The Dell XPS 15 9530 is here: XPS 15 9500 chassis now with up to Core i9-13900H and 40 W RTX 4070 Laptop GPU starting at US$2,949
Dell's most anticipated XPS laptop lineup is launching today. The Dell XPS 15 9530, the third generation of the revamped XPS 15 9500 series, is now official. It seems more of an iterative upgrade with the latest Intel 13th gen and Nvidia RTX 40 options with the chassis basically remaining the same as the past few generations.
As is characteristic of the XPS series, the XPS 15 9530 continues to be crafted from CNC machined aluminum and uses a carbon fiber composite for the palm rest. The chassis dimensions and weight (1.92 kg for the OLED variant) are the same as previous generations in the 9500 series.
Dell is once again offering similar display options as last year — buyers can opt for a 15.6-inch 3.5K 3456 x 2160 InfinityEdge OLED touch panel with 400 nits brightness, DisplayHDR 500 certification, and 100% DCI-P3 coverage, or a 15.-inch FHD+ 1920 x 1200 InfinityEdge non-touch IPS panel with 100% sRGB coverage and a 1,650:1 contrast ratio. As has been the case with recent Dell offerings, all panels support Dolby Vision and EyeSafe technologies.
The internals are where the XPS 15 9530 gets actual upgrades. CPU options now include the Intel 13th gen Core i5-13500H, Core i7-13700H, and the Core i9-13900H along with memory options up to 64 GB dual channel DDR5-4800 SO-DIMM RAM. Buyers can configure the laptop with up to 8 TB of total storage.
On the GPU side, we now have an Intel Arc A370M option along with 40 W configurations of Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050, RTX 4060, and RTX 4070 Laptop GPUs. A 40 W TGP for the RTX 4070 may seem quite anemic, but we can still expect a good performance bump from the previous 45 W RTX 3050 Ti configuration given the architectural and efficiency improvements in Ada.
Also, we've previously seen the XPS 15 showing severe performance anomalies with the RTX 3050 Ti with the laptop often not being able to even properly sustain 45 W. So, it makes sense for Dell to stick to a 40 W GPU for thermal reasons. We hope that the XPS 15 9530 does not throw up any particular surprises in this regard when we eventually get to test the device.
Connectivity options continue to be the same as before — no USB Type-As but two Thunderbolt 4 ports and a USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C port are available all with DisplayPort-out and Power Delivery capabilities. Dell ships a USB Type-C to 3.0 Type-A and HDMI 2.0 adapter in the box.
A full-size SD card reader 6.0 and a 3.5 mm audio jack complete the connectivity. A Killer Wi-Fi 6 1675 (AX211) with Bluetooth 5.2 takes care of the networking. The laptop is powered by an 86 WHr battery — there seems to be no 56 WHr option this time around.
The Dell XPS 15 9530 starts from US$2,949 for the Core i9 configuration with 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, RTX 4070, and OLED panel. Dell said that the Core i9 and RTX 4070 configuration will be offered first followed by other configurations later this Spring.
Dell is also offering the XPS 15 in XPS Creator Edition variants with configurations specifically optimized for creative workflows.
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