Dell XPS 15 Overview

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Dell today officially launched the new XPS entertainment laptop lineup, including the 15.6-inch Dell XPS 15.

As same as the XPS 14 and 17, the XPS 15 provides a choice of Intel’s Core i5 and i7 processors and Nvidia’s Optimus switchable graphics technology, which saves battery life. It comes with the dual core i5-460M or i5-560M, or with quad core i7-740QM or i7-840QM. Besides the Intel HD integrated graphics, the XPS 15 has the NVIDIA GeForce GT435M or GT420M dedicated video card. The notebook is offered with 6 or 8GB of RAM, up to 640GB 7,200rpm hard drive or up to 256GB solid state drive, and a DVD burner or Blu-ray combo.

Dell’s new 15.6″ XPS has a LED bakclight display with a full HD 1080p resolution or lower 720p.

There are also a built-in JBL 2.1 speaker system with a total 20W output and Waves MaxxAudio technolgy, optionally integrated TV tuner, a 2.0MP web camera, and various networking options including 802.11n, WiMAX, HSPA and EVDO-HSPA mobile broadband, Bluetooth, and Gigabit LAN. The laptop has optional GPS, two USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0/eSATA combo port, a 9-in-1 media card reader, mini DisplayPort and HDMI 1.4 video outputs, and NVIDIA 3DTV Play technology which alows you to “connect your laptop to your 3D-enabled TV and effortlessly project your favorite Blu-ray 3D movies and 3D photo slideshows.”

Regarding design, the notebook has rounded edges, a silver aluminum lid, and black aluminum palmrest.

According to the product specifications the XPS 15 provides a battery life of up to 5 hours and 14 minutes with its standard 6-cell battery or up to 9 hours and 9 minutes with the extended 9-cell unit.

The Dell XPS 15 runs Windows 7 OS and starts at $849.99 at the Dell.com online store.

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