The all new Dell XPS 15 is amazing, official and available from today!

As we already knew from our first look back in Taipei, Dell did to the XPS 15 exactly what we hoped it would. It took the XPS 13 and made it a little bit bigger. So now what we have is a top of the line 15-inch Ultrabook in the form factor of a 14-inch. And it's beautiful.

So, while we may have seen it in the flesh earlier this year we didn't actually know what was inside it. Now, we do, so here's what we're looking at:

  • Upto 6th Gen Intel Core i7 CPUs (both i3 and i5 available)
  • 15.6-inch display
  • Full HD 1080p non-touch or 4K (3840x2160) resolution touch display
  • 8, 16 or 32GB DDR4 RAM
  • Intel® HD Graphics 530 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 2GB GDDR5 graphics
  • 500GB or 1TB HDD + 32GB SSD storage or 256GB, 512GB or 1TB PCIe SSD storage
  • 56Wh or 84Wh battery
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports with Powershare, 3.5mm headset jack, full sized SD card reader, Thunderbolt 3

Much of the fit and finish is the same as we've already seen on the XPS 13. Aluminum and Carbon Fiber construction, precision trackpad and a backlit chiclet keyboard all make the trip over.

So, what about price and availability. The new XPS 15 will start at $999 and is available from today, October 8, in the U.S. from

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  • For the price may as well go surface book. Cant help but feel disappointed after seeing surface.
  • You mean $999 vs $1,499?
  • I think it looks fantastic, especially the fact it's a15" in a 14". My only concern is the kb - they've started using the kb units from the xps13 across their range. It's and smaller than full. Otherwise fantastic - and you can swap out ram and ssd, something you'll probably be unable to do on the surface book.
  • Again, no Hello?
  • Finally a laptop with 32GB memory! I know 16GB is common and more than enough for most users but I often end up running a few VMs side by side and 16GB just gets maxed out too easily. I wish they would up the max on the Surface Book or SP4 because I would much prefer one of those.
  • The wonderful thing about choice.
  • I know! Finally. Ddr4!!! Shame this isn't on the alienware refreshes. Agree with you about the sp4 - 32gb and they would be the perfect test suite (though I guess the inclusion of ddr3 is the issue, soldered on to boot). Good times!
  • Surface book will be the right choice as per as price what say?
  • If you need the added capacity as a tablet, then yes. Possibly. Spec wise, this is on par with the Surface lineup but you won't get the ability to make a tablet out of it, or the pen. The Surface will also be a more premium experience...better build quality, battery life, lack of additional software etc.
  • Cool cool cool.
  • Fewer USB ports than my older version (2 vs. 4). I'm happy now because I use many USB connectors!
  • All these new devices from Dell are beautiful, I wish I had money to buy them.
  • Here in Spain, the Dell XPS 15 is sold from 1479€ (core i5, etc...). I definitely will not buy any xps notebook. They are too much overpriced, or Dell thinks that we are stupid.
  • Or it's not targeted at you? I'd love one but it's too much for me to spend to get the one I'd want. Doesn't mean Dell thinks I'm "stupid." How about that very expensive Surface Book from Microsoft?
  • put a freaking realsense on these. damn. how hard is that?
  • I don't want 4K, but I do want a touch display in my laptop. Yes, I've used touch on a laptop, and  for a lot of things, it's quicker AND easier than mouse/trackpad. Oh, well.
  • I still love my Inspiron 15
  • If it is the dell xps 15 were talking about, doesn't that start at $1599? The xps 13 starts at $799 though. Correct me if i'm wrong.
  • Should I cancel my Surface Book preorder for this?