As an introduction to this analysis
Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests Dell XPS 13 7390 (607) to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.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.
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?
If your need for a laptop comes down to surfing the web, whether on e-commerce or information sites, and to making a few tables in excel, you could be satisfied with this XPS 13 7390 (607). This XPS 13 7390 (607) is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. Even if the material is not of a very high quality, with plastic materials (at the level of the hull), the components and the internal circuits of the machine are still designed by Dell; a manufacturer who has been offering laptops for several years already. In the end, it is a product that will make you think about changing it in less than 4 years.
You will be able to carry it easily thanks to its 13 inches size. The manufacturer has chosen to equip this model with a processor Core i5-10210U. Considering that the components evolve very quickly, Dell offers a laptop of good quality that will remain a good choice over several years. 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 is in the average for this type of product. It’s up to you to add more on the additional pitches provided if your needs arise.
This is one of the smallest available disk space among the laptops of the moment. 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, thanks to an autonomy of 8 hours, you will have enough time to browse the web in Internet browsing mode with active Wifi. Dell is among the best in terms of duration in only battery mode. A feature that is probably what is expected of a laptop first and foremost.
XPS 13 7390 (607) for videos?
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. Finally, a simple computer, yet not really made for audio and video.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 13, in 1920×1080, and a good quality of colours. Nevertheless, the colours remain beautiful, with detailed contrasts in the images. The only criticism that could be drawn is its size, which makes it a small device compared to other competing models at the same price; over a whole day, it can tire the eyes. The big advantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop that weighs only a 1.2 kilogram.
Like the majority of the laptops screen on the market, this model is equipped with the glossy finish. XPS 13 7390 (607) 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.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this XPS 13 7390 (607). 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. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
This XPS 13 7390 (607), equipped with a processor Core i5-10210U, corresponds to a price/power ratio in the average, sufficient for a dedicated multimedia use. Although it is in the middle of the range, this processor will be able to evolve according to your future needs, and in the immediate future will allow a good compatibility with all 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. This is a Windows 10 on which you can install the software you need. For multimedia, you can possibly take VLC .
Equipped with the Intel UHD Graphics 620 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
In the connectivity part, you have 3 ports available. In the norm compared to most other computers in the competition.Between, the speakers, the mouse, and the external hard drive you will have little possibility to add many more peripherals.
A laptop usually has an autonomy of several hours.On this XPS 13 7390 (607), Dell indicates 8 hours of autonomy, a better performance than the competition. Enjoy streaming, locally or on your Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.
The XPS 13 7390 (607) to use while travelling.
One of the primary functions of a laptop is to be easily transportable. With this in mind, we tested the XPS 13 7390 (607). Is he home-work oriented? Or will you be able to take it on a trip? These are the questions we will answer. Or should this use be confined to going from the living room to your kitchen.
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. The 13 inches screen is barely enough to surf the internet or write e-mails.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Equipped with a glossy slab, it provides very good visual comfort. The rendering on screen is good. On the other hand, this shiny slab can be a nuisance in brightly lit areas.
Unfortunately it is not equipped with anti-reflective tiles. Also, you will avoid using this laptop outdoors or with too much light.
A processor Core i5-10210Uthat allows this computer to be equivalent to other laptops in terms of power and power consumption.
However,you’ll have to decrease the manufacturer’s data concerning the autonomy figures given for this XPS 13 7390 (607). This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
With this laptop and its autonomy of 8 hours, you have in fact one of the best models of the moment.
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.Thanks to this, Dell was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Thanks to a reduced space requirement, departures on holiday with all the plane-bus-hotel transfers will be simple. Its 13 inches screen is so compact that it’s almost the size of a large tablet.
With 3 connectors, this XPS 13 7390 (607) allows multiple connections. It’s one of the average laptops.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
In conclusion, it can be considered that this XPS 13 7390 (607) can be used for travel purposes.
The XPS 13 7390 (607) for audio or video editing ?
If you’re serious about editing and creating music, then you pay a lot of attention to processor speed and memory. With this XPS 13 7390 (607), you can be sure you have the right machine. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, Dell has designed an interesting product. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
In the event of occasional audio-visual use, the processor Core i5-10210U of this laptop is within the market average. With its 8 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. 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. 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. 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. Here, it’s 8 hours of autonomy available. As a reminder, with such a powerful laptop, it’s hard to do much better Dell.
Unfortunately not equipped with a USB 3.0 port as standard. It implies more time when you decide to transfer your files to an external drive.
It XPS 13 7390 (607) is consequently well designed for this type of use. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
The XPS 13 7390 (607)- the right model to play with?
It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. With this XPS 13 7390 (607), it will certainly be possible to play simple games, but as soon as the need for calculations requires more power, the image rendering will degrade. The Dell technical choices were rather made to meet classic needs such as internet browsing or word processing.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. 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 An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.He’s one of the worst of the moment, with only 256 Gb.
A better access to wifi on this XPS 13 7390 (607) that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.2 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
With an autonomy of 8 hours, it’s better than the competition.
In the end, we do not recommend this XPS 13 7390 (607) for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.
The XPS 13 7390 (607) for office automation.
Not really designed for office use, XPS 13 7390 (607) it’s still a good product. Here are the main reasons.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. In this case, it is Windows 10.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. It’s up to you to download and/or purchase the software suite that suits you. Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. This model weighs 1.2 Kg, which is the best at the moment.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
Equipped with a slab without specific treatment, we unfortunately see many reflections on this XPS 13 7390 (607). If you spend a lot of time on your computer, you will experience more eye strain. 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.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
It’s one of the smallest backup spaces, with 256 Gb. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
In short, the XPS 13 7390 (607) is an average choice. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.
The XPS 13 7390 (607) in conclusion
The conclusion of the test XPS 13 7390 (607) is that almost all its specifications are below the others. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing