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DELL XPS 13
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DELL XPS 13 2 Core Intel Core I7 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7 1.7GHz 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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18 Reasons For

Top Seller

The XPS 13 is a popular choice of notebook PC.

DELL Has Good Laptop Reviews

DELL has unexceptional ratings for its ultrabooks, however it has good average ratings when measured across its entire notebook PC 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 laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The DELL XPS 13 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it have an AMD E processor family. The processor family of all similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13 ranges from Intel High End Desktop Processors to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 13 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 13.

There are a number of other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the X1 Carbon, or the ThinkPad X1 Carbon both from Lenovo or the Asus UX301LA-C4061H.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 13. Ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the XPS 13 have internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.9GB.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs and we think the DELL XPS 13, and the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a similar age and type 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.

Other laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might also want to look at include the XPS 13, or the XPS 13 both from DELL or the Asus UX301LA-C4061H which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch (SSD), or the HP Pro (SSD).

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The DELL XPS 13 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.3 gigahertz) amongst laptops of this age. Notebook PCs of this spec and age have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.6GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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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 laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available including a cheaper laptop such as the Lenovo X1 Carbon, or the Asus UX301LA-C4061H or you might consider a higher rated laptop such as the Lenovo X1 Carbon.

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Very High Speaker Power

The DELL XPS 13 has a fairly high speaker power (3 Watts) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 13. The average speaker power of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 13 is 1.6W.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most laptops of a similar age and spec to the XPS 13 have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the DELL XPS 13 which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL XPS 13 is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Six Battery Cells

Most comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 13 have between two and seven battery cells, including the DELL XPS 13 which has six battery cells.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst ultrabooks of this age. The processor caches of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13 range from 1MB to 6MB.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

Laptops of this age and spec have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 12MP. With a front camera resolution of 1.3 megapixels, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13.

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Light

The DELL XPS 13 is one of the lighter ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13 (only 1.4 kilograms) amongst ultrabooks of this age. Across all the ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 13 the weights range from 870g to 3.3kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 1.4kg heavy portable PCs and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the XPS 13, and the Latitude 12 E7240 both from DELL or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is also worth considering.

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Narrow

Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 13 have widths of between 280mm and 420mm, and the average width is 330mm. The DELL XPS 13 is one of the narrower ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13 (only 316 millimeters) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13, the DELL XPS 13 does not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to look at including the Lenovo X1 Carbon or the Asus UX301LA-C4061H.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The DELL XPS 13 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 13. Ultrabooks that are a similar age to the XPS 13 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 16GB.

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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 similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 13.

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

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13

Released Over Three Years Ago

This DELL notebook PC has been on the market for over three years.

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

There are a number of other 8.53h battery life laptops currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the DELL XPS 13.

If this DELL laptop battery life is too short for you then you might also want to look at the X1 Carbon (8.6h), the X240 (8.7h), or the X1 Carbon (9h) all from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 13 has a relatively average processor clock speed (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think the DELL XPS 13 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (1.8GHz and higher rated); or the Asus UX301LA-C4061H (1.8GHz and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 13.

Alternative 256GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at include the DELL XPS 13 which is cheaper.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Lenovo X240 (500GB and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the DELL XPS 13 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

There are a number of other 13.3" notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the DELL XPS 13 which is cheaper.

If you want a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (14" and higher rated) or the X1 Carbon (14" and cheaper), or the X1 Carbon (14" and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

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Processor Socket
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Processor Cache
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Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
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Internal Memory
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Maximum Internal Memory
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
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Touchscreen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
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Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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® 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)
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
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Wi-Fi Certified
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Intel Visual Technology

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Barcodes 00884116219965, 00884116219989, 05397063774791, 05397063774807, 05397063807765, 05397063840991, 05397063968640
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