Dell XPS 13 7390 reviews: You can have both performance and lightweight on the same laptop, and Dell’s new XPS 13 7390 is here to prove it.
With its 6-core Intel Core i7-10710U CPU, this slim, lightweight machine actually outperforms large workhorse models.
Before you do too much: the XPS 13 7390 and its Comet Lake-U CPU are not outgrowing an existing workstation, say, the smoker-fast, sophisticated Core i7-9750H.
But this is the first ultraportable laptop that actually outperforms older 7th-gen “H” -class CPUs with its XPS 15 grand sister on heavy laptops.
The amount of performance of this amount of carry-over was not just judiciously heard earlier this year.
Dell XPS 13 7390 spece
Externally reviewed XPS 137390 is no different than the XPS 139380,
It is not surprising that it is based on the same refreshing chassis.
Inside where it all counts and Intel’s latest CPU is the main difference.
Primary specs follow:
CPU: Intel 10th-gen Comet Lake Core i7-10710U.
RAM: 16GB LPDDR3 / 2667 in dual-channel mode.
GPU: Intel UHD Graphics
Screen: 4K UHD Touch Screen
Storage: Toshiba KXG60GNV512GM2 PCIe SSD
Size and Weight: The XPS 13 weighs 2.8 pounds, with the AC adapter a total of 3.3.
The laptop is only 12 inches wide, just 8 inches deep shy and 0.3 to 0.46 inches thick.
Networking: WiFi 6 using Killer / Intel AX 1650 and Bluetooth 5.0
Ports: Two Thunderbolt 3, 1 USB-C, Analog Headset Jack, Noble Lock Port
Keyboard and trackpad
Since the laptop is largely based on the previous XPS 13 9380, in my opinion, most have not changed to the XPS 13 7380 keyboards and trackpad.
We will note that the trackpad of this particular sample has some metallic feel with a bit of friction. We have heard some say that the keyboard is not smart enough as the older models and we have to agree.
It’s hard to add words to it, but the keyboard seems a bit slow to respond. It’s certainly not a deal-breaker, but it’s not our favorite laptop keyboard.
It’s all about the original calculation
The big news is the 6-Core i7-10710U chip, which delivers outstanding performance on an ultraportable laptop.
The 10th gen “Comet Lake” CPU was basically killed by adopting CPUs of the same 14nm-based Whiskey Lake and adding two more cores.
You would laugh that it was “the same old, the same old”, but you would be wrong because I’ve never seen more than 4 cores on this thin and light laptop so far.
Intel is delusional when it comes to running a test designed to measure intensive 3D modeling on thin and light laptops.
However, they should be added, with lightweight performance now available on thin and light laptops, lightweight 3D modeling is possible on the go.
The extra two cores add a 34 percent bounce on the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 to the 10th Core i7-1065 G7.
Yet even more impressive is the comparison between the fastest 8th-gen Whiskey Lake and the new 10-man Comet Lake Chip.
Since both are the same essential core, the dilemma of 44 percent is simply phenomenal.
The world does not revolve around multi-threaded performances, though, and using single cores in different ways is almost as important as single-threaded performance.
On single cores, clock speeds count the most among different generations.
Not surprisingly, as they all come closer to the clock speed in light, we see the performance gaps closed.
With the tenth-gen CPU of the new XPS 137390, the XPS 13 is just 7 percent faster than the 2-in-1 and about 8 percent faster than the previous XPS 139380.
It should be noted here that the latest 10th-gen Core i7 10710U is almost 32 percent faster on single-threaded tasks if you use an older 7th-generation Kaby Lake-based laptop.
Although Cinemabunch is useful for presenting performance scores, one of the weaknesses of relying on Cinemabench is that it does not tell you how to run a laptop in the long run,
In more stressful situations the CPU may cause heating – and slow down.
The handbrake for that depends on the encoded utility, which we work on converting a 30GB 1080p file using the Android tablet preset.
The whole task can take an hour or more to a quad-core thin and light computer, depending on how much the makers want to dial back the speed.
The Dell XPS 13 7390 lasted an impressive 43 minutes.
We were concerned that the clock speed would be so low, the laptop would lose against comparable CPUs in its class even if it had more cores.
There’s no such thing: A 43-minute CPU encodes indicates a large amount of thermal heading.
Even more impressive is that the score from the new XPS 13 is actually faster than what I’ve seen from some of Dell’s larger XPS 15 workhorse laptops.
The XPS 159560 features the older 7th-generation Kaby Lake H chip, which is no less thermally controlled than the smaller XPS 3 CPU X XPS ১৩ AT and the handbrake’s Kaby Lake G-based XPS 15 9575.
No, the XPS 13 can’t beat a brand-new 8-core XPS 15, but this small 13-inch laptop runs a long-term encode and is an unprecedented feat to enter before a larger 15.6-inch laptop.
Pismark 8 Performance
We hope we spend all of our time with the rendering of the coolest 3 in the future scenario.
Instead, like most of you, we are flying into a huge giant spreadsheet, running a mail merge or typing a TPS report for Bob.
To create a copy of the Workday world, we run PCMark 8’s work benchmark with a simulation of common settings, office tasks, video conferencing, and the like.
You can see two results in the chart above: native laptop running Pismark 8 at 4K resolution and then a lower resolution of 1920×1080.
At high resolution, Intel integrated graphics can sometimes frustrate the score.
You probably can’t tell the difference between the fastest laptop in this chart or the smallest office or chrome
XPS 13 7390 Performance of graphics: Yes.
With all the emphasis on adding two more cores, the thing that Intel didn’t do is upgrade the graphics.
In fact, the graphics on the 1st-gen CPUs had the same name as the UHD 620, but the new Core i7-10710 simply got: “UHD.”
Numbered or not, the performance of the UHD graphics on the XPS 13 is essentially the same as the UHD 620 graphics of its previous UPS 13.
Our last test measures battery life and is probably one of the metrics that matter most to humans.
The brightness you use in an airplane cabin during the day when the office setting or lights are lit.
The battery life of the XPS 13 was above average.
You can suspect that the 6-core CPU is flawed, in truth the video works with very little power since the graphics chips handle most of the work.
Which allows the CPU to do nothing during video playback.
The average battery life is most likely 4K panels.
Laptops usually have a 15 to 20 percent battery life hit frame using super-high-resolution screens.
Still, the timing of the video run for about 10 hours on a 4K panel is not bad.
We should mention that if you are browsing and actively doing office work, you can probably finish one third to half of it.
If you do something more intensive like gaming or hammering in all cores, we would expect run times to be very short.
XPS 13 7390 Conclusion
The external regions of the Dell XPS 13 are, likewise, faster inside the new 10th-gen CPU.
So fast, in fact, that the new Dell XPS 13 7390 can actually outperform the XPS 15 models in heavy loads just two years ago and easily slip on lightweight multi-threaded loads.
I can see the results compiled from these XPS laptops. A sub-three-pound XPS 13 jump cannot be knocked down before several XPS 15s.
With the performance capabilities of the XPS 137390, it’s so completely unrealistic to work so lightly and so lightly on a laptop.
This is a great step forward for laptops and anything to appreciate.