OLED Dell XPS 13 9310 Review
5 k, oled display. So for those who are oled fans that want xps 13, but hey that wasn’t an option, they have a brand new panel, and this is pretty neat. We are going to look at it now, so this is the same xps 9310 that we already reviewed. This is just a new display option. So, if you want to know everything about the xps 13 latest generation with intel, tucker lake cpus inside well go watch that video we’ll have a link in the description for you. So you can do that we’re, going to focus on this new display option, which is paired with the core i7 configuration so it’s going to hit you at around sixteen hundred and ten or twenty dollars right now in the united states on dell’s website. So that’s the price you’re gon na have to pay. You got ta, get a more high end configuration that does get you 16 gigs of ram, which of course, is soldered with a dell and a 512 gig ssd. You can go up from there if you want, if you want more storage or something like that, but that’s the base minimum configuration. The nice thing here is is the same price as the 4k ips display option, which is also a y gamut display but 90 of p3, whereas our new oled option is 99 of p3, so you have choices and you don’t have to pay extra anymore that’s. A good thing right, so this is a thoroughly modern, oled display 16 by 10 aspect – ratio of course made by samsung.
They make the oled displays for laptops, so that’s good stuff it’s, not like the oled display that i moaned about on alienwares, which was pretty old generation, yellow off angle too much glare and all that sort of thing. This has the same 0.65 percent anti glare coating on. It is a glossy touchscreen, just like the 4k ips one and the full hd plus touchscreen option, and there is still a full hd plus non touch. Matte display option for those who just hate any kind of glare there’s, no bizarre color shifts if you just move a little bit while you’re looking at it, it’s a nice enough looking display and, of course, you’re looking at oled for the super deep blacks on the High contrast level – and you certainly have that here in spades – so for those who are buying your xps 13 and you want to do media consumption. That sort of thing well – it’s, certainly lovely lovely for that on movie, watching particularly high quality movies and 4k movies, and all that sort of thing – the display resolution isn’t quite 4k, unlike the ips 4k option, it’s a bit lower, but it’s close enough. You can see the resolution numbers on screen there and you do get that little extra height because it’s 16 by 10, so that’s quite nice. I think the three and a half versus 4k on a 13.4 inch screen either way you’re doing really great that’s high pixel density.
Now, in terms of the brightness it’s, 400 nits dell says – and we measure just about that in fact so – it’s not as quite as bright as the 4k ips and the full hd plus touch screens, which are 500 nits, because oled doesn’t get as bright for technical Reasons and okay for those who are going to say, but my phone says a thousand it’s a brightness max and marketing specs. They use a different technology on phones, that’s, why? You know the the evil people used to hate it pentile, matrix or diamond matrix to amplify the brightness on phones, so that’s. Why so you’re not getting it quite there? But that said, the whites look whiter instead of warmer like they do. For example, we have the full hd plus touchscreen model, also here, and you can see the difference so perceptually. You might actually think that they’re similar in brightness now one caveat, is given the fact that it doesn’t get quite as bright as the ips displays, and it is more reflective, even though they have the same anti reflective coating. This is despite those great in your man or woman cave if it’s, a darker room, it looks fantastic under our studio, lights are in a very bright environment, it is more reflective and it is less bright. So the blacks won’t look black, mostly because it’s, reflecting light from the glossy display back at you. It is oled and that typically means pwm and we do have pwm in a low enough range.
That probably those of you who are sensitive will see it that’s. Just something that goes hand in hand with oled, unfortunately, in laptop displays, whereas if you get the 4k ips display option, there is pwm but it’s, and only a certain brightness level, but it’s so high up in the megahertz range that really people can’t perceive it even People who are sensitive to it so keep that in mind. If you’re, one of those pwm triggered pokes out there, it does support hdr 500 versus hdr 400 on the other options that you can get for the xps 13, which is interesting since this one isn’t as bright, and it usually is a difference between the darks and The lights, obviously because this one gets even darker now it supports windows, 10 hdr mode, which is kind of a hot mess, a lot of the time it’s, something that you enable before you watch an hdr movie. Maybe – and you probably turn it off otherwise, because it tends to skew colors and brightness and all that sort of thing it will automatically windows will automatically turn off the hdr mode if you unplug it from battery power because it does use a lot more battery power. So you can change that setting if you want, but for battery life i wouldn’t advise it and honestly the screen looks lovely enough without trying to use windows, vort hdr, 10 mode anyway, so there’s that speaking of battery life, you know, oled is typically a battery hit.
Unless you’re using a dark theme which it does ship with – and i suggest you stick with that and try to use – you know black background web pages whenever you can and all that sort of thing too, because the pixels all actually literally turn off to display black With an oled display, so then it’ll be more power efficient than any other technology out there. But for most of us, when using a laptop, you do have white web pages white office documents, all that sort of thing that’s, where your battery life takes a hit and the brighter you go. The more oled consumes relative to ips at the same brightness level. So, in other words, respect expect about two hours less run time even versus the 4k ips display option, which has shorter run times, of course, than if you go with the full hd plus display options. Those would be the most power frugal, so i’ve been getting about. Six: six and a half hours of battery life on this one running it at 200, nits of brightness and just doing streaming, video stuff and productivity we’re, leaving the dark mode that’s configured in place when doing that so that’s, something to keep in mind so that’s. The dell xps 13 9310 with the new oled 3.5 k resolution display option and it is a looker and yes, you have great contrast and deep blacks and if you spend a lot of time watching movies, this is probably something that you want photo editors, maybe not So much because, especially if you’re doing photo editing for print or even for the web, because nobody else is going to see those rich blacks, it could actually throw you a little off for photo editing.
But i leave that part up to you it. You will take a hit on battery life, there is pwm, but if you’re not sensitive to pwm and you don’t need the ultra long run times man. This is a pretty pretty display in one of the nicer 13 inch ultrabooks on the market. I’M lisa from old tech review be sure to subscribe to our youtube channel for more cool tech, videos and thumbs up.