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DELL XPS 13
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DELL XPS 13 2 Core Intel Core I5 1.6GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5 1.6GHz 8GB Jan 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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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

DELL has unexceptional ratings for its ultrabooks, however it has good average ratings when measured across its entire portable PC 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 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 ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of portable PC.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 13 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the DELL XPS 13[plb_2253307_price], or the Lenovo X240[plb_2109836_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the Acer Aspire V5-122P[plb_1569271_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The DELL XPS 13 has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 13. The average internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 5.9GB.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo X240[plb_2034037_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for a similar time 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the X240[pl_2034037_price], or the X240[pl_2034037_price] both from Lenovo which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the XPS 13[pl_1474903_price] (SSD), or the Latitude 12 E7240[pl_1623520_price] (SSD) both from DELL.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 13 which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the DELL XPS 13 has a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo X240[plb_2034037_price] is also worth considering.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at including the Acer Aspire V5-122P[plb_1569271_price], or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3538075_price].

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the XPS 13 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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Six Battery Cells

The DELL XPS 13 is a six battery cell count portable PC.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years is 280 cd/m². 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 comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of laptops of a similar spec and age to the XPS 13 is 46Wh. With a battery capacity of 55 watt-hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 13.

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Light

The weights of laptops that have been around for more than two years range from 870g to 3.3kg. With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the DELL XPS 13 is one of the lighter laptops that were released more than two years ago amongst ultrabooks of this age.

There are a number of other 1.4kg heavy portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo X240[plb_2034037_price].

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the XPS 13[pl_1474903_price] (1.4kg), or the Latitude 12 E7240[pl_1623520_price] (1.4kg) both from DELL.

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Narrow

With a width of only 316 millimeters, the DELL XPS 13 is one of the narrower comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 13 amongst ultrabooks of this age. Notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 13 have widths of between 280mm and 420mm, and the average width is 330mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 13 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the XPS 13 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL XPS 13[plb_2253307_price], or the Lenovo X240[plb_2109836_price] which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of the DELL XPS 13 of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. The smallest total storage capacity of laptops of a similar spec and age to the XPS 13 is 64GB, the biggest is 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 360GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.6 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.8GHz.

If this laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_2253307_price] (1.7GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of this age and type is 4GB and the biggest is 16GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The average maximum turbo frequency of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 13 is 2.9GHz.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 3 megabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 13. The average processor cache of ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the XPS 13 is 3.3MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The DELL XPS 13 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This notebook PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all portable PCs of this type and age.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of portable PC.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13

Released Over Three Years Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over three years.

Average Battery Life

The DELL XPS 13 has a fairly typical battery life (8.53 hours) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 13.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to consider the X1 Carbon[pl_2189879_price] (9h), or the X1 Carbon[pl_3538075_price] (9h) both from Lenovo.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the DELL XPS 13 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13.

If this laptop screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the X1 Carbon[pl_2189879_price] (14"), or the X1 Carbon[pl_3538075_price] (14") both from Lenovo.

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
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)
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8 December 2016

So the bottom line is that the new XPS 13 offers something that some people will describe as ?unnecessary upgrade? and we agree with this to some extent. However, the XPS 13 was an excellent...

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7 November 2016

With powerful hardware, a high-resolution screen, and both USB 3.0 and USB-C ports, the Dell XPS 13 Touch is the best ultraportable laptop for power users right now...

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29 September 2016

Small update, no effect?! Dell secretly updated its top seller: The XPS 13 is one of the first models that gets the latest Kaby Lake processors from Intel. The chassis does not appear to be... Read more…

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...

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