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Dell updates XPS 13 (7390) with Intel's latest 10th Gen Core CPUs

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XPS 13 (Image credit: Dell)

What you need to know

  • Dell introduced the upgraded XPS 13 (7390) ahead of IFA 2019.
  • While the laptop looks the same on the outside, it now packs Intel's 10th Gen "Comet Lake" CPUs.
  • The Dell XPS 13 (7390) will launch August 27 starting at $900. The XPS 13 2-in-1 (7390) is already available with 10th Gen CPUs starting at $999 (opens in new tab).

Dell announced a refresh of its popular XPS 13 laptop today ahead of the start of the IFA 2019 trade show in Berlin. Dubbed the XPS 13 (7390), this refresh doesn't bring a new design to the table, but it does pack one key upgrade: Intel's latest 10th Gen processors.

The upgraded XPS 13 (7390) will let you pick from a range of 14nm 10th Gen "Comet Lake" processors, which also debuted today to complement the 10nm "Ice Lake" CPUs launched earlier in August. You'll be able to choose from Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 CPUs, which bring a few notable enhancements to the table with this generation.

Intel claims that its "Comet Lake" CPUs push up to "double-digit performance gains" over its previous generation, which should mean there's plenty of power on tap for the XPS 13 (7390). These chips also come with support for Wi-Fi 6, the latest iteration of the Wi-Fi standard, and built-in Thunderbolt 3 support.

Elsewhere, the new XPS 13 (7390) is very much the same machine we saw get an updated design at CES 2019. The 13.3-inch display comes with Dolby Vision support, along with both 1080p and 4K options. You can also equip the laptop with up to 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM and up to 2TB of PCIe SSD storage. Here's a full look at the specs:

CategoryDell XPS 13 (7390)
Operating SystemWindows 10
Display13.3 inches
4K InfinityEdge touch
1080p InfinityEdge touch
1080p InfinityEdge (non-touch)
ProcessorUp to Intel Core i7-10710U
GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics
MemoryUp to 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3
StorageUp to 2TB PCIe SSD
Front Camera2.25mm 720p webcam
SecurityWindows Hello via optional fingerprint reader
ConnectivityKiller AX1650 (2x2) built on Intel WiFi6 Chipset
Bluetooth 5.0
Miracast capable
Ports2x Thunderbolt 3 (DisplayPort/ power delivery, 4 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3)
1x microSD card reader
1x 3.5mm headphone/microphone jack
1x wedge-shaped lock slot
Audio2x 2W stereo speakers
Battery52Whr
Dimensions7.8 -11.6 mm (0.3-0.46 in) x 302mm (11.9in) x 199mm (7.8 in)
Weight1.16 kg (2.6 lbs)-1.23 kg (2.7 lbs)
ColorsSilver/Black, Frost, Rose Gold
AvailabilityAugust 27

The Dell XPS 13 (7390) is expected to go on sale starting August 27 with a starting price of $900. In the meantime, the new Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 is already available starting at $999 (opens in new tab) with Intel's 10th Gen "Ice Lake" CPUs for those who prefer a convertible laptop.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

1 Comment
  • I'm confused by the memory spec on the Comet Lake configs that I'm seeing today. How come the larger 14nm and theoritically more powerful Comet Lake gets LPDDR3 @ 2133MHz as opposed to the Ice Lake XPS 13 2-in-1 getting LPDDR4 @ 3733MHz. I would've thought the Comet Lake configs would have at least the same memory spec.