Dell’s showing at CES was weaker than usual when it comes to laptops, with the company announcing a new series of gaming laptops under its Alienware sub-brand, along with some other peripherals and monitors. They also introduced a new XPS laptop, which we’ll talk about today.
The XPS 13 Plus 9320 is very different than its predecessor, retaining the slim exterior, but bringing an entirely new keyboard with what looks like touch-capacitive buttons for the top row, along with one of the most minimal keyboards that we have seen.
Today we are giving you a quick overview of the Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320.
The Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 will be available this spring with a starting price of $1,199.
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320: Full Specs
Being an XPS device, it comes with premium build materials, including an aluminum lid and bottom panel, while the base and palm rest area are covered in glass, with the whole glass cover acting as a touchpad, which we’ll cover down below when we get to the features. The body has sharp edges and rounded corners, while the lid has a matte finish with brushed sides. The laptop is very portable, with a weight of only 1.24 kg and a profile of just 15.28 mm.
There are three display options, all with a 13.4-inch diagonal and a 16:10 aspect ratio. The base model has an FHD+ IPS display with a 2000:1 contrast ratio, a 500 nit max brightness, and 100% sRGB coverage. Next is a 3.5K OLED panel with a 400 nit max brightness and 100% DCI-P3 coverage. Lastly, we have a 4K UHD+ IPS panel with 500 nits of brightness, a 1650:1 contrast ratio, and 90% DCI-P3 coverage. All of these will perform great if you choose to use the laptop for color-sensitive works.
Specifications and features
The laptop comes with four CPU options, all from the Alder Lake P-series, which have a max TDP of 28W and are the happy medium between the crazy performing H-series and the very power efficient U-series. Here the base model offers the Core i5-1240P, which has 12 cores (4 Performance and 8 Efficiency) and 16 threads. However, you can go as high as the Core i7-1280P which gets 2 more Performance cores and 20 total threads.
In terms of graphics, you have the integrated Iris Xe Graphics G7 solutions with either 80 or 96 Execution Units. These GPUs are nothing short of great, providing enough power for daily tasks, media consumption, and even some gaming if you play free-to-play titles and esports games.
Going back to the touchpad, Dell calls their one the Forcepad (Lucasfilm missed out on the trademark). It spans the entire palm rest area and uses Piezoelectric tech to mimic responsive feedback, similar to Apple’s iPhone home button. The keyboard is also very different, having seemingly no space between the keycaps while limiting the key travel to 1 mm. The keyboard also spans across the entire width of the laptop, with the top row of keys being replaced by capacitive buttons, which will need some adjusting to.
The I/O is very limited offering only two Thunderbolt 4 ports. The audio however seems to be on a good level, with the laptop being surrounded by 4 total speakers with Waves MaxxAudio support.
Intel Core i7-1280P
Intel Core i7-1270P
Intel Core i7-1260P
Intel Core i5-1240P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80EU)
13.4”, FHD+ (1920 x 1200), IPS
13.4”, 3.5K (3456 x 2160), OLED
13.4”, 4K UHD+ (3840 x 2400), IPS
- Dimensions 295.3 x 199.04 x 15.28 mm (11.63" x 7.84" x 0.60")
- Weight 1.24 kg (2.7 lbs)