For a long time, all 15-inch laptops shared the same traits. They were powerful enough to function as a desktop replacement and had the girth to show for it. Only in the last couple generations of models have we seen technology improve to the point that this can change, and its a change we really like.
The added screen real estate and resolution possible on a 15-inch screen over the more portable 13 and 14-inch models is well worth it to anyone who does any real work on their laptop, but now you can get all those benefits without the heft. One of the best examples weve come across is Dells XPS 15, showcasing a laptop that has true desktop replacement functionality without the girth.
The XPS 15 rocks a chassis that is just 0.91-inches thin and 5.79 lbs and still sturdy. Packed into the aluminum top and covered in Gorilla Glass is a Full HD 1080p screen, which is a great combination of screen size and resolution for power users and multi-taskers.
Despite the relatively slim chassis, the XPS 15 still has plenty of performance with 3rd gen Core i5 and i7 full-power processors and Nvidia GeForce GT graphics. All models also get a slot-loading optical drive, backlit keyboard, large 65 Whr battery, HD webcam, three USB 3.0 ports, dual digital video outputs (Mini DisplayPort and HDMI), media card reader, and more.
The model on sale today has a Core i5 dual-core CPU, 6GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive, and GeForce GT 630M graphics for $899.99 after a total of $400 instant savings. This is the lowest price weve seen yet on the XPS 15 and comes in hundreds less than comparable laptops with the new Haswell processors.
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