If you’ve been itching to slip free of Apple’s chokehold on the performance laptop market, we have some good news in the form of the Precision M3800 from Dell. This 15-inch laptop boasts a 4K (3840×2160 pixels) touchscreen display that packs more pixels than the current 15-inch MacBook Pro, though you can opt for a lower-resolution 1920×1080 panel if you’re budget-minded. The touchscreen is built from durable Corning Gorilla Glass and supports 10-gesture multi-touch, so you can pinch and zoom your way through photo and video editing. The M3800 is powered by a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and a 2GB NVIDIA Quadro K1100M graphics card. It features a Thunderbolt 2 port, two USB 3.0 ports and a single USB 2.0 port. There’s also an HDMI output and an SDXC card reader. You can configure your M3800 with up to 16GB worth of RAM and to run both a solid state drive as large as 1TB in capacity, as well as a hard disk drive up to 1TB, for a total of 2TB worth of hybrid storage. It weighs just 4.2 pounds, thanks to its aluminum frame and carbon fiber base, and measures a slim 0.71 inches at its thickest point.
Price: Starting at $1,649