Dell dropped some pretty exciting news this morning if you’re a fan of its high-end XPS laptops. It announced a redesigned XPS 15 and an all-new XPS 17, both of which have a bigger display (with a 16:10 aspect ratio), USB-C ports and overall slimmer design. The XPS 17 is the first time in a decade that Dell has released a 17-inch laptop in the XPS family; Dell is also calling the XPS 17 its “most powerful XPS laptop ever.”
For those unfamiliar with Dell’s XPS line, you can think of them as the direct rival to Apple’s current MacBook Pro lineup. Dell’s new XPS laptops go toe-to-toe with Apple’s current crop MacBook Pros in a lot of ways, as the new models can be configured with 4K displays, Intel’s latest 10th-generation processors, upgraded Nvidia graphic cards, 64GB of RAM and up to 2TB of storage.
One of the things that set Dell’s XPS 15 apart is its battery life. It supposedly has an up to 25-hour battery life (only in its FHD model), which would be the longest battery life of any 15-inch laptop. (Dell has not disclosed the battery life of the XPS 17.) By comparison, Apple’s new 16-inch MacBook Pro promises about 11 hours of battery life, which isn’t even close.
The Dell XPS 15 starts at $1,300 and is available today, while the Dell XPS 17 starts at $1,500 and will be available this summer.
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