Dell XPS 13 9305

Dell XPS 13 9305
  • Launched: March 2021
  • Screen-to-body ratio: ~81.1%
  • Dimensions: 302 x 199 x 15.8 mm (11.89 x 7.83 x 0.62 inches)
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Review

Evaluation of the main characteristics with the configuration selected for the XPS 13 9305.
Performance
45
Gaming
27
Display
41
Battery Life
59
Connectivity
86
Case
97
NanoReview Score
48
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Tests and Specifications

Detailed tests and technical specifications of the Dell XPS 13 9305

Case

Weight 1.16 kg (2.56 lbs)
Dimensions 302 x 199 x 15.8 mm
11.89 x 7.83 x 0.62 inches
Area 601 cm2 (93.1 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~81.1%
Side bezels 3.8 mm
Colors Silver
Transformer No
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active
Vapor chamber No
Number of fans 2

Display

Size 13.3 inches
Type IPS LCD
Refresh rate 60 Hz
PPI 166 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Touchscreen No
Coating Matte
Display tests
Contrast 1000:1
sRGB color space 100%
Response time 30 ms
Max. brightness
400 nits

Battery

Capacity
Voltage 7.6 V
Battery type Li-Po
Replaceable No
Fast charging Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes
Charging port position Left
Charge power 45 / 65 W

CPU

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

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
1203
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
2476
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
1341
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
2472

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 15 W
Type Integrated
Fabrication process 10 nm
GPU base clock 300 MHz
GPU boost clock 1100 MHz
FLOPS 0.84 TFLOPS
Memory size System Shared
Memory type LPDDR4X
Memory speed 4.27 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 384
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 24
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 12
GPU performance
0.84 TFLOPS

RAM

RAM size
Channels 4x2 GB
Clock 4267 MHz
Type LPDDR4X
Upgradable No

Storage

Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x)
Storage type SSD (M2)
Channels 1x256 GB
Upgradable Yes
Total slots 1
NVMe Yes

Sound

Audio chip Realtek ALC3271-CG
Speakers 2.0
Power 2x2W
Dolby Atmos No
Microphones 2

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard v6
Bluetooth v5.1
Fingerprint Yes
Optical drive No
Webcam Above the display
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720
Ports
USB-A No
USB Type-C 3x USB 3.2
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt 4
HDMI No
DisplayPort No
VGA No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No
SD card reader Yes
Proprietary charging port No

Input

Keyboard
Keyboard type Island
Numpad No
Backlight Yes
Touchpad
Size 10.5 x 6.5 cm
Surface Glass
Windows Precision Yes

Comments

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P. Muffley 01 November 2021 06:25
The ratings were good but I hate this laptop. The laptop is just as wide as my wonderful Microsoft Surface Book which stopped typing all together. I owned it for quite a few years but you can't get most laptops repaired anymore. However, this model of Dell is very short therefore the size of the type is very small so I now have to hold this computer up on my chest instead of on my lap in order to use it. The problem is that all the edges are very sharp. No matter what position I try, my wrist bones rest on the sharp edges and becomes very painful. Also, as I am using this computer right now on your comments page, the height of this comment section is only 3 1/4 inches high even though it is sufficiently wide. I took a picture with my cellphone of the ridges left into my wrist bones to prove my case. However, I have no idea how to get that photo to you. A couple days ago, I lifted this computer over my head to pretend I was going to throw it out the window or slam it onto the floor. I play all five different versions of Microsoft Solitaire to keep my mind healthy. I compete over the phone with my sister and brother-in-law and I win over half of the time which is good because I am 72 years old and they are both 8 years younger. At first, I won most of the time. Now, it is too difficult to scan my vision across a very wide but very short screen with very small print. I have to keep moving my head from left to right constantly because the lettering and the height are so small that I can't see the entire screen at once. I haven't won a single game which is extremely frustrating AND depressing for an elderly person. If you want to call me about this, my cell phone number is (909) ****. You may have to leave a message with the phone number for me to call you back. Hopefully, someone does contact me but I am not holding my breath since customer service does not seem to be very good, any more.
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Nick T. 02 December 2021 00:14
Oh you MAD mad, poor laptop.
+2 Reply
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Eli S 06 March 2022 08:29
It sounds like this just wasn’t a good fit for you. The XPS comes in 15” and 17” options as well. Anger management work might help as well it seems…
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