Dell Inspiron 15r vs Dell XPS 15

Dell has upgraded both Inspiron 15r and XPS 15 for better performance. So, it is only fair to become confused. Therefore, let me compare both laptops.

After looking at the specifications below for both laptops, you would think that XPS 15 is better than Inspiron 15r in every sense and as a matter of fact, it is. However, before you head over to Dell to purchase XPS 15, you might want to slow down and think well before you make the purchase. So, let me guide you through them and then you will have a clear understanding on the correct laptop that you should purchase.

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Dell Inspiron 15r

Processor

2nd generation Intel® Core™ i3-2310M Processor (2.1GHz, Dual Core, 4T, 3MB L3)

Operating System

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic 64-Bit

Memory

3GB (1 X 1GB + 1 X 2GB) 2 DIMM DDR3 1333Mhz

Chipset

Mobile Intel® 6 Series Express Chipset (HM67)

Video Card

NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M - 1GB

Display

15.6" (39.6cm) HD WLED True-Life (1366x768)

Audio and Speakers

SRS Premium Sound HD™ - 2 speakers @ 2W each

Built-in microphone

Hard Drive

Up to 500GB hard drive (5400RPM)

Optical Drive

Internal tray-load DVD+/-RW or optional internal Slot-load Blu-ray DiscTM Combo (Read BD, Burn CD/DVD) Drive or optional internal tray-load Blu-ray DiscTM Rewritable (Read BD, Burn BD/CD/DVD) Drive

Power

6-cell 48WHr Li-Ion Battery

Dell XPS 15

Processor

2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5-2410M processor 2.30 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.90 GHz

Operating System

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

Memory

6GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM (1 x 2GB + 1 x 4GB)

Hard Drive

500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive

Display

15.6" (39.6cm) HD (1366x768) WLED display with TrueLife™

Video Card

1GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 525M graphics with Optimus

Optical Drive

Tray Load 8X DVD+/-RW Drive with DVD+R double layer write capability

Wireless

Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030 with Bluetooth v3.0+HS

Security Software

McAfee(R) Security Center - 30 Days Trial Version

Primary Battery

6 Cell Primary Battery

Warranty

1-year XPS Premier Service with 1-year Complete Cover


Processor

XPS 15 sports Core i5-2410M processor with 2.3 GHz of speed and Turbo Boost 2.0 that can over-clock your processor up to 2.9 GHz, while Inspiron 15r sports only Core i3-2310 with 2.1 GHz and no Turbo Boost 2.0 (not even version 1.0). So, clearly XPS 15 comes out as a winner however, Core i5 lacks Intel vPro technology which is present in only Core i7 series processors.

Now, if you upgrade XPS to that level, it will cost you a lot because XPS 15 is already very expensive and there is absolutely no point in upgrading Inspiron 15r for a better processor because for one thing, you can only upgrade it to Core i5 2410 and secondly, it won’t do you too well because other hardware of Inspiron 15r aren’t great enough to aid the upgraded processor well.

RAM

In both laptops, RAM is sufficient according to the customers they are targeting. XPS 15 has 6GB DDR3 RAM and Inspiron 15r has 3G DDR3 RAM in their stock build versions.3GB of RAM is sufficient for nearly everything. If you have a habit of playing two or three high-end games at the same time, then I am afraid 3GB of RAM would be a bad idea. However, if you do like to play hardcore games at the same time then even XPS 15 is not a good gaming laptop for you. I agree that 6 GB of RAM is sufficient, but we are talking about graphical memory now and it is not sufficient in both laptops.

Graphics card

Amusingly both laptops have the same graphics card and it is insane. Nvidia Geforce GT 525M graphics card is a Level 2 graphics card and can handle pretty much every game on medium settings. Currently I am working with ATI Mobility Radeon 5470 1GB and I am able to play every game on lowest settings.

Radeon 5470 is a level 3 graphics card and I can still enjoy every game and HD videos. So, in comparison to this card, GT 525M is way better. If you upgrade your system to GT 540M 2GB, you will earn a slight amount of increase in performance but you will never run out of graphical memory, even when you play2 3 games at a time (with one game playing and two games in the background).

Hard Disk

500 GB of hard disk is not enough and you get the option of only 750 GB at most. So, it is better if you upgrade your laptop while purchasing it, else you will have to install a better HD in future.

