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New Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (7390) now on sale with Intel 10th Gen CPUs

What you need to know

  • The new Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (7390) is now up for sale on Dell's website.
  • Configurations start at $999 (opens in new tab).
  • The refreshed convertible has been revamped from the inside out with a new cooling setup, an overhauled screen, and Intel's latest 10th Gen Core CPUs.

Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1 (7390) is now available to buy directly from Dell's website (opens in new tab), with prices starting at $999. The convertible laptop has been totally refreshed for 2019, being one of the first to use Intel's new 10th Gen Core CPUs, along with a switch to a 16:10 screen and a revamped cooling system.

Perhaps the biggest change to the XPS 13 2-in-1 for 2019 is that it's now using Intel's 10 Gen Core i U-series processors, ranging from the Core i3-1005 G1 at 3.4GHz up to the Core i7-1065 G7 at 3.9GHz. Not only are these a big step up from the limited Y-series used in past models in terms of performance, but they're based on a 10nm process. That means the chip itself if quite a bit smaller and should run cooler with better battery life.

The 13.4-inch display has also seen a major revamp, switching to a 16:10 aspect ratio, instead of its predecessors' narrower 16:9 ratio. You can choose to pick up the screen a 4K Infinity Edge touch LCD panel at 500 nits with HDR400 certification on the high end. Outside of the 4K panel, there's also a 500-nit full HD version that's Dolby Vision certified, anti-reflective, anti-smudge, and includes Dell's Eyesafe tech to filter out blue light without hurting the color profile.

The laptop now sports two fans to keep things chilly under heavy loads, along with a fingerprint reader in the power button, Killer AX1650 with the newest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard, and up to 16 hours of battery life. You'll also get the option to equip the laptop with up to 1TB of PCIe SSD storage and up to 32GB of RAM.

All of the overhauls Dell packed into the XPS 13 2-in-1 (7390) led Windows Central executive editor Daniel Rubino to say it may be the best convertible Ultrabook of 2019 after spending some hands-on time with it.

If you're looking to upgrade your laptop, the XPS 13 2-in-1 (7390) is available now from Dell starting at $999 (opens in new tab) in white woven glass fiber or black carbon fiber.

Portable (and affordable) power accessories we love

Each and every one of these charging gadgets will keep your favorite gear and gadgets going for longer, and none of them costs more than $30.

VisionTek 8,000 mAh micro-USB power bank (opens in new tab) ($13 at Dell)

This compact dual-output powerbank can speedily recharge any and all your devices, thanks to a two-amp "fast charge feature," using its micro-USB out port. Its simple design includes an LED indicator, and it costs about as much as a single ticket to the movies.

Panasonic eneloop AA batteries (opens in new tab) (From $13 at Dell)

Panasonic's rechargeable batteries are among the best available, and just a couple of them will keep your favorite remote, mice or other peripherals powered up when you need them. They're also eco. And the company's affordable charger (opens in new tab) fits and charges both AA and AAA batteries at the same time.

Belkin Qi Wireless Charging Pad (opens in new tab) ($30 at Dell)

This unobtrusive Qi wireless charging pad looks good (and kind of like a UFO …) and easily charges all your Qi-compatible device up to 5W. Its LED indicator lights up when you're charging. And it costs just $30.

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.

2 Comments
  • Is this release US only currently? It doesn't seem to be available on the UK site for example.
  • I wonder how does this i7-1065G7 present here compares to the i7-8565U present in the latest XPS 13. XPS 13 doesn't have a 32Gb RAM option, which I'd love it to, while this one has. Does it have to do with processor's size?