Dell set to launch new XPS 15 with OLED display

Dell’s first OLED XPS laptop is ready to launch.

The much-anticipated 15.6-inch XPS 15 7590* will launch on June 27, a company spokesperson told me.

The 4K Ultra HD (3,840-by-2,160) OLED display — the first in the XPS line — boasts the benefits of OLED technology, including “self-lighting pixels” which switch off completely to achieve perfect black for significantly higher contrast, according to Dell.

Generally speaking, OLEDs also have the potential to extend battery life in dark mode because pixels are completely turned off, compared to LCDs which keep the pixels on whether in light or dark modes.

The XPS 15 7590 also offers a wide color range (100% DCI-P3). And the 4K display paired with Dolby Vision content can deliver highlights up to 40 times brighter and blacks up to 10 times darker, Dell said.

Other hardware includes the latest 9th Generation Intel Core processors with up to 8 cores and up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 graphics.

Other specs: Killer AX1650 networking hardware, which is built into Intel’s WiFi 6 chipset, delivering nearly 3x faster throughput than the previous generation in crowded environments, Dell said. Up to 64GB of memory, up to 2TB PCIe SSD, and long battery life, according to Dell.

Like all XPS designs, it sports a very thin top bezel, CNC machined aluminum and carbon fiber construction and Gorilla Glass.

Pricing for the XPS 15 starts at $999 but a well-equipped XPS 15 7590 with an OLED display will be considerably more.

Dell’s main rival, Hewlett-Packard, just released a Spectre x360 15 with an OLED touch display.

*The 7590 should not be confused with the 9570, a 15.6 inch XPS 15 with an LCD display.