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...
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15 Reasons For
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 13 is 23GB. The DELL XPS 13 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 13.
Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most laptops of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the DELL XPS 13 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
DELL Has Good Laptop Reviews
We checked 4,137 owner and expert reviews for DELL portable PCs and found that on average DELL has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that DELL has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core laptops range.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The DELL XPS 13 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 13.
Across comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
SSD Storage Medium
The DELL XPS 13 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years. Most comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as 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.
An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium across all portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 13.
The worst storage medium amongst similar types of laptop is HDD.
If the storage medium of this medium processor core portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (£491.96) (SSD).
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the DELL XPS 13 has a full-size keyboard.
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Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13, the DELL XPS 13 has a front camera.
AC Cable Included
This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for more than two years.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.
Quite Big Operating Vibration
The operating vibrations of medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years range from 0.5G to 1.1G, and the average operating vibration is 0.6G. The DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger operating vibrations (0.66 gravity) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.
Fairly Big Operating Shock
The operating shocks of comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13 range from 10G to 140G. The DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger operating shocks (110 gravity) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The DELL XPS 13 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years. This portable PC has an 802.11g WiFi standard, whereas most medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Portable PCs that were released more than two years ago WiFi standards range from 802.11a (worst) to 802.11n (best).
Fairly Big Megapixel Count
With a megapixel count of 1.3 megapixels, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite big megapixel count compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years. The average megapixel count of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago is 0.91MP, and the megapixels counts range from 0.3MP to 2MP.
With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the DELL XPS 13 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 13. Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 13 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.
With a width of only 316 millimeters, the DELL XPS 13 is quite narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 13. The average width of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago is 360mm, and the widths range from 28mm to 430mm.
9 Reasons Against
Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
Similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB. At only 128 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13.
Alternative 128GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the HP 13.
Quite Small Screen Size
The DELL XPS 13 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst laptops of this age. Across all the laptops that were released more than two years ago the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on laptops of this age and type.
Only 1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
The DELL XPS 13 has a maximum memory slots of 1x SO-DIMM. That's 50% less memory slots than a 2x SO-DIMM portable PC, which is the most common memory slots.
This laptop's memory slots (1x SO-DIMM) is actually the worst memory slots amongst all medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13.
The best memory slots amongst comparable types of laptop is 4x SO-DIMM.
+6 More reasons against
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The DELL XPS 13 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 13 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 13 is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3,300GHz.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.
Quite Big Non-Operating Shock
Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 13 have non-operating shocks of between 60G and 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 120G. With a non-operating shock of 160 gravity, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger non-operating shocks amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.
Fairly Big Non-Operating Vibration
The smallest non-operating vibration of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 1G and the biggest is 3.5G. At 1.3 gravity, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly big non-operating vibration compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 13.
5 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13
Released Over Three Years Ago
This notebook PC was released over three years ago.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The DELL XPS 13 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and type. Most medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
Average Battery Life
With a battery life of 8.53 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.
If you want a longer battery life then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 430 G1 (8.6h).
+3 Other reasons
Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 13.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The DELL XPS 13 has a fairly standard processor clock speed (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 13.
Aluminium, Carbon, Carbon fiber, Magnesium
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel QS67 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR3L-SDRAM
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Touch Sensitive Screen
0.21 x 0.21
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 400, Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
HD + Waves MaxxAudio 4
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Front Camera Resolution
Ethernet LAN Connection
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Adobe Reader X,WebCam Central,Skype,Internet Explorer,Windows Live Essentials Wave 4,Dell DataSafe
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
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 Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium, Lithium Polymer (LiPo), Polymer
External Power Adapter
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Adapter Power
Cable Lock Slot
Wireless Display Connectivity
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Rear
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Storage Relative Humidity Range
10 - 95
Operating Relative Humidity Range
10 - 90
Storage Temperature Range
-40 - 65
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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