Dell’s XPS 15 and XPS 17 get 12th Gen chips

Dell’s XPS 15 and XPS 17 get 12th Gen chips

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Dell has announced the 2022 models of its 15.6-inch XPS 15 and 17-inch XPS 17 laptops, and they’re disposable for acquisition starting today. The 2 devices disagree from their 2021 predecessors successful 1 mode only: They’re powered by Intel’s newest 12th Gen processors.

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Both models volition beryllium configurable with a Core i5-12500H (12 cores), a Core i7-12700H (14 cores), oregon a Core i9-12900HK (14 cores). They’ll spell up to 64GB of representation and 4TB of retention and volition connection options for a 3840 x 2400 touchscreen successful summation to an old-school 1920 x 1200 non-touch display. The XPS 15 tin besides travel with a 3456 x 2160 OLED touchscreen

Where the 2 models disagree (apart from their size) is successful graphics options. Both volition connection options with Intel’s integrated graphics arsenic good arsenic a GeForce RTX 3050. But the XPS 15 tops retired astatine a GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, portion the XPS 17 tin spell up to a GeForce RTX 3060. (The 3060 SKU, however, won’t beryllium disposable for acquisition until April.) The XPS 15’s discrete GPU options are besides some 40W, portion the 17-incher’s are 60W.

The caller configurations are welcome, if expected, news. The XPS 15 and XPS 17 are consistently immoderate of the apical models successful their categories, targeting users who anticipation to harvester almighty specs with top-notch physique prime and don’t caput paying good implicit $1,000 for the privilege. That said, Dell has consistently had problems cooling these chips successful specified bladed chassis (the 15-inchers, successful particular). Prospective buyers whitethorn privation to hold for aboriginal reviews to spot if the caller 15-incher is capable to support the Alder Lake chips astatine tenable temperatures.

The Dell XPS 15 starts astatine $1,449, and the XPS 17 starts astatine $1,849.

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