Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 vs. 2021 ROG Flow X13

Here is a side by side comparison between Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 and 2021 ROG Flow X13 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Key Differences

Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 image

Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1

2021 ROG Flow X13 image

2021 ROG Flow X13

Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Pros

Reasons that Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 is better than 2021 ROG Flow X13.

About 45% lighter

Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 weighed 1.6 pounds, 45% lighter than the 2.87 pounds 2021 ROG Flow X13.

WeightDell XPS 13 9315 2-in-12021 ROG Flow X13
Pound
1.6 lbs.
2.87 lbs.
Kilogram
0.73 kg
1.30 kg

2021 ROG Flow X13 Pros

Reasons that 2021 ROG Flow X13 is better than Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1.

Much faster CPU performance

AMD Ryzen 9-5980HS inside 2021 ROG Flow X13 has a 126% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-1250U inside Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
2021 ROG Flow X13 - AMD Ryzen 9-5980HS
7,773
2021 ROG Flow X13 - AMD Ryzen 9-5900HS
7,162
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 - Intel Core i5-1230U
6,000
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 - Intel Core i7-1250U
3,435
Supports larger memory

The 2021 ROG Flow X13 supports a larger memory capacity than the Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1. It supports up to 32GB versus 16GB of system memory on the Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1.

Max system memory size
2021 ROG Flow X13
32 GB
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1
16 GB
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR6 vs. integrated

Has three more ports and slots

The 2021 ROG Flow X13 has more ports and slots count than the Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1. It has six versus three amount of ports and slots on the Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1.

PortsDell XPS 13 9315 2-in-12021 ROG Flow X13
HDMINoYes
headphone jackNoYes
ROG XG Mobile InterfaceNoYes
Thunderbolt 4Yes x2No
USB-ANoYes
USB-CNoYes x2
XPS Folio connectorYesNo
Total36
More versatile connectivity

The 2021 ROG Flow X13 has better versatile I/O connectivity than the Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1. It has four versus one commonly used port and slot on the Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1.

PortsDell XPS 13 9315 2-in-12021 ROG Flow X13
HDMINoYes
headphone jackNoYes
Thunderbolt 4YesNo
USB-ANoYes
USB-CNoYes

Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1: Our analysis and reviews

Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 image

What we like

Reasons to like about Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1.

Supports Windows 11

Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsDell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i5-1230U → Intel Core i7-1250U
4GB RAM8GB → 16GB
64GB Drive256GB → 2TB
2 Cores CPU10 cores

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1.

Non-upgradable memory

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

About 45% lighter

Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 weighed 1.6 pounds, 45% lighter than the 2.9 pounds Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1.

WeightDell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1
Pound
1.6 lbs.
2.9 lbs.
Kilogram
0.73 kg
1.32 kg

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

Significantly slower CPU performance

Intel Core i7-1165G7 inside Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1 has a 30% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-1250U inside Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 - Intel Core i5-1230U
6,000
Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1 - Intel Core i7-1165G7
4,487
Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1 - Intel Core i5-1135G7
3,980
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 - Intel Core i7-1250U
3,435
Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1 - Intel Core i3-1115G4
2,445
Supports smaller memory

Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 supports a smaller memory capacity than the Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1. It only supports up to 16GB versus 32GB of system memory on the Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1.

Max system memory size
Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1
32 GB
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1
16 GB

2021 ROG Flow X13: Our analysis and reviews

2021 ROG Flow X13 image

What we like

Reasons to like about 2021 ROG Flow X13.

Supports Windows 11

The 2021 ROG Flow X13 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

Requirements2021 ROG Flow X13
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 9-5900HS → AMD Ryzen 9-5980HS
4GB RAM16GB → 32GB
64GB Drive512GB → 2TB
2 Cores CPU8 cores
Great battery life of up to 10-hours

According to ASUS, the 2021 ROG Flow X13 lasts up to 10 hours of battery life.

