Dell Updates the XPS 15 Laptop, Adds 4K OLED Option
New Model Offers Intel 9th Gen CPUs and NVIDIA Graphics
We already took a look at the smaller of Dell’s new XPS laptops, with the XPS 13 2-in-1 being announced equipped with Intel’s upcoming 10th Gen processors with Gen11 graphics, but what about the larger 15.6-inch version? The new XPS 15 (7950) offers Intel’s 9th Generation Core processors up to the powerful Core i9-9980HK, an 8-core 45W part offering Turbo frequencies up to 5.0 GHz.
Graphics options include Intel’s UHD 630 graphics and a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU with 4GB GDDR5, with system memory of up to 64GB DDR4-2666 supported via the XPS 15’s two SoDIMM slots. As to storage, the XPS 15 offers configurations ranging from a 256GB to a 2TB PCIe Gen3 x4 SSD.
|Dell XPS 15 (7950) Specs|
|Processor||9th Gen Intel Core i5-9300H
9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H
9th Gen Intel Core i9-9980HK
|Memory||Up to 64GB DDR4 2666MHz (2x SoDIMMs)|
|Storage||Up to 2TB PCIe 3 x4 SSD|
|Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics 630
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (4GB GDDR5)
|Display||15.6″ OLED 3840×2160 InfinityEdge display
400-nit, 100% DCI-P3, 100,000:1 contrast, anti-reflective
15.6″ 3840×2160 InfinityEdge touch
500-nit, 100% Adobe RGB, 1500:1 contrast, anti-reflective
15.6″ 1920×1080 InfinityEdge display
500-nit, 100% sRGB, 1500:1 contrast, anti-reflective
|Wireless||Killer AX1650 (2×2) built on Intel WiFi 6 Chipset
|I/O||Thunderbolt 3 with power delivery and DisplayPort
(4 lanes lanes of PCIe Gen 3)
2x USB 3.1 Gen 1
SDXC card reader
3.5mm headphone/mic combo jack
|Battery||56 WHr or 97 WHr (integrated)|
And we can’t forget the new OLED display, Dell’s first in a laptop. The XPS 15 will be available with this 15.6-inch 4K Ultra HD InfinityEdge OLED display as an option, and it provides 100% DCI-P3 coverage and up to 400 nits brightness along with the virtually infinite contrast ratio that makes OLED so captivating (Dell lists it as “100,000:1”).
"Our flagship XPS 15 is now even more powerful with the latest 8-core 9th Generation Intel Core processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics. Our most powerful XPS laptop ever also includes a stunning UltraSharp 4K Ultra HD InfinityEdge touch display with 100% Adobe RGB color or our first ever OLED display for lifelike images for creation or entertainment. The smallest 15.6-inch performance laptop is also has the longest battery life of any 15-inch laptop."
I don’t see myself buying any laptop with an Intel CPU’s for a long time. AMD’s APUs are just too good to bother with the iGPU from Intel.
I hear the zen+ based laptops are not as good with battery life still as intel options. Has this changed yet? Will be interesting to see the zen2 options. If battery life were equal I would definitely go amd.
Certainly the 10th Gen CPUs with Gen11 graphics from the new XPS 13 2-in-1 offer a more interesting iGPU option… If I were to get the XPS 15 I’d certainly opt for discrete graphics.