Dell launches new XPS 15 and 17 laptops, XPS desktops with 13th-gen Intel and Nvidia RTX 40 series silicon

In short: Dell’s latest XPS hardware refresh looks great on paper but not all configurations are available at launch, and the price tags are staggering. However, the company’s latest productivity-focused laptop and desktop machines pack some powerful specs like Intel 13th-gen CPUs and Nvidia RTX 40 Series graphics solutions.

This year’s Mobile World Congress was filled with announcements from major phone manufacturers such as Samsung, Xiaomi, Realme, Oppo, Nokia, Motorola, and Huawei spin-off Honor. There is even some renewed enthusiasm for 5G network infrastructure that has seen non-telco companies like Intel, Qualcomm, and AMD demonstrate their solutions based on software-defined, open standards.

It’s also an opportunity for companies like Dell to unveil refreshed laptops and pre-built desktops aimed at professionals and businesses. More importantly, the manufacturer has upgraded the internals of the most popular XPS hardware including the XPS 15 and 17 laptops as well as the XPS desktop.

The new laptops have the same aesthetics as their predecessors from last year. On the one hand, the company is pushing the thin and light design to the point where portability and build quality are comparable to or even better than MacBooks. On the flip side, there are complaints about thermal issues from users who expect better from devices that cost well north of $1,000.

Fortunately, this year’s Dell XPS 15 and XPS 17 laptops have what are said to be more energy-efficient, 13th-gen Intel Raptor Lake mobile processors and Nvidia RTX 4000 or Intel Arc mobile graphics. Both devices can be configured with any Core i5, i7, or i9 Raptor Lake-H CPUs, 64 gigabytes of DDR5-4800 RAM, and up to an RTX 4070 (or Arc A370M) for 15 -inch model or up to an RTX 4080 for the bigger, 17-inch brother.

The new XPS desktop can be configured with up to an Intel Core i9-13900K CPU, up to 64 gigabytes of DDR5 RAM, and up to an Nvidia RTX 4090 graphics card, though you’ll soon have the option to choose to an AMD equivalent. . Otherwise, you get a lot of upgrades and even liquid cooling, if you want to go that route.

All three devices come with Windows 11 pre-installed, but one thing to note is that not all hardware configurations are available at launch. Dell plans to improve availability throughout the spring. Below is a rundown of the specs for the company’s 2023 XPS line.

Dell XPS Desktop Dell XPS 15 Dell XPS 17
CPU Core i5-13400, configurable up to Core i9-13900K Core i5-13500H, configurable up to Core i9-13900H Core i5-13500H, configurable up to Core i9-13900H
GPU Up to Nvidia RTX 4090 or AMD RX 7900 XTX Nvidia RTX 4050, configurable up to Nvidia RTX 4070 or Intel Arc A370M Nvidia RTX 4050, configurable up to Nvidia RTX 4080
rum 2 slots/ Up to 64 GB of DDR5-4800 memory Up to 64 GB of DDR5-4800 memory Up to 64 GB of DDR5-4800 memory
RECORDING Up to two 4 TB NVMe SSDs and four mechanical hard drives Up to two 4 TB NVMe SSDs Up to two 4 TB NVMe SSDs
relationship Seven USB-A ports, two USB-C ports, an SD card reader, Ethernet, 7.1 audio Two USB-C/Thunderbolt 4 ports, SD card reader, headphone jack, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2 Four USB-C/Thunderbolt 4 ports, an SD card reader, a headphone jack, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2
exudation See here Up to 15.6-inch, 3456 × 2160 OLED touchscreen Up to 17-inch 3840 × 2400 LCD touchscreen
power Up to 1000-watt PSU 86Wh battery 97Wh battery
Starting Price $2,849 $2,949 $3,399

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