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DELL XPS 13 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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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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Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review
Dell XPS 13 Review - 2015
Dell XPS 13 2015 Review
2014 Dell XPS 13 Review

21 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 4,345 user and expert reviews, DELL has good ratings for its laptops. However, DELL has unexceptional ratings for its ultrabooks compared to ultrabooks made by other manufacturers.

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 amongst all laptops of this age and type.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 13 which do not have a full-size keyboard, the DELL XPS 13 has a full-size keyboard.

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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 laptops of a similar age and spec to it. Most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is Intel Core i3-2xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 13 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type 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 ultrabooks that came out around the same time as it. This DELL portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 13.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been on the market for 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.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_2111443_price] (SSD).

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of laptops of a similar spec and age to the XPS 13 range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the fastest maximum turbo frequencies amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13 which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the DELL XPS 13 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and type is 9GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB. The DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL XPS 13 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Six Battery Cells

Most ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago have between two and seven battery cells, including the DELL XPS 13 which has six battery cells.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The DELL XPS 13 has a quite bright display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago. The average display brightness of ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago is 280 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m².

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Across all the ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the XPS 13 the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.3MB. At 4 megabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago is 23Wh and the biggest is 72Wh. With a battery capacity of 55 watt-hours, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The DELL XPS 13 has a maximum memory slots of 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 1x SO-DIMM notebook PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 13.

The worst memory slots amongst similar types of portable PC is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Light

Across all the portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13 the weights range from 870g to 3.3kg. The DELL XPS 13 is fairly light (only 1.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13.

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Narrow

Portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 13 have widths of between 280mm and 420mm, and the average width is 330mm. At only 316 millimeters, the DELL XPS 13 is quite narrow compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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1 Reason Against

Fairly Long Battery Recharge Time

The shortest battery recharge time of ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years is 2h and the longest is 4h. With a battery recharge time of 4 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly long battery recharge time compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the XPS 13.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13

Released Over Two Years Ago

DELL released the XPS 13 over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

The DELL XPS 13 has a relatively typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 8.53 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2418295_price] (8.6h).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 13.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3120631_price] (1.8GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the DELL XPS 13 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 13.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 13.3" portable PCs currently available including the Acer Aspire S7-392[plb_2089896_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Features
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Processor Family
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Processor Cache
Processor Thread
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Processor Operating Mode
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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PCI Express Configuration
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
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Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
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Display Brightness
LED Backlight
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Graphics
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
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Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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3G Network Access Module
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Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Dell E-Value Code
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
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Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial 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 Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio 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 TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Weight & Dimensions
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Power Cord Included
Manual
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Storage Relative Humidity Range
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Expert Reviews

(277)
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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User Reviews

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Reviewed 20 September 2014 by Thiago Z.

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Barcodes 00000093509385, 00884116219965, 00884116219989, 05397063420636, 05397063625345, 05397063652518, 05397063759385, 05397063774791, 05397063807765, 05397063840991, 05397063968640

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