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Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 Laptop Review - The XPS 13 now has a Touch Bar

The most powerful XPS 13 yet. The XPS 13 has been a very good subnotebook for years and Dell now offers two versions, which are not only different in terms of CPU selection. How does the new XPS 13 Plus with the 4K panel, frameless touchpad and completely new keyboard including touch bar perform in our review?

Dell offers two versions of the compact XPS 13 from now on; the regular XPS 13 with Alder Lake U-series CPUs starting at $999 as well as the new XPS 13 Plus with more powerful Alder Lake P-series chips starting at $1299. Both models use completely new cases and there are big changes over the previous XPS 13 9310, which was basically unchanged for a couple of years.

Our review unit of the new XPS 13 Plus is well-equipped with the Intel Core i7-1260P, 32 GB LPDDR5-5200 RAM and a 1 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD. The display is the familiar 4K panel with a 16:10 aspect ratio, which also features a touchscreen. Contrary to the regular XPS 13 9320, the XPS 13 Plus can also be configured with a 3.5K OLED screen. Our review unit has an RRP of $2099 and Dell once again offers a Developer’s Edition with Linux.

Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K (XPS 13 Plus Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1260P 12 x 1.5 - 4.7 GHz, 64 W PL2 / Short Burst, 34 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-P
Graphics adapter
Memory
32 GB 
, LPDDR5-5200, Dual-Channel, Onboard
Display
13.40 inch 16:10, 3840 x 2400 pixel 338 PPI, capacitive, LQ134R1, IPS, glossy: yes, HDR, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR, 1024 GB 
, 813 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 2 HDMI, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.3 x 295.3 x 199 ( = 0.6 x 11.63 x 7.83 in)
Battery
55 Wh, 4524 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Quad Speakers, Keyboard Light: yes, 60W USB-C PSU, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.242 kg ( = 43.81 oz / 2.74 pounds), Power Supply: 254 g ( = 8.96 oz / 0.56 pounds)
Price
2400 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential Rivals

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86.9 %
07/2022
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.2 kg15.3 mm13.40"3840x2400
90.1 %
07/2022
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
R7 6800U, Radeon 680M
1.1 kg14.9 mm13.30"2880x1800
89.8 %
02/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
946 g16 mm13.00"2160x1350
91.1 %
12/2020
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1, M1 7-Core GPU
1.3 kg16.1 mm13.30"2560x1600
88.8 %
02/2022
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.3 kg16.5 mm13.40"2520x1680
87.4 %
12/2020
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.3 kg14.8 mm13.40"3840x2400

Case - XPS 13 with a new design

It is not easy to distinguish the new XPS 13 Plus from its predecessor when the lid is closed, especially in our Platinum color option. You can also get the XPS 13 Plus in a dark gray (Graphite). The basic design with the angled rear and the wedge-shaped base unit is still the same, but you will immediately see the major differences when you open the lid. Dell throws out the chiclet keyboard and implements a more traditional unit without gaps between the keys. There are no typical function keys, instead you now get a capacitive touch bar (more on that later). We especially like the new palm rest area, which uses one piece of glass and fingerprints are no problem at all. Especially the darker models of previous versions were quickly covered in fingerprints. The display bezels are very narrow and result in a very good screen-to-body ratio of 89 %.

The stability of the XPS 13 Plus is excellent and the whole device, which is mainly manufactured from aluminum, also leaves a very robust impression. Neither the base unit, nor the lid can be pushed in or twisted. We also like the adjustment of the hinges, but it is not easy to open the lid with one hand since there is no indentation at the front of the base unit. The maximum opening angle is 135 degrees.

Both the old Dell XPS 13 9310 and the new XPS 13 Plus are the most compact devices within our comparison group and it is no problem to put the XPS 13 in a bag/backpack. The weight on the other hand is average and both the Asus Zenbook S 13 as well as the ThinkPad X1 Nano are noticeably lighter. The 60W power adapter is very compact, but the long connection cables still increase the overall weight to 254 grams.

Size Comparison

304.1 mm / 12 inch 212.4 mm / 8.36 inch 16.1 mm / 0.634 inch 1.3 kg2.8 lbs297.2 mm / 11.7 inch 218.4 mm / 8.6 inch 16.5 mm / 0.65 inch 1.3 kg2.91 lbs296.7 mm / 11.7 inch 210.5 mm / 8.29 inch 14.9 mm / 0.587 inch 1.1 kg2.41 lbs296 mm / 11.7 inch 199 mm / 7.83 inch 14.8 mm / 0.583 inch 1.3 kg2.78 lbs295.3 mm / 11.6 inch 199 mm / 7.83 inch 15.3 mm / 0.602 inch 1.2 kg2.74 lbs292.8 mm / 11.5 inch 207.7 mm / 8.18 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 946 g2.09 lbs

Connectivity - Dell throws out the 3.5 mm stereo jack

The continuously reduced the number of ports on the XPS 13 over the last couple of years and this trend unfortunately continues with the new XPS 13 Plus (and also the regular XPS 13). While Apple starts to include more ports (on the new MacBook Air M2, for example), Dell even goes a step further and removes the 3.5 mm stereo jack. There is only one USB-C port with full Thunderbolt 4 support on each side. Dell does at least include two adapters (for USB-A and 3.5 mm) by default, but we would prefer more ports at the device. The card reader of the predecessor was also removed.

