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Excellent Review Dell XPS 13 9380 (2019)

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Dell XPS 13 (2019): is it worth your purchase?

Dell XPS13 has set itself among the public which demands high performance laptops with high performance mobility. Over the years, its design has evolved in a surprising way to become the center of the laptop of other brands.

Retail price (PVP)

From $ 899 | Model reviewed $ 1,459

Review Dell XPS 13 9380 (2019)

Dell XPS13 has set itself among the public which demands high performance laptops with high performance mobility. Over the years, its design has evolved in a surprising way to become the center of the laptop of other brands.

Prices and availability

As a continuation of the previous versions, most of the new features of the new Dell XPS are in shortage of frames and upper bezel, where you will now find a webcam to video conferencing with more natural conditions.

Another noteworthy fact is that Dell manages to provide an entry price below the previous year’s model, yes with the most basic configuration of core i3 processor and 13.3 inch full HD screen at a cost of $1,179 .

When a core i5-8265U processor maintains a full HD screen, but raises its RAM to 8 GB, the price increases to $229.39. With the Core i7-8265U and the same full HD screen the third option of XPS 13 will be available for the $1,550 recommended price.

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The most important price jump occurs when we connect the PCIe solid state drive with 2 TB, 16 GB RAM, or 4K-quality InfinityEdge Ultra HD touch screen with 3840 x 2160 resolution, at which time the price increases to
2,663 .

Construction design

The company here has applied the rules that what works best, why it changes. Thus, the XPS13 of 2019 maintains the same line as its predecessors; Elegant and professional, at the same time discreetly.

With high lightweight materials not affecting the final weight, ensuring maximum robustness to maintain the type over time, the line focuses on offering the best quality construction.

You can find them in black, silver, rose gold and white finishes. In the latter case there is a white cover which gives the laptop a more careful and dignified line within the market.

Thus, the dimensions of the Dell XPS 13 of 2019 are as follows:

  • Height: between 7.8 and 11.6 mm
  • Width: 302 mm
  • Depth: 199 mm
  • Weight: 1.23 kilograms

The interlaced or woven video fibers available around the body of the keyboard provide very aesthetics to the device, making it easy to clean after a certain personality as well as after days of use. It still appears more in the white model.

As is predicted, one of the most notable changes compared to the 2018 edition is the new location of the webcam, which has been moved again to the small bevel at the top. This should be somewhat larger, 5.9 mm compared to the previous 4 mm.

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The new hinge also improves the above, ensuring greater stability of the equipment when you have it open or with a fairly wide viewing angle. However, it is still difficult to open the laptop with one hand because of the low resistance offered by the hinge.

Keyboard and trackpad

The distribution of keys and large touchpad area are especially good on the new Dell XPS 13, especially if the model in your hand is the one that ends in white.

There are many levels of backlighting to facilitate its use and the way of keys after the flutter after surprising by the agility of performance, the key to the keys. In general, they are huge, in favor of the fact that when you press too many at the same time you do not mistake.

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Regarding your trackpad area, highlight what a pinch or gesture is the specific gesture of the gigantic operating system with the Windows operating system. In this way, you will not miss the use of the mouse as additional support.

4k screen

It is worth noting that you can find two types of screens in the new XPS 13 of 2019. On the one hand, touch screen models are InfinityEdge UltraSharp 4K, which has a resolution scale of 3840 x 2160 pixels, and on the other hand, complete. Without the possibility of choosing a low-resolution model of HD model 1920 x 1080

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The good news is that the second signal has allowed the device to be cheaper to use a configuration at half price. Apart from this, the battery is more efficient to feed a panel with easy and less pixel.

Specifications and performance

Comes with a wide selection of processors from the eighth generation Intel Core, including the XPS 13 Core i3-8145U, i5-8265U and i7-8565U of 2019. Now, if you invest money in a team of these benefits, then it is advisable to not choose the entry level model.

Core i3 is the most economical, but thanks to the performance you received with the higher processor, make sure you have invested well. Although you intend to use it only for visualization of web environments, word processing and video content, the increase in the power presented by i5 has been meaningful.

Already in the memory part, the fan is open from 4 GB to 16 GB, in which double-channel LPDDR is of 3 types of modules. Storage is also highly configurable for storage with SSD from 128 GB to 2 TB.

Our tests are based on the use of Core i7 models with 8 GB RAM. While driving the GeckPhunch 4 benchmark, we reached the score of 14310, whereas with PCMark 10 we reached the value of 4009.

Compared with the extracted and other market instruments, it should be noted that the performance is within the average given by Asus by other instruments such as ZenBook 14. This is something that you can see in the performance graph, which we attach.

In the field of graphics, do not expect to be able to use Dell XPS 13 for gaming – in-depth games like demanding games. We rely on integrated Intel UHD 260 graphics, so we can only address the execution of sporadic games.

On the other hand, the value received from the 4698 at 3DMark tells us that it is suitable for handling video editing equipment and photo retouching.

Autonomy and connectivity

Dell guarantees that with the Full HD screen model you will be able to reach 21 hours of autonomy, but it is undoubtedly a very optimistic figure. With our tests and the brightness of the screen at 40%, we played a video in loop mode and we got times of 11 hours and 19 minutes.

These are positive values ​​that exceed in more than 30 minutes those offered by the XPS 13 edition of the previous year. This means that by making light use of the equipment, you will be able to face a full day of work.

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For connectivity purposes, within the limitations that this type of mobility-oriented equipment has, we have two Thunderbolt 3 ports with power supply, another DisplayPort port and a third USB C port.

There is also space for a microSD card reader and the typical mini- jack for headphones. You can use the adapter included with the device to connect devices and pen drives with traditional USB connector.

Verdict

We are aware that the main changes introduced in the XPS 13 range of 2019 are in its interior, with the new generation of eighth generation Intel Core processors with higher performance, clock speeds and improved energy efficiency.

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However, there are also small changes such as the position of the webcam, a much more natural place to carry out videoconferences. We like the variety of models from which to choose, and Dell offers a wide range to fit better the particular needs of each. 

Specifications

  • Processor: Intel Core i3-8145U eighth generation, i5-8265U, i7-8565U (WHL)
  • Display: 13.3-inch UltraSharp 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160) InfinityEdge
  • Full HD option (1920 x 1080) InfinityEdge touch or non-touch
  • Memory: LPDDR3 dual-channel SDRAM from 4GB-16GB to 2133MHz
  • Storage: PCIe SSD 128/256 / 512GB / 1 / 2TB
  • Battery: 52Wh
  • Ports: 2x Thunderbolt 3, 1 USB C, 1 DisplayPort, microSD slot and mini-jack
  • Dimensions: 302 x 199 x 11.6 mm
  • Weight: 1,23 Kg



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