Dell has refreshed its XPS 15 model which comes with an almost bezel-less screen called the Infinity Edge display. The design follows the XPS 13, which also had a stunning almost edge to edge screen.
The new XPS 15 was revealed by Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President OEM Division, Nick Parker. Dell has been quoted as calling its new XPS 15 “optimised for Windows 10” and claiming that XPS 15 is the “smallest 15 inch laptop in the world”. The laptop is indeed small and looks like a 13-14 inch device when the lid is closed.
The XPS 15’s most prominent feature, as we mentioned before, is the InfinityEdge display but it doesn’t mean that there’s nothing new other than that. There is a robust-looking LED backlit chiclet keyboard with no Number pad, in a typical Dell fashion. There is a fairly large touchpad below the keyboard that has become a norm with the increase of touch gestures. The whole of the armrest and the frame around the keyboard features a diamond pattern on a carbon fiber finish running across it. The rest of the body is made out of aluminium. The webcam is located at the bottom of the screen to keep the bezels small.
Dell kept the device specs a secret for now but according reports the laptop will come with specs similar to the XPS 13. The device will support configurations supporting the latest Intel Core series Broadwell processors starting with the Core i3 and going up to the Core i7. The RAM is reported to be starting at 4GB and going all the way to 16GB. The laptop will support both SSD and HDD options. Like the previous XPS 15, HDDs of up to 1TB and SDDs of up to 512GB options will be available. Integrated Intel graphics will come with the basic setup but additional Nvidia GPUs will also be available. The laptop uses MaxxAudio powered speaker system.
The laptop has the common configuration with three USB 3.0 ports, a card reader, a Kensington lock, headphone jack, a DisplayPort and an HDMI out. There is the upcoming USB Type C port as well which is becoming the new industry standard. The display options will start at 1080p for the normal screen and up to 4K resolution for the touch enable model like the previous XPS 15.
There is no detail available regarding the price or availability. Since the laptop was running Windows 10, it can be assumed that the laptop will become available once Windows 10 launches.
via The Verge