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Release date for Dell XPS 15 and Alienware m15 with OLED panels seemingly pushed back to April

The Dell XPS 15, Alienware m15, and G7 15 laptops should come with OLED panel options soon. (Source: Dell)
The Dell XPS 15, Alienware m15, and G7 15 laptops should come with OLED panel options soon. (Source: Dell)
A press release from Dell published in early January stated that the Dell XPS 15, Alienware m15, and Dell G7 15 laptops would be offered with OLED panel options starting in March. Unfortunately for those waiting to snap up a Dell laptop with this type of display, company executive Frank Azor has now stated that April is the current target.

It seems Dell might have been a bit over optimistic when it stated OLED panels would be coming to the XPS 15, Alienware m15, and G7 15 devices beginning in March. An Alienware 17 R4 owner has been quizzing Dell’s VP General Manager Frank Azor about a release date for the OLED displays. Azor offered a terse response of “April is the target.”

Sadly, the Dell executive tweeter didn’t go into details, so for the moment it could be presumed that this covers the full range of laptops that were expected to receive OLED panel options. Being pushed back a further month may not be a major concern at the moment, but XPS fans will certainly be hoping this situation doesn’t end up emulating the rather tragic 32 GB XPS 15 9575 saga.

Azor’s tweet was followed-up by another Twitter resident who kindly provided the XPS chief with a link to our article from January as a source that specifically mentioned March as the target month. It’s important to point out here that the original source was Dell itself:

The Dell XPS 15, Alienware m15 and Dell G7 15 will offer OLED with HDR, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut and 100,000:1 Contrast Ratio, starting March 2019.

There’s no denying having an OLED panel option for a flagship laptop like the Dell XPS 15 or the Alienware m15 is a mouthwatering choice to have. 240 Hz panels will also be coming to the Alienware m15 devices, hopefully in April too.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-02-12 (Update: 2019-02-12)