The XPS 17 adds a truly giant-screen option to the line, while retaining the XPS’s signature premium compact design. The XPS 17 will roll out sometime this summer at a starting price of $1,499.99.
A Big-Screen Option: Meet the XPS 17
As the new XPS on the block, the XPS 17 is the more intriguing announcement of the two. It will be super-slim for a 17-inch laptop, at just 0.77 inch thick, and plenty portable at 4.65 pounds. Dell claims this is the smallest 17-inch laptop available, in terms of volume.
Supplementary features for both laptops include support for 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth, Dell Mobile Connect. Dell is also launching Dell Migrate, a paid service for moving data from any Windows PC over to a Dell device.
In addition, some purpose-made SKUs of the XPS laptops will be designated as “Creator Editions,”. Configured with photographers, graphic designers, and music producers in mind.
Much like the XPS 13 and XPS 15, Dell has opted for a 16:10 aspect ratio on the 17-inch display and there are beyond 4K (3840 x 2400) and FHD (1920 x 1200) panel options with the small HD webcam up top.
Dell has also added a new thermal design to the XPS 17 to improve airflow, and it involves a custom vapor chamber to keep chips cool during 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.