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which one of this three dell ultrabooks is better

by davprest / January 25, 2015 10:08 PM PST

Hi guys, I'm looking for a new notebook that I have to use mostly to study and watch videos, movies and so far.. I think that those three dell ultrabooks are perfect for what I need because I want something light and easy to carry so I was thinking to a 13"... those are the ultrabooks:

-Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1
-XPS 12 2-in-1
- XPS 13

I like mostly the XPS 12 2-in-1, cause it seems really easy to carry and the battery life should be the longer on the three .. does it worth the price ( it will cost me about 1000€ ) ??

thanks for your attention

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Pretty different models.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 25, 2015 11:28 PM PST

For me I like the XPS 13 for a near workstation grade work horse. The 12 may do for traveling and the Inspiron brings up the rear for cost (most places.) As to battery life I can find time on a charge in reviews so you should know that going in. What most folk forget or didn't know that running on battery power is still expensive. For a person that runs on battery at day, charges at night figure a new battery a year.

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thanks for reply !
by davprest / January 25, 2015 11:40 PM PST

battery it's one of my principal concerns cause I will need to use it at university not all the days but pretty often and I know that I have to remove the battery when I don't need it, one of the problem of the XPS 13 is that the battery is not removable !

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Not a good plan.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 25, 2015 11:53 PM PST
In reply to: thanks for reply !

Remove the battery? That's like high wire acts without a net. Hope you back it all up and can deal with losing it all from time to time. The battery acts as an onboard UPS. Hey, your choice.

I suggest you go with the new rule for longer battery life (not to be confused with battery time.) ABC (always be charging.)

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I didn't know
by davprest / January 26, 2015 12:08 AM PST
In reply to: Not a good plan.

are you saying that I don't have to remove the battery even when I use it plugged to the socket for a long time ? sorry for my ignorance XD

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If you have an over decade old laptop.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 26, 2015 2:21 AM PST
In reply to: I didn't know

Then sure, that might save the battery but today's models from about a decade ago manage the battery very well.

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actually my current laptop is quite an over decade old one..
by davprest / January 26, 2015 5:40 AM PST

thanks I didn't know that remove the battery is no more needed to save the battery ! but anyway the XPS 2-1 remain the one of the three that has a better battery life...

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Life or time?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 26, 2015 5:49 AM PST

It looks to be the common 300 cycle lithium battery here. I think you'll like the form factor.

There are folk that want to remove the battery. Maybe it's best to let them continue as the support for restoring a laptop or data recovery is going to fuel some companies and employ a lot of folk.

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