In fact, the Dell XPS 15 9550 is the finest Windows notebook I've ever used. Getting a beautiful 15.6-in. 4K touchscreen in a package that feels hardly bigger than a 13-in. machine is a serious advantage, and the Precision Touchpad has been a contributing factor in why my MacBook Pro has collected a thin layer of dust over the past two weeks.
I didn't make a conscious decision, but I may have switched back to Windows without realizing it. Time will tell. One thing that's sure, Dell has built the laptop to beat. If there were a Super Bowl for laptop computers, the XPS 15 would be the champ.
At a Glance
Price (as tested): $2,230
Features (as tested): Ultra HD touchscreen display, "Skylake" 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core CPU, 16GB of RAM, Samsung PCIe NVMe 512GB SSD, Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M with 2GB GDDR5, Intel HD Graphics 530 video, Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Pros: Skylake quad-core processor; impressive 4K touchscreen; 15.6-in. display in a 14-in. form factor; USB-C/Thunderbolt 3; Precision Touchpad
Cons: Touchpad driver is a work in progress; lacks DisplayPort and Ethernet ports; HDMI port 1.4 (not 2.0); accessory dock is more requisite than optional
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