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DELL XPS 13 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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

19 Reasons For

A Best Selling Laptop

According to Amazon sales data, the XPS 13 is one the best selling laptop currently available.

DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We checked 4,345 user and expert reviews for DELL laptops and found that on average DELL has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. However we also found that DELL has unexceptional ratings specifically within its ultrabooks range.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age which do not have a full-size keyboard, the DELL XPS 13 has a full-size keyboard.

Other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the Acer Aspire V5-122P (£299.00).

Other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider include the DELL Latitude 12 E7240, or the Lenovo X240.

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Has a Front Camera

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

It is worth also looking at other portable PCs which also have a front camera including the X1 Carbon, or the X1 Carbon both from Lenovo or the DELL Latitude 12 E7240.

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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 laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. Most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as 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 laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the Latitude 12 E7240 (SSD), or the Latitude 12 E7240 (SSD) both from DELL or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (SSD).

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The DELL XPS 13 has a fairly high speaker power (3 Watts) compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 13. The lowest speaker power of ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13 is 1W and the highest is 4W.

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Quite Big Operating Shock

Portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 13 have operating shocks of between 10G and 110G, and the average operating shock is 71G. The DELL XPS 13 has a quite big operating shock (110 gravity) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Fairly Big Operating Vibration

With an operating vibration of 0.66 gravity, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger operating vibrations amongst ultrabooks of this age. The average operating vibration of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 13 is 0.61G.

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Six Battery Cells

The DELL XPS 13 is a six battery cell count portable PC.

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Fairly Big Megapixel Count

The smallest megapixel count of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 13 is 0.3MP, the biggest is 1.3MP, and the average megapixel count is 1.1MP. With a megapixel count of 1.3 megapixels, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger megapixels counts amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of 1.3 megapixels, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the higher front camera resolutions amongst ultrabooks of this age. Across all the laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13 the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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AC Cable Included

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

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Very Shallow

The DELL XPS 13 is one of the shallower portable PCs of this age and type (only 8.1 inches) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this spec and age the depths range from 8" to 9.3", and the average depth is 8.8".

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Very Narrow

With a width of only 12.4 inches, the DELL XPS 13 is quite narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 13. The narrowest comparable spec notebook PC that has been on the market for more than two years is 12" wide, the widest is 14", and the average width is 13".

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Narrow

The widths of ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13 range from 280mm to 420mm. At only 316 millimeters, the DELL XPS 13 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 13.

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8 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The DELL XPS 13 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.8GHz. The DELL XPS 13 has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (1.8GHz), the Asus UX301LA (£635.00) (1.8GHz), or the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 (1.9GHz).

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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 the most frequently found display resolution on comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL XPS 13 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 13 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the Acer Aspire V5-122P (£299.00) which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is typical of many laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 13 is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz. At only 2.6 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 13.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The DELL XPS 13 supports a better bluetooth version than most similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it. This portable PC supports a 3 Bluetooth version, whereas most ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as it support a 4 Bluetooth version.

This laptop's bluetooth version (3) is in fact the worst supported bluetooth version across all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

The best supported bluetooth version amongst comparable types of laptop is 4.0+HS.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Vibration

The DELL XPS 13 has a fairly big non-operating vibration (1.3 gravity) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13 the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 1.5G, and the average non-operating vibration is 1.2G.

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7 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 13.

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The DELL XPS 13 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Average Battery Life

At 8.53 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the XPS 13.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the X1 Carbon (8.6h), the X240 (8.7h), or the X1 Carbon (9h) all from Lenovo.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 13.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire V5-122P (£299.00) (500GB and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

The DELL XPS 13 has a fairly typical screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 13.

If this DELL portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (14"), the X1 Carbon (14"), or the X1 Carbon (14") all from Lenovo.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.4 kilograms, the DELL XPS 13 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13.

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Specification

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Processor Core
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Processor Clock Speed
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Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
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Processor Cache Type
Processor
Memory
Internal Memory
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Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
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Memory Clock Speed
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Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Video
Graphics
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G WiMAX
4G
4G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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Mini DisplayPort
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S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Keyboard
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Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
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Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
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 Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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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
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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
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Weight & Dimensions
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Expert Reviews

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers i57200, i57200u, dell j28, dell w10, dell h44, 1920x1080, 3200x1800, dell w10h, dell h44f, dell j28p, dell ny8y6, dell h44fh, dell j28pf, dell i56300, dell i56200, dell i55200, xps93504007, dell i54210, dell p239271, dell i55200u, xps93504007s, dell i54210u, dell i56300u, dell i56200u, xps93504007sl, dell p239271p, dell 1920x1080, dell 3200x1800, xps93504007slv, dell 2560x1440
Barcodes 00884116167938, 00884116204275, 00884116236429, 05397063369645, 05397063877706

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2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
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