Like other notebook manufacturers, Dell has now also announced updates of its current models, the X15 and X17, whose equipment has been brought up to the latest standard. Apart from the inner workings, the size ratio of the display to the case has also been improved. It is now 92.9% (XPS 15) and 93.7% (XPS 17), respectively, i.e. it has become larger for the same size of case due to a narrower frame - the 15" model has a 15.6" display and the 17" model has a 17" display.
Dell XPS 17
Now both models can be equipped with Intel CPUs of the 10th generation - starting with one, i5-10300H with 4 cores, over i7-10750H with 6 cores up to an i9-10885H with 8 cores. While the other equipment options are largely similar, there are differences between the 15" and the 17" model in the possibilities of equipping the XPS 15 with a graphics card: if the XPS 15 can be equipped with a maximum of a Nvidia GeForce 1650 Ti with 4GB VRAM, the XPS 17 can be equipped with a GeForce RTX 2060 with 6GB VRAM.
The memory can be configured with up to 64 GB (XPS 17) or 32 GB (XPS 15), the read-only memory with 256GB, 512GB, 1TB or 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs. The 16:10 display can be ordered with FullHD or Touch-UltraHD 4K resolution, the latter with 100% Adobe RGB and 94% DCI-P3 color space coverage - in addition, with a maximum brightness of 500 nits it supports HDR playback using the DisplayHDR400 and Dolby Vision HDR standard.
Dell XPS 17 in video editing setup with external monitor
The interface equipment is also different: the XPS 15 has two Thunderbolt 3 and one USB-C 3.1 ports, the XPS 17 with four Thunderbolt 3 ports - both also have an SD card reader.
The XPS 15 is already available, at prices starting at around 1,700 euro, the Dell XPS 17 from around 2,000 euro in the summer.