Close

Loading image...
DELL XPS 13
+ 11 Videos

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

Trusted Reviews Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy Techradar Recommended Digital Versus 5 Star Pocket Lint Editor's Choice
2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Nov 2014
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
Strikingly thin and light: The most compact 13" Ultrabook features a 13.3" display in a size similar to an 11" laptop. It's also razor-thin at only 6-18mm and weighs just under 1.36kg, so it's... More
Available from international sellers only
Tell Me When It Becomes Available
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...
Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review
Dell XPS 13 Review - 2015
Dell XPS 13 2015 Review
2014 Dell XPS 13 Review

24 Reasons For

Top Seller

The XPS 13 is one the fastest selling laptop currently available for sale.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

Chart Edit

DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We calculated the average reviews for all DELL laptops and also specifically for DELL medium processor core laptops and found that in both cases DELL had good reviews 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 a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The DELL XPS 13 has a better processor family than most medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most similar spec portable PCs 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 laptops of this spec and age ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

Chart Edit

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 13 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this age and type. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this 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 medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 13.

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

Read more Less Chart Edit

Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 13 is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the biggest internal memory amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

We compared this laptop to all the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2446460_price], and the Toshiba L55[plb_1570434_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price] (16GB and higher rated); or the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2656828_price] (16GB and cheaper).

Read more Less Chart Edit

SSD Storage Medium

The DELL XPS 13 has a better storage medium than most medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 in fact the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available including the Latitude 12 E7250[pl_2367862_price], or the Latitude 12 E7250[pl_2367862_price] both from DELL or the Toshiba Tecra A50[plb_2363547_price] which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 13[plb_1304263_price] (SSD).

Read more Less Chart Edit

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this type and age, the DELL XPS 13 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the HP ProBook 640 G1[plb_2192167_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the HP EliteBook 850 G1[plb_1632674_price], or the Toshiba Tecra A50[plb_2256472_price] is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 13 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 13.

Alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider include the EliteBook 850[pl_2446460_price], or the EliteBook 820[pl_2520092_price] both from HP which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a front camera including the MSI GP70[plb_2199947_price].

Read more Less Chart Edit

802.11n 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 medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

Chart Edit

64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

Chart Edit

Two USB Sleep-and-Charge Support Ports

The DELL XPS 13 has more USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports than most of the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 13. This laptop is a two USB Sleep-and-Charge port portable PC compared to most of the medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 13 which only have one USB Sleep-and-Charge port.

Chart Edit

Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the DELL XPS 13 has a touch sensitive screen.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available including the Lenovo S400[plb_1611018_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Zenbook UX301LA[pl_2964654_price], or the UX301LA[pl_2327303_price] both from Asus is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The DELL XPS 13 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

Chart Edit

Fairly Big Operating Shock

The average operating shock of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 60G, and the operating shocks range from 0.66G to 140G. With an operating shock of 110 gravity, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger operating shocks amongst portable PCs of this age.

Chart Edit

Six Battery Cells

The DELL XPS 13 is a six battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 13 have between one and eight battery cells.

Chart Edit

Quite Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of notebook PCs of this age and type is 20 cd/m², the brightest is 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 cd/m². When compared to other laptops that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed the display brightness of, the DELL XPS 13's display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter is one of the brightest.

Chart Edit

Very Big Processor Cache

Across all the medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 13 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the DELL XPS 13's processor cache is one of the biggest amongst portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13.

Chart Edit

Quite High Front Camera Resolution

Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 13 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP. With a front camera resolution of 1.3 megapixels, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the higher front camera resolutions amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

Chart Edit

Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 55 watt-hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago. The battery capacities of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 13 range from 5Wh to 4,400Wh.

Chart Edit

AC Cable Included

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

Chart Edit

Light

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 13 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. At only 1.4 kilograms, the DELL XPS 13 is quite light compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the HP Pro[plb_1496960_price] (1.4kg and cheaper), or the DELL XPS 13[plb_1994696_price] (1.4kg and cheaper).

Read more Less Chart Edit

Narrow

The DELL XPS 13 is fairly narrow (only 316 millimeters) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 13. Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 13 have widths of between 28mm and 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

Chart Edit

5 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13 range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". 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.

We compared this laptop to all the other 13.3" laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujitsu LifeBook U554[plb_2356556_price] is also worth considering.

If this laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T440p[plb_2625194_price] (14" and cheaper), or the HP ProBook 640[plb_2481400_price] (14" and cheaper).

Read more Less Chart Edit

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Laptops of a comparable age and type to the XPS 13 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 256GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the DELL XPS 13[plb_1994696_price], or the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2356711_price].

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X240[plb_2967082_price] (500GB and cheaper).

Read more Less Chart Edit

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The DELL XPS 13 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB.

Chart Edit

Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

Chart Edit

Fairly Long Battery Recharge Time

The shortest battery recharge time of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 2h and the longest is 11h. With a battery recharge time of 4 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly long battery recharge time compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 13.

Chart Edit

3 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13

Released Over Two Years Ago

DELL released the XPS 13 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 13.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_1628618_price], or the HP ProBook 450[plb_2342495_price].

