Dell xps 13 2

Dell"s XPS 13 2-in-1 offers more versatility thanks lớn a convertible design, and it"s packing Intel"s 10nm+ 11th Gen chip core processors (CPU) & fast RAM for excellent performance. It might not have user-upgradeable hardware, but for many people it will be the go-to pick. Especially if you need active pen support.

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Pros

11th gen Intel "Tiger Lake" CPUs16:10 aspect ratio displaysDual Thunderbolt 4 & Wi-Fi 6Thin and light premium buildSupports active pen for inking

The standard XPS 13 is a proven Ultrabook that"s seen a slight hardware update for the 9310 model. It"s not as versatile as the convertible version và doesn"t offer the same inking experience, but it"s still a đứng top pick for those who prefer a standard notebook. It also generally costs a bit less than the convertible alternative.


Pros

11th ren Intel "Tiger Lake" CPUs16:10 display optionsPremium build that"s thin and lightUpgradeable SSDCheaper starting price

The Dell XPS lineup includes laptops that range from 13 to 17 inches in size. If you need something a bit larger that includes the option for a dedicated GPU, have a look at our Dell XPS 15 9500 review. And if you want something that"s truly huge, the Dell XPS 17 9710 might just be the right device for you.

These two XPS 13 laptops are close siblings, and you"re going khổng lồ get a slim, premium PC in either case. They both have what it takes to lớn make the overall best Windows máy vi tính list. However, there are some significant differences when it comes khổng lồ hardware và overall design. Let"s take a close look at the tech specs available on each laptop to better understand how they differ.

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 vs. XPS 13 tech specs

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (9310)Dell XPS 13 (9310)
Processor11th gen IntelCore i5-1135G7Core i7-1165G711th gene IntelCore i3-1115G4Core i5-1135G7Core i7-1165G7Core i7-1185G7
RAM8GB, 16GBLPDDR4x-4267MHzSoldered8GB, 16GB, 32GBLPDDR4x-4267MHzSoldered
Storage256GB, 512GBM.2 PCIe NVMe SSDSoldered256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TBM.2 PCIe NVMe SSDUpgradeable
Display size13.4 inches13.4 inches
Display resolution1920x1200 (Touch)3840x2400 (Touch)1920x1200 (Non-touch)1920x1200 (Touch)3840x2400 (Touch)3456x2160 (Touch, OLED)
Aspect ratio16:1016:10
GraphicsIntegratedIntel Iris XeIntegratedIntel UHD (Core i3)Intel Iris Xe
SpeakersTwo 2W stereoWaves MaxxAudio ProTwo 2.5W stereoWaves MaxxAudio Pro
PortsTwo Thunderbolt 4microSD card reader3.5mm audioTwo Thunderbolt 4microSD card reader3.5mm audio
BiometricsFingerprint readerIR cameraFingerprint readerIR camera
ConnectivityKiller Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2x2)Bluetooth 5.1Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2x2)Bluetooth 5.1
Battery51Wh52Wh
Dimensions11.69 x 8.15 x 0.56 inches(297mm x 207mm x 14.35mm)11.64 x 7.82 x 0.58 inches(295.7mm x 198.7mm x 14.8mm)
WeightFrom 2.9 pounds (1.32kg)From 2.64 pounds (1.2kg)
MaterialCNC-machined aluminumCNC-machined aluminum
ColorPlatinum Silver and blackPlatinum Silver and blackFrost & Arctic White

Design and features

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Source: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central XPS 13 9300.

Both the Dell XPS 13 9310 and XPS 13 2-in-1 9310 are among the sleekest Ultrabooks out there. The standard và non-convertible XPS 13 models are made from a solid chunk of CNC-machined aluminum, available with a Platinum Silver or Frost external finish, và a black carbon fiber or Alpine white woven glass interior. The black internals are classic XPS, but the Alpine white shows no smudges và is ultimately much easier lớn keep clean. It looks as though the official Dell site is now only selling the 2-in-1 model in the Platinum Silver and black color scheme.

The XPS 13 2-in-1 is a bit heavier but is just a hair thinner than the standard XPS 13 (convertible laptops generally have a bit more bulk due to the touch display và hinge design), though both weigh less than 3 pounds. In both cases, you"re going to lớn get a compact 13-inch máy tính xách tay that can easily be carried around with you wherever you go.

Both the XPS 13 and its convertible counterpart are among the sleekest-looking Ultrabooks out there.

For ports, both the regular XPS 13 và 2-in-1 have been upgraded to lớn Thunderbolt 4. Yes, Thunderbolt 3 devices are compatible with the new standard, and you get some added security and the ability to handle dual 4K displays or single 8K display. Other than the two Thunderbolt ports, both laptops have a UHS-II microSD card reader & a 3.5mm audio jack. With either laptop, you"ll be able lớn take advantage of the best Thunderbolt 4 hubs & docking stations for a full workstation experience.

