Dell XPS 13 9310 Review: Is It Worth The Purchase?

Dell XPS 13 9310 Review

The Dell XPS 13 9310 is the latest and greatest model of a laptop with a 13.3-inch screen. The Dell XPS 13 9310 is a 2-in-1 laptop that works as a laptop or tablet. 

And it has a touchscreen, so you can use your fingers to interact with the screen. The Dell XPS 13 9310 is more expensive than other laptops, but it may be worth the purchase for some people.

I’ve been a Mac user for the last few years, but after reading about the Dell XPS 13 9310 and its Windows 10 operating system, I wanted to try it out for myself. 

I’ve always been skeptical of Windows 10 after making the switch to Mac OSX and Android, and I was hesitant to make the switch back to Windows. 

I’ve been using my Dell XPS 13 9310 for about a month now, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how well it’s suited my needs.

The Dell XPS 13 9310 is an amazing device. It’s thin, powerful, and has a beautiful screen. I’ve been using it for the last few weeks to work, play games, and write blog posts. 

It’s everything I need it to be. In this post, I’ll go over the latest XPS 13 and see if it’s worth the hefty $1000+ price tag.

Dell XPS 13 9310 Review

Dell's iconic XPS 13 laptop has finally been replaced. Dell's XPS 13 9310 is everything a fan of the original wants in an ultra-portable laptop: The XPS 13 has a tiny footprint, eye-catching design and a true 12-inch touchscreen display. 

A couple of new additions might put it at a disadvantage for some. Dell XPS 13 9310 Specifications and features Dell XPS 13 9310 weighs just 2.7 pounds and measures just 0.6-inches thick. 

The new XPS 13 is almost the same dimensions as the previous model, but it's slightly thicker. Other than the size change, Dell has kept most of the features of the original XPS 13, including the compact body and iconic InfinityEdge display. 

The only difference is the updated InfinityEdge design on the XPS 13 9310 gives the laptop a more squared off look.

➤ Design

Dell XPS 13 9310 is not the thinnest laptop at the moment. But Dell has done a great job with its thin and light design and the 9310 is the thinnest laptop at this moment as well as this is quite thin. 

On the front, you will see the classic glass trackpad, and there is no option for mechanical switches. The side profile is made up of metal and the back of the laptop is completely made of glass. 

And if this is a glass clad laptop, then why does it feel that this is metal, and I have already mentioned it is not the thinnest at the moment. 

This is again thanks to the sturdy build quality that Dell has, and the glass back means that you will get scratches on it even if you are careless while carrying it around. The glass back also makes the Dell XPS 13 9310 look attractive as well.

➤ Display

The XPS 13 9310 has a beautiful 12.5-inch display, with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. It features PLS TFT technology, which offers accurate colours, and an IPS panel. 

The XPS 13 9310 offers wide viewing angles, and great contrast, and a refresh rate of up to 90 Hz. It also features Dell’s stylish TrueBlack technology, which works to reduce the amount of ‘white glare’, as well as improve color accuracy. 

When it comes to viewing your content, the Dell XPS 13 9310’s display is as good as any other display I have seen on a laptop. With its Full HD display, you can enjoy all your games, movies, and videos with no compromise on the visuals. 

This might be a ‘budget’ laptop, but I wouldn’t expect anything less from Dell. The Dell XPS 13 9310 has a beautiful 12.

➤ Performance

This laptop came with a new 9th generation Intel Core i5-8300H CPU clocked at 3.2GHz which is similar to the one seen on the last iteration of Dell XPS 13, though the base model of the laptop packs a 6th gen Kaby Lake processor which is now outdated. 

The laptop also supports up to 16GB DDR4 RAM which is expandable up to 32GB. It comes with two PCIe SSD drives that can be paired together and can be used for speedier access to data. 

This is also the only laptop in the XPS line which has dual mSATA slots. There are no USB-C ports on the XPS 13 9310, however.

 Instead, Dell is offering two Thunderbolt 3 ports on the notebook, one of which is USB 3.1 Gen 2 and the other can be used for data, but can also be used to charge the notebook or connect external devices like monitors.

➤ Battery Life

Convertible Starts at INR 1,50,000/- Dell XPS 13 9310 Review: Design and Build Dell has traditionally tried to offer laptops with the least amount of bezel around the screen. 

The XPS 13 9310 does not deviate from this strategy, being the slimmest convertible laptop in the market right now. The Dell XPS 13 9310 has a very thin profile and will have no issues fitting into even the smallest of cargo pockets or handbags. 

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There is a special feature called 3D Corning Gorilla Glass for both the keyboard and screen that makes it pretty tough to break. Dell has put a 1mm gap between the glass and the keyboard, which does not allow dust and other things to accumulate inside.

➤ Price

Dell XPS 13 9310 starts from $1299, which is around Rs 90,380. The laptop is one of the most affordable premium laptops in the market. 

2.Display 

The Dell XPS 13 9310 sports a 13.3-inch IPS display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440p, giving you a pixel density of 400 ppi. 

3.Design 

The laptop comes with a brushed aluminium-reinforced frame that sits in a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass screen. This ensures that when the laptop is kept in the lap, the screen can take a normal amount of pressure without causing any damage to the display. 

The body has an i9 processor and can go up to a 2.2 GHz speed while running on 6-core Intel CPU, 6GB of RAM and a 256GB PCIe SSD. The laptop has a 4-cell 45 Whr battery which will offer around 13 hours of battery life.

Conclusion

Dell's XPS series has always been one of the most innovative and top-notch laptop series available. However, the price and the fact that the design has been the same since its inception could not make XPS become mainstream. 

Dell had a good run when it first introduced the XPS 13. However, recently the same design has been copied by numerous manufacturers. And most of them have resorted to downsizing. 

The XPS 13 9310 is Dell's response to that. It is a mid-range version of the XPS 13 with an interesting design. Can Dell's latest laptop overcome the threat of other laptops in the market? 

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