Dell XPS Battery Discrepancy Question

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  1. Dinago81

    Dinago81 Newbie

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    I was looking at the Dell XPS 15 listings on dell, and I noticed that the $1399.99 version (i7, 8gb Ram, 256ssd, non touch FHD) had only a 56 WHr battery while all of the other laptops with complete SSDs have the 84WHr battery. Is this a typo, as many other parts of listings on Dell are, or is it true that this model only has a 56WHr batttery? I thought that the reason some of the XPS had smaller batteries (56WHr) was because they had to fit the larger HDD. It would make no sense to not have the bigger battery (84WHr) with the SSD, because it would just leave a gap in the insides as the SSD takes up way less space than the HDD.

    Here is the link to the comparison page:

    http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-15-9550-laptop/pd
     
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    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    While it is correct that the smaller battery has to be fitted if a 2.5" storage drive is selected, the smaller battery also saves a few dollars on the price and a few ounces on the weight (when combined with an M.2 SSD), both of which may be of interest to some customers.

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