Dell XPS 13 9310 vs. MacBook Air (M1, 2020)

Here is a side by side comparison between Dell XPS 13 9310 and MacBook Air (M1, 2020) specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Dell XPS 13 9310 vs. MacBook Air (M1, 2020)

The 2020 Dell XPS 13 9310 features the 15W 11th Generation Intel Tiger Lake UP3 dual-core Intel Core i3-1115G4 up to quad-core Intel Core i7-1165G7 with the boost speed up to 4.70 GHz. While the MacBook Air (M1, 2020) features the 10W Apple M-Series ARM 64-bit 8-core Apple M1 (7 GPU Cores) up to 8-core Apple M1 with a clock speed of 3.20 GHz.

If you are in the market looking for a laptop and don't know what's the difference between the 13.4″ Dell XPS 13 9310 (2020) and the 13.3″ MacBook Air (M1, 2020) , we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

Dell XPS 13 9310 vs. MacBook Air (M1, 2020): Specs Comparison

Dell XPS 13 9310 image

Dell XPS 13 9310

MacBook Air (M1, 2020) image

MacBook Air (M1, 2020)

Key Features
What's new
11th Gen Intel Processors
The laptop now powered by the latest quad cores 11th Generation Intel ® Core™ processors with Turbo Boost speed of up to 4.70GHz.
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
Powering by the new Intel® Iris® Xe graphics with up to 96 execution units help accelerates your favorite creative apps for greater performance and faster speed in gaming and graphics driven applications.
Faster Memory
All Dell XPS 13 9310 models come with faster dual-channel 4267MHz LPDDR4X memory and can be configured up to 32GB.
More Features
  • Certified as Intel® Evo™ platform for Intel Core i5/i7.
  • New Thunderbolt™ 4 ports.
  • Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 for all models.
Better Performance
With the new Apple M1 Chip, it now 3x times faster in exporting a project in iMovie, 5x times faster applying 3D effects in Final Cut Pro, editing multiple streams 4K ProRes video in Final Cut Pro with no frame drop, 2x times faster in exporting photos in Lightroom, and more.
Better Battery Life
It's a MacBook Air with the longest battery life ever made, with up to 18-hours of watching movies and 15 hours of web browsing.
Better FaceTime HD camera
With the latest Apple Image Single Processor (ISP) in the M1 chip, image quality is better in noise reduction, greater dynamic range, and improved auto white balance.
Better Display
It now supports P3 wide color with 400-nits of display brightness.
More
  • Supports latest USB 4
  • Supports latest Wi-Fi 6
  • Better security with new Secure Enclave in M1 chip
What's missing
  • Supports only one extended [email protected] display, while the older Intel version supports up to two [email protected]
  • Not supports for external Thunderbolt-3 enabled graphics processors (eGPUs).
AvailabilityDell XPS 13 9310MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
Released20202020
Release InfoAnnounced on November 10th, 2020
Pricing
  • 999.99$ - Intel Core i3 | 8GB | 256 GB | FHD+ Non-touch
  • 1,099.99$ - Intel Core i5 | 8GB | 256 GB | FHD+ Touch
  • 1,499.99$ - Intel Core i7 | 8GB | 512 GB | FHD+ Touch
  • 1,899.99$ - Intel Core i7 | 16GB | 512 GB |UHD+ Touch
  • $999
    Apple M1 Chip (7 cores GPU) | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
  • $1,249
    Apple M1 Chip (8 cores GPU) | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD
Dell XPS 13 9310 Price
Dell XPS 13 (9310), 13.4- inch FHD+ Touch Laptop - Intel Core i7-1185G7, 16GB 4267MHz LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB SSD, Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Pro - Platinum Silver with Black Palmrest (Latest Model)
Dell XPS 13 (9310), 13.4- inch FHD+ Touch Laptop - Intel Core i7-1185G7, 16GB 4267MHz LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB SSD, Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Pro - Platinum Silver with Black Palmrest (Latest Model)
By Dell
$1,499.99
Was: $1,659.99
Dell XPS 9310, Intel Core i7-1165G7 X4 2.83GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 13.4" UHD+ (3840 x 2400) Touch, Win10, Silver
Dell XPS 9310, Intel Core i7-1165G7 X4 2.83GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 13.4" UHD+ (3840 x 2400) Touch, Win10, Silver
By Dell
$1,719.98
New XPS 13 2-in-1 9310 Intel's 11th Gen Evo Core i7-1165G7 Intel Iris Xe Graphics 13.4" 16:10 FHD+ WLED Touch Display Premium Active Stylus Pen + Best Notebook Pen Light (512GB SSD|16GB RAM|FHD)10 Pro
New XPS 13 2-in-1 9310 Intel's 11th Gen Evo Core i7-1165G7 Intel Iris Xe Graphics 13.4" 16:10 FHD+ WLED Touch Display Premium Active Stylus Pen + Best Notebook Pen Light (512GB SSD|16GB RAM|FHD)10 Pro
By Best Notebooks
$2,199.00
MacBook Air (M1, 2020) Price
New Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray (Latest Model)
New Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray (Latest Model)
By Apple
$999.99
Apple MacBook Pro with Intel Processor (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD Storage) - Space Gray
Apple MacBook Pro with Intel Processor (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD Storage) - Space Gray
By Apple
$1,849.00
Was: $1,999.00
DisplayDell XPS 13 9310MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
Size13.4 Inches13.3 Inches
Info
  • 13.4-inch FHD+ touchscreen
    1920 x 1200, 169 PPI, 60 Hz, 1200:1, 100% sRGB, 500 nits, 2.90 W, Anti-reflective, Touch support.
  • 13.4-inch FHD+ non-touchscreen
    1920 x 1200, 169 PPI, 60 Hz, 1200:1, 500 nits, 2.90 W, Anti-glare, Non-touch support.
  • 13.4-inch 4K UHD+ touchscreen
    3840 x 2400, 338 PPI, 60 Hz, 1200:1, 90% DCI-P3, 500 nits, 6.6 W, Anti-reflective, Touch support.
Retina display
  • 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
  • Supported scaled resolutions:
    • 1680 by 1050
    • 1440 by 900
    • 1024 by 640
  • 16:10 aspect ratio
  • 400 nits brightness
  • Supports wide color (P3)
  • True Tone technology
ExteriorDell XPS 13 9310MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
Size Comparison
Dimensions11.64” x 7.82” x 0.58” (295.65 x 198.68 x 14.8mm)
  • Width: 11.97 inches (30.41 cm)
  • Depth: 8.36 inches (21.24 cm)
  • Height: 0.16–0.63 inch (0.41–1.61 cm)
Weight
  • 2.64 lbs (1.20 kg)
    Non-touch models.
  • 2.80 lbs (1.27 kg)
    Touch models.
Starting at 2.8 pounds (1.29 kg)
Colors
  • Platinum silver exterior, black interior
  • Frost exterior, arctic white interior
GoldSpace GraySilver
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard
    • Black Backlit English Keyboard with Fingerprint Reader.
  • Touchpad
    • 4.42 x 2.53 in (112.30 mm x 64.15 mm) touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
Backlit Magic Keyboard with:
  • 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys in an inverted-T arrangement
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures
Ports
  • 2 x USB Type-C with Thunderbolt™ 4
    Supports Power Delivery & DisplayPort.
  • 1 x headset jack
  • 1 x microSD card reader
Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 (USB‑C) ports with support for:
  • Charging
  • DisplayPort
  • Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40Gb/s)
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)
Internal SpecsDell XPS 13 9310MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
Processor
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4
    2 cores, 4 threads, 3.00 → 4.10 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.40 → 4.20 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.80 → 4.70 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
  • Apple M1 (7 GPU Cores)
    8 cores, 8 threads, 3.20 GHz, 10W
  • Apple M1
    8 cores, 8 threads, 3.20 GHz, 10W
Integrated Graphics
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    48 Execution Units, 400 → 1250 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  • Apple M1 (7 GPU Cores)
    Apple M1 iGPU
    7 Graphics Cores, 1280 MHz
  • Apple M1
    Apple M1 iGPU
    8 Graphics Cores, 1280 MHz
Memory
  • 8 GB16 GB 32 GB
    4267 MHz LPDDR4X Memory On-board
  • 8GB
    4266 MHz LPDDR4X onboard memory
  • Configurable to 16GB
Storage
  • 256 GB512 GB1TB2TB
    M.2 2280 PCIe® 3x4 NVMe™ SSD, Up to 32 Gbps.
  • 256GB512GB
    SSD
  • Configurable to 1TB or 2TB
ConnectivityDell XPS 13 9310MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
Wi-Fi
  • Intel AX1650
    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 1774 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)
  • 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
BluetoothBluetooth 5.1Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
