Dell unveils 2023 XPS 15/17 laptops, and the XPS desktop 8960

Recently, Dell has updated its XPS 15/17 laptop product line. Unlike last year’s change in appearance, this new product line has no changes in appearance, but the configuration has been upgraded to the 13th generation Intel Core mobile processor and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 40 series mobile graphics card.

The XPS 15 (9530) and XPS 17 (9730) both start with the Core i5-13500H and can be upgraded to the Core i9-13900H. The maximum memory option is 64GB DDR5-4800. Storage options range from 512GB to 4TB PCIe 4.0 SSD, although Dell claims that the devices can support up to 8TB capacity. Both laptops feature Dell’s InfinityEdge ultra-thin bezel display. The XPS 15 (9530) offers 15.6-inch 1920 x 1200 and 3456 x 2160 OLED touch screens, while the XPS 17 (9730) offers 17-inch 1920 x 1080 and 3840 x 2160 OLED touch screens, all of which support Dolby Vision.

Apart from the difference in overall size and screen size, the biggest difference between the two laptops is the graphics card. The XPS 15 (9530) offers a range of Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4050 to 4070 mobile graphics cards, as well as an entry-level Intel Arc A370M. The XPS 17 (9730) comes with Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4050 to 4080 mobile graphics cards and no Intel graphics card option.

In addition, Dell has also launched the XPS 8960 desktop. The processor options include the Intel Core i9-13900K and Core i7-13700K, as well as the non-K versions and the Core i5-13600K and Core i5-13400. The motherboard is Z690, with a maximum memory option of 64GB DDR5-4800. The storage option is up to 8TB SSD, and Dell does not provide an SSD+HDD combination. However, the chassis has two 3.5-inch hard drive bays for users to expand on their own. The graphics card starts from the Turing architecture-based GeForce GTX 1650, with an option for the high-end Ada Lovelace architecture-based GeForce RTX 4080/4090.