Left side: USB-C 4.0 w/ Thunderbolt 4 (40 Gbps, Power Delivery, DisplayPort-ALT mode)
Left side: USB-C 4.0 w/ Thunderbolt 4 (40 Gbps, Power Delivery, DisplayPort-ALT mode)
Right side: USB-C 4.0 w/ Thunderbolt 4 (40 Gbps, Power Delivery, DisplayPort-ALT mode)
Right side: USB-C 4.0 w/ Thunderbolt 4 (40 Gbps, Power Delivery, DisplayPort-ALT mode)

Communication

The Wi-Fi module is soldered.
The Wi-Fi module is soldered.

Dell equips the new XPS 13 Plus with a modern AX211E module from Intel, which supports the latest Wi-Fi 6E standard. However, we were not able to use the corresponding 6 GHz network of our reference router. We already saw this issue on the new versions of the XPS 15 and XPS 17, where the configuration of the antennas did not support 6 GHz, but this would be very strange for a completely new design. We are already in contact with Dell and will update the article as soon as we get new information.

The Wi-Fi performance in regular Wi-Fi 6 networks is still very good and stable. We did not notice any connection issues during our review, neither with our reference router, nor the AVM Frtitz!Box 7490 (Wi-Fi 5). Bluetooth 5.2 is supported as well.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1365 (955min - 1588max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (1003 - 1501, n=4)
1320 MBit/s ∼97%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1225 (540min - 1382max) MBit/s ∼90%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (180 - 1614, n=80, last 2 years)
1031 MBit/s ∼76%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
909 (814min - 1010max) MBit/s ∼67%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple AirPort Extreme M1
552 (257min - 620max) MBit/s ∼40%
iperf3 receive AX12
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1501 (1471min - 1536max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (1178 - 1623, n=4)
1409 MBit/s ∼94%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1259 (628min - 1412max) MBit/s ∼84%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1258 (1143min - 1362max) MBit/s ∼84%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (182 - 1690, n=80, last 2 years)
1138 MBit/s ∼76%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple AirPort Extreme M1
672 (614min - 682max) MBit/s ∼45%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1558 (1401min, 1409.7P1 - 1609max) MBit/s ∼100%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1492 (1365min - 1583max) MBit/s ∼96% -4%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (833 - 1861, n=10)
1419 MBit/s ∼91% -9%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (343 - 1598, n=8, last 2 years)
1198 MBit/s ∼77% -23%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1662 (1600min - 1681max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (1289 - 1748, n=10)
1563 MBit/s ∼94% -6%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1553 (1443min - 1620max) MBit/s ∼93% -7%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (353 - 1662, n=8, last 2 years)
1265 MBit/s ∼76% -24%
05010015020025030035040045050055060065070075080085090095010001050110011501200125013001350140014501500155016001650Tooltip
; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1661 (1600-1681)
; iperf3 transmit AXE11000: Ø1558 (1401-1609)

Webcam

Dell still uses a 720p webcam, but the picture quality is okay, at least in good lighting conditions. Still, a 1080p sensor would have been more adequate considering the increasing number of video conferences and many manufacturers acknowledge that.

ColorChecker
4.3 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
5 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
1.6 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
0.7 ∆E
1.3 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
8 ∆E
ColorChecker Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K: 5.8 ∆E min: 0.68 - max: 12.89 ∆E

Maintenance

It is easy to remove the bottom panel, which is only secured by 6 Torx screws (T5). The internal layout is very tidy, but your maintenance actions are limited to the cleaning of the fans and the replacement of the M.2-2280 SSD, if necessary.

Internal layout
Internal layout

Input Devices - XPS 13 uses a new keyboard design

Keyboard

The input devices got a major overhaul and the XPS 13 Plus also differs from the regular XPS 13. Dell waives the chiclet keyboard for the Plus model and now uses a more traditional layout without gaps between the individual keys. The manufacturer uses the whole width of the chassis and the keys are conveniently big. We are also positively surprised by the smooth typing experience with precise feedback, despite the limited key travel (1.0 mm). All in all, this is a good keyboard and we prefer it to the old one. If you are only used to chiclet keyboards, however, it might take a little time to get used to the layout since it is harder to feel the transition between the keys. The power button is located in the upper right corner and is very narrow, so it does not disturb during typing. It is also a fingerprint scanner.

The capacitive touch bar can either show special functions...
The capacitive touch bar can either show special functions...
...or regular function keys.
...or regular function keys.
The illumination of the touch bar can dazzle in dark environments.
The illumination of the touch bar can dazzle in dark environments.

Then there is the touch sensitive bar with function keys, which is always illuminated and it either shows special functions like brightness or volume control or the regular F keys. It works well in general, but the illumination can be annoying in darker environments and you cannot adjust it. There are two different intensities, but the automatic regulation did not always work reliably on our unit. The illumination can also be a problem if you watch a video in the evening, even when it is on the lower brightness setting. All in all, the touch bar is more of a gimmick and we do not see an advantage over regular buttons. The keyboard illumination cannot be controlled via sensor and is also not very bright on the highest setting.

