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DELL XPS 13 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 1.9GHz 8GB Jul 2013
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Strikingly Thin, With More Room To View.The XPS 13 Ultrabook is a slim 6 mm at its thinnest point (only 18 mm at its thickest point), and features a 13.3" (33.782 cm) HD display cleverly fit into... More
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24 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the XPS 13 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the DELL XPS 13 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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DELL Laptops Have Good Reviews

We assessed average ratings for each notebook PC brand and found that whilst DELL has good average reviews across all notebook PCs, DELL has unexceptional reviews specifically within its ultrabooks range.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 13. Ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 800MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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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 type and age to the XPS 13 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The DELL XPS 13 has a better processor family than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This DELL notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 13 the worst processor family is Intel Core i3-2xxx and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 13 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 13 also have a front camera.

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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 a similar age and spec to it. This DELL 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 amongst all portable PCs of this age and type.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13. Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.9GB.

If this ultrabook internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook U904 (£1,553.21) (10GB).

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£697.00) (SSD).

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

Notebook PCs of this type and age have speaker power of between 1W and 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.6W. The DELL XPS 13 has one of the higher speaker power (3 Watts) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Quite Big Operating Shock

At 110 gravity, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly big operating shock compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the XPS 13. Ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago have operating shocks of between 10G and 110G.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The DELL XPS 13 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 13 have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Fairly Big Operating Vibration

The average operating vibration of notebook PCs of this age and type is 0.61G. With an operating vibration of 0.66 gravity, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger operating vibrations amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Six Battery Cells

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

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Fairly Big Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years is 1.1MP, and the megapixels counts range from 0.3MP to 1.3MP. The DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger megapixels counts (1.3 megapixels) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Big L3 Cache

The L3 caches of ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13 range from 2MB to 6MB. With a L3 cache of 4 megabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger L3 caches amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Fairly 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 comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13. The lowest front camera resolution of ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the XPS 13 is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Shallow

With a depth of only 8.1 inches, the DELL XPS 13 is one of the shallower comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 13 amongst ultrabooks of this age. The shallowest notebook PC of this spec and age is 8" deep, the deepest is 9.3", and the average depth is 8.8".

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Very Narrow

The widths of laptops of a comparable age and type to the XPS 13 range from 12" to 14", and the average width is 13". With a width of only 12.4 inches, the DELL XPS 13 is one of the narrower laptops of a similar spec and age to the XPS 13 amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Narrow

At only 316 millimeters, the DELL XPS 13 is quite narrow compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years. The widths of ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago range from 280mm to 420mm, and the average width is 330mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and 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, although this is within the context that most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 13 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 13. Across all the ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 16GB.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The DELL XPS 13 supports a 3 Bluetooth version which is better than the 4 Bluetooth version supported by most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

A 3 Bluetooth version is actually the worst supported bluetooth version across all notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 13.

The best supported bluetooth version across comparable types of portable PC is 4.0+HS.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Shock

The non-operating shocks of laptops of a similar spec and age to the XPS 13 range from 60G to 200G, and the average non-operating shock is 130G. With a non-operating shock of 160 gravity, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly big non-operating shock compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 13.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Vibration

The average non-operating vibration of laptops of a similar spec and age to the XPS 13 is 1.2G, and the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 1.5G. The DELL XPS 13 has a quite big non-operating vibration (1.3 gravity) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 13.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 8.53 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a relatively average battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the XPS 13.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£932.99) (8.6h).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£1,716.86) (2GHz), or the DELL XPS 13 (£899.00) (2GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The DELL XPS 13 has a pretty standard total storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 13.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X240 (500GB).

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Average Screen Size

The DELL XPS 13 has a pretty standard screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 13.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the HP Zbook 14 (£1,081.08) (14").

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Average Weight

The DELL XPS 13 has a relatively average weight (1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the XPS 13.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (£828.69) (1.4kg).

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Specification

Features
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Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
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Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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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
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
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
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
4G WiMAX
Bluetooth Version
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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Start-Up Time
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
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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 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
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

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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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