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X240[plb_2967082_price] (2.1GHz and cheaper), or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2601999_price] (2.1GHz and cheaper) or the Lenovo Z51[plb_2964604_price] (2.4GHz and higher rated).

Read more Less Chart Edit

Average Battery Life

At 5 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years.

We compared all the other 5h battery life portable PCs to this laptop and we think the S400[pl_1611018_price], and the S400 Touch[pl_2253431_price] both from Lenovo which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you want a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_2618156_price] (6h and cheaper), or the Acer Aspire V3[plb_2433278_price] (7h and cheaper).

Read more Less Chart Edit

Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
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
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Size
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Typical Contrast Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
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
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Start-Up Time
Dell E-Value Code
Keyboard
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Voltage
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

56 Awards

Trusted Reviews Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy Techradar Recommended Digital Versus 5 Star Pocket Lint Editor's Choice PC Advisor.co.uk Gold winmagpro.nl Editor's Choice pclab.pl Recommended SweClockers.com Top Class digitallife.se Recommended pricerunner.se Recommended pcforalla.idg.se Good Choice M3.idg.se Recommended pcactual.com Recommended hardwareluxx.ru Excellent Hardware overclockers.ua Recommended ua.gecid.com Original Design hwt.dk Gold Product of the Year itc.ua Recommended 3dnews.ru Editor's Choice hi-tech.mail.ru/ Recommended hardnsoft.ru Recommended notebook-center.ru Mobility Award gagadget.com Recommended vido.com.ua Recommended ferra.ru Editor's Choice hardwareluxx.de Value for Money allround-pc.com Recommended Product notebookjournal.de Good Value for Money hardware.info Silver Award zdnet.fr Editor's Choice lydogbillede.dk Especially Recommended 6 Star theregister.co.uk Recommended computershopper.com Editor's Choice pcper.com Editor's Choice mashable.com Mashable Choice reviewed.com Editor's Choice Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice hothardware.com Editor's Choice Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice alphr.com Recommended (A List) uk.hardware.info Silver notebooks.com Editor's Choice hardwareheaven.com Recommended altomdata.dk Recommended IT Reviews.com Recommended CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice stuff.tv Hot Buy 01net.com 5 Star cowcotland.com Gold clubic.com Favourite Product Cnetfrance.fr Editor's Choice revioo.com Editor's Choice Bronze Award journaldugeek.com Recommended Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice Lydogbilde.no Especially Recommended

Expert Reviews

(278)
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...

« Prev 1 of 56 Next »

User Reviews

(346)
Reviewed 16 January 2014 by MATTHEW S.
(Verified Purchase)

Despite the cons, I'm generally happy with the Microserver. It handles my vSphere environment reasonably well and I'm considering purchasing another one for HA and more capacity. When purchasing... Read more…

Reviewed 8 December 2013 by Stephen J.
(Verified Purchase)

It takes a little effort, but ultimately I was glad I bought this machine. 1 - The instructions are a little unclear about memory options, but the 8 GB DDR3 PC3-12800 240 pin "server" RAM I added... Read more…

Reviewed 29 August 2014 by Christopher T.
(Verified Purchase)

This is the same exact Asus T100 with the Baytrail Z3775 processor as the red and black one on Newegg. There were a lot of complaints about the black one getting finger smudges on the back of the... Read more…

Reviewed 20 September 2014 by Thiago Z.

Quiet, small box, easy to install customized ESXi image right from the HP site makes this microserver a good choice for home lab...

Reviewed 26 April 2015 by Rich C.
(Verified Purchase)

It's the best computer I've ever owned...

« Prev 1 of 70 Next »

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell l322, dell yyp5, dell yyp5d, dell l322x, dell i76560, dell i76500, dell i74510, dell i74510u, dell i76560u, dell i76500u, dell skylake8, dell skylake8g, dell 3200x1800, dell skylake8gb, dell xps93607336, dell xps93500991, dell xps93604841, dell xps93604841s, dell xps93607336s, dell xps93500991s, dell xps93604841sl, dell xps93607336sl, dell xps93500991sl, dell xps93607336slv, dell xps93500991slv, dell xps93604841slv
Barcodes 00000093509385, 00884116146346, 00884116219965, 00884116219989, 05397063422920, 05397063435876, 05397063653171, 05397063655328, 05397063661244, 05397063663262, 05397063670208, 05397063670789, 05397063671977, 05397063680795, 05397063686520, 05397063686537, 05397063698493, 05397063704910, 05397063708239, 05397063708246, 05397063708529, 05397063759385, 05397063774791, 05397063807765, 05397063840991, 05397063874941, 05397063968640

See How Other Laptops Compare to the DELL XPS 13

VAIO Fit 15 SVF15A16CX vs XPS 13

Sony VAIO Fit 15 SVF15A16CX vs DELL XPS 13
Sony VAIO Fit 15 SVF15A16CX
2 core Intel Core i7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.5"
DELL XPS 13
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
$ 1,099.95 $1,709.96
75% Bigger Total Storage Capacity
16GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
A Lot Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
2x Shorter Battery Life
Older by Nine Months
Feedback