Today Dell refreshed its entire notebook lineup Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake processors. One of the more interesting models was the XPS 15 and 17. After being on a hiatus for nearly a decade, the XPS 17 is being brought out of retirement, packing up to the 8 core i9-10885H @ 5.3GHz on the CPU side and an RTX 2060 on the GPU side.
Both the XPS 15 and 17 include the entire 10th Gen Comet Lake-H lineup to choose from, but as far as GPU options are concerned, the latter has twice as many. The XPS 15 is limited to a GTX 1650 Ti 4GB, a rather disappointing part while the XPS 17 also gives you the option to opt for an RTX 2060. Not exactly, ideal if you’re going with a 4K display, but certainly a big step up from the 1650 Ti.
The memory and storage are common to both devices. RAM ranges from 8GB to 64GB DDR4-2933 (2x SO-DIMM). Storage goes from 256GB to 2TB PCIe based SSD.
You can choose between a 1080p and a 4K display, both with a 60Hz refresh rate. The FHD variant comes with 500 nits of brightness and a contrast ratio of 1650:1 sRGB while the latter has a wider color gamut, covering 100% of the sRGB space as well as meeting HDR400 specifications.
The XPS 17 includes four Thunderbolt 3 ports while the 15 has just two. It however also has a USB Type-C 3.1 port which the XPS 17 lacks. Both models have a Killer WiFi 6 AX1650 and feature a quad-speaker.
Both notebooks have a 56Wh battery for the starting models but the XPS 17 tops out at 96Wh while the 15 is limited to 86Wh. As far as dimensions go, the XPS 15 is 0.71 inches wide while the 17 is a bit wider at 0.77″. The former is also slightly lighter with a weight of 2.05 kg while the latter weighs 2.5 kg.
The XPS 15 starts at $1,299 while the 17 has a starting price of $1,499.