Dell Precision 5750 shows up on Geekbench, suggests 17-inch XPS may be coming soon
We've known since Dell's leaked XPS roadmap that a 17-inch model was slated for development, but recent Geekbench Browser benchmarks suggest that we just might see a new 17-inch Precision and as well as XPS members of the family sooner rather than later.
Japanese-language twitter account 188号 tweeted two new Geekbench Benchmarks today for a device called "Precision 5750". The 15-inch Precision 5000-series uses the same chassis as the XPS 15, with the most recent Precision being the 5540. A model number of 5750 suggests the same style metal and carbon fiber (or perhaps even woven glass) chassis as the XPS lineup, but the "7" would mean a larger 17-inch display. It makes sense to conclude that whatever machine this Precision 5750 is will likely be analogous to any upcoming "XPS 17".
The two Geekbench scores seem to identify the notebook as using Comet Lake H-series chipset with an 8-core CPU. One of the machines was tested with 16 GB RAM while the other was tested with 32 GB. For what it's worth, the scores are both below and above the average for 9th generation Coffee Lake-H CPUs like the i7-9750H, but that isn't surprising given Intel's struggles in pushing performance of late. The Precision 5750 is listed as packing a 6GB Quadro RTX 3000, according to the Geekbench scores.
It's tantalizing to think about what the design of a 17-inch XPS might look like, as there's no denying that the XPS 13 and 15 are some of the nicest-looking notebooks in the Windows/Linux space. It's certainly possible that Dell might be considering a 16:10 screen ratio in order to minimize the footprint as they did with their disappointingly soldered XPS 13 2-in-1; Asus did something similar with their 17-inch workstation, the StudioBook W700 (pictured in teaser image above). All of this is just conjecture at the moment, of course, but we will probably get some confirmation by Q1 of 2020, given the July release date in the leaked roadmaps.
We have long complained about the single SSD slot in the XPS 15 7590 and Precision 5540 as well as the tinny speakers. Here's hoping Dell puts that extra chassis size to good use.