Dell brings a few massive changes to its XPS series laptop in the form of a revamped XPS 15 and a fresh XPS 17. On the design side, Dell is cutting down the legacy ports in favor of the USB-C and flaunting 16:10 edge-to-edge screens over major XPS models.
The XPS 15 design upgrade, after five years, is clearly remarkable featuring a 15.6-inch screen with 16:10 aspect ratio, 10th Gen Intel processors, and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q graphics.
Dell cuts out screen bezels from all sides and even dumps the bottom chin that has been around for quite some time in the XPS series. Prior to this, the XPS 13 and now the XPS 15, Dell has made sure that its laptop supports the 16:10 aspect ratio. It offers a 3840 x 2400 pixels 4K display and a regular 1920 x 1200 FHD display, both featuring a small webcam at the top. It even allows configuration up to a whopping 64GB RAM, and 2TB storage, and Intel Core i9 10885H 45W chip.
Dell is using two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports alongside a regular USB-C 3.1 and a full-size SD card reader. Again, it’s dumping the legacy ports such as the USB-A and the HDMI favoring the USB-C, hence pledging to a lean design language, at 18mm in height. Dell acclaims to be incorporating the most extensive battery life (up to 25 hours on FHD variant) for a 15-inch laptop as of now. Starting today, the laptop is shipping at an opening price of $1,299.99.
Meanwhile, Dell is reviving a much larger XPS 17 — a 17-inch laptop gone extinct for around 10 years now. Dell claims the XPS 17 to be its most powerful XPS laptop ever made hence incorporating a whole lot of stuff inside a rather smaller chassis.
Donnie Oliphant, Marketing Director at Dell XPS products says, “The XPS 17 is the smallest 17-inch laptop on the planet” — designed to be smaller than around 50 percent of all 15-inch laptops in today’s time. Dell chooses the same 16:10 screen across 3840 x 2400 pixels (4K resolution) and 1920 x 1200 pixels FHD displays with a tiny HD webcam at the top. It allows configuration up to 64GB RAM, 2TB storage, and the latest 10th Gen Intel Core i9 45W processors.
This one also brings Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q or a robust RTX 2060 graphics on the table. The laptop weighs 4.65 pounds for a 19.5mm height, optimal for anyone wanting a machine for gaming on the go as well as creators seeking the CPU alongside the GPU power for video editing and stuff.
For this, the XPS 17 gets a fresh thermal design for a better airflow including a custom vapor chamber keeping the chips cool during load. On the other hand, it lacks the USB-A port in favor of four USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports and a full-size SD card reader. The XPS 17 will ship in the summer for a starting price of $1,499.99.