Dell XPS 13 7390 will be the first subnotebook with 6-core Core i7 Comet Lake-U options when it launches this September
The XPS 13 9380 is barely six months old and Dell is already prepared to launch a successor with the upcoming XPS 13 7390. As with the recent Inspiron 3000, 5000, and 7000 announcements, the XPS 13 7390 will carry 14 nm Comet Lake-U processors to succeed the last generation 14 nm Whiskey Lake-U series.
The official specifications list below shows options ranging from the Core i3-10110U to the i5-10210U, i7-10510U, and i7-10710U. This last Core i7 CPU in particular will carry six physical cores unlike any other Core U-series CPU before it. Assuming that the XPS 13 can maintain respectable clock rates for each core, we can expect multi-thread performance to be about 40 percent higher than the last generation Core i7-8565U.
Other than the internal CPU changes and the new Killer AX1650 module for Wi-Fi 6 compatibility, the XPS 13 7390 will carry the same chassis as the XPS 13 9380 with the same 13.3-inch FHD HDR and 4K UHD touchscreen options. Thus, there will be no major visual tweaks for the Comet Lake-U XPS 13 refresh.
The XPS 13 7390 will be available for pre-order beginning August 27 for a starting price of $900 USD.