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

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Strikingly Thin, With More Room To View.The XPS 13 laptop is slim, 6 mm (0.24") at its thinnest point, only 18 mm (0.71") at its thickest point and features a 13.3" FHD display that cleverly fits... More
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20 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The DELL XPS 13 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13. This DELL portable PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC compared to most of the portable PCs of this type and age which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We calculated the average ratings for all DELL laptops and also specifically for DELL medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings compared to other brands.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 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 fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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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 the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst display resolution 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 the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of this type and age. The best processor family of all laptops of a similar spec and age to the XPS 13 is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 13 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

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. Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 13 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB.

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SSD Storage Medium

The DELL XPS 13 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most laptops of a similar age and spec to it. 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 similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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

If you are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 13 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 13 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

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

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable 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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Quite Big L3 Cache

With a L3 cache of 4 megabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger L3 caches amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The L3 caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 2MB to 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3MB.

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Very Big Processor Cache

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years that we have checked, the DELL XPS 13's processor cache of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 13 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

At 1.3 megapixels, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The lowest front camera resolution of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The dimmest display brightness of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 13 is 20 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,200 cd/m².

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AC Cable Included

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

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Light

The DELL XPS 13 is quite light (only 1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 13 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the XPS 13 (1.4kg), or the XPS 13 (1.4kg) both from DELL.

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Narrow

With a width of only 316 millimeters, the DELL XPS 13 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The narrowest medium processor core notebook PC that came out more than two years ago is 38mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

The DELL XPS 13 has a fairly small screen size (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 13 the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude E6430 (14").

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. The DELL XPS 13 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL XPS 13 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 13 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

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

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The DELL XPS 13 supports a 3 Bluetooth version which is better than most laptops of this age and spec. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 4 Bluetooth version. The best bluetooth version of all laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 13 is 4.0 EDR and the worst is 2.1.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Shock

The smallest non-operating shock of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 60G, the biggest is 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 120G. With a non-operating shock of 160 gravity, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger non-operating shocks amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Vibration

With a non-operating vibration of 1.3 gravity, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger non-operating vibrations amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest non-operating vibration of laptops of a similar spec and age to the XPS 13 is 1G and the biggest is 160G.

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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 this DELL laptop was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the HP Elitebook 820 (2.1GHz).

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Average Battery Life

The DELL XPS 13 has a fairly standard battery life (8.53 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might want to look at the ThinkPad T440 (8.6h), the ThinkPad T440 (8.6h), or the X1 Carbon (8.6h) all from Lenovo.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Market Positioning
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Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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 Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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
Second Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution
Built-In Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Networking Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Mini DisplayPort
Headphone Connection
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
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 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
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Trial Software
Pre-Installed Software
Bundled Software
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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
WiFi Certification
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing Architecture
Quantity

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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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