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DELL XPS 13 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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Your Sleek, Stylish Business PartnerStrikingly 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... More
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Good Brand

Medium processor core notebook PCs produced by DELL have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that DELL also has good reviews across its entire 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 notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all laptops of a similar type and age to the XPS 13.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most notebook PCs of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC 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 amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13. The average internal memory of laptops of a similar type and age to the XPS 13 is 5.3GB.

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SSD Storage Medium

The DELL XPS 13 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most notebook PCs that were released 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.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of portable PC.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on laptops of this spec and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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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 have been around for a similar time to the XPS 13.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL XPS 13 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 13 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 13 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the DELL XPS 13 which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Light

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg. At only 1.4 kilograms, the DELL XPS 13 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the XPS 13 (1.4kg), or the XPS 13 (1.4kg) both from DELL.

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Narrow

Across all the laptops that have been available for more than two years the widths range from 38mm to 430mm. At only 316 millimeters, the DELL XPS 13 is quite narrow compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 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 that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago. The smallest screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13 is 10" and the biggest is 18".

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude E6440 (14" and higher rated).

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13 is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. The DELL XPS 13 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP 255 (320GB).

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. At only 2.7 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (1.8GHz).

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Specification

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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
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3D
LED Backlight
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Graphics
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
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LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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3G
Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
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DC-In Jack
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
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Total Number of SATA Connectors
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Performance
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Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
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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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
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 FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
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Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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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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29 September 2016

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sbnb2320, dell w10, dell h44, dell j28, dell h44f, dell j28p, dell w10h, dell ny8y6, dell h44fh, dell j28pf, dell i54210, dell i55200, dell i56200, dell i56300, dell p239271, dell i54210u, dell i55200u, dell i56200u, dell i56300u, dell p239271p, dell 2560x1440
Barcodes 05397063655311, 05397063759323, 05397063774821, 05397063774876, 05397063807741, 05397063877706, 05397063877850
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