Dell’s XPS lineup of consumer laptops are some of the best in the business, and Dell started the thin-bezel trend that has now taken over the industry. But if you’re in the market for a business laptop and the practicality that implies, their Latitude lineup is likely more suited for your needs. To that end, today we’re taking a look at the latest Dell Latitude 13 2-in-1 model, the 7390. This latest business model from Dell features all of the latest features, including 8th generation quad-core CPUs, and the business features you’d expect like vPro, and optional Smart Card support. It even offers cellular connectivity for those that need to work on the go.

And working on the go is really the goal of the Latitude 13 7390. As we’ll see in a bit, it features great battery life, along with a thin and light chassis, but still offers the great performance of the Kaby Lake Refresh CPUs.

Dell Latitude 7390 2-in-1
  Base Mid High
Model Tested
CPU Core i3-7130U
Dual Core w/HyperThreading
2.7 GHz Base Frequency
15W TDP 3 MB Cache
Core i5-8250U or 8350U
Quad-Core w/Hyperthreading
1.6 -3.4 GHz (8250U 1.7-3.6 GHz (8350U)
15 W TDP 6 MB Cache
Core i7-8650U
Quad-Core w/HyperThreading
1.9-4.2 GHz
15W TDP 8 MB Cache
Memory 4 GB LPDDR3-1866 8 GB LPDDR3-1866 16 GB LPDDR3-1866
Storage M.2 SATA 128 - 256 GB
256 - 512 GB NVMe
M.2 SATA 128 - 256 GB
256 - 1024 GB NVMe
As tested: 512 GB NVMe
Display 13.3" 1920x1080 Touch IPS
Networking Qualcomm QCA61x4A 802.11ac
Optional Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
Optional Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A Cellular
Battery 42 Whr Prismatic ExpressCharge
60 Whr Polymer ExpressCharge
60 Whr Long Life Cycle Polymer
I/O 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
2 x USB Type-C w/Optional TB3
1 x HDMI 1.4
1 x uSIM slot (WWAN only)
1 x microSD
Headset Jack
Dimensions "Narrow Bezel Height: 0.46''- 0.70” / 11.75-17.85mm (Front to Back)
Standard Bezel Height: 0.51''- 0.75” / 12.92-19.03mm (Front to Back)
Width: 12” / 305.1mm
Depth 8.26” / 210mm (211mm standard bezel) "
Weight Starting weight: 3.12lb / 1.42kg
with WLAN, 45Whr 3-cell Battery, M.2 128GB SSD
Starting Price $1,149 $1,429 $1,849

Dell offers a nice package in the Latitude 7390, with plenty of configuration options to pick out just the right amount of performance. The base model is somewhat lacking though, with just a Core i3-7130U CPU, 4 GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and a 128 GB SSD; so the base price of $1149 is not likely to be where most people would want to configure it. Realistically, you’d want at least the Core i5-8250U, 8 GB of LPDDR3, and 256 GB of storage, so you’re looking closer to $1500 for the package.

As the top end model in the Latitude lineup, the price is a bit more realistic, since Dell offers plenty of options for less if this is out of your budget, but for a premium 2-in-1 business laptop, it’s realistically in the range you’d see other devices.

Dell has been quite good about providing connectivity options with the rise of new formats like USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, and with the Latitude 7390, that’s again the case. Dell has ditched their barrel connector and moved to USB-C charging, and they offer Thunderbolt 3 on both of the USB-C ports. In addition, they have USB-A ports on both sides, as well as micro SD support. This, in addition to Smart Card options and cellular connections, means Dell offers plenty of capabilities to suit almost any need.

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  • abei.villafane - Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - link

    3.1 pounds Thats about normal. But gets tiring if you're trying to hold it in 1 hand and using it midair with the other for more than like 10-15 minutes. Reply
  • skavi - Thursday, April 12, 2018 - link

    Are we getting an XPS 15 2in1 review as well? Reply
  • HStewart - Thursday, April 12, 2018 - link

    I think they included in part of larger dell announcement - not sure if they have a review on it alone plan.

    I just receive mind yesterday about 24 hours ago and at first it seem to be noisy, but last night I realize it is not much different than my Y50 coming to noise - but screen is awesome with 4K version and using it sitting on my bed.

    2in1 in higher end notebook designed to include gaming is awesome for me. It just seems more portable and easier to used than my Lenovo Y50.

    I know some people will not like having the driver for Vega be from Intel - but it makes since on how they have the chipset - it so frustrating to have two drives on the Y50. I understand why they did it and believe they are preparing for Artic Sound changes coming next year or 2020.
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  • piroroadkill - Thursday, April 12, 2018 - link

    Where's the AMD version? That's the interesting one... Reply
  • HStewart - Thursday, April 12, 2018 - link

    Do you mean XPS 15 2in1 with Vega GPU. Typically AMD CPU at Dell have no real market value - just people want them but never really purchase them. Reply
  • piroroadkill - Friday, April 13, 2018 - link

    Nah, I meant this one: http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/2-in-1-laptops/new-...

    The Inspiron 13 7000 with Raven Ridge... but of course the Latitude is in a different build quality class than an Inspiron (although back in the old days, they were basically the same!)
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  • neo_1221 - Thursday, April 12, 2018 - link

    There's a typo in your table on the first page - it says "Core i3-8250U or 8350U" when it should be i5. The High/Model Tested column also lists a 128GB SATA SSD despite you getting the 512GB NVMe model... Reply
  • tipoo - Thursday, April 12, 2018 - link

    I'm all for these reviews of more mid range systems, kudos. Reply
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, April 12, 2018 - link

    Yes, I'd like to echo tipoo's comment. Please keep it up! Reviews of business and consumer notebooks are a lot more useful to me than the latest gaming laptops. Reply
  • boeush - Thursday, April 12, 2018 - link

    Yeah, about the lack of a nub pointer - Brett, you must be like the last surviving dinosaur on Earth who hadn't yet managed to evolve toward touchpad use. I haven't seen anyone using the nub (when available) in a very long time; the touchpads these days are by far superior in convenience and precision. But, the nub keeps getting included in business/workstation-class machines (with us all having no choice but to pay for it), and it's got to be all singularly your fault at this point... :P Reply

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