Screen

Since these laptops are from series 15, both of them offer 15.6-inch WLED display. However, both are Semi-HD display and not Full HD. You will get only 1366 X 768 resolution and trust me, when you can connect your laptop to a Full HD LED television, you would regret the moment you skipped upgrading the screen.

I have seen my display look like crap when I forcefully increased the resolution all the way to 1920 X 1080. I agree that screen was large but I could not enjoy it because the laptop did not support it. Then, I went to my friend’s home and grabbed his Alienware MX 11. Though it was freakishly small, it had four times better configurations than my laptop. It also had full HD screen and supported the same on HD televisions. So, I hooked it up and the screen just made me drop my jaw.

We played couple of games on both of laptops and for the sake of equality, I asked him to lower his game settings. Even when we were testing both laptops on same settings, his laptop looked very fine and all because of his Full-HD screen.

The screen has to support Full-HD resolution in order to transfer it to another display. So, getting a Full-HD screen on your laptop would be the best choice that would ever make while purchasing it.

Ports

Both laptops feature fine amount of ports and after having a look at the specification sheet, I don’t think that you would want to read about them.

Conclusion

I am afraid but I will have to cut this article short, but in my opinion, new Inspiron 15r and XPS are great for medium gaming. Since both have great configurations and nearly equally performing hardwares, I would say that you can go for either of them without any trouble.

Personally, I would recommend you to go for dedicated system according to your work. If you want to play great games (even not on daily basis) then you should opt for a gaming machine. If you want to do your daily job work then Dell Inspiron 15r would not let you down and the price tag is very reasonable. So, rest is yours to decide. However, tell me your opinions, whether good or bad, in the comment section below.

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khan 4 years ago

i want tobuy a laptop but now confuse between toshiba satellite l755 and dell inspiron n511o.both core i5 and have nvidia 1 gb graphic card.

my question is in relation to performance duribility and heating problem,which one of the two is better


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kksonakiya 4 years ago from Gwalior Author

Yeah Vyas and they have also upgraded the graphics card. :)


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kksonakiya 4 years ago from Gwalior Author

Well... normally it takes approximately 15 days for the product to reach at your door step. My Dell Inspiron 15r reached at my door step in exactly 14th day.

Btw, there is nothing to worry about Ag, you can always track your product and learn the current position, like transit, etc.


Ag 4 years ago

What if we have ordered the product which comes under Dell Express?According to information the product should reach the destination by the 4th business day.I ordered the same but i don't think i am gonna get the product even in a week(as promised by the agent).


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kksonakiya 4 years ago from Gwalior Author

That's true Indianrockers. Thanks for commenting. It would help many readers choose between Inspiron 15r and XPS 15Z. :)


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indianrockers 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

Dell XPS 15Z is an awesome takes ! The Inspiron 15R is an entry level take for home users. When people add customizations to the configuration it leads to price almost close to an XPS. XPS has an alloy casing is tough and JBL sound. Good Take


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kksonakiya 4 years ago from Gwalior Author

Anytime Ezz El Din. :)


Ezz el din 4 years ago

Thank you very much


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kksonakiya 4 years ago from Gwalior Author

Anytime Ag. :)


Ag 4 years ago

Thanks :)


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kksonakiya 4 years ago from Gwalior Author

@Ag Yeah, XPS 15 now has GT 540M which is without a doubt better than GT 525m.

@Ezz el din According to Dell XPS 15's specifications, it offers 6-cell LI (2.6Ah) standard; Up to 5 hours, 23 minutes* of battery life with 6-cell battery

9-cell LI (2.8Ah); Up to 8 hours, 29 minutes* of battery life with 9-cell battery

That is under idle conditions and when you listen to music or watch videos, the backup drops to 3 to 4 hrs. However, working on office, surfing the internet, etc. will get you that 5 hrs of battery.

Also, XPS 15 has better battery than Inspiron 15r, hence better backup.

Please note that if you increase the configurations of Inspiron 15r without opting for 9 cell battery, the backup will be appreciably low when you use that power, like gaming on battery.

Also, New Inspiron 14R is upgraded to AMD 6470 graphics card, but that's just an entry level card and fails against GT 525m (not to mention GT 540m as well).


