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DELL XPS 13 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB Jul 2013
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13 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst laptops of this age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 25GB.

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DELL Laptops Have Good Reviews

DELL ultrabooks have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs DELL is one of the better rated manufacturers.

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.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type 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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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 13 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 13 do not have a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including cheaper laptops such as the DELL XPS 13[plb_2253307_price], or the Fujitsu LifeBook U772[plb_1954304_price].

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the DELL Latitude 12 E7240[plb_2037345_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 13 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 13.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including the DELL XPS 13[plb_2253307_price], or the Fujitsu LifeBook U772[plb_1954304_price] which is cheaper.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to look at including the Acer Aspire V5-132P[plb_1621576_price].

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. This DELL portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this DELL laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the XPS 13. Comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.9GB.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory laptops to this laptop and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Fujitsu LifeBook U772[plb_1954304_price] is also worth considering.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops that were released around the same time as it. 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.

There are a number of alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at including the Aspire S3-391[pl_1488253_price], the Aspire S3-391[pl_1530287_price], or the Aspire S3-391[pl_1488253_price] all from Acer which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 E7240[plb_1623520_price] (SSD).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Six Battery Cells

Most ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the XPS 13 have between two and seven battery cells, including the DELL XPS 13 which has six battery cells.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

Notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 14MP. 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 laptops of this type and age.

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Light

The DELL XPS 13 is fairly light (only 1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Ultrabooks that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 13 have weights of between 870g and 3.3kg.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Aspire S3-391[pl_1488253_price] (1.3kg), or the Aspire S3-391[pl_1530287_price] (1.3kg) both from Acer which is also cheaper.

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Narrow

The narrowest ultrabook that has been around for a comparable time to the XPS 13 is 280mm wide and the widest is 420mm. At only 316 millimeters, the DELL XPS 13 is quite narrow compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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8 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The DELL XPS 13 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The DELL XPS 13 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The DELL XPS 13 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the XPS 13 is 64GB and the biggest is 1.1TB.

We compared all the other 128GB total storage capacity notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Acer Aspire S3-391[plb_1530287_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook U772[plb_1954304_price] (256GB) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 13 the screen sizes range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 14". The DELL XPS 13 has a fairly small screen size (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13.

Other 13.3" portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper laptops such as the Aspire S3-391[pl_1488253_price], or the Aspire S3-391[pl_1530287_price] both from Acer.

If this DELL notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook U772[plb_1954304_price] (14") which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 13, the DELL XPS 13 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Acer Aspire S3-391[plb_1488253_price] is also worth considering.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The DELL XPS 13 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between one and three USB 3.0 ports.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The DELL XPS 13 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

At only 3 megabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly small L3 cache compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the XPS 13. The L3 caches of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 13 range from 2MB to 6MB.

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4 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

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 8.53 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

If you want a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook U772[plb_1954304_price] (10h) which is also cheaper.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 13 has a relatively standard processor clock speed (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the XPS 13.

If this DELL notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook U772[plb_1954304_price] (2.1GHz) which is also cheaper.

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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

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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

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Manufacturer Part Numbers i55200, w10pro, i55200u, dell l322, dell l321, dell l322x, dell l321x, dell i56200, dell i55200, dell i55200u, dell i56200u, dell 3200x1800, dell xps93432727, dell xps93501340, dell xps93501340s, dell xps93432727s, dell xps93432727sl, dell xps93501340sl, dell xps93501340slv, dell xps93432727slv
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