Surface Laptop Studio vs. Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1

Here is a side by side comparison between Surface Laptop Studio and Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Surface Laptop Studio image

Surface Laptop Studio

Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1 image

Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1

Key FeaturesSurface Laptop StudioDell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1
At Glance
Released in Late
2021
3:2 2.4K
14.4”
2400p 60~120Hz
Weight
3.83 lb
1.74 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-11370H
4C/8T, 3.30 → 4.80 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,397
Single Core
Geekbench 5
4,864
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, 400 → 1350 MHz
Configurable up to
32GB
4267 MHz LPDDR4X
Surface Laptop Studio Ports
Up to NVIDIA GeForce
RTX 3050 Ti 
4GB GDDR6
Released in
2020
16:10 4K UHD+
13.4”
2400p 60Hz
Weight
2.9 lb
1.32 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
32GB
4267 MHz LPDDR4X
Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1 Ports
AvailabilitySurface Laptop StudioDell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1
Released20212020
Release Info
  • Introduced: September 22, 2021
  • Pre-ordered: September 22, 2021
  • Released: October 5, 2021
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Pricing
  • $1,599.99
    i5-11300H 16GB 256GB Intel Iris Xe
  • $1,799.99
    i5-11300H 16GB 512GB Intel Iris Xe
  • $2,099.99
    i7-11370H 16GB 256GB RTX 3050 Ti
  • $2,699.99
    i7-11370H 16GB 1TB RTX 3050 Ti
  • $3,099.99
    i7-11370H 32GB 2TB RTX 3050 Ti
  • 1,099.99$ - Intel Core i3 | 8GB | 256 GB | FHD+ Touch
  • 1,299.99$ - Intel Core i5 | 8GB | 256 GB | FHD+ Touch
  • 1,949.99$ - Intel Core i7 | 16GB | 512 GB | UHD+ Touch
Generations-
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Price
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio - 14.4" Touchscreen - Intel® Core™ i7 - 32GB Memory - 1TB SSD - Platinum
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio - 14.4" Touchscreen - Intel® Core™ i7 - 32GB Memory - 1TB SSD - Platinum
By Microsoft
$2,199.99
Was: $2,699.99
Microsoft Surface Studio (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB) (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Studio (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB) (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$4,027.64
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (Intel Core i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB) - Newest Version (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (Intel Core i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB) - Newest Version (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$4,408.59
Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1 Price
Dell 9310 XPS 2 in 1 Convertible, 13.4 Inch FHD+ Touchscreen Laptop, Intel Core i7-1165G7, 32GB 4267MHz LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Home - Platinum Silver
Dell 9310 XPS 2 in 1 Convertible, 13.4 Inch FHD+ Touchscreen Laptop, Intel Core i7-1165G7, 32GB 4267MHz LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Home - Platinum Silver
By Dell
$1,862.99
Was: $2,199.00
Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1 (2020) | 13.4" FHD+ Touch | Core i7 - 512GB SSD - 16GB RAM | 4 Cores @ 4.7 GHz - 11th Gen CPU (Renewed)
Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1 (2020) | 13.4" FHD+ Touch | Core i7 - 512GB SSD - 16GB RAM | 4 Cores @ 4.7 GHz - 11th Gen CPU (Renewed)
By Dell
$1,209.63
Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1 (2020) | 13.4" 4K Touch | Core i7 - 512GB SSD - 32GB RAM | 4 Cores @ 4.7 GHz - 11th Gen CPU Win 10 Pro
Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1 (2020) | 13.4" 4K Touch | Core i7 - 512GB SSD - 32GB RAM | 4 Cores @ 4.7 GHz - 11th Gen CPU Win 10 Pro
By Dell
$1,883.61
ExteriorSurface Laptop StudioDell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1
Size Comparison
Surface Laptop StudioDell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1
Dimensions12.72” x 8.98” x 0.746” (323.28 mm x 228.32 mm x 18.94 mm)11.69” x 8.15” x 0.56” (297 x 207 x 14.35 mm)
Weight
  • 3.83 lb (1,742.9 grams)
    Intel Core i5 models.
  • 4.00 lb (1,820.2 grams)
    Intel Core i7 models.
Starting at 2.9 lbs (1.32 kg)
Colors
Platinum
Casing: Magnesium and Aluminum
  • Platinum silver exterior, black interior
  • Frost exterior, arctic white interior
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12)
    • Windows key and dedicated buttons for media controls, screen brightness
    • Backlight.
  • Precision Haptic touchpad:
    • Largest surface touchpad to date.
    • Supports up to Five-finger multitouch gestures.
  • Keyboard
    • Black English Backlit Keyboard with Fingerprint Reader
  • Touchpad
    • 4.41 x 2.63 in (112 mm x 66.70 mm) touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
DisplaySurface Laptop StudioDell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1
Size14.4 Inches13.4 Inches
Info
  • 14.4” PixelSense™ Flow Display
  • Resolution: 2400 x 1600 (201 PPI)
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Contrast ratio: 1500:1
  • Refresh rate: 120Hz
    60Hz default.
  • Inking: GPU Ink Acceleration
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
  • Dolby Vision® support
  • 13.4-inch FHD+ touchscreen
    1920 x 1200, 169 PPI, 60 Hz, 1200:1, 100% sRGB, 450 nits, 2.89 W, Anti-reflective, Touch support.
  • 13.4-inch 4K UHD+ touchscreen
    3840 x 2400, 338 PPI, 60 Hz, 1200:1, 90% DCI-P3, 100% sRGB, 450 nits, 6.18 W, Anti-reflective, Touch support.
PortsSurface Laptop StudioDell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1
Surface Laptop Studio Ports
Surface Laptop Studio Ports
Image Source: Microsoft
Left (2)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Power Delivery
Right (2)
  • 1 x Surface Connect+
    Magnet Charging, Surface Dock
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1 Ports
Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1 Ports
Image Source: Dell
  • 2 x USB Type-C with Thunderbolt™ 4
    Supports Power Delivery & DisplayPort.
  • 1 x headset jack
  • 1 x microSD card reader
Internal SpecsSurface Laptop StudioDell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1
Processor
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11300H
    4 cores, 8 threads, 3.10 → 4.40 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 35W
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11370H
    4 cores, 8 threads, 3.30 → 4.80 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 35W
  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
Geekbench 5 Single Core
Surface Laptop Studio1
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11300H1,28692.05%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11370H1,397100.00%
Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-11
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G41,16383.25%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G71,19585.54%
3
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G71,37498.35%
01,397
Geekbench 5 Multi Core
Surface Laptop Studio1
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11300H4,44191.30%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11370H4,864100.00%
Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-11
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G42,44550.27%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G73,98081.83%
3
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G74,48792.25%
04,864
Integrated Graphics
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11300H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11370H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1350 MHz
  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
Memory
16GB 32GB
4267 MHz LPDDR4X RAM
  • 8 GB 16 GB 32 GB
    4267 MHz LPDDR4x Memory On-board
Discrete Graphics
  • Optional NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti  with 4GB GDDR6
    For Consumer.
  • Optional NVIDIA® RTX™ A2000 with 4GB GDDR6
    For Business.
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Storage
256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Removable M.2 NVMe SSD
  • 256 GB 512 GB 1TB 2TB
    M.2 2280 PCIe® 3x4 NVMe™ SSD, Up to 32 Gbps.
ConnectivitySurface Laptop StudioDell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
  • 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).
  • Intel AX201
    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)
BluetoothBluetooth Wireless 5.1 technologyBluetooth 5.1
BatterySurface Laptop StudioDell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1
Size
  • 58.0 Wh
    Nominal battery capacity.
  • 56.3 Wh
    Minimum battery capacity.
51 Wh (4-cell smart lithium-ion)
Battery Life
  • Up to 19 hours of typical device usage
    Intel Core i5 models.
  • Up to 18 hours of typical device usage
    Intel Core i7 models.
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Power Supply
  • 60W power supply
    Intel Core i5 models.
  • 95W power supply
    Intel Core i7 models.
45 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
20 VDC/2.25A, 15 VDC/3A, 9 VDC/3A, 5VDC/3A
SoftwareSurface Laptop StudioDell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1
OS
  • For Consumer: Windows 11 Home
  • For Commercial: Windows 11 Pro
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro
Upgradable to Windows 11
Built-in Apps
  • Preloaded Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Microsoft 365 Family 30-day trial
  • Preloaded Xbox app
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate one month trial
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
Camera & AudioSurface Laptop StudioDell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1
Camera
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 1080p resolution front-facing 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
  • Quad Omnisonic™ speakers with Dolby Atmos®
  • Realtek ALC3281-CG with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • Stereo speakers professionally tuned with Waves MaxxAudio® Pro
  • 2W x 2 = 4W total
  • Dual microphone array
MiscSurface Laptop StudioDell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1
Inking
  • Supports Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP)
    4096 levels of pressure Tilt sensing Best in class latency Paper feel 0.1mm precision
  • Supports Tactile signals with Surface Slim Pen 2
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Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Ambient light sensor
Security
  • Hardware TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security and BitLocker support
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Windows enhanced hardware security
  • Windows Hello Facial Recognition
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Wedge-shaped lock
In the box
  • Surface Laptop Studio
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
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Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
  • Surface for Business customers: Includes Advanced Exchange, an expedited replacement service, at no additional cost
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MoreSupports Surface Dial
Supports off-screen interaction only.
Hinge
Dynamic Woven Hinge made of woven fabric with embedded cables that can bend 180 degrees.
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Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Price
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio - 14.4" Touchscreen - Intel® Core™ i7 - 32GB Memory - 1TB SSD - Platinum
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio - 14.4" Touchscreen - Intel® Core™ i7 - 32GB Memory - 1TB SSD - Platinum
By Microsoft
$2,199.99
Was: $2,699.99
Microsoft Surface Studio (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB) (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Studio (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB) (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$4,027.64
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (Intel Core i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB) - Newest Version (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (Intel Core i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB) - Newest Version (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$4,408.59
Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1 Price
Dell 9310 XPS 2 in 1 Convertible, 13.4 Inch FHD+ Touchscreen Laptop, Intel Core i7-1165G7, 32GB 4267MHz LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Home - Platinum Silver
Dell 9310 XPS 2 in 1 Convertible, 13.4 Inch FHD+ Touchscreen Laptop, Intel Core i7-1165G7, 32GB 4267MHz LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Home - Platinum Silver
By Dell
$1,862.99
Was: $2,199.00
Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1 (2020) | 13.4" FHD+ Touch | Core i7 - 512GB SSD - 16GB RAM | 4 Cores @ 4.7 GHz - 11th Gen CPU (Renewed)
Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1 (2020) | 13.4" FHD+ Touch | Core i7 - 512GB SSD - 16GB RAM | 4 Cores @ 4.7 GHz - 11th Gen CPU (Renewed)
By Dell
$1,209.63
Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1 (2020) | 13.4" 4K Touch | Core i7 - 512GB SSD - 32GB RAM | 4 Cores @ 4.7 GHz - 11th Gen CPU Win 10 Pro
Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1 (2020) | 13.4" 4K Touch | Core i7 - 512GB SSD - 32GB RAM | 4 Cores @ 4.7 GHz - 11th Gen CPU Win 10 Pro
By Dell
$1,883.61

