Dell XPS 13 (9310) review. (2023)

The newest Dell XPS 13 is one of the firstultraportable laptopscome with Intel's latest 11th generation "Tiger Lake" CPU, which provides fast, efficient computing performance and long battery life. This 2.8-pound laptop also has a great 13.4-inch screen and a beautiful frame, which combine to make it our Editors' Choice for top Windows ultraportables. The price is a bit high, from $999.99 to $1,649 as tested, but it's worth it for fans of high-end performance and style.

The XPS 13's shining moment

If you were tempted to buy the XPS 13 earlier this year after its major redesign (model9300) but he didn't pull the trigger, thank God he waited. Now you can get everything we love about a new laptop with the added bonus of Intel's latest silicon.

The CPU increase is essentially the only change from the 9300 to the current 9310, but it's important if you plan to keep your machine for five or more years. Dell releases new XPS 13 models at an incredible rate, sometimes several times a year. Still, a brand new processor and a physical redesign that's not even a year old make the 9310 a safe buy for people who don't want their expensive investment eclipsed by something much better in a few months.

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The XPS 13 is extremely thin and feels reasonably solid, if not particularly light. It measures 0.58 by 11.6 by 7.8 inches (HWD) and weighs 2.8 pounds in the touchscreen configuration we reviewed here. The non-touchscreen versions weigh slightly less, at 2.64kg, as they lack the Gorilla Glass 6 coating on the screen of the touchscreen version. Either of these weight measures compares favorably with Dell's main rival, theApple MacBook Pro 13, which weighs 3.1 lbs. But the XPS 13 is still significantly heavier than the lightest models on the market, like the 1.96-pound Acer.quickly 7flagship.

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The added weight of the XPS 13 is supported by high-quality materials and a sleek design. The density of the build is visible as soon as you take the system out of its sleek white box and run your fingers over the aluminum cover and edges. Dell says the edges are double anodized to prevent scratch damage from repeatedly turning the peripherals on and off. Opening the lid results in even greater visibility. Two color options include Platinum Silver with a Carbon Black palm rest or Frost White with an Alpine White composite palm rest. Our review unit uses the latest design and is beautiful. The palm rest is particularly stylish and features a UV and stain resistant coating to prevent yellowing and discoloration.

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If you like the style of the XPS 13, you'll be interested to know that Dell has extended it to the entire lineup, which includes the latest versions of the larger ones.XPS 15GXPS 17portable computers. This is a unique approach similar to what Apple takes with stylingMacBook airboth MacBook Pro sizes. Whether you're looking for an ultraportable for frequent travel or a machine with a big screen and serious computing power, there's an XPS for you. There's even a 2-in-1 version of the XPS 13, which features a 360-degree hinge that lets you turn the laptop into a tablet.

Great screen, even without 4K

The XPS 13 display is available in three versions, all of which have an unusual 16:10 aspect ratio instead of the more familiar 16:9 ratio. First, it results in extra vertical space, which is useful when scrolling through web pages or updating large documents.

Our control unit has a 1920 x 1200 pixel touchscreen. Thanks to the aspect ratio, the resolution is slightly higher than Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), but significantly lower than the Retina display on the MacBook Pro or the PixelSense display onMicrosoft Surface Portable 3. However, the XPS 13 can be configured with a 3840 x 2400 pixel panel that exceeds not only those two laptops, but also the dimensions of standard 4K widescreens (3840 x 2160 pixels).

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After using a 4K screen, it's hard to go back to Full HD, with the occasional visible pixels and slightly grainy text. Maybe that's why Apple and Microsoft don't offer Full HD versions of the MacBook Pro or Surface Laptop 3. But I don't really care about the screen resolution of the XPS 13. Images look especially vivid, which I attribute in part to the higher ratio dimensions resulting in slightly more pixels than a 1080p display and partially supporting Dell's 100% sRGB and 90% DCI-P3 gamut. I also appreciate the excellent maximum brightness of 500 nits, which means the XPS 13 can be viewed comfortably outdoors (though not in direct sunlight) if you crank up the brightness settings.

So I don't recommend the 4K to Full HD display in this case. This is an added convenience for the budget-conscious, as the 4K version adds to the cost. On the other hand, I'd recommend staying away from Dell's home screen, which is identical to our review unit, except it lacks touch support. That's a shame, as many of the XPS 13's competitors offer standard touch support, with the MacBook Pro being a notable exception.

