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DELL XPS 13
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DELL XPS 13 2 Core Intel Core I5 1.6GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5 1.6GHz 8GB Jan 2014
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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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10 Reasons For

DELL Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Portable PCs from DELL have an average rating of 78%, which is in the top 64% of all portable PC brands that we have analysed.

Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 13 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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SSD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, 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.

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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 notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 13.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Has a Touchscreen

The DELL XPS 13 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13 do not have a touchscreen.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

Most laptops of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 13 have between three and seven number of battery cellss, including the DELL XPS 13 which has six number of battery cellss.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The front camera resolution (numeric) of the DELL XPS 13 of 1.3 megapixels is one of the highest amongst portable PCs of this type and age. The front camera resolution (numeric)s of ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13 range from 1MP to 1.3MP.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

At 55 watt-hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years. The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 13 is 50Wh, and the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 44Wh to 70Wh.

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Very Light

Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 13 the weights range from 1.3kg to 3.3kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg. The DELL XPS 13 is one of the lighter notebook PCs of this type and age (only 1.4 kilograms) amongst laptops of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 13 does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 13 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 13. The total storage capacitys of notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 13 range from 120GB to 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 460GB.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 13.3 inches, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst ultrabooks of this age. The smallest display diagonal of portable PCs that have been available for more than two years is 12" and the biggest is 18".

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

The DELL XPS 13 has one of the slower processor frequencys (only 1.6 gigahertz) amongst ultrabooks of this age. The slowest processor frequency of laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 13 is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 2.2GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.8GHz.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

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

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Very Slow Processor Boost Frequency

At only 2.6 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The average processor boost frequency of ultrabooks that are a similar age to the XPS 13 is 2.9GHz, and the processor boost frequencys range from 2.6GHz to 3.3GHz.

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Very Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 3 megabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The smallest processor cache of laptops that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 13 is 3MB and the biggest is 6MB.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The DELL XPS 13 has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards which is better than the 802.11g wi-Fi standards found on most ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years.

An 802.11a wi-Fi standards is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 13.

The best Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of portable PC is 802.11n.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The DELL XPS 13 has a better processor family than most ultrabooks that are a comparable age to it. This DELL notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most ultrabooks that have been around for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 8.53 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a relatively standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Specification

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Processor Threads
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Memory
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Memory Clock Speed
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
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AC Adapter Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
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Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
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Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

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So the bottom line is that the new XPS 13 offers something that some people will describe as ?unnecessary upgrade? and we agree with this to some extent. However, the XPS 13 was an excellent...

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7 November 2016

With powerful hardware, a high-resolution screen, and both USB 3.0 and USB-C ports, the Dell XPS 13 Touch is the best ultraportable laptop for power users right now...

PC Mag

29 September 2016

Small update, no effect?! Dell secretly updated its top seller: The XPS 13 is one of the first models that gets the latest Kaby Lake processors from Intel. The chassis does not appear to be... Read more…

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...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell dellxps13v1, dell dellxps13v2

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