Dell has taken the wraps off its its new Precision M3800 laptop – which is a mobile workstation with its sights firmly set on Apple's MacBook Pro. They popped in to show us a demo unit – and while we weren't able to test it, we did get a chance to check out its sleek design and get these exclusive photos.

This thin, light Dell laptop has a 15.6-inch screen with a native resolution of 3,200 x 1,800 – slightly more than the 15-inch MacBook Pro's 2,880 x 1,800 Retina Display (though you can get it with a good old 1,920 x 1,080 HD screen if you prefer).

Both are of similar sizes: the M3800 is 18 x 372 x 254mm while the MacBook Pro is 18 x 359 x 247mm. For the non-specs obsessed, this means that they're both beautfully thin and easy to slip in a small bag – and both taper down to an even thinner front.

They're also both impossibly light, with the M3800 at 1.8kg being even lighter than the MacBook Pro at 2kg.

Use the slideshow controls above and right to find out more about the Dell Precision M3800 and see more photos of it.