Dell has upgraded its flagship Ultrabooks, the XPS 15 and 17, with the latest 13th-gen Intel CPUs and NVIDIA’s RTX 40 series GPUs. Let’s take a look at the full specifications, expected price in Nepal and availability of Dell XPS 15 and XPS 17 2023.
Dell XPS 15 and XPS 17 (2023) Overview:
Design and Display
Seeing these are Dell’s flagship Ultrabooks, the 2023 lineup of XPS laptops brings a premium build quality. This includes CNC-machined aluminum chassis alongside an aerospace-inspired carbon fiber palm rest.
As for the display, the XPS 15 features a 15.6″ 16:10 screen in either FHD or 3.5K resolution, while there is an OLED option too. Dell says this display boasts an impressive 92.9% screen-to-body ratio thanks to the minimal bezels on all four sides.
Moving on, Dell XPS 17 gets a bigger 17″ display—but with all the bells and whistles of the XPS 15. Including a tall 16:10 aspect ratio, FHD/4K resolution, Gorilla Glass 6 protection, and an OLED touchscreen option. The XPS 17 also has an impressive 100% AdobeRGB color gamut and a 93.7% screen-to-body ratio.
As aforementioned, the new XPS 15 and XPS 17 are powered by Intel’s new 13th-generation “Raptor Lake” processors. Its base variant comes with Core i5-13500H (12 cores / 16 threads), whereas you can even get it with a Core i9-13900H (14 cores / 20 threads) CPU.
Similarly, graphics options for the XPS 15 include Intel’s Arc A370M or up to NVIDIA’s RTX 4070 GPU. The XPS 17 skips Intel graphics entirely and maxes out to an RTX 4080 instead. And cooling it all is a dual fan system, whereas you can customize these laptops’ performance via the “Dell Performance” app.
In terms of memory, you can choose between 8GB to 64GB DDR5 RAM (4800 MHz) and 512GB to 8TB NVMe SSD storage. The new XPS 15 and XPS 17 support Windows Hello login via fingerprint or facial recognition. You’ll find a regular 720p HD camera and dual-array microphones on these Ultrabooks.
Dell XPS 15 is fueled by an 86Wh battery while the bigger XPS 17 gets a bigger 97Wh battery instead. For charging, they both ship with a 130W USB-C power adapter. Both these Dell laptops have a large glass touchpad and a regular edge-to-edge chiclet backlit keyboard. Audio-wise, you get a quad-speaker setup with Waves NX 3D audio support.
Dell XPS 15 and XPS 17 (2023) Specifications:
|XPS 15||XPS 17|
|Dimensions||13.57 x 9.06 x 0.71″||14.74 x 9.76 x 0.77″|
|Display||15.6″ (touchscreen optional)||17″ (touchscreen optional)|
|CPU||13th Gen Intel Core i5-13500H / i7-13700H / i9-13900H|
|RAM||Up to 64GB DDR5-4800|
|SSD||Up to 8TB PCIe SSD|
|OS||Windows 11 Home / Windows 11 Pro|
|Audio||2x 2.5W woofers, 2x 1.5W tweeters (Waves NX 3D Audio)|
|Battery||86 Wh (130W USB-C adapter)||97 Wh (130W USB-C adapter)|
|Connectivity||Intel Killer WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2|
Dell XPS 15 and XPS 17 (2023) Price in Nepal and Availability
As for price, Dell XPS 15 and XPS 17 (2023) cost USD 2,399 and USD 2,999, respectively for the Core i9 variants with RTX 4070, 16GB RAM, and 512GB SSD. We expect the price of Dell XPS 15 and XPS 17 (2023) in Nepal to start at NPR 379,999 and NPR 470,999 when they launch here shortly.
|Dell XPS 2023 Model||Price in the US||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|XPS 15 (i9-13900H, RTX 4070, 16/512GB, FHD display)||USD 2,399||NPR 379,999|
|XPS 17 (i9-13900H, RTX 4070, 16/512GB, FHD display)||USD 2,999||NPR 470,999|