Surface Laptop 4 13.5” vs. Dell XPS 13 9310

Here is a side by side comparison between Surface Laptop 4 13.5” and Dell XPS 13 9310 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Surface Laptop 4 13.5” vs. Dell XPS 13 9310

The 2021 Surface Laptop 4 13.5” features the 15W AMD Zen 2 Architecture 6-core AMD Ryzen 5-4680U Microsoft Surface Edition up to quad-core Intel Core i7-1185G7 with the boost speed up to 4.80 GHz. While the 2020 Dell XPS 13 9310 features the 28W 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.

If you are in the market looking for a laptop and don't know what's the difference between the 13.5″ Surface Laptop 4 13.5” (2021) and the 13.4″ Dell XPS 13 9310 (2020), we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

Surface Laptop 4 13.5” vs. Dell XPS 13 9310: Specs Comparison

Surface Laptop 4 13.5” image

Surface Laptop 4 13.5”

Dell XPS 13 9310 image

Dell XPS 13 9310

Key Features
What's new
  • Better performance - It’s now 70% faster than Surface Laptop 3.
  • New color - Now available in Matte Black, Platinum, Sandstone, and a new Ice Blue.
  • 11th Gen Intel or AMD 4000 processors - The 13.5-inch model now available in both AMD and Intel processors.
  • Longer Battery Life - Up to 19 hours on AMD Ryzen™ R5 models and 17 hours on Intel® Core™ i5 models.
  • Dolby Atmos® Audio - Deliver rich, full-range, and accurate spatial sound from its stereo Omnisonic speakers.
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.
AvailabilitySurface Laptop 4 13.5”Dell XPS 13 9310
Released20212020
Release Info
  • Introduced: April 13, 2021
  • Released: April 13, 2021
Pricing
  • $999.99
    AMD Ryzen 5 8GB 256GB Platinum Only
  • $1,199.99
    AMD Ryzen 5 16GB 256GB Platinum Only
  • $1,299.99
    Intel Core i5 8GB 512GB
  • $1,499.99
    Intel Core i5 16GB 512GB
  • $1,699.99
    Intel Core i7 16GB 512GB
  • $2,299.99
    Intel Core i7 32GB 1TB Matte Black Only
  • 999.99$ - 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
Surface Laptop 4 13.5” Price
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13.5” Touch-Screen – AMD Ryzen 5 Surface Edition - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model) - Platinum
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13.5” Touch-Screen – AMD Ryzen 5 Surface Edition - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model) - Platinum
By Microsoft
$988.00
Surface Laptop 4 13.5" Touchscreen Laptop Platinum, AMD 6-Core Ryzen 5 4680U (Beat i7-1065G7), 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Backlit, USB-C, Wi-Fi 6, Mytrix Digital Pen
Surface Laptop 4 13.5" Touchscreen Laptop Platinum, AMD 6-Core Ryzen 5 4680U (Beat i7-1065G7), 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Backlit, USB-C, Wi-Fi 6, Mytrix Digital Pen
By Microsoft
$1,109.99
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13.5" Intel i5-1135G7 8GB, 512GB SSD Touch Bundle with Victorinox Laptop Backpack with Bottle Opener, Black and Wacom KP13300D Ballpoint Pen
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13.5" Intel i5-1135G7 8GB, 512GB SSD Touch Bundle with Victorinox Laptop Backpack with Bottle Opener, Black and Wacom KP13300D Ballpoint Pen
By Microsoft
$1,269.00
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
$1,479.98
Was: $1,659.99
Dell XPS 13 9310 Touchscreen 13.4 inch FHD Thin and Light Laptop - Intel Core i7-1185G7, 16GB LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 2Yr OnSite, 6 months Dell Migrate, Windows 10 Pro - Silver
Dell XPS 13 9310 Touchscreen 13.4 inch FHD Thin and Light Laptop - Intel Core i7-1185G7, 16GB LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 2Yr OnSite, 6 months Dell Migrate, Windows 10 Pro - Silver
By Dell
$1,629.99
Dell XPS 13 (9310), 13.4- inch FHD+ Touch Laptop - Intel Core i7-1185G7, 16GB LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB SSD, Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Pro - Platinum Silver (Latest Model) (Renewed)
