Same problem. Joined just to let Dell know that we are upset.
We should be able to control our own computers.
Obviously, Dell has decided that they know better.
Obviously, we are upset that our screens change brightness without any ability to stop it from happening.
I too have uninstalled Dell's driver and installed Intel's driver, only to sadly learn that Dell has somehow disabled an option that by default Intel thinks we should have access to.
I encourage everyone who has this problem to let Dell know. Believe me, it is easier to do here than to even try to do via phone.
I purchased a refurb from the Dell Outlet yesterday and just learned about this issue. I guess I should have checked before purchasing but will have to wait to see how bad it is when I receive it.
Anandtech mentioned this issue in their testing and review if anyone is interested in seeing it. They mentioned that Dell said they were looking into a way to allow the user to disable the "Content-Adaptive Backlight Control" feature. Here is the link: http://www.anandtech.com/show/8983/dell-xps-13-review/5
I'm hoping that Dell is reading this and can provide an update.
i'm using the xp13 FHD model. But i don't see my screen brightness adjusting by itself. how can i test it and is mine faulty?
Thanks. I could see the dell logo slowly fade in but I don't see the brightness adjusting and i don't see why is it so annoying. can someone tell me why is it annoying or if the brightness should fade or something?
Seeing the logo slowly fade in is the brightness - run this page on your desktop. If this does not annoy you be happy. But think of watching a movie, fast changing dark to light scenes and you miss details because of the changing brightness; think of photo editing, with automatically changing brightness you might misjudge the light in the photo, same as in video editing (...).
All we want is to have an option like in every other notebook on the market.
It's not an OS/driver issue. The same behavior occurs in a minimal Linux install. The adaptive brightness is being handled at the BIOS or firmware level.