Dell XPS 15 9570 Review – Design, Performance and Battery Life

Dell XPS 9570 Review
Dell XPS 9570 Review

The Dell XPS 15 has always been considered the best Ultrabook laptop because of its high performance with a glamorous and classy design. In this review, we will discuss the advantages of the Dell XPS 15 9570 laptop which is so appreciated? Let’s find out what it has.

I’ve seen a lot of people asking for reviews on the XPS 15 9570. To briefly explain why, we just have to look at the popularity of Design, Performance and Battery Life. Since the Dell XPS 15 was first released in early October 2015 until now, the XPS 15 has become more and more sought after. One of the main reasons OEMs like Dell send out review samples is to increase brand awareness and publicity. Of course they can rest assured that the device will get rave reviews in the market.

With the release of the Dell XPS 15 9570, Dell knew that interest in this device was at its peak and even exploited it to the point that they offered pre-order gift cards for the chance to be first in line to buy.

Although it is an upgrade from its predecessor, the Dell XPS 15 9570 is still an Ultrabook laptop with a display and performance capable enough to surprise users. Let’s review the Dell XPS 15 9570 through the article below.

Read also: Dell XPS 15 9560 Review

Dell XPS 9570 Specifications

Dell XPS 9570 Specifications
Dell XPS 9570 Specifications
Screen15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 (FHD), matte IPS IGZO, 400 Nits
ProcessorIntel Core i7-8750H
GraphicsNvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti Max-Q (4GB GDDR5)
Memory16GB
Storage 512GB SSD m.2 NVMe
ConnectionKiller Wireless AC-1535 (802.11ac, 2×2), Bluetooth 4.1, Fingerprint Scanner on Button
gate1x Thunderbolt 3 (x4 3.0 PCIe), 2 x USB 3.0, HDMI, 3.5 mm audio, SD card reader
BatteryCell 6 (97Wh)
Operating systemWindows
Size(H) 357 x (W) 235 x (D) 17 mm
Weight2 kg / 4.4 lbs (with 97WHr battery)
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If you are a person who often has to use advanced tasks with specialized software such as graphic design, video editing or video editing, this Dell XPS 15 9570 laptop will be the right choice for you. As mentioned above, the high-end Intel Core i7 8750H CPU enables smooth and fast processing of tasks.

Read also: Dell XPS 15 9550

The external memory can be expanded up to 32GB and the 512GB SSD hard drive can be expanded up to 1TB to increase the speed of data access, store huge amounts of data for manipulation, Processing jobs on applications is very simple, with no waiting time and no damage to the machine.

Design

Dell XPS 9570 Design
Dell XPS 9570 Design

Since the chassis is nearly identical to the XPS 15 9560 model, we directed you to that review for a more detailed picture of the design and build quality. The fingerprint scanner has been moved to the power button, the webcam is centered, and the Dell logo is embossed in lighter silver to match the XPS 13 9370 lid design.

One of the features of the Dell XPS 15 9570 line of laptops is their compact and attractive design. Like its predecessor, the 2018 version of the Dell XPS 9560 still inherits features such as a silver shell made of thick CNC aluminum and a black carbon fiber coating on the palm rest which brings a touch of elegance and luxury to the product.

The design of the 15.6-inch screen that almost overflows, makes the XPS 9570 as compact as a 14-inch machine but only weighs 1.8kg, very convenient for users to carry when going to work, or on business trips.

Read also: Dell XPS 15 9530

Screen Display

Like its predecessor, the 9570 is available with a non-touch matte FHD (1920 x 1080) or UHD (3,840 x 2,160) touchscreen panel protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The only difference this year is that the screen is 100 nits brighter than before (400 vs 300 nits). I’d like to see edge glass on a matte screen like the XPS 13 9370 has and a 1080p touch option like the XPS 15 9575 has, but Dell didn’t choose to offer either.

Since there are no other changes to the top assembly except for brightness, the same error caused for the 9550 and 9560 still persists, according to the report. Things to watch out for are uneven lighting, backlighting, and misaligned panels (the latter two are very common on FHD models).

The matte FHD panel in my unit is bright enough, going up to around 390, and has color distribution and is bright. In daily use so far, I’ve generally left it between 20-30%, as the peak brightness combined with the excellent matte finish means it’s always clearly visible. Given my past experience with the XPS 15 (FHD and UHD models), I was very impressed with the overall quality; there is a fairly dim rear light source, namely the lower left and right corners, as well as a little flow throughout the bottom. This panel appears to be almost entirely centered within the frame.

My only gripe with the FHD panel in this unit is that instead of the edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass design that the XPS 13 9370 uses for its FHD and UHD SKUs, the FHD display is still surrounded by a hard plastic rim. Feels and looks good but is relatively easy to scratch or get dirty. I’d also like to see an option for a touch version of the FHD frame like on the 9575.

Read also: Dell XPS 15 L521x

Keyboard

Dell XPS 9570 Keyboard.webp
Dell XPS 9570 Keyboard

The broadly and scientifically designed keyboard with moderate pressure creates a smooth and comfortable typing experience when entering text.

The XPS 13 9370 keyboard has a slight improvement over the 9360 through a slightly larger key surface and stronger response, a direct difference between the 9370 and 9570; The 9570’s keys feel a little softer.

The Dell XPS 15 9570 keyboard uses magnets to replace the side rubber pads, making key responses more responsive and accurate than conventional laptops. In addition, the key travel is quite short with wider key spacing.

It’s still a pretty good keyboard, and in my experience better than the competition. It’s definitely better than the late MacBook keyboards and beats the Asus ZenBook’s keyboard, which I found too claustrophobic and hard to hit. The Aero 15’s keyboard may have the best response of the 9570’s competitor, but it’s also out of focus, which is annoying when typing on your lap.

