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DELL XPS 13 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.1GHz 8GB Dec 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" HD display cleverly fit into a footprint... More
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19 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The DELL XPS 13 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 13. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 13 is 23GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Based on 4,345 expert and owner reviews, DELL has good ratings for its notebook PCs. DELL also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other brands.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13 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 portable PCs of this spec and age.

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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 laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of laptop is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The DELL XPS 13 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is AMD C and the best is 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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This DELL notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 13.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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SSD Storage Medium

The DELL XPS 13 has a better storage medium than most similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable type 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 amongst all similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the T420s (£399.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (512 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 13 range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 512GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the Toshiba Tecra Z50 which has better reviews.

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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 around the same time as the XPS 13 also have a front camera.

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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 laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the XPS 13 only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, however the DELL XPS 13 has 512 solid-state drive capacity.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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Six Battery Cells

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

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average processor cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13 is 2.9MB.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

The DELL XPS 13 has one of the higher front camera resolutions (1.3 megapixels) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The lowest front camera resolution of notebook PCs of this type and age is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP.

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Light

At only 1.4 kilograms, the DELL XPS 13 is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 13. The weights of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13 range from 300g to 3.8kg.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (1.4kg), or the DELL XPS 13 (1.4kg).

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Narrow

The widths of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 38mm to 430mm. With a width of only 316 millimeters, the DELL XPS 13 is one of the narrower medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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4 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 portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 13 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 13. The screen sizes of laptops of this spec and age range from 10" to 18".

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age, the DELL XPS 13 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.1 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15 (2.13GHz).

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 8 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (8.2h).

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Specification

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Camera
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
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Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) 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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