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Dell XPS 13 Plus laptop review: Is the base configuration the best choice?

A Plus for performance. Not only does the Dell XPS 13 Plus have a touch bar and a completely new keyboard, but it also offers more performance than the base XPS version thanks to Alder Lake P. We review Dell's entry into the high-performance XPS world through our test unit equipped with a Core i5, 512 GB, and a Sharp Full HD display.
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 with touch bar and Alder Lake Core i5-1240p
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 with touch bar and Alder Lake Core i5-1240p

We can't get enough of XPS. Following the "fastest XPS 13 so far", an XPS 13 Plus with a Core i7-1260P and a 4K panel, we now have the entry-level Plus model equipped with a Core i5-1240P, a Full HD panel and a 512 GB Micron SSD. The entry into the performance-hungry XPS world currently costs 1,350 Euros (~$1,385).

As a reminder: As of this year, Dell offers the compact XPS 13 in two versions: The "normal" XPS 13 with Intel Alder Lake CPUs from the U-series, and the XPS 13 Plus with more powerful Alder Lake P chips. We've already reviewed both versions, and we conclude that the differences in performance are substantial. This applies not only to the CPU and the iGPU, but also to the storage device.

In this review update, we'll ask the following questions: Is the extra cost for the Core i7 worth it? What's the performance difference to the Alder Lake U model (i5)? What about battery life, considering that Alder Lake U doubled the runtime of Alder Lake P?

As before, there are competitors that received better overall scores in our reviews. First of all, the Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry and the Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED, both of which tend to be cheaper than the entry-level XPS 13 Plus i5.

Further Dell XPS 13 laptops reviewed by Notebookcheck:

XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1260P (4K, Alder Lake P 2022)

XPS 13 9315 i5-1230U (Full HD, Alder Lake U 2022)

XPS 13 9310 Core i7 (Full HD, Tiger Lake 2021)

In this update, we won't go into the workmanship, port configuration, input devices or speakers; instead, please refer to our review of the XPS 13 Plus 9320 i7-1260P (4K, Alder Lake P 2022).

Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p (XPS 13 Plus Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-1240P 12 x 1.2 - 4.4 GHz, 59 W PL2 / Short Burst, 48 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-P
Graphics adapter
Display
13.40 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel, Sharp SHP1548 LQ134N1, IPS, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB, 512 GB 
, M.2 PCIe Gen 4 NVMe, 312 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 2 DisplayPort, 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/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), 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 Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: tweeter and woofer, Keyboard: flat, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 month McAfee LiveSafe, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.235 kg ( = 43.56 oz / 2.72 pounds), Power Supply: 254 g ( = 8.96 oz / 0.56 pounds)
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86.1 %
08/2022
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.2 kg15.3 mm13.40"1920x1200
91.1 %
12/2020
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1, M1 7-Core GPU
1.3 kg16.1 mm13.30"2560x1600
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
88.8 %
02/2022
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.3 kg16.5 mm13.40"2520x1680
86.9 %
07/2022
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.2 kg15.3 mm13.40"3840x2400
The new XPS 13 Plus 2022
The new XPS 13 Plus 2022
XPS 13 Plus with touch bar
The touch bar ranges from barely visible to not visible at all when there's light

Connectivity - SSD upgrades only for the XPS Plus

Communication

We were able to connect to the Wi-Fi 6E network provided by our router with this review unit. This wasn't possible with the 4K/i7 variant of the Plus.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (1003 - 1501, n=4)
1320 MBit/s
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1225 (540min - 1382max) MBit/s
Average of class Subnotebook
  (606 - 1339, n=5, last 2 years)
954 MBit/s
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
909 (814min - 1010max) MBit/s
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple AirPort Extreme M1
552 (257min - 620max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AX12
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (1178 - 1623, n=4)
1409 MBit/s
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1259 (628min - 1412max) MBit/s
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1258 (1143min - 1362max) MBit/s
Average of class Subnotebook
  (623 - 1690, n=5, last 2 years)
1182 MBit/s
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple AirPort Extreme M1
672 (614min - 682max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1682 (1619min - 1710max) MBit/s +2%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1647 (1606min - 1669max) MBit/s
Average of class Subnotebook
  (951 - 1771, n=27, last 2 years)
1546 MBit/s -6%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (883 - 1857, n=161)
1496 MBit/s -9%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (623 - 1851, n=162)
1384 MBit/s +14%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (703 - 1735, n=27, last 2 years)
1330 MBit/s +9%
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1253 (1120min - 1451max) MBit/s +3%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1215 (1124min - 1389max) MBit/s
05010015020025030035040045050055060065070075080085090095010001050110011501200125013001350140014501500155016001650Tooltip
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1215 (1124-1389)
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1647 (1606-1669)
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1553 (1443-1620)
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1661 (1600-1681)
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1492 (1365-1583)
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000: Ø1558 (1401-1609)
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry Apple AirPort Extreme M1; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø672 (614-682)
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1257 (1143-1362)
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry Apple AirPort Extreme M1; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø544 (257-620)
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø909 (814-1010)

