Tiege
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Dell XPS 15 9570 4K screen?

New to PC side of things. Recently purchased the 9570 for Lightroom, Photoshop & Premiere work. I used a Spyer5Pro to calibrate the screen, and I feel as if the screen is off. The reds seem to be super saturated compared to my Mac. Has anyone had the same problem, also when I export the small thumbnails look super saturated and off, but when I look at them on a different screen them look fine?

Do you guys have a profile for this screen?

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Re: Dell XPS 15 9570 4K screen?

It's one of the things nobody's talking about, and I really have no idea why!

The red color on this display is embarrassingly red!

Yet, I can't find any color profile anywhere to try to correct it, or at least to make it better than it is now. I'm not sure it's even possible to make it much better.

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Tiege
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Re: Dell XPS 15 9570 4K screen?

This is the biggest problem I see with this computer, I don't want to have to get a second monitor. I might to sell it and just get a mac again.

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ejn63
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Re: Dell XPS 15 9570 4K screen?

There's nothing useful on that dpreview thread except the advice to buy a $200 color calibrator.

Actually, I just found the ICC profile on noteboocheck.net review of XPS 15 9570 with 4K display. But their unit had LG display, whereas mine has Sharp.

Here's the link for their ICC profile:
https://www.notebookcheck.net/uploads/tx_nbc2/FNVDR_LQ156D1.icm

Their review says that they didn't even manage to successfully color correct the display, because of high color saturation, even with their x-rite calibrator.

"We were much more surprised by the high color deviations, especially fully saturated colors show massive deviations. We also tested the other profiles, but the results did not change. 

Our calibration removes the slight color cast and the average grayscale deviation is reduced, but the massive color deviations are just slightly improved. This is a negative surprise for such a screen."

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ejn63
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Re: Dell XPS 15 9570 4K screen?

That may tip the balance back to a Macbook - but bear in mind the last couple of generations of Macbook aren't your father's Macbook - they have some serious design flaws that lead to expensive failures ($700) of the keyboard and ($1K+) logic board - together with hard-soldered SSDs and tightly glued-in batteries.  You absolutely need Applecare on these -- or you may find yourself with a major repair bill after a year's time.

 

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samos1111
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Re: Dell XPS 15 9570 4K screen?

Try to find someone proficient with display calibration to help you, it just might not work over a forum like this. 

I hope you understand about color-managed and non-CM programs, color profiles vs LUTs etc. The three Adobe programs are "kinda" CM, only PS fully - you need to look up what kind of CM each of them supports currently (Premiere Pro is upgrading).

I think the panel should be very decent for a laptop display. But there are reports of sample variation, and also of calibration problems. Find the Anandtech 9560 review for instance. I know some of these issues are related to glitches in the relation between the BIOS and the Intel HD video driver (color-related issues I've noticed with certain versions of these in the past). 

Dell PremierColor is meant to let you choose emulation color profiles for sRGB and some other output gamuts if program CM can't use the display profile (but not taking the sample variation into account). DPC is also known to have compatibility issues with most of the Win10 feature updates. You should definitely turn it off if you use other calibrator software; recent DPC versions enable calibration feature using one particular calibrator but I'm not aware of any success reports of this. 

Another known issue is that there is sample variation among calibrators too, and that older colorimeter type devices need calibration for newer wide-gamut display types. 

 

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Mattash.
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Re: Dell XPS 15 9570 4K screen?

Just wondering if you have found a solution to this annoying problem?

Just transferred 3400 already edited raw photos from my previous 2017 MacBook pro. They look awful on my xps9570 4k..... they appear over saturated and the vibrance is way off. I didn't know if it was my mac at first but after reading a few reviews it seems like this is a big problem for photo editors. 

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iuscivilis
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Re: Dell XPS 15 9570 4K screen?

Mac OS is fully color managed. Windows - no. XPS 9570 was color managed by Inel Drivers until bios 1.6.0. So if you want to see sRGB colors in Windows you need to downgrade to bios 1.5.0 and choose in Intel drivers setting for UHD 630 something like "precise colors". After doing that it is also possible to calibrate display to sRGB. All those saturated colors, not only red, are from wide-gamut 4K display. In desktop monitors there is often hardware sRGB mode, shich limits colors. Laptops does not have such mode.
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Re: Dell XPS 15 9570 4K screen?

Looks like there's a new Intel driver from Dell that has a slider to allow changing between 'natural' colors and 'vibrant'. Sadly it defaults to the max vibrancy but at least it can be adjusted down to natural - and Dell PremierColor works again if you want to set it that way

https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/drivers/driversdetails?driverid=37n52&oscode=wt64a&produc...

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