Thursday, October 28th 2021

Beauty Meets Brawn: Unleashing the New XPS Desktop

XPS is one of the most coveted brands in the PC industry, lauded for its seamless convergence of elegant design and cutting-edge technology - but there's always more to an XPS device than meets the eye. Nearly 42% larger than its predecessor (27L vs 19L), the new XPS desktop ushers in an expansive suite of next-gen performance technologies and a more robust cooling architecture, making this the most powerful XPS desktop ever made.

With heavy hitter performance cloaked by an understated minimalist design, creators, gamers and virtually anyone who wants to amplify their passions can now own a sophisticated PC with workhorse performance.
Performance powerhouse
Whether you're an aspiring artist or seasoned virtuoso, stay in your flow with the new 12th Gen Intel Core desktop processor (up to i9) that handles creative projects and gameplay with ease alongside the most impressive graphics options available on the market with either NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs (up to a 3090) or AMD Radeon RX GPUs (up to a 6900 XT). Combined with next-generation DDR5 memory supporting up to 50% faster clock speed than DDR4 as well as PCIe Gen5 graphics ready, the new XPS Desktop delivers incredible horsepower to help you conquer every task you throw at it.

What's cooler than being (liquid) cool?
Our engineers thoughtfully redesigned the thermal architecture of the device to maximize performance and soften the acoustics through improving airflow. The front bezel of the chassis is designed to intake cool air and move it from the front and out the back. Notably, the new XPS Desktop is up to 21% cooler under load (with a 125 W cooling solution) or up to 18% cooler under load with liquid cooling (when compared to the new 125 W thermal solution). And the new high RPM fans (up to 5,000 RPM) operate more efficiently at slower speeds which helps makes the system quieter. Overall, the new desktop is more than 50% quieter under load over previous generations, so you can channel your flow state and get things done.

The new XPS desktop is elegantly and mindfully designed to fit seamlessly into any environment, just like the rest of the XPS family. Our team of designers explored the latest materials and tested various finishes, textures and colors to make it look less like a PC and more like a natural and authentic object that fits harmoniously in your space with access ports that aren't distracting and a simple grid pattern. It comes with a choice of two stylish colors - light and dark - including Night Sky and an all-aluminium Platinum silver option. A pair of aluminium feet that peek out from the base add an extra level of poise to our silver model.

Grow into your passion
Our XPS customers have relentless spirits and are always ready to take on their next challenge. They're always learning, growing and expanding their skillsets. That's why it's important to have a PC that is customizable, so the system can grow to meet increased performance demands over time. Using the toolless entry chassis, you can easily upgrade the CPU, GPU, memory, storage and more to keep pace with new technology as it becomes available. You're essentially investing in technology that can scale as your passion does

Creator edition
For those who aspire to cultivate their digital content creation skills - whether that be in photography, graphic design, music production or beyond, they can tap into "creator edition" that comes with pre-selected configurations ready to withstand creative workloads.

Up-leveled support
Providing an outstanding entertainment or office set-up doesn't stop at the hardware—here are the software, support and services that complete the Dell experience:
  • Dell Technologies offers 24×7 phone support, automated, proactive and predictive issues detection, and onsite service after remote diagnosis. Learn more about Dell Premium Support Plus and our additional services here.
  • With Dell Mobile Connect, you can seamlessly integrate your Dell PC with your smartphone. Both Android and iOS users can now make calls, send texts, fully mirror your phone screen to use your apps, get notifications and drag and drop files between your phone and Dell device. Dell Mobile Connect is available to download for free from the Microsoft Store.
  • Want some help purchasing your dream machine? With Dell's new trade in program, you can turn any eligible electronic device (Dell and non-Dell) into credit towards your next purchase, instantly. While initially launching in the U.S., this program will roll out in additional countries early next year.
Availability and pricing
The XPS desktop will be available later this fall, shipping with Windows 11.
Source: Dell
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65 Comments on Beauty Meets Brawn: Unleashing the New XPS Desktop

