Hands-On Dell's XPS 15 4K Infinity Edge Beauty And Precision 15 At Dell World 2015

Update: 10/23/15 11:20AM - A definite perk of writing about technology is getting to attend events and spending hands on time with bleeding-edge products. We've been fortunate to do that on several occasions, including today at Dell World 2015 where the company is making several major announcements as well as showing off some rather impressive looking forthcoming products.

One of those products is the XPS 15, Dell's hot new Ultrabook with a gorgeous 15.6-inch 4K resolution Infinity Edge display. It sports the same near-borderless design as the XPS 13 that impressed us earlier this year, but in a larger form factor that's perhaps easier on the eyes and better suited to users that prefer larger screens. The panel also supports touch input, which is another plus.

Dell XPS 15 Left Angled

There's more to this beauty than a gorgeous exterior. On the inside, the Dell XPS 15 features up to a Core i7 Skylake-based processor and up to 16GB of DDR4-2133 RAM. And on the storage front, the XPS 15 serves up to 1TB of HDD or SSD space, the latter of which shuttles data through the PCI-E bus for faster reads and writes.

Dell XPS 15 Right Angled

Dell XPS 15 Properties

You can configure the Dell XPS 15 with a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 2GB of GDDR5 memory if you choose, to help push all those pixels around the 4K display. Combined with the other options, the XPS 15 is a productivity powerhouse that can also be used for multimedia and gaming.

Dell XPS 15 Keyboard

Dell XPS 15 Side

Even though this is a 15.6-inch laptop, Dell says it's about the size of a 14-inch notebook thanks to the aforementioned Infinity Edge display. Dell also claims it's the the lightest in its performance class at just 3.9 pounds. Impressive stuff.

Pricing starts at $999 for an XPS 15 with a non-touch Full HD display, or $1,599 if bumping up to the 4K Infinity Edge panel. If either of those are within your budget and this is something you've been looking for, you can order one right now from Dell's website.

We also spent some up-close time with Dell's Precision 15, the company's thinnest and lightest workstation product. You wouldn't know it's a workstation just by looking at it, which is by design -- part of Dell's focus was sprucing up the design language so that it looks as nice as it functions.

Like the XPS 15, the Precision 15 benefits from the Infinity Edge treatment and excellent color reproduction (100 percent coverage of the Adobe RGB color space). An Intel mobile Xeon processor provides the muscle, as does NVIDIA Quadro graphics.

It's another impressive machine and one that Dell views as a MacBook Pro killer starting at $1,399. Dell says it will be available "very, very soon."