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DELL XPS 13 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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Top Seller

Across all laptops, the XPS 13 is one the best selling products currently available.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 13 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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DELL Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,345 expert and user reviews for DELL laptops and found that on average DELL has good ratings. We also found that DELL has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 13 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of a similar type and age to the XPS 13.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC.

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SSD Storage Medium

The DELL XPS 13 has a better storage medium than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 13.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of portable PC.

Alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the Toshiba Tecra A50[plb_2363547_price].

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the XPS 13[pl_1304263_price] (SSD), or the Latitude 12 E7250[pl_2367862_price] (SSD) both from DELL or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2781600_price] (SSD).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 13 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 13 also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2145525_price], and the Toshiba Tecra A50[plb_1623992_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Acer Aspire V5-121[plb_1562348_price].

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Has a Front Camera

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

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP EliteBook 740[plb_2524806_price] is also worth considering.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a front camera which you might also want to consider including the X230[pl_1630453_price], or the X230[pl_1547944_price] both from Lenovo.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Big Operating Shock

At 110 gravity, the DELL XPS 13 has a very big operating shock compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 13. Portable PCs of this type and age have operating shocks of between 10G and 140G, and the average operating shock is 63G.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The DELL XPS 13 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 13 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Fairly Big Operating Vibration

The average operating vibration of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 1.3G, and the operating vibrations range from 0.5G to 110G. At 0.66 gravity, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly big operating vibration compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 13.

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Six Battery Cells

The DELL XPS 13 is a six battery cell count laptop.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

At 1.3 megapixels, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 13. The average front camera resolution of laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 13 is 28MP.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The DELL XPS 13 has a quite bright display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The dimmest display brightness of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 13 is 20 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,200 cd/m².

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Light

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. At only 1.4 kilograms, the DELL XPS 13 is fairly light compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 13[plb_1497490_price] (1.4kg) which is also cheaper.

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Narrow

The average width of notebook PCs of this type and age is 360mm. With a width of only 316 millimeters, the DELL XPS 13 is one of the narrower comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The DELL XPS 13 is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook 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 notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 13 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The DELL XPS 13 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 13 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 13.3" portable PCs currently available including the DELL XPS 13[plb_1497490_price], or the Fujitsu LifeBook U554[plb_1632805_price] which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the T440p[pl_3682866_price] (14" and cheaper), or the ThinkPad T440[pl_2502687_price] (14" and cheaper) both from Lenovo or the Asus BU401LG[plb_2302173_price] (14" and cheaper).

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13 is 520GB, and the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 13.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the ProBook 650[pl_2654888_price] (320GB and cheaper), or the ProBook 650 G1[pl_2059670_price] (320GB and cheaper) both from HP or the Fujitsu LifeBook E754[plb_2475302_price] (320GB and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of this age and spec.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 13 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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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 laptops of this spec and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might also want to consider including the HP EliteBook 740[plb_2524806_price], or the Lenovo ThinkPad T440[plb_2585666_price].

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 13.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The DELL XPS 13 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The DELL XPS 13 supports a better bluetooth version than most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. This notebook PC supports a 3 Bluetooth version, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it support a 4 Bluetooth version. Across all portable PCs of this age and spec the worst bluetooth version is 2.1 and the best is 4.0 EDR.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the XPS 13.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the MSI CX61[plb_1535240_price] is also worth considering.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2392874_price] (16GB and cheaper).

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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 notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 8.53 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 13.

We compared all the other 8.53h battery life notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL XPS 13[plb_1497490_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a laptop with a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the ThinkPad T440[pl_2502687_price] (8.6h), or the ThinkPad T440[pl_2585666_price] (8.6h) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

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

There are a number of other 1.8GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the Asus X502CA[plb_1631840_price], or the DELL XPS 13[plb_1497490_price].

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T440[plb_2564373_price] (1.9GHz and cheaper).

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Specification

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Processor Series
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Display
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Video
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Camera
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Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
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WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
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S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
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Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
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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
Supported Instruction Set
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
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Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Expert Reviews

(286)
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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Reviewed 16 January 2014 by MATTHEW S.
(Verified Purchase)

Despite the cons, I'm generally happy with the Microserver. It handles my vSphere environment reasonably well and I'm considering purchasing another one for HA and more capacity. When purchasing... Read more…

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell w10, dell w10h, 3200x1800, dell i55200, dell i56200, dell i55200u, dell i56200u, dell 2560x1440, dell 3200x1800, dell xps93436365, dell xps93504007, dell xps93504007s, dell xps93436365s, dell xps93504007sl, dell xps93436365sl, dell xps93504007slv, dell xps93436365slv
Barcodes 00884116167938, 00884116236429, 05397063355556, 05397063514229, 05397063786558

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2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
£ 449.99
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