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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  • Jorsher - Saturday, June 8, 2019 - link

    I haven't noticed throttling with my 9550, but wouldn't be surprised if it exists.

    I would expect that even if the cooler design stays the same, a lower TDP that's not unusual with each generation should result in less throttling?
  • twtech - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    I knew something was wrong about that model description - it should be 9570, not 7590.
  • twtech - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    ...Nevermind - I guess they really did swap the numbers around like that for the new model.
  • danielfranklin - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    In line with Latitude models now.
  • pbollwerk - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    OLED is gorgeous, but 4k OLED isn't good for gaming unless you have a 2080ti
    I would have loved to see a lower resolution OLED as an option.
  • pbollwerk - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    Yes, I know you can lower the resolution, but it looks fuzzy.
    I have an XPS 13 with the (almost 4k) OLED display and it only has a 965m.
    I have to run in 1/4 the resolution to get decent FPS.
  • SaturnusDK - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    I agree. 1440p (as my current 13" OLED Hewlett Packard Limited Edition x360) would have been perfect. 4K is a waste at 15.6".

    I'd would have liked an AMD option as well. Maybe next year with 4th gen APUs with Zen 2 and Navi. Until then I think my current laptop (two-in-one) will be fine.
  • peterfares - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    Nearly every modern 3D game has the option to lower the 3D rendering resolution while the UI remains at the native resolution. This works very well and doesn't cause anywhere near the amount of fuzziness that lowering the display resolution.
  • HStewart - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link

    New version of Windows 10 has fonts settings to make 4k better. But also application like Adobe Photoshop which ignore graphics setting, can be alter in manifest to allow better output for people that older and need larger fonts.
  • 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.

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