Miniature feats

In an impressive feat of downsizing, a 720p webcam with infrared sensors for facial recognition sits at the top of the screen. It offers average video quality for a laptop camera, which means indoor shots are a bit noisy and blurry compared to camera quality even on a mid-range phone. Dell says camera quality has improved with the addition of a new four-piece lens and temporary noise reduction, but if you're planning on having a Skype session in your living room at night, you'll probably want to use your phone. The main innovation of the camera is its tiny size: the XPS 13 screen occupies 91.5% of the space occupied by the body, which means that the frames surrounding it are very thin.

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One of the consequences of a compact laptop is less space for ports. The XPS 13s is limited to two Thunderbolt 4-compatible USB Type-C ports, a headphone jack, and a microSD card reader. This means you'll need an adapter or dongle to connect an external display or USB Type-A peripherals. (Dell thoughtfully includes a USB adapter in the box.) This could be a drawback for people who work from home, who will likely be using the XPS 13 with an external display. While it's true that the XPS 13 simply follows the trend toward fewer and fewer ports, its selection is stingy even among its competitors. The MacBook Pro offers up to four USB-C ports, all of which are Thunderbolt 3 compatible.

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The ultraportable offers the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5 wireless standards, which is good for stable Internet connections and wireless keyboards and mice. But many users will be happy with the built-in trackpad and keyboard, which I find comfortable for short periods of typing and tapping. The large keys and wide keyboard surface are welcome improvements over the pared-down equivalents of some competitors, such asAsus ZenBook 13. The power button at the top right corner of the keyboard acts as a fingerprint reader to sign in to your Windows 10 account without a password.

The sound quality from the XPS 13's stereo speakers is excellent. Combined, they deliver up to 4 watts of output power and are balanced enough to give the laptop a much richer, more dimensional sound than you'd expect from such a compact package. Much of the sound comes from the grill on the bottom of the laptop, but vocal tracks and other high notes in some movie trailers I've ever watched didn't sound clear.

Dell backs the XPS 13 with a one-year hardware warranty and offers optional extensions of up to four years for an additional fee.

XPS 13 review: goodbye ice, hello tiger

The new XPS 13 ditches Intel's 10th generation 'Ice Lake' processors in favor of the latest Tiger Lake processors. There's not much difference between the two, but we did see some modest performance improvements in some of our benchmark tests compared to the 9300. Our test unit came with a Core i7-1165G7, a quad-core chip with Hyper-Threading at base frequency 2.8 GHz, compared to 1.3 GHz for the corresponding tenth-generation Core i7. A higher clock speed can improve performance on some tasks, although the total number of cores and threads remains the same. (See how we test laptops.)

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While the XPS 13 has always relied on integrated graphics rather than a discrete GPU, this model features Intel's latest Iris Xe silicon, which replaces its predecessor's Iris Plus graphics. Our review unit also has 16GB of memory and a 512GB SSD, which should be enough for most users. Meanwhile, the entry-level configuration comes with a Core i3, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. That's a relatively small set of components compared to the MacBook Pro, whose base configuration includes a Core i5. But the entry-level MacBook Pro costs $300 more than the entry-level XPS 13.

Below is a list of specifications for the XPS 13 controller and several other comparable laptops we've tested recently, including the Apple MacBook Pro, Asus ZenBook 13,Razer Blade sigil 13and a Microsoft Surface 3 laptop.

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Out of the bunch, Asus is the only other competitor with a Tiger Lake CPU.

Processor, media and storage tests

Our first look at overall performance comes from the Windows-only PCMark performance suite developed by benchmarking experts at UL (formerly Futuremark). Our PCMark 10 test simulates various real-world productivity and content creation workflows. We use it to evaluate overall system performance for office tasks such as word processing, spreadsheet manipulation, web browsing, and video conferencing. The XPS 13 performs very well, although it's essentially the same as the similarly equipped ZenBook 13.

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Meanwhile, PCMark 8 has a secondary storage test that we use to assess system boot speed. Like PCMark 10, it generates its own numerical score (higher numbers are better). Most of the latest SSD laptops do almost as well on this test as they do here.

Here's the Maxon Cinebench R15 CPU test, which has been fully stripped to take advantage of all available processor cores and threads. Cinebench emphasizes the CPU instead of the GPU for complex image rendering. The result is a proprietary score that demonstrates a computer's suitability for processor-intensive workloads. The hierarchy in this test is clear: the Ice Lake-based Surface Laptop 3 and the Blade Stealth 13 are a step below the Tiger Lake XPS 13 and ZenBook 13. The MacBook Pro's Core i5 processor is an excellent performer.

