Dell XPS 15 9520 vs. Dell XPS 15 7590: Full specs comparison

We have comprehensively analyzed the technical specifications for the Dell XPS 15 9520 and Dell XPS 15 7590 models. Our report includes intricate details such as the CPU, memory, storage, battery life, display quality, and other features.

Dell XPS 15 9520 Pros

Reasons that Dell XPS 15 9520 is better than Dell XPS 15 7590.

Significantly newer manufacturing

2022 vs. 2019

Much faster CPU performance

Intel Core i9-12900HK inside Dell XPS 15 9520 has a 99% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i9-9980HK inside Dell XPS 15 7590.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Dell XPS 15 9520 - Intel Core i9-12900HK
13,006
Dell XPS 15 9520 - Intel Core i7-12700H
11,774
Dell XPS 15 9520 - Intel Core i5-12500H
9,293
Dell XPS 15 7590 - Intel Core i9-9980HK
6,504
Dell XPS 15 7590 - Intel Core i7-9750H
4,880
Dell XPS 15 7590 - Intel Core i5-9300H
3,308
Supports larger memory

Dell XPS 15 9520 supports a larger memory capacity than the Dell XPS 15 7590. It supports up to 64GB versus 32GB of system memory on the Dell XPS 15 7590.

Max system memory size
Dell XPS 15 9520
64 GB
Dell XPS 15 7590
32 GB
Supports faster memory

Dell XPS 15 9520 supports a faster memory speed than the Dell XPS 15 7590. It supports up to 4800MHz versus 2666MHz of system memory on the Dell XPS 15 7590.

Memory type and speed
Dell XPS 15 9520 - DDR5
4,800 MHz
Dell XPS 15 7590 - DDR4
2,666 MHz

Dell XPS 15 7590 Pros

Reasons that Dell XPS 15 7590 is better than Dell XPS 15 9520.

Has three more ports and slots

Dell XPS 15 7590 has more ports and slots count than the Dell XPS 15 9520. It has nine versus six amount of ports and slots on the Dell XPS 15 9520.

PortsDell XPS 15 9520Dell XPS 15 7590
Battery gauge buttonNoYes
full-size SD card slotYesYes
HDMINoYes
headphone jackYesYes
lock slotYesYes
power portNoYes
Thunderbolt 3NoYes
Thunderbolt 4Yes x2No
USB-ANoYes x2
USB-CYesNo
Total69
More versatile connectivity

Dell XPS 15 7590 has better versatile I/O connectivity than the Dell XPS 15 9520. It has six versus four commonly used ports and slots on the Dell XPS 15 9520.

PortsDell XPS 15 9520Dell XPS 15 7590
full-size SD card slotYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
HDMINoYes
power portNoYes
Thunderbolt 3NoYes
Thunderbolt 4YesNo
USB-ANoYes
USB-CYesNo

Prices

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

Dell XPS 15 9520 Price
Dell XPS 15 9520 15.6" FHD+ (Intel 12th Gen 14-Core i7-12700H (Beat i9-11980HK), 64GB DDR5 RAM, 2TB PCIe SSD, RTX 3050) Business Laptop, Backlit, Fingerprint, Thunderbolt 4, Webcam, Win 11 Pro
Dell XPS 15 9520 15.6" FHD+ (Intel 12th Gen 14-Core i7-12700H (Beat i9-11980HK), 64GB DDR5 RAM, 2TB PCIe SSD, RTX 3050) Business Laptop, Backlit, Fingerprint, Thunderbolt 4, Webcam, Win 11 Pro
By Dell
$1,999.99
Dell XPS 15 9520 15.6" Laptop Intel Core i7-12700H(14-Core) 1TB PCIe SSD 32GB RAM FHD+ (1920x1200) 500 Nit RTX 3050 Windows 11 PRO
Dell XPS 15 9520 15.6" Laptop Intel Core i7-12700H(14-Core) 1TB PCIe SSD 32GB RAM FHD+ (1920x1200) 500 Nit RTX 3050 Windows 11 PRO
By Dell
$1,499.00
$2,029.00 26% OFF
Dell XPS 15 9520 (Latest Model) Intel 12th Gen Core i9-12900HK (14-CORE) 1TB PCIe SSD 32GB DDR5 RAM FHD+ Non Touch RTX 3050Ti Win 11 Pro (Renewed)
Dell XPS 15 9520 (Latest Model) Intel 12th Gen Core i9-12900HK (14-CORE) 1TB PCIe SSD 32GB DDR5 RAM FHD+ Non Touch RTX 3050Ti Win 11 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$2,224.77
Dell XPS 15 7590 Price
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
$1,696.99
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
$809.56
$871.97 7% OFF
Dell XPS 7590 Laptop 15.6 - Intel Core i7 9th Gen - i7-9750H - Six Core 4.5Ghz - 512GB SSD - 16GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell XPS 7590 Laptop 15.6 - Intel Core i7 9th Gen - i7-9750H - Six Core 4.5Ghz - 512GB SSD - 16GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$729.99

