Razer Blade Stealth 13 (2020) vs Dell XPS 13 9310: Which One Better?

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Razer Blade Stealth 13Dell XPS 13 9310
PROSPROS
Sleek, attractive chassis.
Solid gaming performance.
Powerful THX Spatial Audio.
Compact chassis with great build quality.
The design looks beautiful.
Solid keyboard and touchpad.
CONSCONS
Poor battery life.Poor port selection.
Average quality webcam with no privacy shutter.

SPECIFICATIONS

DISPLAYRAZER BLADE STEALTH 13DELL XPS 13 9310
Diagonal Size13.3″ OLED Full HD Touch 60Hz display,
13.3″ Full HD Matte 120Hz display
13.4″ FHD+ InfinityEdge Non-Touch Anti-Glare 500-Nit Display, 13.4″ UHD+ InfinityEdge Touch Anti-Reflective 500-Nit Display
Resolution1920 x 1200, 3840 x 2400
LCD Backlight Technology
Monitor Features
PROCESSORRAZER BLADE STEALTH 13DELL XPS 13 9310
CPU11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 Quad-Core Processor
11th Generation Intel Core i3-1115G4 Processor, 11th Generation Intel Core i5-1135G7 Processor, 11th Generation Intel Cor i7-1165G7 Processor, 11th Generation Intel Core i7-1185G7 Processor
Clock SpeedUp to 4.1 GHz, 4.2 GHz, 4.7 GHz, 4.8 GHz
Cache6 MB Cache, 8 MB Cache, 12 MB Cache
MEMORYRAZER BLADE STEALTH 13DELL XPS 13 9310
Speed4267MHz
TechnologyLPDDR4x
Size16GB dual-channel (fixed)8GB or 16GB or 32GB Memory Onboard
HARD DRIVERAZER BLADE STEALTH 13DELL XPS 13 9310
Storage512GB256 GB, 512 GB, 2 TB
Spindle SpeedM.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
AUDIO & VIDEORAZER BLADE STEALTH 13DELL XPS 13 9310
Graphic ProcessorNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q (4GB GDDR6 VRAM)Intel UHD Graphics with shared graphics memory, Intel Iris Xe Graphics with shared graphics memory
Sound3.5mm Combo-Jack,
4 Speakers + Smart Amp,
THX Spatial Audio,
4 Mic Array
Stereo speakers (2.5W x 2 = 4W peak) professionally tuned with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
CameraWindows Hello built-in IR HD webcam (1MP / 720P)Widescreen HD (720p) 2.25mm webcam
OPERATING SYSTEMRAZER BLADE STEALTH 13DELL XPS 13 9310
TypeWindows 10 HomeWindows 10 Home
CONNECTIONSRAZER BLADE STEALTH 13DELL XPS 13 9310
Ports2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB-A),
2 Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) + Power
2 Thunderbolt 4 ports,
1 headset (headphone and microphone combo) port
Memory cardMicro SD card reader
COMMUNICATIONSRAZER BLADE STEALTH 13DELL XPS 13 9310
Wireless ProtocolIntel Wireless-AX 201 (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax) and Bluetooth 5.1Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2 x 2) and Bluetooth 5.1
Wired Protocol
BATTERYRAZER BLADE STEALTH 13DELL XPS 13 9310
Capacity53.1 WHr52 WHr (Integrated)
Cells4-Cell
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTRAZER BLADE STEALTH 13DELL XPS 13 9310
Width11.99 in11.6 in
Depth8.27 in7.82 in
Height0.60 in0.58 in
Weight3.11 lbs2.8 lbs
MISCELLANEOUSRAZER BLADE STEALTH 13DELL XPS 13 9310
ColorBlackPlatinum silver exterior, black interior
KeyboardSingle-zone RGB powered by Razer ChromaBlack Backlit English Keyboard with Fingerprint Reader

DESIGN

Razer Blade Stealth 13

If you look at this from a design standpoint, it’s exactly the same as the previous-gen laptop. They did not change anything about the layout compared to the previous model. The only difference comes down to the ports and one thing I noticed right away is that the USB port is no longer in green color, now it looks black in color. The other update is the thunderbolt ports. On the previous model, you had one thunderbolt 3 port, and the other one was just USB Type-C but this one has two Thunderbolt 4 ports which is part of the new feature set of Tiger Lake.

Dell XPS 13 9310

This thing is absolutely beautiful. We have a CNC machine shell here, the bottom and the top is aluminum and we have a 13.4 inch IPS infinity edge display. Along with a laptop, they also include a 45 watt USB Type-C charger. We also get a USB Type-C to USB 3 adapter because the XPS we have here only utilized Thunderbolt 4 ports. I love the design of this XPS 9310. We got a huge trackpad, edge to edge backlit keyboard.

Razer Blade Stealth 13

DISPLAY

Razer Blade Stealth 13

The display is exactly the same. You still get that 1080p 120-hertz display with really good color accuracy but this year, they decided to get rid of the 4K OLED option which is fine like 4K OLED on this laptop doesn’t make sense.

Instead, they replaced it with 1080p OLED but it’s still 60 hertz, I think if you’re looking at this forget OLED altogether and just get the 120-hertz model by saving some penny, it’s more than color accurate enough like you’ll be comfortable doing design work on this and you get the added benefit of that high refresh rate.

Dell XPS 13 9310

With this XPS line, they do offer a few different display variants. The one we have is the 13.4 inch IPS infinity-edge touch display at 1920 x 1200 but they also offer a non-touch display which is basically the same and a 4K option. This is the touch model with an aspect ratio of 16 by 10. The screen is 100% sRGB and 90 DC-IP3.

BATTERY

Razer Blade Stealth 13

I’m getting about 30 minutes more on this laptop. This gives around 6 hours and 30 minutes compared to 6 hours on the previous model.

Dell XPS 13 9310

As for battery life on the XPS 13, I was really impressed and Dell was really close with their claims. I do run a video rundown test screen at 50% brightness of 1080p mp4 video that just plays on a loop. I got 13.5 hours of battery life out of this laptop.

Razer Blade Stealth 13

WHICH TO BUY?

If you’re buying Razer Blade Stealth for gaming, you’re not going to see a performance upgrade compared to the previous model. Three frames per second is not a reason to get this over the previous one and if you can find a good deal on the previous one, I would just go with that. However, if you’re working with Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, this new integrated GPU which does hardware encoding paired with the faster single-core clock speeds makes a big difference either way. If you’re looking for an ultra-portable premium laptop, XPS 9310 is one of the good laptops that offers decent performance.

In my opinion, the Dell XPS 13 9310 will be better to buy if you are searching for a laptop that can do both gaming and productive works and it is also less in price range compared to the Razer Blade Stealth. If you want specifically a gaming laptop with decent playable frame rates, then you should choose Razer Stealth 13.

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