The Dell XPS 15 and XPS 17: Game set and match.
We dare you to nitpick…
Last week we talked about the Microsoft Surface Book 3 , talking about how it’s an impressive and still incredibly unique machine, but how the current market of laptops makes everyone rethink if they need it, especially due to it’s power limitations and more niche design quirks. After all, a lot of people just want a normal, powerful, well built Windows laptop that can put all their MacBook friends to shame without any extra features they might use. And well, that laptop, or rather those laptops, have arrived. Say hello to Dell’s new XPS 15 , and the recently resurrected XPS 17.
These two laptops pretty much come down to three things, incredible power, breathtaking screens and elegant ergonomic designs. And while full reviews aren’t exactly out yet, the whole tech community seems to exist in that they definitely achieve that. We’ll put the full specs down below but we’ll give you the short version of it : 10TH Gen Intel Core i7 processors running at up to 5.1 GHz for the 15 inch and 5.3GHz for the 17 inch , NVIDIA GTX 1650Ti Max Q for the 15 inch with and RTX 2060 Max Q for the 17 inch and 32-64 GB of RAM running on NVME SSDs. Simply put, these are easily some of the most powerful laptops in existence right now, with even i9 processors coming in the future. While they aren’t gaming PCs per say, they can definitely handle gaming with ease as well as pack on some video editing and 3D rendering work for good measure, eclipsing competition like the aforementioned Surface Book 3 , the Razer Blade and the 16 inch MacBook Pro.
Dell XPS 15
Dell XPS 17
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2×2), Bluetooth 5
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (802.11AX) built on Intel chipset, Bluetooth 5