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Dell XPS 13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1296 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the keyboard and performance. The screen and design also get good views, whereas many are critical about the connectivity and touchpad.

portability, design, screen, performance, keyboard

touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell XPS 13 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell XPS 13

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 4 user reviews of Dell XPS 13 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

portability, size, build quality, design, performance

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell XPS13 13-inch Ultrabook (Intel Core i7 3537U 2.0GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, WLAN, Bluetooth, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8 Professional)Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook, Intel Core i5 1.6GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD with 13.3" Gorilla Glass Display

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell XPS 13

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 user reviews of Dell XPS 13 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, design, portability, keyboard, screen

reliability

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell XPS XPS13-40002sLV 13-Inch Ultrabook (Silver)Dell Studio XPS 13 (1340) LaptopDell XPS XPS13-9001sLV 13-Inch Laptop (2nd Generation Intel Core i7-2637M, 256GB SSD, Backlit keyboard, USB 3.0, BlueTooth, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-

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Review Update Dell XPS 13 L322X Ultrabook

 

New screen for a familiar system. Dell updates its strong XPS 13

Aluminum alloy, carbon fiber, and Gorilla Glass chassis; Strong, yet lighweight design; Excellent application performance; Beautiful 1080p IPS display; High brightness and contrast; Backlit keyboard; Silent during low workloads

Limited connectivity ports; Very warm even when idling; Noisy during medium to high workloads; Non-removable battery; Lower battery life due to more demanding display; End-user serviceability discouraged; Keyboard may be mushy to some

The XPS 13 has changed little since its inception, but it continues to be a strong contender for users who need a lightweight and no frills Ultrabook. The display alone provides one of the best video playback experiences for a notebook this size.

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Review Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook (Late 2012)

 

An anorexic XPS. Dell's XPS 13 is a 13-inch ultrabook in an 11-inch casing. This is a slim, light and portable notebook which was tested for its suitability in a work environment. ...

Very good casing quality ; Very good system performance ; Good mobility traits ; Low emissions in little load ; Backlit keyboard ; High-capacity and fast solid state drive ; Good battery life

Few interfaces ; Limited upgradeability ; Unusual keyboard ; Loud operating noise in load ; Reflective and viewing angle dependent screen ; Dimmed screen brightness on battery

That Dell needlessly wastes the chance for a better rating with the poor screen which makes it fall behind the competition

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Dell XPS 13 Review

 

Attractive styling; good build; strong performance

Loud under load; not easy to open; TN panel; pricey

Dell’s XPS 13 certainly isn’t wanting for style. Sporting a slick wedge profile that measures .24–.71 inches front to back, the XPS 13 is all matte-silver, machined aluminum up top, with a carbon fiber base. A soft-touch surface on the bottom makes the...

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Dell XPS 13 Review

 

With the introduction of the Dell XPS 13, Dell manages to come up with an impressive, extremely compact 13” laptop that is just slightly bigger than the Macbook Air 11. Sold at around the same price than the latter, it [...]

The Dell XPS 13 is impressive: in a form-factor slightly bigger than the Macbook Air 11”, Dell has managed to provide a powerful 13” thin-and-light platform that scales up to a Core i7 processor, 256GB of SSD storage and 4G as an option. At $999, it...

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Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review

 

Everyone wants to get a slice of the Ultrabook pie and the latest entrant to join the club is Dell. They launched the XPS 13 Ultrabook just the other day in India in the hope to grab some of the limelight that Lenovo and Asus have been enjoying for a...

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Review Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook

 

Fashionably late? Dell's first Ultrabook seems late but impressiv

Excellent workmanship and stability; Very good application performance; High mobility; Backlit keyboard; Fast SSD hard disk

Reflective display with a weak contrast ratio; Rather loud and hot under load; Poor range of interfaces; Keyboard with low feedback

Expensive, but worth it: the Apple MacBook Air and the Samsung 900X3A currently represent the top sellers in the category, even though both manufacturers don't explicitly call their devices Ultrabooks. The Asus Zenbook UX31 lurks just behind these...

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Review Dell Studio XPS 13 Notebook

 

Performance to go. For the time being two models constitute the n

Attractive design; Use of high-quality materials; Good stability of the case; Very comprehensive connectivity; Gigabit LAN, WLAN Draft-N ex factory; HSDPA ready; Comfortable, typing-friendly keyboard; Bright display with good contrast; Good...

Partly uneven gaps; Warranty extension costs much; Reflecting Display, so, problems outdoors; Some parts of the case get very hot

More distinguishability. The same barebone is also offered by other manufacturers.

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Dell Studio XPS 13 / XPS 16 Hands-On Test

 

Performance meets Design. Since the presentation of Dell's XPS no ...

The Studio XPS 16 is also available with an integrated DVB-T tuner. The availability isn't clarified for the 13 inch counterpart

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Dell XPS 13 Touch

 

The Dell XPS 13 Touch is a compact touch-screen ultrabook made with premium materials like carbon fiber and Gorilla Glass. It's an excellent travel companion, but strictly luxury class.

Compact. Sturdy construction. Comfortable, backlit keyboard. Responsive touchpad and touch screen. Large solid-state drive (SSD). 802.11ac Wi-Fi. All-day battery life

Somewhat pricey. No SD card slot or Ethernet port

The Dell XPS 13 Touch ($1,349.99, as tested) is a lightweight ultrabook made for the road warriors who need a full-size keyboard and a 10-point touch screen in a compact form factor. Premium materials like carbon fiber and Gorilla Glass add luxury...

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Dell XPS 13 (2014) Review: Same Style New System

 

The refreshed XPS 13 keeps all of the machine's best qualities (its design, keyboard and vibrant display), while adding the performance and features needed to be a top tier ultrabook. If you loved the look of the old XPS 13, but felt it was lacking in...

beautiful glossy display ; spacious keyboard ; svelte sturdy design ; long battery life

limited connectivity ; runs hot when taxed

Dell may not have reinvented the wheel with the new XPS 13, but it has taken a great notebook and made it only better. The curvaceous well-built design and spacious keyboard are still just as alluring as they were last year, and the upgraded specs and...

Product Specifications

Stylish and sleek, the Studio XPS 13 laptop is designed to deliver the knockout multimedia features you'll want to take with you everywhere. From the genuine leather accents to near-seamless design, every facet of your notebook reflects elegance and beauty. And the 13.3" "edge-to-edge" display and performance graphics make your mobile entertainment experience come to life. This notebook features smooth contours, high-gloss finish, the genuine leather, aluminum accents and magnesium alloy enclosure. With every detail, the Studio XPS 13 gives you the sense that you're using something truly special. The Studio XPS 13 shines a light on features that matter. Its backlit keyboard and touch pad buttons are easy to use, day or night. Capacitive multimedia buttons also glow white when activated. The Studio XPS 13 packs incredibly powerful multimedia capabilities into a small, gorgeous package. You can enjoy the latest in entertainment, even when you're away from home. The Studio XPS 13 keeps you entertained with an HD widescreen display. Connect to your HDTV through the HDMI port for an intense home theater experience. Traditional DVDs are unconverted to display with incredible quality, so your favorite movies look better than ever.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.3in
Height:1.3in
Weight:4.9lbs
Width:12.6in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:13.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Gold

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:XPS 13
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Studio

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.4GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:P8600
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 9400M