Webcam

ColorChecker
14.1 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
22 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
18.9 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
12 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
3 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p: 13.23 ∆E min: 3.02 - max: 22.79 ∆E
ColorChecker
9.9 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
8 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
1.8 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
11 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry: 10.47 ∆E min: 1.76 - max: 16.57 ∆E
ColorChecker
13.8 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
20 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED: 10.05 ∆E min: 2.75 - max: 20.04 ∆E

Maintenance

The bottom cover is secured with six Torx screws (T5) and is easy to remove. The interior has a well-organized layout, but users can only clean the fans or replace the M.2 SSD.

There's not much to do inside.
There's not much to do inside.
Wi-Fi is onboard
Wi-Fi is onboard
M.2 SSD 2280 is slotted in.
M.2 SSD 2280 is slotted in.
For comparison: The interior of the base XPS 13 9315 - the SSD is soldered
For comparison: The interior of the base XPS 13 9315 - the SSD is soldered

Display - Dell subnotebook with bright panel

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Clouding visible only in the upper left area, weakly present
Clouding visible only in the upper left area, weakly present

Our XPS Plus 9320 has the most basic panel variant on board, the 1,920x1,200 pixel LQ134N1 from Sharp. It's the same panel as in the XPS 9315 entry-level model, and accordingly, all parameters ranging from contrast to brightness and up to color space are very similar. Screen bleeding is marginally visible on the top left edge when using a black background and full brightness. The brightness is high at 460 cd/m² (average), and we find the manufacturer's specification of 500 cd/m² to be true (max 498 cd/m²).

The 4K panel in the Plus version with the i7 (Sharp LQ134R1) had an identical brightness of 473 cd/m² (average) in our measurements, but it had a higher contrast. 1,764:1 instead of 940:1; that's an argument in favor of the 4K panel. There's an alternative OLED panel for the Plus version, but we haven't had the chance to review it yet.

Brightness is slightly decreased on battery power, dropping by 78 cd/m² (center: 420 cd/m²). The XPS 13 Plus doesn't use PWM to lower brightness levels. The three screenshots show a homogeneous line at 100%, 50% and 0% brightness.

