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Dell XPS 13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1939 reviews of Dell XPS 13. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and screen. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the price. Many are less positive about the connectivity and touchpad.

performance, portability, design, screen, usability

reliability, 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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell XPS 13

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Dell XPS 13 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the design and durability are on the whole positive. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity and price.

performance, portability, size, durability, design

usability, price, connectivity

54% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell XPS13 13.3 Inch Ultrabook with American Keyboard (2.2 GHz Intel Core i5, 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM, 128 GB SSD, Windows 8.1)Dell XPS13 13.3 Inch Ultrabook with American Keyboard (2.2 GHz Intel Core i5, 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM, 128 GB SSD, Windows 8.1)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell XPS 13

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of Dell XPS 13 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and durability. The design and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the reliability. Some have doubts about the touchpad.

performance, portability, design, durability, usability

touchpad

72% 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 XPS XPS13-40002sLV 13-Inch Ultrabook (Silver)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Dell XPS 13

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Dell XPS 13 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The durability and performance are also appreciated.

portability, performance, durability, design, screen

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell XPS13 13.3-inch Ultrabook Computer (2.2 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor, 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM, 128 GB Solid State Hard Drive, Windows 8)Dell XPS13 13.3-inch Ultrabook Computer (2.2 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor, 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM, 128 GB Solid State Hard Drive, Windows 8)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

Dell XPS 13 Review (9350)

 

Ever since this XPS 13 design came out, it was a hit with a lot of users. After all, what's not to like: a 13.3” display in a body of a 12” laptop seems like a great idea for someone who is looking for a compact chassis, without the traditional...

The Dell XPS 13 (9350) is an excellent laptop. I had a great time using it at CES 2016 and to me, there’s no situation that’s more “real world” than that. I appreciate very much that the chassis is smaller than other 13.3 laptops, and I liked the very...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

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.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (notebookcheck.net)

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

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: maximum pc (maximumpc.com)

Dell XPS 13 Review

 

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...

Attractive styling; good build; strong performance

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

May, 2012

Expert review by: Till Schönborn (notebookcheck.net)

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...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

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.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

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

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Dell XPS 13 Touch (2016 Gold Edition)

 

The Gold Edition of the XPS 13 Touch adds faster processing to the excellent build quality, feature set, and gorgeous display of the original. But the higher price and decreased battery life means this high-end ultraportable laptop may not be for...

Very compact frame. Carbon fiber and aluminum construction. QHD+ (3,200-by-1,800) display is breathtaking. USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3 interface.

Core i7 processor increases cost without a significant jump in performance over i5. Middling battery life. Requires adapters for external displays.

Conclusion The Dell XPS 13 Touch (2016 Gold Edition) shares all the high-end features of the Core i5 XPS 13 Touch from earlier this year but adds in some extra power. This lets the system chew through media projects and day-to-day tasks a little...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Dell XPS 13 (Skylake) review

 

Dell's XPS 13 is the best 13-inch notebook available today.

Dell’s XPS 13 is an excellent piece of engineering that combines the latest Intel hardware with a robust, attractive and portable chassis.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Dell XPS 13 2016, Gold Edition

 

Shoppers are stuck between choosing based on price, features, or design -- and generally speaking, settling on two out of those three is the best one can hope for. The Dell XPS 13 came close to nailing the perfect formula last year, with an...

This updated XPS 13 has a stunning nearly edge-to-edge high-res display, and an upgraded processor and graphics.

This gold edition is very expensive, and battery life isn't as good as some other 13-inch laptops. The touchpad is tricky to use for some multitouch gestures.

The excellent Dell XPS 13 series gets a high-end upgrade in this gold edition with improved performance, but also a high-end price to match.

Mar, 2016

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

Audio chip:Realtek ALC3246 / Realtek ALC3661-CG

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1.3
Rear camera: No

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display

HD type:Full HD / No / QHD+
Panel Type:IPS

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

Graphics

Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166 / 0xA16 / 0xA26 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3200 x 2000 / 4096 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3200 x 2000 / 3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub) / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub) / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Header

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

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz

Modem

Type: None

Networking

4G:No / Yes
4G standards:WiMAX
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

Performance

Dell E-Value Code:sbnb2302 / sbnb2303 / sbnb2305 / sbnb2306 / sbnb2308 / sbnb2328

Ports & interfaces

Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1 / 2

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.4GHz
Configurable TDP-down:7.5 / 9.5
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Manufacturer:Intel
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600 / 1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge / Skylake
Processor Number:P8600
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-6100 series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 17
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:36750 / 54618 / 56858 / 64903 / 65707 / 65714 / 71258 / 72054 / 72055 / 75107 / 75114 / 75459 / 75460 / 81015 / 81016 / 88180 / 88193
Processor package size:31 / 40 / 42
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology: Yes
UART: Yes

RAM

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

Security

Cable lock slot type:Noble
Password protection: Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Operating System Language:ENG / Multilingual / POL

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