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Dell XPS 13 9370, i7-8550U

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Dell XPS 13 9370, i7-8550U
Dell XPS 13 9370, i7-8550U (XPS 13 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Core: 300 MHz
Memory
16384 MB 
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, IPS
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
Storage
256 GB NVMe, 256 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Kaby Lake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
Connections
3 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: MicroSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 11.6 x 302 x 199 ( = 0.46 x 11.89 x 7.83 in)
Battery
52 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: 1 W x 2 stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.22 kg ( = 43.03 oz / 2.69 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1500 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 91.16% - very good
Average of 19 scores (from 31 reviews)
price: 76%, performance: 84%, features: 80%, display: 85% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Dell XPS 13 9370, i7-8550U

85% Dell XPS 13 9370 review (i7-8550U, FHD screen) – an upgrade, but not across the board
Source: Ultrabook Review English
In conclusion, the Dell XPS 9370 is one of the best ultra-portables you can get these days, but is not necessarily the update I’ve been expecting for this iconic series, and I feel Dell has to step up their game with the next iteration if they want to keep the lead in the class, as the competition gets closer by the day.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
85% Dell XPS 13 9370 review (i7-8550U, FHD screen) – an upgrade, but not across the board
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The Dell XPS 9370 is one of the best ultra-portables you can get these days, even if not necessarily the update I've been expecting as a long-term user of an older XPS 13. Dell focused on making it smaller and lighter, while updating the screens, adding a few extra features and improving aspects that lead to slightly tweaked performance and thermals, but at the same time the IO and battery took a hit, and some of the QC and practicality quirks people have been complaining about on the previous XPS 13s were not addressed. Read on for the in-depth analysis.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
100% Dell XPS 13 (2018) review: A winner across the board
Source: It Pro English
It's not quite topping the latest MacBook Pro, but the Dell XPS 13's slim dimensions, knockout power and great design mean it's still one of the best laptops we've ever seen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
Review: Dell XPS 13 (9370)
Source: Hexus English
Dell has a solid history of producing premium laptops under its XPS banner. The little brother, XPS 13, had a makeover at the turn of the year and now features 8th Gen quad-core, octo-thread processors from Intel.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/29/2018
100% Dell XPS 13 review: The best ultraportable ever?
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Dell XPS 13 is a lot thinner than the last version, and has a neat new fingerprint scanner built into the power button. Even the entry-level display spec is great, while every aspect of the laptop's build is great quality.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
85% Dell XPS 13 (2018) review: Still one of the best Windows notebooks?
Source: Hardware Zone English
Yes, the new XPS 13 lives up to the reputation of the model that it replaces by being a very fine Windows notebook. There’s a lot to like about the notebook, but let’s get the bad stuff out of the way first.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 85%
100% Dell XPS 13 2018 review: Goodbye, MacBook Pro
Source: It Pro English
It’s finally happened: Dell has created a true MacBook killer. Faster, cheaper and lighter than the top-spec 13in MacBook Pro, the XPS 13 is the best laptop we’ve ever seen. All hail the new king.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
84% Dell XPS 13 9370 Review: Dell’s Lucky Thirteen!
Source: Tech PP English
At a starting price of Rs 97,770, the Dell XPS 13 is certainly on par with the competition and if you live with its downsides like the MicroSD card slot, an average battery life and no touchscreen on the entry-level models, it’s certainly worth purchasing.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
100% Dell XPS 13 review: one of the world’s best laptops is even better than before
Source: T3 English
The XPS 13 was already a superb laptop. With a 4K screen, a new design and improved performance it’s superb-er.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
Dell XPS 13 (9370) review – portable, yet powerful business machine
Source: Laptop Media English
There is a sole leader in the business devices segment and that’s Apple. A lot of manufacturers are trying to copy its design. Yes – some of them have achieved minor success, offering similar specs (and design) for a far lower price. The notebook we talked about today is a successor to the original “MacBook killer” – XPS 13 (9360). Dell channeled their effort and resources at something new – something that’s going to stand out. And they clearly made it. The neat and stylish design hides a device of impressive performance and beautiful screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/09/2018
84% Dell XPS 13 (2018) review:
Source: CNet English
With a new design that catches up to the competition, Dell's XPS 13 remains one of the best all-around 13-inch laptops, but everyone's biggest gripe remains unchanged.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
90% Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) review
Source: PC Advisor English
If you need a compact, high performance Windows laptop, the 2018 Dell XPS 13 is the best laptop you can buy alongside the 8th-gen Lenovo Yoga 920. It is competitively priced, and even the high-end touchscreen Core i7 model at £1,649 is at least £300 cheaper than the same spec 13in MacBook Pro.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Dell XPS 13 review
Source: Techradar English
Dell has undoubtedly done it again. In directly addressing the concerns of users, Dell has refined its XPS 13 laptop further than perhaps ever before. So much so that we’re inclined to give this laptop our Best in Class award all over again.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) review
Source: PC Advisor English
If you need a compact, high performance Windows laptop, the 2018 Dell XPS 13 is the best laptop you can buy alongside the 8th-gen Lenovo Yoga 920. It is competitively priced, and even the high-end touchscreen Core i7 model at £1,649 is at least £300 cheaper than the same spec 13in MacBook Pro.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Dell XPS 13 (2018) review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Dell XPS 13 is one of the best, most consistent portable Windows laptops in the world. There are no gimmicks, no flimsy parts. Every element is top-quality.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%

