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Dell launches new XPS desktop with Comet Lake CPU and plenty of GPU options

The new Dell XPS desktop. All images via Dell
The new Dell XPS desktop. All images via Dell
Dell launched a new XPS desktop today. The desktop can be configured with high-end specs like a 10th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU and either an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super or AMD Radeon RX 5700XT. The desktop is also designed to be upgraded by the end-user.

Dell’s XPS laptops have been extremely popular in the Windows world, but the XPS brand also includes high-quality desktop PCs. The latest Dell XPS desktops, announced today, now sport 10th-generation Intel Comet Lake CPUs and a bevy of AMD and Nvidia GPUs.

The new XPS desktops have slimmed down from the previous models, packing hardware into a 19 L case (compared to the 23.7 L of the last generation). However, Dell designed the new XPS desktop with expandability and upgradeability in mind. The motherboard has one PCIe x16 slot, one PCIe x1 slot, and one PCIe x4 slot, so users will be able to slot in additional sound cards, PCIe storage, and other expansion cards. The XPS desktop comes with either a 360 Watt PSU that supports up to a 150 Watt GPU or a 500 Watt PSU that supports up to a 250 Watt GPU. (The graphics card must be 10.5 inches or shorter.) There are also two 3.5-inch HDD bays and two 2.5” drive bays as well as a slim optical disc drive. The side panel is held on with two thumbscrews, allowing easy entry into the chassis.

The new XPS desktop keeps much of the design language of the XPS line, echoing the carbon fiber aesthetic with a similar-looking front panel. The desktop comes in black (Night Sky) or white (Mineral White).

The new XPS desktop packs some of the latest and greatest hardware from Intel, Nvidia, and AMD. It can be configured with up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i9-10900K Comet Lake CPU (with an optional high-capacity thermal heat sink), up to 128 GB DDR4 2666 MHz RAM, and up to either an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super or an AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT. Preconfigured storage options include up to a 2 TB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD and up to a 2 TB 7200 RPM SATA HDD. The new XPS desktop has three USB-A 3.1 ports, a USB-C 3.1 port, an SD card reader, and a headphone jack on the front. It also holds four USB-A 3.1 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI 1.4 (UMA only) port, a DisplayPort 1.2 (UMA only), a gigabit Ethernet jack, and 5.1 channel audio jacks on the back.

The new XPS desktop is available today starting at US $649.99.

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Sam Medley, 2020-07- 9 (Update: 2020-07- 9)
Sam Medley
Sam Medley - Review Editor - @samuel_medley
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