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DELL XPS 13 9305 laptop Core i7 11th Gen 8GB 512GB SSD

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Notes, cautions, and warnings

NOTE: NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your product.
CAUTION: CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.
WARNING: WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.

Set up your XPS 13 9305

NOTE: The images in this document may differ from your computer, depending on the computer configuration you ordered.

  1. Connect the power adapter to the Thunderbolt 4 (USB Type-C) port with Power Delivery (Primary power source) on the left side of the computer. Then, press the power button on your computer to turn it on.DELL XPS 13 9305 laptop Core i7 11th Gen 8GB 512GB SSD fig 1NOTE: The battery may go into power-saving mode during shipment to conserve charge on the battery. Ensure that the power adapter is connected to your computer when it is turned on for the first time.
  2. Finish Windows setup.
    Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup. When setting up, Dell recommends that you:
    •  Connect to a network for Windows updates.
      NOTE: If connecting to a secured wireless network, enter the password for the wireless network access when prompted.
    • If connected to the Internet, sign in with or create a Microsoft account. If not connected to the Internet, create an offline account.
    • On the Support and Protection screen, enter your contact details.
  3. Locate and use Dell apps from the Windows Start menu—Recommended.

Table 1. Locate Dell apps

Resources Description
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Centralized location for key Dell applications, help articles, and other important information about your computer. It also notifies you about the warranty status, recommended accessories, and software updates if available.

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SupportAssist

SupportAssist proactively and predictively identifies hardware and software issues on your computer and automates the engagement process with Dell Technical support. It addresses performance and stabilization issues, prevents security threats, monitors, and detects hardware failures. For more information, see SupportAssist for Home PCs User’s Guide at www.dell.com/ serviceabilitytools. Click SupportAssist and then, click SupportAssist for Home PCs.

Resources Description
  NOTE: In SupportAssist, click the warranty expiry date to renew or upgrade your warranty.
DELL XPS 13 9305 laptop Core i7 11th Gen 8GB 512GB SSD fig 4 Dell Update

Updates your computer with critical fixes and latest device drivers as they become available. For more information about using Dell Update, see the knowledge base article 000149088 at www.dell.com/support.

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Download software applications, which are purchased but not preinstalled on your computer. For more information about using Dell Digital Delivery, see the knowledge base article 000129837 at www.dell.com/support.

Views of XPS 13 9305

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  1. Power and battery-status light 
    Indicates the power state and battery state of the computer.
    Solid white—Power adapter is connected and the battery is charging.
    Solid amber—Battery charge is low or critical.
    Off—Battery is fully charged.
    NOTE: On certain computer models, the power and battery-status light are also used for diagnostics. For more information, see the Troubleshooting section in your computer’s Service Manual.
  2. Microphones 
    Provide digital sound input for audio recording, voice calls, and so on.

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  1. Right speaker
    Provides audio output.
  2. microSD-card slot
    Reads from and writes to the microSD card. Your computer supports the following card types:
    • micro secure Digital (microSD)
    • micro secure Digital High Capacity (microSDHC)
    •  micro secure Digital Extended Capacity (microSDXC)
  3. USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C) port with Power Delivery/DisplayPort
    Connect peripherals such as external storage devices, printers, and external displays.
    Supports Power Delivery that enables two-way power supply between devices. Provides up to 5V/3A power output that enables faster charging.
  4. Headset port 
    Connect headphones or a headset (headphone and microphone combo).

