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The Dell XPS 15 9575 convertible is now suddenly $200 cheaper

The Dell XPS 15 9575 convertible is now suddenly $200 cheaper (Image source: Dell)
The Dell XPS 15 9575 convertible is now suddenly $200 cheaper (Image source: Dell)
Dell has introduced a new SKU to its lineup that halves the storage capacity for a cheaper introductory price of $1300 USD. Core specifications are otherwise untouched from the Core i5-8305G CPU, FHD touchscreen, Radeon Vega M GL GPU, and 8 GB of DDR4 RAM. The new SKU is a smart move since the SSD in the XPS 15 9575 is easy to upgrade if necessary.

It hasn't even been a full month since Dell began shipping the XPS 15 convertible and there is already an official price drop. The entry-level XPS 15 9575 can now be had for $1300 USD down from $1500 just a week earlier.

The only major difference between the new cheaper SKU compared to its $200 pricier option is that the lower-cost configuration ships with a smaller 128 GB SATA III SSD instead of a 256 GB NVMe SSD. Thus, sequential read and write rates will be capped at about 500 MB/s each compared to 2000 MB/s or faster on the NVMe option. Otherwise, users will get the same glossy 1080p touchscreen, 8 GB DDR4 RAM, Core i5-8305G CPU, and Radeon Vega M GL GPU for essentially the same day-to-day performance and gaming prowess as the GTX 1050-equipped XPS 15 9560.

Like many notebooks, the SSD in the XPS 15 9575 is easily accessible and upgradeable should users demand more than 128 GB of storage down the line. The new SKU could potentially draw in more buyers who may have no qualms about servicing their own PCs especially since the competing Spectre x360 series is generally more difficult to service. Unlike the XPS 15 9560, however, RAM is fixed and there is no secondary storage option for the XPS 15 9575 and so upgrade options are more limited. Users who want 16 GB of RAM will have to pony up an extra $900 USD for the highest-end SKU with the faster Core i7-8705G CPU and 4K UHD touchscreen.

See our review on the lower-end XPS 15 9575 SKU for our first take on Dell's 15-inch convertible series.

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Allen Ngo, 2018-04-27 (Update: 2018-04-27)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.