Dell XPS 13 9380 vs. Surface Book 2 – Full Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between 2019 Dell XPS 13 (9380) and 2017 Surface Book 2 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Laptop Comparison

Dell XPS 13 9380 picture

Dell XPS 13 9380

Key Features
What's new
  • Performance Info
    • Up to 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U (4-Core, up to 4.20Ghz w/Turbo Boost)
    • Up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
    • Up to 1TB SSD
    • Up to 16GB (1866Mhz LPDDR3 RAM)
    • Up to 17 hours of battery life
  • New Size Now available in 15-inch with the same beautiful PixelSense display.
  • Better Performance Surface Book 2 has up to 5 times more graphics performance than the original Surface Book.
  • Longer Battery Life Lasts up to 17 hours.
  • USB-C Allows you to charge, transfer data, and video out.
  • More Features
    • Updated hinge design for reducing screen wobbling.
    • Supports the latest Surface Pen with 4096 levels of pressure.
    • Supports Surface Dial on-screen interaction.
    • Xbox Wireless built-in (15-inch only).
What's missing
  • MiniDisplay port replaced with a USB-C port
AvailabilityDell XPS 13 9380Surface Book 2
Released20192017
Release Info
  • Announced: CES - January 2019
  • Introduced: October 17, 2017
  • Pre-ordered: November 9, 2017
  • Released: November 16, 2017
Pricing
  • Surface Book 2 13.5”: Starting at 1,149$
  • Surface Book 2 15”: Starting at 1,999$
SoftwareDell XPS 13 9380Surface Book 2
OS
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Ubuntu
Windows 10 Pro (Creators Update)
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
Microsoft Office 365 30-days trial
DisplayDell XPS 13 9380Surface Book 2
Size13.3 Inches13.5 Inches
Info
  • 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.
  • Surface Book 2 13.5”
    • Display Resolution: 3000 x 2000 (6M Pixels)
    • Display Density: 267 PPI
  • Surface Book 2 15”
    • Display Resolution: 3240 x 2160 (7M Pixels)
    • Display Density: 260 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Contrast ratio: 1600:1
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
Internal SpecsDell XPS 13 9380Surface Book 2
Processor
  • 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
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.60 → 3.50 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.70 → 3.60 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.90 → 4.20 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
Integrated Graphics
  • 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
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
    Intel® HD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
Discrete Graphics
  • Surface Book 2 13.5”
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050
      Pascal Architecture, 2GB GDDR5 128-bit, 1354 → 1493 MHz, 640 CUDA Cores.
  • Surface Book 2 15”
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060
      Pascal Architecture, 6GB GDDR5 192-bit, 1404 → 1670 MHz, 1280 CUDA Cores.
Memory
  • 4GB8GB16
    2133 MHz Dual-channel DDR3 SRAM.
8GB 16GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
  • 128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB2 TB
    PCIe 3x4 NVMe SSD up to 32 Gbps.
128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB
PCIe SSD
ConnectivityDell XPS 13 9380Surface Book 2
Wi-Fi
  • Killer 1435-S WiFi
    Up to 867 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.
  • Wi-Fi 5: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology
  • Surface Book 2 15” Only: Xbox Wireless built-in
BatteryDell XPS 13 9380Surface Book 2
Size
  • 4-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 52 Wh
  • Surface Book 2 13.5” (Core i5)
    Total: 69Wh
    Clipboard: 18Wh
    Base: 51Wh
  • Surface Book 2 13.5” (Core i7)
    Total: 75.3Wh
    Clipboard: 18Wh
    Base: 57.3Wh
  • Surface Book 2 15”
    Total: 90Wh
    Clipboard: 23Wh
    Base: 67Wh
Battery Life
  • Up to Up to 21 hours
* Tested on FHD panel
  • Up to 17 hours of video playback
  • Up to 5 hours in tablet mode
Power Supply45 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
rated at 20 VDC/2.25A, 15 VDC/3A, 9 VDC/3A, 5VDC/3A.
  • Surface Book 2 13.5” (Core i5)
    44W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port.
  • Surface Book 2 13.5” (Core i7)
    100W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port.
  • Surface Book 2 15”
    102W power supply with USB-A 7.5W) charging port.
ExteriorDell XPS 13 9380Surface Book 2
Dimensions11.88 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)
  • Surface Book 2 13.5” (Core i5)
    12.3” x 9.1” x 0.51”-0.90” (312 mm x 232 mm x 13 mm-23 mm).
  • Surface Book 2 13.5” (Core i7)
    12.3” x 9.14” x 0.59”-0.90” (312 mm x 232 mm x 15 mm-23 mm).
  • Surface Book 2 15”
    13.5” x 9.87” x 0.57”-0.90” (343 mm x 251 mm x 15 mm-23 mm).
Weight2.7 lbs - 2.81 lbs (1.23 kg - 1.27 kg)
  • Surface Book 2 13.5” (Core i5)
    • Total: 3.38 lbs (1,533 g)
    • Tablet: 1.59 lbs (719 g)
  • Surface Book 2 13.5” (Core i7)
    • Total: 3.62 lbs (1,642 g)
    • Tablet: 1.59 lbs (719 g)
  • Surface Book 2 15”
    • Total: 4.20 lbs (1,905 g)
    • Tablet: 1.80 lbs (817 g)
Colors
  • Frost with Arctic white woven glass.
  • Rose Gold with Arctic white woven glass.
  • Platinum silver with black carbon fiber interior.
Platinum
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Full-size backlit keyboard.
  • 4.13 x 2.36 in (105 mm x 60 mm) touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
  • Keyboard:
    • Full-size mechanical backlit keyset with 1.55mm travel.
    • Mechanical friction attaches the Clipboard to the keyboard.
  • Trackpad:
    • Larger size 105 mm x 70 mm, glass.
    • Supports up to Five-finger multitouch gesture.
Ports
  • 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
  • 2 x Full-size USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • 1 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1
    Supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort.
  • 2 x Surface Connect™
    1 in tablet, 1 in keyboard base, both supports charging and docking.
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x Full-size SDXC card reader
    UHS-II Performance
Camera & AudioDell XPS 13 9380Surface Book 2
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.
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
  • 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
Audio
  • Realtek ALC3271-CG with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • Two speakers (1W x 2 = 2W total)
  • 4 digital array microphones; Far Field Cortana Capable
  • Dual microphones
  • Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
  • Support for Windows Sonic for Headphones
  • Support for Dolby® Atmos for Headphones
MiscDell XPS 13 9380Surface Book 2
InkingSupports Surface Pen
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Paper feel
0.1mm precision
Sensors
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in the power button​​
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
Security
  • Windows Hello with Fingerprint Sign in
  • Windows Hello Facial Recognition
  • Noble lock slot
  • HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box
  • Surface Book 2
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
WarrantyOne-year limited hardware warranty
MoreSupports Surface Dial
Supports both on-screen and off-screen interaction.

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