What makes this XPS 15 (9500) 2020 interesting

High Graphics (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB)

The XPS 15 9500 (2020) is a premium, powerful workstation laptop with a high  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti 4GB (Max-Q) Graphics. You will feel performance like a gaming laptop and there is no mistake, this is aimed at creatives, video, and photo editors, using high needy graphic software, like AutoCAD, 3D Max, Adobe AfterEffect, Adobe Premiere Pro, and engineers who need serious discrete localized processing.

The GeForce GTX 1650 was inevitable, considering none of the other Turing GPUs can fill the role of a budget version of the best graphics cards. This is likely the final implementation of the Turing architecture (at least on 12nm). The new TU117 chip means Nvidia now has everything from the extreme GeForce RTX 2080 Ti through the more reasonable RTX 2060 for ray tracing fans, with the GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1660 dropping the RT and Tensor cores in favor of lower prices.

Nvidia claims the GTX 1650 will be up to twice as fast as a GTX 950 and 50 percent faster than the GTX 1050, and that’s probably a fair estimate, especially since both of those cards only have 2GB VRAM. Given the specs, it should also be about 25-30 percent faster than the GTX 1050 Ti, but that also means it’s likely slower than the GTX 1060 models.

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The GeForce® GTX 1650 is built with the breakthrough graphics performance of the award-winning NVIDIA Turing architecture. It’s a supercharger for today’s most popular games, and even faster with modern titles. Step up to better gaming with GeForce GTX.


Intel® Core™ i9-10885H Processor

The Intel Core i9-10885H is a high-end processor for laptops with eight cores based on the Comet Lake architecture (CML-H, 4th generation of Skylake). The processor clocks at between 2.4 and 5.3 GHz and can execute up to sixteen threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. The processor is still manufactured in the old 14nm (14nm++) process.

The performance of the Core i9-10885H should be slightly above the older Core i9-9980HK top model, thanks to the potential higher single-core turbo. Thanks to the 8 cores and high Turbo speeds, even demanding applications should run very well on the CPU. However, long term performance is always depending on the laptop cooling system and system configuration. At the time of the announcement, the i9-10885H is the second-fastest Comet Lake-H CPU behind the Core i9-10980HK.


DELL XPS Technical Specs

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home 64bit
Display15.6-inch 4K UHD+ (3840 x 2400) touch
15.6-inch FHD+ (1920 x 1200)
Processor10th Gen Intel Core i9-10885H
GraphicsIntel UHD graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB
Memory32GB DDR4 Dual Channel SDRAM at 2933MHz
Support up to 64GB DDR4 Dual Channel SDRAM at 2933MHz
StorageUp to 1TB PCIe 3 x4 SSD
Ports2x Thunderbolt 3 with power delivery & DisplayPort
1x USB-C 3.1 with power delivery & DisplayPort
1 Full size SD card reader v6.0
3.5mm headphone/microphone combo jack
Wedge-shaped lock slot
AudioQuad-speaker design
Dual microphone array
WirelessKiller Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2×2)
Bluetooth 5
Camera720p with Windows Hello
DimensionsHeight: 18mm (0.71″) x Width: 344.72mm (13.57″) x Depth: 230.14mm (9.06″)
Weight4 lbs. (1.83 kg) for non-touch with 56Whr battery
4.5 lbs. (2.05 kg) for touch with 86Whr battery

DELL XPS 15 9500 2020

$ 3,220
  • High Performance

Laptop Dell’s XPS 15 9500 continues to be crowd-pleasers. With its eye-catching, slim new design and photo-editing-friendly performance, display, and feature set, the latest 15-inch model can hold its own as a less powerful — much cheaper — an alternative to a 16-inch MacBook Pro ($2,399 at Apple). It’s well worth a look if that’s how you roll, though you might want to consider the new 17-inch XPS 17 instead for the bigger screen. Both are still premium-priced, and likely not worth the money if all you need is a pretty work clamshell, not a serious workhorse. 

Dell has given its top-tier XPS 15 laptop a makeover for 2020, with a redesigned chassis and updated specifications. It’s a sturdy but powerful 15.6-inch laptop that can accommodate up to 1TB of storage, and a 4K UHD+ (3840 x 2400) touch screen. But how much of an advance is it on its predecessor?


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