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DELL XPS 13 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2.1GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-5xxx 2.1GHz 4GB Jan 2015
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15 Reasons For

Average Owner Reviews

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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the LG 13Z940, the HP EliteBook 840, or the DELL Latitude 12 E5250 which has better reviews.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago, the DELL XPS 13 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think because of it's better review score, the HP ProBook 450 G2, the Lenovo L450, and the DELL Latitude 14 E5450 ($749.99) is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 13 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 13 also have a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the HP ProBook 450 G2, the Lenovo L450, or the DELL Latitude 14 E5450 ($749.99) which has better reviews.

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L3 Processor Cache

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Light

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.

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Narrow

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.

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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.

Alternative 128GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at include the HP ProBook 450, the LG 13Z940, or the DELL Latitude 15 E5550 which has better reviews.

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.

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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.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Lenovo L450 (14" and higher rated), the HP EliteBook 840 (14" and higher rated), or the DELL Latitude 14 E5450 ($1,389.95) (14" and higher rated).

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Only Intel Core I3-5xxx Processor Family

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.

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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.

Other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to consider include the ZBook 14 G2, or the ProBook 11 both from HP or the DELL Latitude 15 E5550 which is also higher rated.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Specification

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Processor Thread
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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PCI Express Configuration
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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 Capacity
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Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Display Supported by On-Board Grap
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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Optical Drive
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speaker
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Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
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Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
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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 Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
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)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

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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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