Dell XPS Towers Updated with New Design, Power, Expandability

It’s no secret that XPS has become synonymous with innovation and excellence and the new XPS Tower desktops announced on July 27 delivers on that promise. The lineup of powerful and expandable PCs for both work and play includes the XPS Tower, XPS Tower VR (virtual reality) and a new XPS Tower Special Edition. They bring the blazing speed and performance that tech, gaming and VR enthusiasts asked for with the latest Intel processors and NVIDIA graphics, as well as easy expandability in a new 27 percent smaller form-factor.

Additionally, 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.

Did we mention that it produces virtually no sound? The XPS Tower is quiet as a whisper, employing thermally controlled fans that spin only as fast as critically needed, so there are no distractions from the game that you are playing, movie you’re watching or music you’re listening to.

Thanks to inspiration drawn from the Alienware Aurora’s clever engineering, with a simple pull of a lever, unique PSU (power supply) swingarm and tool-less design, you can now swap and upgrade graphics cards and processors in the XPS towers with ease.

Dell, the number one monitor brand worldwide for three years and in North America for 16 years*, offers multiple display options to pair with the XPS Tower line up including the Dell UltraSharp 27 InfinityEdge Monitor and the world's first 27” InfinityEdge monitor with an arm and the Dell 27 Gaming Monitor S2716DG for stunning edge-to-edge gameplay with NVIDIA®  G-Sync. For additional FHD, HD, 4K and 5K monitor options visit here.  

Starting price and availability in North America: XPS Tower: $699 (available for purchase Aug. 4); XPS Tower VR: $1,199 (available for purchase Aug. 4); XPS Tower Special Edition: $1,299 (available for purchase Oct. 15). Other regions will launch later this month and into September.

*Source: IHS Global Inc. LCD Monitor Market Tracker

About the Author: Frank Azor

Frank Azor, an Alienware co-founder, now oversees XPS, Dell’s premium consumer brand and Dell gaming, which includes Alienware and Inspiron Gaming. Celebrating 20 years as the leader in PC gaming systems, Alienware sets the standard for premium gaming PCs and innovation, and Inspiron Gaming provides high performance gaming systems at an affordable cost that give gamers a competitive advantage at every level of play. Under his leadership, Dell’s XPS brand has risen to the top in innovation, design and performance, while becoming the most-award winning product-line in Dell history. Frank joined Alienware as a quality engineer and later held executive roles in sales and marketing before creating the Alienware Product Group organization in 2003-after helping to pioneer the industry’s first high-performance gaming notebook, the Area-51M. Later that year, he was credited with the successful launch of Alienware’s first self-designed desktop case (Predator) which immediately made industry headlines and has defined the look of Alienware’s products ever since. Prior to Dell’s acquisition of Alienware in 2006, Frank held the positions of Senior Vice-President of Product Group and Marketing and Executive Vice-President managing the global executive leadership team and reporting directly to the President and CEO. Shortly after helping lead Alienware’s successful integration into Dell, Frank assumed the role of worldwide general manager for the Alienware business unit. Under Frank’s leadership, Alienware’s brand has become the worldwide leader in its industry and has earned hundreds of awards for its products including multiple best of CES product awards. As of 2017, Frank holds 16 patents granted under his name and has been named a milestone inventor by Dell. In 2014, Frank’s role was expanded to include global responsibility for Dell’s XPS business unit, one of the company’s most innovative and valued brands. Since assuming responsibility for the XPS business unit for Dell, Frank instituted a new product and business strategy that led to the successful introduction of the highly acclaimed XPS 13 notebook which has won more than 300 awards since its introduction at CES 2015 and has been deemed the best notebook on the market from numerous outlets including Forbes, Wall Street Journal and CNET. On top of the product accomplishments, Frank’s leadership has reinstated rapid growth for Dell’s XPS business. In 2017, Frank assumed responsibility for launching and managing Dell’s Inspiron Gaming line of powerful yet budget friendly gaming PCs. Inspiron Gaming systems have quickly become a favorite among players and reviewers desiring top graphics performance under $1000 USD. The systems have received many awards including a Computex d&i Gold winner and several Best Gaming PCs of CES awards. Frank sits on the advisory board for Miami Dade College’s MAGIC program where he has led the creation of a Dell-backed scholarship fund to help both high school and college students learn skills and earn degrees in computer graphics design, animation and game development. Frank has also served as a volunteer judge for the FIRST robotics south Florida regional competition since 2013 ( an organization founded by Dean Kamen that has provided students with more than $50 million in college scholarships in 2017 alone. Frank lives in Palmetto Bay, FL USA near Alienware’s headquarters with his wife, their 2 sons and their pet dachshund. Frank is currently playing Overwatch with his oldest son who is also an avid Minecraft player. Frank’s most anticipated games for 2017 exist in Virtual Reality where Frank has been immersed for years – and of course – powered by award-winning VR-ready PCs from Alienware and XPS.