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23 Reasons For
16 PCI Express Lanes (max)
Most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the DELL XPS 13 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).
Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 800MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. When compared to other ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 13 that we have checked the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of, the DELL XPS 13's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz is one of the fastest.
DELL Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews
Whilst DELL is one of the better rated laptop brands according to average reviews from users and experts, DELL has unexceptional ratings specifically within its ultrabooks range.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
The average processor clock speed of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the XPS 13 is 1.8GHz. The DELL XPS 13 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2 gigahertz) amongst ultrabooks of this age.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the U410, or the X1 Carbon Touch both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Z930 which has a better Rating.
Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the X1 Carbon (2.1GHz), or the T440s (2.1GHz) both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (£1,529.99) (2.1GHz) which also has a higher rating.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The DELL XPS 13 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the XPS 13 do not have a full-size keyboard.
We compared all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the T440s, and the T440s both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Z30 which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
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 ultrabooks that came out around the same time as it. Across all portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the processor family ranges from Intel Core i3-2xxx to Intel Core i7-3xxx.
There are a number of other notebook PCs that have an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family currently available which you might want to look at including the S550CA, the Zenbook UX32A, or the S46CM all from Asus which has a better Rating.
+18 More reasons for
Has a Front Camera
The DELL XPS 13 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 13.
There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider including the UX301LA, or the UX302LA both from Asus or the Lenovo X240 which has a better Rating.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The DELL XPS 13 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this age and type. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 13.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC.
Quite Big Internal Memory
Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 13 have internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.8GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.
If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the LifeBook U904 (10GB), the LifeBook U904 (10GB), or the Lifebook U904 (10GB) all from Fujitsu which also has a higher rating.
SSD Storage Medium
This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs that were released around the same time as 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.
There are a number of alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider including the Asus UX301LA, the Lenovo X240, or the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (£1,529.99) which has a better Rating.
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst laptops of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13 is 120GB, the biggest is 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 360GB.
It may also be worth considering one of the other 512GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the Asus Zenbook Touch UX301LA which has a better Rating.
If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the ThinkPad T440 (516GB), the T440s (£1,336.59) (516GB), or the T440 (516GB) all from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.
512 Solid-State Drive Capacity
The DELL XPS 13 has bigger solid-state drive capacity than most of the notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 13. This portable PC is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC compared to most of the notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the XPS 13 which only have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The average maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of this type and age is 2.9GHz. At 3.1 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.
Very Big Operating Shock
The average operating shock of laptops of this spec and age is 71G. The DELL XPS 13 has a very big operating shock (110 gravity) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.
802.11g WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to it.
Six Battery Cells
The DELL XPS 13 is a six battery cell count portable PC.
Fairly Big L3 Cache
The DELL XPS 13 has a quite big L3 cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The L3 caches of ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the XPS 13 range from 2MB to 6MB.
Quite Big Processor Cache
Similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 13 have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.3MB. The DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst ultrabooks of this age.
Fairly High Front Camera Resolution
Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 13 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 2MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1.1MP. The DELL XPS 13 has a quite high front camera resolution (1.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 13.
3 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 3 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.
With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the DELL XPS 13 is one of the lighter portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the XPS 13 amongst ultrabooks of this age. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 870g to 2.6kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg.
We compared all the other 1.4kg heavy notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the XPS 13, the XPS 13, and the XPS 13 (£789.00) all from DELL is also worth considering.
With a width of only 316 millimeters, the DELL XPS 13 is one of the narrower similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13 amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13 the widths range from 280mm to 390mm.
6 Reasons Against
Quite Small Screen Size
The smallest screen size of laptops of a similar spec and age to the XPS 13 is 11" and the biggest is 16". The DELL XPS 13 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst ultrabooks of this age.
If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the T440 (14"), or the T440 (14") both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu LifeBook U904 (14") which is also higher rated.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of this age and spec.
We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops that have a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and we think the X240 (£1,299.89), the X240 (£769.99), and the X240 (£369.99) all from Lenovo which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
If the display resolution of this notebook PC is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (£1,529.99) (1920 x 1080), the Asus UX302LA (1920 x 1080), or the Lenovo X240 (1920 x 1080) which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The DELL XPS 13 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to consider include the UX302LA, or the UX301LA both from Asus or the HP ZBook 14.
Only One USB 3.0 Port
The DELL XPS 13 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.
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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory
Across all the ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the XPS 13.
Only MaxxAudio Audio System
This notebook PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
2 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13
Released Over Three Years Ago
This portable PC was released over three years ago.
Average Battery Life
With a battery life of 8.53 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8.53h battery life portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the XPS 13, the XPS 13 (£789.00), or the XPS 13 all from DELL.
If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to consider the T440 (8.6h), the T440 (£984.26) (8.6h), or the T440 (8.6h) all from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel QS67 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR3L-SDRAM
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x8, 1x1, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 8
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 400, Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
HD + Waves MaxxAudio 4
Front Camera Resolution
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Adobe Reader X,WebCam Central,Skype,Internet Explorer,Windows Live Essentials Wave 4,Dell DataSafe
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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
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
Processor Package Size
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 Cell Count
Lithium, Lithium Polymer (LiPo), Polymer
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Adapter Power
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Rear
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Storage Relative Humidity Range
10 - 95
Operating Relative Humidity Range
10 - 90
Storage Temperature Range
-40 - 65
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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