Dell XPS 13 (9310), 13.4- inch FHD+ Touch Laptop - Intel Core i7-1185G7, 16GB LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB SSD, Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Pro - Platinum Silver (Latest Model) (Renewed)
By Dell
$1,299.99
DisplaySurface Laptop 4 13.5”Dell XPS 13 9310
Size13.5 Inches13.4 Inches
Info
  • Resolution: 2256 x 1504 (201 PPI)
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
  • 10nm Oleophobic Coating
  • 100% sRGB color, individually calibrated
  • 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.
ExteriorSurface Laptop 4 13.5”Dell XPS 13 9310
Size Comparison
Dimensions12.1” x 8.8” x 0.57” (308 mm x 223 mm x 14.5 mm)11.64” x 7.82” x 0.58” (295.65 x 198.68 x 14.8mm)
Weight
  • 2.84 lb (1,288 g)
    Sandstone and Matte Black
  • 2.79 lb (1,265 g)
    Cobalt Blue and Platinum
  • 2.64 lbs (1.20 kg)
    Non-touch models.
  • 2.80 lbs (1.27 kg)
    Touch models.
Colors
  • Metal
    Matte BlackSandstone
  • Alcantara
    Ice BluePlatinum
  • Platinum silver exterior, black interior
  • Frost exterior, arctic white interior
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard:
    • Full-size backlit keyboard with a soft-touch feel and full 1.3mm travel.
    • Large palm rest with premium Alcantara® material for maximized typing comfort.
  • Trackpad:
    • Larger size 115 mm x 76.66 mm, glass.
    • Supports up to Five-finger multitouch gesture.
  • 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.
Ports
  • 1 x Full-size USB 3.2 Gen 2
  • 1 x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2
    Supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort.
  • 1 x Surface Connect™ +
    Supports charging and docking station.
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 2 x USB Type-C with Thunderbolt™ 4
    Supports Power Delivery & DisplayPort.
  • 1 x headset jack
  • 1 x microSD card reader
Internal SpecsSurface Laptop 4 13.5”Dell XPS 13 9310
Processor
  • AMD Ryzen™ 5 4680U Microsoft Surface® Edition
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.10 → 4.00 GHz, 3MB L2 Cache, 8MB L3 Cache, 15W
  • AMD Ryzen™ 7 4980U Microsoft Surface® Edition
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.00 → 4.40 GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 8MB L3 Cache, 15W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.40 → 4.20 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 28W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1145G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.60 → 4.40 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 28W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 3.00 → 4.80 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 28W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4
    2 cores, 4 threads, 3.00 → 4.10 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 28W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.40 → 4.20 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 28W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.80 → 4.70 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 28W
Integrated Graphics
  • AMD Ryzen™ 5 4680U Microsoft Surface® Edition
    AMD Radeon™ Graphics
    7 Graphics Cores,
  • AMD Ryzen™ 7 4980U Microsoft Surface® Edition
    AMD Radeon™ Graphics
    8 Graphics Cores,
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1145G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1350 MHz
  • 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
Memory
8GB 16GB 32GB
4266 MHz LPDDR4X RAM
  • 8 GB16 GB 32 GB
    4267 MHz LPDDR4X Memory On-board
Storage
256 GB512 GB1 TB
Removable M.2 NVMe SSD
  • 256 GB512 GB1TB2TB
    M.2 2280 PCIe® 3x4 NVMe™ SSD, Up to 32 Gbps.
ConnectivitySurface Laptop 4 13.5”Dell XPS 13 9310
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
  • 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)
BluetoothBluetooth Wireless 5.0 technologyBluetooth 5.1
BatterySurface Laptop 4 13.5”Dell XPS 13 9310
Size45.8 Wh52 Wh (4-cell smart lithium-ion)
Battery Life
  • Up to 19 hours of typical device usage
    AMD™ Ryzen™ 5 models.
