Those seeking to buy as premium a laptop as possible with a low budget might find what they are looking for in the Dell XPS 13 9305, which comes with a 3-sided InfinityEdge 13.3-inch display and exterior chassis constructed from CNC machined aluminum. It has a Platinum Silver color and has a black carbon fiber palm rest to add to the aesthetics. In addition, the keyboard is backlit and features a fingerprint reader.
There are three ports, including 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports and 1 USB 3.2 Generation Type-C with DisplayPort and Power Delivery. A headset combo port also comes with this PC. The slots with the 9305 include 1 MicroSD card slot and one wedge-shaped lock. SD performance is good as the reader is capable of reading at high rates.
This touch model of this notebook has a starting weight of 2.7-lb (1.23-kg)and measures 0.62-in X 11.9-in X 7.8-in (H x W x D). Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 technology help establish wireless connections to the internet and other Bluetooth devices. In addition, the Dell XPS 13 9305 features the Intel Evo platform, co-engineered and verified to deliver a combination of responsiveness, performance, good battery life, and more.
Dell XPS 13 9305 Battery and Processor
Speaking of which, the integrated battery is a 4-cell unit with 52-WHr capabilities. It has a potential runtime of 9+ hours, which is pretty good for laptops of this size and price. In addition, the 9305 is an award-winning laptop for its innovative, eco-friendly design, safe materials, and recycled plastics. Dell doesn’t use cadmium, mercury, lead, or any other hazardous materials in the construction.
With an 11th Generation Intel Core i5 processor with speeds up to 4.2-GHz, fast storage drive, and 8GB of memory (4267-MHz LPDDR4x onboard), this is a good, all-around notebook for just about any project or activity, be it at home or in the office. In addition, the Dell XPS 13 9305 has 256GB of storage in an M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD.
The 13.3-inch FHD InfinityEdge touch display has a resolution of 1920 x 1080. As a result, the colors are always bright and vibrant and viewable from any angle. Intel Iris Xe graphics card contributes to the graphics quality as well.
There is good audio, thanks to the professionally tuned speakers (Waves MaxxAudio Pro). There are 2W x 2 for a 4W total. Like most laptops these days, this model has a 720p HD camera and digital array microphone. What IS unique to the Dell XPS 13 9305 is the construction of the webcam. It’s only 2.25-mm, making it smaller, and features a 4-element lens that uses more elements than other webcams. As a result, video quality is improved, even in dim lighting conditions.