Dell’s latest XPS 15 7590 comes with a 9th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, but it doesn’t have a dedicated GPU. Its actual start price is 1,100 U.S dollars and not suitable for gaming, however, the processor itself is perfectly fine to play games. It is important that Intel’s CPUs are good, but still falls behind both AMD and NVIDIA when we talk about graphics. The XPS 15 7590 can actually become a pretty capable gaming laptop because of the right specs inside it. This is an excellent and attractive laptop, but gaming is still a secondary feature. So, serious gamers will choose like an Alienware laptop.
The latest model now has a 9th Gen Intel Core i7 and Core i9 processor options. The price increase for the Core i9 model is such that gaming shouldn’t be your motivation for picking it up. You can also get the GTX 1650 4GB from NVIDIA, a step up from the GTX 1050 Ti of old. It’s very good for some solid 1080p gaming. If you are going to game, you should get the higher RAM and SSD storage from Dell or find it yourself. The GPU option is standard across the entire range, so you shouldn’t worry about there. Moreover, the 256GB SSD (solid-state drive) in the cheapest gaming-friendly model won’t go very far.
The new XPS 15 7590 has 8GB of RAM and it may also become limiting down the road. If you opt for this lower-cost model now, you can make the upgrades yourself. The XPS 15 is always very accommodating to SSD and RAM upgrades. It is noteworthy that 1TB NVMe SSDs are much more affordable now than even a year ago due to a recent drop in RAM prices. So, you can quite easily go up to 16GB or even 32GB without breaking the bank. There are a number of skins available for the XPS 15, but Dbrand is the place offering the color options. Lid skins are available from 25 U.S dollars and one can choose a number of colors and patterns.