Dell unveils upgraded XPS Desktop with 12th gen Intel processors

Dell XPS desktops side by side in black and silver colour variations

Dell has unveiled the latest addition to its XPS lineup, in the form of a newly-upgraded, liquid-cooled desktop PC.

The XPS Desktop is powered by Intel’s recently announced 12th Gen Intel Core processors, with graphics provided by Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs and AMD Radeon RX GPUs.

The new iteration of Dell’s flagship desktop is almost 42% larger than its predecessor, and offers up to 4TB of storage, with a 2TB SSD and 2TB HDD. It will also be available with black or silver case colours.

Apart from an SD card reader, the XPS Desktop comes with a total of seven USB-A ports, two USB-C port, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a DisplayPort port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, as well as a 7.1 channel audio 6-connector stack of audio ports.

Arguably the most impressive feature of the XPS Desktop is its thermal architecture, which allows for improved performance length thanks to its airflow and built-in liquid cooling options, which are 21% and 18% cooler under load, respectively. Dell’s research also found that the new desktop is more than 50% quieter under load over its predecessors.

Dell XPS desktop

Despite its bulky size, the XPS Desktop has been designed “to fit seamlessly into any environment”, according to XPS senior director Donnie Oliphant.

“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-aluminum Platinum Silver option. A pair of aluminum feet that peek out from the base add an extra level of poise to our silver model,” said Oliphant.

With a starting price of $919 (£668), the XPS Desktop is set to become available later this autumn in the US, with no concrete UK release date set at the moment.

The announcement of the upgraded XPS Desktop comes weeks after Dell launched a slate of software and services in a bid to address the challenges businesses face as the volume of data they need to manage increases.

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