Dell has expanded its notebook portfolio by launching the anticipated XPS 15 9500 (aka XPS 15 2020) and XPS 17 9700 (aka XPS 17 2020) models. The updated XPS 15 and XPS 17 laptops come with a new design and have the 10th-generation Intel Core processors.
Processor Up to 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i9-9980HK Operating System Windows 10 Home Graphics Card Up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 4GB GDDR5 Display Up to 15.6-in touch display Hard Drive Up to 2TB PCIe Solid State Drive Memory Up to 64GB DDR4-2666MHz, 2x32G
Height: 11 mm –17 mm (0.45 in.-0.66 in.) x Width: 357 mm (14.06 in.) x Depth: 235 mm (9.7 in.)
Weight: 1.8 kg (4 lbs) – with 56 WHr battery, SSD, and non-touch display
2 kg (4.5 lbs) – with 97 WHr battery, SSD and touch display
Stereo speakers with Waves MaxxAudio®Pro; 2 W x 2 = 4 W total
1 Headphone/Microphone combo jack
Dual array digital microphones
The base model of the Dell XPS 15 starts at $1,299 and is toting a 2.5-GHz Intel Core i5-10300H processor with 8GB of RAM, a 256GB PCIe SSD, an Intel UHD Graphics GPU and a 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1200 display. The model I reviewed costs $2,399 and has a 2.6-GHz Intel Core i7-10750H CPU, 32GB of RAM, a 512GB PCIe SSD, an Intel UHD Graphics GPU, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q GPU with 4GB of RAM and a 15.6-inch, 3840 x 2400 touch panel. The Dell can be configured with up to an Intel Core i9-10885H processor, 64GB of RAM and a 2TB PCIe SSD, but it will cost you north of $3,000.
The Dell XPS 15 9500 also has a dual microphone array. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.0, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, and a USB Type-C 3.1 with power delivery and DisplayPort support. The laptop also has a 3.5mm headphone jack. Besides, it packs a 56Whr battery on the non-touch version and an 86Whr battery on the touchscreen model.