Dell refreshes its XPS 15 with new processors and beefed up graphics

As part of Dell's flagship consumer line, the XPS 15 has never shied away from power. But with its 2018 refresh, the XPS 15 (9570), Dell is kicking things up a notch with amped up graphics and Intel's latest processors.

If you're familiar with the look of the XPS 15, then the 2018 refresh won't pack any surprises. On the outside is a platinum silver cover, while the inside features the same carbon fiber finish. Dell's InfinityEdge display is also on board again, ensuring super-slim bezels.

Where Dell has kicked things up a notch is with the graphics, which the option to equip the XPS 15 with up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti. That should be enough power to ensure moderately good performance on games that aren't too demanding. The refreshed XPS 15 can also be equipped with Intel's latest eighth-generation processors, with Core i5, i7, and i9 options available.

Otherwise, you're looking at a very similar package to previous XPS 15s. The 15.6-inch display is available in either 1080p or 4K options, and an optional Windows Hello-enabled fingerprint sensor is also available.

Dell XPS 15 (9570) Specifications

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CategoryDell XPS 15 9570
ProcessorIntel Core i5-8300H (8M Cache, up to 4.0 GHz)Intel Core i7-8750H Processor (9M Cache, up to 4.1 GHz)8th Generation Intel Core i9
Storage Options128GB SSD + 1TB HDD, 256GB PCIe NMVeSSD, 1TB solid state hybrid drive, 512GB PCIe NMVeSSD or 1TB PCIe NMVeSSD
RAM Options8GB-32GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2666MHz (2 x SoDIMMs)
Display Options15.6-inch UltraSharp 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) InfinityEdge touch display; 100% minimum Adobe RGB; 1500:1 contrast ratio, anti-ref lective15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) InfinityEdge display; 100% sRGB, 1200:1 contrast ratio, anti-glare
GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics 630NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 4GB GDDR5NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti with 4GB GDDR5
PortsThunderbolt 3 with PowerShare, DC-In & DisplayPort (4 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3)2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 with PowerShareHDMI 2.0SD card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)headset jackNoble lock slot
WirelessKiller 1535 802.11ac [2x2] + Bluetooth 4.1Miracast capable
Windows HelloFingerprint scanner (optional)
Battery56 or 97 WHr
AC Adapter130W
Weight4 lbs(1.8kg) with 56Whr battery, SSD, and non-touch display4.5 lbs(2kg) with 97Whr battery, SSD and touch display
DimensionsHeight: 0.45-0.66" (11-17mm)Width:14.06" (357mm)Depth: 9.27" (235mm)

XPS 15 2-in-1 Onyx

In addition to the refreshed standard XPS 15, Dell has also launched a new color variant of the XPS 15 2-in-1 (9575), which debuted earlier this year. The 2-in-1 PC is now available in Onyx, which combines a stealthy black exterior with the black carbon fiber interior design.

If the XPS line isn't up your alley, Dell has also announced several new entries in its Inspiron lineup. The new Inspiron 22 and 24 3000 all-in-one PCs pack Intel's seventh-generation Core processors, up to 16GB of RAM and optional NVIDIA GeForce MX110 graphics. The Inspiron 24 5000 and Inspiron 27 7000 all-in-ones step things up a notch by including Intel eighth-generation Core processors, along with NVIDIA GTX 1050 graphics. Both offer up to 32GB of RAM, and the Inrpiron 27 7000 kicks the display up from FHD to a 4K panel.

Lastly, the Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 is now available with a new "abyss black" finish, Intel Core i7 processors, a 4K touch screen, up to 16GB of RAM, and NVIDIA's MX130 graphics.

Pricing and availability

According to Dell, the new XPS 15 (9570) will be available for preorder on April 16, starting at $999.99 and going up from there depending on your configuration. The Onyx Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 will be available starting in May at Dell's website and Best Buy.

Meanwhile, the Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 special edition is available starting at $1,299.99 at Dell and Best Buy. The Inspiron 22 and 24 3000 all-in-ones are available now starting at $399.99, while the Inspiron 27 7000 and Inspiron 24 5000 all-in-ones will be available starting at $849.99 on April 17 in China, and elsewhere in "the following weeks."

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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