Dell is refreshing its XPS 15 line of thin, light, and high-performance laptops with a new model that supports up to an Intel Core i9-9980HK octa-core processor, up to 64GB of RAM, up to 2TB of solid state storage, and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics.

The new Dell XPS 15 (7590) is available starting today for $1000 and up.

And if you’d prefer a model with a 4K OLED display, Dell’s got one of those too — but prices for that version start at $1900.

For the most part, the new model looks a lot like last year’s version — it’s what’s under the hood that’s new. The OLED display option is brand new, as is support for up to an 8-core/16-thread processor.

The laptop measures 14.1″ x 9.3″ x 0.7″ and has a starting weight of 4 pounds when configured with a 56 Wh battery or 4.5 pounds with a 97 Wh battery (which I suspect you’re going to want if you’re looking for anything approaching all-day battery life).

While the top tier specs are impressive, the entry-level configurations doesn’t look all that bad either — Dell will off the notebook with at least an Intel Core i5-9300H quad-core processor, at least 8GB of DDR4-2666 RAM, at least 256GB of storage, and at least a 1920 x 1080 pixel display.

The XPS 15 has an aluminum body, a carbon fiber palm rest, and a glass-covered precision touchpad.

Like the latest Dell XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 laptops, the new XPS 15 also has a tiny (2.25mm) webcam placed above the display rather than below it (where Dell has been putting webcams for the past few years).

The notebook features a Thunderbolt 3 port, an HDMI 2.0 port, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, a headset jack and a microSD card reader.

The Dell XPS 15 has a backlit keyboard, WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5 support, and there’s an option for a touchscreen display.

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2 replies on “Dell’s new XPS 15 laptop features 9th-gen Intel Core-H, NVIDIA GTX 1650”

  1. I wonder if this version will have fixed the obscene audio latency issues that plagued the last-gen XPS 15.

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