Today, October 18th 2013, marks the release of the Dell XPS 15, a laptop that truly rivals and beats out the Retina Macbook Pro.... - Removable and Upgradable Everything (Unlike rMBP... No Proprietary SSD. No soldered RAM.) - Not only with machined aluminum, but also carbon fiber. - 13 hours of battery life (rMBP has a mere 7) - 4.44 Pounds... (rMBP is 4.46 pounds) - Touch Screen - Discrete 750M GT (most likely will be in the rMBP as well, unless rumors of Iris Pro being the only card becomes true, which would make less sense.. however if the Haswell rMBP doesn't end up not getting the IGZO display, then maybe Apple will stick a 650M just for the lower power draw to get close, equal, or exceed the XPS 15's battery life somehow) - and of course.. IGZO Display (3200x1800) Release Source: http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-15-9530/pd Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Rq0BTkgF-k Looks like Dell's created a solid laptop. Looking at the cons of the last/previous version of this sleek beast... Dell really amped up their engineering and got rid of its biggest drawback, which was the "Heavier than expected" as it used to be over 5 pounds. Glossy screen is still an "issue", but hey, the rMBP's screen is glossy too so thats a moot point. (Cons come from review of the the XPS 15 BEFORE the October 18th Upgrade http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=6533&review=dell+xps+15+l521x+ultrabook) Everything seems to be great with Dell.... until you see "Estimated Ship Date: 11 Nov 2013". Apple plans to ready the Haswell rMBPs for shipment on October 24th or 25th. One could praise the shorter timeline, but there are a number of believers who think Apple couldn't possibly get the IGZO display in because of manufacturing shortages or many other reasons (even though Dell, who statistically has sold more back to school laptops than Apple this year, has just launched a product today with an IGZO display available albeit the mid-November shipping date). So the question is, would you be willing to wait for the new Haswell Retina Macbook Pro to be available on November 11th if it meant that they will get the higher-resolution-battery-saving IGZO display in? Or would you rather just get your hands on a Haswell Retina Macbook Pro as soon as possible and prefer Apple to make them available for shipment on October 24th or 25th?