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The Alienware Alpha R2 PC/console hybrid could be fitted with a GPU from Nvidia or AMD. (Source: Dell)

Dell's Frank Azor says no to Alienware gaming phones and more consoles

During a visit to India where he has been discussing newly launched Dell and Alienware laptops for the Indian market, Dell executive Frank Azor had time to make a few interesting comments about what direction Alienware won’t be ta...
Dell's G7 15 gaming laptop has a 15.6-inch FHD (1920x1080) IPS 144 Hz display. (Source: Dell India)

Dell launches G7 15, Alienware m15, and Alienware Area-51m gaming laptops in India

Dell has announced that the G7 15 gaming laptop, the Alienware m15 notebook, and the powerful Alienware Area-51m computer are now available to customers in India. The devices can currently be ordered from the website for Dell Indi...
Aorus RTX 2070 Gaming Box with Dell XPS 13 9380 Review

Aorus RTX 2070 Gaming Box with Dell XPS 13 9380 Review

Ray-tracing for your Ultrabook. Gigabyte has outfitted its super-small external graphics dock with a mini GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card compatible with most Ultrabooks. Naturally, we run every benchmark we could to see how the Aorus eGPU solution compares against a traditional gaming laptop. The results are more variable than we had initially anticipated.
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop) | 13.3"
Dell XPS 13 9380 (i7-8565U, 4K UHD) Laptop Review

88% Dell XPS 13 9380 (i7-8565U, 4K UHD) Laptop Review

Now with a standard webcam. What benefits does the Core i7 SKU offer over the Core i5 SKU? We benchmark the most expensive XPS 13 9380 configuration and compare it to the less costly Core i5 SKU to show all the differences users can expect. Update: 5 hours more with FHD.
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Beware: The 60.63-pound Alienware S5000 gaming chair requires assembly. (Source: Dell)

Dell gaming news: Alienware S5000 gaming chair launched; Area-51m RTX 2080 200 W BIOS ready

Dell has revealed the Alienware S5000 gaming chair on its website. The racing-style chair is currently available for pre-order and has a listed price of US$399.99. The S5000 is brimming with adjustable parts that should help make ...
Dell XPS 13 4K options have shorter battery life by several hours

Power-hungry display — Dell XPS 13 4K UHD configurations have shorter battery life by several hours

If you're in the market for a new XPS 13 Ultrabook, you may want to consider the less expensive 1080p options for their significantly longer runtimes. We are able to measure a difference of 4 to 5 hours when running the same WiFi ...
GeForce RTX 2070-powered XPS 13 can run Metro Exodus on Ultra settings.. sort of

GeForce RTX 2070-powered XPS 13 can run Metro Exodus on Ultra settings.. sort of

Even after brushing off the handful of crashes and stability issues, being able to play one of the most demanding PC titles available on an otherwise low-power Ultrabook is a real treat. The performance-per-dollar is still extreme...
A recent Realtek audio driver update may fix audio glitches for some XPS 15 9570 owners. (Image source: Dell)

Dell promises to release a solution to address DPC latency issues imminently

The end may be in sight for those who have been experiencing DPC latency-related audio issues with their XPS 15 9570 laptops. Dell has been providing steady updates on Twitter about its progress in resolving the issues, and now an...
The expected QHD 120 Hz display option is finally coming to the Alienware m17. (Source: Dell)

120 Hz QHD display option coming to the Alienware m17 this month; QHD and 4K options for the Area-51m later this year

Both the Alienware m17 and Alienware Area 51-m laptops should be receiving new display options at some point in 2019. This is according to Dell’s XPS and Alienware chief, Frank Azor, who has been spreading the good news on Twitter...
Dell first reported last October that it would be fixing the DPC latency issues that have plagued some XPS 15 9570 laptops (Image source: Dell)

Updated | The Dell XPS 15 9570's DPC latency issues are more complicated than the company first thought

