Just as CES 2017 started, Dell’s convertible take on its XPS 13 laptop was announced; today, Dell has announced a fresh for the XPS 15, but it’s not as radical.
The new 2017 Dell XPS 15 comes with an Intel 7th generation processor, up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM, and the recently announced NVidia GTX 1050.
The design is pretty much the same as last year’s XPS 15, with a few minute differences. There’s one thing that Dell seems to be proud of: the number of ports.
Dell has managed to give its users all of the ports they could have asked for; it has a full-sized HDMI port, a USB-C port that supports Thunderbolt 3, a USB-A 3.1 port and an SD card reader.
The USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port can also be used to charge the laptop, but you aren’t going to lose that port while charging because Dell has also included the legacy barrel port for charging. That’s redundancy for you.
The display remains the same we have to expect from Dell’s XPS lineup; an InfinityEdge display with minimal bezels, that runs at the resolution of 4K UHD. There’s also an option for a 1080p FHD display. The 4K display has touch support, while the 1080p does not.
The 4K display is also rated for 100% coverage of the AdobeRGB color gamut, and is protected by Gorilla Glass for scratch protection.
For storage, Dell has managed to cram in a regular hard drive as high as 1 TB, along with an M.2 SSD that comes in 256 GB, 512 GB, or 1 TB options. The SSD will make sure that your XPS 15 is always snappy and fast, and also comes with Intel’s Smart Response Technology.
The battery is rated at 97 Wh – almost at the legal limit set by most governments around the world – which is a dramatic improvement over the 56 Wh battery from last year’s model, resulting in vastly improved battery life.
Dell’s new XPS 15 arrives on the shelves on 12th of January.
The price tag starts at $999 and goes higher as you add the optional upgrades like better storage, more RAM, or the 4K display.