One of the most thrilling surprises at the COMPUTEX 2019 event in Taipei, Taiwan was the launch of the all-new Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 7390. This latest addition to the acclaimed XPS series promises to boost the performance on all fronts—including the display—while retaining the classic lightweight style and construction with which XPS has become synonymous. The hallmark of the most recent Dell XPS 13 is its tenth-gen Intel Core processor, along with the Eyesafe-friendly display for reduced blue light emissions and improved color accuracy with all-new FHD+ and UHD+ options.
The latest Dell XPS 13 will become widely available in July at a starting price of $999.99. But before that happens, we have brought for you a comprehensive review of all the features you can expect to be enthralled by in this powerhouse.
Fine-tuned Display with Stunning Color
This is one realm where Dell has invested considerable thought and effort—with astonishing results. While the new launch continues to have an Infinity Edge display with Dolby Vision and a thin bezel, the viewing experience is now even larger (7%). Plus, you get to enjoy enhanced color accuracy, thanks to FHD+ and 4K Ultra UHD+ (3840 x 2400) options. If you are a design professional or someone who enjoys multimedia experiences with minute details, you are likely to be smitten. The HDR400-certified display with Dell Cinema comfortably supports content in various formats and resolutions, rendering as many as 1.07 billion colors.
While we’re on the subject of color accuracy, it is worth noting that this device has a 90% DCI P3 color gamut—very captivating! Also, since the screen brightness is as much as 500 nits, the imagery is both vivid and detailed. The anti-reflective coating (0.65%) further helps to cut down external reflections and keep your attention focused on what is transpiring on the monitor.
The introduction of Eyesafe technology to the display deserves laurels too, especially since eye strain on account of long hours at work (until late into the night) has become commonplace. This technology reduces blue light emissions without compromising on the color gamut. Win-win!
Note: If you opt to get the touchscreen display, you can enjoy the smooth feel of the Dell Premium Active Pen. It has 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity along with support for detail shading. What we love best? How the pen attaches magnetically to the laptop, freeing you of frantic hunts for the stylus when in need.
More Efficient Performance & Cooling
Major triumphs here: the very first Dell laptop to boast of a tenth-gen Intel Core processor (up to i7-1065), active cooling for more sustainable performance. The new Dell XPS 13 is based on the Intel Dynamic Tuning technology—an intelligent way to adapt the CPU power to the workload. While the RAM support is up to 32GB, you can avail of up to 1TB of storage (SSD). To its merit, this computer comes with an inbuilt sensor that lets it power up within milliseconds once you open the lid.
Dell has also upped the thermal specs in this offering with a thinner, 15W design (the claims say 8%) and active cooling (GORE). Heat dissipation is achieved with an assortment of two fans, internal vapor chambers and exhaust venting. The outcome delivers more than two times the performance of the previous generation and that too without breaking into a sweat.
Bonus: The laptop is designed to offer significant battery backup, to the tune of 16 hours. Goes without saying, this does wonders to the portability of this device and its utility as a day-to-day computing partner.
Thoughtful Design & Construction
The look and feel of this computer is as stylish as any from the XPS line-up. It employs premium CNC-machined aluminum and carbon fiber for construction—superior materials that lend it both style and elegance. The chassis sports high-polished diamond cuts. Protecting the screen from damage is Gorilla Glass 5; it also adds to the overall élan. You can choose an accent of your choice with the platinum-silver color: an arctic-white or black interior.
Since this laptop is essentially a 2-in-1 convertible, it uses a hinge-based design for flexibility of use. This is paired with a large touchpad and a full-size keyboard (MagLev) to keep you working comfortably from any surroundings. Since the chassis weighs only 2.9lbs and is about 0.27–0.51″ thick, it is straightforward and hassle-free to lug it along as you go about your day.
A particularly winsome feature in this computer is the innovative webcam placed at the top bezel. This helps to lock in the immersive multimedia experience you have come to expect from the XPS series, since nothing comes in the way of the Infinity Edge display.
Also, since the webcam is ultra-small at only 2.25mm (or 0.088”) and packed with industry-leading features like temporal noise reduction and a 4-element lens, your video-calling experiences are next-level!
Accessibility & Connectivity
Keeping you connected with the world (and any devices or peripherals that you may need) is a satisfactory array of ports: a Thunderbolt 3, a display port, and a microSD card reader. The laptop supports Wi-Fi 6—the Killer AX1650 claims to be considerably faster than the previous generation; the throughput speeds can be as high as 2.4 Gbps.
Additionally, this laptop offers an optional fingerprint reader that can enhance both security and ease of use, especially in settings when typing in lengthy passwords is counter-productive.
It promises to unfurl a glorious world for creative professionals and lovers of A/V alike, pairing the devotion to a superior display with efficient, high-performance processing. This laptop also adds several crowd-pleasing features to the mix such as an Eyesafe-friendly display, an innovatively designed webcam, and excellent thermals. This is one machine to look out for.
|Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 7390 Specs|
|Processor||10th Gen Intel Core i3-1005 G1|
10th Gen Intel Quad Core i5-1035 G1
10th Gen Intel Quad Core i7-1065 G7
|Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics|
Intel Iris Plus Graphics
|Memory||4GB LPDDR4 3733MHz|
8GB LPDDR4x 3733MHz
16GB LPDDR4x 3733MHz
32GB LPDDR4x 3733MHz
|Storage||256GB PCIe 3 x4 SSD|
512GB PCIe 3 x4 SSD
1TB PCIe 3 x4 SSD
|Display||13.4-inch 4K Ultra HD+ (3840 x 2400) |
13.4-inch FHD+ (1920 x 1200)
|Battery Life||Up to 16 hours|
|Availability||Will be available in July 2019|
Starting at $999