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Cinebench is often a good predictor in the Handbrake video editing test, another hard-hitting, convoluted exercise that's heavily CPU-dependent and scales well with cores and threads. In it, we set a timer on test systems while they transcode a standard 12-minute 4K video clip to a 1080p MP4 file. It is a timed test and lower scores are better. The XPS 13 is tied for first place with the MacBook Pro, with the Asus not far behind.

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We also present a custom benchmark for image editing in Adobe Photoshop. Using the early 2018 Creative Cloud version of Photoshop for Windows and the latest version of Photoshop CC for macOS, we applied a series of 10 complex filters and effects to a standard JPEG test image. We measure the time of each operation and at the end we add up the total execution time. As with the parking brake, lower times are better here. The Photoshop test highlights the CPU, storage subsystem, and RAM. The XPS 13 performs well, better than Apple's, but not as fast as the ZenBook 13.

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Graphics and battery life tests

One of the main advantages of Intel's Tiger Lake platform is the transition from the old Iris Plus graphics to Iris Xe. This improvement actually has only a small impact on our graphics tests, which use the Windows-only 3DMark and Superposition game emulations to render highly detailed game-style 3D graphics sequences that emphasize particles and lighting.

We run two different 3DMark subtests, Sky Diver and Fire Strike, that cater to different types of systems. Both are DirectX 11 benchmarks, but Sky Diver is more suitable for laptops and mid-range PCs, while Fire Strike is more demanding and built for high-end PCs. Results are proprietary results.

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Like 3DMark, the Overlay test renders and progresses through a detailed 3D scene and measures how well the system is performing. In this case, it appears in the Uniga company's eponymous engine, which offers a different 3D loading scenario than 3DMark for a second opinion on the machine's graphical power.

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Iris Xe laptops show a slight advantage over their Iris Plus counterparts, but the difference is not noticeable. It's also a much smaller advantage than entry-level gaming GPUs like the Nvidia processor in the Blade Stealth 13. The bottom line with graphics output is that the XPS 13 will be able to handle just about anything you throw at it. except for 3D intensive games, which require a dedicated GPU to run smoothly. (For more Iris Xe performance analysis, seeour primer Iris Xeand in depthTiger Lake Quiz Feature.)

Equipped with a 52-watt-hour battery that lasted 15 hours in our video playback test, the XPS 13 should easily survive a full workday without an outlet...

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This is a very good result, although it is "only" in line with what the competition offers and is actually quite a bit shorter than the 17.5 hours we saw in the previous 9300 model.

Hear Me Roar: The best high-end ultraportable today

The XPS 13 is an excellent ultraportable whose core strengths are its premium computing components in a beautifully designed and extremely well-built chassis. These are rare achievements, even in the crowded field of ultraportable high-end laptops. Operating system differences aside, the XPS 13 is probably a better choice than the MacBook Pro for most people right now, as Apple's laptop uses older-generation processors that are facing imminent replacement.

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one of the few reasonsYesthe XPS 13 is the choice if you're looking for a powerful side-by-side gaming experience. Intel's Iris Xe silicon is pretty good if you're willing to shake things up (that isYesintegrated graphics a year or two ago), but even so, the Nvidia GeForce GTX-equipped Blade Stealth 13 is probably the wiser choice, at the expense of poorer battery life, a less polished case and a worse CPU than the previous generation . Otherwise, the XPS 13 is the cream of the crop, and it still holds the Editors' Choice award for best ultraportable high-end laptop of 2020.

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  • Improved Intel "Tiger Lake" CPU performance.

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The bottom line

A slim frame, gorgeous display and next-generation Intel "Tiger Lake" processor help Dell's latest XPS 13 confirm its status as today's top ultraportable.

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Is the Dell XPS 13 really that good? ›

The Dell XPS 13 is the best Windows laptop you can buy, offering a stunning display, a great keyboard and long battery life within an attractive, slim design that's easy to take anywhere.

What is the Dell XPS 13 9310 good for? ›

Compared To Other Laptops. The Dell XPS 13 9310 is one of the best ultraportable laptops on the market. It stands out for its premium design, sturdy build, high-quality display, and comfortable keyboard. However, its port selection is worse than many other laptops in its class.

How many hours does Dell XPS 13 last? ›

The Dell XPS 13 endured 16 hours and 13 minutes in our web browsing battery test. That's more than double the battery life of the Dell XPS 13 Plus.

