Best products from r/Dell
We found 172 comments on r/Dell discussing the most recommended products. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 715 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.
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1. Corsair Vengeance Performance Memory Kit 32GB DDR4 2666MHz CL18 Unbuffered SODIMM, (2 x 16GB) (CMSX32GX4M2A2666C18)
- 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 SODIMM kit for 6th Generation Intel Core i5 and i7 notebooks
- 2666MHz, 1.2v, 18-19-19-39 latency
- Package Memory Format SODIMM
- Package Memory Pin 260
- Auto-overclocking with compatible notebooks (no BIOS configuration required).
- Memory Type: DDR4; Speed: 2666MHz
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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
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3. Plugable Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort Output Display Adapter for Thunderbolt 3 Windows Systems (Windows Only, Not Mac Compatible, Supports Two 4K 60Hz Monitors Or One 5K).
- TWO 4K DISPLAYS - Add two DisplayPort displays up to 4K 60Hz to select Windows Thunderbolt 3 systems at native GPU performance. Supports display modes such as 3840x2160 (4K) and 1920x1080 (1080p)
- DISPLAYPORT ONLY - Adapter video output ports are DisplayPort only. Note that HDMI, DVI and VGA displays are not supported. If HDMI outputs are required, please search for TBT3-HDMI2X-83
- WINDOWS COMPATIBILITY - Compatible with select Windows Thunderbolt 3 systems. Not all Windows systems support dual video output. Please see important compatibility details below prior to purchase
- APPLE COMPATIBILITY - Not compatible with Apple Thunderbolt 3 systems. For an Apple compatible version, please search for our TBT3-DP2X-83 adapter
- 2 YEAR WARRANTY - We love our Plugable products, and hope you will too. All of our products are backed with a 2-year limited parts and labor warranty as well as Seattle-based email support
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4. Plugable USB-C Triple Display Docking Station with Charging Support Power Delivery for Specific Windows USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 Systems (2X HDMI and 1x DVI Outputs, 5X USB Ports, 60W USB PD)
- TRIPLE DISPLAY DOCK - With a compatible USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 Mac or Windows laptop, or Windows tablet, this dock can charge your device, connect up to 3 monitors, add a Gigabit Ethernet connection, add 3.5mm headphone and microphone jacks, and add multiple USB ports
- HDMI and DVI/VGA - Two additional video outputs (1x HDMI & 1x DVI/VGA) and Gigabit Ethernet via DisplayLink DL-3900. "Alt Mode" 4K HDMI port supports resolutions up to 3840x2160 4K@30Hz; DisplayLink HDMI and DVI outputs support 1080P@60Hz
- USB-C FEATURES - USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports can enable features such as USB Alternate Mode (Alt Mode) and USB Power Delivery (PD) charging. Support for these features is determined by your computer manufacturer. See product description for details
- IMPORTANT NOTES - The full product description has important info regarding requirements and limitations of this dock. USB-C required. Not all devices support all features. No HDCP support. Supports Intel and M1 Macs (macOS 10.14+ with driver installation)
- 2 YEAR WARRANTY - We love our Plugable products, and hope you will too. All of our products are backed with a 2-year limited parts and labor warranty as well as Seattle-based email support
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5. Keyboard Cover Compatible with Dell Inspiron 15 3000 5000 Series/New Inspiron 17 3000 Series/Insprion 17 7786 /Dell G3 15 17 Series/New Dell G5 15 Series/Dell G7 15 17 Series -Black
[!!!Not fit Dell insprion 13 14 15 NO Numeric Keypad Keyboard, search: B07QCNSDGX for it] For Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series, Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series, New Inspiron 17 3000 Series, Dell Insprion 17 7786, Dell G3 15 17 Series, New Dell G5 15 Series, Dell G3 15 Series, Dell G3 17 15 Series, Dell G5 ...
