Dell XPS 15 nabs gorgeous 4K OLED, GTX 1650 and 9th gen Intel CPU for 2019

XPS 15 7590
XPS 15 7590

What you need to know

  • The XPS 15 (7590) is the latest version of this popular laptop.
  • New NVIDIA GTX 1650 graphics and 4K OLED display options.
  • Up to a Core i9 Intel 9th gen processor is available.
  • Will be available starting in June starting at $999.

The Dell XPS 15 is possibly one of the most iconic 15-inch PC laptops. Known for years to have one of the best displays and an abundance of powerful configuration options including up to the ridiculous Core i9 processor, Dell is not changing too much with it for 2019.

However, that doesn't mean there's not a lot to talk about either.

There are three main refinements for the XPS 15 7590 this year: a new high-end display option, Intel's latest 9th generation 45-watt processors, and the newest NVIDIA GPU.

Following many other manufacturers this year, Dell is offering an edge-to-edge 4K non-touch OLED option. That display can hit 400 nits of brightness, but its real strength is in color accuracy and contrast with 100% DCI-P3 and a 100,000:1 contrast ratio. The screen also has an anti-reflective coating.

For those who want something a bit less flashy, Dell still offers a 4K LCD with touch that hits 500 nits of brightness, and there is still a matte, non-touch anti-glare Full HD display also with 500 nits of brightness.

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CategoryDell XPS 15 (7590)
Operating SystemWindows 10
Display15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 InfinityEdge15.6-inch UltraSharp 4K 3840 x 2160 InfinityEdge15.6-inch OLED 4K 3840 x 2160 InfinityEdge
Processor9th Generation Intel Core i5-9300H (4.1 GHz)9th Generation Intel Core i7-9750H (4.5 GHz)9th Generation Intel Core i9-9980HK (5.0 GHz)
GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics 630NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (4GB GDDR5)
Memory8GB DDR4 2666MHz16GB DDR4 2666MHz32GB DDR4 2666MHz64GB DDR4 2666MHz
SecurityWindows Hello fingerprint reader
WirelessKiller AX1650Bluetooth 5.0
Ports1x Thunderbolt 3 with DisplayPort2x USB 3.1 Gen 11x HDMI 2.0SD card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)3.5mm combo jack
AudioWaves MaxxAudio Pro, 2x 2W
Dimensions0.45 - 0.66 x 14.06 x 9.27 inches (11 - 17 x 357 x 235 mm)
Weight1.8kg (4lbs)

The CPU is now bumped to Intel's 9th generation series including a Core i5-9300H (4 cores), Core i7-9750H (6-cores), or a Core i9-9980HK (8-cores).

The GPU is also being refreshed going from an NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti to the latest GTX 1650, bringing around a 30 percent bump in overall performance, or on average about ten frames-per-second increase for video games on medium graphics.

Battery size is still either a 56WHr battery or 97WHr, with a crazy claim of up to 20 hours of usage for the latter. RAM is DDR4 and can go up to 64GB and storage is up to 2TB PCIe NVMe.

Wi-Fi is also getting a boost with the latest Killer AX1650, which includes the new Wi-Fi 6 standard for exceptional radio performance.

Finally, like its other laptops, Dell is moving the web camera back to the top using a teeny 2.25mm web cam. The downside is there is still no Windows Hello infrared lenses, but users can still use the fingerprint reader built into the power button for secure logins.

The XPS 15 7590 goes on sale this month in May with general availability in June. Pricing starts at $999 and goes up from there depending on advanced configuration options. Look for our full review in the coming weeks here on this channel.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.