markd89 Posted April 16, 2022 Share Posted April 16, 2022 Hi, I have an XPS 15 9550 I7-6700HQ/UHD now and am considering upgrading. My system is loaded 64GB RAM, 1TB NVME and 4TB SATA SSD. I run under Debian Linux and use Virtualbox when I need Windows. Everything, even on this old PC seems acceptably fast. The CPU is mostly idle to 30% in normal use. I'm repasted, under-volted, GPU disabled and have fans set to only come on at 65*C or so. In practice the fans come on almost never. The left side of the keyboard does get a little warm. I'm considering upgrading to a newer model and here's my questions.. 1. In day to day operations, i.e. web browsing, am I going to see noticeably snappier performance? 2. I will lose the ability to have the internal 4TB SATA SSD. I'm thinking to just put it in a USB-C enclosure. Does that make sense? 3. XPS15 vs XPS17. I have to wear mild reading glasses anyway and 15.6 vs 17 won't make a difference with that. The 17 is just an inch or so longer. How would one decide which to get? Thanks! Mark Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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