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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  • quiksilvr - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

  • drothgery - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    Debating between replacing my Skylake XPS 15 with this or the Ice Lake XPS 13 or wait another year (had gone with a smaller Haswell ultrabook prior to the Skylake XPS 15, but four real cores in that form factor was nice at the time; now you can get that in a 13" laptop). Though I guess I should look at the competition a bit too.
  • Byte - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    wow what a crazy beast. I don't know if the cooling can keep up with 5GHZ 8 cores though, even desktop takes a pretty giant cooler. Also the 1650 is only half as fast as a 1060, so not really for gaming. Wonder if they have some new fancy antiburnin OLED tech.
  • Retycint - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    Given the fact that the abysmal cooling seems to struggle even with my quad core i7-7700HQ, I highly doubt this is ever going to be able to clock above base clock for the i9 variant, let alone overclock
  • Retycint - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    To add on to this, the i9-8950HK (6 core) XPS 15 only managed to barely run above base clock of 2.9GHz, at around 3.0-3.1GHz, as tested by Notebookcheck. So adding 2 extra cores is probably going to drop this by another 0.3-0.5 GHz or so?
  • wintermute000 - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    Also the sleep and audio bugs that have plagued the platform since the 9550.... I wouldn't touch this with a twenty foot pole until others do the beta testing lol
  • Jorsher - Saturday, June 8, 2019 - link

    Glad I'm not the only one. I haven't noticed any audio bugs, but I did have issues with it failing to properly resume from sleep. The sleep issue may have been resolved, because I don't recall it frustrating me lately. However, now occasionally Windows will just crash. Maybe it's now because I use the slow ring insider build, but before I installed the insider preview occasionally Windows would just completely hang, processes would start to crash, then the whole thing would crash. Maybe bad memory?

    Love the hardware, just hasn't been as rock solid as my old XPS. I'll probably still end up getting one when I upgrade, but I'm more hesitant now...
  • Cliff34 - Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - link

    I got a 9560 and I have no audio issue or coil whine issue that common in XPS 15.

    I am though, more hesitant, on sticking with XPS moving forward. Largely because faster CPU doesn't mean anything if you can't run it full speed because it overheats.

    My hope is that other manufacturers, like Lenovo, can come up with a similar setup and better build.
  • willis936 - Sunday, June 9, 2019 - link

    I mean I did the standard thermal mods to my 9570 and can run 12 threads at 3.9 GHz forever at 70C.
  • oRAirwolf - Monday, June 10, 2019 - link

    What thermal mods did you perform? This is the first I'm hearing of this.

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