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Dell XPS 13 9300 (2020)

Specifications

Dell XPS 13 9300 (2020)
Dell XPS 13 9300 (2020) (XPS 13 9300 Series)
Memory
16384 MB 
Display
13.4 inch 16:10, 1900 x 1200 pixel 168 PPI, glossy: no
Storage
512 GB SSD
Connections
2 Thunderbolt, 2 DisplayPort
Networking
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s (ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15 x 396 x 199 ( = 0.59 x 15.59 x 7.83 in)
Battery
52 Wh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Additional features
Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
1.2 kg ( = 42.33 oz / 2.65 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Reviews for the Dell XPS 13 9300 (2020)

Dell XPS 13 (2020) hands-on: Still the most gorgeous ultrabook around
Source: Hardware Zone English
The Dell XPS 13 has long been one of the best-looking ultrabooks around, boasting a deliciously compact form factor and a gorgeous edge-to-edge display. With the announcement of the new 2020 model, Dell may have just cemented its place on top of the ultrabook pile, at least in terms of design. The new XPS 13 is – to put it simply – stunning, with Dell lopping off the bottom bezel and making it even thinner.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/11/2020
Dell XPS 13 9300, 2020 model – what to expect, vs XPS 13 7390
Source: Ultrabook Review English
At the same time, these potential issues are random and don’t affect all XPS 13 models, so there’s a good chance you won’t run into any of them. However, as frustrating as it is, buying a laptop is a lottery these days, so at least make sure to get it from stores that allow easy returns, in case you draw a short stick.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/10/2020
Dell XPS 13 9300, 2020 model – what to expect, vs XPS 13 7390
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The XPS 13s have been plagued by various quirks and issues over time and that’s why if you’ll go to Reddit, Youtube or the various forums you’ll see quite a few people complaining about their notebooks. It is, however, important to understand that the XPS 13 sells in greater numbers than most other thin-and-lights, that’s why its issues are more visible.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/10/2020
Dell XPS 13 (2020) hands-on: Still the most gorgeous ultrabook around
Source: Hardware Zone English
The latest version of the Dell XPS 13 could be one of the laptops to beat in 2020. It combines a luxurious design with top-notch specifications, and it's looking like quite the winner. That said, you can expect it to cost quite a lot when it arrives. A laptop for the masses, this is not.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/08/2020

Foreign Reviews

Prise en main du Dell XPS 13 (2020) : plus d’écran, moins de connectique
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Excellent display; nice ergonomy; powerful processor; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/02/2020

Comment

Model:

The XPS 13 must be one of the top models for the business world in terms of laptop choices. I remember, at one point we had ten or so XPS 13 models in one of my offices. The reason behind this is not just form factor, but also durability and long-term usability.

Well, with recent changes in hardware architecture and improvements in overall CPU/GPU technologies, durability is something we expect from all manufacturers. More or less all laptops on the market, depending on which segment they are in, are using the same kind of hardware. Therefore, evaluating durability in terms of hardware is no longer valid. What we look more into now is chassis, battery life and connectivity.

I must say, with all these USB Type-C ports, not having the proper adapter is going to be a problem for everyone. The new Dell XPS 13 9300 will not be an exception, as it will only come with two USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt support. Compared to older versions of the XPS 13, we see some improvements. Some are in a good direction, some not. Good is that the new models will come with a new heat-pipe design, which will help processors perform better. Also, the speakers seem to have been improved as well, providing better sound output. My concern are the two connection ports. If you plug into one, you end up only having one port to work with. Sometimes adapters do not work well and do not provide all necessary power to run some operations. With my Asus ZenBook, for instance, when I use the provided adapter for USB 2 devices, I can not transfer books to my Kobo reader, as the device is not recognized.

On to the performance side. Since the XPS 13 9300 will come in different options, you have to be careful, because you might buy something with 4 GB of RAM, which would end up with you spending on something that will be a complete waste. Having said that, with Ice Lake Intel processors, 32GB RAM options are now supported as well, and that is a good thing. The bad thing is that it is soldered to the mainboard, which means you have to stick with what you buy, as upgrading will not be an option.

Would I suggest buying the XPS 13 9300 (2020)? It depends. Meaning, I think it will be a great device for people who seek to have mobility and power combined. It also depends on which specs you are aiming for. After that, it will be all about how much money you have in your pocket. Isn’t there any competition? Oh, yeah. Asus is one of my favourites in this area. Especially since Asus provides models weighing 900 grams, I think it will not be about how strong the hardware is, but about who provides the best mobility.

Hands-on article by Umit Yilmaz Gunes

Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU): Integrated graphics card in Intel Ice-Lake G7 SoCs based on the new Gen. 11 architecture with 64 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model ranging from 300 MHz base to 1050 - 1100 MHz boost. The Ice-Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm process at Intel produced.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


i7-1065G7: Ice Lake based low power quad-core processor for thin and light laptops. The four cores clock between 1.3 - 3.9 GHz and should offer 18% more IPC (instructions per clock) than the previous generations (and therefore partly close the clock speed gap). Produced in 10nm at Intel.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.4":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.2 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. In 2014, the global market share of Dell laptops was 12.3% and it is 14% in 2016.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Ice Lake i5-1035G7
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13, i5-1035G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Ice Lake i5-1035G7

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LG Gram 17Z90N-V.AA77G
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Ice Lake i7-1065G7, 17.3", 1.4 kg
Acer Swift 3 SF314-57-710U
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Ice Lake i7-1065G7, 14", 1.2 kg
LG Gram 17 Z90N-R.AAS9U1
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Ice Lake i7-1065G7, 17", 1.35 kg
HP 15s-fq1043ns
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Ice Lake i7-1065G7, 15.6", 1.7 kg
Acer Swift 5 SF514-54T-76PY
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Ice Lake i7-1065G7, 14", 0.99 kg
HP 15s-fq1023ns
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Ice Lake i7-1065G7, 15.6", 1.7 kg
HP Pavilion 15-cs3012ns
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Ice Lake i7-1065G7, 15.6", 1.9 kg
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Ice Lake i7-1065G7, 15", 1.54 kg
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15, i7-1065G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Ice Lake i7-1065G7, 15", 1.54 kg
Dell Inspiron 15 3593, i7-1065G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Ice Lake i7-1065G7, 15.6", 2 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Dell Vostro 15 3590, i3-10110U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i3-10110U, 15.6", 1.99 kg
Dell Latitude 14 5400 Chromebook
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Dell Latitude 5401-P8TG4
UHD Graphics 630, Coffee Lake i7-9850H, 14", 1.53 kg
Dell Inspiron 14 7490-99DXP
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 14", 1.3 kg
Dell Vostro 15 5590, i5-10210U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 15.6", 1.66 kg
Dell Vostro 5393
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Ice Lake i5-1035G1, 15.6", 1.9 kg
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10510U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 13.3", 1.23 kg
Dell Latitude 15 3500-V58YD
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 i5-8265U, 15.6", 1.98 kg
Dell Latitude 14 5400-XCC8G
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 i5-8365U, 14", 1.52 kg
Dell Inspiron 17 3793-cn37901
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Ice Lake i5-1035G1, 15.6", 2.8 kg

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Dell G5 15 5590-YWTRF
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Coffee Lake i7-9750H, 15.6", 2.9 kg
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Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Ice Lake i7-1065G7, 13.4", 1.189 kg
Dell Inspiron 14 5491-3WDPX, 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 14", 1.65 kg
Dell Inspiron 15 7590-92P5C
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Dell Inspiron 13 7391 2-in-1, i5-10510U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2020-03- 6 (Update: 2020-03- 6)