Classy and sophisticated, the Dell XPS 15’s design and performance has been lauded for years. This year’s improvements include an OLED display and, finally, moving the webcam from below the display to the top centre where it belongs. With up to an Intel Core i9-9980HK CPU and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 graphics, the XPS 15 is primed for its performance.
Dell XPS (“Xtreme Performance System”) is a line of high-performance computers manufactured by Dell. The XPS name dates back to 1990 when Dell was more focused on corporate business than consumers.
Dell’s new XPS 15 is a beast of a machine, as it tends to be. Packing a ton of power into a relatively thin and light body, it has everything which content creator can ask for. Although it’s still not classified as a gaming PC or a mobile workstation.
Here are some vital insights and specifications in case you’re scouting for a new laptop:
In the CPU department, the XPS 15 has the best of the best, an Intel Core i9-9980HK, while it also packs a 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650. The high-end model has 32GB RAM and a 1TB SSD. The operating system is Windows 10 Home.
It has 15.6-inch OLED 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) Infinity Edge display, non-touch, 400-nits, 100% DCI-P3, 100,000:1 contrast ratio and antireflective. Body dimensions are 357x235x11-17mm (14.06×9.27×0.45-0.66in), 2kg (4.5lb) made of CNC machined aluminium in platinum silver with carbon fibre composite palm rest in black
Ports: Thunderbolt 3 with power delivery & DisplayPort (4 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3), USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, HDMI 2.0, SD card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC), 3.5mm Headphone/Microphone combination jack, a wedge-shaped lock slot
For acoustics, it packs a stereo speaker professionally tuned with Waves MaxxAudio Pro, 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo jack Widescreen HD (720p) 2.25mm webcam and dual array digital microphones
Connectivity feature consists of Killer AX1650 (2×2) built on Intel WiFi 6 Chipset + Bluetooth 5.0 and Miracast capable.
Battery power is 97WHr (non-replaceable) and the whole package would cost you around $2,330.
To sum-up with, Dell XPS 15 provides you with excellent performance with Core i9, has a gorgeous colour-accurate OLED display with a fixed webcam placement, in addition to a convenient port selection and excellent backlit keyboard and touchpad. However, the laptop has a very familiar design and gives you a limited gaming performance.