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DELL XPS 13 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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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
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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We calculated the average ratings for all DELL laptops and also specifically for DELL medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings.

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 amongst all notebook PCs of this age and type.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of notebook PC.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 13.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

We compared this laptop to all the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Asus BU401LG[plb_2302173_price] is also worth considering.

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SSD Storage Medium

The DELL XPS 13 has a better storage medium than most laptops of this age and type. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core notebook 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.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 13.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

Other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the ProBook 640 G1 Notebook PC[pl_2351423_price], or the ProBook 640 G1 Notebook PC[pl_2351423_price] both from HP.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X230[plb_1465106_price] (SSD), or the DELL Latitude 12 7000[plb_2699090_price] (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 13 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the XPS 13.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the XPS 13[pl_1497490_price], or the Inspiron 17R[pl_1412334_price] both from DELL or the HP ENVY 15[plb_2142908_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

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

We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera including the XPS 13[pl_1497490_price], or the Latitude E6430[pl_1494544_price] both from DELL or the HP ENVY 15[plb_2142908_price].

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Fast Maximum WiFi Data Rate

The DELL XPS 13 has a quite fast maximum WiFi data rate (867 megabits per second) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The average maximum WiFi data rate of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 13 is 340 Mbit/s, and the maximum WiFi data rate range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s.

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Two USB Sleep-and-Charge Support Ports

The DELL XPS 13 is a two USB Sleep-and-Charge port portable PC.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 15 3521[plb_2092624_price].

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Inspiron 15 7537[pl_2804323_price], or the Inspiron 15 7537[pl_2251818_price] both from DELL is also worth considering.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The display brightness of the DELL XPS 13 of 350 candellas per square meter is one of the brightest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. The display brightnesss of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 13 range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 cd/m².

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Light

The weights of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13 range from 300g to 3.8kg. The DELL XPS 13 is one of the lighter notebook PCs of this spec and age (only 1.4 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the XPS 13[pl_1994696_price] (1.4kg), or the XPS 13[pl_1497490_price] (1.4kg) both from DELL or the Lenovo X230[plb_1547944_price] (1.3kg).

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Narrow

The narrowest medium processor core notebook PC that is a comparable age to the XPS 13 is 38mm wide and the widest is 430mm. At only 316 millimeters, the DELL XPS 13 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 13 is 370MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The DELL XPS 13 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of laptops that were launched more than two years ago range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 13 is 520GB. The DELL XPS 13 has one of the smallest total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Other 128GB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper notebook PCs such as the TECRA Z40[pl_2041288_price], or the Tecra Z40[pl_2287582_price] both from Toshiba or the Lenovo T440[plb_2216159_price].

If this DELL laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the HP ProBook 650[plb_2654888_price] (320GB and cheaper), or the Lenovo S510p[plb_2664455_price] (500GB and cheaper).

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Quite Small Screen Size

Comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have screen sizes of between 10" and 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 comparable spec laptops of this age.

We compared all the other 13.3" notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the HP ProBook 430[plb_2350722_price], and the DELL Latitude 13 3440[plb_2551291_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 14 E5450[plb_2745391_price] (14" and cheaper).

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Very Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 5 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 13. The average battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 24h, and the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2690178_price] (7h), or the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2746459_price] (7h) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the XPS 13. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_1546186_price] which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the DELL Latitude 15 E5550[plb_2664006_price] (2GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13 is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 13.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz. The DELL XPS 13 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The DELL XPS 13 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all laptops of a similar age and type to the XPS 13.

Amongst similar types of laptop the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL XPS 13

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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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)
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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

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30 December 2015

Despite a handful of flaws, this is one of the best Windows ultraportables available...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i52467, dell i56200, dell i52467m, dell i56200u, dell xps93501340, dell xps93501340s, dell xps93501340sl, dell xps93501340slv
Barcodes 00884116146339, 05397063435869
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