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.

Related Reading:

Want to keep up to date with all of our Computex 2019 Coverage?
Follow AnandTech's breaking news here!
Comments Locked


View All Comments

  • Flunk - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    I have the older 6700K variant and I have to undervolt it to prevent it from throttling when I run the CPU and GPU at full blast at the same time so I imagine this model, that doesn't have significantly reworked cooling can only be worse.
  • GreenReaper - Saturday, June 8, 2019 - link

    My brother's had this. Also the provided driver that "fixed" it by throttling to 800Mhz now and then. Really not impressed by their inability to handle a sustained load.
  • kpb321 - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    carbon figer palmrest? Is that some new material for laptops?
  • Flunk - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    No, Dell has been using them for years.
  • surt - Saturday, June 8, 2019 - link

    b is next to g on qwerty keyboard.
  • ikjadoon - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    An unlocked 8-core in THAT chassis? Once again, PC OEMs copy Apple's worst moves....
  • svan1971 - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    I doubt the copper heatsink will be paper thin like Apples, laptops can cool 45 w chips easily if silence isn't their main concern.
  • Retycint - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    Except that the i9 will consume far more power than 45W when above base clock. And given the XPS 15 history of terrible cooling and VRM throttling (unfixed across multiple gens), I am not optimistic about the performance of the i9 variant
  • Darkstone - Saturday, June 8, 2019 - link

    Click on the image "Prime95+FurMark stress". Observe the value of 44.947W behind "CPU package power". In this test, the laptop did not thermal throttle.

    It's a loud laptop, yes. But not one with terrible cooling.
  • Flunk - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    There isn't enough space in the chassis for a decent size cooler so I'd wager this throttles like a mofo.

Log in

Don't have an account? Sign up now