Read also: Dell XPS 15 L501x

Touchpad

XPS 15 9750 touchpad
XPS 15 9750 touchpad

The XPS 15 9750 touchpad is quite impressive with the ability to move very smoothly, interact with high precision.

The touchpad supports all precision gestures natively and works as expected for input on modern flagship devices.

The surface is glass and tracking is good, with my only drawback being that it’s quite easy to accidentally right-click rather than left, and there’s no way to completely get rid of the lag of inactivity forced on the touchpad after pressing a button.

This can be improved by increasing the overall sensitivity to “most sensitive”, but this can lead to unexpected behavior such as excessive cursor movement.

However, the matter was taken to Microsoft’s court, so Dell cannot be blamed for the Redmond company’s neglect and removal of critical Windows features.

Read also: Dell XPS 15 All In One Review

Connectivity

XPS 15 9750 Port
XPS 15 9750 Port

Similar to other product lines, Dell XPS 9570 is equipped with connectivity ports to support users’ work and entertainment needs such as headphone jack, USB Type A and C ports, HDMI port, and SD card reader.

Moreover, the XPS 9750 is also equipped with a fingerprint reader for maximum security. The wireless networking capabilities of this laptop are also highly appreciated.

Speaker

The audio speakers under the body produce clear, detailed sound quality and stable sound reproduction to ensure an impressive audio experience for users whether listening to music, watching movies or playing games.

Webcam

The machine’s webcam is integrated under the display with 720p resolution combined with a Windows Hello compatible infrared sensor. This makes it easier for users to use facial recognition sensors to log into Windows 10.

The resulting image is quite bright and detailed. But the quality is just enough for basic video chat. Colors look good, but the camera has issues with edges and surface textures, which look blurry, even in natural light.

Battery life

Another factor that cannot be overlooked when evaluating a Dell XPS 15 9570 laptop is the battery capacity. The machine is equipped with a sizable battery with a capacity of up to 97WHr that occupies almost the entire bottom area of the machine, enabling it to extend the usage time of basic office tasks to over 20 hours without plugging in.

Dell XPS 15 9570 heat dissipation performance evaluation

Using Dell Command Power Manager allows setting for 4 fan profiles, which (in theory) allows users to adjust fan operation to the level they are most comfortable with. The levels include Optimized (balanced), Cool (higher fan speed and CPU throttling), Silent (lower fan speed and CPU throttling) or Super Performance (most freedom with fan speed, CPU should at least throttle).

The fan usually shuts off at idle and light loads, running at a lower level when charging and at the second highest level when gaming. At 5000 rpm, the fans are quite noisy, so unless you use headphones or a powerful speaker system you should limit the FPS to 60 or use V-Sync to avoid excessive noise when playing games.

Security Features

The Dell XPS 15 9570 has a fingerprint sensor built-in in the power button, so you can secure the information and data on your laptop and unlock it quickly and easily.

Noise

Dell XPS 15 9570 when operating in idle mode, the cooling fan usually turns off. This is a plus for this generation of XPS, because the previous generation often made noise even when operating in idle mode. I noticed that compared to the 2017 XPS 15, the system noise has increased significantly. Its predecessor had about 30% louder noise at medium load and 11% more noise at full load.

When running the load for a short time (copying files), the noise level generated by the cooling fan is about 30.3 dB. The maximum noise measured is about 43 dB. In general, the noise generated by the engine is not too uncomfortable even if you are a noise sensitive person.

Read also: Dell XPS 15 7590 (2019) Review

Temperature

When inactive, the machine’s average surface temperature is around 28.7 degrees Celsius. When walking with heavy loads, the maximum temperature measured is up to 55 degrees Celsius in some areas. This temperature is considered relatively high compared to competitors in the same segment.

Price and Availability

Dell XPS 15 9750 Price
Dell XPS 15 9750 Price

The XPS 15 9570 is available in most countries direct from Dell, although standby times and configuration options vary by region. One suggestion: if you can’t find the configuration you want, try looking at XPS in the software for work, instead of the definition for home on Dell’s website and you may find there are plenty of configuration options. You can also check their availability on Darewoman (affiliate link) for further configuration options and faster delivery.

Prices range from US$999 for the most basic model with i5-8300H, 8GB RAM and 1TB HDD. and without a GPU it goes up to almost $2850 for the i9/32GB/1TB/4K UHD model.

There are currently no updated 9570 models, but if you wait a few months or so, we might see lower-priced demos on eBay, Amazon, and the like. A refurbished Dell is a great buy because it not only costs hundreds of dollars less, but it also comes with a free warranty upgrade.

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Read also: Dell XPS 15 9575 (2-in-1) Hybrid Laptop

Advantages and Disadvantages of Dell XPS 9570

A laptop cannot be perfect in all aspects, in addition to the advantages, the XPS 9570 also has some disadvantages that need to be considered:

Pron

  • Even though it maintains the same design language, it is still one of the most beautiful 15-inch ultrabooks
  • Although designed to be thin and light, it is still strong enough to carry an Intel Core i7 CPU for extreme performance.
  • Can serve various needs ranging from study, work to entertainment.
  • Competitive prices in its segment.
  • Full feature set

Cons

  • The keyboard hasn’t been improved much
  • The webcam is still placed at the lower limit, which is quite a hassle and it doesn’t support windows hello
  • Battery life still hasn’t improved much compared to the previous generation
  • Still only one m.2 slot and slow SSD write speed

Conclusion

It can be seen that the attractiveness of the XPS is still quite high, no matter how many years pass, the design or performance of the XPS will never go out of style. If you need a laptop that can study, work and play, the Dell XPS 9570 will be the first choice for you.

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