Ag 4 years ago

Ezz: yes i checked .i was going to comment on that only.thanks


Ezz el din 4 years ago

It's written on dell website:

http://www.dell.com/in/p/xps-l502x/pd

Graphics card:

2GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M graphics with Optimus

I'm in Egypt and XPS is in stock with GT 540m.


Ag 4 years ago

Actually they are offering 2gb graphics card in Xps 15 now compared to 1gb in inspiron.And by the upgradation of Xps graphics card to GTX 540 u mean that in nearer future?if u can tell me when then it will be very helpful.thanks by the way


Ezz el din 4 years ago

Hi kksonakiya,

I'd like to know which one is better in the battery life,

and also if I got an inspiron 15R with core i7 and upgraded the RAM to 8GB, compared to [i5, 4GB RAM, GT 540 XPS] , which one will be better knowing that the price will be nearly the same.

Thanks in advance


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kksonakiya 4 years ago from Gwalior Author

@Rajendra, great man. You'll love it, I am sure! :)

@Ag Unfortunately, both the laptop's have the same graphics card and you cannot upgrade them while ordering the laptop (upgrading later is impossible).

Also, there is just the difference in memory, not performance. You won't be able to run high-end games on maximum settings anyway, so you need not worry about memory consumption.

Dell XPS 15 is going to be upgraded with an Nvidia GTX 540, it would be a small change, but it would matter in comparison to GTX 525m.


Ag 4 years ago

Also i wanted to ask about the adv or disadvantage of SDRAM(in xps 15) over the simple RAM i guess(in inspiron 15R).do try to reply soon.thanks


Ag 4 years ago

is it possible to upgrade the 1gb dedicated graphics card which Dell inspiron 15r is offering ?m confused coz dell xps 15 is offering 2gb graphics card


Rajendra 4 years ago

Thanks a lot for your help in purchasing my laptop. I was so confused before. I have ordered my xps 15 just now.

Thanks again.


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kksonakiya 4 years ago from Gwalior Author

No need to apologize Rajendra. I am glad that you asked me to help you with the purchase. Yeah, this XPS 15 is better than Inspiron 15r.

The graphics card is the same as you can see, but you will get better processor and more RAM with this.

Also, XPS 15 looks better than Inspiron 15r anyway. So, the winner is XPS 15. :)

Have fun with your purchase friend.


Rajendra 4 years ago

Thank you very much for your time and Apologies for repeated questions

I am planning to buy below XPS L502x costing 503 Euros. Is this OK compared to inspiron 15 R

COLOR CHOICE Cover - metalloid aluminum processing

PROCESSOR second-generation Intel ® Core ™ i5-2430M Processor 2.40 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0, 3.00 GHz to

OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows ® 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Dutch

System Recovery DVD with resources: media system (MUI) Windows ® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

MICROSOFT SOFTWARE Microsoft ® Office Starter 2010 includes versions of Word and Excel with limited functionality and advertisements. Without PowerPoint or Outlook. ing

SERVICES AND SUPPORT 1 year Collect and Return Warranty - No Upgrade Selected

Accidental Damage Protection Accidental Damage Protection not working

DataSafe Online Backup DataSafe Online Backup 2 GB - license for 1 year

SECURITY SOFTWARE No Security / Anti-Virus Protection

LCD SCREEN 40 cm (15.6 ") HD WLED TL (1366x768) 720p with 2.0 Mega Pixel Integrated Camera ing

Memory 4096 MB (2 x 2GB) 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel

OPTICAL (E) STATION (S) 8X DVD + /-RW Drive

HARD DRIVE 500 GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM)

GRAPHICS CARD 1GB NVIDIA ® GeForce ® GT 525 graphics ing

MAIN BATTERY 6-cell lithium-ion battery (56 Wh)

Internal TV TUNER DVB-T TvTuner

Accessories

WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY Intel ® Centrino ® Advanced-N 6230 (2 x 2 b / g / n + Bluetooth combo card)

Also included with your system

Order Information Ordering XPS L502x - Netherlands

Keyboard Internal Keyboard - US / International (QWERTY)

DataSafe DataSafe Local Basic 2.3

Shipping Documents Dutch documentation

Bundle N11X5M03

Standard Support 1 year of coverage included with your PC

Integrated Mobile Broadband Mobile Broadband not included

Do not carry bags

Dell System Media Kit Resource DVD (Diagnostics & Drivers) for XPS L502x

Power Supply 130 Watt AC Adapter

European power cables (250 V)

