This laptop has a very nice construction and precision manufacturing, consisting of an enclosure that is 100% sculpted via CNC process. There are a good, comfortable keyboard and a machine-milled aluminum chassis. It gives the Dell XPS 13 9310 a high build quality that is more durable than a plastic or even magnesium chassis.
There are two color combination choices: Frost exterior with Arctic interior and “Platinum” Silver exterior with a black interior. Another nice design feature is a twin-coil hinge, making the 13-inch laptop easier to open with a single hand. Over a large section of the palm rest, there is a sleek glass touchpad.
With the overall design, it is 6% thinner than other Dell 13-inch notebooks. Dell made no sacrifices to achieve this feat. There is a 4-sided InfinityEdge display that delivers an impressive 91.5% screen to body ratio. Also, the 13-inch display is 6.8% larger (16:10) yet adds no more weight or thickness to the overall profile of the Dell XPS 13 9310.
An 11th Generation Intel Core i5 processor (1135G7 model) with 8MB cache powers this machine. It can get up to 4.2-GHz max turbo frequency, and it has a quad-core processor with 4 GT/s bus speed and eight threads. There is an Intel Iris XE (integrated) graphics card with shared graphics memory to work with this processor.
Dell XPS 13 9310 Battery Life
There is no reason to worry much about battery life as this notebook’s 4-cell / 52 Whr integrated battery can last for up to 12 hours (according to Dell). Users can stay connected throughout the day thanks to the Killer Wi-Fi 6 (2×2) wireless technology and Bluetooth 5.1.
It offers more storage and faster memory. The system boots up and resumes in just a couple of seconds thanks to the Solid State Drive (256GB – 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe depending on model). There are 8GB (up to 32GB in specific models) of 4 onboard memory (4267 Mhz – LPDDR 4x). More memory makes multi-tasking a smooth, straightforward process.
There are a few options for the 13.4-inch display, with the base option being an FHD+ non-touch anti-glare (1920 x 1200) 500-nit model. For a bit more, users can order a touch, anti-reflective 500-Nit screen. Those willing to pay the extra money can opt for a 13.4-inch UHD+ touchscreen (3840 x 2400).
The Dell XPS 13 9310 has all of the essential ports that a 2021 laptop needs, including 2x Thunderbolt 4 (DisplayPort – Power Delivery), microSD card reader, 3.5-mm microphone, and headphone combo jack, and so forth. You can connect legacy USB devices via an adapter.