Dell XPS 13 (7390) Review | The Most Powerful 13 Inch Laptop, Ever

The Dell XPS 13 is a tiny laptop. It’s slim, light, and small in all the right ways. It’s always been a performer too, but all 13-inch laptops face limitations due to their size. 

Thanks to some innovations from Intel, Dell is attempting to move beyond with the XPS 13. Dell has plopped in a monster six-core 10th-gen processor. It’s the smallest laptop to ever have this much power. 

Will it fold under pressure, or has Dell changed the game once again? Find out in our full hands on review.



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13 thoughts on “Dell XPS 13 (7390) Review | The Most Powerful 13 Inch Laptop, Ever

  • November 4, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Wow! Another great video with great insight. Similar to the other DIGITAL TRENDS videos, this video will also help everyone to get the trusted information about this laptop model. Simple and clearly explained. Yet again we would like to emphasize that even though our focus and delivery are little bit different, we are definitely inspired by DIGITAL TRENDS. Keep up the good work with similar insightful videos!

  • November 4, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    although I refuse to pay over $1500 for a laptop without discrete graphics, this looks great, if they could somehow fit iris pro graphics in here that would make for a even better 13 inch semi workstation. this is promising, the next generation of this processor/xps13 combo will be a beast indeed.

  • November 4, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    In short, my take away is that XPS 13 2-in-1 seems better right now. It has a better battery life with FHD display and Iris Pro graphics. 4K on 13-inch may make sense to content creators. But for a business user, I am happy with the 13-inch FHD display.

  • November 4, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    I got a GTX 1650, six core i7 8750H, 1080p laptop for $900 brand new, so this Dell laptop is completely horrible value.

  • November 4, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    which one is good? this model 7390 or the new swivel screen model? i.e., the 2 in 1 model?

  • November 4, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Dave 2D says the opposite
    He says that there are still heat related issues prevalent

  • November 4, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    I guess the XPS 15 is still a better option for a laptop with more power? Do you know if there will be any XPS 15 update any soon?

    I was thinking about buying the XPS 15 with the 4k oled screen, the i7 and 16gb of ram one, maybe I'll get it for the Black Friday if there are any special offer, but I'd wait if there was a new better improved model around the corner.

    Or maybe there is any other better +15' screen options from other laptop brands for the same, similar or better price? I really don't know much about laptops tbh, just need a new better one that the five years old one I have now. 😅

  • November 4, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    14 inch laptop should be given more emphasis on. Razer is able to put a gtx1650 max q in a 13 inch laptop. Don't you think a 14 inch laptop with this 6core 10th gen comet lake CPU and rtx 2060 max q would make so much sense

  • November 5, 2019 at 3:18 am

    For some reason there are no 16gb ram option for 6-core version, and the ram is still DDR3. Time to wait for next year

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