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6. Cable Matters USB C Hub with HDMI 4K, 80W Charging, Gigabit Ethernet, and 3X USB in Black - USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 Port Compatible with Surface Pro 7, MacBook Pro, Dell XPS and More
HDMI USBC DOCK adds Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, HDMI, and 80W charging power over a single USB-C connection; Bus-powered USB C to HDMI adapter hub operates with or without a USB- charger; HDMI to USB C dock supports USB Type-C Power Delivery to charge a laptop up to 80 watts while in use; USB C PD ch...
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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
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8. 15.6 Inch Laptop Glass Screen Protector+ Large Cleaning Cloth for 16:9 Aspect Ratio Laptop
Fits for 15.6 inch with Aspect Ratio 16:9 laptop -DIAGONALLY MEASURED 15.6”(Measured Viewable Display Area Diagonally, Corner to Corner Without the Frame), filter size(W x H): 13.6 inch (34.5cm) x 7.6 inch (19.4cm), please measure the screen as image 2 to avoid buying wrong9H highly durable, scrat...
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9. Powkey 200Watt Portable Power Bank with AC Outlet for Camping 42000mAh Power Supply for CPAP ,2 AC Ports, 4 USB Ports, 2 DC Port
PORTABLE AND MUTIL-FUNCTIONAL : 2 x 120V AC power socket(pure sine wave,total max 200W) / 4 x USB port / 1 Emergency capable of powering lamps,phones,laptops,TVs,printers,fans,car pumps,toast maker,coffee machine and even mini fridgesFAST CHARGING 15V/2A DC INPUT :Recharge the power bank faster than...
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10. Incase City Sleeve for MacBook Pro 15"
- up to a 15" MacBook Pro
- Triple coated weather and scratch resistant poly construction
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11. StarTech.com Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI Display Adapter - 4K 30Hz - Certified TB3 to HDMI Monitor Adapter - Compatible w/Windows Only (TB32HD2)
THE STARTECH.COM ADVANTAGE: StarTech.com offers a 3-year warranty and free lifetime technical support on this TB3 adapter and has been the choice of IT professionals and businesses for over 30 years.4K SUPPORT: This Thunderbolt 3 to dual HDMI adapter lets you connect two external monitors (up to 4K ...
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12. Dell WD15 Monitor Dock 4K with 180W Adapter, USB-C, (450-AEUO, 7FJ4J, 4W2HW),Black,Dual Display
- 3x SuperSpeed USB 3.0; 2x USB 2.0. Designed For Dell Latitude 3379, 3390 2-in-1, 3490, 3590, 5280, 5285, 5289, 5290, 5290 2-in-1, 5480, 5490, 5491, 5495, 5580, 5590, 5591, 7280, 7285, 7290, 7380, 7389, 7390, 7390 2-in-1, 7480, 7490; Precision 3520, 3530, 5520, 5530, 5530 2 in 1, 7520, 7530, 7720, 7730; XPS 9360, 9365, 9370, 9560, 9570, 9575
- Display / Video: 1x HDMI; 1x VGA; 1x Mini DisplayPort. Networking Data Link Protocol : Gigabit Ethernet
- 1x RJ-45 Ethernet port; 1x Headphone/Mic 3.5 Millimetre port; 1x audio out 3.5 Millimetre port
- 180W AC Power Adapter with 7.4 Millimetre barrel
- Display Port over USB Type C Cable, See compatible systems in the description.Max Resolution:3840 x 2160 @ 30 Hertz, 2560 x 1600 @ 60Hertz
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13. BLISSCOMPUTERS 15.6" 3D 120HZ LED LCD Screen N156HHE-GA1 for MSI GT62 GE63 GS63 edp30pin FHD
N156HHE-GA1 LCD Screen for MSI GT62 GE63 GS63VR 7RG-078US MSI GP63 Leopard 8REthis is brand new lcd screen only,not a laptop.we tested before we ship itwe offer 1 year warranty, 60 days money back return
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14. 500pcs Laptop Notebook Computer Screw Kit Set for IBM HP Dell Lenovo Samsung Sony Toshiba Gateway Acer
- Laptop Screws Kit 500Pcs
- Material:Alloy steel, oxidative blackening
- Perfect for repair laptop.
- Popular size:M2;M2.5;M3. m.2 ssd screws M2x3 M2x4 M2x5 M2x6 / M2.5x3.5 M2.5x4 M2.5x5 M2.5x6 M2.5x8 /M3x3
- Compatible with All universal laptop. Such as IBM HP Mac Dell Lenovo SAMSUNG Sony Toshiba Gateway LG and so on
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15. Crucial 32GB Kit (16GBx2) DDR4 2666 MT/s (PC4-21300) DR x8 SODIMM 260-Pin Memory - CT2K16G4SFD8266
- Speeds up to 3200 MT/s and faster data rates are expected to be available as DDR4 technology matures
- Increase bandwidth by up to 30%
- Reduce power consumption by up to 40% and extend battery life
- Faster burst access speeds for improved sequential data throughput
- Optimized for next generation processors and platforms
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16. StarTech.com Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort Adapter - 4K 60Hz - Windows Only Compatible - Monitor Adapter - DP Adapter (TB32DP2)
For Windows only not Mac CompatibleUse a Thunderbolt 3 port on your Windows system to run resource demanding applications on 2 UHD 4K displays or run a 5K monitorConnect two UHD 4K 60 Hz displays to your computer through one Thunderbolt 3 portAdd a 5K 60 Hz display to your computer by connecting two...
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17. havit HV-F2056 15.6"-17" Laptop Cooler Cooling Pad - Slim Portable USB Powered (3 Fans), Black/Blue
- [Ultra-portable]: slim, portable, and light weight allowing you to protect your investment wherever you go
- [Ergonomic comfort]: doubles as an ergonomic stand with two adjustable Height settings
- [Optimized for laptop carrying]: the high-quality multi-directional metal mesh provides your laptop with a wear-resisting and stable laptop carrying surface.
- [Ultra-quiet fans]: three ultra-quiet fans create a noise-free environment for you
- [Extra USB ports]: extra USB port and Power switch design. Built-in dual-USB hub allows for connecting more USB devices.Warm tips: The packaged Cable is USB to USB connection. Type C Connection devices need to prepare an Type C to USB adapter.
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18. Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Thermal Paste, 1g
- EXTREMELY high thermal conductivity of 12.5KW achieved with even smaller particles, is perfect for even the most demanding configurations and can also be used in industrial cooling systems
- THERMAL COMPOUND PASTE EASY TO USE - Thanks to a specially constructed syringe and a spatula for spreading thermal grease included. It guarantees a simple, pleasant and precise distribution of the paste on your processor or graphics card
- LONG ACTION - Provides long-lasting effect, thanks to its characteristic and specialized structure, Kryonaut thermal paste does not dry out even at 80° Celsius degrees
- SURPRISING EFFECTS - Already at the first use of this thermal solution, you may experience a drop in temperature, which will reduce the loudness of your equipment and improve the comfort of use
- NUMBER 1 ON THE MARKET - Confirmed by many tests, the most popular choice meets the highest quality standards not only of standard computer users but also of avid Overclocking fans
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19. SWEALEER 6GTPY Laptop Battery Compatible with Dell XPS 15 9560 9550 Precision 5510 5520 M5520 Replacement for 5XJ28 i7-7700HQ 5D91C Laptop [Li-ion 6 Cell 11.4V 97Wh 12 Months Warranty 6GTPY]
【Specifications】Item Model: 6GTPY; Product Type: Replacement battery; Battery Type: Li-ion; Number of Cells: 6 Cell; Voltage: 11.4V; Capacity: 97Wh; Battery Life: Up to 500 recharge cycles over the life of the battery.【Compatible original Battery Code】For Dell 05041C, 5D91C, 5XJ28, 6GTPY Ple...
