Starts at  ₹1,13,990
Starts at 1,13,990

Dell XPS 13 (7390): Compact, fast, and ticks all the right boxes

  • Pros: Keyboard feedback is nearly perfect; Compact design improves portability
  • Cons: 4K display reduces battery life; Cooling fan can be noisy at times

To us, the Dell XPS 13 has always been a laptop that looks better (in terms of design) in pictures than in person. While that doesn’t mean this is not a good laptop, the XPS 13 is slightly thicker in person than it looks in pictures.

Having said that, at 11.6mm it still qualifies as an ultra-thin laptop and 1.16kg is comfortably light to carry around.

The XPS 13 (7390) is a newer variant, launched in India a few months ago, retains the compact design that this series is known for. The bezels around the display are thin and that makes the overall form factor considerably smaller than many competing laptops.

In fact, credit should go to Dell for fitting a functioning keyboard into this form factor. The key spacing is perfect and there’s ample feedback from the keyboard’s keys. Typing is easy and doesn’t require much getting used to. In fact, except for the fact that the Page Up and Page Down keys are placed right next to the arrow keys, nothing else interferes. And that too will matter only to those who use a lot of keyboard shortcuts.

Dell offers this laptop with 10th generation i5 and i7 processors from Intel, with 8GB and 16GB memory options. That ensures smooth functioning for browsing, productivity tasks and more. There’s also a solid state storage drive (SSD) inside, which ensures that read and write speeds from the storage are fast too. Overall, this is certainly a fast Ultrabook, but it’s not meant for those with heavy graphical workloads.

To sum up, for business users and executives, who will probably need Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets and similar applications for their daily tasks, the XPS 13 (7390) is a good fit. It also works for those who want a laptop that’s portable and works well for watching videos, browsing and entertainment.