How color accurate is Dell XPS 13 9310? ›

For the most part, the color accuracy of the XPS 13 is very good, with mostly only grayscale errors. The bad news is that Dell did include an ICC profile to address this, but it had little to no impact on the grayscale.

Is Dell XPS still the best? ›

The Dell XPS 13 has long been one of the top recommendations for Windows users looking for a MacBook Air alternative. The model I reviewed in 2020 was one of the best gadgets I've ever reviewed; everything from the screen to the build to the performance and battery life was exceptionally strong.

Does Dell XPS 13 get hot? ›

The 14-core processor overwhelms the cooling system, leading to excessive exterior temperatures. Dell's outgoing Dell XPS 13 9310 was a better laptop.

What year is Dell XPS 13 9310? ›

Dell XPS 13 9310 Full Specifications
Release date29th September 2020
Model Number9310
Model NameXPS 13
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What are the benefits of XPS laptop? ›

XPS panels offer innovative new technologies, high resolution, high brightness, wide viewing angles and color gamut, so you'll be seeing your applications, TV, movies and video games with superior image quality and razor-sharp resolution for the ultimate entertainment and creative productivity experience.

Does XPS 13 9310 have touch screen? ›

Dell XPS 13 9310 Touchscreen Laptop 13.4 inch FHD+ Thin and Light. Intel Core i7-1195G7, 16GB LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 11 Pro, 2Yr OnSite, 6 Months Migrate – Silver.

Does Dell XPS overheat? ›

Your Dell computer can overheat because of insufficient air flow due to dust or debris blocking the air vents, exhaust ports, or a clogged fan. An overheating computer can intermittently restart, shutdown, or experience performance issues. Eventually excessive heat can damage the internal components.

Why is my Dell XPS so slow? ›

The more programs that you have open and the longer they run, the more likely your computer slows down and eventually run out of RAM. Ideally, you should shut down your computer when it is not in use. If you use your computer frequently, Dell recommends restarting the computer at least once per week.

Why is my battery draining so fast Dell XPS 13? ›

Your laptop's software settings may be pulling too much power. Adjust these settings to be more energy conscious. Settings like screen brightness, sleep settings, and CPU usage are all things to tweak.

Is Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED? ›

Dell XPS 13 9310 Touchscreen 13.4 inch 3.5K OLED Laptop: Core i7-1185G7, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Windows 11, 13.4" 3.5K OLED Touch Display.

Is new XPS 13 better than XPS 13? ›

Display. Like with performance, Dell differentiates between the XPS 13 and XPS 13 Plus by the quality of displays it offers. The XPS 13 9315 is limited to touch and non-touch Full HD+ IPS, and the higher-resolution and OLED options are now reserved for the XPS 13 Plus.

How many monitors can Dell XPS 13 9310 support? ›

Each of the two Thunderbolt 4 ports on the Dell XPS 13 9310 allows up to two 4K@60Hz displays to be connected which Thunderbolt 3 limits to only one per port. Each Thunderbolt 4 port can also link up one 8K display instead of two 4K displays or even docks or hubs with up to four Thunderbolt 4 ports.

Is XPS or Inspiron better? ›

XPS laptops provide superior graphics performance for creative work, while Inspiron models offer a more comprehensive selection of options tailored to different use cases than XPS laptops. XPS Series laptops offer up to 64GB RAM and 2TB SSD storage, while Inspiron provides 32GB RAM and 2TB SSD or HDD storage.

How many years should a Dell XPS last? ›

It depends on the configuration you choose. Suppose, if you select the maxed out configuration, like latest i7 processor, 1TB+ storage, 16GB+ RAM etc., then safely it should last 3–5 years for sure, until we run heavy applications which demand lot of power.

What does XPS stand for Dell? ›

Dell XPS ("eXtreme Performance System") is a line of consumer-oriented high-end laptop and desktop computers manufactured by Dell.

Can I leave my Dell XPS plugged in overnight? ›

There's no danger of overcharging a battery if you leave it plugged in all the time, even 24/7. As soon as it hits 100 percent, it will cease charging and won't start again until the voltage falls below a certain level. Fully discharging a battery will damage it.

Which screen to choose Dell XPS 13? ›

non-touchscreen. Best answer: If you're looking to get a 4K display, then you'll want a touch-enabled Dell XPS 13, but without official pen support, the regular non-touch will be better value for most people. People who want to use touch or a pen should get the XPS 13 2-in-1 instead.

