Dell XPS 15 and 17 with 12th Gen Intel H-Series processors now available
Dell announced the all-new XPS 15 and XPS 17 series of laptops not too long ago, and the next generation of laptops is now available. Both new XPS 15 and 17 laptops can be configured with up to 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900HK processor and NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti or 3060 GPUs.
Dell XPS 15
The Dell XPS 15 can be configured with processors up to Intel Core i9, and it weighs just 1.81 kg (3.99 pounds), depending on configuration. The laptop has two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports with DisplayPort and Power Delivery, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, one full-size SD card reader, one headphone/microphone jack 3, 5 mm and a wedge-shaped lock.
The XPS 15 can be configured with up to 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900HK processor and up to 64GB of DDR5 RAM. The laptop comes with Intel UHD or Irix Xe integrated graphics, and users can also select NVIDIA RTX 3050 4GB or RTX 3050 Ti 4GB graphics cards. Storage starts at 256GB PCIe 3 x4 SSD, and it goes up to 4TB PCIe 4 x4 SSD, although it supports up to 8TB of total storage.
The 15.6-inch display panel can be set to either 4K resolution, supporting 100% Adobe RGB and offering 500 nits of brightness, the 3.5k model, or the FHD+ panel. The standard 1920 x 1200 display supports at least 100% sRGB and has a maximum brightness of 500 nits. The battery is 56 Wh or 86 Wh, depending on the configuration, and it has a quad-speaker setup with two microphones.
Dell XPS 17
The Dell XPS 17 is the company’s most powerful XPS to date, and it’s powered by Intel Core processors up to i9. The laptop, depending on configuration, weighs 2.21 kg (4.87 lbs) and it comes with four Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports with DisplayPort and Power Delivery, a 3.5 mm headphone/microphone jack, a slot wedge-shaped lock.
The device has configuration options that contain the base Intel UGH or Intel Iris Xe graphics, and users can also add the NVIDIA RTX 3050 4GB or RTX 3060 6GB. can choose from a wide variety of options starting at 8GB, up to 64GB, while storage starts at 256GB PCIe 3 x4 SSD, up to 4TB PCIe 4x 4 SSD (supports up to 8TB total storage)
The screen measures 17 inches and has 4K options with 100% Adobe RGB, supporting Display HDR 400 and offering 500 nits of brightness. There is also a 17-inch FHD model that supports 100% minimum sRGB. The laptop also comes with a built-in 97 Wh battery, which is the largest battery you can legally take on the plane. The XPS 17 also has a quad-speaker design and a dual microphone array.
Availability & Prices
The latest generation Dell XPS 15 will start at US$1,449 or CAD$1,799. The larger Dell XPS 17 will retail from 1,849 USD or 2,299 CAD. It’s also worth noting that if you want to buy the XPS 17 with NVIDIA RTX 3060 graphics, you’ll have to wait until April. The devices will be available on Dell’s website.