Dell XPS 13 9305 vs. Dell XPS 13 9300: Full specs comparison

The following is a comprehensive comparison of the Dell XPS 13 9305 and Dell XPS 13 9300 specifications, including details on CPU, memory, storage, battery life, display quality, and other features.

Dell XPS 13 9305 Pros

Reasons that Dell XPS 13 9305 is better than Dell XPS 13 9300.

Newer manufacturing

2021 vs. 2020

Significantly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i7-1165G7 inside Dell XPS 13 9305 has a 20% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-1065G7 inside Dell XPS 13 9300.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Dell XPS 13 9305 - Intel Core i7-1165G7
4,487
Dell XPS 13 9305 - Intel Core i5-1135G7
3,980
Dell XPS 13 9300 - Intel Core i7-1065G7
3,722
Dell XPS 13 9300 - Intel Core i5-1035G1
2,878
Dell XPS 13 9305 - Intel Core i3-1115G4
2,445
Dell XPS 13 9300 - Intel Core i3-1005G1
2,027
Supports faster memory

Dell XPS 13 9305 supports a faster memory speed than the Dell XPS 13 9300. It supports up to 4267MHz versus 3733MHz of system memory on the Dell XPS 13 9300.

Memory type and speed
Dell XPS 13 9305 - LPDDR4X
4,267 MHz
Dell XPS 13 9300 - LPDDR4X
3,733 MHz
Has two more ports and slots

Dell XPS 13 9305 has more ports and slots count than the Dell XPS 13 9300. It has six versus four amount of ports and slots on the Dell XPS 13 9300.

PortsDell XPS 13 9305Dell XPS 13 9300
headphone jackYesYes
lock slotYesNo
microSD card slotYesYes
Thunderbolt 3NoYes x2
Thunderbolt 4Yes x2No
USB-CYesNo
Total64
Slightly more versatile connectivity

Dell XPS 13 9305 has better versatile I/O connectivity than the Dell XPS 13 9300. It has four versus three commonly used ports and slots on the Dell XPS 13 9300.

PortsDell XPS 13 9305Dell XPS 13 9300
headphone jackYesYes
microSD card slotYesYes
Thunderbolt 3NoYes
Thunderbolt 4YesNo
USB-CYesNo

Dell XPS 13 9300 Pros

Reasons that Dell XPS 13 9300 is better than Dell XPS 13 9305.

Supports larger memory

Dell XPS 13 9300 supports a larger memory capacity than the Dell XPS 13 9305. It supports up to 32GB versus 16GB of system memory on the Dell XPS 13 9305.

Max system memory size
Dell XPS 13 9300
32 GB
Dell XPS 13 9305
16 GB
About 7% lighter

Dell XPS 13 9300 weighed 2.65 pounds, 7% lighter than the 2.84 pounds Dell XPS 13 9305.

WeightDell XPS 13 9305Dell XPS 13 9300
Pound
2.84 lbs.
2.65 lbs.
Kilogram
1.29 kg
1.20 kg

Prices

Here are the latest price updates and offers for both devices.