#1
Bruno Vieira
An ugly box with a ton of proprietary and non user replaceble motherboard parts. Kudos Dell.
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#2
phanbuey
It's amazing how much engineering effort went into this machine being as mediocre and un-serviceable as possible.
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#3
Caring1
Same as the Alienware but cheaper.
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#4
neatfeatguy
Uck.....1990 called and wants its computer case back.
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#5
TheLostSwede
phanbueyIt's amazing how much engineering effort went into this machine being as mediocre and un-serviceable as possible.
At least it looks quite tidy inside, unlike Dells of the past.
neatfeatguyUck.....1990 called and wants its computer case back.
Hey... That case has a front mounted USB-C port, so it can't possibly be that old.
Bruno VieiraAn ugly box with a ton of proprietary and non user replaceble motherboard parts. Kudos Dell.
And a lot of strange plastic mounting brackets.
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#6
5 o'clock Charlie
Bruno VieiraAn ugly box with a ton of proprietary and non user replaceble motherboard parts. Kudos Dell.
This is nothing new. They have been using proprietary parts since their inception, such as power supplies, motherboards, front panel connections, etc.
My first experience was trying to upgrade the motherboard within a Dell case back in the Pentium II days, where the front panel connector was not standard.
Second time was needing to upgrade my power supply from 200w to 400w due to a new graphics card in a Pentium 4 machine. Luckily, PC Power & Cooling had specific power supplies for Dell. After that, I decided to build my own PCs.
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#7
Fabio Bologna
I'm assuming that it uses 12VO standard for power delivery judging by the pictures...
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#8
TheLostSwede
Fabio BolognaI'm assuming that it uses 12VO standard for power delivery judging by the pictures...
No, wrong connectors, this is some Dell special.
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#10
Punkenjoy
i wonder who find those things pretty. I mean the front face look like it's quality stuff (at least on picture) but the look? outch.
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#11
TheLostSwede
Punkenjoyi wonder who find those things pretty. I mean the front face look like it's quality stuff (at least on picture) but the look? outch.
The Dell accountant that did the design?
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#12
RealKGB
Bet ya 10 bucks that they don't ship any non-K SKU machines with an AIO and use their worse-than-an-Intel-stock-cooler instead.
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#13
phanbuey
These are designed to look like the IT department saved money while at the same time providing a somewhat performant machine. Like when the boss walks through the cubicle farm he thinks "Man this IT department is efficient! Look at these obviously cheap computers that everyone is happy with".
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#14
5 o'clock Charlie
bubbleawsome5,000rpm?? Wow
Reminds me of that old Nvidia FX graphics card parody video about it's loud blower. Guess this will be the "Harley Davidson" of desktops :laugh:
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#15
DeathtoGnomes
woohoo! a bigger boat anchor when it breaks! Dell makes the best anchors!
bubbleawsome5,000rpm?? Wow
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#17
5 o'clock Charlie
DeathtoGnomeswoohoo! a bigger boat anchor when it breaks! Dell makes the best anchors!
Thought those iMacs from the 90s we're reserved for that! Lol
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#18
skaldic
21% cooler under load than the lava temperatures of the previous generation still equals a HOTBOX and I still didn't believe they added a front intake fan.
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#20
TheLostSwede
skaldic21% cooler under load than the lava temperatures of the previous generation still equals a HOTBOX and I still didn't believe they added a front intake fan.
Where else am I supposed to heat up my lunch box?

Ferrum MasterWhy it is not available in beige color?
Because white will be beige in 12-24 months?
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#21
phanbuey
TheLostSwedeBecause white will be beige in 12-24 months?
That's exactly right. Beige is earned, not bought.
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#22
MrDweezil
Nearly 42% larger than its predecessor
They're touting this as a feature?
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#23
Ferrum Master
TheLostSwedeBecause white will be beige in 12-24 months?
This one won't, you have to have that pastel white plastic... otherwise it won't have the desired effect.

Years ago there was Corsair Obsidian 900D special edition...

Also, where are the PS/2 and VGA ports? :laugh:
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#25
Operandi
neatfeatguyUck.....1990 called and wants its computer case back.
Its boring but its better looking then a lot of the tasteless TG everywhere and unicorn vomit "gamer" cases that make up majority of whats out there. And the airflow at least looks decent on this with proper (functional) ventilation.
5 o'clock CharlieThis is nothing new. They have been using proprietary parts since their inception, such as power supplies, motherboards, front panel connections, etc.
My first experience was trying to upgrade the motherboard within a Dell case back in the Pentium II days, where the front panel connector was not standard.
Second time was needing to upgrade my power supply from 200w to 400w due to a new graphics card in a Pentium 4 machine. Luckily, PC Power & Cooling had specific power supplies for Dell. After that, I decided to build my own PCs.
Big OEMs have been using proprietary stuff since forever because ATX no longer works. Not that the OEMs are doing brilliant things on their own but at least this one looks like everything is accessible, the cooling and airflow looks decent (idk why they are using a fan that powerful though), and heatsinks with actual surface area on the VRM (who would thought it possible!?!?). I like what they are doing with that GPU support too and putting a fan right in front of the card looks nice.

I'd say its pretty well though out and designed, you can't blame Dell or anyone else for making something propriety when there is no good standard for them to follow.
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