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DELL XPS 13 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Nov 2013
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Strikingly Thin, With More Room To View.The XPS 13 laptop is slim, 6 mm (0.24") at its thinnest point, only 18 mm (0.71") at its thickest point and features a 13.3" FHD display that cleverly fits... More
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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DELL Laptops Have Good Reviews

DELL medium processor core laptops have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs DELL is one of the better rated brands.

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 notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 13.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of notebook PC.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 13 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this spec and age. This DELL laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The DELL XPS 13 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years. Most medium processor core laptops that were launched 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 in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Tecra Z40, and the Tecra Z40 both from Toshiba or the HP EliteBook 840 is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the DELL XPS 13 (SSD), or the Asus UX303LA (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 similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 13.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including the HP ProBook 430 which is cheaper.

It is worth also looking at alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL XPS 13, or the Toshiba Z30.

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Has a Front Camera

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the HP ProBook 430 which is cheaper.

It is worth also looking at other notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the DELL XPS 13, or the HP Probook 640 G1.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Big Operating Vibration

At 0.66 gravity, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite big operating vibration compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 13. Notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as 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 Big Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 1.3 megapixels, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger megapixels counts amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average megapixel count of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago is 0.94MP.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of laptops of this type and age is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 36MP. With a front camera resolution of 1.3 megapixels, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Light

Across all the laptops of a comparable age and type to the XPS 13 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. At only 1.4 kilograms, the DELL XPS 13 is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the HP 455 (2kg) which is also cheaper.

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Narrow

Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 13 the widths range from 28mm to 430mm. The DELL XPS 13 is one of the narrower similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13 (only 316 millimeters) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 13. The total storage capacity of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13 range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the HP EliteBook 840 (180GB), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (256GB) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The DELL XPS 13 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average screen size of portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 13 is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

If this DELL notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the 14 (14" and cheaper), or the ProBook 640 (14" and cheaper) both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad L440 (14" and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL XPS 13 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 13 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the DELL Inspiron 15 is also worth considering.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The DELL XPS 13 supports a 3 Bluetooth version which is better than the 4 Bluetooth version supported by most notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. The worst bluetooth version of all medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 13 is 2.1 and the best is 4.0 EDR.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Vibration

At 1.3 gravity, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite big non-operating vibration compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 13. The smallest non-operating vibration of portable PCs of this age and type is 1G, the biggest is 160G, and the average non-operating vibration is 2.3G.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when DELL released the XPS 13.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The DELL XPS 13 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Battery Life

The DELL XPS 13 has a pretty typical battery life (8.53 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

If you want a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (8.7h and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4GB internal memory laptops currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 17R, or the HP 455.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba C55 (6GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 13.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the HP Zbook 14 (1.9GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Market Positioning
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Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
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
Second Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Networking Standard
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
Headphone Connection
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 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
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start 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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
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
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers w10pro, dell l321, dell ddr3, dell l322, dell l322x, dell l321x, dell ddr3l, dell ddr3lr, dell i55200, dell ddr3lrs, dell i55200u, dell xps93432727, dell xps93431818, dell xps93431818s, dell xps93432727s, dell xps93431818sl, dell xps93432727sl, dell xps93431818slv, dell xps93432727slv
Barcodes 00809395312022, 00884116165118, 00884116167495, 05397063423767, 05397063509416
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