As usual, the XPS 13 9300 doesn’t excel with its upgradability. However, this doesn’t prevent us from taking a peek inside!
1. Remove the bottom plate
To get inside, you need to unscrew 8 Torx-head screws. After that, pry your way around the bottom panel, with the help of a sharp plastic tool. We found it to be easier to start from the front, just below the battery LED.
Battery-wise, the laptop features a 4-cell 52Wh unit.
3. Cooling, memory, and storage
In contrast to last year, where Dell was using two tiny heat pipes, now you can see a single thick boy, which brings the heat to two heat spreaders on the opposite sides of the device. Additionally, there are two very small fans, blowing the heat away from them.
Traditionally, the XPS 13 comes with its memory soldered to the motherboard. In their official specs sheet, Dell states that it provides models, equipped with 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB of LPDDR4x memory, working at 3733 MHz. That’s quite the range. And in terms of storage, there is a single M.2 PCIe x4 drive slot.