Dell launches XPS 13 9305 laptop with 16:9 screen

Published: Mar 9th 2021, 08:15 GMT   Comments

DELL XPS 13 9305

It’s new but the same.

Dell’s XPS lineup will be receiving an update across the stack. The company is now likely preparing for the Tiger Lake-H launch to refresh its XPS 15 and XPS 17 laptops somewhere in the second quarter. Meanwhile, Dell has updated its 13.3-inch model, which was originally launched last year with Tiger Lake-U as XPS 13 9310.

The new laptop called XPS 13 9305 is a budget version of the original. The main difference is the new 13.3-inch screen which is no longer a 16:10 aspect ratio, but rather a 16:9. The 16:10 ratio is an iconic feature of the new XPS series, which also extends into 15 and 17-inch laptops from the series. The 16:9 screens are obviously cheaper and this means that Dell XPS should be more affordable.

XPS 13 9305 comes with a FullHD panel with 400 nits brightness and 100% sRGB coverage. It’s a thin-bezel design with a 1500:1 contrast ratio. There are touch and non-touch options, which also affect the weight of the laptop. The screen is obviously meant to stand out and it does, but the screen to body ratio is smaller than on the 9310 model: 80.7% from 91.5%.

The XPS 13 is a very light notebook with a maximum weight of up to 1.23kg. It is 15.8mm thick and has external dimensions of 302×199 cm.

In terms of pricing, the newest XPS 13 9305 will now cost 850 USD, this is the Core i3-1115G4 CPU, 8GB LPDDR4X-4267 memory, and 256GB NVMe SSD. That’s 200 cheaper than the base model with a 16:10 screen. The laptop is now globally available from the Dell webstore.

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