Back when the Dell XPS 15 2018 launched, it was packed to the brim with 8th-generation H-series processors, fast SSDs and some gorgeous displays. And, it is still one of the best laptops in 2019.\u00a0 However, now that Intel Whiskey Lake is here, and Nvidia Turing graphics are powering some of the best gaming laptops, we thought it was the perfect time to come up with a list of things we\u2019d like to see in the Dell XPS 15 2019. No matter what the result is, it\u2019s going to be way faster than the current model. Beyond certain aspects of the Dell XPS 13 2019 that we think will carry over, like the webcam, we don\u2019t know much about the Dell XPS 15 2019 right now. However, we can still do some speculation, crafting a sort-of wishlist of what we want to see in the next XPS 15. So, keep this page bookmarked, and we\u2019ll update it just as soon as we hear anything. Cut to the chase\u00a0 What is it? The 2019 version of the Dell XPS 15\u00a0 When is it out? Likely Q1 2019\u00a0 What will it cost? Probably starting around $1,059 (\u00a31,179 AU$1,699)\u00a0Dell XPS 15 release date\u00a0 It\u2019s too early to try and point out an exact Dell XPS 15 2019 release date, but instead we\u2019ll look to the past to try to predict the future. Things could shift a little one way or the other, but the next Intel mobile platform is here, so it\u2019s only a matter of time. We\u2019ll probably start to see movement once Intel gets its supply issues under control. Over the last few years, the Dell XPS 15 has had a bit of an uneven release history. While the Dell XPS 15 2018 came out in May of 2018, past XPS 15 models haven\u2019t been totally consistent. In February 2017, we got the Dell XPS 15 2017, but before that, the 2015 model dropped in October. It\u2019s kind of all over the place, and it could mean we have to wait a very long time for the next one. However, we\u2019re sure that if a ton of new hardware comes out, Dell will be close behind with a hardware refresh for the Dell XPS 15. Dell XPS 15 price\u00a0 The current XPS 15 starts out at $1,059 (\u00a31,179, AU$1,699) for a quad-core, 8th-generation Intel Core i5 chip, 8GB of RAM and a 1TB 5,400 RPM hard drive. However, you can spec it out for up to $2,959 (\u00a32,279, AU$3,999) for a Core i9, 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. Dell will probably follow the same pricing trend as the current model for the XPS 15 2019 \u2013 bring out an entry-level notebook for about $1,050 and let users configure it however they want. However, we could see Dell raising the price a bit for the entry model, as it has for the last few years \u2013 plus, computer hardware keeps getting more expensive. Again, we won\u2019t know what the pricing is going to be until we get closer to launch, so stay tuned. What want to see from Dell XPS 15 2019\u00a0 The Dell XPS 15 is already one of the best Ultrabooks you can buy today, but that doesn\u2019t mean it doesn\u2019t have room to improve. So, we went ahead and created a wishlist of things we want to see from the Dell XPS 15 2019, to really elevate it into the laptop stratosphere. Better coolingThe biggest drawback that the Dell XPS 15 has faced for the last few years is the thermal limitations introduced from its increasingly thinner designs. Don\u2019t get us wrong, we love having such a portable notebook with this much horsepower behind it, but if you\u2019re doing a lot of video editing or other workstation-class tasks, the Dell XPS 15 2018 likely won\u2019t last very long.\u00a0 Because the Dell XPS 15 is a high-end device, we\u2019d love to see a cooling design that, well, keeps it cool. If it comes at the cost of keeping the same thinness as this years model, or even thickening it up a bit, we could live with that \u2013 it\u2019s already easy to carry around, we just don\u2019t want to thermal throttle anymore. More portsFor a 15-inch laptop, the 2018 Dell XPS 15 is a little light on port selection. It\u2019s more robust than the MacBook Pro, as it actually features USB Type-A and an SD card reader. But, for a laptop with this spec and size, we\u2019d love to see some Ethernet and maybe even a DisplayPort. We know, we\u2019re entering the age of the dongle \u2013 we would just like to see a bit more flexibility out of such a premium device. Move that webcamAt this point, it kind of feels like we\u2019re beating a dead horse, but that webcam has got to move. Nobody who uses their webcam on a regular basis for video conferencing, or even the occasional hangout with friends, is going to appreciate a webcam that perpetually gazes up their noses. It\u2019s not an ideal situation for either end of the conversation, and it even makes Windows Hello kind of a pain. Luckily, it looks like Dell may have figured it out \u2013 the new Dell XPS 13 has moved the chin-cam up into the top bezel thanks to some kind of shrinking magic. Hopefully, this tiny little camera finds its way into the Dell XPS 15 2019.\u00a0 Unlimited powerWe know that we just talked about Dell\u2019s thermal solution, but we still want more power. This might be hypocritical, but with Whiskey Lake, Coffee Lake Refresh available today \u2013 not to mention the upcoming 10nm Ice Lake for laptops \u2013 \u00a0we\u2019re hungry for stronger performance. If there\u2019s a way that Dell can find a middle ground \u2013 include a beefier processor while creating a more robust cooling solution, we\u2019d be very happy. That\u2019s not taking graphics into consideration. Nvidia has launched its Turing graphics for laptops at CES 2019, which should drastically improve graphics performance. However, the Dell XPS 15 2018 featured the GTX 1050 Ti, and there\u2019s not an equivalent laptop GPU. We\u2019ll probably have to wait for Nvidia to release a comparable graphics chip \u2013 maybe a mobile version of the GTX 1660 Ti?