Dell XPS 17 may work directly with a dual screen model۔ Dell apparently returns the bigger-screened XPS 17, as reportedly found by Tweakers in a leaked product roadmap. With the XPS 13 and XPS 15 series consistently among the best laptops on the market, Dell’s XPS laptop lineup has stood out for years as a high bar for other laptops to target.
Today, since we saw a Dell XPS 17 laptop, it’s been the better part of a decade. The focus of Dell with the XPS line appeared to be on a mix of portability, performance, and design. Naturally, 17-inch laptops were among the least portable laptops in the past, with huge screens flanked by large bezels and considerable weight.
That laptop design formula has changed, however, and a future Dell XPS 17 laptop might use Dell’s InfinityEdge display style to fit a 17-inch display into past 15-inch laptop shape factor.
More information about the leak
The product roadmap leak for the XPS 17 is showing a launch in July 2020. So, before we see if that pans out, it’ll be a long time.
The XPS 17 is not alone in the leak, though. In addition, there is a new XPS 15 2019 model scheduled for a launch in July 2019 that could give us some indication of this leak’s validity. It also appears that this model is listed with an Intel Coffee Lake (CPU) 8-core processor.
Also listed are two new XPS 13 models, with what appears to be an Intel Comet Lake CPU in the earlier model to be launched in September and an Intel Ice Lake CPU in the model to be launched in February 2019.
While it is reasonable to expect basic updates to the XPS 15 and XPS 13 line, including updates to the XPS 13 2-in-1, one interesting addition to the leak is the mention of an October 2020 XPS dual screen.
There are no details on which processor is going to power it, and at this point, there is only room for speculation on what it might look like. A typical laptop design combined with some kind of slide-out secondary display is feasible with the productivity focus of XPS machines, although a design that we have seen only in prototypes such as the Razer Project Valkyrie.
The design may also be something like the Lenovo Yoga Book C930, but the idea of only offering a digital keyboard on a productivity-oriented machine appears to be unplausible. Future leaks will give us a few more hints with any luck.