Dell is rolling out the XPS 15 9570, the new laptop that's succeeding the 9560 model.
At first glance, it doesn't seem to have changed much from the previous version. However, there are a lot of significant upgrades under the hood.
XPS 15 Gets Even Better
Dell's refresh of the tried-and-tested laptop is labeled as the "new XPS 15" in town. Just like its predecessor, it comes with a 15.6-inch IPS display with an FHD (1,920 x 1,080) resolution or a 15.6-inch touch screen that boasts 4K Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160). Needless to say, it's equipped with the PC maker's InfinityEdge technology.
Now the components powering it are where things start to get really interesting. It sports eighth-generation Intel Core processors, and there are three choices to choose from: Core i5-8300H, Core i7-8750H, and Core i9-8950HK.
While the base option only supports the integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630, the others house an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB of VRAM.
In terms of RAM, it starts out at 8 GB and 16 GB of RAM to 32 GB of RAM. Meanwhile, there are loads of storage options in store. Users can pick a 1 TB SSHD, 256 GB SSD, or even a 1 TB SSD.
All versions come with Waves MaxxAudio Pro stereo speakers, a 720p webcam, and dual array digital microphones. When it comes to connectivity, it has two USB 3.1 ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, a Thunderbolt 3 port that supports a 40 GB data transfer rate, a headset jack, an SD card reader, and a noble lock slot. On the wireless front, it has Bluetooth 4.2 and Killer 1535 802.11ac 2x2 Wi-Fi.
One notable difference between the base model and the rest is its three-cell 56 WHr battery. The others all have a six-cell 97 WHr battery.
It has a height of 0.45 to 0.66 inches, a width of 14.06 inches, and a depth of 9.27 inches. The version with a 56 WHr battery, an SSD, and a non-touch display weighs at 4 pounds, while the one packing a 97 WHr battery, SSD, and a touch display is at 4.5 pounds.
XPS 15 2018 Availability
The new XPS 15 9570 is already available on Dell's website. The most affordable option is set at $999.99, and the other starting points go for $1,399.99, $1,499.99, and $2,549.99. The most expensive choice among the selection can get even beefier with a Core i9-8950HK, but that'll add $350 to the price, totaling to $2,899.99.
Just to be clear, buyers who fork over $2,899.99 will get the model with a 32 GB of RAM, 1 TB SSD, a GTX 1050 Ti, a 15.6-inch 4K Ultra HD touch display, and, of course, a Core i9-8950HK.