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Comparing 3 Dell XPS models

Jul 5, 2018 12:22PM PDT

Hello,

I'm wondering if I could get people's opinions on which is the best Dell XPS for the price. This is a HUGE amount of money for me, so want to get the best specs without paying for what I might not use/notice anyway.

1) Cheapest base version of the newest 8th generation: https://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/dell-laptops-netbooks-and-tablets/new-xps-15/spd/xps-15-9570-laptop/nxps1570_bt_s1651e

2) Or a reburbished, 7th generation, much better specs (and more money): https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/dell-xps-15-9560-15-nvidia-1050-intel-i7-7700hq-16gb-ram-512gb-ssd-win-10-home-recertified-open-box/12651356.aspx?

I don't do gaming, but I do graphic design, mostly on Inkscape and some Photoshop. Otherwise, your typical web surfing. My internet connection is quite slow (nothing I can do about that, i live in the woods).

What do you think I'd notice the difference between the 2? Is the refurb a much better deal?

Thank you!!

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My wife got a new laptop by Asus.
Jul 5, 2018 12:42PM PDT
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Jul 5, 2018 12:45PM PDT

Thanks. I had looked at that one also.
I worried about the fan noise and flex on keyboard.
Did you notice any of those issues?
It is a much cheaper option, so might check it out again.
I've had 2 Dell Xps previously and they just had been so good for me - this one i have now is 8 years old..

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Every laptop I've owned has fan noise.
Jul 5, 2018 12:57PM PDT

Because of the move to SSD it's usually the only thing I hear. To me even the XPS's I've seen have fan noise and a little keyboard flex. My wife has nothing bad to say about her new Vivo other than it's fast and the display is quite the step up.

Why not the 1K buck Dell? Here I want more value so I shop a bit more.

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