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DELL XPS 13 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of this spec and age.

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DELL Has Good Laptop Reviews

We checked 4,345 expert and owner reviews for DELL notebook PCs and found that on average DELL has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that DELL has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 13 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 13.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The DELL XPS 13 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 13.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of notebook PC.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The DELL XPS 13 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. The processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13 ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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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 most portable PCs that came out around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs of this type and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 13 is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2363540_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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SSD Storage Medium

The DELL XPS 13 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 actually the best storage medium across all portable PCs of this type and age.

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

Alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might want to look at include the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2363540_price] which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the Lenovo T420s[plb_48433_price] (SSD), or the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2697094_price] (SSD).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 13 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the ThinkPad X240[pl_2473900_price], and the ThinkPad X240[pl_2594839_price] both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A[plb_2379667_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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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 two years also have a front camera.

Alternative laptops with a front camera currently available that you might want to look at include the EliteBook 820 G1[pl_1632540_price], or the EliteBook 820 G1[pl_2186278_price] both from HP which is cheaper.

Other notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to consider include the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2356712_price].

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The DELL XPS 13 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 13 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Big Cache Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3MB. When compared to other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago, the DELL XPS 13's cache memory of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Very Big Processor Cache

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 13, the processor cache of the DELL XPS 13 of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest. The processor caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 13 range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Light

The weights of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 13 range from 300g to 3.8kg. With a weight of 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 on the market for a similar time to the XPS 13.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 1.4kg heavy laptops and we think cheaper laptops such as the X1 Carbon[pl_1414755_price], and the ThinkPad X240[pl_2473900_price] both from Lenovo or the DELL XPS 13[plb_1542052_price] is also worth considering.

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Narrow

The DELL XPS 13 is quite narrow (only 316 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have widths of between 38mm and 430mm.

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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. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Expensive

After checking the price of 157 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years they range in price from £178 to £1,964. We think that this notebook PC looks expensive compared to other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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. Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

We compared all the other 13.3" notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the Z30[pl_2208887_price], and the Portégé Z30-A[pl_2379667_price] both from Toshiba which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP EliteBook Folio 1040[plb_2673423_price] (14" and cheaper), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2907060_price] (14" and cheaper).

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years 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 one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

There are a number of alternative 256GB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might also want to consider including the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_2186278_price] which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the X240[pl_2708337_price] (500GB), or the X240[pl_3003449_price] (500GB) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The DELL XPS 13 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years, the DELL XPS 13 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to consider including the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2907060_price] which is also cheaper.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 13. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs of this age and type is 12GB.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

At only 1.5 Watts, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The average speaker power of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1.7W.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the DELL XPS 13 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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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 portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Across all laptops of a similar age and type to the XPS 13 the bluetooth version ranges from 2.1 (worst) to 4.0 EDR (best).

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when DELL released the XPS 13.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.1 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.1GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including the EliteBook 820 G1[pl_1632540_price], or the EliteBook 850 G1[pl_1632674_price] both from HP which is cheaper.

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Average Battery Life

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

Other 8.53h battery life laptops currently available which you might want to consider include the DELL XPS 13[plb_1542052_price] which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth considering include the X240[pl_2708337_price] (8.7h and cheaper), or the X1 Carbon[pl_2907060_price] (9h and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
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
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum 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
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
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
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
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 Rapid Start 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 Smart Connect 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 Frequency
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
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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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell l322, dell win10, dell l322x, dell i76500, dell win10p, dell i76560, dell ram256, dell i76600, dell i73687, dell ram256g, dell i76600u, dell i73687u, dell i76500u, dell win10pr, dell i76560u, dell i76560u8, dell win10pro, dell ram256gb, dell 3200x1800, dell i76560u8g, dell i76560u8gb, dell xps13r1700, dell xps93505342, dell xps93438182, dell xps93438182s, dell xps93505342g, dell xps93505342gl, dell xps93438182sl, dell xps93438182slv, dell xps93505342gld
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