Dell XPS 15 (2019)
The XPS 15 (2019) is another example of Dell’s ability to deliver top-tier laptops. This year’s model even has an optional 4K OLED panel for deeper blacks and brighter colors, so you can edit photos with confidence. There are thinner, lighter and frankly prettier 15-inch laptops out there. But the XPS 15 is one of the most well rounded.
- Webcam is back where it belongs: above display
- Beautiful 4K OLED screen
- Comfortable keyboard
- Powerful performance
- Chunky design
- Critic Reviews (10)
- User Reviews (12)
- 87AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsGizmodo80A Really Good Laptop for Almost EverythingWith a wide range of configurations, the XPS 15 can accommodate all sorts of people from a college student to a pro video editor, while its slim design makes it easier to lug around that many of its more bulky competitors.PC Mag80Dell XPS 15 reviewThe 7590 model doesn't reinvent the XPS 15 design, but the OLED display and top-tier components of our test unit keep this Dell staple a crowd-pleasing desktop-replacement laptop.ZDNet80The OLED screen is the starEven at the entry level price, the XPS 15 7590 is an expensive laptop. ... Still, if you can afford the specifications you want, you'll get a powerful laptop with a superb screen, plenty of internal storage, good battery life and a very robust design.Tom's Hardware80Near-Borderless OLEDThe Dell XPS 15 offers a gorgeous display and strong performance, but OLED is only on some top models and gaming performance, if you want it, is mixed.Laptop Magazine90Dell XPS 15 (2019) ReviewThe Dell XPS 15's striking OLED screen, Core i9 CPU and Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU make it a beautiful and powerful workhorse.Windows Central90The king of 15-inch laptops retains its crownThe XPS 15 (7590) gets the latest Core i9 processor, NVIDIA GTX 1650 GPU, and an option for 4K OLED. Battery life is good, and this non-gaming laptop is nearly unmatched for raw processing power. However, middling audio and an aging keyboard keep it from being perfect.HotHardware90OLED Display Beauty, 8-Core BeastSummed up, the new Dell XPS 15 is a premium laptop in every sense, from its physical design and eye-popping OLED display, to its fasten-your-seat-belt performance. It's still one of the very best 15-inch laptops on the market and an easy HotHardware Editor's Choice.Digital Trends100The top video-editing laptopThe new Dell XPS 15 takes performance to a new level.Neowin90Dell XPS 15 ReviewLike I said, it's a great prosumer PC, good for everything including editing videos, some casual gaming, and pretty much everything else that you need to do.Notebookcheck90Power OverwhelmingThe most compelling feature of the 7590 series is not the CPU or GPU update, but the introduction of an OLED option.
- 89AVERAGE USER SCORE12 ReviewsDesmond90January 28, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I bought this laptop with durability, longevity and versatility in mind, and so far it hasn't disappointed. I chose this over the Dell XPS 13, as the XPS 13 lacked a dedicated graphics card. My XPS 15 configuration is as follows:- Processor - Core i7 - 9750H running at 2.60 GHz- Ram - 16 GB- GFX Card - NVIDIA GTX 1650 with 4GB GDDR 5 Memory- Screen - 4K OLED - Dolby Vision CertifiedLIKE- Gorgeous Display which Dolby Vision certified. The contrast & color reproduction is simply brilliant.- Large & responsive trackpad similar to most Mcbooks.- Palm rest is made of a nice rubberized material that feels soft and luxurious.- Outer Shell feels rugged and premium.- Has 2x Full Size USB ports, 1x Full Size HDMI Port & 1x USB C port.- Display really shines while playing 4K HDR content. I've only been able to play NETFLIX in 4K Dolby Vision as AMAZON PRIME doesn't do 4K on PCs through a browser.DON'T LIKE- On the heavier side, not something that you would feel comfortable carry in your hand all the time.- The keys on the keyboard could use more travel, I prefer the Lenovo X1 Carbon for it's keys.- Lack of HDR gaming, even though the panel clearly has the chops to support it.- My laptop came with an annoying coil whine when the charger was plugged in an the battery was charging, I believe that this is a common issue with the XPS 15 range. I had Dell's Premium Support, hence, got this fixed in a jiffy.