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DELL XPS 13 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB Oct 2013
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18 Reasons For

A Top Selling Notebook PC

According to sales data from Amazon, the XPS 13 is a popular choice amongst customers who purchased laptops in the last 3 months.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 13 is 23GB. At 32 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 13.

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Good Brand

DELL has good average ratings for its medium processor core laptops as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of laptop.

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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 that came out around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 13 is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. The DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs and we think the DELL Inspiron 17 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Inspiron 15 ($564.99) (16GB and cheaper), or the Inspiron 17 (16GB and cheaper) both from DELL or the Toshiba Satellite L50t-B (16GB and cheaper).

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SSD Storage Medium

The DELL XPS 13 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 across all medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13.

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

Other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the HP EliteBook 820.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the HP Pro (SSD), or the DELL XPS 13 (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 laptops of a similar age and type to the XPS 13.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the DELL XPS 13, or the HP ProBook 650 which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Lenovo T440p.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 13, the DELL XPS 13 has a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 17.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the HP ProBook 650 ($475.00), or the Toshiba L55 ($436.00) is also worth considering.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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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 laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most laptops of this age and type have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity, including the DELL XPS 13 which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. The DELL XPS 13 has a quite high front camera resolution (1.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the XPS 13.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

Across all the medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 13.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the DELL XPS 13 is one of the lighter portable PCs of this age and spec amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 13 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire V5-122P (1.4kg) which is also cheaper.

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Narrow

The average width of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 13 is 360mm. With a width of only 316 millimeters, the DELL XPS 13 is quite narrow compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13.

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10 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 similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 13 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 13 range from 10" to 18". The DELL XPS 13 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

There are a number of other 13.3" notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including the Fujitsu LifeBook U554 which is cheaper.

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T440 (14") which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The total storage capacity of laptops of this age and spec range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook E754 (320GB), the HP ProBook 650 G1 (320GB), or the DELL Latitude 14 5000 (500GB) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to consider including the Inspiron 17, or the XPS 13 both from DELL or the HP Probook 470.

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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 laptops of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 13 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 13. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The DELL XPS 13 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13. The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 13 is 3GHz.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

Similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years have speaker power of between 1W and 11W. The DELL XPS 13 has a quite low speaker power (only 1.5 Watts) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the DELL XPS 13 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The DELL XPS 13 supports a better bluetooth version than most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. This notebook PC supports a 3 Bluetooth version, whereas most notebook PCs of this spec and age support a 4 Bluetooth version. The bluetooth version of all laptops of this age and type ranges from 2.1 (worst) to 4.0 EDR (best).

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13

Released Over Three Years Ago

DELL released the XPS 13 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 most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Battery Life

The DELL XPS 13 has a pretty average battery life (8.53 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 13.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth considering include the ThinkPad T440 (8.6h and cheaper), or the X240 (8.7h and cheaper) both from Lenovo or the HP ProBook 450 G1 (9h and cheaper).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T440 (1.9GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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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
Display Brightness
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
4G WiMAX
Networking Standard
4G
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
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
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
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
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AC Adapter Input Voltage
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AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
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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
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory

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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 dell w10, dell w10h, 3200x1800, dell i55200, dell i56200, dell i55200u, dell i56200u, dell 2560x1440, dell 3200x1800, dell xps93436365, dell xps93504007, dell xps93504007s, dell xps93436365s, dell xps93504007sl, dell xps93436365sl, dell xps93504007slv, dell xps93436365slv
Barcodes 00884116167938, 00884116236429, 05397063355556, 05397063514229, 05397063786558
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