Surface Laptop Studio vs. Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1: Comparison Review

Here is our comparison review between Surface Laptop Studio and Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1.

Surface Laptop Studio vs. Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1

Microsoft has released the Surface Laptop Studio, a 14.4-inch machine, in late-2021. It is powered by up to a quad-core Intel Core i7-11370H with a boost clock speed up to 4.80 GHz. The laptop has a dedicated GPU option up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti  with 4GB GDDR6.

On the other hand, we have the 13.4-inch XPS 13 9310 2-in-1 was introduced by Dell about a year earlier in 2020. It comes with up to a quad-core Intel Core i7-1165G7 with a boost clock speed up to 4.70 GHz. It has an integrated graphics option up to Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics (96 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz).

The Surface Laptop Studio has a 14.4-inch display which is slightly larger than the 13.4-inch Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1. In addition, the Surface Laptop Studio weighs 3.83 lbs. about 32% heavier than the 2.9 lbs. Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1. Moreover, measured at 12.72” x 8.98” x 0.746”, the Surface Laptop Studio is much bulkier than the Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1 at 11.69” x 8.15” x 0.56”.

Moving over to upgradability, Microsoft claims that the Surface Laptop Studio supports up to 32GB 4267 MHz LPDDR4X memory. However, it has an onboard memory module that is not upgradable by the users. Fortunately, it comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that users can replace and upgrade in the future.

For Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1, it supports up to 32GB 4267 MHz LPDDR4X memory. Like Surface Laptop Studio, it has an onboard memory module that is not upgradable by the users. Luckily, it has a single removable M.2 SSD slot that users can replace or upgrade when needed.

Here are some notable new features we found on the Surface Laptop Studio.

  • New Surface Design - Another versatile design that allows switching between laptop mode, stage mode, and studio mode. The new design also packs all of its processing components in the base for a better cooling solution.
  • 14.4” 120Hz PixelSense™ Flow Display - It offers a much smoother drawing and browsing experience, Dolby Vision® support, and adjustable brightness from 2 nits up to 500 nits.
  • 11th Gen Intel® Tiger Lake H35 Processors - First for Surface uses a powerful 35W TDP processor with integrated Intel Iris Xe G7 graphics and up to 32GB of 4267 MHz LPDDR4x memory.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti or A2000 Graphics - Experience the latest feature set from NVIDIA's 2nd gen RTX architecture for the best gaming experience, and to accelerate your design, animate, and render tasks.
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 - Supports USB 4.0, 40Gbps transfer speed, DisplayPort, Power Delivery, Docking, and external GPU.
  • Fully Supports Surface Slim Pen 2 - Surface Laptop Studio supports new tactile signals for natural inking feels and included slim pen storage with built-in wireless charging.
  • Quad Omnisonic™ Speakers - First for Surface to include 4 speakers in a laptop that supports Dolby Atmos and Adaptive Equalization to deliver a rich spatial sound and best sound experience for different modes.
  • Precision Haptic Touchpad - It's the largest touchpad for Surface that is super responsive and lets you click anywhere with customizable haptic feedback.
  • More
    Up to 2TB SDD Supports DirectX 12 Ultimate Wi-Fi 6 Bluetooth 5.1 Fast Charging Preloaded with Windows 11
Here are some noticeable downsides of Surface Laptop Studio:
  • No SDXC card slot
  • No Full-size USB-A port

For Dell XPS 13 9310 2-in-1, there are also some outstanding new features that we want to point out as well including:

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 2-in-1 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.

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