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DELL XPS 13 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB May 2013
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Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review
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15 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 13. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of a similar age and spec to the XPS 13 is 23GB.

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DELL Laptops Have Good Reviews

DELL has good average ratings across all notebook PCs, however it has unexceptional ratings specifically within its ultrabooks range.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 350 megahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 13 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the DELL XPS 13 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

The worst display resolution across similar types of notebook PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 13 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the XPS 13 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 13 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 notebook PCs of this spec and age. This DELL portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2189879_price] (SSD).

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Six Battery Cells

The DELL XPS 13 is a six battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years have between two and seven battery cells.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

The front camera resolutions of portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 12MP. At 1.3 megapixels, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 13.

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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 comparable age and spec to it.

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Narrow

Notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13 have widths of between 280mm and 420mm. The DELL XPS 13 is one of the narrower laptops that were released more than two years ago (only 316 millimeters) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the DELL XPS 13 which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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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 portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The DELL XPS 13 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) amongst ultrabooks of this age. The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 13 is 360GB.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2418295_price] (180GB).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago, the DELL XPS 13 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The DELL XPS 13 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and three USB 3.0 ports.

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7 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13

Released Over Three Years Ago

This DELL portable PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Internal Memory

The DELL XPS 13 has a relatively average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 13.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Fujitsu LifeBook U904[plb_2039480_price] (10GB).

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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 most similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. Most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 8.53 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 13.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the XPS 13.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Z30[plb_2086844_price] (1.9GHz).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_1586460_price] (14").

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Average Weight

At 1.4 kilograms, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

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Housing Material
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Docking Station
Processor
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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)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
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
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Start-Up Time
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
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
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
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Technical Details
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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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers w10pro, dell l322, dell l321, dell l322x, dell l321x, dell i56200, dell i55200, dell i55200u, dell i56200u, dell xps93432727, dell xps93501340, dell xps93501340s, dell xps93432727s, dell xps93432727sl, dell xps93501340sl, dell xps93501340slv, dell xps93432727slv
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Fifteen More PCI Express Lanes (max)
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