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Dell refreshes its XPS 15, 17 line with Sandy Bridge and NVIDIA GT500M series

Dell refreshes the XPS line, Sandy Bridge and NVIDIA GT500M series make the trip

By Anthony Garreffa on Feb 22, 2011 at 09:26 pm CST - 1 min, 10 secs reading time

Dell has pimped up their XPS rides with some nice additions in the form of Intel's Sandy Bridge and NVIDIA's GT500M series GPU's. The XPS15 can be set up with one of three Sandy Bridge Core i7 processors up to 2.7GHz, as well as a choice between NVIDIA's 1GB GeForce GT525M or the 2GB GT540M.

Dell refreshes its XPS 15, 17 line with Sandy Bridge and NVIDIA GT500M series |

The XPS range now comes stock with 4GB of memory which maxes out at 8GB, storage wise they peak at 750GB or 256GB if you like to get your Solid State fix. The screen can be upgraded for a premium, it stays at 15.6-inch but can be upgraded from 720p to 1080p with or without facial recognition technology built-in.

The XPS17 has a choice between three processors, one Core i7 and two Core i5 chips. Flavors of GPU include a 1GB GeForce GT550M or a 3GB (!) GT555M. The XPS17 also includes an NVIDIA 3D Vision kit and a 3D-ready display. Maximum RAM and storage are increased to 16GB and 1.2TB respectively. Both XPS systems come with a choice of either DVD or Blu-ray, a six or nine-cell battery as well as a 9-in-1 card reader, a 2MP webcam, two USB3.0 ports, HDMI 1.4, Bluetooth 3.0 and last but not least an optional WWAN and Wireless Display module.

The XPS15 starts at $1050 while the XPS17 begins at $900, both notebooks have estimated shipping dates of March 15.

Last updated: Nov 30, -0001 at 12:00 am CST

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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