Leaked Dell XPS 15 9500 photos confirm design overhaul; eight new Latitude laptops revealed too
Dell is putting the finishing touches to a new XPS 15, at least that it seems so anyway. Spotted on UserBenchmark with an Intel Core i7-10750H and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti earlier this month, Comet Lake-H processors and a low-end GTX 16 series GPU would be a minor improvement over the hardware that Dell included in XPS 15 7590.
However, a leaked marketing picture revealed that Dell has given the XPS 15 a redesign, and now two listings on the Korea Energy Agency Efficiency Standardization Certification Center have confirmed that to be the case. At this stage, we would consider the XPS 15 9500 a complete redesign, at least based on what we glean from the two images and the leaked marketing picture.
One of the most striking aspects of the XPS 15 9500 will be its display, which has considerably smaller bezels than its predecessor. Essentially, it looks like Dell has removed the bottom bezel from the XPS 15 7590 while also giving the other three sides a trim. To focus solely on the display would do the rest of the redesign a disservice though, as the XPS 15 9500 has a considerably larger trackpad than past generations of the XPS 15. Seemingly on par with the MacBook Pro 16 in this regard, the XPS 15 9500 may have one of the largest trackpads on any Windows laptop that we have seen. It seems that the webcam has received a redesign too, but the changes are difficult to make out from the two images listed.
Additionally, the two listings confirm that the XPS 15 9500 will have front-firing speakers flanking the keyboard. While still a 6-row keyboard, Dell has moved the power button and fingerprint scanner onto the keyboard. The XPS 15 9500 will have touch and non-touch displays too, which will have glossy and matte finishes respectively.
It is not all change though, as the XPS 15 9500 still has half-sized up and down arrow keys, along with a light strip on the front of its chassis. u/stblr, who published links and pictures of the XPS 15 9500, also confirmed that Dell has eight Latitude refreshes in the works. According to the information provided, Dell has certified the following devices at the Korea Energy Agency Efficiency Standardization Certification Center:
- XPS 15 9500 non-touch - P91F001
- XPS 15 9500 touch - P91F001
- Latitude 7310 - P119G001
- Latitude 7310 2-in-1 - P131G001
- Latitude 7410 - P33S001
- Latitude 7410 2-in-1 - P34S001
- Latitude 5310 - P97G002
- Latitude 5310 2-in-1 - P96G003
- Latitude 5410 - P98G007
- Latitude 5510 - P80F002
Searching any of the P index numbers in the agency's database will bring up their relevant listings. With the Precision 5750 and other Dell hardware expected to ship next month, then it seems likely that we will see the XPS 15 9500 then too.