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Would an OLED and touchscreen XPS 15 suit your workflow? (Image source: Dell)

Dell may introduce a touchscreen OLED display for the XPS 15 7590

The XPS 15 7590 is nearly upon us and Dell has confirmed even more details ahead of its arrival. The upcoming laptop will be the first XPS 15 to feature an OLED display, which Dell has confirmed it shares with the Alienware m15. A...
The Dell XPS 15 7590 can be configured with a touchscreen panel. (Image source: Dell)

Dell XPS 15 7590 should start shipping by early July

The Dell XPS 15 7590 laptop is getting closer to finally being in the eager hands of expectant buyers. According to a recent tweet from XPS chief Frank Azor, shipments of the device should begin in the first week of July, although...
The XPS 15 7590 promises to be a minor refresh of the XPS 15 9570. (Image source: Dell)

Win an XPS 15 7590 with Dell

Fancy an XPS 15 7590 but do not want to fork out over US$1,000? Well, Dell is currently running a free competition to win the 15.6-inch laptop, which will retail for US$1,899.
For at least the last few years, Apple has sacrificed performance and heat management for quieter operation.

Apple may be factory undervolting 2019 MacBook Pro 15 to help with CPU throttling

Apple's 2019 MacBook Pros integrate Intel's latest 8-core/16-thread Core i9 CPUs, which add 2 more cores over the 2018 version. Those additional cores should mean higher temperatures and lower clockspeeds compared to the previous ...
Raise your hand if you want a Dell XPS 15 laptop with a Ryzen 3000 processor. (Image source: Dell)

2nd Gen AMD Ryzen 3000 mobile processors could make their way into Dell XPS 15 laptops

There’s a possibility that the Dell XPS 15 series will eventually offer consumers a choice of a mobile processor from AMD’s Ryzen 3000 range. Although nothing concrete has been offered in terms of details or plans yet, the likelih...
The charred remains of an XPS 15 9560. (Image source: Reddit)

Dell woes continue as XPS 15 self-destructs

With Dell starting to blame customers if their XPS 15 9570 overheats when asleep, one getting so hot that it explodes would be rather inconvenient PR. That is the state that one person arrived home to see their XPS 15 in, and Dell...
BIOS 1.10.1 reduced but did not eliminate the DPC latency issues affecting some XPS 15 9570 laptops. (Image source: Dell)

XPS 15 9570: More DPC latency improvements inbound

It seems that Dell has not forgotten about the XPS 15 9570 in the wake of releasing its successor. The company has committed to further reducing the DPC latency issues still affecting some machines beyond the BIOS release that it ...
The XPS 15 7590, coming to a store near you. Eventually. Image source: Dell)

XPS 15 7590: Do not expect a June release if you live outside the US

Dell is seemingly planning a staggered roll-out of the XPS 15 7590. Having previously stated that the upcoming 15.6-inch laptop would be available to order by June 23, it now seems that only applies to those living in the US.
Do you know how to switch between Connected and Disconnected Modern Standby? Thought not. (Image source: Dell)

XPS 15 9570 get hot or drain its battery when asleep? Dell says that you are using it wrong

Does your XPS 15 9570 get hot or suffer from heavy battery drain when asleep? If so, then Dell thinks you have caused it to do so. Re-installing the OS may, or may not, fix the issue too.
 Dell launched the XPS 15 9570 with S3 sleep mode but removed it in a July 2018 BIOS update. (Image source: Dell)

Dell backtracks on XPS 15 9570 S3 sleep fix

Sound familiar, anyone? Just over a month ago Dell reported that addressing the removal of S3 sleep was next on its agenda for the XPS 15 9570. Disappointingly, but perhaps unsurprisingly, the company has seemingly u-turned on thi...
Dell promises that the next XPS 15 will not have DPC latency issues. (Image source: Dell)

Dell confirms that the next XPS 15 will not have the DPC latency issues of the XPS 15 9570

Dell has not yet eliminated the DPC latency issues that have been affecting the XPS 15 9570, but it has promised that they will not be present on its successor, the XPS 15 7590.
The XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 was just announced at Computex to both fanfare and criticism due to its design choices.

Frank Azor confirms XPS 13 7390 will have soldered SSD, "not very different from smartphones today"

Dell and Alienware VP Frank Azor has confirmed in a tweet that the recently announced XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 will indeed have all its components — particularly its SSD — soldered on, citing the "extremely tight form factor" and compar...
Snazzy designs and more attention to build quality are becoming more common as laptop OEMs struggle to give consumers more reasons to upgrade outside of performance.

Opinion | Intel and Nvidia's stagnation might be the best thing to happen to notebooks in years

Some people might look at the death of Moore's Law, Intel's 10nm troubles, and Nvidia's highly resistible 2019 mobile-RTX lineup and think that the notebook business is in trouble. I think it might be the best thing that's happene...
The Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 should be available in August. (Image source: Dell)

Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1 7390 already delayed

Dell’s new 2-in-1 convertible, the XPS 13 7390, could already be delayed. An expected launch date of July 10 was previously stated, but it now seems it could be almost another month before the convertible hits Dell’s online store....
The Dell XPS 15 7590 features the webcam back at the top of the display. (Image source: Dell)

Dell XPS 15 7590 coming in June: No soldered-on SSD, finally an OLED option, potential for a future Ryzen Zen 2 APU

There’s good news for those waiting for the latest version of Dell’s renowned XPS 15 lineup. Company executive Frank Azor has revealed that the new XPS 15 7590 is coming this month. Although it appears this year’s refresh is relat...
The Dell XPS 15 9570 Touch has an anti-reflective screen. (Image source: Dell)

Deal | Want to get your hands on a Dell XPS 15 (9570) Touch laptop? Save up to nearly US$900 with site discount and code

It’s possible to save almost US$900 on a Dell XPS 15 (9570) Touch laptop with i9-8950HK processor and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card at the moment. The top-end device in the lineup usually costs US$2,978.99, but this can be kno...
Dell to make changes to their OLED screens over health concerns

Dell to make changes to their OLED screens over health concerns

Dell is taking new study on permanent dangers of blue light seriously and will make changes to their portfolio. VP says company is concerned about the damage done to the eyes of users of OLED screens after new report by French he...
Opinion: What on earth is going on with Dell's XPS lineup?

Opinion: What on earth is going on with Dell's XPS lineup?

Veteran editor Douglas Black returns with his opinion on the current state of Dell's XPS lineup: Complacency in fixing the XPS 15's issues and the sudden change of a soldered-on SSD for the XPS 13 2-in-1 are cause for his concern.
Intel has considerably improved its Iris Plus Graphics iGPU. (Image source: PCFiend)

Intel's Iris Plus Graphics in Dell XPS 13 7390's Ice Lake i7-1065 G7 amasses huge OpenCL score on Geekbench; can compete with dGPUs

A Geekbench OpenCL benchmark score for Intel’s Iris Plus Graphics has been unearthed, and it seems the Ice Lake variant of the iGPU has performed very well. The system in the test was a Dell XPS 13 convertible powered by a 10th Ge...
Intel's Ice Lake series features Iris Plus Graphics. (Image source: ExtremeTech)

Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 with Intel 10th Gen Ice Lake Core i7-1065 G7 spotted on Geekbench

A record for a Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 laptop powered by an Ice Lake i7-1065 G7 processor has appeared on the Geekbench database. The system involved in the benchmark managed a score of 5,234 in the single-core test and picked up ...
Dell XPS 15 7590 IPS (left) vs. XPS 15 7590 OLED (right)

Why is it called the XPS 15 7590 and not the XPS 15 9580? Dell explains

Dell is throwing a curve ball this year to how it is naming its 2019 XPS 15. To the average consumer, however, the change may be a little confusing. The new 7xxx series will directly succeed the older 9xxx series even though the f...
The Dell XPS 15 7590 now offers the latest Coffee Lake-H processors and an optional 4K OLED display. (Source: Dell)