Input Devices
Input Devices
Keyboard illumination
Keyboard illumination

Touchpad & Touchscreen

You cannot see the touchpad.
You cannot see the touchpad.

Dell has hidden the clickpad underneath the palm rests and you cannot see any borders or transitions. The input area starts at the left edge of the space bar and ends on the right edge of the Alt Gr key. We got used to it pretty quickly and did not have any issues with the missing transition, but it gets a bit more complicated if you want to trigger a right click in the lower right corner. We would recommend you simple tap with two fingers for right clicks. You can click the pad across the whole surface, and the clicking noise is not too loud. We really liked the good gliding capabilities of the glass surface during our review period.

You can also use the capacitive touchscreen, which works as expected. However, the display always wobbles a bit when you touch it.

Display - Dell offers IPS and OLED panels

Dell offers four different panels for the XPS 13 Plus. In addition to two FHD models with and without touchscreen (the non-touch unit also has a glass layer and there is no matte option), there is a 3.5K OLED screen as well as the 4K IPS screen from our review unit. The panel is once again provided by Sharp and the model number is also identical to the previous model, but we noticed some differences. The subjective picture quality is still excellent, but there can still be scaling issues with some applications.

Dell advertises a brightness of 500 cd/m², but our review unit only manages 474 nits on average. The black value (0.28) is still okay considering the brightness and the contrast ratio is very good at ~1700:1. The minimum brightness of ~30 nits can be a problem though, especially if you use it in very dark environments. This is obviously not very ergonomic, but it happens. 

While the optional OLED screen of the XPS 13 suffers from PWM flickering, we were not able to detect any flickering on the IPS display this time. The response times are also noticeably better compared to 4K screen of the previous XPS 13 9310 and there are no major problems with ghosting. Backlight bleeding is only a minor issue at the upper edge when you use the full brightness, but this is hardly noticeable in practice. The viewing angle stability of the IPS screen is also very good.

Subpixel array
Subpixel array
Only minor backlight bleeding at max. brightness
Only minor backlight bleeding at max. brightness
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability
441
cd/m²
447
cd/m²
453
cd/m²
488
cd/m²
494
cd/m²
487
cd/m²
483
cd/m²
488
cd/m²
481
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LQ134R1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 494 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 473.6 cd/m² Minimum: 29 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 493 cd/m²
Contrast: 1764:1 (Black: 0.28 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.1 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.3, calibrated: 1.5
ΔE Greyscale 3.2 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
76% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
100% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
76.5% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.41
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
LQ134R1, IPS, 3840x2400, 13.40
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
SDC4172, OLED, 2880x1800, 13.30
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
MND007ZA1-2, IPS, 2160x1350, 13.00
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
IPS, 2560x1600, 13.30
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
TL134GDXP02-0, LTPS, 2520x1680, 13.40
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Sharp LQ134R1, IPS, 3840x2400, 13.40
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Samsung 134XK01, OLED, 3456x2160, 13.40
Display
20%
-4%
14%
-11%
3%
20%
Display P3 Coverage
76.5
99.8
30%
70.4
-8%
98.6
29%
65.2
-15%
80.2
5%
99.7
30%
sRGB Coverage
100
100
0%
99.9
0%
100
0%
92
-8%
100
0%
100
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
76
97.8
29%
72
-5%
85.9
13%
67.5
-11%
78.9
4%
97.7
29%
Response Times
94%
-24%
1%
-10%
-68%
92%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
38.9 ?(21.4, 17.5)
2.1 ?(1.1, 1)
95%
46.8 ?(22, 24.8)
-20%
31 ?(14, 17)
20%
44.8 ?(22, 22.8)
-15%
59.2 ?(30, 29.2)
-52%
2.2 ?(1.2, 1)
94%
Response Time Black / White *
21.9 ?(11.9, 10)
1.68 ?(0.86, 0.82)
92%
28 ?(13.2, 14.8)
-28%
26.1 ?(14.9, 11.2)
-19%
22.8 ?(10.4, 12.4)
-4%
40.4 ?(22.4, 18)
-84%
2.2 ?(1, 1.2)
90%
PWM Frequency
240.4 ?(53)
118000 ?(49, 155)
9804 ?(20, 47)
2137 ?(31)
240.4 ?(51)
Screen
111%
14%
10%
5%
-5%
-43%
Brightness middle
494
336
-32%
460
-7%
417
-16%
468
-5%
508.7
3%
384
-22%
Brightness
474
338
-29%
434
-8%
395
-17%
450
-5%
479
1%
387
-18%
Brightness Distribution
89
99
11%
92
3%
91
2%
92
3%
84
-6%
97
9%
Black Level *
0.28
0.02
93%
0.27
4%
0.39
-39%
0.23
18%
0.3
-7%
Contrast
1764
16800
852%
1704
-3%
1069
-39%
2035
15%
1696
-4%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.1
1.8
42%
1.1
65%
1.12
64%
2
35%
2.72
12%
4.56
-47%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
4.2
3.8
10%
4.5
-7%
2.71
35%
5.5
-31%
4.7
-12%
7.27
-73%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
1.5
1.8
-20%
1
33%
0.77
49%
1.5
-0%
1.92
-28%
4.52
-201%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
3.2
0.9
72%
1.6
50%
1.7
47%
2.6
19%
3.4
-6%
1.5
53%
Gamma
2.41 91%
2.22 99%
2.2 100%
2207 0%
2.17 101%
2.11 104%
2.26 97%
CCT
6189 105%
6580 99%
6475 100%
6870 95%
6511 100%
6245 104%
6219 105%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
65.7
70.7
87.1
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99.9
100
100
Total Average (Program / Settings)
75% / 89%
-5% / 5%
8% / 9%
-5% / -0%
-23% / -12%
23% / -5%

