Dell’s new XPS 15 aims to be the king of portable Windows machines

The build quality, crazy-wide touchpad, and high-resolution screen of HP’s new Spectre 13 Ultrabook might make it a contender on October 16th, but two days later Dell will ship the new XPS 15.

It’s the company’s new flagship laptop, and depending on your bankroll it can practically have it all: a 3200 x 1800 touchscreen display, a full 2.2GHz quad-core Core i7 Haswell processor, game-capable Nvidia GeForce GT 750M graphics, 16GB of RAM, 512GB of solid state storage, a 13-hour battery, and a surprisingly decent array of ports in a 4.4 pound, 18 mm thin package.

Like its obvious competitor, Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina display, Dell’s finally done away with the DVD drive, allowing engineers to shave off 5 millimeters of thickness since its 2012 predecessor while cramming in more performance at the same time. And just like Dell’s XPS 13 and XPS 12 before it, the new XPS 15 trades the old aluminum band for lighter carbon fiber, magnesium alloy, a thin yet comfy keyboard, and a wedge-shaped design.

It should hopefully add up to a powerful portable machine that — while obviously aping the aforementioned MacBook Pro — offers a few things Apple hasn’t yet matched, like a touchscreen display and battery-saving Haswell processors.

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