Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
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Average of 11 scores (from 18 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Customers asked and Dell has delivered: the XPS 13 9310 is now available with OLED to make it one of the first 13.4-inch 16:10 laptops to come with such an option. However, users should be careful what they wish for because OLED has its own unique quirks as well.
Source: The Verge
So if price is no object, you still need to consider: is power or battery life more important to you? Given that the ZenBook’s options can do just fine with most of the tasks that most people need, my conclusion is that only people with pretty specific workflows who don’t need to move around that much are better off with the XPS. As I noted in my review, “If you’re someone for whom the OLED is worth the price, you probably know who you are.”
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 08/16/2021
Source: Trusted Reviews
The Dell XPS 13 OLED is one of the best laptops I’ve ever reviewed, with the jaw-dropping OLED screen proving a fantastic option for Netflix fans and content creators. But be mindful of the battery life, which falls short of the majority of ultrabooks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/13/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: Wired Magazine
The big question then is if the OLED screen is worthwhile. It depends. If you want better battery life, stick with the full-HD models of the 2021 XPS. You are also then afforded more customizability when choosing RAM, storage, and processors. With the OLED, you are forced to get the Core i7 model, 16 or 32 GB of RAM, and Iris Xe graphics, which is overkill for most people, not to mention the high $1,600 price tag. On the other hand, going back to my 4K screen after the OLED is, well, a little dim and washed out. I think I can live with the shorter battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
The Dell XPS 13 is a pristine device with the kind of elegance that demands a heavy price tag. There’s a lot to like about the laptop, especially its portability and lightness along with the thin chassis that allows it to slide easily inside a backpack. However, the lack of ports and overall average thermal management doesn’t allow for a lot of intensive work. The display is one of the finest in the segment, but one still wonders if the asking price is worth it. Buy the Dell XPS 13 if you covet a super sleek design, and are allured by its gorgeous 4K OLED panel.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/15/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
There are a lot of alternatives to the XPS 13. Probably the foremost option is the Apple Macbook Pro, which was recently upgraded with the M1 processor. A comparable 13-inch Macbook Pro will cost you about $1,499 but doesn’t offer an OLED screen, and only comes with 8GB of memory: adding an extra 8GB increases the price by $200. If you really want the OLED screen, the HP Spectre X360 features a 14-inch 3k OLED as well as an 11th gen i7 processor for similar money to the Dell XPS. The Lenovo X1 Extreme Gen 3 15-inch also has the option to upgrade to an OLED screen, though it only offers 10th generation processors and costs considerably more than the XPS 13 for an equivalent spec. It does manage to squeeze in a few more connections, though, with a USB 3.1 port and an HDMI output.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/13/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
The Dell XPS 13 9310 is just as good as the versions without the OLED. If you want to save some cash, you can skip the OLED and get the base display; it’s great as well. But, if you have money to burn, buying the XPS 13 with OLED is a no-brainer.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2021
Rating: Total score: 96% price: 95% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 95% workmanship: 100%
The Dell XPS 13 is the best 13-inch Windows ultraportable available today, just as it was the best 13-inch Windows laptop every year since its 2015 redesign. It’s a gorgeous machine with meticulous attention to detail that justifies the laptop’s high price. The optional OLED display is an expensive $400 upgrade that performs exceptionally well by every metric, from brightness to color accuracy and, of course, contrast. You’ll notice its perks not only in movies and games but also when flipping through photos or streaming YouTube. There are a few downsides. USB-A and Ethernet ports aren’t available, so you’ll have to pack an adapter. The laptop also runs rather warm. However, these problems aren’t unique to the XPS 13. Most of Dell’s competitors share these issues, but Apple’s MacBook Pro 13 is the best reason to skip the Dell XPS 13. It outperforms the Dell, as it does any Windows laptop of similar size, yet also has better battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/29/2021
Source: Tom's Guide
The Dell XPS 13 has been one of our favorite Windows laptops for years, and the addition of a 3.5K OLED screen only enhances the appeal. Paying an extra couple hundred bucks for it might not be worthwhile if you don’t tend to get hung up about image quality, but given that one of the Dell XPS 13’s big attractions is its beautiful, nigh-borderless InfinityEdge display, paying more to slap an OLED in there is a worthwhile addition. If you want something a little bigger and more performant for roughly the same price, the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 is also a good choice. It has a 1080p AMOLED touchscreen that looks almost as good as the XPS 13’s OLED, with slightly better performance and much better battery life. However, it’s also a larger, heavier 2-in-1 that comes with a lot of Samsung bloatware installed. And of course, if you’re open to using a Mac, the M1-equipped MacBooks offer much better battery life than just about any Windows laptop on the market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/19/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: XDA Developers
