Relating to Home windows laptops, Dell’s XPS 13 is the laptop computer to beat. However the XPS 15 and XPS 17 are thrilling upcoming releases as properly, and I wouldn’t be shocked if we see them formally introduced within the coming weeks. That’s as a result of — if a brand new leak from a Reddit person is to be believed — Dell has by accident leaked a picture of the upcoming XPS 15 and XPS 17 on the Precision laptops part of its web site.
We anticipated Dell to refresh the XPS 15 alongside its 13-inch counterpart, however that is additionally our first have a look at the bigger XPS 17, which we’ve been listening to rumors about for nearly a yr.
The picture seems to have been eliminated, however fortunately the eagle-eyed u/WesolyKubeczek took a screenshot. Have a look.
The laptops on the best aspect look like the 2020 XPS 15 and XPS 17, whereas the underside two look like upcoming additions to Dell’s Precision line. Look carefully on the image and also you’ll see why: the laptop computer on the left (which is half open) has a numpad, which XPS fashions haven’t had previously. The Precisions’ ports are additionally nearer to the entrance of their chassis, whereas the 15’s and 17’s ports are on the rear (the XPS’s logic board is nearer to the again of the system to accommodate its sizable battery). Plus, the Precisions are a lot thicker.
Relating to particular specs, the picture doesn’t present any surprising info, nevertheless it does affirm some issues we already suspected. Essentially the most notable factor that’s lacking is a single USB-A port on both of the XPS configurations on this image, a selection that’s rising extra widespread amongst high-end compact fashions (Dell already eliminated USB-A from the 2020 mannequin of the 13). I additionally don’t see something that appears like a Dell-proprietary energy port, that means these will probably cost solely by USB-C.
The picture does, nevertheless, present a full-size SD card slot on the 17, and what look like upward-firing audio system on each side of the keyboards. The 15’s trackpad appears greater than that of its predecessor, as do the arrow keys. They usually each look fairly good, with a (almost) bezel-free design paying homage to the powerhouse 13.
However what’s largely thrilling about this leak is that it signifies Dell is gearing as much as formally announce these gadgets — so hold an eye fixed out for that.