Dell XPS 13 9310 vs Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2019)

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Review

Evaluation of Dell XPS 13 9310 and Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2019) important characteristics
Performance
System and application performance
Gaming
Performance in popular 3D games
Display
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Connectivity
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Case
Design, materials, durability and usability
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Key Differences

What are the key differences between the notebooks
Advantages of the Dell XPS 13 9310
  • Slightly easier to carry: weighs 170 grams less (around 0.37 lbs)
  • Thinner bezels and 11% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • Supports next-generation Wi-Fi 6 wireless networks
  • Smaller footprint: 9% more compact case (91.3 vs 100.1 square inches)
Advantages of the Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2019)
  • Around 60% better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
  • Features a bigger (~12%) battery – 58 against 52 watt-hours
  • 34% sharper screen – 227 versus 169 pixels per inch (PPI)
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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs

Case

Weight 1.2 kg (2.65 lbs) 1.37 kg (3.02 lbs)
Dimensions 296 x 199 x 15 mm
11.65 x 7.83 x 0.59 inches
304.1 x 212.4 x 14.9 mm
11.97 x 8.36 x 0.59 inches
Area 589 cm2 (91.2 inches2) 646 cm2 (100.1 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~88.4% ~79.4%
Side bezels 3.7 mm 8.8 mm
Colors White, Black Silver, Gray
Transformer No No
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber No No
Number of fans 2 2
Max. fan speed (RPM) - 6000 RPM
Noise level 36.6 dB 41.8 dB

Display

Size 13.4 inches 13.3 inches
Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
PPI 169 ppi 227 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:10 16:10
Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels 2560 x 1600 pixels
HDR support Yes, Dolby Vision Yes, HDR10
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Glossy (Antireflective)
Display tests
Contrast 1200:1 1524:1
sRGB color space 100% 99.9%
Adobe RGB profile - 78.4%
Response time 35 ms 35 ms
Max. brightness

Battery

Capacity
Voltage 7.6 V 12.96 V
Full charging time 3:00 hr 2:00 hr
Battery type Li-Ion Li-Po
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Left, Right Left, Right
Charge power 45 W 61 W
Cable length - 2 meters
Weigh of AC adapter 218 gramm 275 gramm

CPU

CPU name
Base frequency 1.7-3.0 GHz 1.4 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.1 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores 2 4
Threads 4 8
L3 Cache 6 MB 6 MB
Integrated GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics G4 Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
Fabrication process 10 nm 14 nm

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 15 W 15 W
Type Integrated Integrated
Fabrication process 10 nm 14 nm
GPU base clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU boost clock 1100 MHz 1050 MHz
FLOPS 0.84 TFLOPS 0.81 TFLOPS
Memory size System Shared System Shared
Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR3
Memory speed 4.27 Gbps 2.13 Gbps
Shading units 384 384
DirectX support 12 12
GPU performance
0.84 TFLOPS
0.81 TFLOPS

RAM

RAM size
Channels 2x4 GB 2x4 GB
Clock 4267 MHz 2133 MHz
Type LPDDR4X LPDDR3
Upgradable No No
Total slots - 2

Storage

Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x) Custom
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x256 GB 1x256 GB
Upgradable Yes No
Total slots 1 -
NVMe Yes Yes

Sound

Audio chip Realtek ALC3281-CG -
Speakers 2.0 2.0
Power 2x2W -
Dolby Atmos No Yes
Loudness 84.6 dB 79.7 dB
Microphones 2 3

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard v6 v5
Bluetooth v5.1 v4.2
Fingerprint Yes Yes
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Ports
USB-A No No
USB Type-C 2x USB 3.1 2x USB 3.1
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt 4 Thunderbolt 3
HDMI No No
DisplayPort No No
VGA No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No No
SD card reader Yes No
Proprietary charging port No No

Input

Keyboard
Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad No No
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel 1 mm 0.7 mm
Touchpad
Size 11.2 x 6.4 cm 13.4 x 8.1 cm
Surface Glass Glass
Windows Precision Yes No
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