The XPS (Xtreme Performance System) is a line of high-end laptop model which comes from Dell manufacturer, it is familiarly known with its attractive design on the personal computer world, and has been a well thought of hit since its release.
Also, it receives many positive comments from many peoples including with the modern Ultrabook series, and at late 2018, the new XPS 15 inches model has entered into the market.
The 2018 Dell XPS 15 9570 comes with some additional configurations, starting from the standard level to the higher performance of 15 inches laptops.
So here we will revise on one of the minor hardware set which came on this model.
- Brand: Dell
- Product: Dell XPS 15 9570
- Screen Size: 15.6 Inches
- Item Model Number: XPS9570-5632SLV-PUS
- Color: Silver
- Weight(lbs): 4.5
- Optical Drive Type: None
- Editor’s Rate: 8.9 out of 10
- PROS: Dell XPS 15 9570 is a laptop comes with acceptable performance and graphics, dependable battery life, a comfortable keyboard, stunning view, and has thin, light, and beautiful design for the price.
- CONS: No touchscreen feature, it would be better if the SSD storage has more capacity, and the front camera placement still at the lower screen bezel.
Dell XPS 15 9570
Just like the previous model of Dell XPS 15, the latest ones have come with many configurations. However, the unit under review today is on the small hardware set-up classification from their most recent XPS 15 lineup.
Since it comes from one of the minor classes of the XPS hardware system, it may sound inadequate to use when compared to other high-end 9570 line. However, on the 15 inches laptop categories, instead of deficient, it is a dependable laptop for most of today’s requirements.
Features with H-series of the 8th generation of Intel Core i5, 8 GB of memory, 256 GB Solid-State Drive (SSD) internal storage, NVidia GeForce GTX video card, and Full HD display capacity may deliver satisfaction for the buyers.
While for the higher end of Dell XPS 15 9570, you may found those devices comes with up to the latest generation of Intel Core i9 with the same series, more capacity of memory and storage, better graphics card, and also 4k display with touchscreen feature.
Dell XPS 15 9570: Specifications
- Screen Size: 15.6 Inch
- Screen Display: Full HD IPS Panel with Wide Viewing Angle, Anti Glare, and 400-nit Brightness
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
- Max Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
- Dimensions (W x D x H): 14.1 x 9.3 x 0.7 inches
- Processor/CPU: 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8300H
- Processor Count: 4 (Quad-Core)
- Base Performance: 2.3 GHz
- Max Performance: 4 GHz
- Graphics Card: NVidia GeForce GTX 1050
- Video Memory: 4 GB
- Video RAM Type: GDDR5 SDRAM
- Card Description: Dedicated
- Storage Type: SSD (Solid-State-Drive)
- Storage Capacity: 256 GB
- RAM Type: DDR4 SDRAM
- RAM/Memory: 8 GB
- Operating System: Windows 10
- Optical Drive: No
- Fingerprint Sensor: Yes
- MicroSD Slot: Yes
- Webcam: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes (4.2)
- Wireless: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Dell XPS 15 9570: Design
Similar to the XPS 13 9370 (2018 model) which is almost alike on the standard and style to its predecessor (XPS 9360), the Dell XPS 15 9570’s design and build quality are also as good as the previous year model (XPS 15 9560).
Moreover, Dell has made several optimizations on its design such as the fingerprint placement which has been shifted to the power button, the front camera is still at the lower bezel, but it situates on the center of the bezel, and the upgraded Dell logo is more clear from the previous one too.
The manufacturer still using a merging of first-rate materials for the chassis. The notebook packed correctly on the external with a single chunk of aluminum substance, which is the lid and the lower part of the laptop.
While on the inner side you’ll find it crafted with carbon-fiber on the top of the device base (the keyboard deck), the elegant design with InfinityEdge display stays present and accurate.
With 14.1 x 9.3 x 0.7 inches dimensional characters, this laptop is one of the thin and portable notebooks on its category. Besides, weighing approximately 4.5 pounds or 2.0 kg, it is almost the same as the HP Spectre x360 with 2.1 kg.
Dell XPS 15 9570: Built-In Input Devices (keyboard & Touchpad)
Keyboard’s quality design is one of the essential aspects when choosing a notebook. The Dell XPS 15 9570 delivers a backlit keyboard with a chiclet-style layout which can illuminate its keycaps, and has the well-spaced and sufficient size for the fingers.
Serving up with an adequate amount of keys travel for the user and respond competently, in short, the quality and layout of the keyboard is the same as the previous version of this model.
Besides, the black carbon-fiber deck may deliver more comfort when typing. However, for the 15 inches laptop with its large keyboard deck, this unit should be better if the keyboard feature with a full numeric keypad.
The trackpad also identical to its predecessor, it supports all the Windows 10 Touchpad Gestures, the surface made from glass and gliding is smooth when using it, provides with adequate accuracy, and the clickable area works well enough too.
Dell XPS 15 9570: Performance
Just as describes earlier, this notebook comes with many configurations. However, the revised unit today features with the 8th generation of Intel Core i5-8300H processor, 8 GB of RAM, and 256 GB SSD.
The Intel Core i5-8300H is up to 20 percent more potent than the i5-7300HQ on its predecessor, which is the performance is almost the same as the i7-7700HQ from the 7th generation of Intel CPU.
Also, the XPS 15 8 GB memory has 2666 MHz amount of bandwidth speedy enough when it comes to obtaining the content you need, its SSD drive is a PCIe version that can deliver high-performance responsiveness when running and accessing application and files, and allows it recommences and boots fast.
However, the Solid State Drive only has 256 GB capacity and may still inadequate space for some people, so you may need external storage or cloud to help you to keep your projects and other stuff.
Dell XPS 15 9570: Video Card
The 2017 model of XPS 15 provided with the NVidia GeForce GTX 1050 video card. It still can be found on some of the entry-level of the 2018 model, including the unit we are reviewing in this article.
You can get the better rank of NVidia GeForce graphics card such as GTX 1050 Ti on the expensive and higher configurations of Dell XPS 15 9570. GTX 1050 may be inferior to the Ti version when it comes to performance and quality.
Even though it’s in the entry-level GPU of the GeForce GTX 10 series, but in the laptop’s graphics and games world, the mentioned video card is still standard and acceptable for today’s requirements.
Also, you can play most of the latest AAA games, but only if those games run with ideal and optimizes graphics and resolutions settings, photo and video editing, view web content, and many others. To put it briefly, the GeForce GTX 1050 is a cost-effective GPU
Dell XPS 15 9570: Screen Display
The screen display quality comes on the review unit is Full HD with 1920×1080 max resolutions. The quality is inferior to other Dell XPS 15 9570 unit that comes with the Ultra HD or 4K (3840×2160 resolutions) version, and it is not a touch screen.
Still, the screen display has a remarkable view, with the combination of Anti-Glare technology and high-quality 400-nit brightness you can even working and enjoy your entertainment apps outdoors.
The 1080p display is capable of providing vibrant color, excellent brightness, and sharp detail. Also, the IPS panel deliver a wider viewing angle and help you share your content when working and watching with your friends and relatives.
Dell XPS 15 9570: Connectivity
When it comes to the ports factor, it remains almost the same as the 2017 model, and still the XPS 15 offer with quite broad connectivity. On the right side, it installed with a full-size SD card reader, a USB 3.0 type-A, a Noble lock slot, and battery indicator.
On the other side, you will find a charging port, a USB 3.0 port, an HDMI 2.0 port, 3.5mm combo headphone, and Thunderbolt 3. Moreover, with the XPS 15 9570, you’ll get the Thunderbolt 3 with four lanes of PCI Express Gen 3.
It is good news, especially for the gamers that want to connect and using the external GPU and external monitor when gaming with this laptop.
Dell XPS 15 9570: Webcam
As for the integrated front camera, it has acceptable quality images when capturing pictures and skyping. It is still placed on the lower bezel and has shifted to the middle.
However, it may take time until you get used to the webcam placement because it needs some adjustment before you get the proper angle.
Dell XPS 15 9570: Battery
Most laptop features with a large screen size are lack endurance. However, this laptop has an acceptable battery life which comes with six cell-battery, and 97Wh makes it far better than the 2017 XPS 15.
Plus, judging from its capacity even with a full 15.6 inches screen and impressive 1080p view screen, it can serve you more than 8 hours with average usage. Also, it needs more than two hours to recharge the battery.
Dell XPS 15 XPS9570-5632SLV-PUS model provides many professional potentialities like productivity, multimedia, and gaming with only $1,279.00. Plus, it has an elegant, thin design, and light 15-inch performance-class notebook.
The keyboard also is so comfortable, surprisingly has a dependable battery life, and a fantastic view for the screen display both indoors and outdoors environment. In short, Dell XPS 15 almost got everything with only a few minor defects.
This unit is one of the ideal notebooks for someone who visual creative. Besides, if the GTX 1050 is not enough for gaming activity, you can connect it with the external GPU.