The Dell XPS 13 7390 (607) – Core i5-10210U : the laptop for traveling

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Latest release in the range Dell, we’ve been running tests on XPS 13 7390 (607)…The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.So we ran tests on Dell XPS 13 7390 (607) to find out what it was worth.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.

XPS 13 7390 (607) to surf the Internet?

We can consider that for certain uses, such as surfing the web, it is not necessary to buy a high-powered model. With this XPS 13 7390 (607), the company wanted to design a very basic model. The material used by Dell are of average quality and the components have characteristics that are already dating. In other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
You will be able to carry it easily thanks to its 13 inches size. The processor at the heart of this laptop, a Core i5-10210U, is a rational choice. Dell basic idea that you’re not going to put too much strain on that laptop. Moreover, because of this processor, you can be sure that you have a tool that allows you to navigate the Internet correctly. The 8 Gb of RAM available on this XPS 13 7390 (607) is correct, equivalent to other products in the same price range. If needed you can add more, thanks to the extra slots inside.
The disk size of this laptop is among the smallest on the market. For those who regularly work on a public or private cloud, the available 256 gigabytes will be enough. Not prohibitive in your daily use, but annoying; If you are used to consuming space, think about having a large USB key or external hard drive near you.
Finally, even if, like many users, you keep this computer connected, you should know that its autonomy of 8 hours makes it one of the most durable models on the market. This is one of the most important laptops on the market at the moment compared to other laptops. A feature that is probably what is expected of a laptop first and foremost.

XPS 13 7390 (607) the right choice for watching movies ?

Dell has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. This XPS 13 7390 (607) is a multipurpose laptop that will suit most uses, whether it’s for playing resource-efficient games, light photo editing, or for office work and web browsing. In other words, a computer dedicated to “classic” uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 13, in 1920×1080, and a good quality of colours. The colours are faithful, warm enough, and the contrasts allow a high level of detail. Continuously over the course of a day’s work or movie viewing, you may feel tired; such a small screen means you have to concentrate more to see better. The main advantage linked to this size, on the other hand, is its overall weight: 1.2 kg that it will be easy to take anywhere.
Offered with a glossy slab finish, this XPS 13 7390 (607) product is particularly suitable for multimedia-oriented use. Dell is primarily intended for film lovers the XPS 13 7390 (607). Taking full advantage of the backlighting, this tile benefits from the glossy coating which offers more contrasts. On the other hand, you may feel visually tired after 2 or 3 hours of viewing.
On the sound side, it XPS 13 7390 (607) has good components: board and integrated speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
The XPS 13 7390 (607) has a processor Core i5-10210U, a little more powerful than average, compared to those dedicated to office automation. A mid-range element with the latest components (chipsets) ensuring better compatibility with your peripherals. You won’t have to worry about launching your audio and video applications.
As far as applications are concerned, did Dell not install any. Only the operating system is installed. As a standard, you have some Windows 10 on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. For multimedia, you can possibly take VLC .
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel UHD Graphics 620, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
On the connectivity side, you will have 3 ports. This is standard compared to computers currently available on the market.Between, the speakers, the mouse, and the external hard drive you will have little possibility to add many more peripherals.
As for the batteries, you could almost replace your TV set with this XPS 13 7390 (607) one. You get 8 hours of battery life, which is better than many other models. No need to constantly check the battery level; you’ll be able to watch movies and listen to music for a long time.

Is XPS 13 7390 (607) planned for travelling ?

Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. We therefore analysed this XPS 13 7390 (607) from the point of view of nomadic use. Under what conditions can you take it with you on trips, at weekends or on public transport? Or ultimately will it have the function of staying at home?
A priori, for holidays and home-to-work travel, it is one of the best of the moment.
With a weight of 1.2 Kg, it is easily transportable. It is one of the lightest in this category. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. With a 13 inches screen, it is not easy to surf the internet or to look at pictures in a group.
No backlit keyboard on this XPS 13 7390 (607). But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
The glossy slab offers better viewing comfort than the previous model. Its screen displays good image definition and beautiful colours. On the other hand, this shiny slab can be a nuisance in brightly lit areas.
This model does not have a matt or anti-reflective tile. It would have allowed a better use of this model outdoors.
A processor Core i5-10210Uthat allows this computer to be equivalent to other laptops in terms of power and power consumption.
The manufacturer estimates a possible range that you can reduce. Rather count on 70% of this value in standard use; the more you use the processor, the lower the figure will be.
With this model you have one of the best autonomy of the moment with 8 hours.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 256 Gb. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .For those who will need more space, this XPS 13 7390 (607) will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Even though your laptop will stay in the hotel more often than in a briefcase when you take it to the airport, you will appreciate its volume. Equipped with a compact 13 inches screen, it is one of the smallest models of the moment.
Dell provides 3connectors on this model. This is roughly equivalent to what the competition is offering.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
In conclusion, it can be considered that this XPS 13 7390 (607) can be used for travel purposes.

The XPS 13 7390 (607) to make audio or video editing. 

For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. With this XPS 13 7390 (607), you can be sure you have the right machine. Since the last generation designed by Dell, there have been many improvements on the components. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
Possibly for occasional use, the processor Core i5-10210U will allow you to perform certain tasks, if they are initiated individually. Having 8 Gb de ram, it is good and powerful enough. All the applications you’ll need to get started are available. If you decide to install pro applications, you may need to add more memory or you may experience performance degradation.
The designers of Dell have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. Here with 256 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
As with many laptops, autonomy is a delicate subject. Being only on batteries, you have 8 hours of autonomy at your disposal. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment.
Too bad this model does not benefit from Usb 3.0 technology. Here file transfers are done at a slower speed between your laptop and external drives.
It XPS 13 7390 (607) is consequently well designed for this type of use. Perfectly designed for audio video use. And at a price that is well ranked.

The XPS 13 7390 (607) for online or local games.

It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. Our tests have shown that yhis XPS 13 7390 (607) wasn’t designed for video games. Clearly, Dell has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
When it comes to disk space, this computer ranks low.He’s one of the worst of the moment, with only 256 Gb.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
Even if the weight is not very important when you use it for games, know that this model is one of the lightest of the market with its 1.2 Kg.
An excellent autonomy of 8 hours, will allow you to play almost anywhere.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this XPS 13 7390 (607) one. But it can be a good choice for office functions.

XPS 13 7390 (607) for office automation ?

In case your unique and main everyday use is a tool for office automation, Dell may have put a rather low computer on the market. Review of the details for this new laptop.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It is equipped with Windows 10.
This laptop is mainly for office use and will require some work on your side of things. You will have to download the applications you need, which implyies for some software a slight increase in the overall cost.
Assuming that you will have to take this laptop to the office, on a trip, or any other travel, you will appreciate its weight. This model, with its 1.2 Kg is one of the ultra-compact ones.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
Equipped with a slab without specific treatment, we unfortunately see many reflections on this XPS 13 7390 (607). Testing the lamp next to the screen can affect the quality of work in office use. As far as the colour palette is concerned, it is well balanced even if they are less faithful than the colours your TV set gives you.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
It’s one of the smallest backup spaces, with 256 Gb. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
Simply put, it’s not XPS 13 7390 (607) the best choice for office use. For the same price you will find more suitable and more powerful models.

In short, is the XPS 13 7390 (607), the right choice ?

This XPS 13 7390 (607) will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks
In summary, we advise this model for :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing