The Dell XPS 15 Price and availability


                         


The Dell XPS 15 is the larger version of the Dell XPS 13, one of our favorite laptops of the last few years. Set them side-by-side, and you can see that Dell didn’t want to mess with a good thing. With the XPS 15 2-in-1 now in the lineup, is the more traditional XPS 15 still worth the purchase? We think so — especially with the update to 8th-gen processors currently available.

Price and availability

Dell has started selling the new XPS 15 at a decent price of $999 (about £949, AU$1,299). That starting price includes an 8th-generation Intel Core i5-8300H Kaby Lake Refresh CPU that runs up to 4.0GHz, along with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU with 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM.
Those both power a 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) InfinityEdge display that’s just around 14 inches wide. The anti-glare screen meets 100% sRGB, sports a 1,200:1 contrast ratio, shines at 400 nits, has IPS for 178-degree wide viewing angles. This display can be upgraded to a 4K Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160) InfinityEdge touch display with a juiced up contrast ratio.
Likewise, the graphics can be upgraded to GTX 1050 Ti, and the processor to an Intel Core i7-8750H at 4.1GHz or even an Intel Core i9 CPU, to keep pace with that sharper display.
As far as memory and storage goes, the XPS 15 comes with 8GB of DDR4 RAM to start and can be upgraded to 32GB, meanwhile starting storage comes in at a 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD.
Beyond that, you can upgrade to a 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD, 1TB solid state hybrid drive, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD or a 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD.
If you want to max out the XPS 15 with an Intel Core i9-8950HK, 32GB of DDR4 RAM and a 2TB of PCIe NVMe SSD, it will set you back a breathtaking $3,299 (about £2,460, AU$4,303). It’s a lot more than the average consumer would ever need, but it may be a good choice for anyone looking for an extremely mobile workstation. 
All models will feature widescreen HD (720p) webcams with dual array digital microphones, as well as the following connectivity options: one Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), two USB 3.1 Gen 1, one HDMI 2.0, an SD card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC), a headset jack, Killer 1535 802.11ac (2 x 2 MIMO) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 radios.

                                  

Design

By design, the XPS 15 looks simply like a blown-up version of the 2017 Dell XPS 13, ‘Chin Cam’ and all. Of course, that includes a brushed aluminum lid and base that surround a soft-touch carbon fiber keyboard deck.
That keyboard deck feels as plush as usual and houses the same Dell keyboard you’ve come to love, so expect deep enough travel and strong feedback.
The display, whether in 1080p or 4K, looks fantastically sharp and bright and is nearly bezel-less. Of course, this has driven the webcam into Dell’s now-classic ‘Chin Cam’ position – not that rivals like Huawei MateBook X Pro have done much better.
All told, the XPS 15 accomplishes quite a lot for a laptop that’s just 0.66 inches (17mm) thick and weighs just 4 pounds (1.8kg)
The Dell XPS 15 Price and availability The Dell XPS 15 Price and availability Reviewed by Unknown on July 21, 2018 Rating: 5

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