Dell is going big this time around at Computex 2019 with revamped versions of their most popular offerings such as their workhorse Inspiron line and their immensely desirable XPS 15 notebook that has been beefed up with some of the best hardware currently available in the market to keep it on the proverbial cutting edge.
As with other Dell notebooks, the XPS 15 comes in a variety of different configurations depending on how deep your pockets go. Externally, it comes in the same slick form factor that has enabled it remain as one of the smallest 15-inch laptops in the market and Dell has lavished it this time around with a machined aluminium chassis and a carbon fiber composite palmrest along with Corning Gorilla Glass sheathing the panel.
Assuming you dial everything to maximum, the Dell XPS 15 7590 is an absolute beast with a 15.6-inch OLED Infinity Edge display with 4K resolution and an impressive 100,000:1 contrast ratio with 100% DCI-P3 for colour accuracy. This marks the first time that Dell has included an OLED panel in the line and which means that it will be an absolute treat for movies as the per-pixel lighting ensures absolutely perfect blacks onscreen. Naturally, this has more direct applications especially if you’re doing photo editing or video work in tandem with its superb colour accuracy.
Alternatively, you can opt for a 15.6-inch 4K InfinityEdge touch display with a 1500:1 contrast ratio and 100% Adobe RGB. If your pockets don’t run as deep, you can opt for a 15.6-inch Full HD display which has 100% sRGB and a 1500:1 contrast ratio.
Regardless of panel, all Dell XPS 15 notebooks will integrate Dell’s redesigned ultra-compact HD webcams that measure just 2.25mm across and emplaced in the right spot – just above the InfinityEdge display. Another subtle refinement is the integration of their Killer AX1650 module that supports WiFi 6.
In terms of hardware, the Dell XPS 15 can be kitted out with up to an Intel Core i9-9980HK 8-core processor with other possible options including the Intel Core i7-9750H and Intel Core i5-9300H processors paired up with up to 64GB DDR4 2,666 MHz RAM with storage that maxes out at a 2TB PCIE 3×4 SSD. In terms of graphics, the XPS 15 comes with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 which offers a 30% bump in performance from the older NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti GPU.
Keeping the whole affair running is either a 56WHr or 97WHr with battery life with the latter rated at about 20 hours which is impressive by any measure of the word. The XPS 15 will be available onwards from May 28 2019 in a choice of either a silver or black finish and will retail with prices starting USD 999.99 which is about RM4,194 in local currency.