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DELL XPS 13
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DELL XPS 13 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Apr 2015
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

DELL is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and DELL also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 13 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 13 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 13 have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. The DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB).

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SSD Storage Medium

The DELL XPS 13 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most laptops of a similar type and age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it 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 notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across comparable types of notebook PC.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Elitebook 820 G2[pl_2886802_price] (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2[pl_2897415_price] (SSD) both from HP.

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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 that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 13.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 13 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The DELL XPS 13 supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version which is better than the 4 Bluetooth version supported by most notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

This portable PC's bluetooth version (4.1) is in fact the best supported bluetooth version across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 13.

A 4 Bluetooth version is the worst supported bluetooth version across similar types of portable PC.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the XPS 13 which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the DELL XPS 13 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

Across all the laptops of this spec and age the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh. At 52 watt-hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Light

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 13 that we have assessed, the weight of the DELL XPS 13 of only 1.2 kilograms is one of the lightest. The average weight of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 2kg.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the XPS 13[pl_2705334_price] (1.2kg), or the XPS 13[pl_2705276_price] (1.2kg) both from DELL.

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Narrow

At only 304 millimeters, the DELL XPS 13 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. The narrowest laptop that was released around the same time as the XPS 13 is 28mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 16GB and the biggest is 2TB.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the X1 Carbon[pl_2993340_price] (180GB), or the T550[pl_2881392_price] (180GB) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 13 range from 11" to 18". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 740[plb_2783823_price] (14").

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 13 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The DELL XPS 13 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The worst Wi-Fi standard of all notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 13 is IEEE 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 13.

If this DELL laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2862104_price] (2.3GHz).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Specification

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Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
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Number of SSDs Installed
Display
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3D
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Audio
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Bluetooth
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USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
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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® 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)
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Intel Smart Response Technology Version
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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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EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

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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...

PC Mag

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell p54, dell l321, dell p54g, dell l321x, dell i52467, dell i55200, dell i56200, dell i56200u, dell i52467m, dell i55200u, dell xps93501340, dell xps93501340s, dell xps93501340sl, dell xps93501340slv
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