Originally posted by Sceeter W Wheels
DeWalt went towards the opposite end of the spectrum. They are going for a more industrial and construction site market. They have the technology now to double the power at the same battery weight. The tools are a fair bit heavier as they need to be beefier but still in the range of a corded tool such as the circular saw. The drill is pretty hefty at almost 7 pounds but its power output according to their own measurement is exactly the same as their largest high end corded hammer drill. If you need to do heavy duty masonry drilling that is likely the only drill you will be looking at if you want cordless power. Its not intended to be a wood shop drill.
Tools like the XLI series are nice but still IMO so close in performance to the 18V that its hardly worth the upgrade in most circumstances. If you're in the market for a completely new set of cordless tools around that range then it should be one of the top contenders.