- Display is super glossy and reflections are annoying when there is more ambient light.OVERALLI believe this is a good workhorse for work, and can handle most games at 1080p in Ultra settings.Sachin100January 25, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetDavid70January 24, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Overall a great device. I don't find it THAT chunky... For a 15" laptop the thin bezel around the screen help to keep the dimensions reasonably small.My biggest gripe is the so-so build quality. Tapping around different parts of the laptop causes small rattles which are sometimes heard when typing too. Compared to my previous HP X360 Spectre, I'm a bit disappointed in the XPS 15's build quality. Apart from that, very happy overall.Aleksandr80January 24, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!While it's a great laptop and a big upgrade over the 2018 version, it's not without issues. My biggest complaint is the 4K OLED display. After receiving a unit with faulty display, I've contacted the store and we checked all their available units. All of their displays were bad.If you don't mind some imperfections (and by some imperfections I mean big, ugly stripes and discolorations) on the display, go ahead. I've returned my unit.Jonathan80January 24, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I love the XPS15 7590, but the body is three years behind the XPS13 and it is starting to feel quite dated. It is incredibly solid, but that leaves it quite heavy compared to many of it's competitors. Once this receives the XPS13 redesign treatment, it will be a perfect 10.GabrielSC31980January 24, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!First of all, it's not very nice to write an article and ask us for comments, when to do that we need to go to an entirely different one (see https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/23/xps-15-user-reviews-wanted/). Now that this is out of the way, let me just say I love my XPS 15, it's an amazing all rounder laptop. It has its moments with loud fans and short battery life, but everything can be tweaked to your preference. It's an amazing machine, and I do recommend itLoren100January 24, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Everything I wanted in a laptop - regardless of weight.Micah90January 24, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I actually jumped from a mid-2018 MacBook Pro to this machine for a myriad of reasons, one of which was price for features. While once upon a time I would have argued against the Apple Tax, and high quality Windows machines cost the same as the Mac, I cannot make that argument now. I’m sporting 32GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD, and the 4K OLED display and it was nearly a grand less than the new 16” MacBook with less RAM and Storage and a worse display. I am constantly impressed with the speed with which it boots, the immediate login via fingerprint, the viewing angles and color reproduction on the display, and the overall flexibility of Windows as an Operating System. Also, Edge is the fastest browser I’ve used, and the OS is more responsive than macOS on this machine (I cannot speak to other devices).Who knows, maybe I’ll ditch my iPhone for a Microsoft Dou at Christmas!Matthew90January 23, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadgettheaax100January 23, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Fantastic laptop. Really happy about everything except that that they put the cheapest wifi card in here possible. It's a high-end laptop and they put some $5 card in here that is janky and slow? If you search the web you'll see that everyone replaces it with a new one that is around $20 and it make wifi work fantastic. So why does Dell put in a crap one by default? And why does everyone want their laptop to be super thin? That's why we end up with Apple turning a fantastic MBP into a piece of junk with a terrible keyboard and not enough ports to save space. I used to love my MBP but now I'm a Dell convert. Apple needs to get their head out of their butt and make the MBP practical and not just pretty.I'm a web developer that does a lot of remote work in co-working/coffee shops and the only thing I regret about this is getting the touchscreen. It's so reflective that I'm always changing seats based upon how bright the room is or if I'm sitting by a window. I wish I could sell it and get the non-reflective screen and then I would be in laptop bliss. Anyway, the Dell XPS 15 is an amazing laptop. Really happy with it.TennisGuy90January 23, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I absolutely love this laptop!!!I am a software developer and often have multiple instances of Visual Studio open.This laptop provides plenty of speed, memory, and cpu horsepower to chew threw everything with no lag or slowdowns.I had been using a 15 Macbook Pro which was ok but the keyboard on that was the absolute worst and batterylife was ok.Then I moved to an HP EliteBook which was just a POS. Fingerprint reader worked maybe 10% of time, SSD was slow, CPU was underpowered. It was so bad that at one point I could type a full line of code before it would appear on screen (VS compiles as you code).As for the official review on this complaining about size and weight? I dont see it as an issue. No laptop is perfect and if I am going to pick a bone with this one it would be that opening the display cannot be done with one hand.Hinge is so tight/stiff it will lift up the entire laptop instead of just the display.franklin2481100September 23, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - Engadget