Surface Laptop 3 (Late 2019) vs. Dell XPS 13 9380 (early 2019) – Detailed Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between early 2019 Dell XPS 13 (9380) and 2019 Surface Laptop 3 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Surface Laptop 3 vs. Dell XPS 13 9380

Surface Laptop 3 picture

Surface Laptop 3

Dell XPS 13 9380 picture

Dell XPS 13 9380

Key Features
What's new
  • Better performance It’s now 2.3x times faster than Surface Laptop 2.
  • New Size Now available in 15-inch with the same beautiful PixelSense display.
  • Now with USB-C It allows you to charge, transfer data, and output up to two [email protected] displays.
  • Better specs 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake processors, Intel Iris Plus G7 graphics, 3733 MHz LPDDR4x, WiFi-6, Bluetooth 5 Or AMD Ryzen with Radeon RX Vega graphics, 2400 MHz DDR4, WiFi-5, Bluetooth 5.
  • New keyboard finishes Now available in warm Alcantara and cool new metal.
  • New color Now available in Matte Black, Cobalt Blue, Platinum, and a new Sandstone.
  • More 20% larger trackpad, Fast Charging, Better repairability, Removable hard drive, Improved Windows Hello infrared (IR) camera, Dual far-field studio mics, improved keyboard, better OmniSonic speaker.Previous Model Surface Laptop 2
What's missing
  • Burgundy
    is no longer available
  • MiniDisplay port replaced with USB-C port
AvailabilitySurface Laptop 3Dell XPS 13 9380
Released20192019
Release Info
  • Introduced: October 2, 2019 (Microsoft October Event)
  • Pre-ordered: October 2, 2019
  • Released: October 22, 2019
  • Announced: CES - January 2019
Pricing
  • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5”) › Starting at 999$
  • Surface Laptop 3 (15”) › Starting at 1,199$
SoftwareSurface Laptop 3Dell XPS 13 9380
OS
  • For Consumer: Windows 10 Home
  • For Commercial: Windows 10 Pro
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Ubuntu
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trial
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
DisplaySurface Laptop 3Dell XPS 13 9380
Size13.5 Inches13.3 Inches
Info
  • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5”)
    • Resolution: 2256 x 1504 (3.4M Pixels)
    • Pixel Per Inch: 201
  • Surface Laptop 3 (15”)
    • Resolution: 2496 x 1664 (4.15M Pixels)
    • Pixel Per Inch: 201
  • 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
  • 13.3-inch FHD touchscreen
    1920 x 1080, 166 PPI, 60 Hz, 1500:1 contrast ratio, 400 nits luminance, 2.90 W power consumption, Anti-reflective, Touch support.
     
  • 13.3-inch FHD non-touchscreen
    1920 x 1080, 166 PPI, 60 Hz, 1500:1 contrast ratio, 400 nits luminance, 2.90 W power consumption, Anti-glare, Non-touch support.
     