Dell XPS 13 9305 Price
Dell XPS 13 9305 Laptop - 13.3-inch FHD (1920x1080) Display, Intel Core i7-1165G7, 16GB LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Killer Wi-Fi 6 with Service, Windows 11 Home - Silver
Dell XPS 13 9305 Laptop - 13.3-inch FHD (1920x1080) Display, Intel Core i7-1165G7, 16GB LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Killer Wi-Fi 6 with Service, Windows 11 Home - Silver
By Dell
$1,149.00
Dell XPS 9305 Laptop PC 13.3 inch FHD Laptop Notebook PC, Intel Core i7-1165G7 Processor, 16GB Ram, 512GB NVMe SSD, Webcam, Thunderbolt, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell XPS 9305 Laptop PC 13.3 inch FHD Laptop Notebook PC, Intel Core i7-1165G7 Processor, 16GB Ram, 512GB NVMe SSD, Webcam, Thunderbolt, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$599.99
Dell AC Adapter For XPS 13 (9305)
Dell AC Adapter For XPS 13 (9305)
By Dell
$22.00
$59.99 63% OFF
Dell XPS 13 9300 Price
Dell New XPS 13 9300 13.4-inch FHD InfinityEdge Touchscreen Laptop (Silver), Intel Core i7-1065G7 10th Gen, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro (XPS 9300-7524SLV-PUS)
Dell New XPS 13 9300 13.4-inch FHD InfinityEdge Touchscreen Laptop (Silver), Intel Core i7-1065G7 10th Gen, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro (XPS 9300-7524SLV-PUS)
By Dell
$806.43
Dell XPS 13 9300 Laptop, 13.4 UHD (3840 x 2400) Touchscreen, Intel Core 10th Gen i7-1065G7, 32GB LPRAMX, 1TB Class 35 SSD, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell XPS 13 9300 Laptop, 13.4 UHD (3840 x 2400) Touchscreen, Intel Core 10th Gen i7-1065G7, 32GB LPRAMX, 1TB Class 35 SSD, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$1,129.00
2020 Dell XPS 13 9300 13.4-inch FHD InfinityEdge Touchscreen Laptop (Silver), Intel Core i7-1065G7 10th Gen, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
2020 Dell XPS 13 9300 13.4-inch FHD InfinityEdge Touchscreen Laptop (Silver), Intel Core i7-1065G7 10th Gen, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$806.43

Availability

Dell XPS 13 9305Dell XPS 13 9300
Released20212020
Release DateAvailable in February 2021
  • Announced at CES 2020)
  • Available on January 7, 2020
  • Developer Edition available on February 4, 2020
Applicable Models-
  • Dell XPS 13
  • Dell XPS 13 (early 2020)
  • Dell XPS 13 9300
  • Dell XPS 13 with 10th Gen Intel G-Series processors
Generations

Exterior

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Size Comparison
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Dimensions11.88 x 7.84 x 0.31 - 0.46 in (301.76 x 199.24 x 7.80 - 11.63mm)11.64 x 7.82 x 0.27 - 0.38 in (295.65 x 198.68 x 6.75 - 9.58mm)
Width: 11.64” (295.65 mm)
Depth: 7.82” (198.68 mm)
Height: 0.27 - 0.38” (6.75 - 9.58 mm)
Weight2.84 lbs (1.29 kg)2.65 lbs - 2.8 lbs (1.2 kg - 1.27 kg)
ColorsPlatinum silver with black carbon fiber interior
  • Frost with Arctic white woven glass.
  • Platinum silver with black carbon fiber interior.
Keyboard and Trackpad
  •  Full-size backlit keyboard.
  • 4.13 x 2.36 in (105 mm x 60 mm) touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
  • Full-size backlit keyboard.
  • 4.42 x 2.53 in (112.30 mm x 64.15 mm) touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.

Display

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Size13.3 Inches13.4 Inches
Info
  • 13.3-inch FHD
    1920 x 1080 166 PPI 60Hz 1000:1 400 nits 100% sRGB 2.90 W Anti-glare Non-touch
  • 13.3-inch FHD touchscreen 
    1920 x 1080 166 PPI 60Hz 1000:1 400 nits 100% sRGB 2.90 W Anti-glare Anti-reflective Touch support
  • 13.3-inch 4K UHD touchscreen 
    3840 x 2160 331 PPI 60Hz 1000:1 400 nits 100% sRGB 5.41 W Anti-glare Anti-reflective Touch support
  • 13.4-inch FHD+ touchscreen
    1920 x 1200, 169 PPI, 60 Hz, 1800:1 contrast ratio, 450 nits luminance, 2.90 W power consumption, Anti-reflective, Touch support.
  • 13.4-inch FHD+ non-touchscreen
    1920 x 1200, 169 PPI, 60 Hz, 1800:1 contrast ratio, 500 nits luminance, 2.90 W power consumption, Anti-glare, Non-touch support.
  • 13.4-inch 4K UHD+ touchscreen
    3840 x 2400, 338 PPI, 60 Hz, 1500:1 contrast ratio, 450 nits luminance, 6.6 W power consumption, Anti-reflective, Touch support.

