XPS 15 (2019) - The Best They Can Do

  • čas přidán 7. 08. 2019
  • Dave2D review of the 2019 Dell XPS 15 7590 with an OLED. The i9-9980HK is a beast but the thermal limitations of the chassis are still here.
    XPS 15 - amzn.to/2OH60QJ
    The new OLED 4k display panel is VERY bright and colorful. Awesome for content creation. Overwatch and other moderately demanding games run at a good frame rate on the GTX 1650. The 2019 XPS 15 is still an excellent laptop for content creation but the thermal design of the laptop holds it back
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  • Dave Lee
    Dave Lee  Před měsícem +744

    XPS 15 one of the game changers of the industry. It's on it's last legs now but it's still REALLY good for some users. Would you use this?

    • Ian LeCheminant
      Ian LeCheminant Před dnem

      I use my 9570 everyday. It's great running Adobe, Cubase and Pro Tools. 32 gigs of RAM in a 4lbs package is awesome.

    • Peterson Family
      Peterson Family Před 4 dny

      @swag bonds How do you like the G7?

    • Mridul Rathi
      Mridul Rathi Před 11 dny

      Do the new hp spectre 15t pleaaaase it's got the 9th gen processors now along with gtx 1650

    • Annie A.
      Annie A. Před 18 dny

      Can you make a review for ASUS ROG Strix G531GT-AL048

    • Rossboe1
      Rossboe1 Před 24 dny

      I need a good laptop for music production, any ideas?

  • Hot Club of the Mountains
    Hot Club of the Mountains Před 15 hodinami

    I bought a Dell XPS 15 in March 2019. It is sits in a box in my basement. SD card reader hardware never worked. Return for repair fixed the card reader but came back with failed fingerprint reader and a cooling fan that stays on high speed only. 40 hours working with Dell tech support wanted my time and my $1600. Do not buy.

  • Matt Hoffman
    Matt Hoffman Před dnem

    What is the best 4K laptop to buy right now?

    Mk RED HOOD Před 2 dny

    How do you sort out the heating problem

  • El Keksos
    El Keksos Před 2 dny +1

    Funny thing...the additional vrm cooling is just on the i9 models.

  • Toni Rocks
    Toni Rocks Před 2 dny

    @dave lee and fellow youtubers, I am looking for a matte/non-glossy or glare screen laptop. Seems like all laptops the past few years have been made with glossy screens. Please direct me towards a light weight (aka less than 4 lbs; most probably non-gaming laptops) with matte a screen. (:

  • Stephen Eastwood
    Stephen Eastwood Před 2 dny +1

    what would you recommend for 6 and light 8k video editing? MSI, ASUS, Dell?

    • Estadr Adaber
      Estadr Adaber Před 6 hodinami

      Stephen Eastwood well it depends on what specs the laptop has but for 8k footage you need a lot of power. MSI and ASUS are good options for laptops and Dell although looks good on paper the build quality doesnt impress me and usually has a short life. If you want a thin laptop with less performance MSI is very good at it but if you want a lot of power ASUS has very thick machines that have lots of power but I recommend using a desktop to edit 6 and 8k video editing for the best performance

  • AmpEdition
    AmpEdition Před 3 dny

    what the hell is dell thinking? they give you a beast cpu with a lackluster gpu? needs atleast a 1660ti

  • Zombie Gambino
    Zombie Gambino Před 4 dny +2

    What is your opinion on this laptop as an alternative to the standard MacBook Pro for running music production software? In my research it appears this laptop is the best competition

  • H Walls
    H Walls Před 4 dny

    Also , the keyboard on these latest XPS 13 or 15 are low travel and not that pleasant to type on. A lot of people share my opinion, but I have never heard you mention it. why?

  • H Walls
    H Walls Před 4 dny

    You know some of you reviewers need to better define exactly what you mean by "gaming Laptops" and please try to be consistent. Some of your reviews of gaming laptops actually sound like they are not gaming laptops according to the standards you apply to this machine and others, including the thermal issues which can of course occur even without gaming on the so called non gaming machines. I have never had a so called " gaming machine" but have played some games at acceptable frame rates without overheating nevertheless. If you are someone who plays games obsessively, which I think is probably an obsessive personality and then yes, maybe you need a so called gaming laptop, if you can find one without thermal issues and you are only satisfied with the highest frame rates. For most of us that is not the case. So for some of us yes the XPS 15, or even lesser equipped machines are fine for the casual gamer and the not so casual gamer in some instances, but just not for the overly obsessive gamer who spends most of their waking hours gaming, which to me is bordering on a serious neurosis. Hopefully that is not the case for most of us who are a little more stable emotionally. I could say my Dell precision 3800 is a gaming laptop to the extent that I can play most games I like at a acceptable frame rate without any thermal problems. Do you get what I mean. So again you need to elaborate further and provide greater clarity on what you mean when you say a "gaming Laptop:. You and other reviewers as well. That said, I generally enjoy your reviews and I think overall you do a good job.

  • Randolph de Leon
    Randolph de Leon Před 4 dny

    Hey everyone, need a little help in choosing best laptop for photo/video. I'm stumped between 2019 Dell XPS15, 2019 MacBook Pro 15-inch, and Lenovo Legion. I'm not so much of a tech person, not well versed in tech jargons, so I'd appreciate simpler terms to help me decide. Thank you.

  • varanasi Deepak
    varanasi Deepak Před 4 dny +1

    Would this device be appropriate for scientific modelling and simulation building - something that demands performance ? If not, may I please ask for anyone’s suggestion for a 2 in 1 convertible laptop that meets the performance requirements?
    Also, is this XPS convertible - I.e., can it be flipped to take notes on it?

  • Lucian Andries
    Lucian Andries Před 4 dny

    what if I play CS GO or LOL occasionally?

  • Aziz Khlid
    Aziz Khlid Před 5 dny

    I hope that you consider architectural design softwares like ( 3dsmax , revit, rihno...etc) that requires heavy work and renderings when you are reviewing laptops, coz your the most tech channels that I trust on youtube .. thx for the great work.

  • Manohar Thorat
    Manohar Thorat Před 5 dny

    Hey is MSI gaming GL63 is good choice for budget video editing laptop ? ( for premiere pro )
    If yes kindly suggest why
    If not plz suggest some alternative in that or below price range .
    Thank you :)

  • Isabelle Feliciani
    Isabelle Feliciani Před 6 dny

    Hey Dave,
    I have the option between an XPS 15 (I7 9750H, GTX 1650, 8GB RAM, 60hz FHD IPS)
    or Razer Blade 15 2018 (I7 8750H, GTX 1060 MAX Q, 16GB RAM, 144hz)
    Main use will be digital art/moderate 3D work in blender/maya with light/moderate gaming on the side.
    Which will I be better off getting? The XPS is £1499 and the Blade £1600-ish.
    I think for me it comes down to the screen quality but I'm not sure which has the edge here?

    • Humza Siddiqui
      Humza Siddiqui Před 2 dny

      The razer blade won't last for more than two years ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • rafikozz
    rafikozz Před 6 dny

    This Xps 15 or a lenovo x1 extreme?

  • Aditya Lakshmipathy
    Aditya Lakshmipathy Před 8 dny

    Please do an XPS vs Lenovo Carbon x17th gen

  • Gianni Van den Bosch
    Gianni Van den Bosch Před 8 dny +4

    “Not a gaming laptop”
    Wahaha -a surprised xps 15 9560 gamer

  • Hoang Le
    Hoang Le Před 9 dny

    So do I should get the OLED for video editing? Not the IPS Touchscreen.

    JOACHIM Před 10 dny

    The only games I play are need for speed and NBA 2k19. (I don't game regularly)
    Would this laptop be able to handle these game?
    Pls reply.