* ... smaller is better

During our analysis with the professional CalMAN software (X-Rite i1 Pro 2) we noticed that the panel only covers the small sRGB color reference, even though Dell advertises a 90 % coverage of the wider P3 gamut. We cannot support that claim and are already in contact with the manufacturer. The previous model was not much better in this respect either, though.

CalMAN Grayscale (reference color space sRGB)
CalMAN Grayscale (reference color space sRGB)
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps (reference color space sRGB)
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps (reference color space sRGB)
CalMAN ColorChecker (reference color space sRGB)
CalMAN ColorChecker (reference color space sRGB)
CalMAN Grayscale calibrated (reference color space sRGB)
CalMAN Grayscale calibrated (reference color space sRGB)
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps calibrated (reference color space sRGB)
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps calibrated (reference color space sRGB)
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated (reference color space sRGB)
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated (reference color space sRGB)

The image is a bit warm out of the box and there is a slight yellow hue, which is noticeable. The color deviations compared to the sRGB reference are in the range between 3-4 without any outliers, which is perfectly fine for daily usage scenarios. Our own calibration (profile can be downloaded for free in the box above) gets rid of the color cast and the color deviations are also better, only 100 % red is still slightly above the important mark of 3. Our calibration improves the picture, but the maximum brightness also drops by around 35 nits. We already mentioned that the panel only covers the small sRGB gamut and P3 as well as AdobeRGB only by 76 %. If you need wider gamut, you are forced to get the XPS 13 with the optional OLED screen.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. DCI-P3
vs. DCI-P3
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
21.9 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11.9 ms rise
↘ 10 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 35 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (22.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
38.9 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21.4 ms rise
↘ 17.5 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 48 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (36.2 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19681 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

It is not easy to prevent reflections in very bright environments, but the brightness is good and you should be able to find a place in the shade where you can see the display content pretty comfortably.

Performance - Alder Lake-P and PCIe 4.0

The new XPS 13 Plus is only available with Alder Lake-P CPUs starting with the Core i5-1240P and the Core i7-1260P (each with 4 performance and 8 efficiency cores) all the way up to the Core i7-1280P with two additional performance cores (the configuration is similar to the Core i7-12700H). Users can also choose between 8, 16, or 32 GB RAM (LPDDR5-5200), but the 32 GB option is only available with the i7 CPUs.

 
 

Review Settings

Dell Power Manager
Dell Power Manager

Dell offers four different performance profiles in the preloaded Power Manager software (Optimized, Quiet, Ultra Performance, and Cool), but we do not have a closer look at the profile Cool. The TDP settings of the other profiles are listed in the table below.

Quiet Optimized Ultra Performance
TDP CPU load 64 -> 13 Watts 64 -> 20 Watts 64 -> 34 Watts
TDP Stress test 64 -> 13 Watts 64 -> 20 Watts 64 -> 64 Watts

The CPU performance drops pretty quickly with the default Optimized setting, wo we used the Ultra Performance profile for the following benchmarks and measurements. The cooling performance of the new XPS 13 Plus is actually pretty good for a compact device and the fans are usually quiet in daily situations or during short peak load scenarios. The two fans will get a bit louder in this setting under sustained workloads, but the performance is also pretty good in return. The processor can use up to 64W in all three modes, but this value is usually only reached for one second.

Processor - Core i7-1260P

The Core i7-1260P is currently a very popular choice for expensive subnotebooks and the performance potential with its hybrid configuration (4 performance and 8 efficiency cores) is very high. Compared to the old XPS 13 9310 with the Tiger Lake Core i7-1185G7, the performance is about 50 % higher (on average) in the synthetic benchmarks.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K Intel Core i7-1260P; Ultra-Performance: Ø1512 (1481.98-1677.36)
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K Intel Core i7-1260P; Optimized: Ø1066 (983.94-1625.95)
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED AMD Ryzen 7 6800U: Ø1607 (1576.98-1742.1)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE Intel Core i7-1160G7: Ø659 (587.69-862.27)
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry Apple M1; Rosetta 2: Ø843 (817.01-1020.12)
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H Intel Core i5-11300H; Standard: Ø922 (913.26-969.84)
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H Intel Core i5-11300H; Performance: Ø958 (953.54-961.86)
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K Intel Core i7-1185G7: Ø714 (631.55-870.74)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2022 M2 Apple M2: Ø1229 (1226.62-1232.55)
CPU data Cinebench R15 Multi loop (red: Ultra Performance, green: Optimized, blue: Quiet)
CPU data Cinebench R15 Multi loop (red: Ultra Performance, green: Optimized, blue: Quiet)

