New 2015 Dell XPS 15-inch 9550 model specs revealed

A report from German Windows news outlet WinFuture shines details on a new Dell 15.6 inch laptop named the XPS 15 9550.

In keeping with the theme and style of its little brother the Dell XPS 13-inch we discussed previously, the new 15-inch laptop features a nearly bezel-free display. It will also be sold with different models featuring different resolutions and different touchscreen capabilities. The higher end versions, first to be distributed in the US, offers an “Infinity Edge” touchscreen with a Sharp panel using highly efficient IGZO technology, featuring 4K resolution (3840×2160 pixels).

Image courtesy of WinFuture

Image courtesy of WinFuture

Also like its little brother, the lower end versions are expected to come later, featuring lower, Full HD 1920×1080 resolution and without touchscreens at lower prices. Pricing for the lower end models have yet to be revealed.

For computing power, the new 9550 will feature a bleeding-edge Skylake quadcore i5-6500HQ processor running at 2.3 GHz base clock and a boosted 3.2 GHz frequency. Apparently lower end models will come installed with 8 GBs of RAM, whereas higher end models will top out at 16 GBs of RAM. It will have SSD sizes between 256 GBs and 512 GBs.

Power users will be delighted to hear that the upcoming laptop will feature an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M GPU with 2 GBs of GDDR5 RAM.

For ports, the new Dell will sport two USB 3.0 ports (a rather tepid number for such a large device), an HDMI output, full SD card reader. It will also feature a Thunderbolt 3 port accessed through a USB 3.1 Type-C port. This Thunderbolt 3 port will likely power a separate Dell docking station.

The XPS 1550 will feature two MaxxAudio-in stereo speakers and a full-sized, backlit keyboard. A front-facing webcam can be spotted near the bottom of the of the display. It will also be powered by an 84-watt-hour battery, aiming to last at least five hours. Whether it will dramatically meet or flunk that duration remains to be seen giving how much stuff it’s powering.

Dimensions, like its little brother, are exceptional. The overall thickness of the device tops out at 17mm (0.67 inches), and it weighs an almost astonishingly light 1.7kg pounds (3.75 pounds).

Orders for the Dell XPS 15 9550 should begin this week. US market prices are expected to go from $1800 to $2200, both for touchscreen 4K models, with a lower end, less expensive models to arrive at a later date.

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