Dell has announced its latest-generation XPS 13 laptop based on Intel’s 10th Generation Core "Comet Lake" processors. Initially, Dell’s new 13.3-inch notebooks will come with quad-core CPUs, but starting from October the company will also offer the laptop with Intel's top-end hex core model.

Being one of the most popular 13.3-inch notebooks on the market, the XPS 13 has a long history of evolution. The 2019 XPS 13 model 7390 has been completely redesigned both inside and outside. The new machines come in a CNC-machined aluminum chassis with a carbon fiber composite or woven glass fiber palm rest, so they look considerably different than their predecessors. Among other things, key peculiarities of the new XPS 13 are its thickness and low weight. The PCs feature a 7.8 – 11.6 mm z-height and weight of around 1.16 – 1.23 kilograms depending on the model, so the new laptops are among the thinnest and lightest 13.3-inch notebooks on the market.

The new XPS 13 latops are equipped with a 13.3-inch LCD panel with thin InfinityEdge bezels as well as an 80.7% screen to body ratio. The display panels feature a 1920×1080 or 3840×2160 resolution, 400 nits brightness, a 1500:1 contrast ratio as well as Dolby Vision support on select SKUs.

The latest Dell XPS 13 computers are based on Intel’s 10th Gen Core i3/i5/i7 Comet Lake-U processors. The CPUs are cooled down using a brand-new cooling system that relies on two fans, an ultra-thin vapor chamber, and GORE thermal insulation to ensure stable performance even under high loads.

The XPS 13 systems can be equipped with up to 16 GB of soldered-down DRAM as well as a PCIe SSD up to 2TB in size. When it comes to connectivity, the XPS 13 7390-series features a Killer AX1650 Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5 controller, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a microSD card reader, a 3.5-mm jack for headsets, and other options. As for multimedia multimedia capabilities, the new laptop has two 2 W speakers co-designed with Waves MaxxAudio, a far-field Cortana-capable microphone array, and a newly designed 2.25-mm 720p webcam located on top of the display lid.

Dell says that the XPS 13 notebook is equipped with a 52 Wh battery that can enable operation for up to 19 hours on one charge (based on the Mobile Mark 2014 benchmark), but the real-world battery life is something that remains to be seen.

When it comes to availability, Dell’s new XPS 13 with quad-core CPUs will be available starting August 27 at $899.99.

Specifications of the Dell XPS 13 7390
  General Specifications
LCD Diagonal 13.3-inch
Resolution 1920×1080 3840×2160
Brightness 400 cd/m²
Contrast Ratio 1500:1 1500:1
Color Gamut 100% sRGB 100% sRGB
Features Dolby Vision Dolby Vision
Touch Support with or without touch Yes
Protective Glass Corning Gorilla Glass 4
CPU  Intel’s 10th Gen Core i3
 Intel’s 10th Gen Core i5
 Intel’s 10th Gen Core i7
Graphics Intel's UHD Graphics
RAM 4 - 16 GB LPDDR3 DRAM (onboard)
Storage 128 GB PCIe 3.0 x2 SSD
256 GB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD
512 GB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD
1 TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD
2 TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD
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
3.0 -
Thunderbolt 2 × TB 3 (for data, charging, DP displays)
Cameras Front 720p HD webcam
Other I/O Microphone, 2 stereo speakers, audio jack
Battery 52 Wh
Dimensions Width 302 mm | 11.9 inches
  Depth 199 mm | 7.8 inches
  Thickness 7.8 - 11.6 mm | 0.3 - 0.46 inches
Weight non-touch 1.16 kilograms | 2.6 pounds
touch-enabled 1.23 kilograms | 2.7 pounds
Launch Price Starting at $899

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  • Teckk - Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - link

    Agreed. We need 2K resolution options in laptops.
  • dullard - Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - link

    1) The table shows that 2K is an available resolution in this specific laptop. So your complaints are invalid.

    2) What is wrong with people wanting to see their photos at full resolution? There is nothing I hate more with working with photos than every single photo loading at 40% zoom because the monitor can't display it in native resolution.
  • Teckk - Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - link

    Which one is 2K in the table - 1920 x 1200 ?
  • Teckk - Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - link

    Hit enter too soon - Sure have 4K by all means, but if you can begin a line with "What is wrong with people wanting to ..." then others have their own requirements too like a different resolution which is not listed in the table. You have your opinion, just as everyone else have their own.
  • dullard - Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - link

    Your comments are not clear. You commented that we need 2K options. This laptop gives a 2K option: 1920x1200. 2K is a vague term, referring to monitors with ABOUT 2000 horizontal pixels. Is the point that you are trying to make is that 1920x1200 is not good enough 2K? If so, being clear, such as like "we need DCI 2K, native resolution options in laptops" would have been much better.
  • Teckk - Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - link

    Fair enough 👍
    Yeah so I was referring to QHD (2560 x 1440), preferably on a 15" screen
  • dullard - Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - link

    My point #2 was referencing PeachNCream's comment of "but is there really enough value to in going to 4K on a 13 inch panel".
  • znd125 - Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - link

    I don't see the point of 4k in a 13-inch either. Something like 2736 x 1824 with 200% scaling is the ideal for me.
  • KWottrich - Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - link

    I'm very disappointed to see Dell still using LPDDR3 instead of LPDDR4X. It's faster, has lower power usage, and isn't hard capped at 16 GB. What a shame.
  • nicolaim - Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - link

    1. DDR3 is lame.
    2. Why use a Killer WiFi card when the CPUs have integrated Intel WiFi?
    3. What's the port next to the microSD card reader?

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