Personal computer giant Dell today presented the sequels to perhaps its most popoular and definitely most critically acclaimed series of consumer hardware. That would be the XPS family of bezel-less Windows ultrabooks which has been successfully pairing top hardware with a graceful full-screen aesthetic for over half a decade, at this point.

The latest entries to the range, the XPS 15 and XPS 17, are largely more of the same from the standpoint of technology, with their most notable improvement coming in the form of quite a few major battery tech innovations. To be more exact, even the larger, 17-inch variant of Dell’s flagship ultrabook promises up to 19 hours of battery life in practical scenarios, which is pretty much unheard of in the history of this form factor, even if we include Apple’s macOS machines, including the latest generation running its own silicon that’s literally optimized to a transistor. So, be able to even come close to the 19-hour mark with a third-party OS and a bunch of external hardware is a historic achievement in every sense of that word.

Other than that, expect the new Dell XPS 15 and XPS 17 to be offered along with the very best of what the PC component manufacturers can currently offer. Meaning you should also be prepared to break the bank for one of these incredibly autonomous babies as the smaller notebook has just been confirmed to start at $1,299 in the U.S. The XPS 17, on the other hand, will have an introductory price of $1,499, Dell said in a prepared statement. The new series still hasn’t been scheduled for a specific release date but American consumers can rest assured that they’ll be able to buy every possible variation of these flagship ultrabooks by early summer.

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