USB Dongle Send me more info about this exclusive offer

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COLOR CHOICE Cover - metalloid aluminum processing

PROCESSOR second-generation Intel ® Core ™ i5-2430M Processor 2.40 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0, 3.00 GHz to

OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows ® 7 Home Premium 64-bit in Dutch

System Recovery DVD with resources: Media System (MUI) Windows ® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

MICROSOFT SOFTWARE Microsoft ® Office 2010 Starter includes versions of Word and Excel, with limited functionality and advertisements. Without PowerPoint or Outlook. ing

SERVICES AND SUPPORT 1 year Collect and Return Warranty - No Upgrade Selected

Accidental Damage Protection Accidental Damage Protection not working

DataSafe Online Backup DataSafe Online Backup 2 GB - license for 1 year

SECURITY SOFTWARE No Security / Anti-Virus Protection

LCD SCREEN 40 cm (15.6 ") HD WLED TL (1366x768) 720p with 2.0 Mega Pixel Integrated Camera ing

Memory 4096 MB (2 x 2GB) 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel

OPTICAL (E) STATION (S) 8X DVD + /-RW Drive

HARD DRIVE 500 GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM)

GRAPHICS CARD 1GB NVIDIA ® GeForce ® GT 525 graphics ing

MAIN BATTERY 6-cell lithium-ion battery (56 Wh)

Internal TV TUNER DVB-T TvTuner

Accessories

WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY Intel ® Centrino ® Advanced-N 6230 (2 x 2 b / g / n + Bluetooth combo card)

Also included with your system

Order Information Ordering XPS L502x - Netherlands

Keyboard Internal Keyboard - US / International (QWERTY)

DataSafe DataSafe Local Basic 2.3

Documents Dutch shipping documentation

Bundle N11X5M03

Standard Support 1 year of coverage included with your PC

Integrated Mobile Broadband Mobile Broadband not included

Do not carry bags

Dell System Media Kit Resource DVD (Diagnostics & Drivers) for XPS L502x

Power Supply 130 Watt AC Adapter

European power cables (250 V)

USB Dongle Send me more info about this exclusive offerUndo s


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kksonakiya 4 years ago from Gwalior Author

Dell XPS 15Z is definitely better than Inspiron 15r.


Rajendra 4 years ago

Hi Kksonakiya,

Is inspiron 15 R is better or xps.


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kksonakiya 4 years ago from Gwalior Author

Hi there Rajendra. I think that you are talking about Dell Vostro. Between XPS 15 and Vostro. I would go with XPS 15 because it is already known for the performance line of Dell laptops.

Also, consider going for XPS 15Z (it is latest), it may shake your budget a little but it is worth the money.

Dell has already canceled Vostro line so it would be better to stick with XPS 15 anyway.

Please compare the specs of both laptops before purchasing. Also, check the fan of both laptops, the larger the vent is, the cooler your laptop will run.

A word of advice: Laptop's are made to use like Mobiles, so once you recharge them, you must use them on battery otherwise the system will get extra hot.

As far as gaming is considered, you won't be able to play high-end games on highest settings on either of them (exceptions applicable).

PS - Dell Vostro line was aimed for business market and not consumer. So, they are sturdier but the performance is not up to the mark.


Rajendra 4 years ago

Hi Kksonakiya,

This Rajendra from Zwolle, Netherlands.

I am planning to buy laptop and reviewed on dell.nl

I found xps 15 for 503 euros and vestro for 499 euros

Can you guide me which is best laptop for couple of hours office work and gaming and movies and internet browing.

Is XPS is good or Inspiron or Vestro


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kksonakiya 4 years ago from Gwalior Author

Hi Ammar Alteib, glad to have your comment. I am afraid but Core i5 isn't enough to handle high resolution. As matter of fact, to be more precise on this matter, I would suggest that the products listed in this hub aren't upto the mark to play a high resolution game.

Nvidia GTX GT 540m is the graphics card that you will get and it is suited for 1280X1024 gaming if other settings are put to medium, otherwise, the resolution must be lowered.

For a 32-inch Plasma screen, you need at least Core i5 3.1 GHz and a Class 1 graphics card, that would cost you a lot if you opt for a laptop.

If gaming is what you need under budget then you should opt for desktop and customize it per your needs.

