Dell XPS 15 7590 vs. Surface Pro 9: Full specs comparison

The following is a comprehensive comparison of the Dell XPS 15 7590 and Surface Pro 9 specifications, including details on CPU, memory, storage, battery life, display quality, and other features.

Dell XPS 15 7590 Pros

Reasons that Dell XPS 15 7590 is better than Surface Pro 9.

Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to Nvidia Quadro GTX 1650 4GB GDDR6 vs. integrated

19% larger display

Dell XPS 15 7590 has a 15.6-inch screen size 19% larger than the 13-inch Surface Pro 9.

Display size
Dell XPS 15 7590
15.6-inch
Surface Pro 9
13-inch
Has four more ports and slots

Dell XPS 15 7590 has more ports and slots count than the Surface Pro 9. It has nine versus five amount of ports and slots on the Surface Pro 9.

PortsDell XPS 15 7590Surface Pro 9
Battery gauge buttonYesNo
full-size SD card slotYesNo
HDMIYesNo
headphone jackYesNo
lock slotYesNo
power portYesNo
SSD slotNoYes
Surface ConnectNoYes
Surface Type Cover portNoYes
Thunderbolt 3YesNo
Thunderbolt 4NoYes x2
USB-AYes x2No
Total95
Much better versatile connectivity

Dell XPS 15 7590 has better versatile I/O connectivity than the Surface Pro 9. It has six versus one commonly used port and slot on the Surface Pro 9.

PortsDell XPS 15 7590Surface Pro 9
full-size SD card slotYesNo
HDMIYesNo
headphone jackYesNo
power portYesNo
Thunderbolt 3YesNo
Thunderbolt 4NoYes
USB-AYesNo

Surface Pro 9 Pros

Reasons that Surface Pro 9 is better than Dell XPS 15 7590.

Significantly newer manufacturing

2022 vs. 2019

Supports faster memory

Surface Pro 9 supports a faster memory speed than the Dell XPS 15 7590. It supports up to 5200MHz versus 2666MHz of system memory on the Dell XPS 15 7590.

Memory type and speed
Surface Pro 9 - LPDDR5
5,200 MHz
Dell XPS 15 7590 - DDR4
2,666 MHz
About 52% lighter

Surface Pro 9 weighed 1.94 pounds, 52% lighter than the 4 pounds Dell XPS 15 7590.

WeightDell XPS 15 7590Surface Pro 9
Pound
4 lbs.
1.94 lbs.
Kilogram
1.81 kg
0.88 kg

Key Similars

Similar characteristics share between Dell XPS 15 7590 and Surface Pro 9.

Similar CPU performance

Both laptops has a similar multi-core CPU performance score.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Dell XPS 15 7590 - Intel Core i9-9980HK
6,504
Surface Pro 9 - Intel Core i7-1255U
6,415
Surface Pro 9 - Intel Core i7-1265U
6,336
Surface Pro 9 - Intel Core i5-1235U
5,715
Surface Pro 9 - Intel Core i5-1245U
5,700
Dell XPS 15 7590 - Intel Core i7-9750H
4,880
Dell XPS 15 7590 - Intel Core i5-9300H
3,308
Supports the same maximum memory size of up to 32GB

Both laptops supports up to 32GB of system memory.

Max system memory size
Dell XPS 15 7590
32 GB
Surface Pro 9
32 GB

Prices

Here are the latest price updates and offers for both devices.

Dell XPS 15 7590 Price
Dell 2019 XPS 15 7590 Laptop 15.6-inch Intel i7-9750H NVIDIA GTX 1650 512GB SSD 16GB RAM FHD 1920x1080 500-Nits Windows 10 PRO (Renewed)
Dell 2019 XPS 15 7590 Laptop 15.6-inch Intel i7-9750H NVIDIA GTX 1650 512GB SSD 16GB RAM FHD 1920x1080 500-Nits Windows 10 PRO (Renewed)
By Dell
$724.98
Dell XPS 15 7590 15.6 Inch 4K UHD Non-Touch 512GB SSD 2.6GHz i7 16GB RAM (6-Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GTX 1650, Windows 10 Home) Silver XPS7590-7992SLV-PUS
Dell XPS 15 7590 15.6 Inch 4K UHD Non-Touch 512GB SSD 2.6GHz i7 16GB RAM (6-Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GTX 1650, Windows 10 Home) Silver XPS7590-7992SLV-PUS
By Dell
$1,698.00
Dell XPS 15 7590 15.6 Core I7-9750H 32GB RAM 1TB PCIe SSD 4K OLED Non-Touch (3840X2160) NVIDIA GTX 1650 4GB Windows 10 Home (Renewed)
Dell XPS 15 7590 15.6 Core I7-9750H 32GB RAM 1TB PCIe SSD 4K OLED Non-Touch (3840X2160) NVIDIA GTX 1650 4GB Windows 10 Home (Renewed)
By Dell
$1,197.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 Price
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 (2022), 13" 2-in-1 Tablet & Laptop, Thin & Lightweight, Intel 12th Gen i5 Fast Processor for Multi-Tasking, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage with Windows 11, Sapphire Microsoft Copilot
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 (2022), 13" 2-in-1 Tablet & Laptop, Thin & Lightweight, Intel 12th Gen i5 Fast Processor for Multi-Tasking, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage with Windows 11, Sapphire Microsoft Copilot
By Microsoft
$861.00
$1,099.99 22% OFF
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 13" Touch-Screen Intel Core i5-16GB Memory - 256GB SSD Platinum
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 13" Touch-Screen Intel Core i5-16GB Memory - 256GB SSD Platinum
By Microsoft
$944.98
$1,049.99 10% OFF
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 (2022), 13" 2-in-1 Tablet & Laptop, Thin & Lightweight, Intel 12th Gen i5 Fast Processor for Multi-Tasking, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage with Windows 11, Sapphire (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 (2022), 13" 2-in-1 Tablet & Laptop, Thin & Lightweight, Intel 12th Gen i5 Fast Processor for Multi-Tasking, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage with Windows 11, Sapphire (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$649.99

