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XPS 9310 Review Rundown

Dell | Published on 22 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 24 Jul 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of XPS 13 9310
  • Gorgeous 16:10 aspect ratio display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

Sharing the same design as its predecessor, the XPS 9310 is thin and light, and its 16:10 FHD+ or UHD+ display is covered by the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 6 for durability. The 4-sided InfinityEdge display delivers a 91.5% screen-to-body ratio. With Tiger Lake, it remains one of the best laptops you can buy. It has been put in the shade recently by Apple's latest M1 machines, which offer faster performance and superior battery life for less money. But if you need to run Windows, the new Dell Xps 13 is a superb laptop on which to do so.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The XPS 13 9310 has a quad-core 11th-gen Core i7-1165G7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB PCIe solid-state drive (SSD) It has a 13.4-inch Full HD display in Dell's new 16:10 aspect ratio. The laptop is thinner at 0.58 inches compared to 0.62 inches, which is significantly thinner than the Spectre x360 13.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 16:10 aspect ratio display
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

expertreviews[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 88%
Reviewers from Expertreviews have found the following[***]:
The Dell XPS 13 remains one of the most attractive, well-built, usable and portable Windows laptops on the market. As ever, prices vary depending on the configuration. The most expensive model, at £2,099, comes with a UHD+ touchscreen. There's a pair of Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports, one on each side, plus a 3.5mm headset jack and a Kensington lock slot. You'll need to fire up the Intel Graphics Command Center and turn off all the various auto-contrast features if you want the best colour performance.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

laptopmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 88%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Dell XPS 13 is one of the best laptops on the market. Paired with 16GB of RAM, the laptop's 2.8-GHz Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor put on a solid show. The arrival of Tiger Lake also heralds the arrival of Intel's new integrated graphics chip, Intel Iris Xe.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful Intel Tiger Lake processor
  • Long battery life
  • Longer battery life than last year's model
Cons[**]
  • Only one USB-C port

laptopmag[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Dell XPS 13 has undergone a number of small tweaks, including a smaller frame, thinner bezels all around, and a bigger keyboard and touchpad. It's outfitted with a 3.0-GHz Intel Core i7-1185G7 processor with 16GB of RAM, a 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD with an Intel Iris Xe Graphics with a 13.4-inch, 3840 x 2400-pixel touch panel. The notebook also held up against our synthetic tests, scoring 5,365 on the Geekbench 5.
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Pros[**]
  • Great 4K display
  • Good battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
Cons[**]
  • Below-average CPU performance
  • Lacks ports

laptopmag[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 89%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Dell XPS 13 OLED is the best 13-inch laptop for those who want the best screen quality in a compact, premium chassis. Upgrading to an OLED panel from the base FHD+ non-touch option costs an extra $400, matching the cost of the full 4K IPS option. At 11.6 x 7.8 x 0.6 inches and 2.8 pounds, it can be easily slipped into a backpack.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright, vivid OLED display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Excellent keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Display could be more vivid

notebookcheck[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
When stressed with Prime95, the system would boost to the 3.9 GHz to 4.3 GHz range for just a few seconds until hitting a core temperature of 101 C. Thereafter, clock rates would steadily fall until they begin cycling indefinitely between 2.1 GHz to 3 GHz and 63 C to 81 C. Power consumption is generally higher than other Core i7 Ultrabooks powered by integrated graphics when 3DMark 06 is run.
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Pros[**]
  • High-contrast 4K display
  • Quiet fan noise when gaming
  • Good battery life for a Core i7-1165G7
  • Very good CPU and GPU performance
Cons[**]
  • Very slow recharge rate when on battery power
  • Very short battery life
  • Only 12 months of warranty

notebookcheck[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
All XPS 13 9300/9310 SKUs top out at 100 percent sRGB coverage with no options for full AdobeRGB or DCI-P3 unlike on the XPS 15 series. Intel Killer AX1650s comes standard once again for Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity. Running on battery power will impact graphics performance more than CPU performance.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent CPU and GPU performance for the price of a 16:10 XPS 13
  • Fast Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity
  • Decent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Only one USB-C port
  • Thick bezels

notebookcheck[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 90%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
OLED isn't the be all end all technology when it comes to displays. It certainly has its advantages over IPS, but its list of disadvantages are arguably just as important. It takes more power to run the OLED display at brighter settings and brighter colors than on an IPS panel. Battery life is noticeably shorter than on the XPS 13 4K IPS SKU.
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Pros[**]
  • Long battery life for a 4K IPS panel
  • Bright, contrast-rich display
  • Relatively low power consumption
Cons[**]
  • Dim, low-contrast display
  • Low color-space coverage

