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New Dell XPS 15 (9560) and XPS 13 (9360) now available with fingerprint scanners

Dell XPS 15
Dell XPS 15

Update: It looks like Dell has also added a fingerprint reader option for the new XPS 13 (9360) as well (opens in new tab). Like the XPS 15, the option can be added to any configuration for $25.

If you've been holding out on picking up Dell's latest XPS 15 (9650) refresh in anticipation of snagging one with a built-in fingerprint reader, now's your chance. Initially revealed as an optional upgrade to the refreshed XPS 15 when it debuted in early January, the fingerprint reader is now available as an option when configuring your own XPS 15 from Dell's online store (opens in new tab).

The best part of the upgrade? It's relatively cheap, costing only $25 to add to any configuration. As you'd expect, the fingerprint reader is fully compatible with Windows Hello, meaning you can use it as a means of securing both your PC and compatible apps.

Dell XPS 15 9550 vs 9560: What's the difference and should you upgrade?

The fingerprint reader is a nice addition to an already pretty powerful laptop. The refreshed notebook now packs not only Intel's latest 7th-generation Intel Kaby Lake processors, but NVIDIA's GTX 1050 graphics as well. On top of that, you can pick from FHD and 4K versions, depending on how many pixels you want to push.

Will you be picking up and XPS 15 (9560) now that the fingerprint reader is available as an option?

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

12 Comments
  • Where is it located? 🤔
  • About an inch below the arrow keys.
  • Yes Yes Yes finally, my perfect PC has arrived.
  • The perfect laptop* is still the Surface Book.
  • Maybe if they would catch up with the times and add a USB C port
  • I hope you will make review for this device and compare it with hp specter 15inch 2017
  • There are two things preventing me from buying these: No LTE and made by Dell.
  • Lipstick on a Pig. Dell has always made and will continut to make utter garbage computers.  Stay away!!!
  • Each to their own, but I disagree. From my experience in our small company they have always performed very well and the build quality of the XPS range is excellent.
  • After seeing the news here in WC, i cancelled my previously ordered XPS 15 and ordered new one with finger print option that too with 10% discount!! I am eagerly waiting for the laptop to see if it matches all the hype this series has been getting.
  • They should have just added .35 inches at the top bezel for a better webcam at the top. I would likely be a buyer if they did that. Also yes display would still look amazing and still be near bezelless.
  • Someone mentioned there was a XPS 13 (either 9350 or 9360) version with 32Gb of RAM? This never seemed available in Dell website, but someone pointed to either Amazon or eBay listing with this unicorn listed. Confirm anyone?