  • Up to 17 hours of typical device usage
    Intel® Core™ i5 models.
  • 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.
Power Supply
  • 60W power supply with USB-A (5W) (65W total)
  • Supports Fast Charge (0-80% in about one hour)
45 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
20 VDC/2.25A, 15 VDC/3A, 9 VDC/3A, 5VDC/3A
SoftwareSurface Laptop 4 13.5”Dell XPS 13 9310
OS
  • For Consumer: Windows 10 Home
  • For Commercial: Windows 10 Pro
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trial
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
Camera & AudioSurface Laptop 4 13.5”Dell XPS 13 9310
Camera
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 720p HD front-facing video 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)
Audio
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • OmniSonic stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos®
  • 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
MiscSurface Laptop 4 13.5”Dell XPS 13 9310
InkingSupports Surface Pen
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
Security
  • HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Secured-Core PC
    For Surface Laptop 4 powered by AMD RyzenTM Microsoft Surface Edition
  • Windows enhanced hardware security
    For Surface Laptop 4 powered by 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors
  • Windows Hello Facial Recognition
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Wedge-shaped lock
In the box
  • Surface Laptop 4 13.5”
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
  • Surface for Business customers: Includes Advanced Exchange, an expedited replacement service, at no additional cost
MoreSupports Surface Dial
Supports off-screen interaction only
Surface Laptop 4 13.5” Price
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13.5” Touch-Screen – AMD Ryzen 5 Surface Edition - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model) - Platinum
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13.5” Touch-Screen – AMD Ryzen 5 Surface Edition - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model) - Platinum
By Microsoft
$988.00
Surface Laptop 4 13.5" Touchscreen Laptop Platinum, AMD 6-Core Ryzen 5 4680U (Beat i7-1065G7), 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Backlit, USB-C, Wi-Fi 6, Mytrix Digital Pen
Surface Laptop 4 13.5" Touchscreen Laptop Platinum, AMD 6-Core Ryzen 5 4680U (Beat i7-1065G7), 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Backlit, USB-C, Wi-Fi 6, Mytrix Digital Pen
By Microsoft
$1,109.99
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13.5" Intel i5-1135G7 8GB, 512GB SSD Touch Bundle with Victorinox Laptop Backpack with Bottle Opener, Black and Wacom KP13300D Ballpoint Pen
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13.5" Intel i5-1135G7 8GB, 512GB SSD Touch Bundle with Victorinox Laptop Backpack with Bottle Opener, Black and Wacom KP13300D Ballpoint Pen
By Microsoft
$1,269.00
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
$1,479.98
Was: $1,659.99
Dell XPS 13 9310 Touchscreen 13.4 inch FHD Thin and Light Laptop - Intel Core i7-1185G7, 16GB LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 2Yr OnSite, 6 months Dell Migrate, Windows 10 Pro - Silver
Dell XPS 13 9310 Touchscreen 13.4 inch FHD Thin and Light Laptop - Intel Core i7-1185G7, 16GB LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 2Yr OnSite, 6 months Dell Migrate, Windows 10 Pro - Silver
By Dell
$1,629.99
Dell XPS 13 (9310), 13.4- inch FHD+ Touch Laptop - Intel Core i7-1185G7, 16GB LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB SSD, Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Pro - Platinum Silver (Latest Model) (Renewed)
Dell XPS 13 (9310), 13.4- inch FHD+ Touch Laptop - Intel Core i7-1185G7, 16GB LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB SSD, Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Pro - Platinum Silver (Latest Model) (Renewed)
By Dell
$1,299.99

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