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New Dell XPS 15, XPS 17 available now, including 3.5K OLED display

XPS 15 (White)
XPS 15 (White) (Image credit: Dell)

What you need to know

  • Dell's new XPS 15 and XPS 17 are available starting today.
  • Both laptops run on 11th Gen Intel Core processors and have options for NVIDIA RTX graphics.
  • The XPS 15 starts at $1,225 and the XPS 17 starts at $1,519.

Dell's new XPS 15 and XPS 17 launched today. Each run on 11th Gen Intel Core processors and have options for powerful NVIDIA RTX 30-series GPUs. Their bodies look the same as their predecessors, which is a good thing considering our Dell XPS 15 review and Dell XPS 17 review gave the laptops high marks. The new XPS 15 and XPS 17 are available starting at $1,225 and $1,519, respectively.

While the bodies look similar to previous XPS devices, the XPS 15 has a new 3.5K OLED display option and is now available in optional arctic white (like the XPS 13).

Both laptops feature 45W processors from Intel ranging up to the Core i9-11900H for the XPS 15 and the i9-11980HK for the XPS 17. They also feature the latest graphics, including up to an RTX 3060 for the XPS 17.

SpecXPS 15XPS 17
OSWindows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Processor11th Gen Intel
Core i5-11400H
Core i7-11800H
Core i9-11900H
11th Gen Intel
Core i5-11400H
Core i7-11800H
Core i9-11900H
Core i9-11980HK
RAMUp to 64GB DDR4-3200
Dual-channel
Up to 64GB DDR4-3200MHz
Dual-channel
GraphicsIntel UHD
NVIDIA RTX 3050
NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti
Intel UHD
NVIDIA RTX 3050
NVIDIA RTX 3060
StorageUp to 1TB M.2 PCIe 3 SSD
Up to 4TB M.2 PCIe 4 SSD
Up to 1TB M.2 PCIe 3 SSD
Up to 4TB M.2 PCIe 4 SSD
Display15.6 inches
Dolby Vision
16:10 aspect ratio
1920x1200 (FHD+)
100% sRGB, 500 nits
3456x2160 (3.5K)
OLED, touch, DisplayHDR 500, 400 nits, 100% DCI-P3
3840x2400 (UHD+)
Touch, DisplayHDR 400, 500 nits, 100% AdobeRGB
17 inches
16:10 aspect ratio
Dolby Vision
1920x1200 (FHD+)
Anti-glare, 500 nits, 100% sRGB
3840x2400 (UHD+)
Touch, DisplayHDR 400, 500 nits, 99% DCI-P3, anti-reflective
PortsTwo Thunderbolt 4
USB-C 3.2 (Gen 2)
SD card reader
3.5mm audio
Four Thunderbolt 4
3.5mm audio
AudioDual 2.5W woofers
Dual 1.5W tweeters
MaxxAudio Pro
Dual 2.5W woofers
Dual 1.5W tweeters
MaxxAudio Pro
ConnectivityKiller Wi-Fi 6 AX1650
Bluetooth 5.1
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650
Bluetooth 5.1
CameraFront-facing 720p
IR camera
Front-facing 720p
IR camera
SecurityFingerprint reader
IR camera
Lock slot
Fingerprint reader
IR camera
Lock slot
Battery56Wh, 86Wh
90W, 130W AC adapter
97Wh
90W, 130W AC adapter
Dimensions13.57 x 9.06 x 0.71 inches
(344.72mm x 230.14mm x 18mm)
14.74 x 9.76 x 0.77 inches
(374.45mm x 248.05mm x 19.5mm)
WeightFrom 3.99 pounds (1.81kg)From 4.87 pounds (2.21kg)
ColorPlatinum SilverPlatinum Silver

The bumped-up internals of the new XPS 15 and 17 should help them easily handle video editing and most workloads. They're also candidates to join our list of the best Windows laptops.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.