424
cd/m²
466
cd/m²
435
cd/m²
469
cd/m²
498
cd/m²
450
cd/m²
447
cd/m²
460
cd/m²
495
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Sharp SHP1548 LQ134N1 tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 498 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 460.4 cd/m² Minimum: 26 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 420 cd/m²
Contrast: 940:1 (Black: 0.53 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.65 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5, calibrated: 2.16
ΔE Greyscale 4.25 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
71% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
69% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.45
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Sharp SHP1548 LQ134N1, IPS, 1920x1200, 13.40
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Sharp SHP1548 LQ134N1, IPS, 1920x1200, 13.40
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
LQ134R1, IPS, 3840x2400, 13.40
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
IPS, 2560x1600, 13.30
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
SDC4172, OLED, 2880x1800, 13.30
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
MND007ZA1-2, IPS, 2160x1350, 13.00
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
TL134GDXP02-0, LTPS, 2520x1680, 13.40
Display
0%
6%
22%
28%
1%
-6%
Display P3 Coverage
69
69
0%
76.5
11%
98.6
43%
99.8
45%
70.4
2%
65.2
-6%
sRGB Coverage
99
100
1%
100
1%
100
1%
100
1%
99.9
1%
92
-7%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
71
71
0%
76
7%
85.9
21%
97.8
38%
72
1%
67.5
-5%
Response Times
3%
5%
4%
94%
-19%
-5%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
45 ?(20, 25)
40 ?(20, 20)
11%
38.9 ?(21.4, 17.5)
14%
31 ?(14, 17)
31%
2.1 ?(1.1, 1)
95%
46.8 ?(22, 24.8)
-4%
44.8 ?(22, 22.8)
-0%
Response Time Black / White *
21 ?(8, 13)
22 ?(9, 13)
-5%
21.9 ?(11.9, 10)
-4%
26.1 ?(14.9, 11.2)
-24%
1.68 ?(0.86, 0.82)
92%
28 ?(13.2, 14.8)
-33%
22.8 ?(10.4, 12.4)
-9%
PWM Frequency
118000 ?(49, 155)
240.4 ?(53)
9804 ?(20, 47)
Screen
10%
28%
30%
215%
39%
35%
Brightness middle
498
466
-6%
494
-1%
417
-16%
336
-33%
460
-8%
468
-6%
Brightness
460
442
-4%
474
3%
395
-14%
338
-27%
434
-6%
450
-2%
Brightness Distribution
85
89
5%
89
5%
91
7%
99
16%
92
8%
92
8%
Black Level *
0.53
0.4
25%
0.28
47%
0.39
26%
0.02
96%
0.27
49%
0.23
57%
Contrast
940
1165
24%
1764
88%
1069
14%
16800
1687%
1704
81%
2035
116%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.65
3.03
17%
3.1
15%
1.12
69%
1.8
51%
1.1
70%
2
45%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
7.11
6.68
6%
4.2
41%
2.71
62%
3.8
47%
4.5
37%
5.5
23%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
2.16
2.34
-8%
1.5
31%
0.77
64%
1.8
17%
1
54%
1.5
31%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
4.25
3.12
27%
3.2
25%
1.7
60%
0.9
79%
1.6
62%
2.6
39%
Gamma
2.45 90%
2.41 91%
2.41 91%
2207 0%
2.22 99%
2.2 100%
2.17 101%
CCT
6690 97%
6418 101%
6189 105%
6870 95%
6580 99%
6475 100%
6511 100%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
65.7
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99.9
Total Average (Program / Settings)
4% / 7%
13% / 20%
19% / 25%
112% / 157%
7% / 22%
8% / 20%

* ... smaller is better

We notice two things during our analysis with the professional CalMAN software (X-Rite i1 Pro 2): 100% of sRGB is covered. In addition, there's a Delta E of over 4.0 for the grayscale and just under 4 for colors. This makes a calibration highly recommendable, as it eliminates the slight color impact with gray. The effort of performing a calibration is rewarded with an excellent Delta E of under 0.5. If you have the same display configuration (Sharp LQ134N1), you can enhance your Dell laptop by using the color profile provided in the box above. 

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


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 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8 ms rise
↘ 13 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 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 40 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (21.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
45 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 20 ms rise
↘ 25 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 73 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (34 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 ≤ 100 % brightness setting

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18196 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The anti-reflective Full HD panel comes into its own in the sun with its 400-nit brightness, but dull reflections are hard to avoid in sunlight.

The matte IPS Full HD panel in the sun.
The matte IPS Full HD panel in the sun.
The matte IPS Full HD panel in half-light.
The matte IPS Full HD panel in half-light.
The high viewing-angle stability of the Full HD panel
The high viewing-angle stability of the Full HD panel

Performance - Less sustained power with the Intel i5

The XPS 13 Plus is exclusively equipped with Alder Lake P processors, i.e. with the Core i5-1240P and Core i7-1260P (4 performance and 8 efficiency cores in each case), or alternatively with the Core i7-1280P that has two additional performance cores. Users can choose between 8, 16 or 32 GB of RAM (LPDDR5-5200); the 32 GB of RAM is only available in combination with one of the i7 CPUs. Our test device has to manage with 8 GB of LPDDR5 memory; RAM is integrated, but connected in dual-channel mode. A 512 GB M.2 SSD from Micron rounds out the package. The SSD is slotted in.

