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...
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We looked at average ratings for each laptop brand and found that whilst DELL has good average reviews across all notebook PCs, DELL has unexceptional reviews specifically for its ultrabooks.
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 a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the XPS 13.
The worst display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The DELL XPS 13 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13 do not have a full-size keyboard.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
The DELL XPS 13 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. Most laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The processor family of all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 13 ranges from Intel Core i3-2xxx (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).
Has a Front Camera
The DELL XPS 13 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 13.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The DELL XPS 13 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of this age and type. Most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.
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SSD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on similar spec portable PCs that have been available for 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.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The DELL XPS 13 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The maximum turbo frequencies of ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13 range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz.
L3 Processor Cache
This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The DELL XPS 13 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13 do not have a touch sensitive screen.
256 Solid-State Drive Capacity
Most notebook PCs of this age and type have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the DELL XPS 13 which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.
802.11g WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.
Six Battery Cells
The DELL XPS 13 is a six battery cell count laptop. Most of the other ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13 have between two and seven battery cells.
Three USB 3.0 Ports
Most laptops of this type and age have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL XPS 13 which has three USB 3.0 ports.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the XPS 13. Laptops of a similar age and spec to the XPS 13 have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 400 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m².
Fairly Big Battery Capacity
Across all the ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 70Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh. With a battery capacity of 55 watt-hours, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst ultrabooks of this age.
800:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This portable PC has an 800:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many laptops that came out more than two years ago.
The DELL XPS 13 is one of the narrower ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the XPS 13 (only 316 millimeters) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average width of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13 is 330mm.
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Quite Small Screen Size
Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the screen sizes range from 11" to 16". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.
Quite Short Battery Life
The battery lifes of ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago range from 3.5h to 18h. The DELL XPS 13 has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 6 hours) amongst ultrabooks of this age.
Only MaxxAudio Audio System
This portable PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
Very Long Battery Recharge Time
Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the battery recharge times range from 2h to 4h. At 4 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a very long battery recharge time compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.
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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13
Released Over Two Years Ago
This ultrabook was released over two years ago.
Average Internal Memory
The DELL XPS 13 has a fairly typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 13.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
The DELL XPS 13 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.
At 1.4 kilograms, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years.
Aluminium, Carbon fiber, Carbon
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel QS67 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
2 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
0.15 x 0.15
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 5000, Intel HD Graphics 500
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