On Thursday, Dell updated its largest XPS clamshells to integrate Intel’s latest mobile CPUs. The XPS 17 and 15.6-inch models now come with 12th-generation Alder Lake processors.
Intel Core i5-12500H or i7-12700H processors are now available in the XPS 17 and 15. The former contains four performance cores (P-cores) and eight efficiency cores (E-cores) with a turbo clock speed of up to 4.5 GHz, whereas the latter has 6 P-cores and 8 E-cores with a turbo clock speed that peaks at 4.7 GHz.
You’ll have to order the smaller-screened XPS 15 if you want Intel’s highest-end i9-12900HK, which has 6 P-cores and 8 E-cores and hits 5 GHz.
The laptops have two channels of 8GB to 64GB DDR5-4800 RAM and 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD storage. They are fitted with two M.2 slots that can hold up to 8TB of storage. The new systems keep the bigger displays introduced by Dell last year. The 1920×1200 resolution of the 16:10 screen is standard, with a 3840×2400 screen available for an additional fee.
In any case, Dell claims that both screens are quite bright, reaching 500 nits. Users can get the OLED panel version with a 400-nit brightness level and a 3456×2160 resolution.
Only integrated Intel graphics are offered on the upgraded XPS 17 and 15. You may customize the workstations with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 (4 GB GDDR6) operating at 60 W for greater graphical performance.
The RTX 3060 (6GB, 60 W) will be available in April for the XPS 17, while the RTX 3050 Ti is presently available for the XPS 15. (4 GB, 45 W). The i9-12900HK will be made available in the XPS 17 around April 18.