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DELL XPS 13 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 1GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review
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22 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 notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

DELL medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all laptops DELL is one of the superior 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 portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

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

The worst display resolution across similar 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 the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. Across all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 13 the best processor family 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 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This DELL laptop 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 amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 13.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of portable PCs of this age and spec is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar spec and age 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13.

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

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the T420s (£833.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the DELL XPS 13 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 13 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the XPS 13 also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

Notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 13 have speaker power of between 1W and 11W. At 3 Watts, the DELL XPS 13 has a very high speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 13.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL XPS 13 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other portable PCs of this age and type which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Big Operating Shock

The DELL XPS 13 has a quite big operating shock (110 gravity) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 13. Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13 the operating shocks range from 10G to 140G.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 13 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the DELL XPS 13 which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.

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Quite Big Operating Vibration

At 0.66 gravity, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly big operating vibration compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 13. The average operating vibration of laptops of this age and spec is 1.3G.

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Six Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 13 have between one and eight battery cells, including the DELL XPS 13 which has six battery cells.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

At 350 candellas per square meter, the DELL XPS 13 has a very bright display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 13. Across all the portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13 the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of laptops that have been around for more than two years range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. At 4 megabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 13.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

The front camera resolutions of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 13 range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. At 1.3 megapixels, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Light

The lightest notebook PC that has been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13 is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. At only 1.4 kilograms, the DELL XPS 13 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the XPS 13 (1.4kg), the XPS 13 (1.4kg), or the XPS 13 (1.4kg) all from DELL.

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Narrow

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 13 have widths of between 38mm and 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. With a width of only 316 millimeters, the DELL XPS 13 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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9 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 13 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base 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.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of laptops of this age and spec is 520GB. At only 1 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 13 has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 13.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 16 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the laptops that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 13 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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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 on the market for more than two years. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the HP EliteBook 740 (14").

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 12GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the XPS 13 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 13.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Shock

With a non-operating shock of 160 gravity, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly big non-operating shock compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the non-operating shocks range from 60G to 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 120G.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Asus X553MA (1.86GHz).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor 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
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
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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Typical Contrast Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
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
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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29 December 2015

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21 December 2015

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15 December 2015

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