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Dell XPS 15 2020 Launched: Redesigned XPS 15 with 16:10 Edge-to-Edge Displays

Sabin Tamang 16 May, 2020

Just like the Dell XPS 13 before, the new Dell XPS 15 refines one of the best laptops around to near perfection with some subtle but significant design tweaks and some serious temp genital power and Nvidia graphics under the hood. The XPS 15 2020 is one of the best 15-inch laptops you can buy.

Dell XPS 15 2020 Overview

The Dell XPS 15 2020 launched on May 12, starts at $1,299 and is available to order now from Dell. For that price, you’ll get a 10th Gen Core i5-10300H processor, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, Intel UHD graphics and a 15.6-inch 19200 x 1200 InfinityEdge display.

Design

Dell XPS 15 9500 comes with chassis made out of a single body of Aluminum with large palm rest made of black carbon fiber. A well balanced sized touchpad is placed at the center and sits just below the keyboard with a pair of speakers on both sides. A power button is placed in the top-right corner and also works as a fingerprint scanner.

At 13.57 x 9 x 0.7 inches and 4.5 pounds, the new XPS 15 is roughly the same size as the 16-inch MacBook Pro (14.1 x 9.7 x 0.64 inches, 4.3 pounds) despite the latter’s bigger screen and is one same level compared to Microsoft Surface 3. Not only that, but new XPS 15 is also 5.5% smaller than the last year’s model.

Display

Moving towards one of the biggest upgrades of this year's XPS 15 which is the display. The laptop now packs a truly four-sided infinity edge display eliminating the bottom bezel with an incredible 92.9% screen to body ratio which makes it extra immersive for watching movies or playing games, especially in 4k. This laptop features 15.6’’ InfinityEdge Anti-Glare Full HD(1920 x 1080) / 4K UHD (3840 x 2400) resolution with 500 Nit, Non-touch / Touch (only in UHD panel), Corning Gorilla Glass protection.

Ports

In terms of ports, you get two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a USB C port, a full-size SD card reader and headphone jack as well as a USB-C to USB-A adapter right out of the box.

Performance & Graphics

Packing a 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10750 processor with 32GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, the Dell XPS 15 2020 is a genuine multitasking monster. As for the graphics card, it comes with 4 GB DDR6 NVidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q. Dell XPS 15 is mainly focused on the content creators but it is a decent gaming laptop as well. With that kind of processor and graphics, it can handle decent gaming. One major problem will be the thermals as it doesn’t have vapor cooling that Dell XPS 17 has but still it has good thermals.

Battery

Dell XPS 15 comes with 6-cell 86 Watt-hours battery and Dell claims to have 25 hours of battery backup in FHD model and 8 hours from 4K variant which is great for a laptop with 4K display.

Keyboard and Touchpad

As for the keyboard, there are few upgrades compared to the previous model as it comes with large palm rest made of black carbon fiber.

The XPS 15’s touchpad got an even bigger upgrade, now measuring 62% larger than the previous version at 5.9 x 3.5 inches.

Dell XPS 15 2020 Specifications

CPU

10th Gen Intel Core (i5-10300H, or i7-10750H, or i7-10875H, or i9-10885H)

RAM

8 / 16 / 32 / 64GB DDR4 Dual Channel SDRAM @2933MHz

Graphics

Intel UHD Graphics & 4GB GDDR6 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti or 6GB GDDR6 RTX 2060

Memory

8GB / 16GB / 32GB / 64GB DDR4 Dual Channel SDRAM @2933MHz

Display

15.6-inches FHD+ (1920 x 1200) “InfinityEdge” IPS LCD panel, 16:10 aspect ratio, Dolby Vision, 500 nits, 94% DCI-P3, anti-glare coating, 100% sRGB color gamut, 60Hz refresh rate

15.6-inches 4K UHD+ (3840 x 2400) “InfinityEdge” touch IPS LCD panel, 16:10 aspect ratio, HDR400+ Dolby Vision, 500 nits; 94% DCI-P3, anti-reflective coating, 100% Adobe sRGB color gamut, 60Hz refresh rate

Connections

1 x USB A 3.1, 2 x USB-C (Thunderbolt 3 support with 4 PCIe lanes), 1 x wedge lock port, a card reader

Networking

Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2X2) and Bluetooth 5.0

Storage

256GB/ 512GB/ 1TB PCIe Solid State Drive

Sizeheight x width x depth (in mm)

13.7  x 9.06  x 0.71-inches, 1.83 kg / 2.05 kg

Battery

up to 6-cell 86 Watt-hours (up to 25 hours of backup)

CameraWebcam

720p

Weight

2 kg (4.5 lbs) – with 97 WHr battery, SSD

Additional features

Stereo speakers with Waves MaxxAudio® Pro; 2 W x 2 = 4 W total
1 Headphone/Microphone combo jack
Dual array digital microphones

Dell XPS 15 9500 Price & Availability

So, if you're looking for workstation level power within a slim and stylish machine the XPS 15 2020 is among the best in its class. According to Dell’s official website, the price of the base variant starts from $1299 goes up to $2499.99 for the max variant.

  • 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10300H
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 8GB, 2x4GB, DDR4, 2933MHz
  • 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive

 

  • 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10750H
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 8GB, 2x4GB, DDR4, 2933MHz
  • 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive

 

  • 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10750H
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 16GB, 2x8GB, DDR4, 2933MHz
  • 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive

 

  • 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10750H
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 32GB DDR4-2933MHz, 2x16G
  • 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive

 

$1299.99

$1749.99

$2199.99

$2499.99

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