Which Dell laptop is best for you?

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So, you've settled on a Dell laptop. But which one is best for you?
Alienware, XPS, Inspiron, Latitude, and Precision are all names you'll come across when you're choosing a new laptop from Dell. Generally speaking, the first three are the consumer brands, Latitude is for the business crowd and the Precision lineup is for the mobile professional, designers or programmers for example, with high-end workstation components.
While the last two listed have a very definite target audience, there's a little crossover between the rest. Alienware is traditionally for gamers, XPS is for the prosumer and the premium ultrabook market and Inspiron is generally the more affordable laptops. But you can get XPS laptops capable of gaming, likewise from the Inspiron range, and not every Alienware laptop is a good buy for gamers.
So let's try and help you make the right decision by breaking down who each different range is for.

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" get a 6GB GTX 1060 graphics card instead. It'll be a little better for gaming than the GTX 1050 Ti, but all around, that version is the one to go for." , with little better you mean ~70% better. Besides that pretty good overview post, what I miss however is ruggedness & reliability (not necessarily the same as usage of premium materials, e.g. glass feels premium but can break easily under pressure) roughly described per sub range and also possible heating issues (can also effect lifetime of laptop parts of course). Should we be wary in pushing the 1050/1050ti in the small frame of xps laptops to its limits by e.g. gaming on it? How about quality of materials used between Alienware and the Precision laptops? How about quality control between the different series?

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