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.
|Category||Dell XPS 15 (7590)|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Display||15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 InfinityEdge|
15.6-inch UltraSharp 4K 3840 x 2160 InfinityEdge
15.6-inch OLED 4K 3840 x 2160 InfinityEdge
|Processor||9th 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)
|Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics 630|
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (4GB GDDR5)
|Memory||8GB DDR4 2666MHz|
16GB DDR4 2666MHz
32GB DDR4 2666MHz
64GB DDR4 2666MHz
|Storage||256GB PCIe SSD|
512GB PCIe SSD
1TB PCIe SSD
2TB PCIe SSD
|Security||Windows Hello fingerprint reader|
|Ports||1x Thunderbolt 3 with DisplayPort|
2x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1x HDMI 2.0
SD card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
3.5mm combo jack
|Audio||Waves MaxxAudio Pro, 2x 2W|
|Dimensions||0.45 - 0.66 x 14.06 x 9.27 inches (11 - 17 x 357 x 235 mm)|
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.
The beast is back for 2019
The most powerful 15-inch laptop now has 4K OLED
Dell's iconic XPS 15 is getting a spec bump for 2019 with a new option for 4K OLED (non-touch), NVIDIA GTX 1650 for graphics, and new 9th gen Intel processors including up to an eight-core Core i9 CPU for ultimate power. The huge 97WHr battery remains to make sure you get all-day battery life. Look for the refreshed XPS 15 coming in June 2019.
Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.
I wonder if they fixed their audio driver problems with this model, It's the reason I haven't purchased one.
While all updates are great, what still holds me off to buy an XPS 15 are the endless and still unresolved issues with this series. What I want to hear from Dell is that they finally are up to the game and fixed all issues on this new update.
Don't trust Dell, I was one of the unfortunates to buy Dell XPS 9570 - the display is oversaturated, and there's no way to change that. Intel Graphics Driver doesn't even start. When you contact Intel for support they redirect you to Dell, when you contact Dell, they redirect you to Intel. All this talk about color accuracy sRGB, DCI-P3 is complete nonsense when you can't even control the colors.
Hmm, why the 4K OLED is non-touch? That doesn't sound right.
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