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DELL 13 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Apr 2014
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Portability, Meet Performance.Work at full speed with the faster new XPS 13 Ultrabook, Inspired by Intel. Expect stunning clarity on the full HD display, now with an optional touch screen. Your... More
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17 Reasons For

DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

DELL has good average ratings across all portable PCs, however it has unexceptional ratings specifically within its ultrabooks range.

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 laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of portable 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.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 13 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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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 most portable PCs of this type and age. Most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 13.

Across similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops that were launched more than two years ago. 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 13[plb_2111443_price] (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the DELL XPS 13 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Two USB Sleep-and-Charge Support Ports

The DELL XPS 13 has more USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports than most of the ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13. Most of the ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 13 only have one USB Sleep-and-Charge port, however this portable PC has two USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports.

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Six Battery Cells

The DELL XPS 13 is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13 have between two and seven battery cells.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The DELL XPS 13 has a quite big battery capacity (55 watt-hours) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13. The average battery capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13 is 46Wh.

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Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

The DELL XPS 13 has a Windows 8 recovery operating system which is better than the Windows 7 Professional recovery operating system found on most portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. Across all similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13 the worst recovery operating system is Windows 10 Home and the best is Windows 8.1.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on laptops of this age and type.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The DELL XPS 13 has a maximum memory slots of 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 1x SO-DIMM portable PC, which is the most common memory slots.

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots amongst all ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years.

The worst memory slots across comparable types of laptop is 1x SO-DIMM.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 1,000 megahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 800MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 13. Ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago have total storage capacity of between 64GB and 1.1TB.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2418295_price] (180GB).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 13 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.6 gigahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.8GHz.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_2253307_price] (1.7GHz), or the Asus UX301LA-C4061H[plb_3353474_price] (1.8GHz).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many ultrabooks that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

At only 200 candellas per square meter, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The display brightnesss of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m².

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the laptops of a comparable age and type to the XPS 13 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 9.6GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 13.

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Very Long Battery Recharge Time

The battery recharge time of the DELL XPS 13 of 4 hours is one of the longest amongst comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 13. Laptops of this age and type have battery recharge times of between 2h and 4h.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL 13

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the XPS 13.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3120631_price] (8.2h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

The DELL XPS 13 has a relatively average screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Weight

The DELL XPS 13 has a relatively average weight (1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 13.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo X240[plb_2034037_price] (1.4kg).

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Processor Series
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Storage
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Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
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Display
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Display Resolution
Touchscreen
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Touch Technology
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Panel Type
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness
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3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
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Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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Speakers Manufacturer
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Camera
Video Capturing Speed
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Front Camera
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Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
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Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
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Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Trial Software
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
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Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Security
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Fingerprint Reader
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Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
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AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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Non-Operating Vibration
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Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 1129506, sbnb2301, dell l321, dell l321x, dell i52467, dell i56200, dell i56200u, dell i52467m, dell dellxps13v2, dell dellxps13v1, dell xps93501340, dell xps93501340s, dell xps93501340sl, dell xps93501340slv
Barcodes 05397063420216, 05397063432066, 05397063433773, 05397063510634, 05397063521883, 05397063597239, 05397063624041
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