Dell XPS 13 9360 Black Friday Deals 2021 is a Windows 10 laptop with a 13.30-inch display with a resolution of 1080x 1920 pixels. It’s powered by an Intel Core i5 processor and it is equipped with 8GB of memory. It is the Dell XPS 13 9360 packs 128GB of SSD storage.
Graphics run on Intel Integrated UHD Graphics 620. Connectivity choices include Wi-Fi 802.11 AC, Bluetooth and it comes with three USB ports (2 ports USB 3.0 and 2 USB 3.0) and a Multiple Card Slot, and Mic In ports.
Dell’s slim XPS 13 is still one of the most sought-after Ultrabooks. It’s also offered with a bit more robust processor and more powerful Iris GPUs from Intel.
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We will determine if this is a worthwhile upgrade or not. This is a question that is interesting currently, particularly considering the latest Kaby Lake-Refresh chip. They offer more performance for CPUs however, there’s little happening in the GPU area.
We’ve reviewed the latest Dell XPS 13 9360 and its predecessor 9350 several times. There aren’t any changes regarding the case, ports, and input devices, nor the speakers, and we will not go into these areas in the next review.
The entire information about the case can be found in earlier reviews. The images below of the chassis are from a previous review too. A major overhaul for the XPS 13 is expected for the next year.
The XPS 13 is still one of the few devices for consumers that have a fast card reader. We observed a transfer rate of nearly 220 MB/s when using the reference memory card we tested from Toshiba (Exceria Pro UHS-II 64GB) and the pictures are still being copied at greater than 180 MB/s.
This means that you will not require any external USB 3.0 card reader in case you regularly copy videos or pictures from memory cards.
The display options are the same. Alongside the matte 1080p display of this test unit, users could also opt for a QHD+ touchscreen, which we looked at in this review.
There is a CABC control that is active and the brightness is automatically adjusted according to the content. It’s not obvious in the real world, usually only when you transition from bright to dark content and reverse.
It also messed up our standard measurement a little. We also took a look into this CABC control and how it operates in our examination of our prior XPS 13 9350.
The average luminance is nearly 400 nits and has a black level of 0.2 Cd/m2. This gives a high contrast ratio of greater than 2300:1. In our opinion, we are very pleased with the images.
However, we can detect PWM in brightness levels of 80percent and less and higher, the frequency of more than 19 kHz shouldn’t be an issue for sensitive users. There is just a little bleeding of the backlight at the lower end despite the brightness being high.
Dell offers their XPS 13 with only two power plans in the standard: Dell and Balanced. We enabled the other profiles using registry settings to ensure compatibility with other models in our test.
It is required to toggle the Connected-Standby profile via the registry key CsEnabled to switch it from 1 to zero (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE System ->> ControlSet -> Current Control tab, then Control -> Power) and then reboot the device.
It is also possible to change the CABC display control affects power consumption, however, there aren’t any significant differences. We tested the idle measurement using the default background (green leaves) which isn’t very bright or dark. We found a variance of up to 9percent for very dark or bright images.
The latest ULV quad-core has more power than dual-cores from the past when you can use the additional threads and cores. Additionally, the GPU performance is more powerful also.
Another important factor is the insufficient performance of the i7-75560U CPU in the XPS 13. There’s not much left of the performance benefits because of the standard limitation of 15W.
Our advice is simple: If you are planning on purchasing the XPS 13 model, make sure you get it equipped with one of the latest Kaby Lake-R chips. Unlike rivals who emphasize slimness over function, Dell outfits its lightweight laptop with an array of important ports.
The XPS 13 is one of the first laptops that use Intel’s latest 8th Generation Core processor platform (aka “Kaby Lake Refresh”).
Wow, what an impact these chips can create! From the 7th and 8th Generation, Intel has doubled the number of processor cores in its mainline U series processors, from two to four and the turbo clock speed has been increased along with some optimizations and improved their power efficiency.
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Its Core i7-8550U CPU has made the Dell XPS 13 9360 Black Friday Deals 2021 model considerably more efficient than the XPS 13 that has the same specs but with a Core 7500U i7 while adding nearly 2 hours to the battery’s life.
It’s also nice that Dell has included its Dynamic Power Mode that boosts performance further by balancing system temperatures by adjusting the speed of the CPU.
Dell’s 13.3-inch fully HD display is extremely crisp and bright, with matte finishes that allow viewing from large angles. The colors are vibrant and the contrast is excellent with vivid whites and dark blacks.