Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 vs. Dell XPS 13 9380 – Detailed Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between early 2019 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 and Dell XPS 13 9380 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 vs. Dell XPS 13 9380

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 picture

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7

Dell XPS 13 9380 picture

Dell XPS 13 9380

Availability
Released20192019
Release Info
  • Announced: CES - January 2019
Stores
DisplayLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Dell XPS 13 9380
Size14 Inches13.3 Inches
Info
  • 14” UHD (3840 x 2160)
    IPS, glossy, Dolby Vision™ HDR 400, 500 nits.
  • 14” WQHD (2560 x 1440)
    IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits.
  • 14” FHD (1920 x 1080)
    IPS, low power, anti-glare, 400 nits.
  • 14” FHD (1920 x 1080)
    IPS, PrivacyGuard, anti-glare, 400 nits.
  • 14” FHD (1920 x 1080)
    IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits.
  • 13.3-inch FHD touchscreen
    1920 x 1080, 166 PPI, 60 Hz, 1500:1 contrast ratio, 400 nits luminance, 2.90 W power consumption, Anti-reflective, Touch support.
  • 13.3-inch FHD non-touchscreen
    1920 x 1080, 166 PPI, 60 Hz, 1500:1 contrast ratio, 400 nits luminance, 2.90 W power consumption, Anti-glare, Non-touch support.
  • 13.3-inch UHD touchscreen
    3840 x 2160, 331 PPI, 60 Hz, 1500:1 contrast ratio, 400 nits luminance, 5.41 W power consumption, Anti-reflective, Touch support.
ExteriorLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Dell XPS 13 9380
Size Comparison
Dimensions12.71” x 8.54” x 0.58” (323 x 217 x 14.95 mm)
Width: 12.71” (323 mm)
Depth: 8.54” (217 mm)
Height: 0.58” (14.95 mm)
11.88 x 7.84 x 0.30 - 0.46 in (301.76 x 199.24 x 7.80 - 11.63 mm)
Width: 11.88” (301.76 mm)
Depth: 7.84” (199.24 mm)
Height: 0.30 - 0.46” (7.80 - 11.63 mm)
WeightStarting at 2.40 lbs (1.08 kg)2.7 lbs - 2.81 lbs (1.23 kg - 1.27 kg)
Colors
Black
  • Frost with Arctic white woven glass.
  • Rose Gold with Arctic white woven glass.
  • Platinum silver with black carbon fiber interior.
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Spill-resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting keyboard.
  • Trackpad + TrackPoint® pointing device.
  • Full-size backlit keyboard.
  • 4.13 x 2.36 in (105 mm x 60 mm) touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
Ports
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 3
    Supports Power Delivery & DisplayPort.
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
    Full-size USB-A ports always on.
  • 1 x Network extension for Ethernet/side mechanical docking
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4
  • 1 x Headphone / mic combo
  • 1 x WWAN slot
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Kensington lock slot
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 3
    Supports Power Delivery & DisplayPort (4 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3).
  • 1 x USB Type-C 3.1
    Supports Power Delivery & DisplayPort
  • 1 x headset jack
  • 1 x microSD card reader
  • 1 x Wedge-shaped lock
Internal SpecsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Dell XPS 13 9380
Processor
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8265U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.60 → 3.90 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8365U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.60 → 4.10 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8565U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.80 → 4.60 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8665U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.90 → 4.80 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.60 → 4.20 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10510U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.80 → 4.90 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10710U
    6 cores, 12 threads, 1.10 → 4.70 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-8145U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.10 → 3.90 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8265U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.60 → 3.90 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8565U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.80 → 4.60 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
Integrated Graphics
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8265U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8365U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8565U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8665U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10510U
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10710U
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-8145U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1000 MHz
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8265U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8565U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
Memory
  • 8GB16GB
    2133 MHz Dual-channel LPDDR3 SRAM.
  • 4GB8GB16GB
    2133 MHz Dual-channel DDR3 SRAM.
Storage
  • 256 GB512 GB1 TB
    M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe (Replaceable).
  • 128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB2 TB
    PCIe 3x4 NVMe SSD up to 32 Gbps.
ConnectivityLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Dell XPS 13 9380
Wi-Fi
  • Intel Wireless-AC 9560 2x2 AC
    Up to 867 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.
  • Killer 1435-S WiFi
    Up to 867 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Bluetooth 4.2
BatteryLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Dell XPS 13 9380
Size
  • 4-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 51 Wh
  • 4-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 52 Wh
Battery Life
  • Up to 18.3 hours
* Tested with MobileMark 2014
  • Up to Up to 21 hours
* Tested on FHD panel
Power Supply65 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
Supports Rapid Charge.
45 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
rated at 20 VDC/2.25A, 15 VDC/3A, 9 VDC/3A, 5VDC/3A.
SoftwareLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Dell XPS 13 9380
OS
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Ubuntu
Built-in Apps
  • Lenovo Vantage
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
Camera & AudioLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Dell XPS 13 9380
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    720p (1280 x 720 HD) camera.
  • IR & 720p HD Camera with microphone
  • Front-facing camera
    Top-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.9 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
  • Infrared camera
    340 x 340 for Windows Hello authentication.
Audio
  • Dolby Atmos™ Speaker System
  • 4 x 360-degree far-field microphones
  • Realtek ALC3271-CG with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • Two speakers (1W x 2 = 2W total)
  • 4 digital array microphones; Far Field Cortana Capable
MiscLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Dell XPS 13 9380
Sensors
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader on the palm rest
  • Optional IR Camera
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in the power button​​
  • Ambient light sensor
Security
  • Fast Identity Online (FIDO) authentication capabilities
  • Match-on-Chip Fingerprint Reader
  • dTPM 2.0 chip
  • ThinkShutter camera cover
  • Optional: ThinkPad PrivacyGuard
  • Optional: ThinkPad PrivacyAlert*
  • Optional IR Camera
  • Kensington lock slot
  • Windows Hello with Fingerprint Sign in
  • Windows Hello Facial Recognition
  • Noble lock slot

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