Dell's XPS series of laptops is one of the best known in the business. Both the XPS 13 and XPS 15 have the reputation of being the power of business laptops, which offers some compelling specifications while looking rather smooth. The XPS 13, in particular, has grown in popularity over the past few years, offering extreme portability while hiding a lot of power under the hood.
This year's refreshment is no exception. The new XPS 13 7390 uses Intel's brand new 10-year-old Ice Lake processors, which Intel says packs up to 2.5x more power than the previous generation. These slides also offer great improvements in AI processing and even support for WiFi 6. Although the new architecture is currently focused only on low-wattage mobile notebooks, it's still exciting to see the shift in performance at the low point.
Traditionally, 2-in-1 laptops are quite low specified, but the latest generation of XPS 13 2-in-1s can pack up to 32GB of RAM and 1 terabyte of SSD storage. This is a few serious specifications for a convertible laptop. With 32GB of RAM, you'll probably never have to worry about your browser slowing down your machine.
Surprisingly, Dell could make this laptop even more compact than before. The new XPS 13 2-in-1 is eight percent smaller than the previous generation. And if it wasn't impressive enough, it could increase the display size by seven percent. This leads to a more compact form factor that gives you even more property investment for content. Always a welcome upgrade.
The new laptop plays a 16: 10 relationship ratio, which is better for working with multiple pages than a traditional 16: 9 panel. You can also choose from two different resolution options. Dell offers a 1080p 500-brightness screen, or a 4k screen with HDR support and 500 brightness cuts. These exhibits look incredibly personal, and we hope to find one for revision in the near future.
Traditionally, the XPS line has placed the webcam in the hinge between the keyboard and the screen. It was uncomfortable because it meant that the person on the other side of your video call should be staring at you. Now Dell has managed to keep a camera in the front in the small rings above the screen. It's the smallest camera Dell has made to date, and it's pretty amazing that it could fit in a small space.
And of course, the XPS can fold 13 7390 in a tablet. Fold the display backwards, and you have a beautiful looking screen that will be good at viewing content while in tent mode. The laptop also has pen support, so you can use the device as a drawing tablet while folding over it.
Dell has not set a release time for the XPS 13 7390, but has announced it will start at $ 999. With the improved computing performance, this laptop is packed, it looks like a fairly fixed price, and we can't wait to see what kind of display we can get in the everyday use of this laptop.
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