Dell announced the upgrade of its flagship XPS 15 and XPS 17 laptops with 13th Gen Intel Core processors and GeForce RTX 40-series graphics cards. Unlike the XPS 13, which not only received a hardware upgrade but also a new look last year, the XPS 15 and XPS 17 are visually indistinguishable from previous generations.
The XPS 15 (9530) and XPS 17 (9730) laptops offer Intel processors ranging from the 12-core Core i5-13500H with up to 4.7 GHz to the 14-core Core i9-13900H with 5.4 GHz. In addition, new items can be equipped with up to 64 GB of DDR5-4800 RAM. The manufacturer offers a solid state drive with a capacity of 512 GB to 4 TB for each model. At the same time, the company notes that in physical laptops you can install an SSD with a capacity of up to 8 TB.
The main differences between the updated Dell laptop models are their screen sizes and graphics options available. The Dell XPS 15 offers a choice from the GeForce RTX 4050 to the GeForce RTX 4070. In addition, there is an original option in the form of the Intel Arc A370M mobile graphics card. The older Dell XPS 17 model offers options ranging from GeForce RTX 4050 to GeForce RTX 4080.
Both laptops come with Dell InfinityEdge screens with thin bezels. Optionally, you can opt for OLED touch panels with support for a resolution of 3840×2400 pixels for the XPS 17 and 3456×2160 pixels for the XPS 15. You can also choose regular IPS screens with a resolution of 1920 × 1200 pixels (XPS 15) and 1920 × 1080 pixels (XPS 17). In both cases, support for Dolby Vision technology is claimed.
Both laptops are equipped with Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 1675 (AX211) network modules and offer Bluetooth 5.2 support. The XPS 15 claims an 86 Wh battery, while the XPS 17 has a 97 Wh battery.
The updated Dell XPS 15 with Core i9, GeForce RTX 4070, 32GB DDR5 RAM, 1TB SSD and OLED panel starts at $2949. For the XPS 17 model with the same specs, they start at $3399. Notebook configurations with less powerful components will be available at a later date.