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XPS 15 Setup and Specifications


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  1. Power-adapter port

    Connect a power adapter to provide power to your computer and charge the battery.

  2. USB 3.1 Gen 1 port with PowerShare

    Connect peripherals such as external storage devices and printers.

    Provides data transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps. PowerShare enables you to charge your USB devices even when your computer is turned off.
    • NOTE: If the charge on your computer’s battery is less than 10 percent, you must connect the power adapter to charge your computer, and USB devices connected to the PowerShare port.
    • NOTE: If a USB device is connected to the PowerShare port before the computer is turned off or in hibernate state, you must disconnect and connect it again to enable charging.
    • NOTE: Certain USB devices may not charge when the computer is turned off or in sleep state. In such cases, turn on the computer to charge the device.
  3. HDMI port

    Connect to a TV or another HDMI-in enabled device. Provides video and audio output.

  4. Thunderbolt 3 (USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C) port with Power delivery
    Supports USB 3.1 Gen 2, DisplayPort 1.2, Thunderbolt 3 and also enables you to connect to an external display using a display adapter. Provides data transfer rates up to 10 Gbps for USB 3.1 Gen 2 and up to 40 Gbps for Thunderbolt 3. Supports Power Delivery that enables two-way power supply between devices. Provides up to 5V/3A power output that enables faster charging.
    • NOTE: Adapters (sold separately) are required to connect standard USB and DisplayPort devices.
  5. Headset port

    Connect headphones or a headset (headphone and microphone combo).

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