Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 vs. 2021 ROG Flow X13: Which is better?

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.

Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Pros

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

Newer manufacturing

2022 vs. 2021

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

Key Similars

Similar characteristics share between Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 and 2021 ROG Flow X13.

Uses the same memory type and speed

Both laptops supports the same 4267MHz LPDDR4X RAM.

Memory type and speed
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 - LPDDR4X
4,267 MHz
2021 ROG Flow X13 - LPDDR4X
4,267 MHz

Prices

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

Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Price
Dell XPS 9315 2-in-1 Laptop - 13-inch 3:2 3K (2880x1920) Touchscreen Display, Intel Core i7-1250U Processor, 16GB LPDDR4x RAM, 1TB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 11 Pro, Premium Support - Sky
Dell XPS 9315 2-in-1 Laptop - 13-inch 3:2 3K (2880x1920) Touchscreen Display, Intel Core i7-1250U Processor, 16GB LPDDR4x RAM, 1TB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 11 Pro, Premium Support - Sky
By Dell
$1,599.99
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 (2022) | 13" Touch | Core i5 - 512GB SSD - 16GB RAM | 10 Cores @ 4.4 GHz - 12th Gen CPU Win 11 Pro (Renewed)
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 (2022) | 13" Touch | Core i5 - 512GB SSD - 16GB RAM | 10 Cores @ 4.4 GHz - 12th Gen CPU Win 11 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$1,360.99
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 (2022) | 13" Touch | Core i7 - 1TB SSD - 16GB RAM | 10 Cores @ 4.7 GHz - 12th Gen CPU Win 11 Pro (Renewed)
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 (2022) | 13" Touch | Core i7 - 1TB SSD - 16GB RAM | 10 Cores @ 4.7 GHz - 12th Gen CPU Win 11 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$1,569.99
2021 ROG Flow X13 Price
ASUS ROG Flow X13 Ultra Slim 2-in-1 Gaming Laptop, 13.4” 120Hz FHD+ Display, GeForce GTX 1650, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, 16GB LPDDR4X, 1TB PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 10 Home, GV301QH-DS96
ASUS ROG Flow X13 Ultra Slim 2-in-1 Gaming Laptop, 13.4” 120Hz FHD+ Display, GeForce GTX 1650, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, 16GB LPDDR4X, 1TB PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 10 Home, GV301QH-DS96
By ASUS
$1,119.00
$1,359.99 18% OFF
Asus ROG Flow X13 2-in-1 Gaming Laptop 13.4" WUXGA 120Hz 500nits IPS Touchscreen AMD 8-Core Ryzen 9 6900HS 16GB DDR5 512GB SSD GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 4GB Backlit Keyboard Win11 Black + HDMI Cable
Asus ROG Flow X13 2-in-1 Gaming Laptop 13.4" WUXGA 120Hz 500nits IPS Touchscreen AMD 8-Core Ryzen 9 6900HS 16GB DDR5 512GB SSD GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 4GB Backlit Keyboard Win11 Black + HDMI Cable
By Asus
$995.00
Asus ASUS ROG Flow 13.4'' Touchscreen Gaming Laptop - AMD Ryzen 9-16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti V4G Graphics - 1TB SSD - Off Black
Asus ASUS ROG Flow 13.4'' Touchscreen Gaming Laptop - AMD Ryzen 9-16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti V4G Graphics - 1TB SSD - Off Black
By ASUS
$965.00

Comparison Summary

Dell has released the XPS 13 9315 2-in-1, a 13-inch machine, in mid-2022. It is powered by up to 10-core Intel Core i7-1250U with a boost clock speed up to 4.70 GHz. The laptop has an integrated graphics option up to Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics (96 Execution Units, → 950 MHz).

On the other hand, we have the 13.4-inch ROG Flow X13 was introduced by ASUS about a year earlier in early-2021. It comes with up to an octa-core AMD Ryzen 9-5980HS with a boost clock speed up to 4.80 GHz. It has a dedicated GPU option up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 with 4GB GDDR6.

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

The Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 has a 13-inch display which is quite similar size to the 13.4-inch 2021 ROG Flow X13. In addition, The Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 weighs 1.6 lbs. about 79% lighter than the 2.87 lbs. 2021 ROG Flow X13. Moreover, measured at 11.63” x 7.85” x 0.55”, the Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 is considerably more portable than the 2021 ROG Flow X13 at 11.77” x 8.74” x 0.62”.

Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-12021 ROG Flow X13

There are only a Thunderbolt 4 port, a XPS Folio connector available on Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1. With that said, it has three ports and slots fewer than the 2021 ROG Flow X13 that has a ROG XG Mobile Interface, two USB-C ports, an HDMI port, a headphone jack, and a USB-A port.

Moving over to upgradability, you can't make any upgrades on both devices. All major components including memory and storage are soldered on to the motherboard. So make sure you get the specs that work best for your current and future workload.

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

Exterior

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 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 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
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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