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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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs
We checked 4,345 user and expert reviews for DELL laptops and found that on average DELL has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. However we also found that DELL has unexceptional ratings specifically within its ultrabooks range.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age which do not have a full-size keyboard, the DELL XPS 13 has a full-size keyboard.
Other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the Acer Aspire V5-122P[plb_1569271_price].
Other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider include the DELL Latitude 12 E7240[plb_2037345_price], or the Lenovo X240[plb_2197523_price].
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the DELL XPS 13 has a front camera.
It is worth also looking at other portable PCs which also have a front camera including the X1 Carbon[pl_2189879_price], or the X1 Carbon[pl_3538075_price] both from Lenovo or the DELL Latitude 12 E7240[plb_1623520_price].
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The DELL XPS 13 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. Most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
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 similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.
Across comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
SSD Storage Medium
This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been around 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.
This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops that were released more than two years ago.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago.
L3 Processor Cache
This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago.
Fairly High Speaker Power
The DELL XPS 13 has a fairly high speaker power (3 Watts) compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 13. The lowest speaker power of ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13 is 1W and the highest is 4W.
Quite Big Operating Shock
Portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 13 have operating shocks of between 10G and 110G, and the average operating shock is 71G. The DELL XPS 13 has a quite big operating shock (110 gravity) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.
Fairly Big Operating Vibration
With an operating vibration of 0.66 gravity, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger operating vibrations amongst ultrabooks of this age. The average operating vibration of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 13 is 0.61G.
Six Battery Cells
The DELL XPS 13 is a six battery cell count portable PC.
Fairly Big Megapixel Count
The smallest megapixel count of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 13 is 0.3MP, the biggest is 1.3MP, and the average megapixel count is 1.1MP. With a megapixel count of 1.3 megapixels, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger megapixels counts amongst ultrabooks of this age.
Fairly High Front Camera Resolution
With a front camera resolution of 1.3 megapixels, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the higher front camera resolutions amongst ultrabooks of this age. Across all the laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13 the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.
AC Cable Included
This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.
The DELL XPS 13 is one of the shallower portable PCs of this age and type (only 8.1 inches) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this spec and age the depths range from 8" to 9.3", and the average depth is 8.8".
With a width of only 12.4 inches, the DELL XPS 13 is quite narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 13. The narrowest comparable spec notebook PC that has been on the market for more than two years is 12" wide, the widest is 14", and the average width is 13".
The widths of ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13 range from 280mm to 420mm. At only 316 millimeters, the DELL XPS 13 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 13.
8 Reasons Against
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
The DELL XPS 13 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
The processor clock speeds of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.8GHz. The DELL XPS 13 has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13.
This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The DELL XPS 13 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 13 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the Acer Aspire V5-122P[plb_1569271_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.
+5 More reasons against
Only MaxxAudio Audio System
This portable PC audio system, which is typical of many laptops that came out around the same time as it.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
The average maximum turbo frequency of laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 13 is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz. At only 2.6 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 13.
Only 3 Bluetooth Version
The DELL XPS 13 supports a better bluetooth version than most similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it. This portable PC supports a 3 Bluetooth version, whereas most ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as it support a 4 Bluetooth version.
This laptop's bluetooth version (3) is in fact the worst supported bluetooth version across all notebook PCs of this spec and age.
The best supported bluetooth version amongst comparable types of laptop is 4.0+HS.
Fairly Big Non-Operating Vibration
The DELL XPS 13 has a fairly big non-operating vibration (1.3 gravity) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13 the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 1.5G, and the average non-operating vibration is 1.2G.
7 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13
Released Over Four Years Ago
It was over four years ago when DELL released the XPS 13.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 13.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The DELL XPS 13 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
+5 Other reasons
Average Battery Life
At 8.53 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the XPS 13.
If you are looking for a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the X1 Carbon[pl_2418295_price] (8.6h), the X240[pl_2197523_price] (8.7h), or the X1 Carbon[pl_2189879_price] (9h) all from Lenovo.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 256 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 13.
If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire V5-122P[plb_1569271_price] (500GB and cheaper).
Average Screen Size
The DELL XPS 13 has a fairly typical screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 13.
If this DELL portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the ThinkPad X1 Carbon[pl_1611730_price] (14"), the X1 Carbon[pl_2189879_price] (14"), or the X1 Carbon[pl_2418295_price] (14") all from Lenovo.
With a weight of 1.4 kilograms, the DELL XPS 13 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13.
Colour of Product
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Intel QS67 Express
System Bus Rate
Processor Boost Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Supported
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
1 x 8
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
1366 x 768
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Intel HD Graphics
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Number of Built-In Speakers
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Operating System Installed
Adobe Reader X,WebCam Central,Skype,Internet Explorer,Windows Live Essentials Wave 4,Dell DataSafe
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