    • babita saha
      babita saha Před 7 dny

      @JOACHIM yes but at what resolution exactly you want to play?

      JOACHIM Před 7 dny

      @babita saha Bro are you sure?

    • babita saha
      babita saha Před 7 dny


  • Alex Petrov
    Alex Petrov Před 10 dny

    Returned to Dell this piece of crap. Unit that I got has had lots of issues. Not what I was expecting for from a laptop worth over $2k. No thanks!

  • Jeremy Dela Rosa
    Jeremy Dela Rosa Před 11 dny

    Sup mr. David' for a guy starting out? For video editing what can you recommend budget 1600 to 2000 cad. Please reply lol. Thanks.

  • Kobe Bryant
    Kobe Bryant Před 11 dny

    if i get the 4k model and scale down to FHD, will it improve battery life?

  • Palmetto Z71
    Palmetto Z71 Před 11 dny +2

    I game on my xps15
    Total War
    Ghost recon wildlands on high
    Forza horizon 4
    They all run fine I have a 9560 with 1080p, i7,HTC 1050

  • Daniel Mahathir
    Daniel Mahathir Před 12 dny

    stop trying to protect a garbage product. 4th iteration and still limitations? dell engineers are smoking weed and lazy to innovate. do u want to be the next nokia?. come on guys. wake up

  • Siddhanth Mirpuri
    Siddhanth Mirpuri Před 13 dny

    Hey Dave, planning to purchase this in a FHD IPS panel config with thee 97WHr battery mainly for university do do my assignments, Netflix, and edit some photos. I only play CS:Go, do you think it'll perform ok?

  • saund
    saund Před 13 dny

    would the xps be good for music production?

  • Puspal Sen
    Puspal Sen Před 13 dny

    @Dave Lee Please give a full review of Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7591), is it right choice for Graphic Designer...?

  • Mahmood Muhamad
    Mahmood Muhamad Před 13 dny

    Would a cooling pad resolve these issues?

  • Mahmood Muhamad
    Mahmood Muhamad Před 13 dny

    Does it have the same thermal issues for casual gaming (720p on the core i 5)??

  • Amer Mh
    Amer Mh Před 14 dny

    Wallpaper link please.

  • Hellrizer USA
    Hellrizer USA Před 14 dny

    I believe I deserve a cookie

  • Skull Greymon
    Skull Greymon Před 15 dny


  • zeke bukovansky
    zeke bukovansky Před 15 dny +1

    I get like 2 hours on my xps 15 and I use it to play rust

  • StreetHitzEnt
    StreetHitzEnt Před 15 dny

    I feel like your whole review was based off of playing games. Most people that are in the market for an XPS 15 are looking for a powerhouse portable workstation. There are plenty of cheaper options for "gaming laptops" which this is not so your review was kind of irrelevant. You should've focused on what and who it was designed for

  • orbitalsatellite
    orbitalsatellite Před 15 dny

    Here's what I've been going through with DELL...

    I bought a XPS 9560 but it had video software glitches which Dell couldn't fix remotely (Pro Support), multiple times. They offered a replacement but that would've meant no laptop for Uni which was not an option. So, I had to make a second purchase. The second one finally arrived and it was USED, with a DIRTY palmrest, USED CORD, and a BENT SCREEN (it bowed in the middle). Someone had clearly used and abused it and I couldn't believe that Dell would send me something like this as a whole separate purchase. Of course, they denied that they send used laptops and then I had to prove they did, so I sent photos, etc, and waited for THEIR decision. By now I'm over five grand out of pocket and still using the first faulty laptop. They offer a replacement for the second purchase and guess what, it has the same software glitches as the first and again (!!) a bowed screen. AGAIN, I had to prove it with pics and multiple emails. I was so disgusted! In the end I got a full refund but the whole process was pathetic. I spoke to so many people until I was offered a refund.