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20. Innergie 45W USB-C Laptop Charger, with PowerDelivery Technology (USB PD), Wrap-Around Cable, for MacBook 12”/ MacBook Pro 13”/ ASUS ZenBook 3/ HP Spectre x360/ Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 5th Gen
USB TYPE-C COMPATIBILITY: The charger works with most USB-C devices including MacBook 12/ MacBook Pro 13/ ASUS ZenBook 3/ HP Spectre x360/ Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 5th Gen/ Lenovo Thinkpad T470s and even charge Samsung/Huawei and more USB-C smartphones.FLEXIBLE POWER DELIVERY(USB PD): The mechanism...
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.
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.
I'm not listing prices because they change too frequently. Just check the links.
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:
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. (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MUJU33S/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
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:
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:
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: https://www.amazon.com/SWEALEER-Compatible-6GTPY-Applicable-Replacement/dp/B07DG1TZ4P/
Review URL: https://www.amazon.com/review/R30NMDTVN87GLI/
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.
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.
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
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:).
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.
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... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071H38422?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
my ssd's speed and storage to 500 Gbs with: Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 500GB -... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07M7Q21N7?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
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: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/29122/Windows-10-Wi-Fi-Drivers-for-Intel-Wireless-Adapters?v=t
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
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.
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: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FKTZLBS/
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: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ECDM78E/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CWSWX4Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_tRMTCbEG5GADH
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:
I recommend the second option but if you do have a VGA on your BenQ buy the WD15.
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 (http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Dell/precision-5530) 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: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01BGZEVHU. 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.
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. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M0K0DL2
Have you tried reseating all of the cables?
Does it make a difference if you power up the monitor after everything is connected?
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 Amazon.ca as well...
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.
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.
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
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: https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-Multiport-Thunderbolt-Compatible/dp/B01C316EIK
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!
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 padon amazon and there are quite a few options (here's one that looks pretty good).
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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C316EIK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_V7HhAbM4WT3S8
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: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01BGZEVHU/ref=yo_ii_img?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
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.
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.
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
>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: http://plugable.com/products/tbt3-dp2x/
I'm just interested in the screens, not Wi-Fi, ethernet, sound or other peripherals.
$91.39 on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Thunderbolt-DisplayPort-Supports-4096x2160/dp/B01F81EIBC/
Edit: There's also a StarTech.com version available via accessories.dell.com for $100: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&amp;l=en&amp;s=bsd&amp;cs=111&amp;sku=A8933680
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
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?
i just bought a dongle for thunderbolt 3 to hdmi for my 9350 and it works pretty good.
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 :)
Notice that the hdmi version only claims 30hz: https://www.amazon.com.au/StarTech-com-Thunderbolt-Dual-HDMI-Adapter/dp/B01ANR5AJU
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.
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
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
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. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NNMB3KS/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
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!!
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 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0188PAD00/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1 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!
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):
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 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06WLMN44D/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
Cable Matters USB C Multiport Adapter (USB C Dock with USB C to HDMI 4K), 2X USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M0K0DL2/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
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:
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
There's nothing really.
Read the top post here. The guy did some serious research and upvote him for it :) https://www.reddit.com/r/Dell/comments/3rrs8x/usb_typec_charging_xps_13_9350/
This charger on Amazon has been confirmed by redditors to work: https://tinyurl.com/mayjxya
Lowest price on Amazon has been $30 . Sometimes drops to $45
I would say stick with Dell's plug adaptor. Seeing that white cord with my beautiful black Dell would drive me NUTS.
I've got this adapter - https://amazon.com//dp/B01F81EIBC/ 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).
Thanks. Is this the one you recommend:
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 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FTI8TM8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
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 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thermal-Grizzly-Kryonaut-Compound-Compounds/dp/B011F7W3LU/ref=sr_1_17?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1526925000&sr=1-17&keywords=thermal+paste, 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.
My knowledge of the different types of RAM is not that great.
Do you know which one of these are the best?
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.
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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M0K0DL2?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
It works great for me on my XPS 13 running Ubuntu 17.10.
