Unless you are a hardcore gamer, Dell’s XPS series provides some of the best Windows experience for the consumer market. The fact that XPS is compared to Apple’s MacBook Pro series says everything about the lineup itself. The 2020 iteration of the Dell XPS series has finally arrived here in Nepal. Today, we are going to take a look at the new Dell XPS 15 9500 (2020) along with its specs, features, price, and availability in Nepal.
Dell XPS 15 9500 (2020) Overview
For years, XPS 15 has been the best offering by Dell in the consumer market. This is no longer the case today, thanks to Dell’s decision to summon the XPS 17 after almost a decade. It doesn’t mean that the new XPS 15 9500 is a dull device. For the first time in years, we have seen Dell build the XPS 15 from the ground up; the last few iterations carried only minor upgrades compared to their predecessors.
Design and Display
The XPS 15 9500 comes with a chassis carved out of a single body of aluminum with carbon fiber laid on the palm rest. It comes in a smaller form factor than its predecessor. Dell has managed this feat by getting rid of the bezels, especially the chin on the bottom of the screen has been reduced significantly. As a result, the 15.6-inch edge-to-edge infinity display extends on all four sides giving rise to an even taller 16:10 aspect ratio. It is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 6. The panel also comes with Eyefeature that will intelligently reduce the emission of harmful blue light while painting vibrant colors.
The screen-to-body ratio on this machine is around 92.9%. Users can choose between an FHD panel (1920 x 1200 pixels) and a 4K UHD panel (3840 x 2400 pixels). The slim bezel on the top houses the webcam along with an infrared camera. The diamond-cut walls on the side are said to protect the device from wear and tear by frequent plugging and unplugging of USB devices.
Keyboard and Trackpad
Dell has brought changes in the keyboard as well. The palm-rest comes with carbon fiber that provides a balance between strength and weight. Dell has increased the size of individuals keys which now come with a key travel of around 1.3mm. The fingerprint sensor is now on the keyboard, and the track pad’s surface area is more prominent. The two up-firing speakers of the quad-speaker setup are on either side of the keyboard.
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Performance and Memory
The new XPS 15 9500 comes equipped with 10th-gen Intel 45W laptop processors. As of now, it is available with up to Core i7 – 10750H (8 cores and 16 threads), but the company claims that a variant with Core i9 – 10885H processor is also on the way. Similarly, you can get up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q graphics, 32 GB DDR4 RAM, and 1TB SSD. Shortly, Dell will be offering up to 64GB of RAM and 2TB of SSD storage too. The laptop is primarily for creative content creators. However, with such top-notch specs, you can even game if you like.
You are not going to get the Vapor Cooling that Dell has included in the XPS 17 9700. It could be because of the size restraints on the XPS 15. Still, it has a better cooling mechanism compared to its predecessor which the company claims is as good as it can be in a laptop of this size.
Battery, Ports, and Security
Dell is claiming a battery life of up to 25 hours on the FHD model, which comes with a six-cell 86Wh battery. Interestingly, the base variant comes with a much smaller three-cell 56Wh battery. We will have to wait to see the actual battery performance in each model. As for ports, Dell has got rid of both USB-A ports and HDMI ports.
As far as ports are concerned, the new XPS 15 9500 comes with 2 x USB C Thunderbolt, 1 x USB – C 3.1, 1 x wedge lock port, and a card reader. For security, Dell included a fingerprint sensor, which is now on the keyboard. The IR camera also supports Windows Hello login.
Dell XPS 15 9500 (2020) Specifications:
- Design and Build: Unibody Aluminum chassis with carbon fiber palm rest
- Dimension: 13.7 x 9.06 x 0.71-inches, 1.83 kg / 2.05 kg
- Display: 15.6″ InfinityEdge Anti-Glare, 500 Nit, Non-touch / Touch (only in UHD panel), Corning Gorilla Glass protection
- Resolution: Full HD(1920 x 1080) / 4K UHD (3840 x 2400)
- Keyboard: 1.3 mm key travel
- Processor: Intel Core i5-10300H / i7-10750H / i7-10875H / i9 – 10885H
- RAM: 8 – 32GB of DDR4 – 2933MHz
- Graphics: Up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
- Battery: Up to 6-cell 86 Watt-hours (up to 25 hours of backup)
- Storage: 256GB to 2TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
- Webcam: Widescreen HD 720p Web-cam with two digital array microphone
- Audio: Quad-Speaker (2 x 2.5W up-firing woofers + 2 x 1.5W down-firing tweeter)
- Connectivity: Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2 x 2), Bluetooth 5, on-button Fingerprint Scanner
- Ports: 1 x USB A 3.1, 2 x USB-C (Thunderbolt 3 support with 4 PCIe lanes), 1 x wedge lock port, a card reader
- AC adapter: 90W or 180W AC adapter
- Adapters: USB-C to USB-A v3.0 adapter, HDMI v2.0 dongle
Dell XPS 15 9500 (2020) Price in Nepal and Availability
Dell XPS 15 9500 (2020) is now available in Nepal through UG Bazaar with a starting price of NPR 2,90,000. Neo Store is selling the same model for NPR 2,99,900, while providing a year’s insurance coverage too. The model with UHD touch panel is available via Neo Store for NPR 3,25,900.
|Dell XPS 15 9500 (2020) model||Price in Nepal||Available at|
|Non-touch FHD display, i7-10750H, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, GTX 1650 Ti (4GB), 86WHr battery||NPR 2,90,000||UG Bazaar|
|Non-touch FHD display, i7-10750H, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, GTX 1650 Ti (4GB), 86WHr battery, 1 year insurance||NPR 2,99,900||Neo Store|
|Touch UHD display, i7-10750H, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, GTX 1650 Ti (4GB), 86WHr battery, 1 year insurance||NPR 3,25,900||Neo Store|
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