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DELL XPS 13 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

£862.92
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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Nov 2013
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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... More
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Medium processor core notebook PCs produced by DELL have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that DELL also has good reviews across its entire range.

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 laptops of this age and type. 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 across all laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 13.

Across 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most notebook PCs that were released 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 amongst all portable PCs of this type and age.

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

Alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the HP ProBook 640 (£770.38).

If the storage medium of this DELL laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X230 (SSD), the HP EliteBook 840 (£529.25) (SSD), or the DELL Latitude 12 7000 (SSD).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 13 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the XPS 13 also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the XPS 13, or the Inspiron 17R (£569.00) both from DELL or the HP ENVY 15 is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13, the DELL XPS 13 has a front camera.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to consider include the XPS 13, or the Latitude E6430 both from DELL or the HP ENVY 15.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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Quite High Speaker Power

The average speaker power of laptops of this age and spec is 1.7W. The DELL XPS 13 has a very high speaker power (3 Watts) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13.

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Six Battery Cells

Most comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 13 have between one and eight battery cells, including the DELL XPS 13 which has six battery cells.

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Fairly Big Megapixel Count

The megapixels counts of laptops of this age and spec range from 0.3MP to 2MP, and the average megapixel count is 0.95MP. The DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger megapixels counts (1.3 megapixels) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Light

The weights of portable PCs of this age and spec 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 have been around for a similar time to the XPS 13.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the HP 455 (2kg and cheaper).

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Narrow

The widths of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 13 range from 38mm to 430mm. At only 316 millimeters, the DELL XPS 13 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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9 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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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The DELL XPS 13 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 13 range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the X230 (180GB), or the X230 (180GB) both from Lenovo or the HP EliteBook 840 (£529.25) (180GB).

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Quite Small Screen Size

The DELL XPS 13 has a fairly small screen size (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 13. Across all the laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 13 the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 440 (14") which is also 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 laptops of a similar age and spec 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 portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 13 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might also want to consider including the XPS 13, the Inspiron 15 7537, or the Inspiron 15 7537 all from DELL.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Shock

The smallest non-operating shock of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13 is 60G, the biggest is 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 120G. At 160 gravity, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite big non-operating shock compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Vibration

The DELL XPS 13 has a fairly big non-operating vibration (1.3 gravity) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 13. Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 13 have non-operating vibrations of between 1G and 160G.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The DELL XPS 13 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. This DELL portable PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Battery Life

At 8.53 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo T440 (8.6h and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 13.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Inspiron 15 (6GB and cheaper), or the Inspiron 15 3521 (6GB and cheaper) both from DELL or the Asus X75A (£462.59) (6GB and cheaper).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba TECRA Z40 (£429.99) (1.9GHz and cheaper).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
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)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial 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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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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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User Reviews

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(Verified Purchase)

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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 5 April 2015 by Erika M.

This is an incredible ultrabook and I highly recommend it. ~~Performance~~ This is just about the only aspect of the ultrabook that is not incredible all around. I purchased the core i3 edition... 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...

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers w10pro, dell l321, dell ddr3, dell l322, dell l322x, dell l321x, dell ddr3l, dell ddr3lr, dell i55200, dell ddr3lrs, dell i55200u, dell xps93432727, dell xps93431818, dell xps93431818s, dell xps93432727s, dell xps93431818sl, dell xps93432727sl, dell xps93431818slv, dell xps93432727slv
Barcodes 00809395312022, 00884116165118, 00884116167495, 05397063423767, 05397063509416

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