Specs and Price of Dell XPS 15 (2018) – Dell XPS 15 (2018), a refreshed Dell XPS 15 for 2018 (a.k.a Dell 9575) is here! Unveiled at CES 2018, the new 2-in-1 boasts latest generation Intel processor, AMD Radeon RX Vega M Graphics, and a brilliant 4K InfinityEdge touchscreen.
With the 2018 Dell XPS 15, Dell is bringing the power of Intel 8th-generation H-series and beefy Core i9 CPUs to a laptop as thin as the best Ultrabooks. And, Dell has absolutely delivered, with specifications packing serious power available in a thin and light 14-inch laptop frame.
That frame is obviously home to a 15-6 inch InfinityEdge touch display with bezels so thin they virtually disappear – and at a price that will give Apple with its MacBook Pro pause. While we’re withholding judgement until our full review, the Windows 10 powered Dell XPS 15 2018 is definitely looking good.
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Dell XPS 15 (2018) Key Specs & Features
- 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8305G Processor, i7-8705G Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.1 GHz)
- 15.6 Infinity Edge Anti Reflective Touch Display, 1920 x 1080 pixels 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160)
- Radeon™ RX Vega M GL Graphics with 4GB HMB2 Graphics Memory
- Windows 10 Home 64-bit, Windows 10 Pro
- 8GB RAM, 16GB RAM
- 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB1TB M.2 2280 PCIe Solid State Drive
- webcam with 4 array digital microphones
- 6-Cell 75WHr Integrated Battery
Specs and Price of Dell XPS 15 (2018)
Those both power a 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) InfinityEdge display that’s just around 14 inches wide. The anti-glare screen meets 100% sRGB, sports a 1,200:1 contrast ratio, shines at 400 nits, has IPS for 178-degree wide viewing angles. This display can be upgraded to a 4K Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160) InfinityEdge touch display with a juiced up contrast ratio.
Likewise, the graphics can be upgraded to GTX 1050 Ti, and the processor to an Intel Core i7-8750H at 4.1GHz or even an Intel Core i9 CPU, to keep pace with that sharper display.
As far as memory and storage goes, the XPS 15 comes with 8GB of DDR4 RAM to start and can be upgraded to 32GB, meanwhile starting storage comes in at a 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD. Beyond that, you can upgrade to a 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD, 1TB solid state hybrid drive, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD or a 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD.
Of course, prices for all of these upgrades are unknown at this time. However, all models will feature widescreen HD (720p) webcams with dual array digital microphones, as well as the following connectivity options: one Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), two USB 3.1 Gen 1, one HDMI 2.0, an SD card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC), a headset jack, Killer 1535 802.11ac (2 x 2 MIMO) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 radios.
Design of Dell XPS 15 (2018)
By design, the XPS 15 looks simply like a blown-up version of the 2017 Dell XPS 13, ‘Chin Cam’ and all. Of course, that includes a brushed aluminum lid and base that surround a soft-touch carbon fiber keyboard deck.
That keyboard deck feels as plush as usual and houses the same Dell keyboard you’ve come to love, so expect deep enough travel and strong feedback.
The display, whether in 1080p or 4K, looks fantastically sharp and bright and is nearly bezel-less. Of course, this has driven the webcam into Dell’s now-classic ‘Chin Cam’ position – not that rivals like Huawei MateBook X Pro have done much better.
All told, the XPS 15 accomplishes quite a lot for a laptop that’s just 0.66 inches (17mm) thick and weighs just 4 pounds (1.8kg).
Performance of Dell XPS 15 (2018)
We anticipate that the available processor options will allow this laptop to gobble all basic computing tasks up for breakfast. That said, we don’t expect Core i9 to entice the XPS 15 core audience. Rather data crunchers and extreme Excel users might find the most use out of the hexa-core CPU.
Given the high-premium the Intel Core i9 chip places on other laptops like the MSI GT75 Titan, we can expect the highest end version of the Dell XPS 15 to be as equally as expensive.
That said, Dell promises a battery life goal of 21 and a half hours with the XPS 15. Perhaps that’s possible with the 1080p model, but we’ll believe it when we see it.
At any rate, it’s easy to expect some pretty impressive performance even from the entry-level XPS 15, especially for the price to start.
Price and availability of Dell XPS 15 (2018)
Dell has started selling the new XPS 15 at a decent price of $999 (about £949, AU$1,299). That starting price includes an 8th-generation Intel Core i5-8300H Kaby Lake Refresh CPU that runs up to 4.0GHz, along with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU with 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM.
Dell XPS 15 (2018) is not yet available in Nigeria, Ghana, or Kenya. When available, you can buy the laptop at leading online stores in your country. Dell XPS 15 (2018) price in Nigeria is expected to start at around 450,000 Naira, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop. The 2017 models are currently available at online stores starting at around 470,000 Naira.
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