Dell XPS 15: Everyone’s favorite workhorse laptop finally gets upgraded

    The Dell XPS 15 is lengthy overdue for an improve, and on Wednesday it’s lastly, formally getting one.

    Dell stated the brand new XPS 15 9500 will likely be out there for order beginning Wednesday, with costs beginning at $1,300. We’d guess that’s for a base model with FHD+ show and built-in graphics solely. For extra concerning the upgrades and all of the configurations, hold studying.

    The show’s the factor

    As with the newly introduced XPS 17 9700 and its two 13-inch siblings, the show upgrades are a spotlight. Like its siblings, the XPS 15 9500 sheds its bezels. The display screen nonetheless measures 15.6 inches, however the facet ratio strikes from a squat 16:9 to a taller 16:10.

    Both panel choices are fairly beautiful. The FHD+ model has a decision of 1920×1200, options 100 % of sRGB shade gamut, and may hit 500 nits of brightness. That’s above customary for many FHD-class screens.


    The new XPS 15 is all display screen.

    The high-end model takes the decision to 3840×2400 and may hit a really vivid 500 nits. The contact panel can attain 100 % of Adobe RGB and 94 % of DCI-P3 shade gamut, meets HDR400 specs, and comes with a shiny however anti-reflective coating. Both screens additionally characteristic built-in Eyesafe expertise, which reduces blue-light emissions whereas nonetheless sustaining “normal” colours. Most blue-light modes immediately aren’t all that totally different than slipping on a pair of 1990s Blueblocker glasses, giving every little thing a heavy brown tint.

    Inside the Dell XPS 15 9500

    Internally the XPS 15 9500 steps as much as Intel’s latest 10th-gen Comet Lake H chips, with CPU choices starting from a quad-core Core i5-10300H to an eight-core Core i9-10880H. The GPU ranges from an built-in graphics-only choice to a GeForce GTX 1650 Ti.

    RAM is DDR4/2933 in capacities from 8GB to 64GB, whereas storage choices go from 256GB to 2TB. Speaking of storage, Dell stated the laptop computer does away with the arduous drive bay of the earlier model, lastly—lastly—providing two M.2 slots inside.

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    The new XPS 15 9500 options a typical dome keyboard with 1.3mm of journey and a Precision Driver-compliant glass touchpad.

    While the XPS 17 and the XPS 13 2-in-1 characteristic fancy copper vapor chambers to chill their interiors, Dell stated it was capable of match customary (albeit barely thinner) warmth pipes inside whereas nonetheless making the laptop computer simply 18mm skinny. As we stated earlier, Dell options two M.2 slots within the XPS 15 9500, with one occupied from the manufacturing unit with the working system. The firm stated there are additionally two DDR4 SO-DIMM slots, which will likely be occupied from the manufacturing unit. Dell officers stated the M.2 and RAM slots are accessible from the underside of the laptop computer with out eradicating the motherboard, as is the case with some competing designs.

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