Dell’s iconic XPS 15 is getting a spec bump for 2019 with a new option for 4K OLED (non-touch), NVIDIA GTX 1650 for graphics, and new 9th gen Intel processors including up to an eight-core Core i9 CPU for ultimate power. The huge 97WHr battery remains to make sure you get all-day battery life. Look for the refreshed XPS 15 coming in June 2019.
The new Dell XPS 15 with Core i9 processor is the best video-editing laptop I’ve ever tested. It’s not even close. The combination of a beautiful OLED screen and eight cores of processing power make it a delight for content creators. Many laptops claim to focus on creators but fall short. Dell has delivered on its promise.
The Core i9-9980HK and GTX 1650 configuration performs faster than last year’s Core i9-8950H and GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q configuration, but the deltas are minor and not as wide as they could have been. These unlocked Core i9 options just don’t work that well for the current iteration of the XPS 15 chassis. The most compelling feature of the 7590 series is not the CPU or GPU update, but the introduction of an OLED option.