The previous XPS 13 had to make do with an LCD display. Everything is now different with the new version of the notebook: It is equipped with an almost borderless OLED touch display in 16:10 format that resolves in 3.5K.
Technical features of the XPS 13
Like its predecessor, the new XPS 13 relies on a Tiger Lake processor from Intel. The strongest variant is equipped with the i7-1185G7. The processor is supported by a maximum of 32 GB LPDDR4x-4,267 working memory. In addition, there is a maximum of 2 TB of internal memory. A PCIe 3.0 x 4 SSD is used for this. The notebook’s innards are rounded off by a 52 Wh battery that can be charged via USB-C with 45 watts.
The notebook is also equipped with enough ports. It has two Thunderbolt 4 ports (USB-C), a microSD card reader and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Also present are two 2.5-watt stereo speakers, dual microphones, a fingerprint sensor, and a 720-pixel webcam that is compatible with Windows Hello.
The display as a highlight
However, the display of the notebook is clearly the highlight: This is the point where the device differs most clearly from its predecessor. The 13.4-inch OLED display offers a brightness of 500 nits, a contrast ratio of 1,800:1 and a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 in the basic version. A version with a 3,456 x 2,160 pixel OLED display, display of the entire DCI-P3 color space and a brightness of 400 nits is available for an additional charge. Alternatively, a 4K LCD display can be selected.
The display takes up almost the entire front of the notebook. This lack of pronounced screen edges is responsible for the fact that the device is more compact than the predecessor despite its larger display: With its dimensions of 29.6 x 19.9 x 1.48 centimeters, it is about two percent narrower.
Prices and availability
The Dell XPS 13 9310 is available now. The cheapest variant costs around 1,500 euros.