Computex 2019 | The Dell XPS 15 7590 is a relatively minor refresh but finally offers a 4K OLED screen and proper webcam placement

Dell has finally taken wraps of the XPS 15 7590 at Computex 2019. The XPS 15 7590 is a relatively minor refresh to last year's XPS 15 9570 but users now have the option of choosing a 4K OLED display that covers 100% DCI-P3 color g...
OmniVision's new OV0VA10 VGA SoC may bring thinner bezels to cheaper notebooks in the future. (Source: OmniVision)

OmniVision aims to bring thinner bezels to sub-premium notebooks with its new SoC for webcams

The laptop webcam has become a critic's punchbag as of late, as its relationship with these devices' screens is changing, diminishing or in some cases disappearing altogether. This may put some OEMs off the development of thinner ...
Over US$300 can be saved on a Dell XPS 15 9570 laptop. (Image source: Dell)

Deal | Dell's Memorial Day sale knocks US$338 off an XPS 15 9570 and a mind-blowing US$1,592 off an Alienware 15 with GeForce GTX 1080

Dell is holding a sitewide Memorial Day sale that covers the full gamut of products that the American manufacturer offers. There is over US$300 in savings to be had on a Dell XPS 15 that sports an 8th-Gen CPU and discrete GPU, but...
Dell is remaining cautious over its plans for foldable devices. (Image source: The Verge)

Dell reveals its plans for a foldable laptop, and it is not good news

All paths point to foldable. Samsung, Lenovo and now Dell? Frank Azor has had his say on the company's progress towards releasing a foldable laptop and the current pitfalls that trying to fit all that tech in a small form factor p...
Dell is drip-feeding information about the next XPS 15 before its official unveiling. (Image source: Dell)

Dell XPS 15: New generation looks set to be a minor refresh of the XPS 15 9570

Are you eagerly awaiting the next XPS 15? Well, Dell has confirmed yet more details about the upcoming laptop, including what CPUs it will feature along with its maximum RAM and SSD capacities.
Use the code AFF300XPS in the cart to enjoy huge savings. (Image source: Dell)

Deal | Save US$300 on a Dell XPS Tower that packs a 6-core processor and 16 GB RAM

The Dell XPS Tower with Intel Core i7-8700 processor and 16 GB RAM is currently advertised at the company’s website for US$999.99. However, if you input a handy coupon you can knock that price down to a much more affordable US$699...
Dell claimed to have fixed the XPS 15 9570's DPC latency issues with BIOS 1.10.1. (Image source: Dell)

Updated | Dell has not eliminated the DPC latency issues that have been affecting the XPS 15 9570

Dell promised the earth, so it should come as no surprise that it has failed to meet expectations. The company had promised that it had fixed the latency issues that have been affecting the XPS 15 9570. Alas, it seems that the com...
Both XPS 15 9560 SKUs that we have tested scored at least 87% overall. (Image source: Dell)

Deal | Take over 40% off a refurbished XPS 15 9560 SKU until midnight tomorrow

Dell Outlet is selling one XPS 13 9560 SKU at a huge discount. The machine comes with an Intel Core i5 Kaby Lake processor and a 4K touchscreen display. The device also has a 97 Wh battery and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPU. The S...
The Alienware 15 can be configured with up to 32 GB RAM. (Image source: Dell)

Deal | Dell’s 12% sitewide sale: Save over US$400 on an Inspiron Gaming Desktop or snip over US$160 off an XPS 15 laptop

Dell is currently offering a sitewide sale with 12% off a full range of electronic products. This covers the American manufacturer’s numerous well-known lines, including XPS, Alienware, Inspiron, and more. One of the most interest...
All XPS 13 9370 SKUs that we have tested scored at least 87% overall. (Image source: Dell)

Deal | Save nearly US$800 with a very limited offer on a refurbished XPS 13 9370 with an i7-8550U CPU, a 4K touchscreen display, 16 GB RAM and a 1 TB SSD

Dell Outlet is currently running a limited sale on one refurbished XPS 13 9370 SKU. The machine comes with an Intel Core i7 Kaby Lake R processor and 16 GB RAM. The device also has a 4K touchscreen display and a 1 TB SSD. The SKU ...
Does your XPS 15 9570 get hot in your bag? You might not be the only one. (Image source: Dell)

Does your XPS 15 9570 get hot and drain its battery while asleep? Dell has a workaround, but you may not like it.