Almost four months on since Dell announced that it would soon fix the DPC latency issues that have caused audio problems for some XPS 15 9570 laptops, Frank Azor has conceded that there is no end in sight for beleaguered owners. W...
Buying a Dell XPS 13? We recommend checking for coil whine

Buying a Dell XPS 13? We recommend checking for coil whine

Our Dell XPS 13 9380 test unit suffers from high-pitched coil whine that may potentially be a nuisance during regular use. The phenomenon is not damaging to the machine, but its intensity and volume may vary between different unit...
Our Core i9 verdict: It’s just not worth it on laptops

Our Core i9 verdict: It’s just not worth it on laptops

With almost a dozen Core i9-8950HK laptops under our belt, we have a pretty good idea about how these unlocked CPUs can perform. Average CPU performance is just 8 to 9 percent faster than the average Core i7-8750H laptop for a dis...
Laptops to fall in love with this Valentine's Day

Laptops to fall in love with this Valentine's Day

Love is in the air. Valentine's Day is surely a reason for celebration and togetherness for many around the world. This is also a great time to invest in or gift technology that can enhance your partner's work or play. In this article, we've lined-up some of the best laptops that we think will complement most personalities. These laptops are not just ones that you can gift to the ones you love; they are also ones that you can fall in love with, too.
Asus ZenBook 15 vs. Dell XPS 15: Still not enough to dethrone Dell

Asus ZenBook 15 vs. Dell XPS 15: Still not enough to dethrone the popular 15-inch king

The bestselling Dell XPS laptop manages to be faster, tougher, brighter, and more feature-packed than the new competing Asus ZenBook 15 without running any louder or shorter. In return, the Asus laptop is much lighter and even a b...
The Dell XPS 15, Alienware m15, and G7 15 laptops should come with OLED panel options soon. (Source: Dell)

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

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 ...
MSI PS63 vs. Dell XPS 15: MSI's first traditional Ultrabook competitor

MSI PS63 vs. Dell XPS 15: MSI still has some ways to go

The crowded traditional Ultrabook space just got a new contender from a gaming laptop manufacturer. MSI's uncommon combination of an ULV Intel CPU and a Max-Q GPU gives it some interesting advantages over the Dell, but it still fa...
Dell XPS 15 9575 convertible: "Impossibly thin. Improbably powerful" - and not upgradeable to 32 GB RAM. (Source: Dell)

Dell's Frank Azor confirms there will be no 32 GB version of the XPS 15 9575 convertible

Frank Azor, the man in charge of the XPS series at Dell, has confirmed that there will not be a 32 GB variant of the XPS 15 9575 convertible. The executive recently tweeted the news that now seems to be the final nail in the coffi...
Dell XPS 13 9380 2019 (i5-8265U, 256GB, UHD) Subnotebook Review

88% Dell XPS 13 9380 2019 (i5-8265U, 256GB, UHD) Subnotebook Review

Better with Whiskey? The webcam is back at the top. But is that all for the 2019 XPS 13 from Dell? Not at all, because the dual-fan solution ensures good – although not stable – performance utilization we rarely see among such slim laptops. Update: Review is complete.
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Dell XPS 13 9380 with Whiskey Lake-U is not all that much faster than the XPS 13 9370 (Image source: Dell)

Dell XPS 13 9380 with Whiskey Lake-U is not all that much faster than the XPS 13 9370

The Core i5-8265U brings just marginal performance benefits by up to 12 percent at best over the last generation Core i5-8250U or Core i7-8550U. Users who want the latest XPS 13 should be drawn in by the re-positioned webcam and n...
Dell unexpectedly released BIOS 1.7 for the XPS 15 9570 last week. (Image Source: Dell)