Ports

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Dell XPS 13 9305 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Left (3)
  • 1 x lock slot
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, DisplayPort, Power Delivery
Right (3)
  • 1 x microSD card slot
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort, Power Delivery
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Dell XPS 13 9300 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Left (2)
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 3
    40 Gpbs, Power Delivery, DC-in, DisplayPort, 4 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3 (40 Gbps)
  • 1 x microSD card slot
Right (2)
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 3
    40 Gpbs, Power Delivery, DC-in, DisplayPort, 4 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3 (40 Gbps)
  • 1 x headphone jack

Internal Specs

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Processor
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4
    2 cores, 4 threads, 3.00 → 4.10 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 28W
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.40 → 4.20 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 28W
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.80 → 4.70 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 28W
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1005G1
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.20 → 3.40 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.00 → 3.60 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  3. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.30 → 3.90 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
Integrated Graphics
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    48 Execution Units, 400 → 1250 MHz
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1005G1
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 300 → 900 MHz
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 300 → 1050 MHz
  3. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
    64 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
Memory
8GB 16GB
4267 MHz Dual-channel LPDDR4x SDRAM
  • 4 GB
    3733 MHz LPDDR4 Memory On-board
  • 8 GB 16 GB 32 GB
    3733 MHz LPDDR4x Memory On-board
Storage
256 GB 512 GB 1 TB 2 TB
M.2 2280 PCIe® 3x4 NVMe™ SSD, Up to 32 Gbps.
  • 256 GB 512 GB
    M.2 2280 PCIe® 3x4 NVMe™ SSD, Up to 32 Gbps.

Connectivity

Dell XPS 13 9305Dell XPS 13 9300
Wi-FiRivet Killer AX1650W
Up to 2400 Mbps Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz WiFi-6 (802.11ax)
  • Rivet Killer 1650s
    Up to 2400 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g, WiFi-4 (802.11n), WiFi-5 (802.11ac), WiFi-6 (802.11ax)
  • Rivet Killer 500s DBS
    Up to 1800 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g, WiFi-4 (802.11n), WiFi-5 (802.11ac), WiFi-6 (802.11ax)
BluetoothRivet Killer AX1650W › Bluetooth 5.1
  • Rivet Killer 1650s › Bluetooth 5.0
  • Rivet Killer 500s DBS › Bluetooth 5.1

Battery

Dell XPS 13 9305Dell XPS 13 9300
Size52 Wh 
4-cell smart lithium-ion
  • 4-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 52 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 12 hours on FHD panel-
Power Supply45 W USB (Type-C) power adapter 
20 VDC/2.25A, 15 VDC/3A, 9 VDC/3A, 5VDC/3A
45 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
20 VDC/2.25A, 15 VDC/3A, 9 VDC/3A, 5VDC/3A

Software

Dell XPS 13 9305Dell XPS 13 9300
OS
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro
Upgradable to Windows 11
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro Ubuntu 18.04
Upgradable to Windows 11
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription

Camera & Audio

Dell XPS 13 9305Dell XPS 13 9300
CameraFront-facing camera
Top-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
  • Front-facing camera
    Top-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
Audio
  • Realtek ALC3271-CG with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • Two speakers (2.5W x 2 = 4W peak)
  •  4 digital array microphones
  • Realtek ALC3281-CG with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • Two speakers (2.5W x 2 = 4W peak)
  • 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo jack with 360-degree Waves NX 3D virtual surround with head-tracking via headphones
  • Dual microphone array powered by Waves MaxxVoice Pro supporting VoIP – Cortana Farfield capable

Misc

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Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in the power button
  • Ambient light sensor
Security
  • Windows Hello with Fingerprint Sign in
  • Wedge-shaped lock
  • Windows Hello Facial Recognition
  • Wedge-shaped lock

Key Features

Dell XPS 13 9305Dell XPS 13 9300
At Glance
Released in Early
2021
16:9 4K UHD
13.3”
2160p 60Hz
Weight
2.84 lb
1.29 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4C/8T, 2.80 → 4.70 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,374
Single Core
Geekbench 5
4,487
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
4267 MHz LPDDR4X
Dell XPS 13 9305 Ports
Released in Early
2020
16:10 4K UHD+
13.4”
2400p 60Hz
Weight
2.65 lb
1.20 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4C/8T, 1.30 → 3.90 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,088
Single Core
Geekbench 5
3,722
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
64 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
Configurable up to
32GB
3733 MHz LPDDR4X
Dell XPS 13 9300 Ports

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