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The Dell XPS 13 OLED is ready to take visual fidelity a step further

XPS 13 Front
XPS 13 Front (Image credit: Dell)

What you need to know

  • The XPS 13 OLED is available on April 13.
  • The OLED display will cost $300 extra.

The XPS 13 OLED is here. Though the XPS 13 (9310) is already available, if you're looking for an InfinityEdge OLED touch display, now's the time. Just remember: it'll cost you more.

The InfinityEdge OLED touch display option for the XPS 13 features DisplayHDR 500 True Black, 400-nit brightness support, a 100,000:1 contrast ratio, and 0.65% anti-reflective, anti-smudge coating.

One fact about the XPS 13 not related to its new screen option is that, according to Dell, it's "cut from a block of aluminum in two pieces," which is intended to make it more durable than machines with pieced-together frames. If that sort of thing plays a part in your buying decisions, Dell has you covered. After all, if you're paying for OLED, you might as well get the display on a smartly engineered laptop.

CategoryDell XPS 13 w/OLED display
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home 64-bit
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Ubuntu 20.04
Processor11th Generation Intel Core i3 1115G4 processor (up to 4.1GHz)
11th Generation Intel Core i5 1135G7 processor (up to 4.2GHz)
11th Generation Intel Core i7 1165G7 processor (up to 4.7GHz)
11th Generation Intel Core i7 1185G7 processor (up to 4.8GHz) (post launch)
GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics
Intel Iris Xe Graphics
Display13" 4K Ultra HD+ InfinityEdge touch display, DisplayHDR 400, 500 nit
13" 3.5K InfinityEdge OLED touch display, DisplayHDR 500 TB, 400 nit
13" FHD+ InfinityEdge touch display, 500 nit
13" FHD+ InfinityEdge display, 500 nit
Memory8-32GB 8GB LPDDR4x Dual Channel SDRAM at 4267MHz
Storage256GB PCIe 3 x4 SSD
512GB PCIe 3 x4 SSD
1TB PCIe 3 x4 SSD
2TB PCIe 3 x4 SSD
CameraWidescreen HD (720p) 2.25mm webcam
AudioStereo speakers professionally tuned with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
Stereo speaker 2.5W x 2 = 4W peak
3.5mm headphone/microphone combo jack with 360 degree Waves NX 3D virtual surround with head tracking via headphones
Dual microphone array powered by Waves MaxxVoice Pro supporting VoIP Cortana far-field capable
InputTouch display (optional)
2 digital array microphones
Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard; 1.0mm travel
Glass surface precision touchpad
Windows Hello fingerprint reader in power button & HD (720p) Windows Hello camera in upper bezel
Ambient Light Sensor for display backlight control
ConnectivityKiller Wi Fi 6 AX1650 (2x2) built on Intel chipset + Bluetooth 5.1
Killer Wi Fi 6 AX500 DBS (2x2) built on Qualcomm 6390 chipset + Bluetooth 5 (available post launch)
Ports2x Thunderbolt 4 (USB Type C) with DisplayPort and Power Delivery
1x microSD card reader
1x 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo jack
1x TypeC to USB A v3.0 adapter
Battery52WHr battery (Integrated)
Dimensions0.58 x 11.64 x 7.82 inches (14.8 mm x 295.7 mm x 198.7 mm)
Weight2.64 Lbs (non-touch starting weight)
2.8 Lbs (touch starting weight)
Price$300 upsell cost from FHD to OLED

With the OLED display option for the XPS 13 now available, you might be wondering which XPS 13 configuration to go with. Just know that not only do we have a guide for that exact question (linked in the previous sentence!), but we also have a guide to help you choose the best Windows laptop for your needs in general. Coincidentally, the XPS 13 is included there.

Robert Carnevale is the News Editor for Windows Central. He's a big fan of Kinect (it lives on in his heart), Sonic the Hedgehog, and the legendary intersection of those two titans, Sonic Free Riders. He is the author of Cold War 2395. Have a useful tip? Send it to robert.carnevale@futurenet.com.