pcmag[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Dell XPS 13 is one of the first ultraportable laptops to come with Intel's latest 11th Generation "Tiger Lake" CPUs. This 2.8-pound laptop also has an exceptional 13.4-inch display and a gorgeous chassis. It's available in three versions, all of which feature an unusual 16:10 aspect ratio.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 13.4-inch display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
Cons[**]
  • Only one year of hardware warranty

pcmag[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 92%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
Dell's latest XPS 13 is the only one to offer an ultra-colorful, ultra-high-contrast OLED screen. The panel subtracts some battery life, but it makes an already gorgeous ultraportable even more pleasing. Like the Razer Book 13's, its screen measures 13.4 inches diagonally to the 13.3 inches of the Apple MacBook Air M1.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous, ultra-high-contrast OLED display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Short on ports

techadvisor[11]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from Techadvisor have found the following[***]:
Dell offers Full HD and 4K Ultra HD variants of the XPS 13 3910. Both versions promise 500 nits of maximum brightness, full coverage of the sRGB colour space, and 90% of the DCI P3 space. The processor on the model I tested is an 11th-gen Intel Core i7-1165G7. 3840 x 2400 pixels crammed into a 13.4in display gives you a whopping pixels-per-inch count of 338ppi.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 16:10 display
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

theverge[12]

Sentiment Score[*] 89%
Reviewers from Theverge have found the following[***]:
Dell has finally released an OLED version of its XPS 13, and I'm typing this review on it right now. The OLED configuration costs exactly the same as an identically specced non-OLED 4K model ($1,699.99) The downside, of course, is that there is some battery life impact.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 3.5K OLED display
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

tomsguide[13]

Sentiment Score[*] 88%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The new Dell XPS 13 is available now and starts at $899 (a sale price from the "normal" $1,059 price) The 13.4-inch 1920 x 1200 display looks as gorgeous as ever, thanks to Dell's latest InfinityEdge design. Dell's laptop doesn't quite measure up to the 5,896 we saw from Apple's new M1 chip on the latest MacBook Air.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 4-sided InfinityEdge display
  • Beautiful 4K display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Comfy keyboard and touchpad
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

tomsguide[14]

Sentiment Score[*] 92%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Dell XPS 13 is one of our top picks for the best Windows laptop you can buy. You can expect to pay a couple hundred bucks extra for the privilege of an OLED screen. OLED displays are known for delivering vibrant colors and deep, rich blacks. At 11.64 x 7.82 x 0.58 inches and 2.8 pounds, it weighs as much as a MacBook Air with M1.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 3.5K OLED display
  • Slim, stylish chassis
  • Super-thin bezels
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ Dell XPS 13 9310 Review: Tiger Lake perfects perfection. Digitaltrends. 2020-11-19. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  2. 2. ^ Dell XPS 13 9310 (late 2020, Intel 11th gen) review: A steady improvement. Expertreviews. 2021-01-19. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ Dell XPS 13 (Model 9310, Late 2020) review. Laptopmag. 2020-10-31. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. 4. ^ Dell XPS 13 (Model 9310, 4K) review. Laptopmag. 2021-03-20. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
  5. 5. ^ Dell XPS 13 (OLED) review. Laptopmag. 2021-05-22. Retrieved 2021-05-24.
  6. 6. ^ Core i7-1165G7 vs. Core i7-1185G7: Dell XPS 13 9310 4K Laptop Review. Notebookcheck. 2020-12-14. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  7. 7. ^ Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 Laptop Review: The 11th Gen Tiger Lake Difference. Notebookcheck. 2020-10-28. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  8. 8. ^ Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED Laptop Review: Is It Better Than IPS?. Notebookcheck. 2021-05-31. Retrieved 2021-06-01.
  9. 9. ^ Dell XPS 13 (9310) Review. Pcmag. 2020-11-09. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  10. 10. ^ Dell XPS 13 OLED (9310) Review. Pcmag. 2021-06-10. Retrieved 2021-06-12.
  11. 11. ^ Dell XPS 13 9310 (late 2020) review. Techadvisor. 2020-12-03. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  12. 12. ^ Dell XPS 13 OLED review: more pixels, more money. Theverge. 2021-06-14. Retrieved 2021-07-24.
  13. 13. ^ Dell XPS 13 (2020, 11th Gen) review. Tomsguide. 2021-05-25. Retrieved 2021-05-26.
  14. 14. ^ Dell XPS 13 OLED review. Tomsguide. 2021-06-19. Retrieved 2021-06-19.
  15. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  16. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  17. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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