As expected, Dell’s new XPS 15 laptop features a slim design, super-thin bezels around the screen, and an optional Ultra HD display.
The new Dell XPS 15 with a 6th-gen Intel Core Skylake processor is now available from Dell.com for $1000 and up.
While I don’t pay a lot of attention to most notebooks with 15.6 inch displays (they’re not very Lilliputian, after all), the XPS 15 stands out for a few reasons.
At just under 4 pounds, it’s pretty light for a laptop with a large screen. Second, thanks to the slim bezels (which we first saw on the XPS 13 line of laptops), Dell says it’s crammed a 15.6 inch display into a system the size of a typical 14 inch laptop. While there’s no standard size for 14 inch laptops, Dell’s statement doesn’t seem like hyperbole: the bezels are just 0.22 inches thick.
So what else has Dell crammed into this 3.9 pound, 0.67 inch thick notebook?
The entry-level model features a Core i3-6100U processor, 8GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, a 1920 x 1080 pixel “InfinityEdge” display, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, a 56 Whr battery, a Thunderbolt 3 port, two USB 3.0 ports, a headset jack, and an SD card reader.
The computer has a backlit keyboard, a Precision glass touchpad, and an aluminum case.
Dell also offers models with up to 512GB of solid state storage, up to 16GB of RAM, an optional 3840 x 2160 pixel touchscreen display with Corning Gorilla Glass, and optional NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics. Some of those higher-priced models also feature 84 Whr batteries.