    CUT TO: Last December. A few months had passed and the bad taste had worn off a bit. So, I decided to buy a XPS 9570 and give those blowhards another chance (because I love the look and feel of the XPS - if only they could send me one that worked!). Well, all was fine until three months later when the speakers malfunctioned (I was getting a tinny/ broken type sound). Several remote sessions later, I had new issues, malfunctioning fingerprint sensor, video software glitches AGAIN (this time a pale brown pixelated split screen effect as opposed to the random red and green pixels the previous time), and some other problems. After many more remote sessions than last year, they refused to offer a replacement, citing the next one would "probably have a problem". LOL! In other words, they were blaming me for the issues their laptops had. The previous incident had already been stressing me out which made Uni all the more stressful and yet again the same thing was happening. They were convinced the speaker failure was software related but every attempt to fix it (by them) was a BIG FAIL. It took months until they offered a refund but NO REPLACEMENT, which is probably for the best! By this stage I had spoken to at least thirty people and had to wait weeks for them to offer a fair outcome, which was an unnecessary fight on my behalf since they were refusing to take responsibility. Oh, by the way, they offered to replace the speakers in house, with refurbished speakers. YEAH, that's what I paid thousands for. This whole saga has been affecting my studies because as any of you know, who are doing a major degree, studies are stressful enough. It's amazing I have a H2 average but I've had to take leave because of all the stress.

    If I counted every email and phone call, I would say there were between one and two hundred interactions all up. Also, I was called by an individual who said she would be my last port of call. But nope, I spoke to at least ten people after her. What a joke.

    Dell's customer service is truly a disgrace (apart from the kind reps I spoke to, who did try to help), but the unseen higher employees calling the shots really make me want to PUKE!

    Every word I've stated is 100% TRUTH. Ignore anyone who tries to challenge what I've said since they are either lucky recipients of working units or Dell employees. I won't be responding to anyone, I just wanted to let people know what I've experienced, so if you're looking for an argument, go fish. It's such a shame because I actually still only prefer the XPS. The look and feel of it is so great. But my experiences have been shockingly awful.

  • A S
    A S Před 15 dny

    How about the IPS touch display vs this OLED?

    • StreetHitzEnt
      StreetHitzEnt Před 15 dny

      OLED all day if you do any kind of editing

  • Movie Clips
    Movie Clips Před 16 dny

    You are a spoiled brat 🙂

  • Manoj
    Manoj Před 17 dny

    Good short review. I don't play games at all but 4k video editing mainly on davinci resolve and filmora9. I had pulled trigger yesterday on the 9750h fhd base model for $1100 final price after some discounts and cash backs since it was very tempting after selling my mid 2014 macbook prod 13inch. Ofcourse I will put 16gb memory on it. I hope I will like it, from what you just mentioned. Will I need repasting for 4k video editing alone? Or should this be just fine out of the box after BIOS updtae which they claim fixed the thermal throttling.
    I intend to plug this into my lg 4k monitor when I am at home. That was one of the reasons I didn't bother about the 4k variant.
    HP Spectre X360 15t looks good for the price ($1400 for a 4k lcd 16gb 256gb ssd) , but you cannot open the back so not upgradeable at all

  • MCgranat999
    MCgranat999 Před 18 dny

    Soo... could you game on it with an egpu?

  • 学阳Sun
    学阳Sun Před 18 dny

    Idk Much stuff bout laptops... but is this good for adobe heavy user ? Like 4k editing...

    • Nicolas Andre
      Nicolas Andre Před 18 dny

      Yes. I'm using it professionally for years now and i never had problems with adobe. My first gen XPS 15 (after the redesign) starts to run hot on 3D-Modelling programs like rhino though.

  • jake jackobson
    jake jackobson Před 18 dny

    PUDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! where my dota 2 fans

  • Vic Morquecho
    Vic Morquecho Před 18 dny

    hi Dave, i'm an architect and 've been stuggling between the decision of a laptop, i've been reading about the benefits and differences between the Quadro and the RTX cards, but i also have encountered myself qith different opinions between creators about the architecture on the cards and so on... could you help a fan out here?
    thx anyways! big fan!

