Inside Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 – disassembly and upgrade options

Of course, the XPS 13 Plus 9320 doesn’t really offer much in terms of upgradeability. However, the soldered RAM is not only really fast, but it also works in quad-channel mode.

Check out all Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

1. Remove the bottom plate

Getting inside this device is pretty easy. Just undo all 6 Torx-head screws from the bottom panel, and pry it open with a plastic tool.

2. Battery

Here, we see a 55Wh battery pack. It lasts for 20 hours of Web browsing, or nearly 12 hours of video playback. To remove it, first, you’ll need to unplug the battery connector. It has a metal bracket held in place by one Phillips-head screw. After you take care of the connector, undo all 6 Phillips-head screws, keeping the battery attached to the chassis.

3. Memory and storage

Unfortunately, the memory is soldered to the motherboard. On the bright side, you get options with up to 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM, working at 5200 MHz. When it comes to storage, there is one M.2 PCIe x4 slot, which houses Gen 4 drives.

4. Cooling system

As you can see, the cooling comprises one heat pipe, two heat sinks, and two fans with a very thin profile.

Check out all Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 in-depth review

Today, we have a laptop that has the ability to change the laptop industry. As the early XPS laptops paved the way for virtually bezel-less displays, the XPS 13 Plus 9320 aims to completely revolutionize the laptop. It looks like a mashup between the boldness of the cyberpunk world, and the modernistic simplicity of Westworld.Once again, Dell sticks to Intel for their 13-inch XPS laptop. Not only that, but this tiny device gets the 28W versions of Alder Lake. They are significantly more powerful than the 15W models, but also require a far better cooling setup to be able to run at their mi[...]


  • Astonishing battery life
  • Super rigid chassis
  • Innovative, well-executed design
  • 88% sRGB coverage and accurate colors with our Gaming and Web design profile (M91GW-134WU1 (INT3480))
  • No PWM (M91GW-134WU1 (INT3480))
  • Charges via Type-C
  • 2x Thunderbolt 4 + Gen 4 SSD support
  • IR face recognition + fingerprint reader


  • Needs a dongle to expand the I/O
  • Soldered memory
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1 year ago

I hv 9310, would be interested to know if 9320 mainboard can fit in. From the pic they look identical. Anywhere will get 1 9320 board & heatsink to try when it is available in 2nd hand market.

Last edited 1 year ago by iieeann