  • 13.3-inch UHD touchscreen
    3840 x 2160, 331 PPI, 60 Hz, 1500:1 contrast ratio, 400 nits luminance, 5.41 W power consumption, Anti-reflective, Touch support.
Internal SpecsSurface Laptop 3Dell XPS 13 9380
Processor
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.20 → 3.70 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.30 → 3.90 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  • AMD Ryzen™ 5 3580U Microsoft Surface® Edition
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.10 → 3.70 GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 4MB L3 Cache, 15W
  • AMD Ryzen™ 7 3780U Microsoft Surface® Edition
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.30 → 4.00 GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 4MB L3 Cache, 15W
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-8145U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.10 → 3.90 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8265U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.60 → 3.90 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8565U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.80 → 4.60 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
Integrated Graphics
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G7
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    64 Execution Units, 300 → 1050 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
    64 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • AMD Ryzen™ 5 3580U Microsoft Surface® Edition
    Radeon™ Vega 9 Graphics
    9 Graphics Cores, 1300 MHz
  • AMD Ryzen™ 7 3780U Microsoft Surface® Edition
    Radeon™ RX Vega 11 Graphics
    11 Graphics Cores, 1400 MHz
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-8145U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1000 MHz
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8265U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8565U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
Memory
  • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5”)
    • 8GB 16GB
      3733 MHz LPDDR4X RAM
  • Surface Laptop 3 (15”)
    • 8GB 16GB
      2400 MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 4GB8GB16
    2133 MHz Dual-channel DDR3 SRAM.
Storage
128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB
Removable M.2 NVMe SSD
  • 128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB2 TB
    PCIe 3x4 NVMe SSD up to 32 Gbps.
ConnectivitySurface Laptop 3Dell XPS 13 9380
Wi-Fi
  • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5”) Wi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
  • Surface Laptop 3 (15”) Wi-Fi 5: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible.
  • Killer 1435-S WiFi
    Up to 867 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology
  • Bluetooth 4.2
BatterySurface Laptop 3Dell XPS 13 9380
Size45.8 Wh
  • 4-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 52 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 11.5 hours of typical device usage
  • Up to Up to 21 hours
* Tested on FHD panel
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
rated at 20 VDC/2.25A, 15 VDC/3A, 9 VDC/3A, 5VDC/3A.
ExteriorSurface Laptop 3Dell XPS 13 9380
Dimensions
  • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5”)
    12.1” x 8.8” x 0.57” (308 mm x 223 mm x 14.5 mm).
  • Surface Laptop 3 (15”)
    13.4” x 9.6” x 0.57” (339.5 mm x 244 mm x 14.69 mm).
11.88 x 7.84 x 0.30 - 0.46 in (301.76 x 199.24 x 7.80 - 11.63 mm)
Width: 11.88” (301.76 mm)
Depth: 7.84” (199.24 mm)
Height: 0.30 - 0.46” (7.80 - 11.63 mm)
Weight
  • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5”)
    • 2.84 lb (1,288 g)
      Sandstone and Matte Black
    • 2.79 lb (1,265 g)
      Cobalt Blue and Platinum
  • Surface Laptop 3 (15”)
    • 3.40 lb (1,542 g)
2.7 lbs - 2.81 lbs (1.23 kg - 1.27 kg)
Colors
  • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5”)
    • Metal
      Matte BlackSandstone
    • Alcantara
      Matte BlackPlatinum
  • Surface Laptop 3 (15”)
    • Metal
      Matte BlackPlatinum
  • Frost with Arctic white woven glass.
  • Rose Gold with Arctic white woven glass.
  • Platinum silver with black carbon fiber interior.
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard:
    • Full-size backlit keyboard with the 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.
  • Full-size backlit keyboard.
  • 4.13 x 2.36 in (105 mm x 60 mm) touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
Ports
  • 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
  • 1 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2
    Supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort.
  • 1 x Surface Connect™
    Supports charging and docking station.
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 3
    Supports Power Delivery & DisplayPort (4 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3).
  • 1 x USB Type-C 3.1
    Supports Power Delivery & DisplayPort
  • 1 x headset jack
  • 1 x microSD card reader
  • 1 x Wedge-shaped lock
Camera & AudioSurface Laptop 3Dell XPS 13 9380
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, 0.9 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
  • Infrared camera
    340 x 340 for Windows Hello authentication.
Audio
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • OmniSonic stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
  • Realtek ALC3271-CG with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • Two speakers (1W x 2 = 2W total)
  • 4 digital array microphones; Far Field Cortana Capable
MiscSurface Laptop 3Dell XPS 13 9380
InkingSupports Surface Pen
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in the power button​​
  • Ambient light sensor
Security
  • HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Windows Hello with Fingerprint Sign in
  • Windows Hello Facial Recognition
  • Noble lock slot
In the box
  • Surface Laptop 3
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
  • Commercial: Advanced Exchange warranty service with expedited device replacement
MoreSupports Surface Dial
Supports off-screen interaction only

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