  • Nicko Olonan
    Nicko Olonan Před 19 dny

    Watching this on my DELL XPS 15 9570

  • Arman Shirazi
    Arman Shirazi Před 19 dny +1

    Does really no one gana talk bout the really great intro ?!

  • John Taylor
    John Taylor Před 20 dny +1

    Very intelligent commentary as, unlike many other XPS 15 reviews, it does drill down on the weaknesses. The XPS 15 is lovely, but is has grown complacent.

  • Afzal Khan
    Afzal Khan Před 21 dnem

    Hi sir, I am an architect I wanna buy a laptop, I saw a video about Acer predator helios 300 I liked that can I buy that for architecture?

  • Saad Hassan
    Saad Hassan Před 21 dnem

    all tech companies need to suspend all their innovations till they freaking find out a way to expand the battery life of every kind of device up to 2 days. I am sick of these 6-7 batteries that actually last 2 hours the moment you try to do something even a little heavy

  • ReFlex360
    ReFlex360 Před 22 dny +1

    Third Class, My HP Zbook x360 G5 is better than this.... :)

  • Mark Ronald Codilla
    Mark Ronald Codilla Před 22 dny

    Please review the new ASUS ROG STRIX/HERO

  • Alaa' Barghouth
    Alaa' Barghouth Před 22 dny +9

    Bro review the new XPS 13 2in1 its the best ultra book, larger screen and 2.5x fasterr!!!

  • Poppz Instrumentals
    Poppz Instrumentals Před 22 dny

    What laptop does not throttle

  • Ruben Maesfranckx
    Ruben Maesfranckx Před 22 dny +1

    is the OLED version also a touchscreen? On the site it only specifies that the regular IPS panels have touch.

    • Ruben Maesfranckx
      Ruben Maesfranckx Před 21 dnem

      @trakrekkid it is annoying indeed... I will still go for the OLED though, I've survived without a touchscreen laptop for this long so it's not that big of a deal

    • trakrekkid
      trakrekkid Před 22 dny +1

      Yeah the oled is non touch on xps 15. It's annoying because there are touch oleds on other laptops.

  • Poppz Instrumentals
    Poppz Instrumentals Před 22 dny

    Dave should I get the razer blade or xps for music production???

    • Imprxmptuu
      Imprxmptuu Před 22 dny +1

      Poppz Instrumentals Razer, mainly because of better specs.

  • musicPhilsgood
    musicPhilsgood Před 23 dny

    I get so mad looking at these new laptops, they aint worth 20 bucks.. I see you have a wireless mouse in your usb port. Excellent. A little memory stick flash drive in the other one and your maxed out. No room for an ilok, no room for a chord to go to a box to record music from. No cool acting real fast shove a printer cable in and print. Just one usb port free. hmm. Why do people buy laptops? I have to consider getting a desktop now are you kidding me?? My old laptop had 4 usb ports and a blue ray player. A battery that set it up so it could cool and you can buy and replace or slide in and out if you got bsod. I've said all this before, I guess I'll just have to get a grandpa computer so I can freaking hook a guitar to it to record are you kidding me.

    • Rein B.
      Rein B. Před 23 dny

      why not just get a usb hub?

  • sivan ferna
    sivan ferna Před 23 dny

    ThinkPad X1 extreme is clearly better

  • Shreyas Pai
    Shreyas Pai Před 24 dny

    Those dark tube ends are diverting our concentration and causing irritation !!😵😵

  • Dmarea Robinson
    Dmarea Robinson Před 25 dny

    !!! I have been watching countless laptop review videos and I am stuck between buying a fully upgraded laptop or buying a cheaper laptop and adding the components that I would like. I have a budget of $2500 (2700 max). !!! I would appreciate if someone that has experience with laptops could provide some suggestions.