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DELL XPS 13 Plus 9320 Review And Specification

DELL XPS 13 Plus 9320 Review And Specification

 Like the Samsung Z Fold 4 is saturating the Internet in the smartphone industry, the Dell XPS 13 Plus (9320) is one of the major stories for 2022 in the Windows laptop sector. You might infer from the name that the PLUS is a larger version of Dell's original XPS 13. It's actually the complete opposite, which is surprising. This laptop is unlike anything we've seen before, and I venture to say that it represents an intriguing and novel departure from the XPS 13 lineage.

For many years, we have recommended the normal Dell XPS 13 (without the Plus model) as our top Windows laptop choice, and it has consistently earned Digital Weekly's esteemed Editors' Choice award. In many respects, the device is exceptional, with the most notable being its build quality. Dell still offers that model, and it now features 12th Gen processors.  

The Dell XPS 13 has its fans and is considered the greatest Ultrabook ever made, if not the best Windows laptop ever made. The Dell XPS 13 Plus is part of a line of powerful laptops because it is essentially a makeover of an existing popular model. To put it plainly, in order to succeed, it must provide something different and more captivating than the Dell XPS 13 that came before it.

In order to achieve this, Dell has utilized every technological advancement available to create the thinnest and most powerful XPS 13 Plus yet. The palm rest entirely integrates the haptic touchpad. There are very few ports on the chassis, and the function row has been replaced with a row of touchable LEDs after the keyboard was flattened.

Furthermore, the Dell XPS 13 Plus is around $300 more costly at launch than its preferred XPS 13 equivalent. In Dell's instance, however, this is a tradeoff in order to provide the thinnest and most potent ultrabook available. This laptop reminds us of the year 2016, when Apple introduced a number of thinness-related modifications to the MacBook that ultimately failed to materialize. However, Apple has since succeeded with the MacBook Pro M2 (2022) models.

The 2022 Dell XPS 13 Plus is an exquisite notebook with an amazing screen, much like that 2016 MacBook. It performs admirably as well, taking on challenging work-related activities with ease. Due to the powerful 12th Gen CPUs, it also supports a variety of games, providing you're not trying to max out Hitman 3 or Cyberpunk 2077. The webcam's 720p resolution elsewhere is expected given that laptops with Infinity bezels incur additional expenditures.

The Dell XPS 13 Plus is an all-around gorgeous laptop that offers balanced performance and design at an affordable price. The Apple MacBook Pro (M2 chip, 2022) may be the most powerful laptop available, but the Plus still makes an impression as the most elegant, lightest, and stylish notebook.

 DELL XPS 13 Plus 9320 Specification

  • Processor : Intel Core i7-1260P 12 x 1.5 - 4.7 GHz, 64 W PL2 / Short Burst, 34 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-P
  • Graphics adapter : Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Core: 1400 MHz
  • Memory : 32 GB , LPDDR5-5200, Dual-Channel, Onboard
  • Display : 13.40 inch 16:10, 3840 x 2400 pixel 338 PPI, capacitive, LQ134R1, IPS, glossy: yes, HDR, 60 Hz
  • Mainboard : Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
  • Storage : Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR, 1024 GB , 813 GB free
  • Weight : 1.242 kg ( = 43.81 oz / 2.74 pounds), Power Supply: 254 g ( = 8.96 oz / 0.56 pounds)
  • Price : 2400 Euro


The design of the XPS 13 Plus is arguably its best feature. The aluminum chassis that was CNC-machined was heavily influenced by previous XPS laptops: Only the Dell logo is present on the lid, making it sleek and tidy. Our review unit's graphite hue attracts fingerprints, but a platinum color is also available that effectively deters fingerprints. The bottom is similarly simple, featuring only rubber feet and the word "XPS" emblazoned in the middle. It weighs 2.76 pounds, which is what our review device weighs, but it is really light at 2.71 pounds when you add a touchscreen.

The XPS 13 Plus lid is a little tricky to open. Although it lacks an easy-to-grip notch, you can open it with just one hand by flipping it open. Featuring a flawless glass touchpad, the inside design is incredibly sleek and contemporary. Although there are no separation lines to distinguish the glass touchpad from the keyboard, we don't mind because it's simple to move the pointer and make different movements.

Other laptops' standard function buttons have been replaced by a touch function row, which is a feature of Dell laptops. Considering that the lighting doesn't look as good as the rest of the chassis and the keys themselves don't provide any feedback, I don't think Dell did a great job there. Additionally, you cannot see both the function keys and shortcut buttons for volume and brightness at the same time, even if you may switch between them. 

However, in other areas, it is clear what Dell gave up to get the low profile. The primary concession is that there are just two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C connections because the computer is barely 0.6 inches thick. Not even a headphone jack is present. Recall that the laptop needs to be charged via one of the USB-C ports. The Dell Plus comes with Type-C to Type-A and Type-C to 3.5mm adapters, which is fantastic news, but you should really consider adding a USB dock or hub to the cost of this gadget.


The display is the Dell XPS 13 Plus's other standout feature. Our review unit is an OLED model with an aspect ratio of 16:10 and a resolution of 3456 x 2160. This screen is a joy to watch because it has less glare and vibrant, vibrant colors. Because of its extremely small bezels (91.9 percent screen-to-body ratio), Dell is able to claim the renowned "InfinityEdge" display label. The panel has excellent blacks and ultra-wide viewing angles, refreshing at 60 Hz (90 Hz and 120 Hz are becoming more and more prevalent).

With a 400 nit rating, this screen is as bright as it gets, but it is not as bright as the 495 nit Apple MacBook Air M2 or the 490 nit Apple MacBook Pro M2. With 100% sRGB, 96% AdobeRGB, and 100% DCI-P3 color accuracy, the OLED option's superb calibration makes it an ideal choice for picture and video production.

Even while 400 nits might not seem like much, it's ideal for OLED displays because they frequently have brighter visuals than other display types. Furthermore, increased brightness will further deplete battery life. It would be fascinating to see it in future models, though, as people are starting to want 500, 600, and even 1,000 nits (for HDR) in laptops.

The XPS 13 Plus boasts a fingerprint scanner integrated into the power button and a 720p camera with Windows Hello infrared for facial recognition for added protection. The 0.0MP 720p camera is rather less than the more common 5MP 1080p cameras seen on other high-end Windows laptops, but this is perhaps a trade-off for the display's remarkable 91.9% screen-to-body ratio.

Keyboard and Touchpad

Another feature I really like on the Dell XPS 13 Plus is the zero-lattice keyboard. One more area where Dell has pushed the envelope is with the zero-lattice design, which allows for larger keycaps with no space between them. The keys feature a tactile feel and great bounce-back with 1mm of travel. Every key has a space reserved for your fingertips, so they're not perfectly flat.

In addition to their futuristic appearance, the keyboards will turn out to be among the greatest you'll ever use for composing papers. You won't have any trouble getting used to the design or atmosphere. The touch bar is the next item. 

DELL XPS 13 Plus 9320 Keyboard

It's a capacitive touch function row that takes the place of other keyboards' physical function rows; it's not a touch bar like Apple's customisable and now-deprecated TouchBar. A row of LEDs is used for several tasks, including escape, brightness, volume, and microphone muting. The LEDs on the keyboard change to the standard function keys when you depress the Fn key.

The XPS 13 Plus's Gorilla glass touchpad lacks lines to indicate where it starts and finishes, but it is nevertheless incredibly snappy. The only drawback to this strategy is that if your left hand unexpectedly brushes the pad while scrolling, you may unintentionally select text. It is nearly overly perceptive. Nevertheless, the piezo technology that produces that clicking sensation is quite endearing.

Battery Life

This is where the XPS 13 Plus (9320), or at least the OLED model, falls short. In tests, the laptop runs for 7 hours and 28 minutes while continuously browsing the web at 150 nits of screen brightness. That's really poor, and it corresponds with the 7-hour estimate Dell provides for this device's Netflix streaming test.

Undoubtedly, the OLED screen's high resolution is at blame for this, as OLED XPS models frequently have poor power life. In theory, OLED technology ought to prolong battery life; nevertheless, empirical evidence has shown otherwise. This implies that you'll have to leave the Plus plugged in most of the time, which means you'll have to say goodbye to half of your port selection.

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