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When looking at the list of items included with the Dell XPS 15 I see:
FGA Module:
Catalog Number / Description = PPAN1303_023/PPAN1305_027/BTO
Product Code = FG0011

What does it represent?

I found one guess that FGA stands for "Fast Genetic Algorithm" used for facial recognition, but didn't get any results at Dell when searching for it.

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I couldn't find any results anywhere explaining what that is. Pretty impressive. – Journeyman Geek Jul 9 '12 at 0:24
    
Maybe it's an Easter egg. – codewaggle Jul 9 '12 at 1:12
    
Right now I am getting hits on google. Sadly they all go to superuser.com/questions/446445/what-is-the-dell-fga-module :) – Hennes Jul 9 '12 at 14:15
    
Thats a small problem with SU. We're highly ranked. Most other hits seem to be of specifications lists. – Journeyman Geek Jul 10 '12 at 1:14
    
Maybe it's a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) which are used by hardware accelerators. – shufler Jul 10 '12 at 14:59
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I have a friend working with Dell and this is the response that I got:

FGA module is not customer or system related. It is just an internal code to identify fixed hardware configurations and gets downloaded to the invoice/summary by default

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Yes "Fast Track system" means "fixed hardware configurations". They don't offer any options, they are pre-built and ready to ship. – codewaggle Jul 12 '12 at 17:57

I contacted Dell and this was the response:

The FGA module is an internal SKU that designates whether the system is a Fast Track system or build to order.

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