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On average, based on 6 owner reviews the average owner rating of this portable PC is 79 out of 100.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.
DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs
We calculated the average reviews for all DELL portable PCs and also specifically for DELL medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases DELL had good reviews.
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 the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 13.
Across similar types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.
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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.
SSD Storage Medium
The DELL XPS 13 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs that are a similar age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. 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 medium is actually the best storage medium amongst all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 13.
The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC is HDD.
This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.
4.1 Bluetooth Version
The DELL XPS 13 supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version which is better than most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. Most portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it support a 4 Bluetooth version.
A 4.1 Bluetooth version is actually the best supported bluetooth version across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13.
Across comparable types of portable PC the worst supported bluetooth version is 4.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
The display brightnesss of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 13 range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m². At 350 candellas per square meter, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 13.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
At 52 watt-hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The smallest battery capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 13 is 23Wh, the biggest is 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh.
AC Cable Included
This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.
With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the DELL XPS 13 is very light compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13 is 2kg, and the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg.
The average width of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 360mm. At only 304 millimeters, the DELL XPS 13 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 13.
7 Reasons Against
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 16GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.
If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the X250 (256GB), or the X250 (256GB) both from Lenovo or the HP ZBook 14 G2 (256GB) which also has a higher rating.
Quite Small Screen Size
The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst laptops of this age.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 13.3" laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the LG 13Z940, or the HP ProBook 430.
The DELL XPS 13 has an Intel Core i3-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most notebook PCs of this age and type. The best processor family of all portable PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 13 is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most portable PCs that were released 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.
This portable PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.
Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory
With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 13. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 13 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB.
Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
The DELL XPS 13 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most notebook PCs of this type and age have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Across all notebook PCs of this age and type the worst Wi-Fi standard is IEEE 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.
2 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13
Average Processor Clock Speed
The DELL XPS 13 has a pretty typical processor clock speed (2.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13.
We compared all the other 2.1GHz processor clock speed portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Latitude 14 E5450 ($425.00), and the Latitude 12 E5250 both from DELL which has better reviews is also worth considering.
If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-511 (2.16GHz), the Toshiba C55 ($374.99) (2.16GHz), or the Lenovo B50-80 (2.2GHz) which also has a higher rating.
Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13.
We compared all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs to this laptop and we think a cheaper portable PC such as the DELL Inspiron 15 or you might consider a better rated portable PC such as the ProBook 440, and the ProBook 430 both from HP are also worth considering.
Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Pavilion 14-ab166us ($624.99) (6GB), or the Pavilion 17 (8GB) both from HP or the Asus X555LA (6GB) which also has a higher rating.
Aluminium, Carbon fiber, Carbon, Magnesium
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-5xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Solid-State Drive Capacity
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 5500
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
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Ethernet LAN Connection
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
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 Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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)
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