Dell Laptops with i9 12th generation processors

We look at the ultra-premium series of Dell laptops that come with the Intel i9 core processor of the 12th generation. These laptops are high-performance machines that use the latest series of Intel processors. You could use them for gaming or high-performance development and database tasks. These could be also considered for high-performance graphics tasks.

The Dell laptops given below are based on Intel i9-12900HK or Intel i9-12900H processors. These laptops are picked from the New XPS series or the Alienware series of Dell laptops that are crafted for gamers. The underlying configuration of these laptops is based on the following standards:

  • Intel i9-12900 HK or Intel i9-12900H processors. The K series processors do not have an inbuilt display.
  • We are looking at internal memory or RAM of 32 GB across all the laptop models given below.
  • Windows 11 Home edition is the standard operating system on all these laptop options from Dell.

Dell XPS laptops with i9-12900HK and 32 GB RAM

There are 3 XPS series laptops of Dell that have an Intel i9-12900HK processor and inbuilt 32 GB RAM. All these laptops share the following configuration:

  • Intel i9-12900HK processor with 14 cores
  • Processor cache of 24 MB
  • Processor frequency that can go up to 5 GHz
  • Screen size of 15.6″
  • Display based on the NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 3050 Ti with GDDR6 RAM of 4 GB.
  • Windows 11 Home edition
  • 1 TB SSD hard drive
  • DDR 5 RAM (16 GB x 2 RAM strips) with 4800 Hz speed.
  • Laptop weight under 1.9 Kg.
  • Intel Killer Wi-FI 6
  • SD card slot
  • 1 USB 3.2 Port
  • 2 Thunderbolt USB ports

While the core configuration on the three i9-12900HK laptops from Dell remains unchanged, the difference lies in the display quality, resolution, and availability of touch panels.

  • New XPS 15 laptop has Full HD+ resolution with 500 nits of screen brightness and anti-glare coating. It does not have touch functionality. It has a display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels.
  • New XPS 15 Touch laptop has an OLED display panel with touch functionality and 3.5K colors. It has 400 nits of screen brightness. The display has an anti-reflect coating. Due to the OLED display screen and touch functionality, this laptop is more expensive than the regular XPS 15 laptop of Dell. This laptop has a display resolution of 3456 x 2160 pixels.
  • New XPS 15 Touch also comes with a UHD+ display and 500 nits of screen brightness. It has an anti-reflect coating and a display resolution of 3840 x 2400 pixels.

The essential decision that needs to be taken is about the display panel that you intend to take. And, also if you prefer a laptop with touch functionality.

Dell Alienware Laptops with Intel i9 12th generation processors and 32 GB RAM

The Alienware series is a gaming focused laptop series of Dell. We look at the four different Dell laptops that are based on Intel i9 12th generation processors. Dell has used i9-12900H or i9-12900HK processors on the Alienware laptops below.

The Alienware series has four laptops that are based on i9 12th generation processors. These are grouped into x15 R2 and x17 R2 series Dell Alienware laptops. We take a look at the x15 R2 and x17 R2 laptops on a separate basis.

Dell Alienware x15 R2 laptops with Intel i9-12900H processors

The x15 R2 series of Dell Alienware laptops has 2 laptop models. These models are named Dell Alienware x15 R2 Gaming laptops. Both laptops share the following configuration:

  • Intel i9-12900H processor of the 12th generation.
  • Intel processor with 14 cores.
  • 24 MB internal cache on the processor.
  • 20 threads for multithreading support.
  • Processor speed could go up to 5 GHz on Turbo mode.
  • 32 GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • RAM speed that can go up to 5200 Hz.
  • Display is based on the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti and has an internal display RAM of 16 GB GDDR6.
  • Display screen of 15.6″
  • 1 TB SSD Drive on FHD x15 R2 laptop; 2 TB SSD on QHD display x15 R2 laptop.
  • Windows 11 Home edition
  • USB Ports – 1 USB 3.2 Gen-1, 1 USB 3.2 Gen-2. 1 Thunderbolt 4 port.
  • 1 microSD card slot to augment storage.
  • Maximum weight of 2.35 Kg.

The difference between the two Dell Alienware x15 R2 gaming laptops with the i9-12900H processor lies in the display technology.

  • Dell Alienware x15 R2comes with an FHD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels.
  • Dell Alienware x15 R2 also comes with QHD 2560×1440 pixels. It has a screen refresh rate of 240 HZ on QHD.

Dell Alienware x17 R2 laptops with Intel i9-12900HK processor and 32 GB RAM

The Alienware x17 R2 laptops have an Intel i9-12900HK processor with 32 GB internal memory. There are 2 laptops in the x17 R2 series. Both have a screen size of 17.3″.

The standard configuration of Dell Alienware x17 R2 laptops is shared below.

  • Intel i9-12900HK processor of the 12th generation.
  • Screen size of 17.3″
  • Internal RAM of 32 GB DDR5. RAM is in two strips of 16 GB RAM.
  • RAM speed of up to 4800 Hz.
  • Intel 12th generation Processor with 14 cores.
  • Internal cache of 24 MB on the processor.
  • Turbo frequency of 5 GHz on Intel i9-12900 HK.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti with display memory of 16 GB GDDR6.
  • Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • USB Ports – 2 USB 3.2 ports with PowerShare, 1 USB 3.2 with Type-C cable, 1 Thunderbolt 4 port.
  • microSD card slot.
  • FHD display resolution with 1920×1080 pixel resolution.

There is only a single difference between the Dell Alienware x17 R2 laptops.

  • Dell Alienware x17 R2 gaming laptop with 2 TB SSD drive retails at a higher price.
  • Dell Alienware x17 R2 gaming laptop with 1 TB SSD drive is the second model.

The cost difference of $300 in the two Dell Alienware x17 R2 Gaming laptops is attributed to the cost of a 2 TB SSD drive over the 1 TB SSD drive.

The Alienware x15 R2 Gaming Laptop and the Alienware x17 R2 Gaming Laptop differ in terms of the screen size and the configuration of the Nvidia display card used.

Summary

Dell’s latest series of Gaming Laptops is based on Intel i9 12th generation processors. These 7 laptop models fall under the XPS series (3 models) or the Alienware series laptops (4 models). The 17.3″ Alienware R2 Gaming laptops are the premium version laptops that are based on the GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti and Intel i9-12900HK processors. You could also opt for an OLED laptop from the Dell XPS series of 15.6″ laptops.

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