Dell XPS 13 (9380) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 8000GB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x M.2 SSD PCIe Gen 3x4 NVMe slot See photo
RAM
up to 16GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Linux, Windows OS
Dimensions
302 x 199 x 7.8 - 11.63 mm (11.89" x 7.83" x 0.31")
Weight
1.27 kg (2.8 lbs)
Body material
Aluminum, Carbon
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Thunderbolt 3, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort, HDMI
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • Card reader microSD (mSD/mSDHC/mSDXC)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2x2)
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Audio jack 3.5mm audio jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera 720p@30fps
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Digital-array microphones
  • Speakers 2x 2W
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

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Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Dell XPS 13 (9380) series.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 Multi-core test (the higher the score, the better)
price
2668
performance

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Dell XPS 13 (9380) series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
price
1929
performance

 

Dell XPS 13 (9380) in-depth review

Welcome, to the higher tier of the business notebook market. This is a place home to Apple MacBook Pros, Dell XPS, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbons and more chosen premium level devices. This is a very delicate area of the market because when you are ready to give that large of a buck you have a lot to desire. So, we have to be extra harsh on today's device - the Dell XPS 13 9380.Actually, it is not a lot different from its predecessor - the XPS 13 9370, as externally it looks exactly the same. H[...]

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Pros

  • Astonishing battery life
  • Very thin profile
  • Satisfactory input devices (the keyboard is backlit)
  • Very high contrast, 94% sRGB coverage and accurate default settings (AUO B133HAN06VG6 (AUO5B2D))
  • Doesn't use PWM for brightness adjusment and reaches above 400 nits (AUO B133HAN06VG6 (AUO5B2D))
  • Charges via Type-C
  • Supports Thunderbolt
  • Blazing fast performance

Cons

  • Needs a dongle to expand the I/O
  • Gets pretty hot
  • Lowers its maximum brightness on battery power

Inside Dell XPS 13 9380 - disassembly and upgrade options

 

 

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