It can’t be denied that today the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 is almost to be the perfect convertible 2-in-1 laptop. Comes with elegant premium design, this convertible laptop ensures the high-performance from its Ice Lake chips and the gorgeous display from its FHD screen.
Packed into the XPS 13 2-in1 laptop is the Ice Lake Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor, a power-efficient quad-core processor for laptops and Ultrabooks that has eight threads, frequencies between 1.30GHz – 3.90GHz, 8 MB Intel Smart Cache and integrated Intel Iris Plus Graphics. It is paired with 32 GB 3733 MHz LPDDR4x SDRAM which is more than enough for the needs today. And as for storage space, it has 512GB PCIe NVMe x4 SSD which is fast and reliable.
With this engine, the XPS7390-7954SLV-PUS is good for everyday productivity, basic photo or video editing, and light gaming not a demanding one. But what stands out is its ability for multitasking. The XPS7390-7954SLV-PUS was able to handle 36 Google Chrome tabs and six 1080p YouTube videos with smooth without any issue.
Dell XPS 13 7390 has a screen that seems infinity-edge since it is only surrounded by very thin bezels on its four sides. It brings bright and colorful images to you through its screen panel. The screen itself is a 13.4″ Full HD+ with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 and an aspect ratio of 16:10. As a convertible laptop that can be used as a tablet, the screen has touchscreen functionality and can rotate up to 360 degrees since the hinges are able for this. You can also use stylus active pen to work with the touchscreen and Dell suggests this one, Dell Premium Active Pen PN579X.
The interface options are very few. They are useful but still lacks for everyday activities. This 2-in-1 convertible laptop comes with only two Thunderbolt 3 ports, one on the left side with a microSD card slot, and the other on the right side with a headphone jack. No HDMI port even USB-Type A which is still widely used today. So, to solve the problem, you will need a docking station to expand your interface options.
The networking options are Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2 x 2) and Bluetooth 5.1. Killer Wireless has a speed of up to 2.4 Gbps. It is good for streaming video, communication, and game traffic.
The chiclet keyboard comes with a white LED backlight and decent key travel distance. The keys are shallow but not affect much to the typing experience. The touchpad is wide, 4.4 x 2.6-inch, and smooth. Multitouch gestures work fine.
The XPS 13 Convertible features dual 2W stereo speakers and the Waves MaxxAudio Pro audio software. The sound quality is good enough. The 720p web camera on the top bezel is ordinary and produces is decent images.
Dell uses 4-Cell 51 WHr Lithium-ion battery as the power source for the XPS 13 7390. Dell claims that it can last up to 16 hours, 58 minutes when working with MS Office apps such as Word or Excel and to 10 hours, 50 minutes if for streaming Netflix.
With a long-life battery, this laptop is really a good companion for working outdoor or traveling. Furthermore, it is very comfortable to carry everywhere. It is a thin and light laptop with a size of 11.67 x 8.17 x 0.51 inches and a weight of 2.9 lbs. Indeed, it is a good portable device, isn’t it?
At last, Dell clearly complements the XPS 13 2-in-1 well and makes it almost perfect. It comes with a strong engine, a bright display, a long-life battery, and nice portability. Port deficiency is a problem that is quite annoying though not much affect the performance. It can be overcome by using a docking station however, it means to sacrifice its practicality.
Summary of Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 XPS7390-7954SLV-PUS
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1065G7/Quad-Core/1.30GHz – 3.90GHz/8MB|
|RAM||32 GB 3733 MHz LPDDR4x SDRAM|
|Storage||512GB PCIe NVMe x4 SSD|
|Graphics Processor||Integrated Intel Iris Plus Graphics|
|Display||13.4″ Full HD+ 1920 x 1200 InfinityEdge Touchscreen display|
|I/O Options||2 x Thunderbolt 3 ports
1 x MicroSD card slot
1 x Headphone jack
|Networking||Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2 x 2)
|Battery||4-Cell 51 WHr Lithium-ion battery (almost 17 hours)|
|Dimensions||11.67 x 8.17 x 0.51 inches|