Specifications and all details of Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 –

Today we will be talking about the specifications and all details of the Dell XPS 13 plus laptop. So let’s get started.

On the laptop front, Dell had a weaker-than-usual CES presentation, announcing a new line of gaming laptops under its Alienware sub-brand, along with a handful of other peripherals and monitors. They also launched a new XPS laptop, which we’re going to talk about today.

The XPS 13 Plus 9320 is very different from its predecessor, retaining its slim profile but bringing a new keyboard with what appear to be touch-capacitive buttons on the top row, while also being the most minimalist keyboard we’ve seen.

Today we will tell you about the Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320.

The Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 will be available this spring starting at $1,199.

Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320. All specifications 

Dell XPS Plus 9320

Processor

Intel Core i7-1260P Video Card 

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU) 

RAM

16GB RAM

Dell XPS Plus 9320

Processor

Intel Core i7-1260P Video Card

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)

RAM

16GB RAM

design

As an XPS device, it’s built with premium materials, including an aluminum cover and base, while the base and palm rest areas are covered in glass, with the entire glass cover acting as a touchpad, the function of which we’ll describe below. The body has sharp edges and rounded corners, while the cover has a matte finish and brushed sides. This laptop is very portable, weighing only 1.24kg, and has a profile of only 15.28mm.

display screen

There are three display options, all with a 13.4-inch diagonal and a 16:10 aspect ratio. The base model has an FHD+ IPS display with a 2000:1 contrast ratio, 500 nits maximum brightness, and 100% sRGB coverage. Next up is a 3.5K OLED panel with a maximum brightness of 400 nits and 100% DCI-P3 coverage. Finally, we have a 4K UHD+ IPS panel with 500 nits of brightness, a 1650:1 contrast ratio, and 90% DCI-P3 coverage. All of these will perform well if you choose to use the laptop for color-sensitive work.

Specifications and Features

The laptop has four CPU options, all from the Alder Lake P-series, with a max TDP of 28W, a happy medium between the insanely performant H-series and the very power-efficient U-series. 

The base model here offers a Core i5-1240P, which has 12 cores (4 performance and 8 efficiencies) and 16 threads. However, you can opt for the higher Core i7-1280P, which has two performance cores and 20 threads.

On the graphics side, you have the integrated Iris Xe Graphics G7 solution with 80 or 96 execution units. These GPUs are fantastic, providing enough power for everyday tasks, media consumption, and even some gaming if you play free-to-play and esports.

Back to the touchpad, Dell calls their touchpad the Forcepad (Lucasfilm missed the mark). It spans the entire palm rest area and uses piezoelectric technology to simulate responsive feedback, similar to Apple’s iPhone home button. 

The keyboard is also very different, with what appears to be no space between the keycaps while limiting key travel to just 1mm. The keyboard also spans the entire width of the laptop, and the top row of keys has been replaced with capacitive buttons, which will require some tweaking.

improved sound

There’s also a whole new speaker setup, an upgrade to a total of four speakers, similar to the larger XPS 15. In this case, there are two upward-firing speakers below the keyboard, and the other two are downward-firing speakers. With a total output of 8W, it’s one of the loudest and most immersive speaker setups in a 13-inch laptop. 

fewer ports

Some might argue that the Dell XPS 13 doesn’t have a ton of ports, but the XPS 13 Plus has fewer. There are two Thunderbolt 4 ports on this laptop, and there’s a USB Type-C to Type-A adapter if you need to plug in wired peripherals. There’s no 3.5mm headphone jack or microSD card reader like the standard XPS 13, so unless you have a Thunderbolt dock, your setup is pretty limited.

FAQ

What is new and special in the Dell XPS 13 Plus?

If you compare the Dell XPS 13 Plus to the standard Dell XPS 13, there are a lot of differences. Some things have been upgraded, some things have changed, and some are arguably worse now.

From Where I can buy the Dell XPS 13 Plus?

The XPS 13 Plus isn’t available to buy just yet, but when it launches, you should be able to find it at major retailers like Amazon and Best Buy. It’ll also be on Dell’s website, probably when it’s first announced. We will update this page once the laptop is available for purchase.

Do I upgrade the RAM on the Dell XPS 13 Plus?

No, the RAM on the Dell XPS 13 Plus is soldered to the motherboard and cannot be replaced by the user. This is common in 13-inch ultrabooks like this one.

Do I replace the battery on my Dell XPS 13 Plus?

No, the battery in the Dell XPS 13 Plus is built into the laptop and is not user replaceable. If you need to repair or replace the battery in your laptop, you will need to contact Dell Support.

Can Dell XPS 13 Plus come with Linux?

Yes, the Dell XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition comes with the latest Ubuntu Long Term Service (LTS) version 20.04, while the standard version comes with Windows 11. Other Linux distributions must be installed by the user and support may vary.

Can the Dell XPS  have a touchscreen?

Yes, but if you opt for the Full HD+ (1920 x 1200) display option, it’s an optional upgrade, and touch support isn’t included in the base configuration. 3.5K OLED and 4K+ panels support touch by default.

Can the Dell XPS have Thunderbolt 4?

Yes, it includes two Thunderbolt 4, one on each side. If you’re not familiar with Thunderbolt 4, it’s a proprietary connection protocol with a very high bandwidth (40Gbps). With a Thunderbolt dock, you can add a variety of USB ports and display output to your laptop, which may be what you need if you want to use your laptop in an office setting. You can connect multiple peripherals to the Thunderbolt Dock, connect your laptop, and your setup is ready to go.

These are the only ports on the laptop, so if you plan to connect a lot of peripherals, you pretty much need a Thunderbolt dock or USB-C hub.

Leave a Comment