Updated | Dell resolves the XPS 15 9570 NVIDIA GPU issue with BIOS 1.7

XPS 15 9570 owners rejoice. We can confirm that Dell has finally fixed the NVIDIA GPU issue that has been plaguing some 9570 laptops for months with BIOS 1.7. Unfortunately, the update has introduced some fan peculiarities though....
Dell's new XPS 13 9380 laptop has the webcam back on the top bezel. (Source: Dell)

Dell launches new Ubuntu-based XPS 13 9380 Developer Edition range

A new device has been added to Dell’s Project Sputnik line-up: the XPS 13 9380 Developer Edition. Dell had already announced the XPS 13 9380, and the listed operating systems in the technical specifications sheet included Ubuntu 1...
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU won't be included in the configuration options for this year's XPS. (Source: Nvidia)

Frank Azor confirms the new Dell XPS 15 will not feature the RTX 2060

Dell executive and prolific tweeter, Frank Azor, has once more taken to the social network with information that will be disappointing to some. The owner of a Dell XPS 15 9530 asked Azor if the company was planning on fitting the ...
Dell XPS 15 9575, still facing problems as of January 2019 DPC latency

Dell is also working on fixing XPS 15 9575 DPC latency issues

Although most DPC latency-related complaints we heard so far from Dell XPS users involved the XPS 15 9570, it looks like the XPS 15 9575 convertible is also plagued by such problems. Frank Azor has recently confirmed that Dell is ...
Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 and XPS 13 9380 win Slickdeals Editor's Choice awards (Source: Slickdeals)

Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 and XPS 13 9380 win Slickdeals Editor's Choice awards

Based on reader interest, deal-tracking site Slickdeals is predicting that the new Inspiron 7000 convertible and XPS 13 will become highly sought-after laptops once they launch in just a few short months. The Inspiron series alone...
The Dell XPS 15 is to be upgraded with a 4K OLED panel starting in March. (Source: Engadget)

Dell to release a new XPS 15 model with a 4K OLED panel in March

Dell has revealed that it plans to start offering the XPS 15 with an OLED panel in March 2019. Such a laptop would be able to offer a much better contrast ratio and more vivid colors than its LCD-wielding counterparts. It’s also p...
The Dell XPS 15 9570 (Source: Dell)

Updated | Dell shelves its new XPS 15 9570 BIOS

In a dissapointing but perhaps unsurprising move, Dell has postponed the release of its BIOS update for the XPS 15 9570. The news comes after the company previously said that it would release BIOS 1.7 by the end of 2018, which Del...
Dell briefly teases new XPS laptop with Ice Lake at Intel keynote

CES 2019 | Dell briefly teases new XPS 13 laptop with Ice Lake at Intel keynote

Intel Ice Lake is on track for a late 2019 debut just in time for the Holiday shopping season and the Dell XPS 13 series should be one of the first to market with the new CPU. The actual chassis looks to be identical to the curren...
Dell XPS 15 9570 does not have a successor yet, Dell XPS 15 9580 still not in development

Dell XPS 15 9570 issues still cause of concern for owners

While some are not happy to hear that the successor of the XPS 15 9570 is not being developed yet, many users are still waiting for Dell to make things right for them. The issues that need to be fixed are the DPC latency, coil whi...
Dell has caved in — the 2019 XPS 13 will have the webcam back at its rightful position

CES 2019 | Dell has caved in — the XPS 13 9380 will have the webcam back at its rightful position

The "under-your-nose" camera will soon be a thing of the past. The move is a direct response to user complaints and a blow to competitors like the Huawei MateBook X Pro or Lenovo Legion Y530 where OEMs had to get creative with sub...
Dell has no current plans for another XPS 13 with Iris Pro graphics

CES 2019 | Dell has no current plans for another XPS 13 with Intel Iris Pro graphics

Frank Azor cites low interest in gaming subnotebooks like the Alienware 13 as a big reason for skipping additional GPU options for the XPS 13 family. A few competing 13-inch Ultrabooks like the HP Envy 13, Huawei MateBook X Pro, a...
The Dell XPS 15 will be skipping CES this year (Source: Dell)

