Such is the lead enjoyed by the Retina Macbook Pro in the eyes of its beholders (its users, in other words) the emergence of a non-Apple laptop that out-performs it is bound to raise a few eyebrows
And the fact that it's from Dell is going to send them scurrying even further north.
It's not that Dell doesn't make powerful computers, it's more that it doesn't normally squeeze them into a case that's lighter than Apple's professional offerings, and, typically, it doesn't outclass Apple in resolution either.
Dell's M3800 does both of these things, and it succeeds in being thinner as well.
Don't expect to be overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of this laptop workstation, but don't dismiss it as an ugly brick, either. The M3800 looks, shall we say, restrained, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. But for all its visual reticence, it certainly looks confident.
And well it might, because this modest-looking laptop is a processing powerhouse, with a 4th generation (Haswell) Intel i7 and an Nvidia Quadro K1100M GPU. All of this in a package that's only 4.15 pounds (1.88 kgs) and less than three quarters of an inch thick (18mm).
Storage is available up to 1.5 Terabytes, in either HDD or SSD.
The screen is 3200 x 1800 and is 5-point multi-touch enabled and (we think, from reading the specifications) that the laptop can support an external 4K monitor, such as the Dell 31.5" Ultrasharp 32. read more...