Our Cinebench Multi loop confirms the current problem of Intel’s Alder Lake processors. The multi-core performance is pretty much on par with the current AMD Ryzen 7 6800U at first, but the Ryzen only consumes 30W. The i7 in the XPS 13 Plus stabilizes at 34W over the course of the test and the performance is a bit lower compared to the Zenbook S 13 with the 6800U at 25W.

The performance profile Optimized also confirms that Alder Lake-P is not competitive at lower power limits, because the XPS 13 Plus at 20W is just slightly ahead of the older Tiger Lake CPUs with four cores. The Quiet profile reduces the TDP further to 13W, which results in 650-700 points in the CB R15 multi loop.

The single-core performance (which is important for daily scenarios) is undoubtedly very good, but at the cost of high consumption figures.

The multi-core performance is a bit lower on battery power (-6 %) due to slightly lower power limits (54/27W). More CPU benchmarks are available here.

CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.4: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
83.4 pt ∼83%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
80.2 pt ∼80%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
 
76.9 pt ∼77%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2022 M2 -5!
Apple M2
73.9 pt ∼74%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry -1!
Apple M1
63.9 pt ∼64%
Average of class Subnotebook
 
56.2 pt ∼56%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
55.4 pt ∼55%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
55.2 pt ∼55%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE -1!
Intel Core i7-1160G7
50.2 pt ∼50%
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
10468 Points ∼100% +7%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
9743 Points ∼93%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (3173 - 12150, n=17)
8925 Points ∼85% -8%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2022 M2
Apple M2
8745 Points ∼84% -10%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
7409 (6401.39min - 7409.31max) Points ∼71% -24%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (965 - 13504, n=96, last 2 years)
6439 Points ∼62% -34%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
5648 (4011.45min - 5648.13max) Points ∼54% -42%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
5186 Points ∼50% -47%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5062 (4319.28min - 5062.12max) Points ∼48% -48%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
1678 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (1155 - 1796, n=16)
1653 Points ∼99% -1%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2022 M2
Apple M2
1581 Points ∼94% -6%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
1496 Points ∼89% -11%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
1488 Points ∼89% -11%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1440 Points ∼86% -14%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (409 - 1796, n=94, last 2 years)
1363 Points ∼81% -19%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
1218 Points ∼73% -27%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
4060 Points ∼100% +4%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
3909 Points ∼96%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (1234 - 4748, n=16)
3432 Points ∼85% -12%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (376 - 5281, n=108, last 2 years)
2390 Points ∼59% -39%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2022 M2
Apple M2
2349 Points ∼58% -40%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
1982 Points ∼49% -49%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1936 Points ∼48% -50%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
1863 Points ∼46% -52%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
1750 Points ∼43% -55%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
648 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (448 - 693, n=16)
638 Points ∼98% -2%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
567 Points ∼88% -12%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
564 Points ∼87% -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
544 Points ∼84% -16%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (159 - 701, n=109, last 2 years)
506 Points ∼78% -22%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
431 Points ∼67% -33%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
401 Points ∼62% -38%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2022 M2
Apple M2
381 Points ∼59% -41%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
1742 Points ∼100% +4%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
1677 (1481.98min - 1677.36max) Points ∼96%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
1626 (983.94min - 1625.95max) Points ∼93% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (549 - 1954, n=19)
1468 Points ∼84% -12%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2022 M2
Apple M2
1229 (1226.62min, 1226.74P1 - 1232.55max) Points ∼71% -27%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (223 - 2119, n=115, last 2 years)
1079 Points ∼62% -36%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
1020 (817min - 1020max) Points ∼59% -39%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
970 (913.26min - 969.84max) Points ∼56% -42%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
961 Points ∼55% -43%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
871 (631.55min - 870.74max) Points ∼50% -48%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
862 Points ∼49% -49%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
240 Points ∼100%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
237 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (165.4 - 256, n=17)
231 Points ∼96% -4%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2022 M2
Apple M2
223 Points ∼93% -7%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
217.1 Points ∼90% -10%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
208 Points ∼87% -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
208 Points ∼87% -13%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
208 Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (73 - 258, n=105, last 2 years)
198.7 Points ∼83% -17%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
710 Seconds * ∼100% -123%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
652 Seconds * ∼92% -104%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
625 Seconds * ∼88% -96%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (253 - 2583, n=105, last 2 years)
606 Seconds * ∼85% -90%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2022 M2
Apple M2
595 Seconds * ∼84% -87%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
509 Seconds * ∼72% -60%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (264 - 906, n=16)
390 Seconds * ∼55% -22%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
319 Seconds * ∼45%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
310 Seconds * ∼44% +3%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
47500 MIPS ∼100% +10%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
43056 MIPS ∼91%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (16146 - 46108, n=16)
37749 MIPS ∼79% -12%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
34614 MIPS ∼73% -20%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (5832 - 54374, n=102, last 2 years)
28096 MIPS ∼59% -35%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
26001 MIPS ∼55% -40%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
22305 MIPS ∼47% -48%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
20478 MIPS ∼43% -52%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
5441 MIPS ∼100% +2%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
5431 MIPS ∼100% +2%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
5325 MIPS ∼98%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (4064 - 5791, n=16)
5233 MIPS ∼96% -2%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5099 MIPS ∼94% -4%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
4851 MIPS ∼89% -9%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2145 - 5800, n=102, last 2 years)
4744 MIPS ∼87% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
4596 MIPS ∼84% -14%
Geekbench 5.4 / Multi-Core
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
9817 Points ∼100%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2022 M2
Apple M2
8962 Points ∼91% -9%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (3866 - 10452, n=15)
8418 Points ∼86% -14%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
7613 Points ∼78% -22%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
7578 Points ∼77% -23%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5791 Points ∼59% -41%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1024 - 11434, n=103, last 2 years)
5753 Points ∼59% -41%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
5402 Points ∼55% -45%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
4660 Points ∼47% -53%
Geekbench 5.4 / Single-Core
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2022 M2
Apple M2
1937 Points ∼100% +12%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
1727 Points ∼89% 0%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
1723 Points ∼89%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (1436 - 1764, n=15)
1697 Points ∼88% -2%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1546 Points ∼80% -10%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
1514 Points ∼78% -12%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
1430 Points ∼74% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
1406 Points ∼73% -18%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (293 - 1937, n=103, last 2 years)
1390 Points ∼72% -19%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
12.6 fps ∼100% +7%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
11.8 fps ∼94%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (3.45 - 13.5, n=16)
10.5 fps ∼83% -11%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
7.55 fps ∼60% -36%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1.02 - 14.8, n=96, last 2 years)
7.48 fps ∼59% -37%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
6.06 fps ∼48% -49%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5.58 fps ∼44% -53%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Subnotebook
  (12.9 - 157, n=101, last 2 years)
59.4 s * ∼100% -33%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
54.1 s * ∼91% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
52.7 s * ∼89% -18%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
49.1 s * ∼83% -10%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
47.7 s * ∼80% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (40.2 - 64.5, n=16)
47.4 s * ∼80% -6%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
44.6 s * ∼75%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
12.88 s * ∼22% +71%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
0.732 sec * ∼100% -49%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.4597 - 1.649, n=101, last 2 years)
0.642 sec * ∼88% -30%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
0.64 sec * ∼87% -30%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
0.624 sec * ∼85% -27%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
0.605 sec * ∼83% -23%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
0.529 sec * ∼72% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (0.4559 - 0.727, n=16)
0.504 sec * ∼69% -2%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
0.4928 sec * ∼67%

