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DELL XPS 13 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review
Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review (2015) -  4 Months Later
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15 Reasons For

DELL Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

We checked 4,345 owner and expert reviews for DELL portable PCs and found that on average DELL has good ratings. However we also found that DELL has unexceptional ratings specifically within its ultrabooks range.

Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13, the maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the DELL XPS 13 of 2 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the laptops of this type and age the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the DELL XPS 13 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 13 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13 do not have a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including cheaper laptops such as the X240 (£735.65), the T440s, or the T440s all from Lenovo.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 13 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also have a front camera.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the X240 (£735.65), and the X240 both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a front camera to this laptop and we think the DELL XPS 13 is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 13 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Most laptops of a similar type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of this spec and age.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years. 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the T440s, or the X240 both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Z30.

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L3 Processor Cache

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

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Two USB Sleep-and-Charge Support Ports

The DELL XPS 13 has more USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports than most of the laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 13. This portable PC is a two USB Sleep-and-Charge port notebook PC compared to most of the notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13 which only have one USB Sleep-and-Charge port.

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Six Battery Cells

The DELL XPS 13 is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13 have between two and seven battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 23Wh to 72Wh. The DELL XPS 13 has a quite big battery capacity (55 watt-hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 13.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Light

The average weight of laptops of a comparable age and type to the XPS 13 is 1.6kg. With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the DELL XPS 13 is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 13.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1.4kg heavy laptops currently available including cheaper laptops such as the X240, or the X240 (£735.65) both from Lenovo.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (1.4kg).

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Narrow

The average width of ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13 is 330mm. At only 316 millimeters, the DELL XPS 13 is quite narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 13.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13 is 1,100MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago. The smallest total storage capacity of similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 13 is 64GB and the biggest is 1.1TB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 128GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Toshiba Z30.

If this laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo T440s (256GB) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 13. The smallest screen size of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 13 is 11", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 14".

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 13.3" notebook PCs currently available including the Toshiba Z30 which is cheaper.

If this DELL laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T440s (14" and cheaper).

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Quite Short Battery Life

The DELL XPS 13 has a quite short battery life (only 6 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average battery life of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 13 is 8.5h.

If you want a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Lenovo T440s (8.4h and cheaper).

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13. The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 4GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.9GB.

There are a number of alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo T440s, or the Toshiba Z30.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and type, the DELL XPS 13 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the X240, or the T440s both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Only Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The DELL XPS 13 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most ultrabooks that are a similar age to it. Most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops of this spec and age the processor family ranges from Intel Core i3-2xxx (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The DELL XPS 13 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. This notebook PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most laptops of a similar age and spec to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when DELL released the XPS 13.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo T440s (1.9GHz and cheaper).

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Specification

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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
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Processor Cache Type
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Internal Memory
Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
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Bluetooth Version
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WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
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DC-In Jack
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S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
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Included Driver
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage 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
Supported Instruction Set
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Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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)
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30 December 2015

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29 December 2015

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21 December 2015

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15 December 2015

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