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Dell XPS 13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 640 reviews of Dell XPS 13. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the battery and screen are generally positive. The design and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the connectivity and touchpad. There are some mixed views about the energy efficiency and usability.

performance, portability, design, screen, battery

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 92/100 = 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. Reviewers really like the design and durability. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably. 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 7.4 to 4.5mm DC Power/DC Converter Cable for XPS 12/XPS 13/XPS 13 MLKDell XPS 13 Ultrabook, Intel Core i5 1.6GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD with 13.3" Gorilla Glass Display

May, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell XPS 13

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 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 really like the usability and durability. The design and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the touchpad. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

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 XPS13-9001sLV 13-Inch Laptop (2nd Generation Intel Core i7-2637M, 256GB SSD, Backlit keyboard, USB 3.0, BlueTooth, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Dell Studio XPS 13 (1340) Laptop

May, 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 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. Opinions about the screen and design are on the whole positive. 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 product: 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)

May, 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 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