Dell has updated its XPS Tower desktop lineup with three new offerings: the XPS Tower, XPS Tower VR, and an XPS Tower Special Edition. Equipped with NVIDIA graphics cards and the latest Intel processors, the new XPS Tower desktops offer fast speeds and performance for tech, gaming, and virtual reality enthusiasts alike. In addition, the new XPS Tower desktops offer easy expandability and a new 27% smaller form factor.
The XPS Tower desktops feature the following base specifications:
- 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor
- Windows 10 Home
- 8GB Memory
- 1TB Hard Drive
Upgrades include Intel® Core™ i7 processors, 16GB of RAM, and 2TB hard drives. The XPS Tower is equipped with an NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 730 with 2GB DDR3 graphics memory, with upgrade options including the GTX 750Ti or GTX 960 video card. The XPS Tower VR on the other hand ships with the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970 with 4GB GDDR5 graphics memory and also has a 512GB M.2 Solid State Drive + 2TB 7200 rpm hard drive option. Both versions also come with quite a few ports including:
- 4 USB 3.0 Ports
- 1 Mic-in
- 1 Headphone
- 1 SD Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
- 3 USB 3.0 ports
- 1 USB 3.1 port
- 2 USB 2.0 ports
- 1 USB 3.1 Type-C port
- 1 HDMI
- 1 Display Port
- 1 Gigabit Ethernet
- 1 Audio ports (5.1 channel (3 Jack))
Both the XPS Tower VR and Special Edition come virtual reality-ready for both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, for immersive video, game, film, and other experiences. The XPS Tower Special Edition also features a beautiful aluminum design with diamond-cut edges, NVIDIA’s latest Pascal graphics, Intel K-Skus and overclocking capabilities on select configurations.
The XPS Tower series is also super quiet with its thermally controlled fans that adjust spin speed as needed. Dell has taken inspiration from their Alienware Aurora system and added a simple pull lever with a unique PSU (power supply) swingarm and tool-less design that allows users to swap and upgrade graphics cards and processors in the XPS towers with ease.
The XPS Tower and XPS Tower VR are available now starting at $699USD and $1,199USD respectively, with the XPS Tower Special Edition due out on October 15th starting at $1,299USD.
Last Updated on August 7, 2016.