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Dell XPS 13 with hexa-core Core i7-10710U now shipping

The Dell XPS 13 is now shipping with a 10th gen Intel hexa-core CPU on board. (Source: Dell)
The Dell XPS 13 is now shipping with a 10th gen Intel hexa-core CPU on board. (Source: Dell)
Dell’s XPS 13 is now shipping as promised with a hexa-core CPU for the first time. The new 10th gen Intel Core i7 10710U brings six-core performance to 13-inch form factor that until now has typically been reserved for 15-inch or larger notebooks.

As promised, Dell is now shipping its late 2019 XPS 13 with Intel’s 10th gen Core i7-10710U chip which is the first time it has offered a notebook in this class with a six-core processor. Until now, hexa-core notebooks have typically been found in notebooks at 15-inches in size, so it counts as something of a performance breakthrough for the category. Unfortunately, however, it is not a 10nm Ice Lake part, but an undervolted Comet Lake part fabricated on the same 14++ process as the 9th gen Whiskey Lake chips.

According to Intel, the chip offers a base frequency of 1.1 GHz that can Turbo Boost up to 4.7 GHz while its 6 cores also support hyperthreading for a total of 12 threads. It is listed as a 15 W part although manufacturers can configure it anywhere between 15 W and 25 W but it is not yet clear what Dell has opted to do in this instance. Given the thermal constraints of a 13-inch chassis we can probably expect that Dell won’t have changed this from its default wattage.

The Dell XPS 13 with a hexa-core i7-10710U is shipping now from US$1,350. This variant ships with a 13.3-inch FHD non-touch InfinityEdge display, 8 GB of LPDDR3 2133 MHz RAM and 256 GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2019-10- 4 (Update: 2019-10- 4)
Sanjiv Sathiah
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