Dell just launched the new XPS 15, and it’s sexier than ever. Sporting the very same four sided InfinityEdge screen of the XPS 13 (with very little bottom bezel), the premium laptop can supposedly deliver up to 25 hours of battery life – that’s a very lofty claim.
Of course, that quoted battery life is for the XPS 15 with a 1080p display and large 86WHr battery “when using productivity applications like Word or Excel.” It’s worth noting that this is not the only battery capacity of the laptop; there is also a smaller 56WHr cell for certain variants. Regardless, Dell is confident that the XPS 15 “delivers the longest battery life of any 15-inch laptop.”
Besides that, the XPS 15 sports a new InfinityEdge bezel-less display that stretches to all four sides of the screen. This gives the laptop an impressive 92.9% screen-to-body ratio, and the 15.6-inch panel (available in either 3840 x 2400 or 1920 x 1200 resolution) has a 16:10 aspect ratio as well. It’s not as narrow as a 16:9 screen, so you get more vertical space to work with.
Naturally, the XPS 15’s display itself comes with a number of impressive features. Not only does it support VESA DisplayHDR 400, Dell also says that this panel covers 100% of the Adobe RGB colour space and 94% of the DCI-P3 colour gamut. In short, it promises excellent colour accuracy, making it ideal for professionals that need such a display.
If you’re wondering, yes, the webcam is located at the top of the display now.
Under the hood of the XPS 15 is none other than Intel’s latest 10th-generation chips paired with up to 64GB of RAM and 2TB of SSD storage. The top-of-the-line configuration comes with a Core i7-10875H processor, while the most affordable model features a Core i5-10300H chip. There is also a more powerful Core i9-10885H option, but this will only be made available at a later date.
In the GPU side of things, there are only two options for the XPS 15: Intel UHD Graphics (integrated) or a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti graphics card. While the GTX 1650 Ti is a reasonably capable GPU, it would’ve been great if there were a wider range of options.
The keyboard and trackpad of the XPS 15 have been revamped as well. The keycaps are now 9.7% larger with less lattice in between the keys, and the touchpad itself has grown by a a whopping 62%. The larger trackpad will definitely make it much more comfortable to use.
Set to be available in Malaysia from 15 May onwards, the new Dell XPS 15 starts at RM7,999 for the Core i5 model with a GTX 1650 Ti GPU. Yes, it is not an affordable product, but that’s the going price of premium laptops in the market.