Dell XPS 15

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  1. Alphonsus, Jun 11, 2017
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    Alphonsus macrumors member

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    Was wondering whether I should go for the 8gb and 256 SSd or the 16gb and 512 SSD. Its $200 more and was wondering if its worth it. Definitely probably don't need the 512 SSD but was wondering is their a performance difference?

    I do game but I don't play any high intense modern games. Just games that require less than 8 gb ram, infact the ones I play just need 4gb minimum. I mainly just watch Youtube, search web, and do work. Going to get into creating Youtube videos but nothing too big, less than 8 min and at 1080.
     
  2. djinn macrumors 68000

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    Are you really asking what config you should go with for a Windows machine on a Mac support forum?
     
  3. Merkava_4, Jun 11, 2017
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    I remember the old days when MacRumors would ban you for even whispering the word Dell, let alone put the word in a thread title. :D
     
  4. CaptRB macrumors 6502a

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    Strange threads on Macrumors.

    I'm looking for an electric pepper grinder.



    R.
     
  5. ZapNZs macrumors 68000

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    A Dell forum might be better to ask this question on because I find that Windows and Mac RAM consumption are not necessarily the same. Macs tend to be quite efficient with RAM, where as a Windows 10 machine may not be so efficient. Further, a Dell forum would have more members capable of telling you what your future upgrade options are and how they compare to purchasing the upgrades outright, from a financial perspective.
     
  6. thekev macrumors 604

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    It depends on the version of OSX. Lion and Mavericks were much worse than Windows. The recent ones have been a bit better, but I have still found this to be an often repeated myth, similar to the idea that Windows must be reinstalled every 6 months.

    I would point out that 4GB is tight on any operating system these days. Even web browsers can easily gobble up a couple GB depending on what extensions are used.
     
  7. pvanberlo macrumors member

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    I can only say: don't do it. I had a Dell XPS 15 9560 for about 3 months. I just went back to a MacBook Pro. Never getting a Dell again.
     
  8. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Sadly a reflection of Apple's actions of recent years...

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  9. raqball, Jun 12, 2017
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    For $200 I'd opt for the 16GB RAM and 512 SSD upgrade...

    False! I am currently using 2.3GB of RAM of the 16GB on my Win 10 machine. Ever take a gander @ mac usage?
     
  10. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a

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    That upgrade would cost you a little less compared to doing them yourself, go for it. Also if you go for the standard capacity battery, you can even put in a regular 2.5" drive if you ever want extra storage.
     
  11. Sam Luis Obispo macrumors member

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    A cheap coffee grinder will do if you are grinding dried peppers. If you intend to grind hot peppers, you might want a second grinder if you want to grind coffee... unless you want HOT coffee.
     
  12. AndyMacAndMic macrumors member

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    Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't this the 'Alternatives to Mac hardware' section?
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    Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't this the 'Alternatives to Mac hardware' section?
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    Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't this the 'Alternatives to Mac hardware' section?
     
  13. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes but this thread started out in the MBP section. Moderator moved it.
     
  14. AndyMacAndMic macrumors member

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    I stand corrected ;)
     
  15. ZapNZs macrumors 68000

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    All the time. Notice the difference between the wired memory and app memory.

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