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...
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Average reviews across all DELL portable PCs are good, however average reviews across just DELL's ultrabooks are unexceptional.
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 the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all laptops of this type and age.
A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of notebook PC.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The DELL XPS 13 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13 do not have a full-size keyboard.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the XPS 13, the DELL XPS 13 has a front camera.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The DELL XPS 13 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs 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 notebook PC.
SSD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years. 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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L3 Processor Cache
This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops of this type and age.
Fairly Big Operating Shock
At 110 gravity, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite big operating shock compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 13. Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 13 the operating shocks range from 10G to 110G, and the average operating shock is 71G.
256 Solid-State Drive Capacity
Most portable PCs that came out more than two years ago have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the DELL XPS 13 which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.
802.11g WiFi Standard
This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Quite Big Megapixel Count
With a megapixel count of 1.3 megapixels, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly big megapixel count compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The average megapixel count of ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago is 1.1MP.
Six Battery Cells
The DELL XPS 13 is a six battery cell count laptop. Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have between two and seven battery cells.
3 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 3 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this type and age.
Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 13 the depths range from 8" to 9.3". At only 8.1 inches, the DELL XPS 13 is fairly shallow compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the XPS 13.
The DELL XPS 13 is quite narrow (only 12.4 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Notebook PCs of this age and type have widths of between 12" and 17".
The narrowest ultrabook that came out more than two years ago is 280mm wide, the widest is 390mm, and the average width is 330mm. At only 316 millimeters, the DELL XPS 13 is quite narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.
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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
The DELL XPS 13 is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The DELL XPS 13 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
The DELL XPS 13 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.6 gigahertz) amongst ultrabooks of this age. The maximum turbo frequencies of ultrabooks that are a similar age to the XPS 13 range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when DELL released the XPS 13.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The DELL XPS 13 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
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Average Battery Life
With a battery life of 8.53 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 1.7 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.
If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire V5-572G (1.8GHz).
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 256 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.
At 1.4 kilograms, the DELL XPS 13 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel QS67 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 8
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Front Camera Resolution
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Adobe Reader X,WebCam Central,Skype,Internet Explorer,Windows Live Essentials Wave 4,Dell DataSafe
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 Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
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)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium Polymer (LiPo), Lithium, Polymer
External Power Adapter
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Power
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Front
Height At Rear
Height At Rear
AC Adapter Included
Storage Relative Humidity Range
10 - 95
Operating Relative Humidity Range
10 - 90
Storage Temperature Range
-40 - 65
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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