Portability, Meet Performance.Work at full speed with the faster new XPS 13 Ultrabook, Inspired by Intel. Expect stunning clarity on the full HD display, now with an optional touch screen. Your...
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Based on 4,345 expert and user reviews, DELL has good reviews for its portable PCs. However, DELL has unexceptional reviews for its ultrabooks.
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 the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all ultrabooks that are a similar age to the XPS 13.
A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of portable PC.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Unlike most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as 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 the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The worst processor family of all laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 13 is Intel Core i3-2xxx and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other portable PCs of this type and age, the DELL XPS 13 has 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 notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 13.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.
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SSD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many ultrabooks that were launched 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.
If the storage medium of this ultrabook is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (SSD).
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this spec and age.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
Unlike most of the other notebook PCs that came out 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.
Two USB Sleep-and-Charge Support Ports
The DELL XPS 13 is a two USB Sleep-and-Charge port portable PC. Most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the XPS 13 only have one USB Sleep-and-Charge port.
Six Battery Cells
The DELL XPS 13 is a six battery cell count laptop.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst ultrabooks of this age. The average display brightness of laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 13 is 280 cd/m².
Quite Big Processor Cache
Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 13 have processor caches of between 1MB and 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 are a similar age to the XPS 13.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
With a battery capacity of 55 watt-hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 13 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 72Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh.
AC Cable Included
This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.
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Only MaxxAudio Audio System
This notebook PC audio system, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
Fairly Long Battery Recharge Time
With a battery recharge time of 4 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has one of the longer battery recharge times amongst ultrabooks of this age. The battery recharge times of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 2h to 4h.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.
Average Battery Life
At 8.53 hours, the DELL XPS 13 has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 13.
Laptops with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (8.6h).
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Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 13 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 13 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the XPS 13.
Average Screen Size
The DELL XPS 13 has a relatively average screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 13.
With a weight of 1.4 kilograms, the DELL XPS 13 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago.
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