Dell refreshes its XPS family of laptops with Nvidia Optimus and JBL Audio [specs]

By Abhinav Lal | Published on 13 Dec 2018
Dell refreshes its XPS family of laptops with Nvidia Optimus and JBL Audio [specs]
Dell XPS laptop

[RELATED_ARTICLE]Dell has finally gone and updated its popular XPS line of laptops, which now contains 14, 15.6 and 17.3-inch models with Nvidia discrete graphics with Optimus switching technology, JBL audio with Waves MaxxAudio 3 digital processing tech, Intel WiDi, 3DTV connectivity, webcam, and HD video capabilities. At their base configuration, the Dell XPS 14, XPS 15, and XPS 17 are priced at $899, $849, and $949 respectively.

Indian pricing and availability have not yet been released, so stay tuned to thinkdigit.com for more details about the Dell XPS family when they come out. Check out the full specifications below:

Dell XPS

 

XPS 14
XPS 15
XPS 17
Processor
Processor
Processor

Intel CoreTM i7 840QM (1.86GHz/4MB cache)

Intel CoreTM i7 840QM (1.86GHz/4MB cache)

Intel CoreTM i7 840QM (1.86GHz/4MB cache)

Intel CoreTM i7 740QM (1.73GHz/4MB cache)

Intel CoreTM i7 740QM (1.73GHz/4MB cache)

Intel CoreTM i7 740QM (1.73GHz/4MB cache)

Intel CoreTM i5 560M (2.66GHz/3MB cache)

Intel CoreTM i5 560M (2.66GHz/3MB cache)

Intel CoreTM i5 460M (2.4GHz/3MB cache)

Intel CoreTM i5 460M (2.4GHz/3MB cache)

Intel CoreTM i5 460M (2.4GHz/3MB cache)

 
 
 
 
Operating System
Operating System
Operating System

Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit

Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit

Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit

Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

 
 
 
Memory
Memory
Memory

6GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory

6GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory

6GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory

8GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory

8GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory

8GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory

 
 

12GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory

 
 

16GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory

 
 
 
Chipset
Chipset
Chipset
Intel HM57
Intel HM57
Intel HM57
 
 
 
Video Card
Video Card
Video Card
NVIDIA GT425M GeForce
NVIDIA GT435M GeForce
NVIDIA GT445M GeForce
NVIDIA GT420M GeForce
NVIDIA GT420M GeForce
NVIDIA GT435M GeForce
 
 
 
Audio and Speakers
Audio and Speakers
Audio and Speakers

JBL 2.0 Designed & Certified Speakers Waves MaxxAudio

JBL 2.1 Designed & Certified Speakers Waves MaxxAudio

JBL 2.1 Designed & Certified Speakers Waves MaxxAudio 3

2.0 Audio: 2 X 3W = 6W Total

2.1 Audio: 2 X 4W 12W sub-woofer 20W Total

2.1 Audio: 2 X 5W 12W sub-woofer 22W Total

 
 
 
Hard Drive
Hard Drive
Hard Drive

Up to 500GB8 SATA hard drive (7200RPM)

Up to 640GB8 SATA hard drive (7200RPM)

Up to 1280GB7 SATA hard drive (7200RPM)

Up to 256GB8 Solid State hard drive

Up to 256GB8 Solid State hard drive

Up to 256GB7 Solid State hard drive

 
 
 
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive

16x DVD /-RW (standard), Blu-Ray Disc™ burner; 9.5mm tray load

16x DVD /-RW (standard), Blu-ray Disc™ combo (reads Blu-ray Disc™ & writes to CD/DVD); 12.7mm tray load

16x DVD /-RW (standard), Blu-ray DiscTM combo (reads Blu-ray Disc™ & writes to CD/DVD); 12.7mm tray load

 
 
 
9-in-1 media card reader
9-in-1 media card reader
9-in-1 media card reader

Supporting SD, SDIO, SDXC, SDHC, MS, MS Pro, MMC, MSXC, xD

Supporting SD, SDIO, SDXC, SDHC, MS, MS Pro, MMC, MSXC, xD

Supporting SD, SDIO, SDXC, SDHC, MS, MS Pro, MMC, MSXC, xD

 
 
 
Power
Power
Power

6-cell LI (2.6Ah) standard; Up to 5 hours, 23 minutes of battery life

6-cell LI (2.6Ah) standard; Up to 5 hours, 14 minutes of battery life

6-cell LI (2.6Ah) standard; Up to 4 hours, 25 minutes of battery life

9-cell LI (2.8Ah); Up to 8 hours, 29 minutesof battery life

9-cell LI (2.8Ah); Up to 9 hours, 9 minutes of battery life

9-cell LI (2.8Ah); Up to 7 hours, 32 minutes of battery life

 
 
 
Camera
Camera
Camera

2.0MP HD with single digital mic (H.264)

2.0MP HD with single digital mic (H.264)

2.0MP HD with single digital mic (H.264)

 
 
 
Wireless
Wireless
Wireless
Wi-Fi Options:
Wi-Fi Options:
Wi-Fi Options:

Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000

Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000

Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000

Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 802.11 a/b/g/n (3x3)

Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 802.11 a/b/g/n (3x3)

Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 802.11 a/b/g/n (3x3)

Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 802.11 a/g/n

Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 802.11 a/g/n

Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 802.11 a/g/n

Intel Centrino Advanced-N WiMAX 6250 802.11 a/g/n

Intel Centrino Advanced-N WiMAX 6250 802.11 a/g/n

Intel Centrino Advanced-N WiMAX 6250 802.11 a/g/n

 
 
 

Mobile Broadband Options: (WWAN)

Mobile Broadband Options: (WWAN)

Mobile Broadband Options: (WWAN)

Dell Wireless 5540 HSPA mobile broadband10 mini card

Dell Wireless 5540 HSPA mobile broadband10 mini card

Dell Wireless 5540 HSPA mobile broadband9 mini card

Dell Wireless 5620 EVDO-HSPA mobile broadband10 mini card

Dell Wireless 5620 EVDO-HSPA mobile broadband10 mini card

Dell Wireless 5620 EVDO-HSPA mobile broadband9 mini card

 
 
 
WiMax:
WiMax:
WiMax:

Intel Centrino Advanced-N WiMAX 6250 802.11 a/g/n

Intel Centrino Advanced-N WiMAX 6250 802.11 a/g/n

Intel Centrino Advanced-N WiMAX 6250 802.11 a/g/n

 
 
 
Bluetooth Options:
Bluetooth Options:
Bluetooth Options:

Bluetooth Internal (3.0) mini-card

Bluetooth 3.0

Bluetooth Internal (3.0) mini-card

 
 
 
WiDi, GPS enabled
WiDi, GPS enabled
WiDi, GPS enabled
 
 
 
Wired communications
Wired communications
Wired communications

Integrated Gigabit ethernet 10/100/1000

Integrated Gigabit ethernet 10/100/1000

Integrated Gigabit ethernet 10/100/1000

Modem upsell via USB dongle

Modem upsell via USB dongle

Modem upsell via USB dongle

 
 
 

Ports, Slots & Chassis

Ports, Slots & Chassis

Ports, Slots & Chassis

Externally Accessible
Externally Accessible
Externally Accessible
Mini DisplayPort (1),
Mini DisplayPort (1),
Mini DisplayPort (1),

3 total USB 2.0 (2 / 1 eSATA/powershare combo)

2 total USB 3.0
2 total USB 3.0

Integrated network connector 10/100/1000 LAN (RJ45)

1 USB 2.0 (eSATA/powershare combo)

2 total USB 2.0 (1 / 1 eSATA/powershare combo)

 

Integrated network connector 10/100/1000 LAN (RJ45)

Integrated network connector 10/100/1000 LAN (RJ45)

HDMI 1.4
HDMI 1.4
HDMI 1.4
AC adapter connector
AC adapter connector
AC adapter connector

Audio jacks (headphone with SPDIF support (2), 1 Mic-in)

Audio jacks (headphone with SPDIF support (2), 1 Mic-in)

Audio jacks (headphone with SPDIF support (2), 1 Mic-in)

 
 
 
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions & Weight

Width: 13.9" (352.8mm)

Width: 15" (381mm)
Width: 16.3" (414.9mm)

Height: 1.2" (31.4mm) front /1.4" (35.4mm) back

Height: 1.3" (32.2mm) front /1.5" (38.2mm) back)

Height: 1.3" (32.8 mm) front /1.5" (38.5mm) back

Depth: 9.7" (247.4mm)

Depth: 10.4" (265.4mm)

Depth: 11.3" (287.3mm)

Weight: Starting weight of 5.35lbs. (2.43 kg) with 6 cell battery; 5.72lbs (2.6kg) with 9-cell battery.

Weight: Starting weight of 6.14lbs. (2.78kg) with 6-cell battery; 6.51lbs.(2.96kg) with 9-cell battery

Weight: Starting weight of 7.57lbs. (3.43kg) with 6-cell battery; 7.94lbs. (3.6kg) with 9-cell battery.

 
 
 
Others
Others
Others

Multimedia control buttons

Multimedia control buttons

Multimedia control buttons

External display, wireless on/off, extended battery life, brightness -, brightness , backlit keyboard activation, mute, volume -, volume , rewind, play/pause, forward, touchpad deactivation button

External display, wireless on/off, extended battery life, brightness -, brightness , backlit keyboard activation, mute, volume -, volume , rewind, play/pause, forward, touchpad deactivation button

External display, wireless on/off, extended battery life, brightness -, brightness , backlit keyboard activation, mute, volume -, volume , rewind, play/pause, forward, touchpad deactivation button

 
 
 
Capacitive keys
Capacitive keys
Capacitive keys

Windows Mobility Center, Audio control panel, user configurable launch button

Windows Mobility Center, Audio control panel, user configurable launch button

Windows Mobility Center, Audio control panel, user configurable launch button

 
 
 
LED lights
LED lights
LED lights

Palmrest: battery indicator, wireless and caps lock; hinge: hard drive activity and battery charge.

Palmrest: battery indicator, wireless and caps lock; hinge: hard drive activity and battery charge.

Palmrest: battery indicator, wireless and caps lock; hinge: hard drive activity and battery charge.

 
 
 
TV tuner
TV tuner
TV tuner
Yes (optional integrated)
Yes (optional integrated)

Yes (optional integrated )

 

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