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Dell XPS 15 (9570, 2018)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Dell XPS 15 (9570, 2018). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the image quality and size are generally positive. The portability and price also get good feedback. There are some critical views about the battery and usability. There are some mixed reviews about the design and screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell XPS 15 (9570, 2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Luke Larsen (digitaltrends.com)

Dell XPS 15 9570 review

 

Excellent design ; Port selection is well-rounded ; Long battery life ; Doubles as a capable gaming PC ; Good value despite high pricing

Bad webcam placement ; SSD suffers slow write speed

The 2018 version of the Dell XPS 15 better than its predecessor in every way. While its look hasn’t changed, it remains a star in all the areas that matter most. Dell even upgraded the graphics card without increasing the price. There are a couple...

Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (pcworld.com)

Dell XPS 15 9570 Review: A 6-core Core i7 makes it all worthwhile

 

Dell's XPS 15 9570 takes one of the most beloved 15-inch laptops and drops in a wickedly-fast 8th gen CPU Core i7, plus better graphics.

6-core 8th gen Core i7 CPU ; Faster GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

Only space for a single M.2 SSD ; Low-mounted webcam

Based on current pricing, we have our favorite among the many XPS 15 options available. The unit we received for review, with its Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, FHD panel, and 256GB SSD, cost at the time of this writing. Dell has...

Sep, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (pcmag.com)

Dell XPS 15 (9570)

 

Though showing its age, Dell's XPS 15 is still the sleekest desktop replacement on the market, from its terrific 4K touch panel to its beefy six-core CPU. It's a great pick for everything from video editing to 1080p gaming.

Light and compact for a 15.6-inch laptop. Potent six-core processor. Stellar 4K touch screen.

Dated design. Only one Thunderbolt 3 port. Up-your-nose webcam angle.

Bottom Line: Though showing its age, Dell's XPS 15 is still the sleekest desktop replacement on the market, from its terrific 4K touch screen to its beefy six-core CPU. It's a great pick for everything from video editing to 1080p gaming.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

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...

fast 1 TB Samsing PM981 NVMe SSD ; faster than the Core i7-8750H SKU ; quiet fans under low-medium load ; long battery life

red and violet could be more accurate out-of-the-box ; very marginal boost over the i7-8750H ; less stable than the Core i7 SKU ; PWM at lower brightness levels

There's a reason why the same Core i9-8950HK runs much faster on the thick and heavy MSI GT75. To get the most out of the Core i9 CPU, the cooling solution must be up to snuff to sustain faster Turbo Boost clock rates at reasonable temperatures. As of...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

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...

high quality case with compact footprint ; good performance utilization ; good accessibility of the components ; decent 4K screen ; Thunderbolt 3 ; fast SD reader ; decent gaming performance ; good speakers

soft-touch surfaces and touchpad attract fingerprints ; coil whine ; high color deviations ; shorter runtimes compared to the 1080p SKU ; mediocre Wi-Fi performance

More CPU cores, faster graphics, and more pixels – is the more expensive spec of the XPS 15 9570 the better choice? No, at least not for every user. The good performance utilization of the CPU and GPU is definitely a positive aspect, which is not...

Sep, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Clare Hopping , Keumars Afifi-Sabet (itpro.co.uk)

Dell XPS 15 9570 (2018) review: A beast under the bonnet

 

Near-unrivalled performance - but minor aesthetic tweaks fail to address its flaws

Powerful hardware; Breathtaking display; Improved aesthetics; Affordable price

Middling battery life; Awkwardly-positioned webcam; Overly-rigid lid

The Dell XPS 15’s premium design, outstanding display, and unrivalled performance renders the ‘best ever Windows laptop’ even better - with high value-for-money - despite a handful of bugbears that remain unaddressed.

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Hardik Singh (digit.in)

Dell XPS 15 Review

 

The Dell XPS 15 is the currently the best mainstream laptop you can buy today

Best in class build ; Bezel-less display ; Excellent battery life ; Weighs just 1.8 kilograms

Expensive ; Only 500GB storage

The Dell XPS 15 combines the performance of its Inspiron 7000 Gaming laptop and the elegance of its XPS 13 to form the best 15.6-inch mainstream laptop. It offers the best battery life we have tested on a 2017 laptop thus far and with an imminent...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by (mobiletechreview.com)

Dell XPS 15 9570

 

The 2018 Dell XPS 15 (model 9570) has Intel 8th gen Coffee Lake 6 core, 45 watt CPUs, NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti Max-Q 4GB GDDR5 dedicated graphics and your choice of a full HD matte non-touch display or a wide gamut, 4K glossy touch screen (with Wacom AES pen...