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  1. Security-cable slot (wedge-shaped)
    Connect a security cable to prevent unauthorized movement of your computer.
  2. Thunderbolt 4 (USB Type-C) port with Power Delivery (Primary)
    Supports USB4 Gen 3 Type-C, DisplayPort 1.4a. Enables you to connect to an external display using a display adapter. Provides data transfer rates of up to 40 Gbps for USB4 Gen 3 and Thunderbolt 4. Supports Power Delivery that enables two-way power supply between devices. Provides up to 5 V/3 A power output that enables faster charging.
    NOTE: This is the primary port for power supply. Connect the power adapter to this port.
    NOTE: A USB Type-C to DisplayPort adapter (sold separately) is required to connect to a DisplayPort device.
  3. Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C port with Power Delivery 
    Supports USB4 Gen 3 Type-C, DisplayPort 1.4a. Enables you to connect to an external display using a display adapter. Provides data transfer rates of up to 40 Gbps for USB4 Gen 3 and Thunderbolt 4. Supports Power Delivery that enables two-way power supply between devices. Provides up to 5 V/3 A power output that enables faster charging.
    NOTE: There are two Thunderbolt 4 ports available on this computer. To charge the computer, connect the USB Type-C power adapter to the primary Thunderbolt 4 port.
    NOTE: A USB Type-C to DisplayPort adapter (sold separately) is required to connect a DisplayPort device.
    NOTE: You can connect a Dell Docking Station to the Thunderbolt 4 ports. For more information, see the knowledge base article 000124295 at www.dell.com/support. 
  4. Battery-charge status button
    Press to check the charge remaining in the battery.
  5. Battery-charge status lights (5)
    Turns on when the battery-charge status button is pressed. Each light indicates approximately 20% charge.
  6. Left speaker
    Provides audio output.

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  1. Touchpad
    Move your finger on the touchpad to move the mouse pointer. Tap to left-click and two fingers tap to right-click.
  2. Left-click area
    Press to left-click.
  3. Right-click area
    Press to right-click.
  4.  Power button with fingerprint reader
    Press to turn on the computer if it is turned off, in sleep state, or in hibernate state.
    When the computer is turned on, press the power button to put the computer into sleep state; press and hold the power button for 10 seconds to force shut-down the computer.
    Place your finger on the power button to log in with the fingerprint reader.
    NOTE: You can customize power-button behavior in Windows. For more information, see Me and My Dell at www.dell.com/support/manuals. 

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  1. Camera 
    Enables you to video chat, capture photos, and record videos.
  2. Camera-status light 
    Turns on when the camera is in use.

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  1. Service Tag 
    The Service Tag is a unique alphanumeric identifier that enables Dell service technicians to identify the hardware components in your computer and access warranty information.

Specifications of XPS 13 9305

Dimensions and weight
The following table lists the height, width, depth, and weight of your XPS 13 9305.

Table 2. Dimensions and weight

Description Values
Height:
  Front height 7.80 mm (0.31 in.)
  Rear height 11.63 mm (0.46 in.)
Width 301.76 mm (11.88 in.)
Depth 199.24 mm (7.84 in.)
Weight (maximum) 1.29 kg (2.84 lb)

NOTE: The weight of your computer depends on the configuration ordered and manufacturing variability.

Processor

The following table lists the details of the processors supported by your XPS 13 9305.

Table 3. Processor

Description Option one Option two Option three
Processor type 11th Generation Intel Core i3-1115G4 11th Generation Intel Core i5-1135G7 11th Generation Intel Core i7-1165G7
Processor wattage 15 W 15 W 15 W
Processor core count 2 4 4
Processor thread count 4 8 8
Processor speed Up to 4.1 GHz Up to 4.2 GHz Up to 4.7 GHz
Processor cache 6 MB 8 MB 12 MB
Integrated graphics Intel UHD Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics

Chipset

The following table lists the details of the chipset supported by your XPS 13 9305.

Table 4. Chipset

Description Values
Chipset Integrated in the processor
Processor 11th Generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7
DRAM bus width 128-bit
Flash EPROM 32 MB
PCIe bus Up to Gen 4.0 (Storage)

Operating system

Your XPS 13 9305 supports the following operating systems:

  • Windows 11 Home, 64-bit
  • Windows 11 Pro, 64-bit
  • Windows 11 Pro National Academic, 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro, 64-bit

Memory

The following table lists the memory specifications of your XPS 13 9305.

Table 5. Memory specifications 

Description Values
Memory slots Onboard memory

NOTE: The memory modules are integrated on the system board. If the memory modules are malfunctioning and need to be replaced, a replacement of the system

board is necessary.

Memory type LPDDR4x
Memory speed 4267 MT/s
Maximum memory configuration 16 GB
Minimum memory configuration 8 GB
Memory size per slot Not applicable
Memory configurations supported ●    8 GB (4 x 2 GB) LPDDR4x at 4267 MT/s

●    16 GB (4 x 4 GB) LPDDR4x at 4267 MT/s

External ports

The following table lists the external ports on your XPS 13 9305.

