New Dell XPS lineup!

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    I bought my XPS 13 over the summer for my little bookkeeping side gig. It's frankly the best Windows laptop I ever owned. And I was dreading getting a Windows based laptop. Straight from the MS store, Signature Edition.
     
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    I'd consider it, if it had a type cover. I don't want to carry a laptop, and the type cover on my SP3 means I don't have to carry a full laptop if I want to take my keyboard with me. Other than that these looks awesome and definitely something I'd consider.

    Edit: dell active pen, bleh. I still have night mares on those pens, having Dell repeatedly send me new updated ones which never worked well. I think I still have a couple of them in my basement somewhere.
     
  5. robE89 macrumors regular

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    I am really set on the 15' one, ugh. I like that the ssd is user replaceable.
     
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    The laptops look literally like the PC version of the first gen unibody MacBook Pros.
     
  7. Rangomango macrumors member

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    Not sure I see the similarity?
    The dells have a tapered design and tiny bezels.

    I'm glad Dell is pushing out good looking products, will force the PC industry to step up their game.

    I just hope the 1080p version comes in a glossy version, the matte coating dell used before messed with the colors.
     
  8. robE89 macrumors regular

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    From the service manual looks like that ram isn't soldered on the 15' version and you can change it :D

    @Rangomango 1080p is matte and 4k is glossy as far as i know, anyway it's 100% rgb now, maybe they fixed it.

    LE: 1080p is just 72% rgb
     
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    We have 3 dell XPS's on hand

    2007 XPS M1710 (Pre Alienware Laptop) [XP]
    2008 XPS M1540 (New Business Model Laptop) [Win 7]
    2013 XPS 17 [Win 8.1]

    The 2 first ones work like a charm! They have never had any major problems!

    on the other hand, the newest XPS, has had some serious flaws! First up, the screen was cracked when a plastic water bottle was placed on top of it! Next up, the HDD died after a year of light use!

    However, the XPS has come a long way! I have heard great reviews about the newest version and, can't wait to try it out!
     
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    Ah yes, the first gen MBP had super slim bezels and carbon fibre. Right.
     
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    The latest XPS 15 looks like a total stunner. Why does the MBP lineup even exist anymore?
     
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    Oops I keep thinking the 2013 version is the newest! It's more like the Current model's (2015 lineup's) predecessor!
     
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    The MBPs, right?? But back when I bought my laptop, the rMBP was the best one available.
     
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    I was talking about the XPS. sorry about the confusion :apple:
     
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    All these detachable hybrids are looking GOOD!!!!! Apple do something quick damn it!!
     
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    Screw the detachables! Even the "classic" XPS 13 and 15 blow the rMBP outta the water.
     
  17. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    I'm not really feeling the large bezel on the bottom, even though I know they had to put the camera somewhere.
     
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    Tbh, I actually quite like the look. Of course, that's subjective.
     
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    Because OS X.
     
  20. TechGod thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Meh. Doesn't look like Apple really cares about OSX anymore...
     
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    man.....Dell is killing it with the new XPS releases!
     
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    And the concept of the Surface Pro is finally becoming more appealing with each release. I knew from the start that it was an amazing concept that NEEDED both time and advancements in tech to be fully feasible. Microsoft is now one step closer...
     
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    It might be awhile till Apple manufactures a touchscreen laptop. Just read this article on BRG. http://bit.ly/1Nema9P
     
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    I really like that XPS 15.
    Looks great and it appears you can upgrade the memory and storage yourself; wish you could still do that on the MacBook Pro. :(

    Edit; Out of curiosity, would anyone know if an XPS (or any other PC with Thunderbolt) would be able to work with an Apple Thunderbolt display?
     
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    It's nice to see how Microsoft's hardware efforts have *finally* gotten other OEMs to make desirable devices.

    There was a time when Apple notebooks were the only choice for good display and build quality, now the Windows camp has some great (in some respects even better) hardware too.
     

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