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DELL XPS 13
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DELL XPS 13 2 Core Intel Core I7 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7 1.7GHz 8GB Jan 2014
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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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Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review
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2014 Dell XPS 13 Review

14 Reasons For

Good Brand

DELL ultrabooks have good reviews on average and across all laptops 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The DELL XPS 13 has a better processor family than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it have an AMD E processor family. Comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13 processor families range from Intel Pentium M (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Has a Front Camera

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

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to 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.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Laptops that came out more than two years ago have maximum turbo frequencies of between 2.2GHz and 3.6GHz. At 3.3 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL XPS 13 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 13 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The speaker power of comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13 range from 1W to 4W. At 3 Watts, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 13.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The DELL XPS 13 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13 have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Six Battery Cells

The DELL XPS 13 is a six battery cell count portable PC.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 13 have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL XPS 13 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the XPS 13. The average processor cache of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 3.3MB.

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Light

Ultrabooks that are a similar age to the XPS 13 have weights of between 870g and 3.3kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg. With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the DELL XPS 13 is one of the lighter comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Narrow

With a width of only 316 millimeters, the DELL XPS 13 is quite narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The average width of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13 is 330mm.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age do not have a full-size keyboard. The DELL XPS 13 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The DELL XPS 13 has a quite small screen size (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest screen size of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 13 is 11", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 14".

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 13 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 9.6GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the XPS 13.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The DELL XPS 13 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all notebook PCs of this type and age.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13

Released Over Three Years Ago

This DELL notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the XPS 13.

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Average Battery Life

The DELL XPS 13 has a fairly standard battery life (8.53 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 13.

If you want a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (8.6h).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook U772 (1.8GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 13.

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Specification

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Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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 Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Processor Special Features
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
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Other Features
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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

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Barcodes 00884116167655, 00884116206002, 00884116236436, 05397063874774
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