Unless you are a hardcore gamer, Dell’s XPS series provides some of the best Windows devices for the consumer market. The fact that XPS is compared to Apple’s MacBook Pro series says everything about the lineup itself. Dell recently released the 2020 iteration of the XPS series. Today, we are going to talk about the new Dell XPS 15 9500, its specs, features along with the price at which we can expect the device to be available in Nepal.
Dell XPS 15 9500 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 Aluminium 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 even taller 16:10 aspect ratio. It is protected by a layer 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 is around 92.9%. Users can choose between an FHD panel (1920 x 1200 pixels) and 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 also 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, 32 GB DDR4 RAM, and 1TB SSD. Shortly, Dell will be offering up to 64GB of RAM and 2TB of SSD storage. 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 Dell 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 a 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 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: 4 GB DDR6 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 Price & Availability 
Dell XPS 15 9500 is available for order through Dell’s official website where the price starts from $1,299.99 for the base variant. We expect the Dell XPS 15 9500 to launch in Nepal with the starting price of NPR 1,80,000 later this year.
|Dell XPS 15 2020 model||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Dell XPS 15 9500 (FHD display, i5-10300H, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 56WHr battery,||$ 1,299.99 (Rs. 1,80,000)|
|Dell XPS 15 9500 (FHD display, i7-10750H, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 86WHr battery)||$ 1,749.99 (Rs. 2,80,000)|
|Dell XPS 15 9500 (4K UHD touch display, i7-10750H, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 86WHr battery)||$ 2,199.99 (Rs. 3,00,000)|
|Dell XPS 15 9500 (4K UHD touch display, i7-10750H, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 86WHr battery)||$ 2,449.99(Rs. 3,40,000)|
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