Foreign Reviews

Dell XPS 13
Source: Golem German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/12/2018
87% Eines der besten Windows-Notebooks
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 70% ergonomy: 80%
91% Das neue Dell XPS 13 9370 im Test, kleiner, schneller, besser?
Source: Tech.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 91%
Ultraportátil avanzado 13,3": Dell XPS 9370 [37MWY]
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; nice display; good connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/29/2018
Dell XPS 13 9370 (CNX37002). Ultrabook 13,3" con un excelente diseño (1199 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; powerful hardware; solid workmanship; elegant design.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/30/2018
Dell XPS 13 9370. Ultrabook 13,3" de referencia (*1117 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; slim size; nice design; high autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/13/2018
85% Recensione DELL XPS 13 9370: super compatto con super prestazioni
Source: Wiz Blog Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 75% display: 85% workmanship: 90%
Recensione Dell XPS 13 9370
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Compact size; excellent display; nice performance. Negative: Poor webcam.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/08/2018
100% Dell XPS 13 9370-MTNDF Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Test Du Dell Xps 13 : Un Laptop Qui N’A De Petit Que Le Format
Source: Fredzone French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
86% Ноутбук Dell XPS 13 9370: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 86% display: 96% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 80%
Обзор DELL XPS 13 9370. Альтернатива ультрабуку MacBook Pro 13
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Compact size; premium design; excellent display; long battery life; high performance; USB-C; comfortable keyboard; silent system.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/25/2018
Dell XPS 13: Když vás ostatní doženou až za tři roky
Source: Zive CZ→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; decent hardware; good cooling system; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/07/2018
Test: DELL XPS 13 (9370) - kultovní model nově s čtyřjádrovým procesorem a 4K displejem
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; nice performance; slim size; elegant design; long battery life. Negative: Poor connectivity; noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2018
Dell XPS 13 9370 phiên bản 2018: Mỏng nhẹ, chống tia cực tím
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; premium design; high performance; powerful hardware; nice connectivity; long battery life. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/06/2018
Ревю на Dell XPS 13 (9370) – преносима, но мощна бизнес машина
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Attractive design; high performance; nice display; good connectivity; comfortable touchpad; long battery life; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: Weak hardware; no USB-A.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/25/2018

