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DELL XPS 13 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 1.9GHz 8GB Nov 2012
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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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21 Reasons For

Top Seller

The XPS 13 is a popular choice of notebook PC according to Amazon sales data.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the DELL XPS 13 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The DELL XPS 13 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,150 megahertz) amongst ultrabooks of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years is 1,100MHz.

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Good Brand

DELL has good average reviews for its ultrabooks as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the DELL XPS 13 is 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 in fact the best display resolution across all laptops of this type and age.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 13 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13 do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the HP Pro[plb_1626750_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

It is worth considering alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL XPS 13[plb_1545534_price], or the Toshiba Z30[plb_2110228_price].

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The DELL XPS 13 has a better processor family than most similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most portable PCs of this spec and age have an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family. Across all similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13 the processor family ranges from Intel Core i3-2xxx (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 13 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years also have a front camera.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at include the Z30[pl_2086844_price], or the Z30[pl_2110228_price] both from Toshiba or the DELL XPS 13[plb_1545534_price].

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 13 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. In addition, this DELL portable PC 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 ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB. At 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think the DELL XPS 13[plb_1474903_price], and the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_1611730_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on comparable spec laptops that are a similar 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.

There are a number of other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might also want to consider including the XPS 13[pl_1474903_price], or the XPS 13[pl_1474903_price] both from DELL or the HP Pro[plb_1549460_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 13[plb_1545534_price] (SSD).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The DELL XPS 13 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC.

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Six Battery Cells

The DELL XPS 13 is a six battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago have between two and seven battery cells.

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Quite Big Operating Vibration

The DELL XPS 13 has a quite big operating vibration (0.66 gravity) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the XPS 13. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the XPS 13 the operating vibrations range from 0.5G to 0.75G, and the average operating vibration is 0.61G.

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Fairly Big Megapixel Count

The megapixels counts of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 0.3MP to 1.3MP. With a megapixel count of 1.3 megapixels, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite big megapixel count compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13.

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Quite Big L3 Cache

At 4 megabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite big L3 cache compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the XPS 13. The average L3 cache of laptops of this spec and age is 3.3MB, and the L3 caches range from 2MB to 6MB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average processor cache of ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years is 3.3MB.

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Very Shallow

The DELL XPS 13 is one of the shallower notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years (only 8.1 inches) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 13 the depths range from 8" to 9.3", and the average depth is 8.8".

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Very Narrow

The average width of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13 is 13". With a width of only 12.4 inches, the DELL XPS 13 is one of the narrower similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Narrow

The average width of ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the XPS 13 is 330mm. With a width of only 316 millimeters, the DELL XPS 13 is one of the narrower ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 13 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The DELL XPS 13 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the X1 Carbon[pl_2418295_price], or the ThinkPad X240[pl_2036009_price] both from Lenovo.

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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 laptops of this age and spec.

A 3 Bluetooth version is actually the worst supported bluetooth version amongst all portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 13.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the best supported bluetooth version is 4.0+HS.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Vibration

The average non-operating vibration of portable PCs of this type and age is 1.2G. The DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger non-operating vibrations (1.3 gravity) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13

Released Over Three Years Ago

This DELL portable PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Battery Life

At 8.53 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 13.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 8.53h battery life notebook PCs currently available including the DELL XPS 13[plb_1474903_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a laptop with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the X1 Carbon[pl_2189879_price] (8.6h and cheaper), the X1 Carbon[pl_2418295_price] (8.6h and cheaper), or the ThinkPad X240[pl_2036009_price] (8.7h and cheaper) all from Lenovo.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 13 has a fairly typical processor clock speed (1.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_1545534_price] (2GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 256GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL XPS 13[plb_1474903_price].

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the HP Elitebook 840[plb_1622980_price] (500GB), or the Lenovo X240[plb_2197523_price] (500GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the DELL XPS 13 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

We compared all the other 13.3" portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL XPS 13[plb_1474903_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_1611730_price] (14" and cheaper), or the HP Elitebook 840[plb_1622980_price] (14" and cheaper).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.4 kilograms, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the XPS 13.

There are a number of other 1.4kg heavy portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including the DELL XPS 13[plb_1474903_price] which is 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

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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