The new Dell XPS 15 and XPS 17 are here! The XPS 15 is redesigned and introducing the all-new XPS 17 with larger screen sizes so that you can view, enjoy and do more than before.
The new Dell XPS 15 and XPS 17 captured quite a lot of attention worldwide when it was announced 13th May 2020. A number of photography websites were giving these two new laptops attention and fanfare. As a commercial photographer and technology writer myself, the XPS 15 and XPS 17 definitely caught my attention too. The technical specifications of these two laptops are what the creative industry folks are looking for.
What makes the new Dell XPS 15 and XPS 17 special, capturing so much attention?
Introducing the new XPS 17
The 17-inch laptops are making a comeback into the market, lighter and in a smaller body form size. After a near 10-year hiatus, the XPS 17 returns as the most powerful XPS laptop ever.
The XPS 17 is the smallest 17-inch laptop on the planet. A 17-inch laptop in a 15-inch size, the virtually borderless 4-sided InfinityEdge display makes it smaller than 48% of 15-inch laptops available today, placing the XPS 17 into a class of its own.
Power for the creatives for their creative projects
The most powerful XPS laptop ever made, featuring the latest the latest 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics with Max-Q design. Creatives would love this power setup for their creative projects. There is a unique thermal design for increased airflow to fuel creatives demanding project under the hood.
Meet the redesigned XPS 15
The redesigned XPS 15 is the smallest 15.6-inch performance class laptop. Armed with the latest 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti graphics with Max-Q design and up to 25-hour battery life6, you can easily stream your favourite shows, edits photos for Instagram, render 4K videos or create original sounds and textures on your DAW.
Stunning colour accuracy
Whether you are a creative or content creator or as a consumer watching and enjoying it, the XPS has immersive visuals. There is an optional 4K Ultra HD+ (3840 x 2400) resolution providing pinpoint accuracy, precise, detail and sharp images. The XPS is also equipped with Eysafe display technology, reducing harmful blue light while maintaining the vivid colour you need to deliver your best work.
Ready to collaborate securely
The smallest ever HD webcam is discreetly hidden at the top of the display, ready for you to have your video meet-ups and virtual get-togethers. Thanks to top-mounted mics with advanced echo cancellation and noise reduction technologies, you can be heard loud and clear from the other side of the collaboration.
The XPS family features a Windows Hello – a fingerprint reader built into the power button, allowing you to unlock your laptop, bringing you to your virtual hangouts with your family and friends without entering a password.
Surround sound 3D audio
The XPS 15 and XPS 17 are the first-ever laptops featuring Waves Nx® 3D audio for speakers tuned by multi-Grammy Award® winning producer, Jack Joseph Puig. Waves Nx® can track your head movement when you have your headphones on, aligning the direction of sound to your visual point-of-view. On speakers, Waves Nx® head tracking puts you in the best seat in your house to enjoy the audio experience.
For creatives to unleash your creativity
Creator Edition on dell.com are badged on the XPS 15 and XPS 17 laptops, carefully selected to support creative industry professionals and hobbyists as well, who are using their laptop for content creation. These configurations are built with creative tools that speed high-resolution videos editing and graphic design processes.
More than just hardware by Dell
More than just hardware by Dell, more than just XPS, more than meets the eye going beyond the hardware. The software, support and services make up and complete the XPS experience.
Dell Mobile Connect – seamlessly integrate your XPS PC with your smartphone. Both Android and iOS users can now make calls, send texts, fully mirror your phone screen to use your apps, and get notifications and drag and drop files9 between your phone and XPS. Dell Mobile Connect is available to download for free from the Microsoft Store.
Dell Migrate – a new, simple, do-it-yourself tool from Dell Technologies Services, moves important and hard to replace data and files from any Windows-based PC10 to your new XPS device—so you can get up and running fast. With the automated tool, customers can prioritise and move files with ease.
Customer Support – Dell Technologies supports its customers with 24×7 phone support, automated issues detection or onsite service after remote diagnosis12. Learn more about Dell Premium Support Plus services here.
Sustainable and recyclable packaging XPS
Dell has set goal of using 100% sustainable packaging by 2030, made from recycled or renewable material. Dell has eliminated foam and single-use plastic bags with the new XPS family. You can throw the entire XPS box in the recycling bin without thinking twice.
Pricing and Availability
The Dell XPS 15 (9500) is starting at USD$1,299, available in the U.S. and Canada, and across participating European and Asian countries. For Singapore market, visit Dell Singapore website and you can view the 4 options and prices for the Dell XPS 15 (9500).
The Dell XPS 17 (9700) is starting at USD$,1499, available in the available in the U.S. and Canada, and across participating European and Asian countries this summer.
Dell Mobile Connect is available to download for free from the Microsoft Store and will come pre-installed on all Dell consumer systems this spring.
Dell Migrate, starting at US $39, is available in the U.S. for Dell XPS, Inspiron G Series and Alienware PC customers today.
For more information, please visit Dell Singapore website.
Do share this new Dell XPS 15 (9500) and XPS 17 (9700) laptops with your loved ones, family, relatives and friends, especially those in the creatives industry such as photographer, filmmaker, illustrator. I reckon they would be interested in these two new XPS laptop models!
Personally, the XPS 15 is indeed enticing and attractive, from both technical specifications and aesthetics, from my own perspective as a photographer and technology writer. The touch screen display options available on both XPS 15 and XPS 17 are definitely very attractive points for creatives.
I reckon the XPS 15 (9500) and XPS 17 (9700) would give Apple MacBook Pros a run for their money with their 10th Generation Intel Core processors and NVIDIA graphics. Would this spark a migration by creative folks switching from Apple to Windows laptops like the Dell XPS 15 and XPS 17?
* Information and pictures courtesy of Dell Singapore and Burson Cohn & Wolfe *