Dell has introduced its new flagship XPS 15.6-inch laptop aimed at performance-demanding users such as gamers and prosumers. The new XPS 15 7590 machine can be equipped with an eight-core Intel processor, a performance mainstream discrete GPU, as a well as an optional 15.6-inch OLED monitor.

The new Dell XPS 15 comes in the same anodized aluminum chassis with a carbon figer palmrest (featuring an 11 – 17 mm z-height) as its predecessors, but its internals were upgraded quite significantly. The new notebook is based on Intel’s 9th Gen Core processors and can be equipped with the eight-core Core i9-9980HK (up to 5 GHz, 16 MB cache) with which can be overclocked because of unlocked multiplier. The CPU can be accompanied by up to 64 GB of DDR4-2666 memory, up to 2 TB of NVMe/PCIe storage, and NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1650 graphics processor.

On the display side of things, the XPS 15 7590 offers three InfinityEdge 15.6-inch panels with thin bezels: a Full-HD (1920×1080), an IPS Ultra-HD (3840×2160) with 100% AdobeRGB color gamut and touch support, as well as an OLED Ultra-HD non-touch option covering 100% of the DCI-P3 color range.

When it comes to I/O, the XPS 15 7590 laptop has Rivet Networks' Killer AX1650 802.11ax 2×2 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5 controller (based on Intel’s silicon), one Thunderbolt 3/USB 3.1 Type-C port, two USB 3.1 connectors, an HDMI output, a 720p webcam, speakers, microphones, an SD card slot, a 3.5-mm audio jack for headsets, and so on. Since we are talking about a notebook that could potentially be used like a workstation in appropriate environments, Dell also integrated a Windows Hello-compliant fingerprint reader into the power button (select SKUs only). 

Just like predecessors, the new Dell XPS 15 7590 comes with a 56 Wh or a 97 Wh integrated battery that cannot be replaced by the owner. A model with a lower-capacity battery weighs 1.8 kilograms, whereas a model with a higher-capacity battery weighs 2 kilograms.

Dell says that the new XPS 15 7590 will be available shortly starting at $999.99 for a quad-core Full-HD SKU as well as $1,899.99 for a version with an OLED display.

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  • HStewart - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    I have 4K on my XPS 15 2in1, I rarely use the laptop display and have it hook up to LG 38in Ultrawide display instead. I would believe CPU power this laptop would be significant to drive 4K on external monitor especially with NVidia 1650 on it. But one needs to keep in mind of designed of XPS series - I believe they are aim at more business side.

    If you want to get a high performance gaming notebook, the Alienware series would be better choice they have basically same CPU, RTX 2080 on it.

    One note GPU on XPS 15 2in1, I am sure it's GPU will be replace by Xe classed one day, the 8705g was a bad deal for Intel - even thought AMD market it has newer Vega, it turns out to be older class of GPU and how do I support DPMI 2.0 on it. Older applications have compatibility issues and compatibly with even new professional 3d programs like Vue 2016 with all updates have problems.

    Overall the XPS 15 2in1 fits my needs and it lot faster than my older Lenovo Y50.
  • HStewart - Saturday, June 8, 2019 - link

    One thing to note I was willing to give AMD GPU a chance with XPS 15 2in1, it better than integrated and even the older NVidia in Y50 but I wish it had option to integrated NVidia based GPU in EMiB - that is why I purchase it - the idea of CPU / GPU / Graphics memory so closely connected got my interest. Reply
  • Jorsher - Saturday, June 8, 2019 - link

    This is great for what I use it for... Movies, photo editing, and general use. It's still a superior quality screen, even if you game at 1080p.

    Fortunately, there are options.
  • AshlayW - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    You mean 5 GHz for 12 femtoseconds before it overheats and thermally throttles? Gotcha. Reply
  • willis936 - Sunday, June 9, 2019 - link

    Considering one clock cycle would be 17 thousand times longer than 12 femtoseconds, I’m going to go on a limb and say it will be able to sustain 5 GHz longer than that. Reply
  • peterfares - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    I REALLY hope they have improved the VRM design and cooling for them. At my startup we have a few XPS 15 9560's and if you try gaming on them the VRMs overheat and the CPU throttles to 800MHz until the VRMs cool down. There is zero cooling on the VRMs, no heatsink or anything. I hear the 9570 is even worse since the CPU and GPU use even more power and have the same exact VRM and cooling. Reply
  • Skeptical123 - Monday, June 10, 2019 - link

    Rip, I assume that is a problem dells does not run into much. Since this is one of Dells most space constrained systems with such a range of high-end spec options. I assume this leads to a few engineering gaps... I hope they buffed up the VRMs in this version :) Reply
  • MDD1963 - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    Lots of laptops sound good or even awesome (specs-wise)on paper, then quickly throttle under moderately heavy gaming loads...; let's all hope this is not the case here.... Reply
  • germ65 - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    Sorry, too many problems with Dell XPS machines. Not a reliable choice, no matter how tempting the specs may be. Waiting for Lenovo P1 update. Reply
  • halcyon - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    Another year of XPS and:
    - it still thermally throttles hard
    - killer wireless must immediately be swapped for Intel (hope they haven't soldered it) jnless you like constantly dropping wifi
    - audio from 3.5mm is totally hissy low-quality crap not shielded enough against RF mobile signals
    - the keyboard is still crap if you are a touch typist / programmer and have ever used a proper Lenovo keyboard

    XPS = never again (at least not until they redesign the whole innards , incl components and cooling and replace the keyboard)

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