Inside Dell XPS 13 7390 – disassembly and upgrade options
This is the first XPS laptop after Dell decided to switch up their numerical – that way the XPS 9380 has a successor that is not called the XPS 13 9390, but the XPS 13 7390. Let’s see if something changed on the inside, though.
1. Remove the bottom plate
There are only 8 Torx-head screws that keep you from the insides of this machine. After you unscrew them, you should start prying very, very carefully. Keep in mind that the material is super fragile around the USB Type-C ports.
Before you start, unplug the battery connector. This could save you a lot of money, trust us! The battery itself is a 52Wh unit and can be removed by unscrewing 5 Phillips-head screws (one of them has a super tiny head, in contrast to the other).
3. Cooling and storage
While unchanged from last year, the cooling solution of this notebook seems to work incredibly good with the Core i7-10510U, and pushes it to a desktop-like performance, both in short-termed tasks, and in long term ones, as well. Just below the two heat pipes, you are going to see the M.2 slot. It supports up to 2TB of PCIe x4 drives.