Dell XPS 15 gets edge-to-edge 4K screen

Posted on Thursday, Oct 08 2015 @ 16:03 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Dell revamped its XPS laptop lineup. The biggest change is made to the XPS 15, this new Skylake-based system features a 15.6" edge-to-edge LCD display with a 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution. The ultra-thin bezel enables Dell to reach a form factor similar to a 14" laptop, the system is 17mm at its thickest point and weighs around 1.8kg.

The XPS 15's enclosure is made from aluminium and features some carbon fiber elements, like the keyboard area.

Dell will offer the XPS 15 in various configurations, users will be able to choose between Skylake-based Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors, up to 16GB RAM, GeForce GTX 960M graphics and HDD or SSD storage.

The version with 4K resolution features a 56Whr battery with up to ten hours of battery life but there will also be a Full HD model with 84Whr battery and up to 17 hours of battery life. Other features include USB 3.1 Type-C with Thunderbolt 3 support.

Pricing starts at $999 for the cheapest model but if you want to 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution you'll have to spend at least $1,749.99. The model is immediately available from Dell's website.
The XPS line offers powerhouse performance in aggressive form factors, and the new XPS 15 is the pinnacle of that design philosophy. With the success of the XPS 13, Dell is now bringing the world’s first virtually borderless InfinityEdge display to a 15-inch laptop, making it the smallest 15-inch laptop on the planet.1 At just 11-17mm thin and Starting at 3.9 lbs (1.78kg) with 56Whr battery, SSD, and non-touch display, the XPS 15 is also the lightest performance-class 15-inch laptop.

The XPS 15 features a stunning UltraSharp™ 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) resolution option and the only 100 percent minimum Adobe RGB display on a laptop. Offering powerhouse performance on-the-go, the device is underpinned by 6th generation Intel Core processors (up to i7 Quad Core), NVIDIA GeForce® GTX™ 960M graphics (2GB GDDR5), high performance memory up to 16GB at 2133 MHz, up to 1TB hard drive or 1TB PCIe SSD storage, and Thunderbolt™ 3.

Additionally, the XPS 15 battery life offers up to 17 hours with a FHD display, 84WHr battery and SSD. For users who need horsepower to drive graphics and processor-intensive creation, the XPS 15 is the multimedia beast they’ve been waiting for.
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Also announced were the new XPS 12 and XPS 13 models. The XPS 12 starts shipping in November with pricing from $999, this is a 2-in-1 system that can transform into a tablet. The XPS 13 on the other hand is a compact notebook and is available immediately with pricing starting at $799.
XPS 12 2-in-1 – Perfecting the laptop to tablet experience, the new and innovative XPS 12 2-in-1 is designed to easily switch between laptop and tablet with a magnetic connection that enables one-handed transition. It is the only 2-in-1 device with a 4K Ultra HD display option, with 6 million more pixels than a Full HD display. Packed with high resolution cameras – 8MP world-facing, 5MP user-facing – the XPS 12 allows users to capture their world how they see it. The 2-in-1 comes standard with a mobility base, which provides a sleek full-size backlit keyboard and precision touchpad for working on-the-go, as well as the custom-built Dell Premier Folio, which provides a stand for the tablet with variable angle positions and also keeps the device safe during travel.

XPS 13 – Building on an impressive showing at CES 2015, the award-winning XPS 13 now features 6th generation Intel Core processors and graphics, more storage and memory (up to 1TB2 PCIe SSDs and 16GB RAM,3 respectively) and Thunderbolt™ 3. The XPS 13’s popular form factor continues to impress, still holding its title of the smallest 13-inch laptop on the planet, as well as the first with a virtually borderless InfinityEdge display. With up to 18 hours, 14 minutes of battery life with a FHD display, the XPS 13 also offers the longest battery life on a 13-inch laptop.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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