The much-loved Dell XPS series received a ravishing upgrade during the recent COMPUTEX 2019 event at Taipei, Taiwan. Among Dell’s innovative launches in the laptop and home installation spaces is the all-new Dell XPS 15 7590—a promising uplift to the XPS 15 that comes with a ninth-gen Intel Core i9 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics, and a vivid 4K Ultra HD or OLED display.
The XPS line-up of computers has consistently been one of the sleekest in the 15” space, and its latest offering continues to be lightweight (4lbs) and lean (0.45–0.66”). Evidently, Dell’s most recent launch caters to content creators better than before, opening up a world of convenient multimedia creation with the Infinity Edge display and the optional OLED upgrade.
We have examined the new Dell XPS 15—slated to be widely available in the coming weeks for an affordable price tag of $999.99—in thorough detail. In this review, let us understand what this laptop brings to the table and how far it succeeds in its goal of high-performance yet portable computing.
With this laptop, you get to enjoy the enhanced speed and efficiency of a ninth-gen Intel Core CPU (up to i9-9980). The processing compartment boasts of as much as 64GB of RAM and a 2TB SSD. These are indeed astounding specs, abundant for both day-to-day tasks and draining endeavors like A/V editing or wireless streaming.
The device benefits from long battery life, thanks to the 97WHr option: you can get juice for up to 20.5 hours on a single charge (on the FHD model). Even if you use the UHD or the OLED panels, the battery lasts for over 13 hours and 7–9 hours respectively. Note that you can also choose to have the standard 56WHr battery if unplugged usage is not high up on your priority list.
Glorious Display, Better Than Ever
The highlight of this laptop is its brilliant 4K Ultra HD display with a screen resolution of 3840 x 2160. The monitor supports Dolby Vision that helps render all your multimedia content with improved brightness (the claims are up to 40 times as much!).
But here is what’s even better: you can opt for an OLED display that comes with self-lighting pixels. The advantage here is that the pixels can switch off in entirety to produce terrific contrasts and realistic details. Also, the color range is splendid: 100% DCI-P3.
The Dell XPS series has long developed a reputation for compelling imagery realized through an ultra-thin bezel. Here too, Dell has managed to fit the 15.6” display in the chassis of an (almost) 14” machine. This is courtesy the thin bezel, of course; it measures only 6.04mm (0.23”) and 7.08mm (0.27”) in the sides and the top respectively. We love how this makes all the proceedings on the screen significantly more captivating.
Notably, the UHD display comes with 500-nit brightness. A 0.65% anti-reflective coating lowers external distortions, making it convenient to use the laptop in various outdoor settings. The computer utilizes a dedicated NVIDIA GPU with 4GB of dedicated memory, so, the A/V performance is topnotch.
This, when paired with the wide-angle viewing and support for Dell Cinema, makes the latest Dell XPS one of the finest in its class for design professionals and multimedia connoisseurs. You can easily use this laptop for creative pursuits such as animation or a good degree of gaming at moderate (to high) settings.
Note: If you need to use your device on the go, you can choose the touch option. The resulting portability is quite smooth, especially because the computer also comes with a full-size keyboard (backlit). The touchpad is highly precise, and the optional fingerprint reader (via Windows Hello) enhances accessibility.
Acing the Design Frontier
Dell deserves accolades for stunning design; the company has continued to use premium materials like CNC-machined aluminum and carbon fiber for constructing this laptop. Gorilla Glass protects the screen from damage, especially during transit. This smart build choice guarantees that the computer exudes style and sophistication, never bulking up too much to be carried along in backpacks or becoming too heavy to be an everyday companion. Plus, you stand to rejoice in the fact that you are making a pro-environment choice: more than 90% of the laptop can be either recycled or reused.
Another design triumph that warrants a mention is the strategic placement of the HD webcam. Dell has moved it to the top bezel for additional comfort of use. This placement ensures that nothing disturbs the beauty of the Infinity Edge display.
The webcam is also Dell’s smallest yet at 2.25mm (0.088”) and packed with ingenious features. For instance, it uses a 4-element lens and superior machinery so that you get video all through the frame. The temporal noise reduction minimizes disturbance to generate immersive calling experiences.
Improved Internet and Device Connectivity
Dell has cleverly added Killer AX1650 (Intel Wi-Fi 6) to this laptop for better internet experiences. Allegedly, this chipset delivers almost three times faster throughput than you may have been used to in previous generations.
Device connectivity, too, is satisfactory. You get a Thunderbolt 3 port, two USB 3.1 ports, and an SD card reader that supports multiple formats. Further, an HDMI and a display port let you connect to external monitors.
We will say this: the Dell XPS 15 7590 is one of the smartest laptops to be launched at the COMPUTEX 2019 event, upping the ante not only on performance and portability but also audio-visual experience, sustainable construction, and overall innovation.
From the looks of it, this device can adapt excellently to the requirements of creative professionals who demand a ravishing display coupled with multitasking-friendly, speedy performance.
It can also delight anyone looking for a computer devoted to brilliant graphics on the move, especially one that doesn’t need to be tethered to a power station.
|Dell XPS 15 7590 Specs|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-9300H (up to 4.1 GHz)
Intel Core i7-9750H (up to 4.5 GHz)
Intel Core i9-9980HK (up to 5.0 GHz)
|Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics 630
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
|Memory||Up to 64GB DDR4 2666MHz|
|Storage||Up to 2TB PCIe SSD|
|Display||15.6-inch OLED 4K (3840 x 2160)
15.6-inch UltraSharp 4K (3840x2160)
15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080)
|Weight||Starting at 4 lbs|
|Battery Life||Up to 20 hours|