Designed to compete with other high-end, big-screen laptops like the MacBook Pro, the XPS 15 has a great, full HD display, fast Intel processors, and a graphics processor that should be able to handle most current games. Battery life is also very good for a full-size laptop, and the XPS 15 should be able to handle almost anything you throw at it, including mainstream productivity apps, media-editing tools, and games. Just be prepared to pay a premium: if you want the fastest available processor, graphics engine, and a Blu-ray drive, you'll pay at least $1,699. Add a solid-state drive and you'll go well above $2,000, putting it into MacBook Pro with Retina display territory.
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