If you prefer a máy vi tính that can be used in tent, stand, and tablet modes alongside the standard notebook orientation, you"ll have to go with the XPS 13 2-in-1. The XPS 13 is stuck as a notebook, without the ability to lớn rotate past 180 degrees. This ultimately makes the XPS 13 2-in-1 a better pick for those who often watch TV and movies, especially when you get into the 4K display option.

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Source: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central XPS 13 9300.

Both XPS 13 & 2-in-1 models have a keyboard that stretches khổng lồ the chassis" edges, along with a sizable Precision touchpad. Both are comfortable to type on, & the final decision will undoubtedly come down lớn personal preference. When choosing a color for your laptop, cảnh báo that the trắng backlight combined with white keys can be an issue. If you often work in the dark & don"t touch-type, the black keys with trắng backlight should be much better.

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Killer AX1650 Wi-Fi 6 connectivity is included in both laptops for breakneck wireless speeds, and you also get công nghệ bluetooth không dây 5.1 in both laptops. Both also have a fingerprint reader built into the power button, & a small IR camera is positioned above the display for facial recognition through Windows Hello.

Display

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Source: Dell

Dell"s original move lớn a 16:10 aspect ratio was applauded in our XPS 13 2-in-1 7390 review, and you can now find it in all modern XPS models. It"s a boxier display with more surface area than the older 16:9 option, and the chin below the display has been removed khổng lồ make room for the extra screen. The bezel is thin on both laptops for a truly stunning look.

The XPS 13 2-in-1 comes in 1920x1200 (FHD+) và 3840x2400 (UHD+) resolutions. All screens are touch enabled and are compatible with Dell"s Premium Active Pen for a stellar inking experience. The 4K model is expensive, but it brings HDR400, up lớn 450 nits of brightness, and 100% sRGB and 90% DCI-P3 màu sắc reproduction. Both have an anti-reflective coating khổng lồ cut down on glare.

The XPS 13 9310 is available in FHD+ and UHD+ resolutions, albeit with touch và non-touch options for FHD+. They all hit around 500 nits brightness và bring near-perfect color reproduction across sRGB & DCI-P3 màu sắc gamuts. Also included is Dolby Vision HDR400 support. Cảnh báo that the non-touch display has a raised plastic bezel, while the cảm ứng options have edge-to-edge glass. There"s also now an OLED version of the XPS 13 cảm ứng display with 3456x2160 resolution, anti-reflective finish, & about 400 nits brightness.

If you have some creative ambitions, you"ll want to lớn opt for the XPS 13 2-in-1 with its inking support, while if you"d rather go with a non-touch display khổng lồ optimize battery life, you will be no doubt leaning toward the XPS 13"s non-touch FHD option.

Performance & price

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Source: Windows Central XPS 13 2-in-1 (7390).

Both XPS models use Intel"s 11th gen "Tiger Lake" CPUs for excellent performance, as well as faster RAM that is soldered to the board. The vi xử lý core i5 and Core i7 models include intel Iris xe integrated graphics for a solid boost to lớn power when gaming or editing, but neither máy vi tính has a dedicated GPU. The XPS 13 is available with core i3-1115G4 và Core i7-1185G7 CPUs. The 2-in-1 model is limited to bộ vi xử lý core i5-1135G7 & Core i7-1165G7 CPUs.

Both of these laptops — at least the bộ vi xử lý core i5 & Core i7 models — are a part of Intel"s Evo platform, which is an evolution (get it?) of "Project Athena." They"re optimized for instant wake, long battery life, fast charging, and overall snappy performance, plus Wi-Fi 6 & Thunderbolt 4 connectivity.

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Source: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central

The XPS 13 2-in-1"s baseline configuration with vi xử lý core i5-1135G7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and FHD+ touch display costs about $1,098. For the same configuration in the standard XPS 13, you"re looking at about $1,098. If you want to go cheaper, the XPS 13 has a core i3 mã sản phẩm starting at $1,000. As for high-end models, you"re looking at about the same price across both laptops. But keep in mind you can get some extra performance out of the chip core i7-1185G7 CPU và 2TB SSD available in the standard XPS 13.

The SSD in the XPS 13 2-in-1 is configurable up to lớn 512GB on the official site, and it"s not user-replaceable. The XPS 13 9310 is more accommodating, with up to a 2TB form size straight from Dell & the ability lớn upgrade it after purchase. Neither laptop offers upgradeable RAM.

Battery kích cỡ is almost the same (51Wh compared to 52Wh), and life will depend on the display type & internal hardware. In any case, you should expect a full workday of life from the FHD+ models, dipping slightly for the UHD+ models.

The XPS 13 2-in-1 is the more versatile choice

Thanks to lớn the performance from 11th ren Intel chip core CPUs, a 16:10 aspect ratio for its FHD+ and UHD+ cảm biến displays, and the added versatility of a rotating display & active pen support, the XPS 13 2-in-1 is going to appeal khổng lồ a lot of people.