Dell announced two new XPS models with optional 4K Ultra HD screens, supporting 100% Adobe RGB and 94% DCI-PC color gamuts. In terms of specs and performance, the 17-inch model will be the biggest rival of the new 16-inch Macbook Pro.
Design and Display
On the outside, the new XPS 17 has slim bezels on the display, which reduces its size to a standard 15-inch laptop’s dimensions. According to Dell, the new XPS 17 is smaller than 48% of the 15-inch laptops on the market. The standard FHD display supports 100% sRGB and the optional 4K Ultra HD+ touch display supports 100% Adobe RGB color gamut and both displays are covered with anti-reflective Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
All other ports that came standard on previous XPS models are removed and replaced by four Thunderbolt 3 ports with power delivery and DisplayPort, a full-size SD card reader and a 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack. Dell also includes a USB-C to USB-A 3.0 and HDMI 2.0 adapter with the laptop.
Processor, Storage, and RAM
This compact 17-inch model comes with the newly introduced Intel 10th gen mobile processors and Nvidia graphic cards. For the processor, you can choose between Intel i5-10300H (4-core), Intel i7-10750H (6-core), Intel Core i7-10875H (8-core, up to 5.10 GHz,) and Intel i9-10885H (8-core up to 5.30 GHz) processors. The storage can be upgraded from 256 GB SSD, up to 2 TB SSD and the total memory can be upgraded up to 64GB DDR4.
In addition to the dedicated Intel UHD Graphics 630, you can either choose 4GB Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti or the RTX 2060 with 6GB memory. The base model can be upgraded to an 8-core i7 processor equipped with an Nvidia RTX 2060 GPU and the memory can be upgraded to 64GB DDR4 in total. The vapor chamber cooling design on the XPS 17 will provide sufficient cooling when performing heavy tasks, so it will be ready for both CPU and GPU intensive tasks.
The XPS 17's shipping date and price hasn't been revealed yet, but according to Dell, it is going to be on the market this summer.