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.it)

Recensione del Portatile Dell XPS 15 9570 (i9-8950HK, 4K UHD, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q)

 

Cosa succede quando si inserisce una CPU Core i9 in uno chassis di soli 17 mm di spessore? L\'XPS 15 può essere un sistema potente, ma non ha le qualità per sfruttare appieno ciò che il Core i9-8950HK ha da offrire.

veloce SSD Samsung PM981 NVMe da 1 TB;più veloce della SKU Core i7-8750H SKU;ventole silenziose sotto carico medio-basso;lunga durata della batteria

il rosso e il viola potrebbero essere piu' accurati;spinta molto marginale rispetto all?i7-8750H;meno stabile della SKU Core i7;PWM a livelli di luminosità bassi

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.nl)

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

 

Te veel rekenkracht? Na het testen van de Core i5 en Core i7 SKU's, zijn we eindelijk klaar om de Core i9-versie van de XPS 15 9570 onder de loep te nemen. Het komt erop neer dat gebruikers beter kunnen investeren in meer opslag, RAM of een snellere...

snelle 1 TB Samsung PM981 NVMe SSD ; sneller dan de Core i7-8750H SKU ; stille ventilator onder alledaagse belasting ; lange batterijlevensduur

rood en violet zijn niet goed gekalibreerd ; zeer marginaal voordeel ten opzichte van de i7-8750H ; minder stabiel dan de Core i7 SKU ; PWM bij lagere helderheidsniveaus

Voor het volledige, Engelse testrapport, klik hier. Op het moment van schrijven is de i9 XPS 15 SKU $250 duurder dan de i7 XPS 15. We raden aan om niet verder te gaan dan een Core i7 en vervolgens te investeren in RAM, opslag, beeldscherm en/of...

Nov, 2018

Product Specifications

Additional design features

Machined aluminum design:Y

Audio

Audio chip:Realtek ALC3266CG
Audio system:MaxxAudio Pro
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:3
Speaker power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Waves

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):56 / 97
Battery charge indicator:Y
Battery charge status button:Y
Battery recharge time:4
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:11.4
Battery weight:240 / 340
Number of battery cells:3 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92
Front camera signal format:720p
Video capturing speed:30
Wide-angle lens front camera:Y
Windows Hello:Y

Certificates

Certification:BFR/PVC free
Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold / No
EPEAT rating:84.13 / 91.38 / 93.38

Design

Colour name:Platinum Silver / Silver
Colour of product:Black, Platinum, Silver / Platinum, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Folder)
Housing material:Aluminium, Carbon fiber / Aluminium,Carbon fiber
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Black, Platinum, Silver / Black,Platinum,Silver / Black,Silver / Platinum, Silver / Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display bezel technology:InfinityEdge
Display brightness:400
Display diagonal:39.6
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Maximum refresh rate:60
Panel Type:IPS
Pixel pitch:0.0890 x 0.0890 / 0.179 x 0.179
sRGB coverage (typical):100
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

CUDA:Y
CUDA cores:640 / 768
Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:4
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:Y
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel UHD Graphics / Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x3E9B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel UHD Graphics 630 / Intel® UHD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.5

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:Belgian / French / German / Italian / Nordic / Swiss / UK English / US International
Keyboard layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Logistics data

Intermodal container (20ft) loading note:20' - 78pc/PLT*10PLT+52pc*10plt / 78pc/PLT*10PLT+52pc*10plt
Maximum number of stacking cartons:6
Number of cartons per intermodal container (20ft):1560
Number of cartons per intermodal container (40ft, HC):3432
Number of cartons per intermodal container (40ft):3432
Number of cartons per pallet:78
Number of cartons per pallet layer:26
Number of layers per pallet:3
Pallet height:114.2
Pallet length:120
Pallet volume:228 / 228.4
Pallet volume weight:228 / 228.4
Pallet weight:286.8 / 296.1
Pallet width:100
Quantity per intermodal container (20ft):1300 / 1560
Quantity per intermodal container (40ft, HC):3276 / 3432
Quantity per intermodal container (40ft):3432
Quantity per layer:26
Quantity per pallet:78
Shipping (inner) case height:33.4
Shipping (inner) case length:49.1
Shipping (inner) case volume weight:2.46
Shipping (inner) case weight:3.05 / 3.57
Shipping (inner) case width:9
Shipping carton height:33.4
Shipping carton length:49.1
Shipping carton volume:2.46
Shipping carton volume weight:2.46
Shipping carton weight:3.05 / 3.57
Shipping carton width:9

