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DELL XPS 11 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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Experience Exceptional Versatility.The new XPS 11 2-in-1 Ultrabook takes performance, design and flexibility to the next level. Four-way FlexibilityThe XPS 11 uses a patent-pending hinge design to... More
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Good Brand

On average DELL 2 in 1 laptops have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all portable PCs produced by DELL.

12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 11 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the DELL XPS 11 which has 12 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 11 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 11.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Toshiba U920t which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 11 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this spec and age. In addition, this DELL laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this spec and age.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

If you want a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360 (£382.66) (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The DELL XPS 11 has one of the longer battery lifes (9 hours) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The average battery life of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 11 is 7.7h.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Two USB Sleep-and-Charge Support Ports

The DELL XPS 11 is a two USB Sleep-and-Charge port portable PC.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The DELL XPS 11 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL XPS 11 has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Light

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the weights range from 0.88g to 20kg. At only 1.1 kilograms, the DELL XPS 11 is fairly light compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 11.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 11 range from 560MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 850 megahertz, the DELL XPS 11 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 11 do not have a full-size keyboard. The DELL XPS 11 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Toshiba U920t is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 10" to 16", and the average screen size is 13". With a screen size of only 11.6 inches, the DELL XPS 11 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 11.

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Quite Slow Maximum WiFi Data Rate

The maximum WiFi data rate of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years range from 54 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s, and the average maximum WiFi data rate is 370 Mbit/s. At only 54 megabits per second, the DELL XPS 11 has a fairly slow maximum WiFi data rate compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of this age and spec is 2GB and the biggest is 16GB. The DELL XPS 11 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 11 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 7.7GB.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.3 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 11 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 11. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of laptops of a comparable type and age to the XPS 11 is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 3.4GHz.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The DELL XPS 11 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most laptops of this spec and age. Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard across all notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 11.

The best Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 802.11n.

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Quite Long Battery Recharge Time

At 4 hours, the DELL XPS 11 has a quite long battery recharge time compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 11. Across all the portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 11 the battery recharge times range from 2h to 31h.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 11

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when DELL released the XPS 11.

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 11 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 4GB internal memory laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Toughbook 19 (£2,728.70) is also worth considering.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.6 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 11 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 11.

If you want a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Helix (1.7GHz), or the HP ENVY x360 (1.7GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The DELL XPS 11 has a fairly typical total storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Flex (£279.99) (320GB).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Typical Contrast Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Voltage
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
WiFi Certification
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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