Test conditions

Dell provides four different performance profiles in the preinstalled Power Manager (Optimized, Quiet, Ultra Performance and Cool), but we won't look at the Cool profile any further. We performed the following benchmarks and measurements using the Ultra Performance mode. With its two fans, the cooling performance of the XPS 13 Plus is pretty good for a compact device. In everyday use and during short-term peak load, the device is often silent even in this mode. The two fans are a bit louder under maximum CPU load, but performance is also decent in return. The processor can theoretically consume up to 64 watts in all three modes, but only Ultra Performance mode is able to maintain the PL1 performance limit (59 watts) starting with Cinebench R15.

Processor

With its 4 performance and 8 efficiency cores, the Core i5-1240P ranks in the top field in terms of performance as our CPU performance rating shows below. The 1260P is at the top, followed by the Ryzen 7 6800U. The P-cores run at up to 4.4 GHz, but this is only achieved under single-core load. This is exactly the kind of load that is still important in everyday use, which is why a look at the single-core results is advisable. The Alder Lake P chips are slightly ahead here (Cinebench), followed by the AMD 6800U once again. Depending on the benchmark, though, there are also sharp deviations from this like the Apple M1 shows in the Blender test.

We ran the Cinebench R15 Multi benchmark under the three performance modes. In Ultra Performance (red), a PL1 of 59 watts is allowed, and the clock rate of 3.0 GHz is also the highest. The Optimized mode lowers the PL1 to 56 watts, as does the Quiet mode. However, the clock speed begins to undergo gradual throttling after only 5 seconds in Quiet mode, which is why the PL1 then drops to just under 50 watts (PL2: 48 watts), while the clock speed drops accordingly to 2.5 GHz.

In the Cinebench R15 Multi loop, the clock rate increases to 3.0 GHz before dropping to 2.5 GHz along with a drop in total power consumption. Since the P-cores are already heating up to 95 °C (~203 °F), the clock speed is continuously reduced in all subsequent runs of the R15 loop, which is why the scores drop as well. The score is no longer 1,591 points after about 20 runs, but only 1,213 points. This is a loss of 24%. The i5-1230U in the entry-level XPS lags far behind by around 500 points. Once again, the AMD competition proves to be solid and can't be knocked off the throne. The Asus Zenbook S13 OLED leads the R15 chart.

Cinebench's Multi loop once again confirms the weak point of the Alder Lake processors. At first, multi-core performance is practically on par with the current AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, which consumes significantly less power with a maximum of 30 watts. Subsequently, the i5/i7 in the XPS 13 Plus settles at 34 watts, but it delivers less performance than the 6800U in the ZenBook S 13 at 25 watts.

R15 log for different performance modes: Red = Ultra Performance, blue = Optimized, green = Quiet
R15 log for different performance modes: Red = Ultra Performance, blue = Optimized, green = Quiet

Cinebench R15 Multi endurance test

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Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p Intel Core i5-1240P; Ultra Performance: Ø1305 (1205.29-1591.79)
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)
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U Intel Core i5-1230U: Ø503 (482-513.59)
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry Apple M1; Rosetta 2: Ø843 (817.01-1020.12)
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)
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 FHD Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø718 (617.03-918.32)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
CPU Performance Rating
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
81.8 pt
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
80.9 pt
Average of class Subnotebook
 
76.8 pt
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Intel Core i5-1240P
74.4 pt
Average Intel Core i5-1240P
 