Availability

Dell XPS 15 9520Dell XPS 15 7590
Released20222019
Release DateAnnounced on March 25, 2022.Announced on May 28th, 2019 (Dell Computex 2019)
PricingWindows 11 Home
  • $1,439
    i5-12500H, 8GB, 512GB, Intel UHD, FHD+ Non-touch
Windows 11 Pro
  • $1,499
    i5-12500H, 8GB, 512GB, Intel UHD, FHD+ Non-touch
  • $1,599
    i5-12500H, 16GB, 512GB, Intel Iris Xe, FHD+ Non-touch
  • $1,949 
    i7-12700H, 16GB, 512GB, RTX 3050, FHD+ Non-touch
  • $2,049 
    i7-12700H, 16GB, 512GB, RTX 3050 Ti, FHD+ Non-touch
  • $2,349 
    i7-12700H, 16GB, 512GB, RTX 3050 Ti, 4K UHD+ Touch
  • $2,399 
    i9-12900HK, 16GB, 512GB, RTX 3050 Ti, FHD+ Touch
  • $2,699 
    i9-12900HK, 16GB, 512GB, RTX 3050 Ti, 3.5K OLED Touch
Starting at $999.99 (OLED start at $1,899.99)
Generations

Exterior

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Size Comparison
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Dimensions13.56” x 9.06” x 0.73” (344.40 x 230.10 x 18.54 mm)14.06 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)
Weight
  • 4.06 lb (1.84 kg)
    Non-touch with 56Wh.
  • 4.22 lb (1.92 kg)
    Non-touch with 86Wh.
  • 4.31 lb (1.96 kg)
    OLED touch with 86Wh.
  • 4.62 lb (2.10 kg)
    4K+ touch with 86Wh.
  • 3-cell battery models: 4 lb (1.8 kg)
  • 6-cell battery models: 4.5 lb (2.0 kg)
Colors
  • Platinum Silver exterior Black interior
  • CNC machined aluminum in platinum silver with carbon fiber composite palm rest in black
  • Edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 on the touch panel
  • Silver (CNC machined aluminum with carbon fiber composite palm rest in black)
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard.
  • Built-in Fingerprint Reader.
    On power button.
  • 5.94 x 3.54 in (150.90 mm x 90 mm) touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
  • 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.

Display

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Size15.6 Inches15.6 Inches
Info
  • 15.6” FHD+ Nontouch
    1920 x 1200 145 PPI 500 nits 16:10 100% sRGB 1650:1 60Hz Dolby Vision™️ Eyesafe®️ Anti-glare WVA 4.41 W
  • 15.6” 3.5K OLED Touch
    3456 x 2160 261 PPI 400 nits 16:10 100% DCI-P3 SDR (80000:1) HDR(124000:1) 60Hz DisplayHDR™️ 500TB Dolby Vision™️ Eyesafe®️ Anti-glare WVA 8.74 W
  • 15.6” 4K UHD+ Touch
    3840 x 2400 290 PPI 500 nits 16:10 100% AdobeRGB 94% DCI-P3 1600:1 60Hz DisplayHDR™️ 400 Dolby Vision™️ Eyesafe®️ Anti-glare WVA 10.4 W
  • 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.

