Dell Brings The Stylish & Powerful XPS 15, With Infinity Display

When iPhone, Samsung and others are busy to bring full view display to their phones, Dell has made its way to bring the smart display with 4K resolution to its XPS series. The Dell XPS 15 ($999.99 to start, $2,074.99 as tested) is the best 15-inch laptop money can buy. It is claimed to offer “the longest battery life in a 15-inch laptop”. That’s thanks to strong build quality, a brilliant screen, a comfortable soft-touch deck and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU that can handle entry-level gaming and some serious Photoshopping.

The Dell XPS 15 will be available to buy in the country at a starting price of Rs. 1,17,990. It can be purchased via the company’s online store as well as select Dell exclusive stores, Croma and Reliance Digital outlets.

So here are the detailed specs of this dashing laptop :

Meet the smallest 39.6cm (15.6) laptop on the planet.

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The world’s only 39.6cm (15.6) InfinityEdge display: The virtually borderless display maximizes screen space by accommodating a 39.6cm (15.6) display inside a laptop closer to the size of a 14-inch, thanks to a bezel measuring just 5.7mm.

One-of-a-kind design: Measuring in at a slim 11-17mm and 4 pounds (1.8 kg) with a solid state drive, the XPS 15 is the world’s lightest 38.1cm (15) performance-class laptop.

A stunning view, wherever you go.

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Industry-leading color: The XPS 15 is the only laptop with 100% Adobe RGB color, covering a wider color gamut. Also producing shades of color outside conventional panels so you can see more of what you see in real life. And with over 1 billion colors, images appear smoother and color gradients are amazingly lifelike with more depth and dimension. Included is Dell Premier Color software, which automatically remaps content not already in Adobe RGB format for onscreen colors that appear amazingly accurate and true to life.

Easy collaboration: See your screen from nearly every angle with an IGZO IPS panel, providing a wide viewing angle of up to 170°.

Brighten your day: With 350 nit brightness, it’s brighter than a typical laptop.

Powerhouse performance.

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Super-speed: The most powerful XPS laptop we’ve ever built includes the latest 7th Gen Intel® Quad Core™ processors and 4GB GeForce® GTX 1050 graphics card with the latest and greatest Pascal™ architecture, so you can blaze through your most intensive tasks.

Maximum memory and storage: Supports up to 16GB of memory with a bandwidth of 2400MHz, 1.3 times the speed of 1600MHz options. Faster memory means you get to the content that you need quicker. Storage up to 512GB solid state drive (SSDs), available in faster PCIe versions, provide plenty of storage room and high-performance responsiveness to access and run your applications quickly. The XPS 15 boots and resumes in seconds with a solid state drive, so you can do more without waiting.

Killer™ Wireless: The Killer 1535 Wireless-AC adapter provides a strong and reliable Wi-Fi connection and was designed specifically to make your online videos, voice and games play faster and smoother. It automatically detects, classifies and prioritizes network traffic ensuring your most important data takes priority over your other less urgent applications. Killer delivers your critical packets immediately, thus eliminating unnecessary latency and lag.

Interact intuitively.

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Pinch, zoom and click with confidence:  The precision touch pad prevents jumping and floating cursors. Also the Accidental Activation Prevention puts a stop to unintentional clicks when your palm hits the touch pad.

Microsoft Hello: Enjoy a password-free sign-in with the fingerprint reader that gives you the fastest, most secure way to unlock your Windows devices. Using your touch, it recognizes you apart from all others. It waves you in with a friendly hello and even works on apps and Microsoft Edge websites.

Built for business.

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Best-in-class Security with industry-leading endpoint solutions that include leading-edge encryption, authentication and threat prevention.

Dell Data Protection l Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise:  With a 99% efficacy rating, you can prevent threats and stop malware before it can run.

Dell Data Protection l Encryption:  Data-centric encryption is not aligned to a device. The multi-key approach protects the data as it moves from device to device, and even up into the public clouds.

The world’s most manageable XPS allows IT to change BIOS settings and configure systems with the flexibility your business requires.

Dell Client Command Suite: Dell’s free automation tools help IT streamline system deployment, updates, and monitoring in complex environments. DCCS means faster deployments.

Artfully constructed from premium materials.

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Maximum durability: Cut with precision from a single block of aluminum for a sturdy, durable chassis in a beautiful design.

Cool under pressure: The palm rest is made from carbon fiber. It’s strong and thin like aluminum, but lighter and cooler to the touch.

More environmentally responsible than ever.

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Power-efficient: XPS 15 is ENERGY STAR® qualified.

Smarter materials: Free of materials like cadmium, mercury and some phthalates, it’s also EPEAT® Gold registered7 and BFR/PVC-free.

Recycle-friendly: Over 90% of the laptop (by weight) can be easily recycled or reused. Also the bamboo packaging trays are 100% recyclable.

Ports & Slots

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1. SD card slot | 2. USB 3.0 with PowerShare | 3. Battery gauge button and indicator | 4. Kensington lock slot | 5. AC power | 6. HDMI |7. Thunderbolt™ 3 (2 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3) supporting: Power in/charging, PowerShare, Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps bi-directional), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps), Native DisplayPort 1.2 video output, VGA, HDMI, Ethernet and USB-A via Dell Adapter (sold separately) | 8. Headset jack

Dimensions & Weight

 

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1. Depth: 235mm (9.27) | 2. Width: 357mm (14.06) | 3. Height: 11-17mm (0.45-0.66) | Starting at weight: 1.8kg (4 lbs ) with 56Whr battery, SSD and non-touch display.

 Configurations

The Dell X includes a 2.8-GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB PCIe SSD, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU with 4GB of VRAM, a 4K touch-screen display and a fingerprint reader. All of that will cost you a cool $2,074.99.

The base model is $1,000 and comes with a Core i3-7100H CPU, 8GB of RAM, Intel HD graphics, a 500GB, 7200-rpm HDD and a 32GB SSD. It has a 1080p nontouch display, and if you want a fingerprint reader, you’ll have to add an extra $25.

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The $1,699 config offers the best features for the money, giving you the 4K screen, a Core i5 CPU, Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. The most expensive model you can buy is $2,574.99; it is just like the version I reviewed, except that it has a 1TB PCIe SSD and 32GB of RAM.

You can customize the XPS 15 to your liking, and Dell has seven builds with Core i3, i5 and i7 CPU options; 1080p nontouch screens and 4K touch screens; storage options up to 1TB; and an optional fingerprint reader on every model.

Verdict

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Thus we can conclude that the Dell XPS 15 offers a number of industry-firsts, making it the most anticipated 15-inch laptop in the world. The XPS family has long catered to the performance-hungry and style-conscious users, who are looking for both manageability as well as productivity on-the-go. Overall, the XPS 15 is a standout system. It has an incredible screen and strong performance, along with enough power for some gaming.

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Images have been sourced from Twitter and Dell Official Site.