Table 6. External ports

Description Values
USB ports ●    One USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C) port with Power Delivery/ DisplayPort

●    Two Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C ports with Power Delivery

NOTE: To charge the computer, connect the USB Type-C power adapter to the primary Thunderbolt 4 port.

NOTE: You can connect a Dell Docking Station to either of these ports. For more information, see the knowledge base article 000124295 at www.dell.com/support.

Audio port One headset (headphone and microphone combo) port
Video port/ports ●    One USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C) port with Power Delivery/ DisplayPort

●    Two Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C ports with Power Delivery

NOTE: A USB Type-C to DisplayPort adapter (sold separately) is required to connect to a DisplayPort device.

Media-card reader One microSD-card slot
Power-adapter port DC-IN through Thunderbolt 4 (USB Type-C) port with Power Delivery (Primary)
Security-cable slot One wedged-shaped slot

Wireless module

The following table lists the Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) module supported on your XPS 13 9305.

Table 7. Wireless module specifications

Description Values
Model number Intel Killer 1650W
Transfer rate Up to 2400 Mbps
Frequency bands supported 2.4 GHz/5 GHz
Wireless standards ●    WiFi 802.11a/b/g

●    Wi-Fi 4 (WiFi 802.11n)

●    Wi-Fi 5 (WiFi 802.11ac)

●    Wi-Fi 6 (WiFi 802.11ax)

Encryption ●    64-bit/128-bit WEP

●    AES-CCMP

●    TKIP

Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.1

Audio

The following table lists the audio specifications of your XPS 13 9305.

Table 8. Audio specifications

Description Values
Audio controller Realtek ALC3271-CG with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
Stereo conversion Supported
Internal audio interface High-definition audio interface
External audio interface 7.1 channel output, universal audio jack supports microphone- in, stereo headphones, and headset combo
Number of speakers Two
Internal-speaker  amplifier Supported (audio codec built-in amplifier)
External volume controls Keyboard shortcut controls
Speaker output:  
  Average speaker output 2 W
  Peak speaker output 2.5 W
Subwoofer output Not supported
Microphone Dual-array microphones

Storage

This section lists the storage options on your XPS 13 9305.
Your XPS 13 9305 supports one of the following storage options:

  • One M.2 2230 solid-state drive
  • One M.2 2280 solid-state drive
    NOTE: The M.2 2230 and M.2 2280 solid-state drives each has a unique thermal plate. The thermal plates cannot be interchanged.

Table 9. Storage specifications 

Storage type Interface type Capacity
M.2 2230 solid-state drive PCIe NVMe Gen3 x2 NVMe, up to 32 Gbps Up to 256 GB
M.2 2280 solid-state drive PCIe Gen3 x2 NVMe, up to 32 Gbps Up to 512 GB

Media-card reader

The following table lists the media cards supported by your XPS 13 9305.

Table 10. Media-card reader specifications

Description Values
Media-card type One microSD-card slot
Media-cards supported ●    Micro Secure Digital (mSD)

●    Micro Secure Digital High Capacity (mSDHC)

●    Micro Secure Digital Extended Capacity (mSDXC)

 NOTE: The maximum capacity supported by the media-card reader varies depending on the standard of the media card installed in your computer.

Keyboard

The following table lists the keyboard specifications of your XPS 13 9305.

Table 11. Keyboard specifications

Description Values
Keyboard type Backlit keyboard
Keyboard layout QWERTY
Number of keys ●    United States and Canada: 82 keys

●    United Kingdom: 83 keys

●    Japan: 86 keys

Keyboard size X=19.05 mm key pitch Y=18.05 mm key pitch
Keyboard shortcuts Some keys on your keyboard have two symbols on them. These keys can be used to type alternate characters or to perform secondary functions. To type the alternate character, press Shift and the desired key. To perform secondary functions, press Fn and the desired key.

NOTE: You can define the primary behavior of the function keys (F1–F12) changing Function Key Behavior in BIOS setup program.

See Keyboard shortcuts

Camera

The following table lists the camera specifications of your XPS 13 9305.

Table 12. Camera specifications 

Description Values
Number of cameras One
Camera type HD RGB
Description Values
Camera location Top-mount front camera
Camera sensor type CMOS sensor technology
Camera resolution:  
  Still image 0.92 megapixel
  Video 1280 x 720 (HD) at 30 fps
Diagonal viewing angle: 78 degrees

Touchpad

The following table lists the touchpad specifications of your XPS 13 9305.

Table 13. Touchpad specifications

Description Values
Touchpad resolution:  
  Horizontal 305
  Vertical 305
Touchpad dimensions:  
  Horizontal 105 mm (4.13 in.)
  Vertical 65 mm (2.56 in.)
Touchpad gestures For more information about touchpad gestures available on Windows, see the Microsoft knowledge base article 4027871 at support.microsoft.com.

Power adapter

The following table lists the power adapter specifications of your XPS 13 9305.

Table 14. Power adapter specifications

Description Values
Type 65 W (USB Type-C)
Input voltage 100 VAC–240 VAC
Input frequency 50 Hz–60 Hz
Input current (maximum) 1.70 A
Output current (continuous) ●    20 VDC/3.25A

●    15 VDC/3 A

●    9 VDC/3 A

●    5 VDC/3 A

Description Values
Rated output voltage 20 VDC/15 VDC/9 VDC/5 VDC
Temperature range:  
  Operating 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
  Storage -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)

CAUTION: Operating and storage temperature ranges may differ among components, so operating or storing the device outside these ranges may impact the performance of specific components.

Battery

The following table lists the battery specifications of your XPS 13 9305.

NOTE: Dell recommends that you charge the battery regularly for optimal power consumption. If your battery charge is completely depleted, connect the power adapter, turn on your computer, and then restart your computer to reduce the power consumption.

Table 15. Battery specifications 

Description Values
Battery type 4-cell “smart” lithium-ion (52 WHr)
Battery voltage 7.60 VDC
Battery weight (maximum) 0.22 kg (0.49 lb)
Battery dimensions:  
  Height 257.60 mm (10.14 in.)
  Width 98.60 mm (3.88 in.)
  Depth 4.30 mm (0.17 in.)
Temperature range:  
  Operating 0°C to 35°C (32°F to 95°F)
  Storage -40°C to 65°C (-40°F to 149°F)
Battery operating time Varies depending on operating conditions and can significantly reduce under certain power-intensive conditions.
Battery charging time (approximate)

NOTE: Control the charging time, duration, start and end time, and so on using the Dell Power Manager application. For more information on the Dell Power Manager see, Me

and My Dell on www.dell.com.

4 hours (when the computer is off)
Coin-cell battery ML1220

Display

The following table lists the display specifications of your XPS 13 9305.

Table 16. Display specifications

Description Option one Option two Option three
Display type Full High Definition (FHD) Full High Definition (FHD) Ultra High Definition (UHD)
Display-panel technology Wide Viewing Angle (WVA) Wide Viewing Angle (WVA) Wide Viewing Angle (WVA)
Display-panel dimensions (active area):      
  Height 165.24 mm (6.51 in.) 165.24 mm (6.51 in.) 165.24 mm (6.51 in.)
  Width 293.76 mm (11.57 in.) 293.76 mm (11.57 in.) 293.76 mm (11.57 in.)
  Diagonal 337.82 mm (13.30 in.) 337.82 mm (13.30 in.) 337.82 mm (13.30 in.)
Display-panel native resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 3840 x 2160
Luminance (typical) 400 nits 400 nits 400 nits
Megapixels 2.07 2.07 8.29
Color gamut sRGB 100% (typical) sRGB 100% (typical) sRGB 100% (typical)
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) 166 166 331
Contrast ratio (typ) 1000:1 1000:1 1000:1
Response time (max) 30 ms 30 ms 30 ms
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz 60 Hz
Horizontal view angle 89 89 89
Vertical view angle 89 89 89
Pixel pitch 0.15 mm 0.15 mm 0.08 mm
Power consumption (maximum) 2.9 W 2.9 W 5.41 W
Anti-glare vs glossy finish Glossy Anti-glare Glossy
Touch options Yes No Yes

Fingerprint reader

The following table lists the fingerprint-reader specifications of your XPS 13 9305.

Table 17. Fingerprint reader specifications

Description Values
Fingerprint-reader sensor technology Touch
Description Values
Fingerprint-reader sensor resolution 500 dpi
Fingerprint-reader sensor pixel size 108 x 88

GPU—Integrated

The following table lists the specifications of the integrated Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) supported by your XPS 13 9305.

Table 18. GPU—Integrated

Controller Memory size Processor
Intel UHD Graphics Shared system memory 11th Generation Intel Core i3
Intel Iris Xe Graphics Shared system memory 11th Generation Intel Core i5/i7

Computer environment

Airborne contaminant level: G1 as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985

Table 19. Computer environment

Description Operating Storage
Temperature range 0°C to 35°C (32°F to 95°F) -40°C to 65°C (-40°F to 149°F)
Relative humidity (maximum) 10% to 90% (non-condensing) 0% to 95% (non-condensing)
Vibration (maximum)* 0.66 GRMS 1.30 GRMS
Shock (maximum) 110 G† 160 G†
Altitude (maximum) -15.2 m to 3048 m (4.64 ft to 5518.4 ft) -15.2 m to 10668 m (4.64 ft to 19234.4

ft)

* Measured using a random vibration spectrum that simulates user environment.
† Measured using a 2 ms half-sine pulse when the hard drive is in use.

Keyboard shortcuts

NOTE: Keyboard characters may differ depending on the keyboard language configuration. Keys used for shortcuts remain the same across all language configurations.

Some keys on your keyboard have two symbols on them. These keys can be used to type alternate characters or to perform secondary functions. The symbol shown on the lower part of the key refers to the character that is typed out when the key is pressed. If you press shift and the key, the symbol shown on the upper part of the key is typed out. For example, if you press 2,
2 is typed out; if you press Shift + 2, @ is typed out.

The keys F1-F12 at the top row of the keyboard are function keys for multi-media control, as indicated by the icon at the bottom of the key. Press the function key to invoke the task represented by the icon. For example, pressing F1 mutes the audio (refer to the table below).
However, if the function keys F1-F12 are needed for specific software applications, multi-media functionality can be disabled
by pressing Fn + Esc. Subsequently, multi-media control can be invoked by pressing Fn and the respective function key. For example, mute audio by pressing Fn + F1.

NOTE: You can also define the primary behavior of the function keys (F1–F12) by changing Function Key Behavior in BIOS setup program.

Table 20. List of keyboard shortcuts DELL XPS 13 9305 laptop Core i7 11th Gen 8GB 512GB SSD fig 12

The Fn key is also used with selected keys on the keyboard to invoke other secondary functions.

Table 21. List of keyboard shortcuts DELL XPS 13 9305 laptop Core i7 11th Gen 8GB 512GB SSD fig 13

Getting help and contacting Dell

Self-help resources

You can get information and help on Dell products and services using these self-help resources:

Table 22. Self-help resources

Self-help resources Resource location
Information about Dell products and services www.dell.com
My Dell app DELL XPS 13 9305 laptop Core i7 11th Gen 8GB 512GB SSD fig 2
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Contact Support In Windows search, type Contact Support, and press Enter.
Online help for operating system www.dell.com/support/windows
Access top solutions, diagnostics, drivers and downloads, and learn more about your computer through videos, manuals and documents. Your Dell computer is uniquely identified by a Service Tag or Express Service Code. To view relevant support resources for your Dell computer, enter the Service Tag or Express Service Code at www.dell.com/support.

For more information on how to find the Service Tag for your computer, see Locate the Service Tag on your computer.

Dell knowledge base articles for a variety of computer concerns 1.      Go to www.dell.com/support.

2.      On the menu bar at the top of the Support page, select

Support > Knowledge Base.

3.      In the Search field on the Knowledge Base page, type the keyword, topic, or model number, and then click or tap the search icon to view the related articles.

Contacting Dell

To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer service issues, see www.dell.com/contactdell.

NOTE: Availability varies by country/region and product, and some services may not be available in your country/region.
NOTE: If you do not have an active Internet connection, you can find contact information about your purchase invoice, packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog.

Documents / Resources

DELL XPS 13 9305 laptop Core i7 11th Gen 8GB 512GB SSD [pdf] User Guide
XPS 13 9305, laptop, Core i7, 512GB SSD

References

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