Dell brings infinity display to XPS 15 laptop; launches XPS 12 2-in-1


— 8:21 AM on October 8, 2015

Dell's XPS 13 notebook is a popular choice among Windows laptop buyers these days, thanks to its sleek design and ultra-thin bezel. Today, Dell is refreshing its larger XPS 15 notebook with the same "infinity display" design. Both the XPS 13 and the XPS 15 are now powered by Skylake CPUs, too. The company is also introducing the XPS 12, a convertible tablet that can be configured with a 4K display.

Thanks to that ultra-thin bezel, Dell says the XPS 15 now packs a 15" display in a notebook that's about the same size as a 14" model. The XPS 15 comes standard with a 1080p screen, and a 4K touch panel with a Gorilla Glass overlay is optional. Dell says these displays are based on IGZO tech, and they're able to reproduce 100% of the Adobe RGB color gamut. For extra pixel-pushing power, buyers can add a GeForce GTX 960M graphics card with 2GB of RAM.

Dell also includes a Thunderbolt 3 port with 40Gbps of bi-directional bandwidth on tap. This port can also charge the notebook and carry USB 3.1 communications. The XPS 15 starts at $999, and it's available for pre-order today.

The XPS 12 convertible's headlining feature is that 4K display option, which is a pretty ridiculous pixel density for a screen of that size. It's also got a magnetic docking design that looks easy to use without a lot of fiddling. Dell isn't forthcoming about this device's specs, but Ars Technica got some hands-on time with the new hardware and says the XPS 12 will use a 1080p display by default, along with Skylake Core M CPUs. Unlike Microsoft's Surfaces, the XPS 12 will come standard with the keyboard dock for its $999 starting price tag.

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