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Does Dell XPS 13 (7390) support Wi-Fi 6?

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Does Dell XPS 13 (7390) support Wi-Fi 6?

Best answer: Yes. The Dell XPS 13 (7390) is one of the few devices out on the market that supports Wi-Fi 6, which is the latest Wi-Fi standard available. You will, however, need a Wi-Fi 6 router.Get the laptop: Dell XPS 13 (7390) (opens in new tab) (From $1,000 at Dell)Wi-Fi 6 router: ASUS RT-AX88U (opens in new tab) ($336 at Amazon)

Just what is Wi-Fi 6, anyway?

Wi-Fi 6, also sometimes called AX Wi-Fi, is the latest and greatest Wi-Fi standard available. Compared to the previous standard, Wi-Fi 6 is capable of handling multiple devices at once up to four times better, and it also offers benefits to speed and stability.

When used with devices that have a battery life, such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops, Wi-Fi 6 will also reduce the speed that staying connected drains your battery. You can learn more about the nitty-gritty details by checking out our comprehensive guide to Wi-Fi 6, but the gist is that this new standard improves things across the board substantially.

Unfortunately, in order to take advantage of Wi-Fi 6 you'll need a compatible router, like the ASUS RT-AX88U, and a device that supports it. Since this standard has only just arrived, not very many devices do yet, although thankfully, the Dell XPS 13 (7390) does.

What makes the Dell XPS 13 (7390) great?

Aside from the Wi-Fi 6 compatibility, there's a lot of reasons why the Dell XPS 13 (7390) is an awesome laptop. The biggest one is arguably its killer 4K display that you can opt for, which looks gorgeous and will bring whatever you're looking at on-screen to life vividly.

In addition to that, the device uses Intel's brand new 10th Gen CPU chips, which are very powerful; the strongest processor available for the laptop is the Intel Core i7-10710U. Also, it can be configured with up to 16GB of RAM and 2TB of solid-state drive (SSD) storage space, which should be more than enough for most users. The cherry on top is that it's under half-an-inch thick and weighs just shy of three pounds, making it an incredibly light and compact device.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.