Why do Dell laptops run so hot? ›

In order to provide you with a compact computer, Dell manufacturers design laptops with all the internal components placed closely together. Because of this crowding, Dell laptops have a tendency to overheat faster than desktop computers.

What is the rival of XPS 13 9310? ›

Dell XPS 13 (9310) Alternatives

HP's popular Spectre x360 13t is the most logical alternative to the XPS 13. It starts at the same $999 for similar specs (including 11th Gen Intel now), but you're getting a proper 2-in-1 convertible laptop with an included pen.

Does Dell 9310 have a touch screen? ›

Dell XPS 9310 Thin and Light Touchscreen Laptop - 13.4 Inch UHD+ 4K Display - Intel Core i7-1185G7, 32GB LPDDR4x RAM, 2TB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Home - Platinum Silver. Ask to set reminders, check your calendar, control smart home devices, and more with this PC.

How long does it take to charge a Dell XPS 13 9310? ›

It takes around 2h10mins to charge my Xps 13 9310 (w/ 50,973mWh battery capacity) from below 10% to 100% using the 45w charger.

What is the drawback of XPS? ›

Because XPS is a surface technique, there is a limited amount of organic information XPS can provide. XPS is limited to measurements of elements having atomic numbers of 3 or greater, making it unable to detect hydrogen or helium. XPS spectra also take a long time to obtain.

Does anyone use XPS? ›

XPS Viewer is a tool used to view XPS files, similar to Adobe Reader. While XPS might not be as popular as PDF, some Windows users still work with it.

Does Dell XPS 13 9310 have fingerprint sensor? ›

NOTE The fingerprint reader is located on the power button. The following table provides the specifications of fingerprint reader of XPS 13 9310. NOTE The fingerprint reader is located on the power button.

Is the Dell XPS 13 good for zoom meetings? ›

Not safe for Zoom

With a battery life that should comfortably see you through the working day – so long as you don't overload on a combination of Chrome, Slack and Zoom – there really is very little to fault the Dell XPS 13 for.

How do I turn on my Dell XPS 13 9310 laptop? ›

Press to right-click. Press to turn on the computer if it is turned off, in sleep state, or in hibernate state. When the computer is turned on, press the power button to put the computer into sleep state; press and hold the power button for 10 seconds to force shut-down the computer.

Can I leave my Dell laptop in a hot car? ›

Never leave a laptop, or other devices, even in a well-padded and insulated case, in the trunk of a vehicle in cold or hot weather for long periods of time. The device could freeze, which can result in the loss all data contained within the device. Heat may also damage components.

What is high temperature for XPS? ›

The service temperature of XPS is typically limited to about 165°F. This falls in line with the instability of a thermoplastic material. In fact, according to an industry Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), XPS begins to melt at 194°F.

Why does my XPS 13 get hot when charging? ›

Batteries generate heat when being charged and being discharged, the faster you are charging the laptop the more heat it will generate (and many new laptops have fast charging as a feature). Depending on where the battery is you may or may not notice it.

Why does my Dell go to sleep so fast? ›

Platforms that support Modern Standby may experience systems locking more quickly (1 minute) than the timer of Power & Sleep in Windows setting. This is due to Dell Optimizer Proximity Sensor settings.

What is the speed of Dell XPS 13? ›

Dell XPS 13 (9310) Specs
Processor Speed2.8 GHz
RAM (as Tested)16 GB
Boot Drive TypeSSD
Boot Drive Capacity (as Tested)512 GB
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How do I clear the cache on my Dell XPS 13? ›

Press Ctrl + Shift + Delete keys to bring up the history-clearing options.

Can I replace battery in Dell XPS 13? ›

Thankfully, yes. While the Dell XPS 13 has a less upgradeable internal design than before, you can still technically replace the battery, provided you can find a replacement battery somewhere. You should be able to get one by getting in touch with Dell, or on the company's parts page for the Dell XPS 13.

How can I improve the battery life on my Dell XPS 13? ›

Reduce the brightness of the screen. Reduce the amount of open software. Turn off WiFi or Bluetooth (or both) when not in use. Utilize the power save feature in Microsoft Windows.

What is the temperature of Dell XPS 9310? ›

Heat on Dell XPS 13 (9310)

The spot between the G and H keys, meanwhile, was 88.5 degrees Fahrenheit (31.4 degrees Celsius), and the underside reached 100.8 degrees Fahrenheit (39.2 degrees Celsius). The touchpad was cooler at 81.1 degrees Fahrenheit (27.3 degrees Celsius).

