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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Based on 4,345 user and expert reviews, DELL has good ratings for its laptops. However, DELL has unexceptional ratings for its ultrabooks compared to ultrabooks made by other manufacturers.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The DELL XPS 13 has a maximum display resolution of 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 notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all laptops of this age and type.
The worst display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Unlike most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 13 which do not have a full-size keyboard, the DELL XPS 13 has a full-size keyboard.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
The DELL XPS 13 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most laptops of a similar age and spec to it. Most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is Intel Core i3-2xxx.
Has a Front Camera
The DELL XPS 13 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also have a front camera.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The DELL XPS 13 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most ultrabooks that came out around the same time as it. This DELL portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time 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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SSD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been on the market 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.
If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_2111443_price] (SSD).
L3 Processor Cache
This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as it.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this type and age.
Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The maximum turbo frequencies of laptops of a similar spec and age to the XPS 13 range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the fastest maximum turbo frequencies amongst ultrabooks of this age.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
Unlike most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13 which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the DELL XPS 13 has a touch sensitive screen.
Very Big Maximum Internal Memory
The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and type is 9GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB. The DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst ultrabooks of this age.
Three USB 3.0 Ports
Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL XPS 13 which has three USB 3.0 ports.
Six Battery Cells
Most ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago have between two and seven battery cells, including the DELL XPS 13 which has six battery cells.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
The DELL XPS 13 has a quite bright display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago. The average display brightness of ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago is 280 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m².
Fairly Big Processor Cache
Across all the ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the XPS 13 the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.3MB. At 4 megabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
The smallest battery capacity of ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago is 23Wh and the biggest is 72Wh. With a battery capacity of 55 watt-hours, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst ultrabooks of this age.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
The DELL XPS 13 has a maximum memory slots of 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 1x SO-DIMM notebook PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.
A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 13.
The worst memory slots amongst similar types of portable PC is 1x SO-DIMM.
Across all the portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 13 the weights range from 870g to 3.3kg. The DELL XPS 13 is fairly light (only 1.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 13.
Portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 13 have widths of between 280mm and 420mm, and the average width is 330mm. At only 316 millimeters, the DELL XPS 13 is quite narrow compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.
1 Reason Against
Fairly Long Battery Recharge Time
The shortest battery recharge time of ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years is 2h and the longest is 4h. With a battery recharge time of 4 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly long battery recharge time compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the XPS 13.
6 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 13
Released Over Two Years Ago
DELL released the XPS 13 over two years ago.
Average Internal Memory
The DELL XPS 13 has a relatively typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.
Average Battery Life
With a battery life of 8.53 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.
Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2418295_price] (8.6h).
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Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 13.
If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3120631_price] (1.8GHz) which also has a higher rating.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 256 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 13.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the DELL XPS 13 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 13.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 13.3" portable PCs currently available including the Acer Aspire S7-392[plb_2089896_price] which has better reviews.
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Colour of Product
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Intel QS67 Express
Processor Boost Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Cache Type
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 Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio (typical)
0.15 x 0.15
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 5000, Intel HD Graphics 500
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Dell E-Value Code
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Operating System Installed
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro
Microsoft Office, McAfee
Adobe Reader X,WebCam Central,Skype,Internet Explorer,Windows Live Essentials Wave 4,Dell DataSafe
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