64.4 pt
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry -1!
Apple M1
60.5 pt
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
53.9 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE -1!
Intel Core i7-1160G7
48.7 pt
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
240 Points +6%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
237 Points +5%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (91.8 - 280, n=60, last 2 years)
232 Points +3%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Intel Core i5-1240P
226 Points
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
208 Points -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
208 Points -8%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
208 Points -8%
Average Intel Core i5-1240P
  (91.8 - 243, n=18)
205 Points -9%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
1742 Points +9%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
1677 (1481.98min - 1677.36max) Points +5%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
1626 (983.94min - 1625.95max) Points +2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (514 - 2581, n=69, last 2 years)
1666 Points +5%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Intel Core i5-1240P
1592 Points
Average Intel Core i5-1240P
  (407 - 2007, n=19)
1487 Points -7%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
1020 (817min - 1020max) Points -36%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
970 (913.26min - 969.84max) Points -39%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
961 Points -40%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
862 Points -46%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
4060 Points +19%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
3909 Points +14%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (810 - 6314, n=62, last 2 years)
3725 Points +9%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Intel Core i5-1240P
3424 Points
Average Intel Core i5-1240P
  (763 - 4456, n=16)
3077 Points -10%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
1982 Points -42%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
1863 Points -46%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
1750 Points -49%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
648 Points +5%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Intel Core i5-1240P
616 Points
Average of class Subnotebook
  (216 - 738, n=62, last 2 years)
597 Points -3%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
564 Points -8%
Average Intel Core i5-1240P
  (251 - 653, n=16)
549 Points -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
544 Points -12%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
431 Points -30%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
401 Points -35%
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
10468 Points +11%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
9743 Points +4%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2485 - 16201, n=64, last 2 years)
9699 Points +3%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Intel Core i5-1240P
9392 Points
Average Intel Core i5-1240P
  (277 - 11556, n=20)
7949 Points -15%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
7409 (6401.39min - 7409.31max) Points -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
5648 (4011.45min - 5648.13max) Points -40%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
5186 Points -45%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
1678 Points +4%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Intel Core i5-1240P
1621 Points
Average of class Subnotebook
  (598 - 1934, n=64, last 2 years)
1588 Points -2%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
1496 Points -8%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
1488 Points -8%
Average Intel Core i5-1240P
  (640 - 1689, n=18)
1436 Points -11%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
1218 Points -25%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
710 Seconds * -92%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
625 Seconds * -69%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
509 Seconds * -38%
Average Intel Core i5-1240P
  (285 - 1926, n=16)
503 Seconds * -36%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (208 - 1600, n=62, last 2 years)
403 Seconds * -9%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Intel Core i5-1240P
369 Seconds *
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
319 Seconds * +14%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
310 Seconds * +16%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
47500 MIPS +16%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
43056 MIPS +6%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (16223 - 67444, n=56, last 2 years)
42065 MIPS +3%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Intel Core i5-1240P
40777 MIPS
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
34614 MIPS -15%
Average Intel Core i5-1240P
  (7254 - 47002, n=16)
33739 MIPS -17%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
26001 MIPS -36%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
22305 MIPS -45%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
5441 MIPS +14%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
5431 MIPS +13%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
5325 MIPS +11%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2197 - 6403, n=56, last 2 years)
5275 MIPS +10%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
4851 MIPS +1%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Intel Core i5-1240P
4791 MIPS
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
4596 MIPS -4%
Average Intel Core i5-1240P
  (2197 - 5320, n=16)
4528 MIPS -5%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Intel Core i5-1240P
61.8 s *
Average Intel Core i5-1240P
  (46.4 - 120.5, n=16)
58.7 s * +5%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
54.1 s * +12%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (40.1 - 120.5, n=55, last 2 years)
53.8 s * +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
52.7 s * +15%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
49.1 s * +21%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
44.6 s * +28%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
12.88 s * +79%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
0.732 sec * -40%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
0.64 sec * -22%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
0.624 sec * -19%
Average Intel Core i5-1240P
  (0.4987 - 1.236, n=16)
0.6 sec * -15%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.4397 - 1.236, n=55, last 2 years)
0.532 sec * -2%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
0.529 sec * -1%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Intel Core i5-1240P
0.524 sec *
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
0.4928 sec * +6%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
12.6 fps +10%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
11.8 fps +3%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Intel Core i5-1240P
11.5 fps
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1.5 - 19.4, n=53, last 2 years)
11.3 fps -2%
Average Intel Core i5-1240P
  (1.99 - 12.9, n=16)
9.26 fps -19%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H
7.55 fps -34%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
6.06 fps -47%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1592 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
226 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
85.85 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
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Performance Rating
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
96 pt
Average of class Subnotebook
 
79.5 pt
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
65.9 pt
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
63.3 pt
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
61.6 pt
Average Intel Core i5-1240P
 
