i had bought a xps 15 '' but now i want to upgrade to 17 ''.
the new model is called xps 17 '' 9710, i have read that some small problems have been solved with this version. it is true?
or do you advise me to wait for the next model? do you already know the release date (approximately)?
@aleangiulli The XPS 17 uses a 130W power source, just like the XPS 15 you have, so the same power adapters and docks will work the same way. It will NOT solve Dell Hybrid Power. The problem is that Dell doesn’t have a way to get more power into that system. What they SHOULD have done in my opinion was add a traditional barrel-style AC adapter connector and then included a 180W adapter. But they didn’t do that, and I guess they couldn’t get more power over USB-C at the time, but the new USB PD 3.1 spec should help with that on new systems. But it won’t help existing systems.
@aleangiulli I don’t know what problems you’re referring to, so I can’t say whether they've been fixed. But since I don’t know the 9710 very well, I might not be able to answer that question even if I did know what problems you were asking about. I also don’t know when the replacement system will release.
I personally would not recommend the XPS 17 in general simply because of its use of Dell Hybrid Power under heavy load, which entails draining the battery as an auxiliary power source even while connected to power. That imposes unnecessary wear and tear on the battery and will lead to throttling when the battery level is too low to allow that. I would rather have a system that comes with a power supply it actually needs. Now that the USB PD 3.1 spec defines power output levels up to 240W, maybe the next XPS 17 will have a better power supply, but I don’t know.