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DELL XPS 13 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Sep 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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18 Reasons For

DELL Laptops Have Good Reviews

Based on 5,866 expert and owner reviews, DELL has good ratings for its laptops. DELL also has good ratings specifically within its ultrabooks range compared to other manufacturers.

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 common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all portable PCs of this type and age.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution 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 have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The DELL XPS 13 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family found on most ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as it. Across all ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13 the worst processor family is Intel Core i3-2xxx and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 13, the DELL XPS 13 has a front camera.

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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 notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this DELL portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all ultrabooks that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 13.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec 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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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on ultrabooks that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the XPS 13. The average maximum turbo frequency of ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago is 2.9GHz.

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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 that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 13 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13 have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the DELL XPS 13 which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.

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Very Big Operating Shock

The smallest operating shock of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13 is 10G, the biggest is 110G, and the average operating shock is 68G. At 110 gravity, the DELL XPS 13 has a very big operating shock compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Six Battery Cells

Most laptops of this age and spec have between two and seven battery cells, including the DELL XPS 13 which has six battery cells.

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Quite Big Operating Vibration

The smallest operating vibration of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13 is 0.5G and the biggest is 0.75G. At 0.66 gravity, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly big operating vibration compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 13.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec 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 Bright Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of laptops of a similar age and type to the XPS 13 range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m². At 350 candellas per square meter, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 55 watt-hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the XPS 13. Ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13 have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 70Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh.

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Narrow

Across all the laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13 the widths range from 280mm to 420mm, and the average width is 330mm. With a width of only 316 millimeters, the DELL XPS 13 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13 is 25GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Short Battery Life

The DELL XPS 13 has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 6 hours) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13 the battery lifes range from 3.1h to 18h.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Shock

The average non-operating shock of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13 is 130G, and the non-operating shocks range from 60G to 200G. The DELL XPS 13 has a quite big non-operating shock (160 gravity) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Vibration

The average non-operating vibration of laptops of this age and type is 1.2G, and the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 1.5G. At 1.3 gravity, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite big non-operating vibration compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Long Battery Recharge Time

The shortest battery recharge time of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 13 is 2h, the longest is 4h, and the average battery recharge time is 2.8h. At 4 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a very long battery recharge time compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 13.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when DELL released the XPS 13.

Average Internal Memory

The DELL XPS 13 has a relatively average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

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

If you want a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo X240 (1.9GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The DELL XPS 13 has a relatively typical total storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 13.

If this DELL notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X240 (500GB).

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Average Screen Size

The DELL XPS 13 has a relatively typical screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 13.

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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 portable PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 13.

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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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