Dell’s XPS 13 2-in-1 9310 is mostly an evolutionary update to the XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 we reviewed last year, but with one key change. Thanks to Intel’s 11th gen Core i7-1165G7 chip, gaming is actually conceivable on this sub-three-pound laptop.
Most other things didn’t change, and we have our beefs about the design. But that game-ready performance boost alone makes the XPS 13 2-in-1 special.
XPS 13 2-in-1 9310 specs
Dell’s XPS 13 2-in-1 sets a standard for thin-and-light Windows laptops that’s hard to beat—with a price to match. The model we tested ($1,714 as configured from Dell.com) remains true to form. But there are drawbacks to laptops this small, which we’ll go into after we look at the specs.
CPU: Intel Tiger Lake 11th-gen quad-core Core i7-1165G7
GPU: Intel integrated Iris Xe graphics
RAM: 16GB LPDDR4X/3266
SSD: 512GB Toshiba/Kioxia BG4 NVMe PCIe, permanently soldered
Display: 13.4-inch, 1920×1200, 16:10 IPS, rated at 500 nits and 90 percent of DCI-P3 color gamut. Touch- and pen-enabled (pen optional), with Gorilla Glass 5.
Wireless: WiFi 6
The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 9310 gets Intel’s 11th gen Core i7-1165G7 chip, meaning gaming is actually conceivable on this sub-three-pound laptop.
- Decent battery life
- Good single-threaded performance
- 16:10 aspect ratio screen with no bezels
- A little pricey
- No USB-A port
- SSD cannot be upgraded