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DELL XPS 13 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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A Top Selling Product

The XPS 13 is one the top selling notebook PC currently on the market.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Good Brand

Based on 5,866 owner and expert reviews, DELL has good reviews for its laptops. DELL also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core laptops range.

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.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The DELL XPS 13 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most laptops of a similar type and age to it. Most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The processor family of all medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 13 ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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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 comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

Other 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider include the XPS 13[pl_2417241_price], or the Inspiron 17[pl_2190480_price] both from DELL or the HP 15[plb_2656558_price] which has better reviews.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2656828_price] (16GB) which is also higher rated.

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SSD Storage Medium

The DELL XPS 13 has a better storage medium than most medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to 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 actually the best storage medium across all portable PCs of this type and age.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of portable PC is HDD.

There are a number of other laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider including the Pro[pl_1496960_price], the EliteBook 840[pl_2356711_price], or the EliteBook 820[pl_2746818_price] all from HP which has better reviews.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 13, the DELL XPS 13 has a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the 15[pl_2656558_price], or the 8470p[pl_1481744_price] both from HP or the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch[plb_1530282_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 13 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch[plb_1530282_price], the Toshiba L55T[plb_2941303_price], or the HP 15[plb_2656558_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the laptops of a similar age and spec to the XPS 13 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. The DELL XPS 13 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.3 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

The DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger cache memories (4 megabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 13 the cache memories range from 1MB to 6MB.

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Very Big Processor Cache

Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 13 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. When compared to other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the DELL XPS 13's processor cache of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The DELL XPS 13 has one of the higher front camera resolutions (1.3 megapixels) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 13 the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 36MP.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the DELL XPS 13 is quite light compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The weights of laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 1.4kg heavy portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL XPS 13[plb_1994696_price] is also worth considering.

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Narrow

The DELL XPS 13 is one of the narrower portable PCs of this type and age (only 316 millimeters) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The widths of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 13 range from 28mm to 430mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

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

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

We compared this portable PC to all the other 13.3" notebook PCs and we think the DELL XPS 13[plb_1994696_price], the Asus UX303LA[plb_2562286_price], and the HP Pro[plb_1496960_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the T440p[pl_2625194_price] (14"), or the L440[pl_2731871_price] (14") both from Lenovo or the DELL Latitude 14 E7440[plb_2622863_price] (14") which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 13 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB. The DELL XPS 13 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 256GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2197427_price], the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2446460_price], or the DELL Inspiron 14 7000[plb_2107084_price] which has better reviews.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the L540[pl_2616364_price] (500GB), or the T440p[pl_2625194_price] (500GB) both from Lenovo or the DELL Latitude 14 E7440[plb_2622863_price] (500GB) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops that were released more than two years ago 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.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the X1 Carbon Touch[pl_1530282_price], or the S400[pl_1611018_price] both from Lenovo or the Toshiba L55T[plb_2941303_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 laptop.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 13 is 12GB. The DELL XPS 13 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

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

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The DELL XPS 13 supports a 3 Bluetooth version which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and type. Most similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 4 Bluetooth version. Across all medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years the best bluetooth version is 4.0 EDR and the worst is 2.1.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.1 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the XPS 13.

We compared all the other 2.1GHz processor clock speed portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the HP EliteBook 850 G1[plb_1632674_price] is also worth considering.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Z51[pl_2964604_price] (2.4GHz and higher rated), or the T440p[pl_2625194_price] (2.5GHz and higher rated) both from Lenovo or the Asus Zenbook UX301LA[plb_2964654_price] (2.4GHz and higher rated).

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Average Battery Life

At 8.53 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the XPS 13.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 8.53h battery life portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL XPS 13[plb_1994696_price] is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth considering include the X240[pl_2967082_price] (8.7h), or the L440[pl_2731871_price] (10h) both from Lenovo or the HP 8470p[plb_2830659_price] (9.3h) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Processor Cache
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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 Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in 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
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Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start 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 Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
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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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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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