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32
Memory clock speed:2400 / 2666
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8 / 2 x 16 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory upgrade note:Additional memory sold separately

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N
MIMO:Y
MIMO type:Multi User MIMO
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi data rate (max):867
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a,802.11b,802.11g,802.11n,Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WLAN controller model:Killer Wireless-AC 1435 / Killer Wireless-AC 1535

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-15.2 - 10668
Non-operating shock:160
Non-operating vibration:1.3
Operating altitude:-15.2 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating shock:110
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating vibration:0.66
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Other features

On/off button:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
AC adapters quantity:1
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

Package material:Bamboo molded pulp, Corrugated cardboard, Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) / Bamboo molded pulp, Corrugated cardboard, Low-density polyethylene (LDPE), Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) / Bamboo molded pulp, Corrugated cardboard, Low-density polyethylene (LDPE), Polypropylene (PP) / Corrugated cardboard, Grey board, High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Low-density polyethylene (LDPE), Polypropylene (PP)

Performance

Dell E-Value Code:BNX97001S / BNX97003P / BNX97005P / BNX97006P

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:2.0
Number of Thunderbolt 3 ports with PowerShare support:1 / 2
Number of USB ports with PowerShare support:1 / 2
On/off button:Y
PowerShare:Y
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Power Delivery:Y
USB Power Delivery (revision 2.0):Y
USB Power Delivery revision:2.0
USB Type-C DisplayPort Alternate Mode:Y

Power

AC adapter frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:6.5 / 6.67
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:130

Processor

Bus type:DMI
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel® CM246
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.2 / 4.00 / 4.10 / 4.8 / 4.80
Processor cache:12 / 8 / 9
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Coffee Lake
Processor Cores:4 / 6
Processor family:8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i9
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.20 / 2.3 / 2.30 / 2.9 / 2.90
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-8300H / i7-8750H / i9-8950HK
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1440
Processor threads:12 / 8
Stepping:U0
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:134876 / 134903 / 134906
Processor code:SR3YY / SRCKN
Processor package size:42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology:Y

Recycling data

Bamboo molded pulp content per package:68
Corrugated cardboard content per box for accessories:29 / 39
Corrugated cardboard content per package:486 / 736
Corrugated cardboard content per shipping (inner) case:447.2 / 697
Corrugated cardboard content per shipping carton:447.2 / 697 / 736
Corrugated cardboard content per sleeve for accessories:38.8
Grey board content per package:414
High-density polyethylene (HDPE) content per package:104.7 / 104.8
Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) content per package:51.7 / 52
Polypropylene (PP) content per package:13.2 / 5

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Noble
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Bundled software:Financial Tracker & Retail Information / McAfee LiveSafe (12 Months Subscription) / McAfee LiveSafe 12 Month Subscription / McAfee LiveSafe 12 Months Subscription
Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / Windows 10 Advanced / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO
Operating System Language:English / French / German, Dutch, English, French, Italian / Multilingual
Trial software:McAfee / McAfee LiveSafe (12 Month Subscription), Microsoft Office (30 days Trial) / McAfee LiveSafe (30 days Trial) / McAfee LiveSafe (30 days Trial), Microsoft Office (30 days Trial) / McAfee, Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office (30 days Trial) / Microsoft Office 2013, McAfee / Microsoft Office 30 Day / Microsoft Office 30 Day; McAfee 30 day / Microsoft Office, McAfee

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA III
Hard Drive Size:1.8 / 2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
HDD Capacity:1000
HDD interface:SATA III
HDD Size:1.8 / 2.5
HDD Speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 2048 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express / PCI Express 3.0 / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
SSD capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 2000 / 256 / 512
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:PCI Express / PCI Express 3.0 / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD+SSD / SSD
Total HDDs capacity:1000
Total SSDs capacity:1000 / 128 / 2000 / 256 / 512
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 1128 / 2048 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:235
Height :17
Height (front):1.1
Height (rear):1.7
Weight:1.8 / 2
Width:357