 30hz.

u/danielkza · 1 pointr/Dell

I have this one from Cable Matters. It failed to work with my TV (garbled colors), but it worked with my monitor (Dell U2211H), so it seems to work fine.

u/Chilidog99 · 2 pointsr/Dell

I was going to get this one but it's out if stock right now, it doesn't have problems like the TB15

Dell Dock with 180W Adapter (4W2HW)

u/Crowing77 · 3 pointsr/Dell

I bought this one from Amazon Have used it twice, briefly, so I know it works however I don't remember if there is a framerate mentioned in the specs.

u/CommodoreC64 · 1 pointr/Dell

Where are you plugging in the Display Port to?

For reference, this is what I'm using:


u/lost_trekkie · 2 pointsr/Dell

These work, tested on my 7590.

Corsair Vengeance Performance Memory Kit 32GB DDR4 2666MHz CL18 Unbuffered SODIMM

u/legonate416 · 2 pointsr/Dell

Besides wattage, what's the difference between this and the WD15?

u/annihilatorg · 1 pointr/Dell

Thunderbolt 3 to dual displayport adapter, then displayport cable to each monitor.

Here's an example adapter that I've used in the past:

u/Jon-Targaryen · 1 pointr/Dell

I'll probably end up using this to drive dual 4Ks at 60HZ

u/under_the_pressure · 1 pointr/Dell

I've ordered an XPS 9360 and am very concerned about being able to run dual displays using DisplayPort. Has anyone tried Plugable's Thunderbolt DisplayPort adapter?

u/-Badger2- · 1 pointr/Dell

I can vouch for this, though it does more than you're asking for.

u/Kroms · 2 pointsr/Dell

I bought this for my XPS 15 and its working quite well. I have to use a USB to USB-C adapter, but seems to help with the laptop on surfaces with bad airflow.