Availability

Dell XPS 15 7590Surface Pro 9
Released20192022
Release DateAnnounced on May 28th, 2019 (Dell Computex 2019)
  • Introduced: October 12, 2022
  • Pre-ordered: October 12, 2022
  • Released: October 25, 2022
PricingStarting at $999.99 (OLED start at $1,899.99)Starting at $999.99
Generations

Exterior

Dell XPS 15 7590Surface Pro 9
Size Comparison
Dell XPS 15 7590Surface Pro 9
Dimensions14.06 x 9.27 x 0.45 - 0.66 in (357 x 235 x 11 - 17 mm)
Width: 14.06” (357 mm)
Depth: 9.27” (235 mm)
Height: 0.45 - 0.66” (11 - 17 mm)
11.3” x 8.2” x 0.37” (287 mm x 208 mm x 9.3 mm)
Weight
  • 3-cell battery models: 4 lb (1.8 kg)
  • 6-cell battery models: 4.5 lb (2.0 kg)
1.94 lb (879 g)
Colors
  • Silver (CNC machined aluminum with carbon fiber composite palm rest in black)
Sapphire Forest Platinum Graphite
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard; 1.3mm travel.
  • 4.13 x 3.15 in (105 mm x 80 mm) touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
  • Not included.
  • Compatible with 
    Surface Pro Signature Keyboard Surface Pro X Keyboard
  • Type Cover Features:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12)
    • 4 directional keys; Windows, Brightness and Media Controls Keys;
    • LED backlighting
  • Trackpad:
    • Precision glass trackpad.
    • Trackpad size: 4 x 2 inches (101.6 mm x 50.8 mm)
    • Supports a five-finger multitouch gesture.
  • Surface Slim Pen Storage
    • Magnetic dock
    • Automatically wireless charge Surface Slim Pen

Display

Dell XPS 15 7590Surface Pro 9
Size15.6 Inches13 Inches
Info
  • 15.6-inch FHD non-touchscreen
    1920 x 1080, IPS, 141 PPI, 500-nit brightness 100% sRGB, InfinityEdge Anti-Glare, Non-touch support.
  • 15.6-inch UHD IPS touchscreen
    3840 x 2160, IPS, 282 PPI, 500-nit brightness, 100% AdobeRGB, InfinityEdge Anti-Reflective, Touch support.
  • 15.6-inch UHD OLED non-touchscreen
    3840 x 2160, OLED, 282 PPI, 400-nit brightness, 100% DCI-P3, InfinityEdge Anti-Reflective, Non-touch support.
  • 13” PixelSense™ Flow Display
  • Resolution: 2880 x 1920
    5.53M Pixels.
  • Density: 267 PPI
  • Color profile: sRGB and Vivid
  • Dynamic refresh rate: up to 120Hz
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Contrast ratio: 1200:1
  • Touch: 10-point multi-touch
  • Brightness: 450 nits maximum (typical), 2 nits minimum
  • Gorilla® Glass 5
  • Adaptive Color
  • Auto Color Management supported
  • Dolby Vision IQ™ support

Ports

Dell XPS 15 7590Surface Pro 9
Dell XPS 15 7590 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Left (5)
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 3
    40 Gpbs, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), PCIe Gen 3 x4, DisplayPort 1.2, Power Delivery
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.0
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
  • 1 x power port
Right (4)
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x full-size SD card slot
  • 1 x lock slot
  • 1 x Battery gauge button
Left (2)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Power Delivery
Right (1)
  • 1 x Surface Connect
    Charging, Docking
Bottom (1)
  • 1 x Surface Type Cover port
Under Kickstand (1)
  • 1 x SSD slot
    M.2 2230 NVMe slot

