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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Source: Dell

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  • WPX00 - Friday, August 23, 2019 - link

    According to this Dell roadmap, which leaked back in the spring and has been remarkably accurate, the XPS 13 will get Ice Lake next year, presumably the announcement at CES.
  • Orange_Swan - Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - link

    I actually wonder how XPS 13 with a top-end ice lake CPU would compete with an ultrabook with an MX 150/250 @ 10w.

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