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DELL XPS 13 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB May 2013
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

DELL has good average reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range.

Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of the DELL XPS 13 of 8 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the XPS 13. Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13 the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB) which also has a higher rating.

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SSD Storage Media

The DELL XPS 13 has an SSD storage media which is better than most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an HDD storage media. 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 media is actually the best storage medium amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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

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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 a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of laptop.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other laptops of this age and type which do not have a full-size keyboard, 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, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The DELL XPS 13 is a six number of battery cells portable PC.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13 have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP. With a front camera resolution (numeric) of 1.3 megapixels, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The dimmest display brightness of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 13 is 20 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,200 cd/m².

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Light

At only 1.4 kilograms, the DELL XPS 13 is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13. The average weight of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13 is 2.1kg.

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6 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The DELL XPS 13 is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 13 have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity

The DELL XPS 13 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Notebook PCs of this type and age have total storage capacitys of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 13.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 15". The DELL XPS 13 has a fairly small display diagonal (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 13.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 13 do not have a touchscreen. The DELL XPS 13 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The DELL XPS 13 supports a better bluetooth version than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 3 bluetooth version, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 4 bluetooth version. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13 the best bluetooth version is 4.0 EDR and the worst is 2.1.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13

Released Over Three Years Ago

DELL released the XPS 13 over three years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The DELL XPS 13 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 8 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a relatively average battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly standard processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the XPS 13.

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Specification

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Processor Cores
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Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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 WiMAX
Networking Standards
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
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Microphone Connectivity
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
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Height (front)
Depth
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Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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64-Bit Computing

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29 September 2016

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