The Dell XPS 15 is skipping CES this year

Coming straight from the horse's mouth, Dell product manager Frank Azor has confirmed that CES 2019 will focus on the XPS 13 series, Alienware series, and Latitude series with the XPS 15 taking a back seat.
Dell XPS 13 vs. Asus ZenBook UX333FA: Kaby Lake-R can still outperform Whiskey Lake-U

Dell XPS 13 vs. Asus ZenBook UX333FA: Kaby Lake-R can still outperform Whiskey Lake-U

Turbo Boost becomes the deciding factor that gives the Dell laptop a slight edge in CPU performance even though the Asus uses a newer Intel processor. Even so, the ZenBook carries a few other advantages to make it worth considerin...
The Dell XPS 15 9570 (Source: Dell)

Updated | Dell confirms that it is fixing the XPS 15 9570 GPU issue that it previously denied existed

Dell has backtracked on its decision that the XPS 15 9570 does not have an NVIDIA GPU issue. The company has informed us that it is working on a fix that it aims to roll out via an updated BIOS by the end of this month. Update:...
The Dell XPS 13 9370 was also available in white for the first time

Dell XPS 13 (9370, 9380) - Overview of all the rumors, dates, configurations, and tests

The Dell XPS 13 9370 is Dell's offering for the needs of mobile power users and enthusiasts. Here you can find all the important information on the current XPS 13 2018, an overview of all the available configurations and reviews, as well as an outlook and rumors on the expected successor model.

Update 12/6/2018: The XPS 13 9380 will come to CES 2019 with a Whiskey Lake CPU.

The Dell XPS 15 9570 (Source: Dell)

Dell denies that the XPS 15 9570 may have a BIOS related GPU issue

Dell has denied that there are any BIOS related GPU issues with XPS 15 9570 laptops, the company has informed us. Despite providing the company with data and numerous online posts demonstrating otherwise, it has not been able to d...
We compare the XPS 15 9570 Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9. Which is the better buy?

We compare the Dell XPS 15 9570 Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9. Which is the better buy?

The Core i9-8950HK is faster than the Core i7-8750H configuration, but how much faster is it when compared to the Core i5-8300H? Our direct benchmark comparisons show the Core i7 configuration performing closer than we initially a...
The Dell XPS 15 9570 (Source: Dell)

Updated | Some Dell XPS 15 9570 laptops may have a BIOS related GPU bug

It appears that Dell's most recent BIOS releases for the XPS 15 9570 have caused a GPU bug in some devices. Originally reported on Reddit, some XPS 15 9570 laptops power limit throttle their NVIDIA GPUs until they hit a temperatur...
Dell XPS 15 9570 (i9-8950HK, 4K UHD, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q) Laptop Review

90% Dell XPS 15 9570 (i9-8950HK, 4K UHD, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q) Laptop Review

Too much power? After checking out the Core i5 and Core i7 SKUs, we're now finally ready to benchmark the Core i9 version of the XPS 15 9570. In short, users are better off investing in more storage, RAM, or faster graphics than to plop down an additional $250+ for the Core i9-8950HK.
Intel Core i9-8950HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q | 15.6" | 2 kg
Dell XPS 15 9570 facing a DPC latency bug, problem should be fixed soon according to Frank Azor

Dell XPS 15 9570's DPC latency issue should be fixed soon

At first glance, the Dell XPS 15 9570 is a good choice for those who are looking for a powerful yet portable machine to use for music production. Sadly, a DPC latency issue makes it unsuitable for this task, but Frank Azor has jus...
Dell Alienware Area 51 R6 gaming desktop PC (Source: Dell)

Dell and Alienware's gaming business is thriving

In a first-ever move, Frank Azor has just disclosed data related to the Dell and Alienware's gaming business and it is more than good. According to him, the gaming business that involves these two iconic brands is worth US$3 billi...
Dell XPS 15 9575 convertible successor not coming in Q1-Q2 2019 (Source: Dell)

The Dell XPS 15 9575 will not get a successor in the first half of 2019

Since the arrival of the XPS 15 9575 convertible with 32 GB of memory has been pushed all the way into the first part of 2019, it seems that those waiting for the successor to the current generation will have to wait some more. Ac...
Alienware flagship store in Chengdu, China (Source: Retail Design Blog)

Alienware opening a new flagship store in China this weekend

Back in 2009, Alienware opened up the gates of its first retail store in the US. In the meantime, the brand's network of brick-and-mortar locations expanded all over the world and even got to China. Now, the time has come for a ne...
Dell XPS 15 9570 performance notebook will not get a numeric keypad anytime soon (Source: Dell)

Numeric keypads not coming to the Dell XPS 15 notebook

Although the XPS 15 will not get any updates this year, Dell's performance laptop will probably be refreshed in 2019. Although the launch date of the updated XPS 15 remains a secret, Frank Azor has just confirmed that — when talki...
Dell XPS 15 9570 (i7, UHD, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q) Laptop Review

90% Dell XPS 15 9570 (i7, UHD, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q) Laptop Review

More performance – but also better? We already reviewed the base model of the current Dell XPS 15 9570 and now check the more expensive SKU with a faster Core i7 CPU as well as the high-resolution 4K UHD touchscreen. How does the slim chassis handle the additional performance and what is the effect on the battery runtime?
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q | 15.6" | 2 kg
Dell XPS 15 9570 with Core i7-8750H is in-house and under review

Yes, we're reviewing the Dell XPS 15 9570 with Core i7-8750H and 4K UHD right now

Readers have been demanding a review of the Core i7 SKU of the latest XPS 15 9570. Expect our full take on the system and how it compares to the Core i5 SKU next week! Meanwhile, our page on the Core i9 SKU should be coming in the...
Dell XPS 15 9570 (Source: Dell)

A thinner Dell XPS 15 notebook could arrive in 2019

Frank Azor already revealed that the Dell XPS 15 9570 will not get any updates by the end of the year. However, when asked about a thinner model, he simply said that he can't comment on announced products and his answer makes us b...
Dell XPS 15 9575 convertible teaser, 32 GB variant coming in early 2019 (Source: Dell)

The Dell XPS 15 9575 with 32 GB RAM might show up in early 2019, no LTE version in the cards

The last time he talked about its launch, Frank Azor said that the Dell XPS 15 9575 convertible with 32 GB of memory should arrive at the end of the year. Now, he just revealed that this might happen in the first quarter of 2019 a...
Lenovo Ideapad C330 and S330 Chromebooks coming with USB Type-C charging for $250 USD

IFA 2018 | Lenovo C330 and S330 Chromebooks coming for $250 USD

The MediaTek-powered Chromebooks were "built for Android Play Store Apps" with USB Type-C video-out and charging for added versatility. Lenovo will soon have Chromebooks from as small as 11.6-inch in screen size to as large as 15....
The Acer Swift 5 15-inch is now available with Intel 'Whiskey Lake-U' CPUs. (Source: Acer)

IFA 2018 | Acer updates the Swift 3 and Swift 5 notebooks with Intel 'Whiskey Lake-U' options

Acer is announcing updates to its Swift lineup at IFA 2018. The new Swift 3 and Swift 5 are powered by the new Intel 'Whiskey Lake-U' processors and retain most characteristics of their predecessors but feature the near bezel-less...
The XPS 13 2-in-1 is coming back with Intel Amber Lake SoCs for $1000 USD

IFA 2018 | The XPS 13 2-in-1 is coming back with Intel Amber Lake SoCs for $1000 USD

The XPS 13 convertible is returning next month with refreshed Intel 8th gen Y-series CPUs. Dell will be sticking with the same design, but they have suggested that the series has been successful enough that a full refresh will alm...

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