Jason Cross takes a look at the thinnest 15.6-inch laptop ever, the Dell XPS 15z. At 0.97 inches thick and 5.5 lbs, this system gives the MacBook Pro a run for the money. The base configuration retails at $1000, which $800 less than the price of the cheapest 15-inch MacBook Pro.

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At a Glance
  • If every Dell laptop were this good in both build and design, the company's reputation among consumers would be completely restored.


    • Speedy, modern hardware and features
    • Sleek, sturdy design


    • GPU is a bit limited at the high price range
    • "Splendid Color" oversaturates the display
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