Dell leaks photos of new XPS 15 and 17 by mistake. When it comes to Windows laptops, the laptop to beat is Dell’s XPS 13. Yet the XPS 15 and XPS 17 are both exciting launches to come, so I wouldn’t be shocked if we were to see them publicly released in the coming weeks. That’s because-if a recent leak from a Reddit user is to be believed-Dell has accidentally leaked a picture of the upcoming XPS 15 and XPS 17 on its website’s Precision laptops board.
We were expecting Dell to update the XPS 15 alongside its 13-inch equivalent, but this is also our first look at the larger XPS 17 that we’ve heard reports about for nearly a year.
The image appears to have been removed, but thankfully the eagle-eyed u/WesolyKubeczek took a screenshot. Take a look.
The machines on the right tend to be the 2020 XPS 15 and XPS 17, while the two at the left tend to be new updates to the Precision line from Dell. Look at the photo closely and you’ll see why: the laptop on the left (which is half open) has a numpad that XPS models haven’t had before. The ports of the Precisions are also closer to the front of their case, while the ports of the 15s and 17s are at the rear (the logic board of the XPS is closer to the back of the system to fit its large battery). Additionally, there are much thicker Precisions.
The picture does not provide any surprising details about individual specifications, but it does confirm some stuff that we already suspected. The most notable thing that is missing is a single USB-A port on any of the XPS configurations in this image, a option that is becoming increasingly popular among compact high-end models (Dell has already removed USB-A from the 13 model in 2020). Also, I don’t see anything that looks like a Dell-owned power port, which means that they’ll probably only be powered via USB-C.
Nevertheless, the picture does show a full-size SD card slot on the 17, and what appears to be upward-firing keyboard speakers on both sides. The 15’s trackpad looks larger than its predecessor’s, much as the arrow keys do. And they both look pretty good, with a bezel-free style (nearly) reminiscent of powerhouse 13.
But what is most interesting about this leak is that it means that Dell is planning to announce these devices officially — so keep an eye out for that.