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Which Dell XPS 13 - 9310 (11thGen 512gb) or 7390 (10thGen 1TB)?

By MissChatty ·
I have the following available to me but one needs returning - which of the following is better value/which should I keep (both with accident cover included in price, already paid):

(1) Model 7390 @ £1375.38 (includes 3yr Dell Prem Support Plus & onsite service) - 10th Generation, i7-10510U processor (8mb cache, 4 core), UHD 3840x2160 Infinity Edge Touch Display, 1TB storage, 16gb ram

(2) Model 9310 @ £1694 (includes John Lewis 3yr Protect Plus)
- 11th Generation, i7-1185G7 processor, Infinity Edge AntiGlare 500nit (non touch) Display, 512gb storage, 16gb ram

I believe one of these has a port for USB 3.0 and one has an adaptor? I will need to access files on USB 3.0 sticks.
I was also told these have the same screens so they are both good for reflection reduction? I hope so because I have been unable to work outside or in conservatory on previous devices.
I will mainly be using for much web browsing, online portals and Microsoft Office but often have lots open all at once. From what I've read both should be good for speed and in handling this(?) but I can't find anything to compare the two alongside each other, for battery life so can anyone help with this? I wanted portable but will mainly use from home or office.

I am struggling to decide between the 1tb touch UHD and 512gb non touch FullHD. My previous laptops (usually much lower spec) always seem to get slow and low on storage so I am drawn to 1tb but with that being an ultra display with touch, which apparently depletes battery, can I justify that one for the over £300 saving or should I keep the new model?
Your advice/thoughts on this would be much appreciated. Many thanks!
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The last reply vanished the short version.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Which Dell XPS 13 - 9310 ...

1. For most 512GB or 1TB is ample. Be sure it's a SSD drive.
2. There are many articles about the Dell and touch. Ignore the touch version.
3. Battery time varies about 10X depending on use. I doubt the touch alone accounts for much of this variation.
4. If battery time matters then go big. Nothing else will matter since either CPU and 16GB RAM will be sufficient.
5. https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-1065G7-vs-Intel-Core-i7-10510U/m888368vsm891469 shows the winner but not by a lot.

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Still undecided but thanks

by MissChatty In reply to The last reply vanished t ...

Thank you for your answer rproffitt.
I am assuming you think I should keep the 9310 11th gen (without touch & smaller storage).
I had wanted the 9300 10thGen but can’t get stock of that one new, hence I have ended up with the two versions I’ve detailed. There is so much information and so many variations of the xps13 that I am confused - I never thought I’d say this but there can be too much choice.
Anyway, I was hoping for more responses, to compare answers and maybe go with a majority but I do really appreciate your reply. Thank you!

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Why sometimes it's just the CPU as the choice.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Still undecided but thank ...

Why? Because in decades I've yet to see the CPU as something we change later.

What we can change later (almost all PCs) are the RAM and storage.

Sometimes we can fit a higher capacity battery but anyone that thinks they will game (today) on battery power on a gaming laptop for hours is just new.

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