As a preamble to this test
Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.So we ran tests on Dell XPS 13 9300 (NWWWK) to find out what it was worth.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.
XPS 13 9300 (NWWWK) the right choice for surfing the internet?
Your needs are almost exclusively internet browsing and some word processing documents, but you don’t want any quality defects in this laptop.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
It is to respond to this type of need that Dell has developed this XPS 13 9300 (NWWWK).A well-made laptop that positions itself as mid-range compared to its competitors and because of its price. When you get used to it, you can see that the equipment is of good quality.
With a 13 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Core i7-1065G7. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. The amount of RAM provided is 16 Gb. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
For hard drive sizing, Dell decided to put 500 Gb. This is the standard model. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. And when you reach the limit, if you get there, you can always buy an external hard drive or a local file server like Synlogy NAS.
In conclusion, for a web use, know that this model has an autonomy of 12 hours. Dell is among the best in terms of duration in only battery mode. Incidentally, you will have all the more pleasure to use it for a long time because of its very pleasant screen.
Is XPS 13 9300 (NWWWK) one for watching movies and listening to music ?
Dell presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the XPS 13 9300 (NWWWK); more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. In other words, a computer dedicated to « classic » uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 13, in 1920×1200, and a good quality of colours. Despite this, the colors are correct, and the contrasts allow you to see the details. The major disadvantage of its small size is that in multimedia mode, watching a movie can be tiring for your eyes. The main advantage linked to this size, on the other hand, is its overall weight: 1.2 kg that it will be easy to take anywhere.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this XPS 13 9300 (NWWWK). We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Core i7-1065G7 that is several years old now. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
As far as applications are concerned, did Dell not install any. Only the operating system is installed. As a standard, you have some Windows 10 on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. Can only be VLC to manage the audio and video part.
Equipped with the Intel Iris Plus G7 graphic card, and with 16 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Dell didn’t prioritize connectivity on this laptop. Indeed, it XPS 13 9300 (NWWWK) has only 2 ports. Not enough to connect everything; you’ll have to choose.
Either it’s something you’re going to use while travelling or on the go, or you’re between your office and the living room.Dell promises 12hours of battery life; it’s the best on the market right now.Your viewing will not be abruptly stopped in the middle of your movie, Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.
The XPS 13 9300 (NWWWK)- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
One of the primary functions of a laptop is to be easily transportable. With this in mind, we tested the XPS 13 9300 (NWWWK). Under what conditions can you take it with you on trips, at weekends or on public transport? Or should this use be confined to going from the living room to your kitchen.
However, we were able to discover through his overall score, that it is among the best for the travel aspect.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It is one of the lightest in its class. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. A 13 inches size that can be painful when you have to stay there for more than an hour.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
CPU Core i7-1065G7 power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
The result is a poorer autonomy. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
Regarding the autonomy of this laptop, you will have 12 hours before having to reconnect; that is to say one of the best csore on the market.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 500 Gb. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. Thanks to this, Dell was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
Thanks to a reduced space requirement, departures on holiday with all the plane-bus-hotel transfers will be simple. Equipped with a compact 13 inches screen, it is one of the smallest models of the moment.
The connector part is less well supplied, with only 2 possibilities. This makes it one of the least well equipped models currently.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Taking all this into account, we can say that it will be useful for you on holiday.
The XPS 13 9300 (NWWWK) to make audio or video editing.
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. With this XPS 13 9300 (NWWWK), you can be sure you have the right machine. Since the last generation designed by Dell, there have been many improvements on the components. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows 10 system.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Core i7-1065G7 does best. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Dell made the choice to put only one SSD. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. Here with 500 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
The interest of the laptop is to be able to be used in unplugged mode. Here, it’s 12 hours of autonomy available. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment.
Concerning the solutions of the usb ports, Dell made the choice of economy by not installing a usb 3. This means that you’ll have to be patient when you decide to transfer your audio-visual mounts to an external key or disk.
It XPS 13 9300 (NWWWK) is consequently well designed for this type of use. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
XPS 13 9300 (NWWWK) for video games?
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this XPS 13 9300 (NWWWK) is one of the models in the average. During our tests, we found that the computer was raised correctly, as soon as the scenes in some games required fast movements and colour changes.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1200, nothing better at the moment
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
A space of 500 Gb to save your data; this is in the average of what other brands offer. A feature that interested those, and there are still many, who want to install and play locally.
For online gaming, it XPS 13 9300 (NWWWK) has high quality Wi-Fi. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.2 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
It has an autonomy of 12 hours, more than many others.
It XPS 13 9300 (NWWWK) is finally an interesting compromise for those who want performance without spending too much on the purchase. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.
The XPS 13 9300 (NWWWK) for office automation.
Not really designed for office use, XPS 13 9300 (NWWWK) it’s still a good product. Review of the details for this new laptop.
Customary of this OS, Dell has chosen as usual. It is equipped with Windows 10.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. It’s up to you to download and/or purchase the software suite that suits you. Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. A weight of 1.2 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
As far as storage goes, this computer’s in the average. It’s 500 Gb available, perfect for office use, but maybe tight for recording movies.
So, in summary, it appears that it XPS 13 9300 (NWWWK) is less interesting than its competitors. It would be more suitable for other, simpler uses, such as web browsing.
The XPS 13 9300 (NWWWK) in conclusion
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. With the XPS 13 9300 (NWWWK) you can be sure to have an efficient laptop, compared to competitors.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– web browsing
– playing video games
In summary, we advise this model for :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing