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Latest Dell XPS 15 9575 BIOS update comes with a trackpad bug

Dell XPS 15 9575 convertible facing trackpad problems early August 2018(Source: Dell)
Dell XPS 15 9575 convertible (Source: Dell)
Although it might not affect all Dell XPS 15 9575 units that were patched with the latest BIOS update, it seems that at least some of this convertible's users are now facing a buggy trackpad. For now, the problem is being investigated by Dell's engineers, so a solution should surface as soon as possible.
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The Dell XPS 15 9575 convertible has been around for a few months and now it looks like the time has come for some new problems to hit it. Thankfully, the problem seems to be caused by the latest BIOS update and not by a hardware flaw. Even better, this is a rather minor issue, although a trackpad that seems to have a will of its own can be extremely annoying sometimes.

This is how Twitter user Rafeal A described the problem when he asked for Frank Azor's help earlier this week: "I have been experiencing a really buggy track pad since the last bios. It stops working or starts clicking stuff on its own. its goes on for a couple minutes." For now, Frank Azor simply forwarded the problem to Dell's customer support, so we should hear more about it soon. 

Those on a tight budget but interested in grabbing the Dell XPS 15 9575 now can choose to go with the affordable US$1,299.99 model (Intel Core i5-8305G, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, full HD touchscreen), which is currently discounted to US$1,249.99. On the other hand, the more pretentious ones can go up to US$2,049.99 (a rather small US$10 discount for the Intel Core i7-8705G, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, 4K Ultra HD touchscreen model).

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Frank Azor (on Twitter)

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Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5428 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2018-08- 8 (Update: 2018-08- 8)