It's not uncommon for OEM system builders to refresh their products the moment new GPUs or CPUs are announced. Intel's recently announced 9th Gen Core mobile processor additions and NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1650 launch provided an opportunity to do that very thing, and Dell responded in kind by retooling its G5 and G7 series of gaming laptops. The even better news is, an overhauled XPS 15 is in now tow as well.
The new G5 and G7 configurations are available right now. They boast part selections from Intel's latest Core i9 processors, up to a Core i7-9750H. That particular SKU is a burly mobile processor with 6 cores and 12 threads clocked at 2.6GHz to 4.5GHz.
"This newest generation of Intel Core represents the world’s most powerful gaming laptop platform by optimizing software and hardware, including the latest NVIDIA GPUs, to help deliver a great end-to-end experience. The 9th Gen Intel Core CPU platform handles everything from demanding AAA games to taxing creative workloads like editing and rendering," Dell says.
In addition, the new systems are available with NVIDIA's latest GeForce GTX 16 series, including the just-announced GeForce GTX 1650 in mobile form. These are available to purchase right now, starting at $899.99 for a previous gen configuration, or $949.99 and up for the retooled configs. There are too many setups to list, but for $1,049.99, you can get a G7 15 laptop with a Core i5-9300H processor, GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, 8GB of DDR4-2666 memory, and 128GB M.2 NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD.
Dell is also in the process of updating its extremely popular XPS 15 series of premium laptops.
"As always, XPS is on the forefront of technology updates, and will be offering the latest Intel Core and NVIDIA processors with Dell XPS 15 in June. The world’s smallest 15.6-inch performance laptop packs power and a stunning InfinityEdge design. More details to come," Dell says.
We've specifically confirmed with Dell that the refreshed XPS 15 will sport new 9th Gen Core processors and NVIDIA's latest GeForce GTX 16 series Turing GPUs. What's also a welcome change is the relocation of the webcam. As Dell did with its XPS 13, the webcam is moving from the bottom of the display to the top, where it belongs. That means no longer showing off your nose hairs when on a conference call.
Pricing and specs for the XPS 15 will be announced at a later date. We'll keep you posted as we learn more and go hands-on very soon we're told.