Today Dell is launching its redesigned XPS lineup, including a completely redesigned XPS 1and a new XPS 17. The major design update has been seen in both XPS 17 and XPS 15 are Dell swapped legacy ports for USB Type-C and 16:10 displays across its main XPS lineup.
The new XPS 15 design can be seen as a quite notable update in almost five years. The new XPS 15 comes with a bigger 15-inch display w/ 16:10 aspect ratio, Intel’s latest 10th-Gen CPUs and up to Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1650Ti Max-Q graphics in some select variants.
Dell XPS 17: 15″ Laptop w/ Longest Battery Life
The new XPS 15 with a redesigned 15.6-inch display completely trimmed down the bezels from all four sides to achieve 16:10 aspect ratio support, just like Dell did with XPS 13 earlier this year. XPS offers two choices for the display, you can choose between a 4K+ Display (3840 x 2400) or an FHD+ Display (1920 x 1200). They both include a little webcam mounted on the top bezel. XPS 15 offers support for up to Intel’s Core i9 10885H, a 45W Chip, 64GB of RAM, and up to 2TB of SSD storage.
Dell is also including two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 Ports, a regular USB-C 3.1 port, and a full-size SD Card Reader. Dell is promising “the longest battery life of any 15-inch laptop,” with up to 25 hours of standby on the FHD display model. Dell’s newly redesigned XPS 15 starts for $1,299.99 and is available for shipping from today,
Dell XPS 17: Most Powerful XPS Laptop Ever
With the redesigned XPS 15, Dell is also unveiling its new and bigger XPS 17. XPS 17 as the name suggests, it’s the 17-inch member of the XPS family. Dell introduced the XPS 17 a the “most powerful laptop in the XPS” lineup. It is even designed as the smallest 17-inch laptop on the planet.
Very much like XPS 13 and XPS 15, dell has opted for a 16:10 aspect ratio on the big 17-inch display and they are offering resolutions more than that of actual 4K monitor. The XPS 17 also offers a 4K+ (3840 x 2400) and an FHD+ (1920 x 1200) display panel options with a little webcam at the top-bezel. Similar to the XPS 15, the bigger XPS 15 offers configurations up to Intel’s latest 10th-Gen Core-i9 CPUs, 64GB of RAM, and 2TB of SSD Storage.
Dell is also offering Nvidia’s GTX 1650Ti Max-Q or the RTX 2060 for discrete GPU on XPS 17. It will make the XPS 17 an option for creators who can utilize the GPU and a 45W CPU performance for video editing and more.
Dell is also aid to have added a new thermal design to the XPS 17 to improve airflow, with a custom vapor chamber to keep chips cool during heavy load. Like the XPS 15, you won’t find any USB-A ports on this new XPS 17. Instead, there are four USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports and a full-size SD card reader.
Dell is also rumored to be working on AMD Ryzen 9 and Ryzen 7 based XPS variants. But nothing is revealed yet about these rumors.
It is not confirmed yet that Dell will be bringing these products to India or not, but by analyzing the previous records, Dell may bring the low-end XPS 17 and XPS 15 in India for sale. But no timeline is provided yet. Dell will be competing directly against the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Lineup and ASUS’s upcoming ZenBook Lineup in the United States and Europe region. In countries like China, Redmi Notebooks may also compete with Dell’s XPS 15 and XPS 17. It will be interesting to see the Laptop Giants competing for the #1.