Hello. This should be my last entry here. I have received my replacement XPS and it works flawless. One should not wast time asking for a replacement whenever possible.
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I'd like to be included on this please, but don't know how to send a PM vs responding to the thread. I've a new XPS 13 9370. I've rebuilt it twice now thinking the first time was because the Windows image had a conflicting driver. The second time I just did a raw install of Windows.
The symptoms I get are:
Mouse pointer moves erratically on it's own occasionally. This includes buttons being pressed.
Mouse stops responding at all for a few seconds. Generally when this happens it gets into a state where it keeps happening. Often the keyboard also stops at this point for a few seconds and the whole machine seems to be unresponsive.
Nothing of note is happening on the laptop at this time. CPU, Disk, Wi-Fi etc. are all showing as hardly used in task manager.
The laptop is unusable as a work device...
Luke Presley from the XPS product development team here.
Question for people with this issue... Do you see this problem when you're plugged in? How about when you're running on battery?
That makes no difference on my side.
I observe the same stuttering (on battery and plugged in) on slow mouse movements. Reproducable by e.g. drawing a circle on the touchpad and makes it smaller and smaller, or directly start with a small circle. On slow movements (small circle) the curser starts to stutter/jump and performs no smooth movements anymore. That is annoying in any kind of program where I need an accurate curser movement, because when I slow down the finger move the curser precise, the movement becomes inconsistent and jumpy...
For your information, I have already a ticket at DELL where I shared videos t so a colleague. Please send me a PN in case you need a reference number to follow up and keep the information from several users together to work on a solution.
Problem occurs when device is running on AC and on battery (but on AC might be a little bit more frequent). The only solution (at least in my case) is still disabling "panel self-refresh" (that I mentioned here ) in the Intel power management settings. I've checked with newer driver version a week about ago and can confirm that this issue is still present.
Since this issue touches two areas: c-state (it was mentioned that altering this option in the BIOS helps) and panel self-refresh in Intel drivers I'm guessing that problem is caused by service/driver/hook that instructs the device whether to go in "power saving mode" (it emits its signal when user is actively uses his/hers notebook, not in "away stage").
Someone said that installing drivers from zip file instead of installer provided by Intel (or through Windows/Dell update) might help, but only thing it caused was necessity to update "panel self-refresh" property on each reboot since for some reason...
I just received my brand new 9370 today (i7 4K 512GB SSD) and right after windows 10 final setup, I started to see weird freezing where the touchpad and keyboard was unresponsive. Sometimes the freezing was once ever few seconds, and then it seemed to freeze for 10+ seconds.
I tried shutting down, restarting etc. and sometimes it would sort itself out, and others it just continued to freeze up.
When I run task manager and check the performance tab you can see the graph / stats freezing up (pausing) and then continuing on after a few seconds, then repeating the same over and over.
After spending £1600 on this I am already starting to regret my purchase. Is it advisable just get a replacement, or is it possible that this is another intel / windows issue?
I say this as my inspiron 7577 also had stuttering issues, but intel ran a load of tests and told everyone it was windows, and that issue is still ongoing.
Update: This is issue is quite intermittent which makes it harder to test things out, I was literally just scrolling down this site when it happened again.
One interesting thing I have found is when it is in its stutter loop, if I launch the intel graphics control panel it comes back to life, and another way is to hit the power button, then press it again and it's okay again.
Another annoying thing (that may or may not be related) is tap to click on the touchpad sometimes stops working and I have to physically click. This is such a fantastic laptop, but these issues are very disappointing.
I tried a fresh install of Windows 10 1803, latest bios, intel graphics driver etc. and a RTC reset, and the issue still exists. I did however try the suggestion of disabling Panel Self-Refresh and that certainly seems to resolve (with limited testing) the freezing / stutter issue.
RE the tap to click, it momentarily stops working, but touch the right hand side and it works again... most odd.
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