Internal Specs

Dell XPS 15 7590Surface Pro 9
Processor
  1. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-9300H
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.40 → 4.10 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 45W
  2. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.60 → 4.50 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  3. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9980HK
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.40 → 5.00 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 45W
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1235U
    10 cores, 12 threads, 1.30 → 4.40 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1255U
    10 cores, 12 threads, 1.70 → 4.70 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
  3. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1245U
    10 cores, 12 threads, 1.60 → 4.40 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
  4. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1265U
    10 cores, 12 threads, 1.80 → 4.80 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
Integrated Graphics
  1. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-9300H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1050 MHz
  2. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1150 MHz
  3. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9980HK
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1250 MHz
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1235U
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, → 1200 MHz
  2. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1255U
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, → 1250 MHz
  3. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1245U
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, → 1200 MHz
  4. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1265U
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, → 1250 MHz
Memory
  • 8 GB 16 GB 32 GB
    2666 MHz Dual-channel DDR4 RAM.
8GB 16GB 32GB
5200 MHz LPDDR5 RAM
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 (Optional)
    Turning Architecture, 4GB GDDR5 128-bit, 1395 → 1560 MHz, 1024 CUDA Cores.
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Storage
  • 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB 2TB
    M.2 2280 PCIe® 3x4 NVMe™ SSD, Up to 32 Gbps.
128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Removable SSD.
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Connectivity

Dell XPS 15 7590Surface Pro 9
Wi-Fi
  • Rivet Killer AX1650
    Up to 2400 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g, WiFi-4 (802.11n), WiFi-5 (802.11ac), WiFi-6 (802.11ax)
Wi-Fi 6E: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Rivet Killer AX1650 › Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Wireless 5.1 technology

Battery

Dell XPS 15 7590Surface Pro 9
Size
  • 3-cell smart lithium-ion 56 Wh
  • 6-cell smart lithium-ion 97 Wh
  • 47.7 Wh
    Nominal battery capacity.
  • 46.5 Wh
    Minimum battery capacity.
Battery Life
  • Up to 20 hours and 30 minutes
* Tested on FHD panel with 97 Wh.
Up to 15.5 hours of typical device usage
Power Supply130 W power adapter
Power rated at 19.50VDC/6.67A.
  • 60W power supply with USB-A (5W) (65W total)
  • Supports Fast Charge (0-80% in about one hour)

Software

Dell XPS 15 7590Surface Pro 9
OS
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro
Upgradable to Windows 11
Consumer models
  • Windows 11 Home
Business models
  • Windows 11 Pro, Windows 10 Pro
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
  • Preloaded Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Microsoft 365 Family 30-day trial
  • Preloaded Xbox app
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate one-month trial

Camera & Audio

Dell XPS 15 7590Surface Pro 9
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    Top-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
  • 10.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD and 4K video
Audio
  • Stereo speakers professionally tuned with Waves MaxxAudio® Pro
  • Two speakers (2W x 2 = 4W total)
  • Dual-array microphones
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • 2W stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos®

Misc

Dell XPS 15 7590Surface Pro 9
Inking-
  • Designed for Surface Slim Pen 2
  • Supports Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP)
    4096 levels of pressure Tilt sensing Best in class latency Paper feel 0.1mm precision magnetic storage
  • Supports Tactile signals with Surface Slim Pen 2
  • The integrated storage and wireless charging for Surface Slim Pen 2 with Surface Pro Signature Keyboard
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in the power button
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Ambient Color Sensor (brightness and color)
Security
  • Windows Hello with Fingerprint Sign in
  • Wedge-shaped lock
  • TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise-grade security and BitLocker support
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Windows 11 Secured-core PC
In the box-
  • Surface Pro 9
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty-1-year limited hardware warranty

Key Features

Dell XPS 15 7590Surface Pro 9
At Glance
Released in Mid
2019
16:9 4K UHD
15.6”
2160p OLED
Weight
4 lb
1.81 kg
Up to
Intel Core i9-9980HK
8C/16T, 2.40 → 5.00 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,114
Single Core
Geekbench 5
6,504
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics 630
24 Execution Units, 350 → 1250 MHz
Up to
32GB
2666 MHz DDR4
Dell XPS 15 7590 Ports
Nvidia Quadro
GTX 1650
4GB GDDR6
Released in Late
2022
3:2 2.8K
13”
1920p 60~120Hz
Weight
1.94 lb
0.88 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-1265U
10C/12T, 1.80 → 4.80 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,336
Single Core
Geekbench 5
6,336
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, → 1250 MHz
Configurable up to
32GB
5200 MHz LPDDR5
Starting at
$999.99
i5, 8GB, 128GB, Win 11 Home

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