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The Dell XPS 15 9570 with Intel Core i5 could get the 97 WHr battery option in the US

Dell XPS 15 9570 performance laptop (Source: Dell)
Dell XPS 15 9570 (Source: Dell)
In addition to the noticeable price bump from US$999.99 to US$1,059.99 that has been already applied to the Dell XPS 15 9570 with Intel Core i5-8300H processor, the most affordable hardware setup of this performance laptop is also expected to get a 97 WHr battery, confirms Frank Azor.

When looking back at the introduction of the Dell XPS 15 9570 with Intel Core i5-8300H, which took place in early May, we can notice one interesting thing that has not been documented anywhere yet as far as I know. Back then, Dell introduced the most affordable version of this performance laptop with Windows 10 Home and a price tag of US$999.99. Now, the machine comes with the same hardware specs, but runs Windows 10 Pro out of the box and has a price tag that reads US$1,059.99.

While the above might sound good to many users who would upgrade to Windows 10 Pro anyway after grabbing a laptop with Windows 10 Home pre-installed, a more generous battery pack is something that nobody can refuse. The problem is that, at this moment, Dell is not offering a 97 WHr battery option for the Intel Core i5-powered XPS 15 9570. Fortunately, Frank Azor has recently confirmed that such an option might become available for US customers soon.

Two days ago, when Twitter user Casey asked about the availability of the i5 XPS 15 9570 with 97 WHr battery as an option, Alienware's co-founder posted the following answer on Twitter: "Working on it, coming soon, likely i7 though." Strange enough, all Intel Core i7-powered variants already feature a 97 WHr battery, so remains to see what happens in the coming weeks on Dell's US website.

Right now, there are 6 configurations listed for the XPS 15 9570 by for its US customers, including one with the Intel Core i9-8950HK, 32 GB memory, 1 TB PCIe SSD, priced at US$$2,959.99. Those who can live with Windows 10 Home and would like to save US$50 can choose to have their XPS 15 9570 delivered with this operating system instead of Windows 10 Pro, which is the version recommended by Dell for this machine.

Do you think that Dell should have added the 97 WHr battery option to the cheapest XPS 15 9570 from the start? If they decide to add it in the coming weeks and you already own one, would you like to get a replacement? Let us know in the comments.


Frank Azor (on Twitter)

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-06-24 (Update: 2018-06-24)