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Your Dell XPS 15 and XPS 17 can now come with an 8TB SSD

Dell XPS 15
Dell XPS 15 (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The Dell XPS 15 and XPS 17 both had sizeable storage options at launch, but Dell's just upped the ante.
  • Now, both laptops can sport 8TB SSDs.
  • Those 8TB of storage won't come cheap; going with the maximum SSD storage option results in both laptops' config prices skyrocketing.

Are you a videographer racking up hundreds of gigabytes of 4K footage daily? A photo hoarder with terabytes' worth of fantastic selfies? Or are you simply someone who likes to download lots of large videos for "research purposes"? Whatever reason you have for wanting 8TB of storage, Dell's XPS 15 and XPS 17 are now catering to your specific needs.

Both the Dell XPS 17 and XPS 15 are offering 8TB (2x4TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD) options in case you were considering either laptop but were on the fence because they didn't have the 8,000 gigabytes of space you required.

Be warned, though, 8TB doesn't come cheap. Selecting the massive storage option changes multiple elements of the laptops' configs, meaning you won't be able to skimp on everything else and only go hard in the storage department. By default, the 8TB option brings the XPS 15 up to an eye-watering $3,949, with the XPS 17 managing to top that with a $4,049 price tag. And the prices of both can go way higher, should you want your machine to have perks such as a touch screen.

Robert Carnevale is the News Editor for Windows Central. He's a big fan of Kinect (it lives on in his heart), Sonic the Hedgehog, and the legendary intersection of those two titans, Sonic Free Riders. He is the author of Cold War 2395. Have a useful tip? Send it to robert.carnevale@futurenet.com.