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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Efficiency (external Monitor)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2022 M2
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, Apple SSD AP1024Z
42.4 Points per Watt ∼100% +49%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
40.2 Points per Watt ∼95% +41%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
37.5 Points per Watt ∼88% +32%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
28.5 Points per Watt ∼67%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
16.1 Points per Watt ∼38% -44%
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1626 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
101 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
240 Points
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Performance Rating
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
96 pt ∼96%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
65.9 pt ∼66%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
63.3 pt ∼63%
Average of class Subnotebook
 
61.5 pt ∼62%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
 
58.4 pt ∼58%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
57.4 pt ∼57%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
11187 KRay/s ∼100% +104%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
8273 KRay/s ∼74% +51%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (343 - 14130, n=87, last 2 years)
7058 KRay/s ∼63% +29%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
6940 KRay/s ∼62% +27%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5483 KRay/s ∼49%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (2176 - 8942, n=16)
5479 KRay/s ∼49% 0%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
71474 Points ∼100% +182%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (5668 - 89691, n=87, last 2 years)
35864 Points ∼50% +41%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
33979 Points ∼48% +34%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
28020 Points ∼39% +11%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (11015 - 45793, n=16)
25636 Points ∼36% +1%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
25348 Points ∼35%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
2455 MB/s ∼100% +37%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
2286 MB/s ∼93% +27%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1945 MB/s ∼79% +8%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1795 MB/s ∼73%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (355 - 3077, n=87, last 2 years)
1768 MB/s ∼72% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (669 - 2287, n=16)
1673 MB/s ∼68% -7%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
82608 Points ∼100% +10%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
75217 Points ∼91%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (42571 - 79538, n=16)
69914 Points ∼85% -7%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (15447 - 101910, n=87, last 2 years)
58905 Points ∼71% -22%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
49312 Points ∼60% -34%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
43991 Points ∼53% -42%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
10724 Points ∼100% +80%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1078 - 13703, n=87, last 2 years)
6053 Points ∼56% +2%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5943 Points ∼55%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (2901 - 6975, n=16)
5595 Points ∼52% -6%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
4677 Points ∼44% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4208 Points ∼39% -29%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
39378 Points ∼100% +166%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
20202 Points ∼51% +37%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3056 - 49277, n=87, last 2 years)
20037 Points ∼51% +35%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
16923 Points ∼43% +14%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
14790 Points ∼38%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (5950 - 22583, n=16)
14232 Points ∼36% -4%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
101595 MB/s ∼100% +166%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
71494 MB/s ∼70% +87%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
64346 MB/s ∼63% +68%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (638 - 121917, n=87, last 2 years)
53498 MB/s ∼53% +40%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (16041 - 76648, n=16)
41590 MB/s ∼41% +9%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
38204 MB/s ∼38%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
653 MB/s ∼100%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
630 MB/s ∼96% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (259 - 702, n=16)
593 MB/s ∼91% -9%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (117 - 880, n=88, last 2 years)
427 MB/s ∼65% -35%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
384 MB/s ∼59% -41%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
295 MB/s ∼45% -55%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
5825 KRay/s ∼100% +86%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
4454 KRay/s ∼76% +42%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (204 - 7412, n=87, last 2 years)
3795 KRay/s ∼65% +21%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3657 KRay/s ∼63% +17%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3136 KRay/s ∼54%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (1237 - 4778, n=16)
3031 KRay/s ∼52% -3%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
39591 MPixel/s ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
34217 MPixel/s ∼86% -14%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
33424 MPixel/s ∼84% -16%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (13261 - 43652, n=16)
29419 MPixel/s ∼74% -26%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (6569 - 48416, n=87, last 2 years)
26843 MPixel/s ∼68% -32%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
25037 MPixel/s ∼63% -37%

