The XPS 13-7390 – Intel Core i7-10710U from Dell : A laptop for multimedia

As an introduction to this analysis

Experienced users do not have the same needs as beginners. You are looking for a laptop and you hesitate between several models.What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.

XPS 13-7390 the right choice for surfing the internet?

Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.This laptop will ensure that the tasks you perform will be reliable and trouble-free for years to come.In fact, it’s all about finding a product with the right price/quality ratio. You only have to take it in your hand to see that the material is of quality.
By putting on the market the XPS 13-7390, Dell offers a well thought-out product of very good quality.
It’s almost the perfect tool for travelling. A screen 13 inches that makes this model transportable anywhere. The processor which equips this model, one Intel Core i7-10710U, will be largely sufficient; it may even be too powerful compared to the need. Knowing that the evolution of components is very fast, you will have with this model and this component, a laptop that will last a few years. In addition, with this model, you have at your disposal a tool that will make your internet navigation fluid. The amount of RAM provided is 8 Gb. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
By offering a hard drive of this size, the company is making this model one of the laptops with the largest disk space on the market. Even with 512 Gb, you can be sure that many video and audio files are continuously stored. Here, Dell provides with this XPS 13-7390 a laptop that will allow you to watch all your films locally for a long time.
Additional point concerning autonomy: 8 hours of tranquility. You will have a limited time of freedom, needing to have the power kit nearby. It’s annoying, because the interest of a laptop is still to be able to use it everywhere, without it being plugged in.

XPS 13-7390 the right choice for watching movies ?

Making this XPS 13-7390 a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of Dell. In the age of multimedia, this laptop has evolved and is a cross between a TV, radio and a desktop computer. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. The sound reproduction level and the display quality of this top-of-the-range model won’t be lacking.
As for the screen, it is a model of reduced size, 13 inches, with a 1920×1080. Nevertheless, the colours remain beautiful, with detailed contrasts in the images. 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.
Like the majority of the laptops screen on the market, this model is equipped with the glossy finish.  XPS 13-7390 will be ideal for movies, photos and games in a dark or half light environment because you will have the means to control light intensity. Also note that potentially this screen will be more stressful to the eyes, after 2-3 hours of use in a row.
On the sound side, it XPS 13-7390 has good components: board and integrated speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
With a processor type Intel Core i7-10710U, Dell offers a high performance solution. Unlike the brand’s older processors, energy efficiency is optimal and consumption is well controlled. With this model, you have a tool capable of making several billion calculations per second.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel UHD Graphics 621, 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.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 3 ports.That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
As for battery life, it XPS 13-7390 can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. 8 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see. 

The XPS 13-7390- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?

Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. So we put this test to the XPS 13-7390. Is it made to be taken on trips, packed in your luggage ? Will it be designed for your home-to-work transfers? Should you only consider it for weekend trips with your family? 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.
Its weight of 1.2 Kg makes it easy to move. It is one of the lightest in its class. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. A 13 inches size that can be painful when you have to stay there for more than an hour.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
This model is supplied with a shiny slab. 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. Also, you will avoid using this laptop outdoors or with too much light.
With its Intel Core i7-10710U, this computer has a limited power consumption, one of the best currently. With its processor, the manufacturer has chosen to produce one of the most powerful laptops in its range.
That doesn’t mean you’re going to reach that figure, because it’s an average estimate indicated by the manufacturer.
As for the autonomy , the batteries will allow you to use it for about 8 hours.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 512 Gb. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.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 will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. Its 13 inches screen is so compact that it’s almost the size of a large tablet.
At the connector level, this model provides 3 inputs. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
In conclusion, it can be considered that this XPS 13-7390 can be used for travel purposes.

The XPS 13-7390 for audio or video editing ?

For non-professional use for audio or video editing, this XPS 13-7390 may be fine. It is correctly equipped on the processor level for speed and RAM for task management; This is below what dedicated computers do for professional use, but a good level for those who need it.
This laptop is efficient and cheaper than most of its direct competitors for such uses.The software suite provided on this model includes everything you need to start editing photos, videos and music.If needed, you can install more pro-oriented applications on the 512 Gb available of the hard disk.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The XPS 13-7390 allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 512 Gb. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
In terms of autonomy,the Dellkept it simple. Indicated for an autonomy of 8 hours by the manufacturer, it is preferable to keep your charger close by if you need to make changes while on the move or if you use a lot of resources for your audio or video editing. However, it’s still a decent average range.
Too bad this model does not benefit from Usb 3.0 technology. It implies more time when you decide to transfer your files to an external drive.
You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. In short, an interesting choice in this price range.

The XPS 13-7390- the right model to play with?

Today’s most popular gaming titles require performance and can take up huge amounts of storage space: this laptop meets both of these requirements. Until recently, with rare exceptions, only desktop computers could be used. Thanks to this XPS 13-7390, Dell has designed a laptop powerful enough to meet this need.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
With its graphics Intel UHD Graphics 621 card and processor Intel Core i7-10710U, Dell has indeed chosen an interesting option. Thanks to the technical elements installed on this laptop, the card Intel UHD Graphics 621 and the processor Intel Core i7-10710U are raised to a very good level.
During the tests we ran on this laptop, the components used by the brand’s engineers proved that they could hold the load.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
Although you won’t need it because of online games, it’s probably one of the biggest hard drives today. The 512 Gb of XPS 13-7390 can still be used by a large number of players in the case of locally installed games.
For online gaming, it XPS 13-7390 has high quality Wi-Fi. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
On the practical transport side, this model is one of the lightest on the market, with 1.2 Kg.
By offering 8 hours of autonomy, this computer is in the middle of the market.
In conclusion, we have been seduced by the balance between performance and components. Be aware that in addition, you will benefit from an autonomy of 8 hours. Perfect for a sustained gaming session!

XPS 13-7390 the right choice for office automation ?

Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. ThisXPS 13-7390 is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
One of the big advantages of a laptop is naturally its ability to follow you when you’re on the move. This model, with its 1.2 Kg is one of the ultra-compact ones.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
No anti-reflective treatment on this XPS 13-7390. Testing the lamp next to the screen can affect the quality of work in office use. For bright areas, they are clearly cut out, the colours are intense, with a high degree of brightness and image sharpness.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
It has a storage space of 512 Gb.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.

XPS 13-7390 the right choice for the right use

This laptop is finally the one that allows you to enjoy its excellent performance whatever the use you will make of it. It performs well in almost everything, the XPS 13-7390 remains reasonable in terms of price.
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– making audio and video editing
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– playing video games
– office tasks