However, if I had to choose between Dell XPS 15 vs Dell Inspiron 15R then I would go with XPS 15 because of the specs!

Please tell me if I made it clear or not. Follow up on this reply will be much appreciated. :)


ammar alteib 4 years ago

hi KKSonakiya this ammar from sudan

i just want to buy a plasma screen and dell laptop for playing pc game , particularly pes2011 or2012 which they need high resolution so, my question is : does dell core i5 allow me to play pes2011 on 32 inches plasma screen. which the best one for this purpose


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kksonakiya 4 years ago from Gwalior Author

Hi there Vineet. Glad to your comment. Btw i am sure that you have added that extra 0 by mistake because at that price you can get yourself an ultimate gaming machine with everything maxed out. :)

Now, you will pleased to know that Dell has just upgraded the XPS 15 line with a little better graphics card.

If my guess is correct and your budget is actually Rs.60,000/- then XPS 15 with Nvidia GT 540M would be a nice choice.

But before you consult the dealer, take a look at the configuration options on Dell's website. If what you are looking for suits your budget then go ahead and buy it.

GT 540M isn't the best card available and I am afraid to tell you that you won't be able to play some great games on highest settings, like Deus X Human Revolution, Fear 3, Crysis 2, etc., but they look pretty great on medium settings too.

Take a look here:

http://www.dell.com/in/p/xps-l502x/pd

PS - When you configure this same laptop with your specs then the price goes all the way to Rs.75000/-.


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Vineet Bhati1987 4 years ago from Jodhpur City, Rajasthan, India

Hi KKSonakiya this vineet bhati from jodhpur Rajasthan

i wanna buy gud laptop but my requirement is not so high main thing i wanna buy best thing in my range my range is 600000/-

basic requirement is gud looking best performance for games,sound,battery,backup,movies, gud desplay nd etc etc

i like xps 15 with i5, 500gb Hd, 6gb RAM, 1gb grafic card with 9cell battery nd all but i am confuse b\t 15 r nd xps15 nd xps jbl speakers nd one more thing either 1 gb grafic card issufficent for playing gud games or i have to purchase 2gb graffic card and am in networking field so its full my all requirement or not


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kksonakiya 4 years ago from Gwalior Author

Hi Smarty. I am glad to have you here. Your system is great except the RAM size (you would need to upgrade it for more performance benefits). Also, you did not tell me exactly the model number of the graphics card in your laptop. It is essential. I know that it has 1GB of memory but that does not guarantee great performance too.

I am sure you know this but I am telling you anyway: Go to Run Command and type DXDIAG (caps or without caps, doesn't matter) and press Enter. A window will open and here, you will be able to see all the specs of your system listed neatly. You have to click Display tab (on top) and read the name of the Device manufacturer and the chip type (essentially the name of your graphics card).

With that information at hand, head over to Notebookcheck.net and enter the card's name and you will get all the information for that card.

Please let me know if you need any other information. Your system is great and if my guess is correct then you must have Nvidia GTX 525m graphics card and if it is then you can definitely do your design work flawlessly. :)


Smarty 4 years ago

Hi KKSonakiya. My name is Smarty from Kerala, Trivandrum. I recently ordered Dell Inspiron 15r (i5,2430,1gb graphics,500 hdd, 3gb ram) for 44100/-. I gone through a 6 month research for buying this laptop. @last am satisfied with my 80% package. This laptop contains latest addons like USB3 + BT 3 + HD WEBCAM + Changing lid etc. Main problem is that Windows 7 home basic. But little bit confused that my decision is wrong or not on investment side. because with 30000/- Toshiba i5 and with 37000/- Lenova also available in market. Remembering that am a Design Engineer, some times i need to do complicated designs too. what is the role in Dell brand that makes difference in these much price. Thanks.:-)


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kksonakiya 4 years ago from Gwalior Author

A variant of XPS 15 comes with Full HD. Ask for the variant personally by talking to Dell's Sales Executive. They will tell you the variant that you need. :)


Sam 4 years ago

I was looking for XPS 15...but display is not FHD..its only 720p....Should i buy 720p model...Is there any oher laptops with almost same specs with FHD screen...please do reply...i am going to purchase laptop very soon


Pyro 5 years ago

Hi kksonakiya. I bought the xps 15 with normal 720p display. The laptop is good but the display is really shit. It does not even look like 720p display. I am now checking if dell has option of upgrading the screen to 1080p


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kksonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior Author

No way Pascal! I can't even think of it! Because my dear Dell Inspiron 15R N5010 is already 14 months old (i.e. 1 year and 2 months) and the keyboard is fine.