System Performance

The new XPS 13 Plus is a very responsive device, which is also supported by the good benchmark scores. We did not experience any stutters or crashes during our review period.

PCMark 10 / Score
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6346 Points ∼100% +14%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5558 Points ∼88%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4796 - 6068, n=12)
5469 Points ∼86% -2%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
4950 Points ∼78% -11%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1671 - 6414, n=97, last 2 years)
4917 Points ∼77% -12%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
4872 Points ∼77% -12%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
4615 Points ∼73% -17%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10709 Points ∼100% +3%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10404 Points ∼97%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (9260 - 11251, n=12)
10391 Points ∼97% 0%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
9704 Points ∼91% -7%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
9682 Points ∼90% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
9482 Points ∼89% -9%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4599 - 10836, n=97, last 2 years)
9414 Points ∼88% -10%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8984 Points ∼100% +30%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2813 - 9852, n=97, last 2 years)
6973 Points ∼78% +1%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (6167 - 8629, n=12)
6923 Points ∼77% 0%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6900 Points ∼77%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
6622 Points ∼74% -4%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
6352 Points ∼71% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
6210 Points ∼69% -10%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7208 Points ∼100% +11%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6492 Points ∼90%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (5231 - 6897, n=12)
6193 Points ∼86% -5%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
5342 Points ∼74% -18%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (973 - 7298, n=97, last 2 years)
4984 Points ∼69% -23%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
4894 Points ∼68% -25%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
4530 Points ∼63% -30%
CrossMark / Overall
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1667 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (1484 - 1811, n=12)
1635 Points ∼98% -2%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1481 Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (926 - 1811, n=34, last 2 years)
1382 Points ∼83% -17%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
1355 Points ∼81% -19%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
1352 Points ∼81% -19%
CrossMark / Productivity
Average Intel Core i7-1260P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (1486 - 1755, n=12)
1587 Points ∼100% +1%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1575 Points ∼99%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1476 Points ∼93% -6%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
1424 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (962 - 1755, n=34, last 2 years)
1374 Points ∼87% -13%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
1274 Points ∼80% -19%
CrossMark / Creativity
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1861 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (1451 - 1872, n=12)
1747 Points ∼94% -6%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
1593 Points ∼86% -14%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1554 Points ∼84% -16%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (957 - 1928, n=34, last 2 years)
1464 Points ∼79% -21%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
1261 Points ∼68% -32%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Average Intel Core i7-1260P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (1253 - 1807, n=12)
1471 Points ∼100% +4%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
1425 Points ∼97% 0%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1418 Points ∼96%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1293 Points ∼88% -9%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (746 - 1807, n=34, last 2 years)
1202 Points ∼82% -15%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
1004 Points ∼68% -29%
PCMark 10 Score
5558 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
68214 MB/s ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (25125 - 71544, n=15)
54412 MB/s ∼80% -20%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
53900 MB/s ∼79% -21%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
47701 MB/s ∼70% -30%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
46915 MB/s ∼69% -31%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (12783 - 73486, n=87, last 2 years)
45232 MB/s ∼66% -34%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
64230 MB/s ∼100%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
56829 MB/s ∼88% -12%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (25145 - 72065, n=15)
56223 MB/s ∼88% -12%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
48771 MB/s ∼76% -24%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (10258 - 73719, n=87, last 2 years)
47453 MB/s ∼74% -26%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
39402 MB/s ∼61% -39%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
62767 MB/s ∼100%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
58275 MB/s ∼93% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (23512 - 66799, n=15)
53727 MB/s ∼86% -14%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
50592 MB/s ∼81% -19%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
48723 MB/s ∼78% -22%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (10533 - 68247, n=87, last 2 years)
47389 MB/s ∼75% -25%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
120.1 ns * ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
105 ns * ∼87%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
88.3 ns * ∼74%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (18.8 - 126.5, n=85, last 2 years)
88.2 ns * ∼73%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (77.9 - 114.1, n=14)
46.8 (77.9min - 114.1max) ns * ∼39%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

Our standardized Latency test (web browsing, YouTube 4K, CPU load) does not show any basic issues, but one driver makes some problems. This means the XPS 13 Plus is not ideal for real-time audio applications with the current BIOS version.