I use this one: https://www.amazon.com/Innergie-PowerGear-USB-C-45-Adapter/dp/B0188PAD00/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1478480149&amp;sr=8-1
to charge Dell XPS 13, Nexus 5x and Pixel. It's a great charger.
I use this for my 9350, works great. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01C316EIK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
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.
Probably cheaper/easier to buy 2 cables.
There are cheaper adapters than these 2, but these seem good quality.
Found this if I just want to hook up the 4k panel directly until a better dock comes out. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X4S5C7G?psc=1&amp;redirect=true&amp;ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00
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?
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!
Thanks, I didn't know this.
In the end, instead of the WD-15, I ended up ordering a StarTech TB32HD2 (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01ANR5AJU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1).
Additionally, since the laptop doesn't have an ethernet port, I picked up a USB3->ethernet adaptor too (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B010SEARPU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1).
Hmm, none of those sound too easy.
I do own this: https://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Thunderbolt-DisplayPort-Compatible-Supports/dp/B01F81EIBC/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
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?
Defenitely! Use one of those options:
I found one online that I heard works Good https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-TB32HD2-Thunderbolt-Adapter-Converter/dp/B01ANR5AJU/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1468357050&amp;sr=1-1-spons&amp;keywords=thunderbolt+3+to+hdmi&amp;psc=1
Thanks, man. I ended up getting this one yesterday, which seems to be the same thing:
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.
Yes, there are many to choose from, including Dell's own, here is just one:
Yes. You would need an adapter like this.
My personal recommendation would be to go this route: https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Dock-180W-Adapter-4W2HW/dp/B01C8PHWQY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1465386172&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=WD15
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.
Is there anything like this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0188PAD00 for the UK market, other than the Google Pixel charger and official Dell one?
I also have the Cable Matters adapter (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00X4S5C7G/) - has worked ok with my TV so far
You can buy a usbc to displayport/minidisplayport adapter, then connect a mst hub to connect 2 or 3 monitors all at once either directly to two port adapter, or buy an additional mst hub.
or get these displaylink solution
or two hdmi version
I've been using this cooling pad: https://smile.amazon.com/HAVIT-HV-F2056-Laptop-Cooler-Cooling/dp/B00NNMB3KS/ref=sr_1_5?s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1491301333&amp;sr=1-5&amp;keywords=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.
I didn't read the reviews enough before I bought it on amazon, this person had the same experience as me
I got the Swealeer replacement full-size battery off Amazon.
EDIT: It was this one: https://www.amazon.com/SWEALEER-Compatible-6GTPY-Applicable-Replacement/dp/B07DG1TZ4P/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=SWEALEER+6GPTY&amp;qid=1572617679&amp;s=electronics&amp;sr=1-2
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.
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.
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) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C8PHWQY/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_2xDtxb2WFQ5QJ
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.
Where are you plugging in the Display Port to?
For reference, this is what I'm using:
These work, tested on my 7590.
Corsair Vengeance Performance Memory Kit 32GB DDR4 2666MHz CL18 Unbuffered SODIMM https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01BGZEVHU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_dbpmDb6NC8W38
Besides wattage, what's the difference between this and the WD15?
Found a link for the keyboard cover! I'll update after I get it.
Thunderbolt 3 to dual displayport adapter, then displayport cable to each monitor.
Here's an example adapter that I've used in the past: https://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Thunderbolt-DisplayPort-Compatible-Supports/dp/B01F81EIBC
I'll probably end up using this to drive dual 4Ks at 60HZ
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? https://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Thunderbolt-DisplayPort-supports-monitors/dp/B01F81EIBC
here is a dock that should do everything.
I can vouch for this, though it does more than you're asking for.
I got this kit from amazon
This one, for the same model as you, 9560
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. https://www.amazon.com/Havit-HV-F2056-Laptop-Cooler-Cooling/dp/B00NNMB3KS/ref=lp_2243862011_1_1?s=pc&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1540877794&amp;sr=1-1
Lots out there. Thunderbolt accessories aren't widely available and ones that are (like the TB15) suck for the most part. Not to mention they're steeply priced.