Can Dell XPS 13 flip screen? ›

And the XPS 15 is getting some much-needed upgrades, too.

But what if you wanted something more than a traditional laptop? That's where the new XPS 13 2-in-1 comes in. Like other convertibles, you can flip the screen all the way around to turn it into a large tablet.

What is the battery life of Dell 9310 OLED? ›

Thanks to its 11th Gen processor and graphics card, the Dell XPS 13 is classified as an Intel Evo laptop. As such, it's supposed to last at least 9 hours of battery life for 1080p systems. But, this is a 4K system and when the system ran the Laptop Mag Battery Test, it lasted only 7 hours and 32 minutes.

Which is the most versatile XPS 13 laptop? ›


New edge-to-edge interfaces allow users to instantly toggle between creativity and productivity with our most powerful 13-inch laptop.

Which HP laptop is comparable to Dell XPS 13? ›

Dell XPS 13 (2022) vs HP Spectre x360 13.5: Specs
Dell XPS 13 (2022)HP Spectre x360 13.5
GraphicsIntel Iris Xe graphics (up to 96 EUs)Intel Iris Xe graphics (up to 96 EUs)
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Why is Dell XPS 13 so popular? ›

The Dell XPS 13 (2021) is better than the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15 (2021) for most uses. The XPS 13 is a more premium device that offers a better user experience overall, like better build quality, a brighter and more color-accurate display, a more responsive touchpad, and better-sounding speakers.

Is 8GB RAM enough for Dell XPS 13? ›

Let's start with RAM. Being a premium laptop, the Dell XPS 13 does come with a minimum of 8GB of RAM, and that's enough to get a solid experience overall. It'll be able to run most apps that way, and for casual use, it's fine.

Does Dell XPS 13 9310 have headphone jack? ›

The latest iterations of the XPS 13, 15, and 17 already lacked things like USB Type-A and HDMI ports, but you still got a headphone jack and a microSD card reader (or a full-size SD slot). That's all gone with the Dell XPS 13 Plus. You get two Thunderbolt 4 (USB Type-C) ports and a USB-C to USB-A adapter.

How is XPS better than Inspiron? ›

XPS laptops provide superior graphics performance for creative work, while Inspiron models offer a more comprehensive selection of options tailored to different use cases than XPS laptops. XPS Series laptops offer up to 64GB RAM and 2TB SSD storage, while Inspiron provides 32GB RAM and 2TB SSD or HDD storage.

Is Dell XPS 13 touch screen worth it? ›

non-touchscreen. Best answer: If you're looking to get a 4K display, then you'll want a touch-enabled Dell XPS 13, but without official pen support, the regular non-touch will be better value for most people. People who want to use touch or a pen should get the XPS 13 2-in-1 instead.

Is Latitude better than XPS? ›

The Dell XPS series only comes with high-end hardware, while the Dell Latitude series has laptops with mid-to-high range configurations. Dell XPS laptops are more aesthetic compared to the Dell Latitude series, but their build quality is not as strong and durable as theirs.

Is it easy to replace XPS 13 battery? ›

Replacing the battery in the Dell XPS 13 (2022)

Replacing the battery is a fairly straightforward process with the Dell XPS 13.

Why is my Dell XPS so laggy? ›

Performance issues in computers can be caused due to: Fragmented data on the hard disk drive. Unused applications running in the background. Outdated drivers for devices such as chipset, BIOS, docking stations, and so on.

What makes HP better than Dell? ›

HP's advantage over Dell is that they offer AMD processors in some laptops as well, allowing more choice when picking one up. Furthermore, specific models also feature either Intel Core i5 or i7 processors – crucial if you're looking for speed and reliability.

Is Dell or HP more reliable? ›

Overall, Dell and HP are both reliable laptop brands. However, Dell is better for those seeking high-performance, dependable laptops with exceptional customer service. It is essential to remember that each brand has its advantages and drawbacks.

Which laptop is more reliable HP or Dell? ›

Dell laptops are generally thought to be among the best available, even better than HP laptops. HP has several great laptops, but many of its models fall short of competing with other brands. Dell, on the other hand, has a wide range of excellent laptops.

Can you open XPS 13 with one hand? ›

There are two Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C ports with DisplayPort and Power Delivery. The lid can be opened with one hand.

Is touchscreen laptop worth the extra money? ›

If you mostly use a laptop at a desk or for playing video games, you might not benefit much from having a touch screen. But if you use your laptop mostly on your actual lap or sprawled on a sofa, that's where touch-screen laptops can really shine.


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