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Testseek.com have collected 41 expert reviews of the Dell XPS 13 9380 and the average rating is 88%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Dell XPS 13 9380.
 
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The editors liked

  • Just about everything
  • Battery life
  • Slim
  • Lightweight design
  • Strong performance
  • Gorgeous 4K display
  • InfinityEdge bezels with properly placed webcam
  • Camera finally back on top and no more turkey waddle neck
  • Intel's Whiskey Lake U offers a decent but marginal performance bump
  • Gorgeous design with a new Frost White color option
  • Class-leading performance
  • Bright and vibrant 4K touch display (as configured)
  • Premium brushed aluminum design
  • Super-thin InfinityEdge display bezels
  • Runs cool and quiet
  • Webcam is back where it belo
  • Dell has fixed this laptop's only remaining serious flaw
  • Designing a super-slim 2mm webcam to fit into the thin screen bezel. Optional colors look great
  • As does the 4K touchscreen. Excellent keyboard
  • And decent battery life for a 4K laptop
  • Cycling Turbo Boost clock rates allow for faster CPU performance on average
  • Crisp 4K UHD touchscreen
  • High contrast ratio
  • Full sRGB coverage
  • Fast 512 GB Samsung NVMe SSD
  • No pulse-width modulation
  • Compact and rigid design
  • Very narrow bezels

The editors didn't like

  • Some people might find the two-tone design unattractive
  • 16
  • 9 aspect ratio will bother some
  • No one-touch power or login feature
  • Fans can be noisy
  • No LTE option
  • Below-average battery life
  • Doesn't support Windows Hello facial login
  • 1080P version lacks touch screen support option
  • So-so battery life (may improve with a firmware update)
  • No USB-A or HDMI connectivity
  • Loaded configs are pricey
  • The entry level configuration
  • While well-priced
  • Cuts too many corners. I don't love the woven texture on the wrist rest
  • Core i7-8565U is less than 10 percent faster than the Core i5-8265U SKU
  • USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 only
  • No full-size ports
  • Light-moderate uneven backlight bleeding
  • Slightly louder fan noise than Core i5 SKU
  • Slight electronic noise on our test unit

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  Published: 2019-03-20, Author: Dan , review by: cnet.com

  • Dell has fixed this laptop's only remaining serious flaw, designing a super-slim 2mm webcam to fit into the thin screen bezel. Optional colors look great, as does the 4K touchscreen. Excellent keyboard, and decent battery life for a 4K laptop
  • The entry level configuration, while well-priced, cuts too many corners. I don't love the woven texture on the wrist rest
  • It's nearly impossible to find anything to dislike about this 13-inch slim powerhouse, at least in the pricey high-end configuration tested here...

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  Published: 2019-03-06, Author: Alex , review by: gizmodo.com

  • Just about everything,
  • Some people might find the two-tone design unattractive

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  Published: 2019-03-01, Author: Gordon , review by: pcworld.com_techhive.com

  • The Asus ZenBook Flip might not be quite as elegant and powerful as its primary competition, but it costs a heck of a lot less and can still do the vast majority of the same workloads.Lenovo's IdeaPad Miix 520 is an outstanding Windows tablet in terms of...

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  Published: 2019-02-25, review by: arstechnica.com

  • battery life
  • 16:9 aspect ratio will bother some, No one-touch power or login feature, Fans can be noisy, No LTE option

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  Published: 2019-02-19, Author: Allen , review by: notebookcheck.net

  • cycling Turbo Boost clock rates allow for faster CPU performance on average, crisp 4K UHD touchscreen, high contrast ratio, full sRGB coverage, fast 512 GB Samsung NVMe SSD, no pulse-width modulation, compact and rigid design, very narrow bezels
  • Core i7-8565U is less than 10 percent faster than the Core i5-8265U SKU, USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 only; no full-size ports, light-moderate uneven backlight bleeding, slightly louder fan noise than Core i5 SKU, slight electronic noise on our test unit
  • Opting for the Core i7 configuration will bring an average performance boost of only 10 percent over the Core i5 configuration for $250 more. This wouldn't have been so bad if Dell had also doubled the RAM and/or storage between the two price points, but...

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  Published: 2019-02-11, Author: Michael , review by: phoronix.com

  • Abstract:  At the end of January, Dell announced the Dell XPS 13 9380 Developer Edition laptop as an upgraded version of the XPS 9370 with now having Intel Whiskey Lake CPUs and other minor improvements. Over the past two weeks I've been testing out the Dell XPS 938...

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  Published: 2019-02-06, Author: Michael , review by: phoronix.com

  • Abstract:  While Dell is offering the option of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS as the Linux option with their new XPS 9380 laptop, what happens if the Bionic Beaver isn't of interest to you? As part of our testing of the Dell XPS 9380 with Core i7 8565U laptop, I've just finishe...

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  Published: 2019-01-30, Author: Sebastian , review by: notebookcheck.net

  • Abstract:  Better with Whiskey? The webcam is back at the top. But is that all for the 2019 XPS 13 from Dell? Not at all, because the dual-fan solution ensures good – even though not stable – performance utilization we rarely see among such slim laptops. Update: Whi...

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  Published: 2019-01-24, Author: Gordon , review by: pcworld.com_techhive.com

  • Camera finally back on top and no more turkey waddle neck, Intel's Whiskey Lake U offers a decent but marginal performance bump
  • Doesn't support Windows Hello facial login, 1080P version lacks touch screen support option
  • A rejiggered camera position and Intel's new Whiskey Lake U processor makes the best thin-and-light laptop even better...

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  Published: 2019-01-23, Author: Paul , review by: hothardware.com

  • Gorgeous design with a new Frost White color option, Class-leading performance, Bright and vibrant 4K touch display (as configured), Premium brushed aluminum design, Super-thin InfinityEdge display bezels, Runs cool and quiet, Webcam is back where it belo
  • So-so battery life (may improve with a firmware update), No USB-A or HDMI connectivity, Loaded configs are pricey
  • As configured, the Dell XPS 13 (9380) we received commands a premium price point, and in return it delivers best-in-class performance. It led the way in several of our benchmarks, including PCMark 10 and Geekbench 4, and did so while running cool and quie...

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