Dell unveils two laptops in its XPS range: the new XPS 15 and 17. They ship a 12th generation Core i, a 15 and 17 inch 4K screen, up to 64 GB of DDR5, up to 4 TB of storage (expandable up to 8 TB) and an optional dedicated GeForce RTX graphics card. They will be available from March 29, 2022. Prices start at 1699 euros.
Dell presented today, Thursday March 24, two new laptops for the XPS range. The American brand is renewing its two “core” models here, the XPS 15 and XPS 17. These two computers are the natural successors to the previous 2020 models, whose size and screen size they take over (15.6 inch and 17 inch, respectively) and positioning. But the platform has obviously changed to bring modernity.
Dell formalizes its first PCs with 12th generation Core i
At the heart of these new platforms is Intel’s next-generation Core i. Both PCs are equipped with the 12th generation of processors from the American founder, Core-i5 to Core-i9 according to your needs. They are accompanied by the choice of 8 to 64 GB RAM in DDR5 format and from 256 GB to 4 TB storage in SSD format. You have the possibility to expand, later, up to 8 GB with a second 4 GB module.
On the graphics card side, you will also find several options here. With the lightest processors, you have an integrated card, Intel Iris Xe or Intel HD Graphics. If you want a dedicated graphics card, they come with a GeForce RTX 3050 or 3050 Ti for the XPS 15 (with 4 GB of GDDR6) and with a GeForce RTX 3050 (4 GB of GDDR6) or 3060 (6 GB of GDDR6) for the XPS 17.
The XPS 15 is offered with an optional OLED panel
Let’s take a look at the rest of the spec sheet. The screens are InfinityEdge. The definition is Full HD or 4K, with a brightness of 500 nits and compatibility with RGB (100%) and DCI-P3 (93%) samples. All the screens are IPS, except for a version of the XPS 15. This benefits from an OLED panel whose definition reaches 3.5K. The screens of the two PCs are optionally touch-sensitive.
Connectivity side, you find on the XPS 15 2 ports Thunderbolt 4, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 type-C port and an SD card reader. On the edges of the XPS 17 there are 4 Thunderbolt 4 ports directly. If you prefer wireless connections, both PCs are WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 compatible.
The XPS 15 is sold from 1700 € and the XPS 17 from 2600 €
Both PCs benefit from 4 speakers with a total power of 8 watts (still decked out with MaxxStudio Pro technology), a 3.5 mm jack port and two microphones. Battery capacities reach 56 Whr or 86 Whr for the XPS 15 and 97 Whr for the XPS 17. chassis are made of aluminum. Their weight starts at 1.8 kg for the smallest and 2.2 kg for the largest. Windows 11 is obviously preinstalled, in Home or Pro version.
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The prices of these two PCs start at 1700 euros for the XPS 15 and 2600 euros for the XPS 17. Either a drop in price on the XPS 15 and a nice rise on the XPS 17. Both computers will be available from March 29. Please note that the GeForce RTX 3060 version of the XPS 17 will not be available in stores before April, a sign that the logistics of certain electronic components, in particular graphics processors, are still very complicated.