No need to choose between a mobile ultrabook and a powerful machine, the Dell Inspiron 13 5310 combines the two. This 13-inch ultrabook is powered by an 11th generation Core i7-H with Iris Xe graphics chip, backed by fast 512GB SSD storage and 8GB RAM and highlighted by a beautiful borderless QHD IPS 16 display: 10. Add to that a few conveniences such as the backlit keyboard, the metal body, the fingerprint reader, the TB4 connection or the fairly compact measurements and you get a companion for your studious outings. That said, the lack of a dedicated graphics card limits creation tasks and the RAM soldered to 8 GB seriously weighs down the config.
Specifications Dell Inspiron 13 5310 Core i7-H
|Screen (s)||13.3 “Quad HD IPS 16:10 LED 300 nits 95% sRGB (2560×1600, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-11370H Tiger Lake (3.1 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (soldered) LPDDR4 4267 MHz|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe Graphics|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connectivity||1 USB 3.2 2 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 1.4|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Windows Hello||Yes via fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 Waves MaxxAudio Pro speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||11 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 54Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.26 Kg / 296.8 x 210 x 15.9|
Chassis, connectors, Dell Inspiron 13 5310 screen
For an Inspiron, the Dell Inspiron 13 5310 inherits a beautiful design with a chassis made of aluminum . The assembly is neat but the design remains very sober, preferring a gray tint, smooth and matt surfaces and no aesthetic details except the chrome of the logo. Needless to say, this ultrabook will go everywhere, in a professional and fun environment.
The keyboard is backlit white in several shades for easier typing in the dark, and a fingerprint reader is integrated at the power button. Practice.
On the front of the stage, the screen opts here for a fairly bright Retina IPS panel (300 nits) which reveals a QHD definition (2560×1600 px). This ensures a particularly clear display whatever the chosen display, even on 13 inches. In addition, the format (16:10) displays a little more line in height to gain comfort in office use and the anti-reflective treatment limits the impact of ambient light for greater comfort.
The connections that equip this Inspiron 13 5310 are state-of-the-art with two versatile USB-C 4 Thunderbolt 4 so one will be occupied by the power supply, a USB 3.2 Type-A (standard format) ports and an HDMI 1.4 output. The card reader is gone. The wireless modules are entrusted to Wifi AX and Bluetooth 5.1.
Performance, battery life of the Dell Inspiron 13 5310
To power this Dell Inspiron 13 5310, we do not have any processor but an 11th generation Intel Core, the Core i7-11370HQuad Core. This has a high base frequency of 3.3 GHz (compared to 2.4 GHz for the Core i5-10300H) and a high Turbo Boost speed of 4.8 GHz, which makes it perfectly capable of high performance tasks. Its thermal design (TDP) is 35 watts, between the 15W / 28W of low consumption processors and the 45W of “big” processors, it should therefore remain cooler than the latter while offering more power than low consumption. Overall, this results in a management favorable to the versatile use composed of video editing, 3D rendering, programming or parallelization, with advanced calculations, but in slightly more limited measures than a Hexa Core 45W processor obviously.
Small flat, the RAM is limited to 8 GB which are also soldered and it does not seem that there is a free slot to upgrade it. As it stands, this is not necessarily detrimental for current use but for the next few years, it is to be taken into account.
Along with the processor, the Dell has support for the integrated Iris Xe graphics chip . Thanks to it, Intel is back in the race against AMD but also and above all against small NVIDIA graphics cards such as the GeForce MX250 or the GeForce MX350. The performances of the Iris Plus G7 of the Gen10 (Ice Lake) are exceeded by a good length. So, with the Iris Xe, you should be able to play many games at 1080p under good conditions and work on fairly graphics-intensive tasks (Lightroom) without delay. Another benefit of having a faster graphics chip integrated into the processor is that it simplifies the design of the ventilation system and therefore causes less noise and heat than in a configuration with a dedicated graphics card.
For storage, we have a 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD which will bring a welcome dose of responsiveness to the system. Compared to a standard mechanical hard drive, is is quieter, more robust and energy efficient, and allows Windows to achieve remarkable smoothness with short load times and zero latency execution. What’s more, its capacity is nothing short of ridiculous and can accommodate a good chunk of your game library although some may not find it sufficient.
Finally, the small 54 Whr battery should offer nearly 10 hours of battery life in internet browsing with active WiFi, which bodes well for mobility.