Dell XPS 13 9305 specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2021 Dell XPS 13 9305 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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Dell XPS 13 9305

Dell XPS 13 9305 Price
Dell XPS 13 9305 Laptop - 13.3-inch FHD (1920x1080) Display, Intel Core i7-1165G7, 16GB LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Killer Wi-Fi 6 with Service, Windows 11 Home - Silver
Dell XPS 13 9305 Laptop - 13.3-inch FHD (1920x1080) Display, Intel Core i7-1165G7, 16GB LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Killer Wi-Fi 6 with Service, Windows 11 Home - Silver
By Dell
$1,100.00
Dell XPS 13 9305 Laptop (2020) | 13.3" FHD Touch | Core i5 - 512GB SSD - 8GB RAM | 4 Cores @ 4.2 GHz - 11th Gen CPU Win 11 Home (Renewed)
Dell XPS 13 9305 Laptop (2020) | 13.3" FHD Touch | Core i5 - 512GB SSD - 8GB RAM | 4 Cores @ 4.2 GHz - 11th Gen CPU Win 11 Home (Renewed)
By Dell
$543.00
Dell XPS 9305 Laptop PC 13.3 inch FHD Laptop Notebook PC, Intel Core i7-1165G7 Processor, 16GB Ram, 512GB NVMe SSD, Webcam, Thunderbolt, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell XPS 9305 Laptop PC 13.3 inch FHD Laptop Notebook PC, Intel Core i7-1165G7 Processor, 16GB Ram, 512GB NVMe SSD, Webcam, Thunderbolt, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$599.99
Dell AC Adapter For XPS 13 (9305)
Dell AC Adapter For XPS 13 (9305)
By Dell
$22.00
$59.99 63% OFF
Dell Laptop Charger 65W Watt USB Type C AC Power Adapter WMDHR CJG9W T3JDJ 723JG Include 3FT Power Cord for Dell XPS 12,XPS 13 9320 9305 9310 9315 2in1
Dell Laptop Charger 65W Watt USB Type C AC Power Adapter WMDHR CJG9W T3JDJ 723JG Include 3FT Power Cord for Dell XPS 12,XPS 13 9320 9305 9310 9315 2in1
By Dell
$29.99

Exterior

Dell XPS 13 9305
Dimensions11.88 x 7.84 x 0.31 - 0.46 in (301.76 x 199.24 x 7.80 - 11.63mm)
Weight2.84 lbs (1.29 kg)
ColorsPlatinum silver with black carbon fiber interior
Keyboard and Trackpad
  •  Full-size backlit keyboard.
  • 4.13 x 2.36 in (105 mm x 60 mm) touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.

Display

Dell XPS 13 9305
Size13.3 Inches
Info
  • 13.3-inch FHD
    1920 x 1080 166 PPI 60Hz 1000:1 400 nits 100% sRGB 2.90 W Anti-glare Non-touch
  • 13.3-inch FHD touchscreen 
    1920 x 1080 166 PPI 60Hz 1000:1 400 nits 100% sRGB 2.90 W Anti-glare Anti-reflective Touch support
  • 13.3-inch 4K UHD touchscreen 
    3840 x 2160 331 PPI 60Hz 1000:1 400 nits 100% sRGB 5.41 W Anti-glare Anti-reflective Touch support

Ports

Dell XPS 13 9305
Ports
Dell XPS 13 9305 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Left (3)
  • 1 x lock slot
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, DisplayPort, Power Delivery
Right (3)
  • 1 x microSD card slot
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort, Power Delivery
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone

Internal Specs

Dell XPS 13 9305
Processor
  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

Dell XPS 13 93051
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G41,16384.64%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G71,19586.97%
3
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G71,374100.00%
01,374

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Dell XPS 13 93051
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G42,44554.49%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G73,98088.70%
3
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G74,487100.00%
04,487
Integrated Graphics
  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
8GB 16GB
4267 MHz Dual-channel LPDDR4x SDRAM
Storage
256 GB 512 GB 1 TB 2 TB
M.2 2280 PCIe® 3x4 NVMe™ SSD, Up to 32 Gbps.

Connectivity

Dell XPS 13 9305
Wi-FiRivet Killer AX1650W
Up to 2400 Mbps Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz WiFi-6 (802.11ax)
BluetoothRivet Killer AX1650W › Bluetooth 5.1

Battery

Dell XPS 13 9305
Size52 Wh 
4-cell smart lithium-ion
Battery LifeUp to 12 hours on FHD panel
Power Supply45 W USB (Type-C) power adapter 
20 VDC/2.25A, 15 VDC/3A, 9 VDC/3A, 5VDC/3A

Software

Dell XPS 13 9305
OS
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro
Upgradable to Windows 11
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription

Camera & Audio

Dell XPS 13 9305
CameraFront-facing camera
Top-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
Audio
  • Realtek ALC3271-CG with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • Two speakers (2.5W x 2 = 4W peak)
  •  4 digital array microphones

Misc

Dell XPS 13 9305
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in the power button
Security
  • Windows Hello with Fingerprint Sign in
  • Wedge-shaped lock

Key Features

Dell XPS 13 9305
At Glance
Released in Early
2021
16:9 4K UHD
13.3”
2160p 60Hz
Weight
2.84 lb
1.29 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
16GB
4267 MHz LPDDR4X
Dell XPS 13 9305 Ports

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Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about Dell XPS 13 9305.

Supports Windows 11

Dell XPS 13 9305 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsDell XPS 13 9305
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i3-1115G4 → Intel Core i7-1165G7
4GB RAM8GB → 16GB
64GB Drive256GB → 2TB
2 Cores CPU2 → 4 cores
Great battery life of up to 12-hours

According to Dell, the Dell XPS 13 9305 lasts up to 12 hours of battery life.

Up to 12 hours on FHD panel
Upgradable storage

Dell XPS 13 9305 comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that you can replace and upgrade in the future. Learn more

Storage SlotsDell XPS 13 9305
M.2x1

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Dell XPS 13 9305.

Non-upgradable memory

The memory on Dell XPS 13 9305 is soldered to the motherboard, and there is no additional RAM slot for expansion. Since you can't change or add more RAM after you buy, you want to make sure you pick the configuration with the right amount of memory at the initial purchase. Learn more

MemoryDell XPS 13 9305
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeLPDDR4X
Speed4267 MHz

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

Has two more ports and slots

Dell XPS 13 9305 has more ports and slots count than the Dell XPS 13 9310. It has six versus four amount of ports and slots on the Dell XPS 13 9310.

PortsDell XPS 13 9305Dell XPS 13 9310
headphone jackYesYes
lock slotYesNo
microSD card slotYesYes
Thunderbolt 4Yes x2Yes x2
USB-CYesNo
Total64
Slightly more versatile connectivity

Dell XPS 13 9305 has better versatile I/O connectivity than the Dell XPS 13 9310. It has four versus three commonly used ports and slots on the Dell XPS 13 9310.

PortsDell XPS 13 9305Dell XPS 13 9310
headphone jackYesYes
microSD card slotYesYes
Thunderbolt 4YesYes
USB-CYesNo

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

Supports smaller memory

Dell XPS 13 9305 supports a smaller memory capacity than the Dell XPS 13 9310. It only supports up to 16GB versus 32GB of system memory on the Dell XPS 13 9310.

Max system memory size
Dell XPS 13 9310
32 GB
Dell XPS 13 9305
16 GB
About 8% heavier

Dell XPS 13 9305 weighed 2.84 pounds, 8% heavier than the 2.64 pounds Dell XPS 13 9310.

WeightDell XPS 13 9305Dell XPS 13 9310
Pound
2.84 lbs.
2.64 lbs.
Kilogram
1.29 kg
1.20 kg