LatencyMon - Overview
LatencyMon - Overview
LatencyMon - Drivers
LatencyMon - Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1350 μs * ∼100% -84%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
1272 μs * ∼94% -74%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
740 μs * ∼55% -1%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
732.2 μs * ∼54%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
588.9 μs * ∼44% +20%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

The M.2-2280 SSD can be replaced.
The M.2-2280 SSD can be replaced.

Dell uses fast PCIe-4.0 SSDs for the new XPS 13 Plus. Our review unit is equipped with a 1 TB drive, but you can only use 813 GB for your own files after the initial set-up. Windows laptops usually offer around 900 GB (with 1 TB drives). The performance of the Samsung SSD (PM9A1) is very good and stable under sustained workloads, which is not a matter of course considering the location right next to the cooling unit and the heat pipe. More SSD benchmarks are listed here.

Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 6947.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 4646 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 371.42 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 375.49 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 77.34 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 146.7 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 370.02 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 764.6 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
 
93.5 pt ∼94%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
74.3 pt ∼74%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
69.8 pt ∼70%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
68.5 pt ∼69%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
52.9 pt ∼53%
Average of class Subnotebook
 
48.9 pt ∼49%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
40 pt ∼40%
DiskSpd
seq read
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2514 - 4634, n=30)
3895 MB/s ∼100% +1%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3871 (3794.8min - 3871.36max) MB/s ∼99%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3382 (3242.21min - 3381.81max) MB/s ∼87% -13%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (376 - 4315, n=99, last 2 years)
2078 MB/s ∼53% -46%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1862 (1714.42min - 1862.11max) MB/s ∼48% -52%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
1739 (1627.28min - 1738.54max) MB/s ∼45% -55%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
1669 (1658.05min - 1668.7max) MB/s ∼43% -57%
seq write
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2436 - 4440, n=30)
3741 MB/s ∼100% +20%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3188 (3158.91min - 3187.67max) MB/s ∼85% +2%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3121 (2981.01min - 3120.61max) MB/s ∼83%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
2131 (2095.68min - 2131.34max) MB/s ∼57% -32%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (62.6 - 4326, n=100, last 2 years)
1942 MB/s ∼52% -38%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
1747 (1574.33min - 1747.35max) MB/s ∼47% -44%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1727 (1712.18min - 1727.12max) MB/s ∼46% -45%
seq q8 t1 read
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6905 (5743.52min - 6905.08max) MB/s ∼100%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6654 (5007.16min - 6653.54max) MB/s ∼96% -4%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (3421 - 7005, n=30)
6374 MB/s ∼92% -8%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (436 - 6905, n=98, last 2 years)
3422 MB/s ∼50% -50%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
3265 (2733.64min - 3265.24max) MB/s ∼47% -53%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
3150 (2968.24min - 3149.71max) MB/s ∼46% -54%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
2484 (2298.9min - 2484.14max) MB/s ∼36% -64%
seq q8 t1 write
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5156 (5079.42min - 5156.48max) MB/s ∼100%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4938 (4919.31min - 4937.74max) MB/s ∼96% -4%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (2877 - 5239, n=30)
4850 MB/s ∼94% -6%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
2838 (2701.97min - 2838.06max) MB/s ∼55% -45%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
2527 (2511.97min - 2526.63max) MB/s ∼49% -51%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (60 - 5156, n=99, last 2 years)
2441 MB/s ∼47% -53%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1804 (1772.11min - 1803.55max) MB/s ∼35% -65%
4k q1 t1 read
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (55.7 - 97.4, n=30)
80.6 MB/s ∼100% +6%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
75.7 (72.52min - 75.72max) MB/s ∼94%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
67.3 (66.05min - 67.28max) MB/s ∼83% -11%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
58.2 (57.45min - 58.23max) MB/s ∼72% -23%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (12.6 - 141.9, n=99, last 2 years)
53.6 MB/s ∼67% -29%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
44.7 (44.04min - 44.71max) MB/s ∼55% -41%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
37.2 (32.92min - 37.21max) MB/s ∼46% -51%
4k q1 t1 write
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
277 (263.14min - 276.6max) MB/s ∼100% +455%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
261 (255.77min - 260.58max) MB/s ∼94% +423%
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
  (49.9 - 275, n=30)
207 MB/s ∼75% +315%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
149.4 (148.22min - 149.37max) MB/s ∼54% +199%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (32.3 - 333, n=99, last 2 years)
147.6 MB/s ∼53% +196%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV