Being one of Intel’s key partners, Dell is usually among the first PC makers to start selling computers based on the latest processors from the developer. On Thursday the company began to sell its XPS 13 2-in-1 model 7390 convertible laptop that is powered by Intel’s 10th Generation Core processors codenamed Ice Lake.
Re-engineered both inside and outside, the latest XPS 13 7390-series 2-in-1 convertibles come in a CNC-machined silver or black aluminum body that features either a fiber composite arctic white woven glass fiber palm rest. The notebooks are equipped with a custom 13.4-inch display panel with InfinityEdge bezels that is 7% larger than on the previous-generation model. The LCD panels feature a 1920×1200 or 3840×2400 resolution, 500 nits brightness, a 1500:1 or 1800:1 contrast ratio, a 16:10 aspect ratio, wide viewing angles as well as Dolby Vision on the FHD+ or 90% DCI-P3 on the UHD+ SKU.
At the heart of the new Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 7390-series convertible notebook are Intel’s 10th Gen Core i3/i5/i7 processors installed onto a more compact motherboard that allowed Dell to make the laptop 7% thinner while making the keyboard and the screen larger. The CPUs are cooled down using a brand-new cooling system that is comprised of two fans, an ultra-thin vapor chamber, and GORE thermal insulation to guarantee consistent performance even under high loads.
The Ice Lake processors inside the XPS 13 2-in-1 7390-series hybrid notebooks are paired with up to 32 GB of soldered-down LPDDR4X-3733 memory as well as a PCIe SSD of up to 1 TB capacity. As for connectivity, the XPS 13 2-in-1 7390-series features a Killer AX1650 Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth controller, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a microSD card reader, a 3.5-mm jack for headsets, and other options. When it comes to multimedia capabilities, the new convertible has speakers, a microphone array, and a webcam (which is now located on top of the LCD).
Being very portable, the new laptop features a 7 – 13 mm z-height and weight starting at 1.32 kilograms (2.9 pounds). Meanwhile, the 2019 Dell XPS 13 7390-series 2-in-1 hybrid notebook comes with a 51 Wh battery that promises to last for up to 16 hours (real-world battery life will depend on the usage model, of course).
Dell’s XPS 7390-series 2-in-1 convertible notebooks are available starting at $999.99 for an entry-level SKU and going up for higher-end models.
|Specifications of the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 7390|
|Color Gamut||?||100% sRGB
|Features||Dolby Vision HDR||HDR400|
|Protective Glass||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|CPU|| Intel’s 10th Gen Core i3
Intel’s 10th Gen Core i5
Intel’s 10th Gen Core i7
|Graphics||Intel’s UHD Graphics or Iris Plus GPU|
|RAM||4 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM at 3733 MT/s
8 GB LPDDR4x SDRAM at 3733 MT/s
16 GB LPDDR4x SDRAM at 3733 MT/s
32 GB LPDDR4x SDRAM at 3733 MT/s
|Storage||256 GB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD (onboard)
512 GB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD (onboard)
1 TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD (onboard)
|Wireless||Killer AX1650 Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5.0 (based on Intel’s silicon)|
|USB||3.1||2 × TB 3/USB Gen 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C|
|Thunderbolt||2 × TB 3 (for data, charging, DP displays)|
|Cameras||Front||720p HD webcam|
|Other I/O||Microphone, 2 stereo speakers, audio jack|
|Dimensions||Width||29.7 cm | 11.69 inches|
|Depth||20.7 cm | 8.15 inches|
|Thickness||7 – 13 mm | 0.28 – 0.51 inches|
|Weight||1.32 kilograms | 2.9 pounds|
|Launch Price||Starting at $999|