With the Dell XPS 13 line, the laptops just keep getting better and better; in fact, each model is consistently Dell’s best laptop. It started out with a redesign that was announced at CES 2020, and that added the 16:10 display. The Intel Tiger Lake refresh later that year added a lot of power, and now, the OLED model is here. There’s not much I can say that’s bad about this laptop. The webcam is definitely subpar, but that’s to be expected given the small amount of room there is. It also still frustrates me that Dell doesn’t offer cellular connectivity in its consumer laptops. And finally, this company really needs to start scanning fingerprints when you press the button; everyone else has moved beyond this.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2021
Source: The Verge
For that reason, I would still recommend that most people go for the FHD XPS 13 over the OLED model. Five hours is not great battery life, but it’s especially not great for an ultraportable laptop this close to the $2,000 mark. It’s certainly a dealbreaker for me, even if everything else about a laptop is perfect. It means I’d have to have this thing plugged in multiple times a day, even though one of its primary benefits is supposed to be that it’s light enough to carry around wherever. I want. Meanwhile, as nice as the OLED screen is, I can’t imagine it’ll make a huge quality-of-life difference to all but the most discerning of viewers. It certainly shouldn’t be a big enough difference to outweigh a $300 premium and a four-hour hit to battery life. If you’re someone for whom the OLED is worth the price, you probably know who you are.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/14/2021
Source: The Times of India
Dell XPS 13 with Intel 11th-gen processor is a really good update in terms of performance over the predecessor. The startup time from sleep mode and swift handling of apps, all perform really well. The 4K display is good to look at as well. And all of this comes in a compact and premium-looking body. However, the battery performance is not the best and it keeps us from calling it a travel-friendly device.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/10/2021
Source: PC Mag
If it had an HDMI port, the Dell XPS 13 OLED would score a perfect five-star review. Even without one, it's a cinch to earn an Editors' Choice award among OLED laptops, and among ultraportables that simply sing when you look at them. We've said before that the extra ports, slightly nicer keyboard, and slightly lighter weight of its archrival the ThinkPad X1 Carbon make us lean toward the Lenovo for productivity work, but the Dell's spectacular new screen tips the scale if dazzling panel quality is what matters most. There are now two best laptops in the world.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Think Digit
Last year when we reviewed the Dell XPS 13, we crowned it as the "Thin & Light King". The new Dell XPS 13 9310 is here, and it's here to stay without rewriting any rules. The Dell XPS 13 9310 checks all the right boxes by delivering in the areas that matter most, and not letting its flaws take over the user experience. It's not a flawless laptop, but like every year, it sits on top of our recommendation list by doing everything a bit better than other notebooks in this category.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 87% performance: 91% workmanship: 92%
Source: Mobile Tech Review
Lisa Gade reviews the new 2021 OLED display option on the Dell XPS 13 9310. The 3.5K resolution OLED display joins the existing IPS 4K and full HD options, and it has the same 13.4” display size with 16:10 aspect ratio. As expected, the display has superb contrast and deep blacks, though glare can affect perceived black levels. We look at display metrics and battery life impact compared to the other XPS 13 display options.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/04/2021
Source: On MSFT
If you're into light photo or video editing, or just really love watching movies and streaming content on your laptop, then this XPS 13 with OLED is a must-buy for you. There will be some sacrifices when it comes to battery life, but it will be overall worth it for you. This laptop punches out some incredible-looking images and videos that will feel quite immersive thanks to the near bezel-less design. The $400 upcost also means that you'll get more pixels, too, which not everyone might need, but this is one beautiful laptop to look at.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/03/2021
Source: Laptop Mag
The latest XPS 13 model debuts a gorgeous OLED panel that provides rich picture quality for when you're streaming movies at home or editing videos for work. Is it worth the tradeoff to battery life? If you need a high-res display, then yes. The 3.5K OLED display outlasted the 4K IPS config in our battery test and is capable of producing a wider range of colors. And since it costs the same ($1,649 to start), there is no reason to buy the non-OLED 4K model (unless you really need those few extra pixels).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Showmetech.com.br PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/04/2021
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%
Source: Canaltech PT→EN
Positive: Premium design; nice display; powerful hardware; long battery life; excellent speakers. Negative: Poor webcam; high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2021
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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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