By fine I mean for a person (me) who can type at 85 wpm and types 3 to 4 hrs daily, the keyboard is in a very good state.

It responds like it used to. I know that 85 is not that fast but it is not very slow either.

As far as the screen is considered, I still don't turn up the brightness full bcz it is way too bright for night!

In short my Inspiron 15r (with old specs) works like a charm even now. So with latest Inspiron 15r (with upgraded specs) you can rest assured that it won't fail your expectations.


pascal 5 years ago

i heard that inspiron15r has problem with its keyboard,wears our within a year n apparently the screen causes trouble too after a few months,it gets VERY dim..is this true??


Pyro 5 years ago

Sure. Will let you know after my purchase :)


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kksonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior Author

Anytime Pyro and best of luck with your purchase.:)

Plz do tell me how it went. :)


Pyro 5 years ago

Thanks a lot kksonakiya for your help on this :) I think I will go for full HD as the text will not be as small as it appears on my 22 inch philips screen now.


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kksonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior Author

Hi pyro. I am glad to have your reply. as you already know that 1920x1080 is a very big resolution for small screen laptops but if you set it forcefully from display settings then everything will become small. however if you have a big full hd certified tv then go for either laptops because both of them are great for hd playback via hd tv.

main benefit that you will get from 1920x1080 is with games and movies. normal computing will become a little difficult at that resolution.


Pyro 5 years ago

Thanks a lot kksonakiya. one more question, how is the 1920x1080 full hd screen. Is it worth the money, i dont want to buy it and then regret the smaller icons and text size. Currently i have 22 inch philips screen. When i set the resoultion to full hd 1920x1080, everything becomes so small that i have to change it back to 720p. Will this resolution make text and icons very small or should i go with the 720p screen on this laptop?


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kksonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior Author

Hi Pyro,

Since you would be running two virtual machines at the same time, I would recommend you Dell Xps 15 because of better RAM and processor.

You mentioned Batman Arkham Asylum as a benchmark for playing games I guess, so rest assured that Nvidia 525 will be able to handle all modern games at medium settings including Arkham Asylum, Crysis 2, Mass Effect 2 etc.


Pyro 5 years ago

Hi,

I am confused between buying one of them. I would be using it for two reasons 1. Using vmware and running maximum of 2 virtual machines at a time (for programming) 2. Playing some games like Batman Arkham Asylum and watching movies.

I am checking the dell website now and dell is also offering dell inspiron 14r with 6gb ddr3 ram and core i5 processor. Please suggest.


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kksonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior Author

Hi Urban Musk, Inspiron 15r has performance downsides in comparison to XPS 15. That is why I compared the specs side by side to clear the confusion.

But to answer the question in one plain answer, 'XPS 15 is great for full on gaming, HD movies, etc. and Inspiron 15 is great for medium performance.'

It would greatly help me if you could tell me your intentions of buying new laptop.

Other brands:

Sony Vaio - Very costly for same configurations as Inspiron 15r and XPS 15

HP - Nice one, but customer care is not up to the mark.

Lenovo - Everything is good except manufacturing. Gets very hot sometimes (depends on specs as well, but this has been mine and my friends experience)

Samsung - Great performance with great specs. If you are mesmerized by the looks of Samsung then it is made for you. Else, Inspiron 15r comes with changeable lids.

I could tell you more but you will have to provide me your usage. For gaming, XPS 15 would be great. For general computing and slight gaming (with HD movies, etc.) Inspiron 15r is nice choice for low budget.

My friend bought the latest inspiron 15r 1 week ago and the performance is great. Crysis 2 can be played on Performance (medium) settings without any lag or slowdown.

I'd like to hear from you soon. :)


Urban Musk 5 years ago

Also, should I look at other laptop brands like Sony Vaio, HP, Lenovo, Samsung? My budget is Rs. 50,000. What will be the best laptop I could buy?


Urban Musk 5 years ago

Does the Inspiron 15r have any downsides as compared to the XPS 15? I'm so confused as to which to pick!

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