Dell has refreshed the XPS desktop, announcing updates to the XPS 15 and 17 laptops

raising / Dell’s 2023 XPS desktop.


Dell has begun refreshing its popular XPS lineup of desktops and laptops with the latest mobile processors and GPUs. These updates usually focus on chip upgrades, suggesting only mild improvements to the series that owners of last year’s models shouldn’t be envious of.

Dell’s XPS 17 and 15 laptops will be available on March 2, a Dell rep confirmed to Ars Technica. Dell will offer each up to an Intel Core i9-13900H but also supports i5 and i7 options.

Intel’s 13th Gen H-series mobile chips don’t bring major upgrades over their 12th Gen counterparts. The i9-13900H has six Performance cores, eight Efficient cores, 20 threads, and 24MB of cache. It supports clock speeds of 1.9-5.4 GHz. The i9-12900H we tested in last year’s Dell XPS 15 has the same specs but a clock speed of 1.8-5 GHz.

The new laptops also include updated GPUs. The 15-inch version supports up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 laptop GPU with 8GB of GDDR6 (40 W) or, finally, Intel’s Arc A370M with 4GB of GDDR6. The XPS 15 has been maxed out at 3050 Ti (4GB GDDR6, 45 W) for a while, so this could be the graphics power boost some users have been holding out for.

The XPS 17, on the other hand, has a little more GPU muscle with an RTX 4080 laptop GPU (12GB GDDR6x, 60 W). The systems support up to 90 W, with help from Dell’s “Dual Opposite Outlet fan design” that sends airflow in both directions, compared to the XPS 15’s 55 W.

Both laptops have 16:10 displays with FHD or 4K resolution and the option for OLED.

The XPS 15 starts at $2,949 (with i9 / RTX 4070 / 32GB / 1TB / OLED), while the XPS 17 starts at $3,399 (i9 / RTX 4070 / 32GB / 4K display).

XPS Desktop has also been refreshed. Like previous models, the 2023 XPS Desktop can be purchased with liquid cooling and is intended to be easily upgraded with two DIMM slots, three PCIe expansion slots, four storage bays, and support for up to 450 W of graphics power. .

The latest model supports up to a beefy i9-13900K, with eight Performance cores, 16 Efficient cores, 32 threads, and clock speeds of 2.2-5.4 GHz. The desktop currently supports up to an RTX 4090 (24GB GDDR6X), but Dell says AMD options will eventually be available.

The 2023 XPS desktop starts at $2,850 and goes on sale today.

Dell has yet to share any updates to the rest of the XPS line, namely the XPS 13 and XPS 13 Plus laptops and the discontinued XPS.

You can check out a rundown of the latest XPS machine specs below.

Dell XPS 15 (9530) Dell XPS 17 (9730) Dell XPS Desktop (8960)
Screen Up to 15.6-inch 3456×2160 OLED touchscreen Up to 17-inch 3840 × 2400 LCD-LED touchscreen N/A
CPU Up to an Intel Core i9-13900H Up to an Intel Core i9-13900H Up to an Intel Core i9-13900K
GPU Up to RTX 4070 or Arc A370M Up to RTX 4080 Up to RTX 4090 (24GB GDDR6X) or Radeon RX 7900 XTX (24GB GDDR6X)
rum Up to 2x 32GB DDR5-4800 Up to 2x 32GB DDR5-4800 Up to 2x 32GB DDR5-4800
RECORDING Up to 4TB (machine supports up to 8TB on two drives) Up to 4TB (machine supports up to 8TB on two drives) Up to 4TB (machine supports up to 8TB on two drives)
Ports 2x Thunderbolt 4
1x USB-C
1x SD card reader
1x 3.5mm jack
4x Thunderbolt 4
1x SD card reader
1x 3.5mm jack
1x DisplayPort 1.4
2x USB-C
7x USB-A
1x SD card reader
7.1 6-connector stack
power 86 Wh battery 97 Wh battery Up to 1,000 W PSU
Starting price $2,949 $3,399 $2,850

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