Ports

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Dell XPS 15 9520 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Left (3)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Power Delivery
  • 1 x lock slot
Right (3)
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort, Power Delivery
  • 1 x full-size SD card slot
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
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

Internal Specs

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Processor
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12500H
    12 cores, 16 threads, 2.50 → 4.50 GHz, 18MB SmartCache, 45W
  2. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H
    14 cores, 20 threads, 2.30 → 4.70 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
  3. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900HK
    14 cores, 20 threads, 2.50 → 5.00 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
  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
Integrated Graphics
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12500H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  2. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1400 MHz
  3. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900HK
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1450 MHz
  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
Memory
4 GB 8 GB 16 GB 32 GB 64 GB
4800 MHz Dual-channel DDR5 RAM.
2 x SODIMM slots.
  • 8 GB 16 GB 32 GB
    2666 MHz Dual-channel DDR4 RAM.
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050
    Ampere Architecture 4GB GDDR6 128-bit 2304 CUDA Cores 40W
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti
    Ampere Architecture 4GB GDDR6 128-bit 2560 CUDA Cores 45W
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 (Optional)
    Turning Architecture, 4GB GDDR5 128-bit, 1395 → 1560 MHz, 1024 CUDA Cores.
Storage
256 GB 512 GB 1 TB 2TB 4TB 8TB
  PCIe Gen 4 x4 NVMe SSD.
Up to 64Gbps.
  • Storage slots: 2 x M.2 2230/2280 slots.
  • 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB 2TB
    M.2 2280 PCIe® 3x4 NVMe™ SSD, Up to 32 Gbps.

Connectivity

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Wi-FiIntel Killer 1675 (AX211)
Dual Band 2.4GHz/5GHz Up to 2400 Mbps WiFi 6 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
  • 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)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2
  • Rivet Killer AX1650 › Bluetooth 5.0

Battery

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Size
  • 56 Wh
    3-cell "smart" lithium-ion.
  • 86 Wh
    6-cell "smart" lithium-ion.
  • 3-cell smart lithium-ion 56 Wh
  • 6-cell smart lithium-ion 97 Wh
Battery Life
  • 13 hours 20 minutes
    On a FHD+ with 86Wh model.
  • 9 hours 13 minutes
    On a OLED 3.5K with 86Wh model.
  • 8 hours 42 minutes
    On a 4K UHD+ with 86Wh model.
  • Up to 20 hours and 30 minutes
* Tested on FHD panel with 97 Wh.
Power Supply
  • 90 W USB Type-C power adapter
    Power rated at 5VDC/3A, 9VDc/3A, 15VDC/3A, 20VDC/4.5A.
  • 130 W USB Type-C power adapter
    Power rated at 5VDC/1A, 20VDC/6.5A.
130 W power adapter
Power rated at 19.50VDC/6.67A.

Software

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OSWindows 11
Home Pro
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro
Upgradable to Windows 11
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription

Camera & Audio

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Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    Top-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
  • Infrared camera
    576 x 360 (VGA) at 30 fps for Windows Hello Facial Recognition.
  • Front-facing camera
    Top-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
Audio
  • Realtek ALC3281-CG
  • Studio quality tuning with Waves MaxxAudio® Pro and Waves Nx® 3D audio
  • Quad-speaker design with 2.5W x2 woofers and 1.5W x2 tweeters = 8W total peak output
  • Dual microphone array optimized with Waves MaxxVoice supporting VoIP - Microsoft Cortana capable
  • Stereo speakers professionally tuned with Waves MaxxAudio® Pro
  • Two speakers (2W x 2 = 4W total)
  • Dual-array microphones

Misc

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Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in the power button
  • IR Camera
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in the power button
Security
  • Windows Hello with Fingerprint Sign in
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Wedge-shaped lock
  • Windows Hello with Fingerprint Sign in
  • Wedge-shaped lock
Warranty1 Year ProSupport with Next Business Day Onsite Service-

Key Features

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At Glance
Released in Early
2022
16:10 3.5K
15.6”
2160p OLED
Weight
4.06 lb
1.84 kg
Up to
Intel Core i9-12900HK
14C/20T, 2.50 → 5.00 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,798
Single Core
Geekbench 5
13,006
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, 400 → 1450 MHz
Upgradable up to
64GB
4800 MHz DDR5
Dell XPS 15 9520 Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 3050Ti
4GB GDDR6 45W TGP
Starting at
$1,439
i5-12500H, 8GB, 512GB
Up to
13 Hours
Battery Life
Built-in
Facial Recognition
Built-in
Fingerprint Reader
Featuring
Waves Nx® 3D
2 Woofers + 2 Tweeters
Supports
Dell Power Manager
Controls fan, battery life, & performance
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

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