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DELL XPS 13
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DELL XPS 13 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

$800.00
$719.00 $81.00 cheaper than 52 days ago
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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Mar 2013
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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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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

DELL is one of the superior laptop manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and DELL also has good ratings for its medium processor core laptops.

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 laptops that have been available for more than two years. Most portable PCs of this type and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC.

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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 portable PCs of this spec and age. 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 in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 13.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC is HDD.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media and we think the Tecra Z40[pl_2357769_price], and the Tecra Z40[pl_2357769_price] both from Toshiba or the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2353454_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 13[plb_1497490_price] (SSD), or the Asus UX303LA[plb_2562286_price] (SSD).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 13 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might also want to consider including the HP ProBook 430[plb_2350722_price] which is cheaper.

Other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to look at include the DELL XPS 13[plb_1497490_price], or the Toshiba Z30[plb_2208887_price].

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 13, the DELL XPS 13 has a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the HP ProBook 430[plb_2350722_price] which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the DELL XPS 13[plb_1497490_price], or the HP Probook 640 G1[plb_2051760_price].

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Big Operating Vibration

With an operating vibration of 0.66 gravity, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite big operating vibration compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 13. Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 13 have operating vibrations of between 0.5G and 110G, and the average operating vibration is 1.3G.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

The DELL XPS 13 has one of the higher front camera resolutions (1.3 megapixels) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average front camera resolution of portable PCs of this spec and age is 36MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Light

Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the DELL XPS 13 is one of the lighter comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13 amongst portable PCs of this age.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP 455[plb_1467972_price] (2kg) which is also cheaper.

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Narrow

At only 316 millimeters, the DELL XPS 13 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 13. Portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 13 have widths of between 28mm and 430mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 13. Medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 13 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2353454_price] (180GB and cheaper), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2504289_price] (256GB and cheaper).

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 13. The screen sizes of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 13 range from 10" to 18".

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T440[plb_2216159_price] (14" and cheaper), or the HP 14[plb_2320408_price] (14" and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 13, the DELL XPS 13 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2145463_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The DELL XPS 13 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 13. The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13 is 3GHz.

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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 of a comparable age and type to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13

Released Over Three Years Ago

This DELL portable PC was released 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 portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Average Battery Life

At 8.53 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2055821_price] (8.7h) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

The DELL XPS 13 has a pretty typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 13.

There are a number of alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_1412334_price], or the HP 455[plb_1467972_price].

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo G500[plb_2007389_price] (6GB and cheaper).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

If this DELL laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2145463_price] (1.8GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
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Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 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
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
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
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Start-Up Time
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Voltage
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
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Infrared Data Port

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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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i52467, dell i56200, dell i52467m, dell i56200u
Barcodes 05397063324736, 05397063369058
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