59.7 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
57.4 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
11187 KRay/s +105%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (343 - 25717, n=55, last 2 years)
9483 KRay/s +73%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
8273 KRay/s +51%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
6940 KRay/s +27%
Average Intel Core i5-1240P
  (2405 - 9694, n=16)
6144 KRay/s +12%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5483 KRay/s 0%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
5469 KRay/s
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
71474 Points +197%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (11867 - 111109, n=55, last 2 years)
49764 Points +106%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
33979 Points +41%
Average Intel Core i5-1240P
  (7407 - 49934, n=16)
30385 Points +26%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
28020 Points +16%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
25348 Points +5%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
24102 Points
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
2455 MB/s +40%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
2286 MB/s +31%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (453 - 4646, n=55, last 2 years)
2236 MB/s +28%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1945 MB/s +11%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1795 MB/s +3%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1750 MB/s
Average Intel Core i5-1240P
  (415 - 2462, n=16)
1672 MB/s -4%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
82608 Points +13%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (15447 - 115300, n=55, last 2 years)
77753 Points +6%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
75217 Points +3%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
73159 Points
Average Intel Core i5-1240P
  (29405 - 76736, n=16)
67563 Points -8%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
49312 Points -33%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
43991 Points -40%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
10724 Points +84%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1223 - 14944, n=55, last 2 years)
7395 Points +27%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5943 Points +2%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
5839 Points
Average Intel Core i5-1240P
  (2135 - 6540, n=16)
5093 Points -13%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
4677 Points -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4208 Points -28%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
39378 Points +162%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (6379 - 59053, n=55, last 2 years)
26480 Points +76%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
20202 Points +35%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
16923 Points +13%
Average Intel Core i5-1240P
  (5113 - 23992, n=16)
15922 Points +6%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
15013 Points
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
14790 Points -1%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
101595 MB/s +163%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
71494 MB/s +85%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
64346 MB/s +66%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (638 - 161430, n=55, last 2 years)
53634 MB/s +39%
Average Intel Core i5-1240P
  (8849 - 90370, n=16)
40001 MB/s +3%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
38652 MB/s
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
38204 MB/s -1%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
653 MB/s +3%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
635 MB/s
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
630 MB/s -1%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (270 - 1052, n=55, last 2 years)
629 MB/s -1%
Average Intel Core i5-1240P
  (101.6 - 812, n=16)
558 MB/s -12%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
384 MB/s -40%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
295 MB/s -54%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
5825 KRay/s +88%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (204 - 14018, n=55, last 2 years)
4945 KRay/s +60%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
4454 KRay/s +44%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3657 KRay/s +18%
Average Intel Core i5-1240P
  (1154 - 5258, n=16)
3360 KRay/s +9%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3136 KRay/s +1%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
3096 KRay/s
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
39591 MPixel/s +8%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
36770 MPixel/s
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
34217 MPixel/s -7%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (7622 - 49328, n=55, last 2 years)
33646 MPixel/s -8%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Intel Core i5-11300H, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
33424 MPixel/s -9%
Average Intel Core i5-1240P
  (11873 - 43661, n=16)
31199 MPixel/s -15%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
25037 MPixel/s -32%

System performance

In practice, the XPS 13 Plus is a responsive computer, but it ranks in the lower field in PC Mark 10. Why is that so? The reason is the low score in Essentials, which could be caused by the slow Micron SSD - more on that shortly. The 4K Plus with the Samsung SSD (1 TB) earns considerably more points in the sub-scores. In any case, no XPS Plus can take the lead from the Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED.

