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DELL XPS 13 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB May 2015
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Strikingly Thin, With More Room To View.The XPS 13 Ultrabook is a slim 6 mm at its thinnest point (only 18 mm at its thickest point), and features a 13.3" (33.782 cm) HD display cleverly fit into... More
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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DELL Laptops Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,345 expert and owner reviews for DELL notebook PCs and found that on average DELL has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that DELL has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The DELL XPS 13 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this type and age. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of a similar age and type to the XPS 13.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The DELL XPS 13 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. Most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it have an HDD storage medium. 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13.

The worst storage medium across similar types of notebook PC is HDD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the XPS 13[pl_1304263_price], or the XPS 13[pl_1304263_price] both from DELL or the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2446584_price].

If the storage medium of this DELL laptop is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 13[plb_2601999_price] (SSD).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 13 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2363540_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to look at include the Tecra Z40[pl_2197427_price], or the TECRA Z40[pl_2223029_price] both from Toshiba.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age, the DELL XPS 13 has a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the Satellite Z30[pl_2363540_price], or the Z30[pl_2209211_price] both from Toshiba which is cheaper.

It is worth considering other portable PCs which also have a front camera including the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2435195_price].

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops of this type and age.

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Quite High Speaker Power

Across all the comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 13 the speaker power range from 1W to 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. When compared to other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago, the speaker power of the DELL XPS 13 of 3 Watts is one of the highest.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

At 1.3 megapixels, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The average front camera resolution of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 13 is 28MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Light

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. At only 1.4 kilograms, the DELL XPS 13 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook 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 DELL XPS 13[plb_1304263_price].

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP Pro[plb_1496960_price] (1.4kg and cheaper).

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Narrow

With a width of only 316 millimeters, the DELL XPS 13 is one of the narrower portable PCs of this spec and age amongst laptops of this age. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the widths range from 38mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The DELL XPS 13 has a very small total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago. Similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 128GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL XPS 13[plb_1304263_price], or the HP Pro[plb_1496960_price].

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the ThinkPad X1 Carbon[pl_2649039_price] (180GB), or the X1 Carbon[pl_3085960_price] (256GB) both from Lenovo or the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2446584_price] (180GB) 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 one of the smaller screen sizes amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The average screen size of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 13 is 15".

We compared all the other 13.3" notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think the DELL XPS 13[plb_1304263_price], and the HP Pro[plb_1496960_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3085960_price] (14" and cheaper), or the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2336483_price] (14" and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs of this age and type do not have a touch sensitive screen. The DELL XPS 13 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might also want to look at including the ThinkPad T440[pl_2397170_price], the ThinkPad X240[pl_2430339_price], or the X1 Carbon[pl_3085960_price] all from Lenovo.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The maximum turbo frequencies of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The DELL XPS 13 supports a 3 Bluetooth version which is better than the 4 Bluetooth version supported by most notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13 the bluetooth version ranges from 2.1 to 4.0 EDR.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Shock

At 160 gravity, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly big non-operating shock compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 13. The non-operating shocks of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13 range from 60G to 240G.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Vibration

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 13 the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 160G. With a non-operating vibration of 1.3 gravity, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger non-operating vibrations amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13

Released Over Four Years Ago

This portable PC was released over four years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The DELL XPS 13 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Battery Life

At 8.53 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 8.53h battery life portable PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL XPS 13[plb_1304263_price].

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the ThinkPad T440[pl_2397170_price] (8.6h and cheaper), the ThinkPad T440[pl_2417689_price] (8.6h and cheaper), or the ThinkPad X240[pl_2781600_price] (8.7h and cheaper) all from Lenovo.

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Average Internal Memory

The DELL XPS 13 has a fairly standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 13.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the 8470p[pl_1481744_price], and the Pro[pl_1496960_price] both from HP or the DELL XPS 13[plb_1304263_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Samsung NP3530EC[plb_1552133_price] (6GB and cheaper), the Lenovo Z500[plb_1571675_price] (6GB and cheaper), or the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2515489_price] (6GB and cheaper).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

There are a number of other 1.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP Pro[plb_1496960_price].

If you are looking for a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Inspiron 15 7000[pl_2073867_price] (1.8GHz), or the Inspiron 17 7000[pl_2253228_price] (1.8GHz) both from DELL which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Design
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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
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Motherboard Chipset
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Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
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 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 Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Battery
Battery Life
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Non-Operating Vibration
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Non-Operating Shock
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Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
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Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(278)
31 December 2015

EVER SINCE Dell first revealed the redesigned Dell XPS 13 at CES 2015, it's been one of the US firm's more exciting clamshell devices - an attractive, powerful ultrabook with a gloriously... Read more…

30 December 2015

Despite a handful of flaws, this is one of the best Windows ultraportables available...

29 December 2015

The refreshed Dell XPS 13 doesn't go too far from its predecessor in terms of design and build quality. Both are impeccable and make the whole experience using the notebook a delight. Also, the...

21 December 2015

When Dell released the first XPS 13 early on in 2015, it fell agonisingly short of greatness. The design was there, the core hardware was fast enough, but a series of niggling little flaws... Read more…

15 December 2015

The 2015 Dell XPS 13 is a well built, compact laptop that outdoes the obvious competition in some key respects such as screen quality and near-borderless display. Here is a 13.3-inch laptop that...

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User Reviews

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(Verified Purchase)

Despite the cons, I'm generally happy with the Microserver. It handles my vSphere environment reasonably well and I'm considering purchasing another one for HA and more capacity. When purchasing... Read more…

Reviewed 8 December 2013 by Stephen J.
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It takes a little effort, but ultimately I was glad I bought this machine. 1 - The instructions are a little unclear about memory options, but the 8 GB DDR3 PC3-12800 240 pin "server" RAM I added... Read more…

Reviewed 29 August 2014 by Christopher T.
(Verified Purchase)

This is the same exact Asus T100 with the Baytrail Z3775 processor as the red and black one on Newegg. There were a lot of complaints about the black one getting finger smudges on the back of the... Read more…

Reviewed 20 September 2014 by Thiago Z.

Quiet, small box, easy to install customized ESXi image right from the HP site makes this microserver a good choice for home lab...

Reviewed 26 April 2015 by Rich C.
(Verified Purchase)

It's the best computer I've ever owned...

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers i55200, w10pro, i55200u, dell l321, dell l322, dell l322x, dell l321x, dell i56200, dell i52467, dell i55200, dell i52467m, dell i55200u, dell i56200u, dell xps93432727, dell xps93432727s, dell xps93432727sl, dell xps93432727slv
Barcodes 00884116165118, 05397063324736, 05397063369058

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2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
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2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
£ 462.59
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