Dell XPS 13 7390

As the holiday season nears, a new laptop for developing skills and personal projects is worth considering. The Dell XPS 13 7390, with an Intel® Core™ i7-10710U processor, is really enticing. Windows 10 Pro, an M.2 PCIe NVMe SDD, and non-touch display are motivating as well. As with other big purchases, a decision will require more than a month’s consideration.

Specifications:

  • Processor: 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10710U Processor (12MB Cache, up to 4.7GHz, 6 cores)
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
  • Memory: 16GB LPDDR3 2133MHz
  • Hard Drive: 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
  • Display: 13.3″ FHD (1920×1080) Non-Touch Display
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2 Responses to “Dell XPS 13 7390”

  1. Steve Says:

    Pulled the trigger with the following specifications:

    • Processor: 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10710U Processor (12MB Cache, up to 4.7GHz, 6 cores)
    • Operating System: Ubuntu Linux 18.04
    • Memory: 16GB LPDDR3 2133MHz On-board
    • Hard Drive: 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
    • Display: 13.3″ 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) InfinityEdge Touch Display
    • Subtotal: $1499.99
    • Total: $1631.68

    Traded Microsoft Windows 10 Professional and an additional $81.86 for a better display and Ubuntu Linux 18.04.

    The laptop being replaced has the following specifications:

    • Processor: 2.20 GHz 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i3-2330M Processor
    • Operating System: CentOS Linux release 7.7.1908 (Core)
    • Memory: 6GB DDR3 SDRAM (2 DIMM)
    • Hard Drive: 60GB SATA II MLC Solid State Drive
    • Display: 14.0-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1366 x 768)

    Benchmarks at the following sites give an idea of this upgrade’s magnitude:

  2. Steve Says:

    2019/NOV/18 00:32: “Ordered Received”
    2019/NOV/18 11:11: “Order Confirmed”
    2019/NOV/20 23:09: Courier receives shipping information
    2019/NOV/22 21:14: “Shipped”
    2019/NOV/26 00:00: Courier receives package (City of Industry, CA)
    2019/NOV/27 12:50: Courier delivers package (Gardena, CA)

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