Up to 10 hours
Video playback.
Supports discrete graphics
Configurable up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR6

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about 2021 ROG Flow X13.

Non-upgradable memory

Key Features

Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-12021 ROG Flow X13
At Glance
Released in Mid
2022
3:2 3K
13”
1920p 60Hz
Weight
1.6 lb
0.73 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-1250U
10C/12T, 0.80 → 4.70 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,318
Single Core
Geekbench 5
3,435
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, → 950 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
4267 MHz LPDDR4X
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Ports
Starting at
$1,099
i5, 8GB, 512GB, Keyboard + Stylus
Released in Early
2021
16:10
13.4”
1200p 120Hz
Weight
2.87 lb
1.30 kg
Up to
AMD Ryzen 9-5980HS
8C/16T, 3.00 → 4.80 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,450
Single Core
Geekbench 5
7,773
Multi-Core
With integrated
AMD Radeon™ Graphics
8 Graphics Cores, 2100 MHz
Configurable up to
32GB
4267 MHz LPDDR4X
2021 ROG Flow X13 Ports
NVIDIA GeForce
GTX 1650
4GB GDDR6

Availability

Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-12021 ROG Flow X13
Released20222021
Release Date
  • Announced on June 9th, 2022.
  • Available in summer 2022.
Announced on January 13, 2021 (CES 2021)
PricingStarting at $1099.99-
Applicable Models
  • Dell XPS 13 2-in-1
  • Dell XPS 13 Tablet
  • Dell XPS 13 Folio
  • 2022 Dell XPS 13 2-in-1
  • Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1
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Generations
Stores

Exterior

Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-12021 ROG Flow X13
Size Comparison
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-12021 ROG Flow X13
Dimensions
  • Sky 11.5 x 7.9 x 0.29 in (292.5 x 201.2 x 7.4 mm)
  • Slate 11.5 x 7.9 x 0.29 in (292.5 x 201.2 x 7.8 mm)
11.77 x 8.74 x 0.62” (299 x 222 x 15.8 mm)
Weight
  • Sky Starting at 1.6 lbs. (736g)
  • Slate Starting at 1.8 lbs. (811g)
  • Folio keyboard 1.23 lbs. (560g)
2.87 lbs (1.30 kg)
Colors
Sky Slate
Black
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard
    • Zero lattice keyboard
    • 1mm travel
  • Touchpad
    • 114 mm x 74.2 mm touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
  • Full size 15” white backlit chicklet keyboard
  • 1.7mm key travel
  • Hotkeys:
    Volume up Volume down Microphone mute ROG Armoury Crate
  • N-KEY rollover
Chasis InformationCNC machined aluminum-

Display

Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-12021 ROG Flow X13
Size13 Inches13.4 Inches
Info13-inch 3K touchscreen
2880 x 1920, 60 Hz, 1800:1, 100% sRGB, 500 nits, Anti-reflective, anti-smudge, Touch support, Gorilla Glass 7, active pen support, Dolby Vision, Eyesafe.
  • 13.4” WQUXGA 60Hz
    16:10 3840 x 2400 60Hz 116% sRGB 86% Adobe RGB 85% DCI-P3 Pantone Validated Touch Screen IPS Level Anti-Glare Adaptive-Sync Pantone Validated
  • 13.4” WUXGA 120Hz
    16:10 1920 x 1200 120Hz 100% sRGB 75% Adobe RGB 75% DCI-P3 Pantone Validated Touch Screen IPS Level Anti-Glare Adaptive-Sync Pantone Validated

Ports

Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-12021 ROG Flow X13
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 image
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Left (2)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Power Delivery
Bottom (1)
  • 1 x XPS Folio connector
2021 ROG Flow X13 image
2021 ROG Flow X13 Ports
Image Source: ASUS
Left (4)
  • 1 x ROG XG Mobile Interface
    Exclusive interface with PCIe 3.0 x8 (Up to 63Gbps)
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.0b
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Right (2)
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)