BatteryDell XPS 13 9310MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
Size52 Wh (4-cell smart lithium-ion)49.9 Wh lithium‑polymer battery
Battery Life
  • Up to 14 hours of battery life
    Steaming videos on FHD+ models.
  • Up to 8 hours and 12 minutes of battery life
    Steaming videos on 4K+ models.
  • Up to 15 hours wireless web
  • Up to 18 hours Apple TV app movie playback
Power Supply45 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
20 VDC/2.25A, 15 VDC/3A, 9 VDC/3A, 5VDC/3A
30W USB‑C Power Adapter
SoftwareDell XPS 13 9310MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
OS
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Shipped with macOS Big Sur
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
PhotosiMovieGarageBandPagesNumbersKeynoteSiriSafariMailFaceTimeMessagesMapsNewsStocksHomeVoice MemosNotesCalendarContactsRemindersPhoto BoothPreviewMusicPodcastsTVBooksApp StoreTime MachineFind MyQuickTime Player
Camera & AudioDell XPS 13 9310MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
Camera
  • 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)
720p FaceTime HD camera
Audio
  • 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
  • Stereo speakers
  • Wide stereo sound
  • Support for Dolby Atmos playback
  • Three-mic array with directional beamforming
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
MiscDell XPS 13 9310MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
Security
  • Windows Hello Facial Recognition
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Wedge-shaped lock
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Apple T2 Security Chip
In the box
  • MacBook Air
  • 30W USB‑C Power Adapter
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)
WarrantyYour MacBook Air comes with 90 days of complimentary technical support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase AppleCare+ to extend your coverage to three years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and add up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other repairable damage, plus applicable tax.
MoreVideo Support
  • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors and:
    • One external display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz
  • Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
    • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
    • VGA, HDMI, DVI, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)
Dell XPS 13 9310 Price
Dell XPS 13 (9310), 13.4- inch FHD+ Touch Laptop - Intel Core i7-1185G7, 16GB 4267MHz LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB SSD, Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Pro - Platinum Silver with Black Palmrest (Latest Model)
Dell XPS 13 (9310), 13.4- inch FHD+ Touch Laptop - Intel Core i7-1185G7, 16GB 4267MHz LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB SSD, Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Pro - Platinum Silver with Black Palmrest (Latest Model)
By Dell
$1,499.99
Was: $1,659.99
Dell XPS 9310, Intel Core i7-1165G7 X4 2.83GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 13.4" UHD+ (3840 x 2400) Touch, Win10, Silver
Dell XPS 9310, Intel Core i7-1165G7 X4 2.83GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 13.4" UHD+ (3840 x 2400) Touch, Win10, Silver
By Dell
$1,719.98
New XPS 13 2-in-1 9310 Intel's 11th Gen Evo Core i7-1165G7 Intel Iris Xe Graphics 13.4" 16:10 FHD+ WLED Touch Display Premium Active Stylus Pen + Best Notebook Pen Light (512GB SSD|16GB RAM|FHD)10 Pro
New XPS 13 2-in-1 9310 Intel's 11th Gen Evo Core i7-1165G7 Intel Iris Xe Graphics 13.4" 16:10 FHD+ WLED Touch Display Premium Active Stylus Pen + Best Notebook Pen Light (512GB SSD|16GB RAM|FHD)10 Pro
By Best Notebooks
$2,199.00
MacBook Air (M1, 2020) Price
New Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray (Latest Model)
New Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray (Latest Model)
By Apple
$999.99
Apple MacBook Pro with Intel Processor (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD Storage) - Space Gray
Apple MacBook Pro with Intel Processor (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD Storage) - Space Gray
By Apple
$1,849.00
Was: $1,999.00

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