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Dell XPS 15 9570's DPC latency issue should be fixed soon

Dell XPS 15 9570 facing a DPC latency bug, problem should be fixed soon according to Frank Azor
Dell XPS 15 9570
At first glance, the Dell XPS 15 9570 is a good choice for those who are looking for a powerful yet portable machine to use for music production. Sadly, a DPC latency issue makes it unsuitable for this task, but Frank Azor has just confirmed that the company is working on fixing this issue, so it should be patched soon.

The Dell XPS 15 9570 has been around long enough for some minor issues to surface on Reddit and on various forums, but Dell is usually quite fast in handling such problems, especially when they are being forwarded via Twitter to Alienware's co-founder and VP General Manager, Frank Azor.

One such issue involves a rather high DPC latency which causes this machine to be useless for those who acquired it — or have plans to get one — for music production. A Twitter user who recently ordered the Dell XPS 15 9570 shared his concerns with Frank Azor, saying that he is thinking about canceling the order because Dell is apparently ignoring this issue (it has been reported on Reddit a few months ago, as you can see here). As usual, Frank Azor's concise reply came quickly: "We are aware and actively working to fix this."

Unfortunately, the answer mentioned above also lacks a date, but it would not be the first time when Frank Azor omits such details. However, since this is an issue that will most likely be handled via a software update, the patch will probably arrive by the end of the month, if not sooner. 

Those interested in buying the Dell XPS 15 9570 in the US directly from Dell can currently enjoy a small discount. The Intel Core i5-8300H model now has a price tag of US$979.99 (down from US$999.99) and the high-end model with an Intel Core i9-8950HK under the hood can be acquired for US$2,841.99. For more configurations, feel free to check out this page.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-10-22 (Update: 2018-10-22)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.