Internal Specs

Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-12021 ROG Flow X13
Processor
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1230U
    10 cores, 12 threads, 0.70 → 4.40 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 9W
  2. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1250U
    10 cores, 12 threads, 0.80 → 4.70 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 9W
  1. AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HS
    8 cores, 16 threads, 3.00 → 4.60 GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 16MB L3 Cache, 35W
  2. AMD Ryzen™ 9 5980HS
    8 cores, 16 threads, 3.00 → 4.80 GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 16MB L3 Cache, 35W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-11
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1230U1,500100.00%
2
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1250U1,31887.87%
2021 ROG Flow X131
AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HS1,35690.40%
2
AMD Ryzen™ 9 5980HS1,45096.67%
01,500

Geekbench 5 Multi Core

Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-11
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1230U6,00077.19%
2
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1250U3,43544.19%
2021 ROG Flow X131
AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HS7,16292.14%
2
AMD Ryzen™ 9 5980HS7,773100.00%
07,773
Integrated Graphics
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1230U
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, → 850 MHz
  2. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1250U
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, → 950 MHz
  1. AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HS
    AMD Radeon™ Graphics
    8 Graphics Cores, 2100 MHz
  2. AMD Ryzen™ 9 5980HS
    AMD Radeon™ Graphics
    8 Graphics Cores, 2100 MHz
Memory
8 GB 16 GB
4266 MHz LPDDR4x onboard memory.
16GB 32GB
Dual-Channel LPDDR4X 4266MHz Onboard Memory
Discrete Graphics-NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650
4GB GDDR6 VRAM (With ROG Boost up to 1255MHz at 35W (40W with Dynamic Boost)).
Storage
256 GB 512 GB 1TB
M.2 2230 PCIe® 4x4 NVMe™ SSD, Up to 32 Gbps.
512GB 1TB
M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0

Connectivity

Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-12021 ROG Flow X13
Wi-FiIntel Killer Wi-Fi 6E 1675 AX211Intel® Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ performance (802.11ax)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2Bluetooth 5.0
Wireless WANIntel 5000 Global 5G (DW5931E)-

Battery

Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-12021 ROG Flow X13
Size49.5 Wh62 Wh 4-cell lithium-ion
Battery Life-Up to 10 hours
Video playback.
Power Supply45 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
20 VDC/2.25A, 15 VDC/3A, 9 VDC/3A, 5VDC/3A
100W USB-C power adaptor

Software

Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-12021 ROG Flow X13
OSWindows 11
Home Pro
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 10 Pro
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12-Month Subscription
Armoury Crate GameVisual 1M Xbox Game Pass

Camera & Audio

Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-12021 ROG Flow X13
Camera
  • FHD Front-facing camera
    Top-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 5MP Megapixels (1920 x 1080 FHD) at 30 fps.
  • IR Camera for supporting Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 11MP Rear-facing camera
    Supports 4K video recording.
Front-facing camera
Top-mount front camera, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD).
Audio
  • Studio quality tuning with Waves MaxxAudio Pro MaxxAudio® Pro and Waves Nx® 3D audio
  • Dual microphone array
  • 2x 1W speaker with Smart Amp Technology
  • Built-in array microphone
  • Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation

Misc

Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-12021 ROG Flow X13
InkingDell XPS Stylus
  • Magnetically attaches at the top to recharge
  • Last up to 50 days of battery life.
  • Fully charge in under 2 hours.
  • Has two programmable buttons.
  • Reversible pen fit for both left and right-handed users.
  • It supports 4096 pressure sensitivity.
  • It supports tilt functionality.
  • It has built-in Tile functionality that lets you locate the pen when you lose it.
Supports ASUS Pen.
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • IR Camera
  • Fingerprint reader
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Security
  • Windows Hello Facial Recognition
  • Fingerprint reader
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