Dell XPS 13 9365 7Y54 QHD
The Dell XPS 13 9365 is not unknown to us. We have already tested a model that is equipped with a Core i7-7Y75 processor and a Full HD display. Our current test unit offers a Core i5-7Y54 processor and a QHD+ screen.
Since both of the XPS-13 models have a similar build, we will not discuss the case, features, input devices, and speakers again here. That information can be found in the review of the Full HD model of the XPS 13.
Dell has equipped the XPS 13 with an Intel Core i5-7Y54 dual-core processor. Thanks to a low TDP of 4.5 watts, the CPU can be cooled passively, which is also done here. The processor operates with a basic speed of 1.2 GHz, which can be increased up to 3.2 GHz via Turbo. The CPU runs through our single thread tests at 2.7 to 2.8 GHz. The processor begins the Multithread tests with constantly fluctuating speeds (400 MHz to 2.8 GHz). After a few seconds, the speed stabilizes at 2.2 to 2.3 GHz and then decreases to 2.1 to 2.2 GHz.
We test whether the Turbo can maintain this level for a prolonged period by running the Cinebench R15 Multithread test in a constant loop for about 30 minutes. From the first to the fifth run, the XPS 13 results decrease by about 20% and then remain constantly at the same level.