PCMark 10 / Score
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6346 Points +29%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4325 - 7428, n=54, last 2 years)
5731 Points +17%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5558 Points +13%
Average Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (4881 - 5345, n=11)
5098 Points +4%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
4950 Points +1%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1240P, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
4903 Points
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1230U, Micron 3460 256 GB Soldered
4633 Points -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
4615 Points -6%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10709 Points +20%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10404 Points +17%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (8890 - 11168, n=54, last 2 years)
10160 Points +14%
Average Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (8890 - 10652, n=11)
9745 Points +10%
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1230U, Micron 3460 256 GB Soldered
9715 Points +9%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
9704 Points +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
9482 Points +7%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1240P, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
8890 Points
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8984 Points +37%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (5040 - 10279, n=54, last 2 years)
7722 Points +17%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6900 Points +5%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1240P, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
6576 Points
Average Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (6118 - 7058, n=11)
6511 Points -1%
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1230U, Micron 3460 256 GB Soldered
6455 Points -2%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
6352 Points -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
6210 Points -6%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7208 Points +32%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4093 - 9691, n=54, last 2 years)
6574 Points +20%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6492 Points +19%
Average Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (5169 - 6213, n=11)
5678 Points +4%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1240P, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
5472 Points
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
5342 Points -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
4530 Points -17%
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1230U, Micron 3460 256 GB Soldered
4305 Points -21%
CrossMark / Overall
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1667 Points +13%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (718 - 1876, n=58, last 2 years)
1507 Points +3%
Average Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (1392 - 1553, n=7)
1485 Points +1%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1481 Points +1%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1240P, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
1470 Points
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
1355 Points -8%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
1352 Points -8%
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1230U, Micron 3460 256 GB Soldered
1312 Points -11%
CrossMark / Productivity
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1575 Points +12%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1476 Points +5%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (685 - 1829, n=58, last 2 years)
1472 Points +5%
Average Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (1393 - 1524, n=7)
1448 Points +3%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
1424 Points +1%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1240P, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
1406 Points
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1230U, Micron 3460 256 GB Soldered
1307 Points -7%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
1274 Points -9%
CrossMark / Creativity
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1861 Points +16%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (776 - 2080, n=58, last 2 years)
1627 Points +2%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1240P, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
1598 Points
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
1593 Points 0%
Average Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (1426 - 1647, n=7)
1567 Points -2%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1554 Points -3%
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1230U, Micron 3460 256 GB Soldered
1361 Points -15%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
1261 Points -21%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
1425 Points +9%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1418 Points +8%
Average Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (1267 - 1545, n=7)
1370 Points +5%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1240P, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
1307 Points
Average of class Subnotebook
  (652 - 1899, n=58, last 2 years)
1298 Points -1%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1293 Points -1%
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1230U, Micron 3460 256 GB Soldered
1191 Points -9%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
1004 Points -23%
PCMark 10 Score
4903 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
63825 MB/s
Average of class Subnotebook
  (22781 - 95353, n=55, last 2 years)
57435 MB/s -10%
Average Intel Core i5-1240P
  (23312 - 70537, n=16)
52845 MB/s -17%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
69270 MB/s
Average Intel Core i5-1240P
  (18989 - 70553, n=16)
55934 MB/s -19%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (23831 - 85295, n=55, last 2 years)
54728 MB/s -21%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Average of class Subnotebook
  (23474 - 93382, n=55, last 2 years)
61963 MB/s +1%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Intel Core i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
61343 MB/s
Average Intel Core i5-1240P
  (23454 - 62496, n=16)
52794 MB/s -14%

DPC latencies

Our standardized latency test (web browsing, 4K YouTube, CPU load) reveals issues; the ACPI driver is causing problems. This was also the case with the XPS 13 Plus i7/4K. Therefore, the XPS 13 Plus is only suitable for using real-time audio applications to a limited extent with the current BIOS version/driver settings.

LatencyMon - Overview
LatencyMon - Overview
LatencyMon - Drivers
LatencyMon - Drivers
LatencyMon - YouTube 37 dropped frames
LatencyMon - YouTube 37 dropped frames
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1240P, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
2335 μs *
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1350 μs * +42%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-11300H, Phison Electronics PS5012
740 μs * +68%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
732.2 μs * +69%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
588.9 μs * +75%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

The 512 GB Micron 3400 SSD is connected as an M.2 device. As a reminder, the XPS 13 Plus uses M.2 slots, which make it possible to upgrade the SSD later. The plain XPS 13 uses soldered onboard chips. Out of the 512 GB, about 312 GB is available for the user after the first boot.

The Micron 3400 comes in last place in the tests. The Phison and Samsung chips in the competition - but also in the XPS 13 Plus (i7 + 1 TB) - are simply faster. So not every XPS Plus has the best possible hardware on board: The 4K XPS 9320 with the 1 TB Samsung SSD performs better.

For additional comparisons and benchmarks, please refer to our HDD/SSD Benchmarks article.

Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
Sequential Read: 3876.59MB/s
Sequential Write: 3205.43MB/s
4K Read: 52.35MB/s
4K Write: 116.56MB/s
4K-64 Read: 686.15MB/s
4K-64 Write: 363.63MB/s
Access Time Read: 0.046ms
Access Time Write: 0.034ms
Copy ISO: 2209.61MB/s
Copy Program: 811.28MB/s
Copy Game: 1410.39MB/s
Score Read: 1126Points
Score Write: 801Points
Score Total: 2483Points
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
81.7 pt
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
77.3 pt
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
76.2 pt
Average Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
 
70.6 pt
Average of class Subnotebook
 
61.1 pt
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Micron 3460 256 GB Soldered
53.1 pt
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
52.8 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
52.6 pt
AS SSD
Score Total
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
5668 Points +128%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5566 Points +124%
Average Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
  (2483 - 5734, n=8)
4631 Points +87%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4522 Points +82%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (707 - 8892, n=55, last 2 years)
4365 Points +76%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
3431 Points +38%
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Micron 3460 256 GB Soldered
3058 Points +23%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
2483 Points
Score Read
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
2138 Points +90%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1705 Points +51%
Average Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
  (1126 - 1898, n=8)
1530 Points +36%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (253 - 3307, n=55, last 2 years)
1470 Points +31%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1267 Points +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1186 Points +5%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
1126 Points
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Micron 3460 256 GB Soldered
907 Points -19%
Score Write
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3101 Points +287%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2720 Points +240%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
2438 Points +204%
Average Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
  (801 - 2912, n=8)
2391 Points +199%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (327 - 3972, n=55, last 2 years)
2201 Points +175%
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Micron 3460 256 GB Soldered
1741 Points +117%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1654 Points +106%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
801 Points
Seq Read
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4664 MB/s +20%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4642 MB/s +20%
Average Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
  (3200 - 4909, n=8)
4389 MB/s +13%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
3876.59 MB/s
Average of class Subnotebook
  (508 - 5546, n=55, last 2 years)
3646 MB/s -6%
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Micron 3460 256 GB Soldered
2805 MB/s -28%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
2501 MB/s -35%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
2228 MB/s -43%
Seq Write
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
3205.43 MB/s
Average Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
  (1955 - 3592, n=8)
2705 MB/s -16%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
2354 MB/s -27%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (352 - 4961, n=55, last 2 years)
2244 MB/s -30%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2179 MB/s -32%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1930 MB/s -40%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1707 MB/s -47%
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Micron 3460 256 GB Soldered
1310 MB/s -59%
4K Read
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
73.28 MB/s +40%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
63.64 MB/s +22%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
61 MB/s +17%
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Micron 3460 256 GB Soldered
61 MB/s +17%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (14.8 - 96.2, n=55, last 2 years)
59.6 MB/s +14%
Average Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
  (52.4 - 63.4, n=8)
59.2 MB/s +13%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
52.35 MB/s
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
47.12 MB/s -10%
4K Write
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
237.4 MB/s +104%
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Micron 3460 256 GB Soldered
220 MB/s +89%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
189.21 MB/s +62%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (65.5 - 256, n=55, last 2 years)
171.8 MB/s +47%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
170.7 MB/s +46%
Average Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
  (116.6 - 226, n=8)
169.6 MB/s +46%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
151.15 MB/s +30%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
116.56 MB/s
4K-64 Read
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
1827 MB/s +166%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1174.58 MB/s +71%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (187.3 - 2682, n=55, last 2 years)
1046 MB/s +52%
Average Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
  (656 - 1365, n=8)
1032 MB/s +50%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
916 MB/s +33%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
729.57 MB/s +6%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
686.15 MB/s
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Micron 3460 256 GB Soldered
565 MB/s -18%
4K-64 Write
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2732.34 MB/s +651%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2338.23 MB/s +543%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
2032 MB/s +459%
Average Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
  (364 - 2451, n=8)
1950 MB/s +436%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (223 - 3410, n=55, last 2 years)
1801 MB/s +395%
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Micron 3460 256 GB Soldered
1389 MB/s +282%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1245 MB/s +242%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
363.63 MB/s
Access Time Read
Dell XPS 13 9315, i5-1230U
Micron 3460 256 GB Soldered
0.093 ms * -102%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.021 - 0.257, n=55, last 2 years)
0.06451 ms * -40%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
0.053 ms * -15%
Huawei MateBook 13s i5 11300H
Phison Electronics PS5012
0.051 ms * -11%
Average Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
  (0.025 - 0.077, n=8)
0.05013 ms * -9%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
0.046 ms *
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
0.023 ms * +50%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
0.023 ms * +50%
Access Time Write
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.016 - 0.523, n=55, last 2 years)
0.0724 ms * -113%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
0.069 ms * -103%
Average Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
  (0.019 - 0.074, n=8)
0.0425 ms * -25%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
0.034 ms *
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR