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DELL XPS 13 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

DELL is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and DELL also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 13 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 13 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 13 have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. The DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB).

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SSD Storage Medium

The DELL XPS 13 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most laptops of a similar type and age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar 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 notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across comparable types of notebook PC.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Elitebook 820 G2[pl_2886802_price] (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2[pl_2897415_price] (SSD) both from HP.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 13 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 13.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 13 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The DELL XPS 13 supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version which is better than the 4 Bluetooth version supported by most notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

This portable PC's bluetooth version (4.1) is in fact the best supported bluetooth version across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 13.

A 4 Bluetooth version is the worst supported bluetooth version across similar types of portable PC.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the XPS 13 which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the DELL XPS 13 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

Across all the laptops of this spec and age the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh. At 52 watt-hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Light

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 13 that we have assessed, the weight of the DELL XPS 13 of only 1.2 kilograms is one of the lightest. The average weight of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 2kg.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the XPS 13[pl_2705334_price] (1.2kg), or the XPS 13[pl_2705276_price] (1.2kg) both from DELL.

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Narrow

At only 304 millimeters, the DELL XPS 13 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. The narrowest laptop that was released around the same time as the XPS 13 is 28mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 16GB and the biggest is 2TB.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the X1 Carbon[pl_2993340_price] (180GB), or the T550[pl_2881392_price] (180GB) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 13 range from 11" to 18". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 740[plb_2783823_price] (14").

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 13 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The DELL XPS 13 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The worst Wi-Fi standard of all notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 13 is IEEE 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 13.

If this DELL laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2862104_price] (2.3GHz).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit 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 Smart Response 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 Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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
Battery Voltage
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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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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