Dell’s XPS Desktop has been redesigned for 2020 to be a smaller, more powerful machine that still offers the best in graphics and performance.
At first glance, you can tell that this new XPS desktop design is quite smaller than its predecessor. Despite that, Dell says that there was no sacrifice in performance and that it’s “just as capable and expandable” as its predecessor. To that effect, it’s powered by the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processors paired with a GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER graphics card. The latter being powered by the award-winning NVIDIA Turing architecture which provides super-fast GPU equipped with more cores and faster clocks for high-end performance.
As for connectivity, it’s built with the Killer AX1650i which features advanced Wi-Fi 6 technology to provide connections 3 times as fast as previous generations. With the Killer AX1650i, the XPS Desktop will be able to detect, classify, and prioritize streaming video, communication, and game traffic to provide fast and seamless experiences.
But of course, the Dell XPS Desktop is still very open to customization. Users can keep their XPS rig updated with the newest graphics cards and increase storage to their liking. It also has additional expansion slots for other peripherals such as sound cards, additional hard drives, PCIe, SSDs, accelerator cards, and more.
The XPS Desktop allows up to four 3.5-inch HDDs or two 2.5-inch NB drives as well as one internal ODD. At the back, you’ll find a total of 6 USB ports that range from USB 2.0 ports to USB Type-C ports. Dell makes it even easier to customize the system by providing a tool-less entry for three of the machine’s backplane slots.
To keep things running smoothly, the XPS Desktop has been designed to move cool air from the front to back without recirculation. Fans are situated on either side of the chassis so that the hot air moves straight to the back. The design of the front bezel also aids in maximizing airflow into the system helping, again, in moving hot air to the back and keep it from circulating inside. It’s also equipped with voltage regulation cooling to keep VR components within its temperature specifications.
Buyers can opt for the XPS Desktop Creator Edition which is made specifically for content creation, photography, graphic design, and music production. The Creator Edition specifications include no less than an i5 processor, 512 GB SSD, and 16GB RAM. Dell will recommend different graphics card configurations depending on the needs of the user.
The Dell XPS Desktop will be available today with a starting price of $649.99. It will be available in two colors: Night Sky or Mineral White.
The release of the XPS Desktop follows on the heels of the XPS 15 which is currently available in the U.S., Canada, and select European and Asian countries with a starting price of $1,299. Another variant of the XPS 15 will also be releasing in the Summer of this year. It will be made of a frost machined aluminum with a matching arctic white woven glass palm rest. It will also have a starting price of $1,299.99.