Comment

Model: With its 2018 XPS 13, Dell has managed to make a laptop that only the most demanding users will be able to find tangible fault in. There are some cheaper rivals, but it successfully undercuts Microsoft’s Surface range for value for money. Now, after multiple generations of sticking with the same chassis, Dell's premium flagship has a new design with slimmer dimensions and a beautiful white-and-gold color scheme. The XPS 13 9370 weighs just 2.65 pounds and is a mere 0.46 inch thick at its thickest point (0.3 inch at its thinnest). Unfortunately, when slimming the XPS 13 down to 0.46 inch, Dell had to ditch the standard, USB Type-A ports and full-size SD card reader that appeared on all the previous generations. On the left side of the XPS 13 9370, a user will find two Thunderbolt 3 ports, which can charge the laptop or connect to high-speed peripherals. There's also a Noble lock slot and a battery gauge, which shows the charge level on a series of five white lights. The laptop sports a Core i7-8550U CPU, 16 GB of RAM, a 1 TB SSD and a 4K touchscreen. Thanks to Dell's new cooling system, these laptops were also capable of delivering better-sustained performance on long tasks, such as compressing a 4K video or running the same benchmark 10 times in a row.

As they heat up during intense tasks, most laptops slow their CPUs down to cool them down. Because it uses a new thermal setup with dual fans, dual heat pipes, and special thermal insulation, the XPS 13 9370 is able to prevent its processor from throttling as aggressively as many other laptops. With its integrated Intel UHD 620 GPU, the XPS 13 9370 is good enough for doing light video editing or playing some games at low settings. The XPS 13 9370's 13.3-inch, InfinityEdge display has bezels that are 23 percent thinner than the almost nonexistent borders on the XPS 7360. Because there's virtually no frame around the top and sides of the screen, images just seem to pop more. The touchscreen 3,840 x 2,160 4K Ultra HD looks incredible. The insanely high resolution looks amazing on a 13-inch panel and color reproduction is a pleasant level of saturated. Dell claims the 52 Wh battery can run for up to 19 hours in some conditions. It certainly excels in battery life and charges remarkably fast with the supplied charger. Bear in mind that Dell has cut this down from 60 Wh in the previous generation. This is to save on weight and component space, while the next-gen processors should make the smaller capacity more efficient. With the XPS 13 9370, Dell has moved the webcam from the lower left corner of the bezel to the center bottom. Yes, it's still a "nose cam" that looks up at a user, but because the lens is centered, it gets a much better angle. Image quality was on a par with other premium laptops and there was only a limited amount of visual noise in the background.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Series:

The Ultrabook concept was announced by Intel at Computex 2011. This new generation of notebooks would use low power Intel processors, have an extremely thin profile and could also include certain tablet functions. We’ve seen a huge number and variants of Ultrabooks by many manufacturers in the first wave of these ‘MacBook Air-killer’ devices. Dell seemed to take it slow and only released their first Ultrabook in the first quarter of 2012. While most manufacturers decided to brand their Ultrabooks under new names and with many variants and sizes, Dell used its already prominent ‘XPS’ range to market theirs with just one size.

The Dell XPS 13 certainly turns heads. Like its bigger brother, the Dell XPS 14Z, it has a curvaceous silver aluminium body with a reduced chassis size for its screen. This makes it real compact even for an Ultrabook. Dell had managed to squeeze a 13 inch display into what they say is an 11 inch body. In reality, it doesn’t really get to that but it is close enough and is definitely smaller than all the other 13 inch Ultrabooks. The XPS13 has a carbon fiber bottom covered with a thin rubberized coating making keeping the laptop firmly in its place when typing. The bonded Corning Gorilla Glass display gives the display a slightly more solid feel.

Dell offers the XPS 13 for 999 € onwards same as the Asus Zenbook UX31 which is its main competitor. However, its 1366 x 768 display resolution is noticeably lower than the when compared to the 1600 x 900 panel on the UX31. Advantages of the XPS 13 over the UX31 include its backlight keyboard, more responsive keys and a smaller size.

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620. Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
8550U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.22 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. In 2014, the global market share of Dell laptops was 12.3% and it is 14% in 2016.
91.16%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.
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Stefan Hinum, 2018-02-15 (Update: 2018-02-15)