Dell may well be working on a fix for S3 sleep with the XPS 15 9570, but the device still has numerous outstanding issues too. One such problem is high battery drain and overheating when asleep, and Dell now has a rather counter-i...
Dell recommends rolling back to BIOS 1.12.1 for the time being, but it is not necessarily that simple. (Image source: Dell)

Some Dell XPS 15 9560 laptops are experiencing a severe BIOS related HDMI problem

Oh dear. While much has been made of Dell fixing the issues affecting the XPS 15 9570, it appears that the company has broken an important feature for its predecessor, the XPS 15 9560. There have been multiple reports of BIOS 1.14...
All XPS 15 9570 SKUs that we have tested have scored at least 90%. (Image source: Dell)

Deal | Save US$500 with a limited offer on a Dell XPS 15 9570 with an i7-8750H CPU, 4K touchscreen display, 32 GB RAM, and a 1 TB SSD

Costco is currently running a limited sale on one XPS 15 9570 SKU. The machine comes with an Intel Core i7 Coffee Lake processor, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti discrete GPU and 32 GB RAM. Better still, the device has a 4K touchscr...
The Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 (2018) currently has a high starting price of US$1,299.99. (Image source: Dell)

Dell has no plans to release a new XPS 15 convertible in 2019

There won’t be a successor to the Dell XPS 15 9575 released in 2019. The popular 2-in-1 convertible laptop was released in the first half of 2018 and there seems to be plenty of people who are expecting the American manufacturer t...
Dell is gradually fixing the issues that have been affecting the XPS 15 9570. (Image source: Dell)

Dell confirms that fixing S3 sleep is next on the agenda for the XPS 15 9570

Further to its backtrack last month, Dell has now confirmed that it is focussing its efforts on addressing S3 sleep mode for the XPS 15 9570. The company removed the mode over a year ago with the release of BIOS 1.3.0.
There was no escaping the XPS 15 9570's "nosecam". (Image source: Own)

Dell ceases to pick its nosecam: New XPS 15 model will move the webcam back to the top bezel

Dell XPS boss Frank Azor has revealed that the next iteration of the XPS 15 laptop will have its webcam located on the top bezel. Many XPS 15 9570 owners have complained about the location of the camera under the Dell logo on the ...
Dell has really dropped the ball here. (Image source: Dell)

Dell laptops confirmed to be affected by serious SupportAssist security flaw

Dell reportedly sat silently on a critical SupportAssist vulnerability for nearly 6 months, according to the security researcher that reported it to the company. If you have the software installed, then chances are that your lapto...
The Dell XPS 15 9575 2-in-1 suffers from yet another input-devices related BIOS bug. (Source: Dell)

Latest Dell XPS 15 9575 BIOS updates result in unresponsive input devices when logging in to Linux

The latest BIOS updates (version 1.4.0 and above) to the Dell XPS 15 9575 2-in-1 have become a cause for concern as they seem to render the keyboard and touchpad unresponsive whenever a user tries to login to the Linux desktop env...
There are still numerous issues with the XPS 15 9570. (Image source: Dell)

Almost a year on from its release and the Dell XPS 15 9570 is still suffering from countless issues

Dell may have just fixed the device's DPC-related latency issues, but the popular 15.6-inch laptop is still plagued by other problems that the company has failed, or refuses, to fix.
The Dell XPS 15 9570 currently starts at US$999.99. (Image source: Dell)

Dell fails to deliver OLED option to the XPS 15 in April but clues suggest 9580 refreshed model for June

The announced OLED panel update for the Dell XPS 15 has already been delayed since March, and it now looks like those hoping for this display type on this particular performance laptop will have to wait even longer before making a...
The BIOS 1.10.1 for the XPS 15 9570 is available to download now. (Image source: Dell)

Dell releases new XPS 15 9570 BIOS to address DPC latency issues

The Pigs have flown, Hell hath frozen over. Dell has finally released a new BIOS for the XPS 15 9570 specifically to address the device's DPC latency issues. It would not be an XPS 15 fix without some unintended problems though, r...
A revival for the Dell XPS 17 could be on the cards. (Image source: Own)

Leaked Dell roadmap shows concept plans for XPS 15 7500, XPS 17 7700, and the mysterious Dell XPS Dual Screen Maximus

An alleged Dell roadmap showing XPS laptops in shipping, development, and concept stages has been acquired by the Dutch technology website Tweakers. The roadmap is dated from February 2018 and includes concept ideas for computers ...
The Dell XPS 15 will soon come with a GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, but no GTX 1660 Ti. (Image source: Dell)

Dell XPS 15: No GeForce GTX 1660 Ti model, but a GTX 1650 version is coming

The company has revealed that it has no plans to introduce a GTX 1660 Ti with its XPS 15 refresh, nor will it release a white version either as it has with recent XPS 13 models. The new XPS 15 will come with a GTX 1650 though, Fra...
Intel's earnings for Q1FY2019 are relatively unprepossessing. (Source: The Verge)

Intel reports first-quarter earnings for 2019

Intel has made its earnings report for the first quarter of this financial year (Q1FY2019) available to the public. In it, overall revenue is described as "flat" compared to Q1FY2018. Its "data" business has declined by 5% in the ...
The Dell XPS 13 line featured an Alpine White SKU but there are no plans for a white XPS 15. (Source: HotHardware)

Dell XPS 15: No OLED panel option for the 2-in-1 but still coming for the main series; no white SKU planned

XPS chief Frank Azor has been fielding some questions on Twitter in regard to the Dell XPS 15 and its expected OLED panel update. The executive effusively responded “yes” to one question about whether it was coming but had less po...
The Dell XPS 15 will soon be offered as an 8-core laptop. (Source: Dell)

Dell announces upcoming 9th Gen Intel Core CPU and GeForce GTX 16 series GPU upgrades for XPS 15 range

Dell has revealed that its XPS 15 lineup will be receiving upgrades to the new Intel Core Coffee Lake-H Refresh chips in June. Along with the 9th Gen CPUs, shoppers looking to purchase a new XPS 15 will have the opportunity to sel...
The Dell XPS 15 9560 performed at a high level in our tests. (Source: Dell)

Deal | Save nearly US$1,000 with very limited offer on refurbished Dell XPS 15 9560 with i7-7700HQ CPU and 1 TB SSD

Dell has a very limited sale on at the moment for certified refurbished Dell XPS 15 9560 laptops. One particular SKU comes with an Intel Core i7 processor from the Kaby Lake series, a discrete GPU in the shape of an Nvidia GeForce...
C-Force CF015C: A 4K 15.6-inch display that you can carry around with you. (Image source: C-Force)

C-FORCE CF015C: A 4K 15.6-inch USB Type-C portable display that works with your laptop and Nintendo Switch

The C-Force CF015C weighs just 700 g and is 6 mm thick, yet packs a 4K, 15.6-inch display that boasts 100% sRGB coverage. The CF015C is currently available for US$199 on Kickstarter and ships in June.
Should we get our hopes up this time around? (Image header: Dell)

Dell pledges a new date for fixing the XPS 15 9570's DPC latency issues

Dell, you tease. After going quiet having missed its last deadline to fix the XPS 15 9570's DPC latency issues, the company has now given a new date by when it plans to release a solution. Hopefully, it is not just breadcrumbing o...

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