Strikingly Thin, With More Room To View.The XPS 13 laptop is slim, 6 mm (0.24") at its thinnest point, only 18 mm (0.71") at its thickest point and features a 13.3" FHD display that cleverly fits...
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Based on 4,137 owner and expert reviews, DELL has good reviews for its portable PCs. DELL also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core laptops compared to other manufacturers.
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 comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.
This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 13.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.
SSD Storage Medium
The DELL XPS 13 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it. Most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time 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 laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 13.
The worst storage medium across similar types of laptop is HDD.
If the storage medium of this 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
The DELL XPS 13 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.
Has a Front Camera
The DELL XPS 13 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 13 also have a front camera.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.
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AC Cable Included
This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.
Fairly Big Operating Shock
With an operating shock of 110 gravity, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger operating shocks amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average operating shock of medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 13 is 56G.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The DELL XPS 13 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. This DELL notebook PC has an 802.11g WiFi standard, whereas most medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Laptops of this age and type 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 one of the bigger megapixels counts amongst laptops of this age. Across all the laptops that came out more than two years ago the megapixels counts range from 0.3MP to 2MP.
Fairly High Front Camera Resolution
Similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 13 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP. At 1.3 megapixels, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the XPS 13.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This portable PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.
At only 1.4 kilograms, the DELL XPS 13 is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13. The weights of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 13 range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.
Across all the laptops of this spec and age the widths range from 28mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. The DELL XPS 13 is one of the narrower medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago (only 316 millimeters) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.
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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Most medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 13 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the DELL XPS 13 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.
Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
When compared to other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13 that we have assessed, the DELL XPS 13's total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Medium processor core laptops 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 500GB.
Quite Small Screen Size
The DELL XPS 13 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The screen sizes of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13 range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The DELL XPS 13 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only One USB 3.0 Port
The DELL XPS 13 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.
Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity
Most notebook PCs of this age and type have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the DELL XPS 13 which has 128 solid-state drive capacity.
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 a comparable type and age to it. The bluetooth version of all notebook PCs of this age and type ranges from 2.1 (worst) to 4.0 EDR (best).
Only MaxxAudio Audio System
This laptop audio system, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
5 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.
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 medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.
Average Battery Life
At 8.53 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 13.
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Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 13.
Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo B50-30 (1.86GHz).
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
Solid-State Drive Capacity
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
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
Waves MaxxAudio 4
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
Headphone Out Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 7 Professional
Microsoft Office, McAfee LiveSafe
Adobe Reader X,WebCam Central,Skype,Internet Explorer,Windows Live Essentials Wave 4,Dell DataSafe
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 Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution 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
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Rear
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Storage Relative Humidity Range
10 - 95
Operating Relative Humidity Range
10 - 90
Storage Temperature Range
-40 - 65
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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