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Dell XPS 13 (9343, Late 2014)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 282 reviews of Dell XPS 13 (9343, Late 2014). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and design. The screen and performance also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the price. There are some less positive opinions about the connectivity and sound.

portability, performance, screen, design, usability

sound, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell XPS 13 (9343, Late 2014) 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 (9343, Late 2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Dell XPS 13 (9343, Late 2014) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the size and design are on the whole positive. The screen and performance also get good reviews. The connectivity and reliability get less positive comments.

portability, performance, screen, design, size

usability, reliability, connectivity

66% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: 2015 Newest Model Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Computer (i7 CPU/8GB/256GB)2015 Newest Model Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Computer (i7 CPU/8GB/256GB)

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell XPS 13 (9343, Late 2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Dell XPS 13 (9343, Late 2014) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and screen. The usability and performance are also appreciated, but opinions are divided on the reliability.

portability, performance, usability, screen, size

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell XPS13 XPS13-9343 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 XPS13-9343 13.3-inch Ultrabook Computer (2.2 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor, 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM, 128 GB Solid State Hard Drive, Windows 8)

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Dell XPS 13 (9343, Late 2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Dell XPS 13 (9343, Late 2014) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the portability. The screen is also appreciated.

size, screen, portability

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)

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Jimmy Thang (maximumpc.com)

Dell XPS 13 Review

 

The new standard for Ultrabooks

Beautiful, sharp screen; ultra-portable; super quiet.

Mediocre battery life; not super powerful.

May, 2015

Expert review by: Bernie Pechlaner (notebookcheck.net)

Dell XPS 13 (Early 2015) Notebook Review

 

Simply brilliant. Dell now offers the XPS 13 with a non-touch display and a more mainstream resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels for a much more affordable price. Not only is the new display brighter, but it's matte as well, which improves outdoor...

Bright & matte Full-HD display, Very narrow bezel, High-end parts and superior build quality, Very small chassis for the given screen size, Ports are all the way at the back and won't get in the way, Great battery life, Very good overall performance

Color accuracy not that great, Minimal expansion options (RAM is soldered on), 128 GB SSD might not be big enough for some, Only 2x USB 3.0, CPU throttling under maximum load levels

The QHD+ touch-equipped version of the XPS 13 impressed us with our editor noting that "...Dell’s latest Ultrabook pulls out all the stops with smart revisions to an already widely-praised design...". The newest member of the Ultrabook, this time sans...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review

 

No compromises - part 2. Compact, highly mobile, attractive - this is how one could sum up the Dell XPS 13. Thanks to its Core i7 processor, the notebook is quite powerful as well, although the battery life suffers as a result.

IPS QHD+ touchscreen, Thin bezel, Good battery life, Good performance, Build quality is high, Attractive and robust chassis, Good input devices, Stiff hinges

Comparatively dark display, Not very generous port selection

With the XPS 13, Dell introduced a very compelling mobile 13.3-inch Ultrabook - but of course at a price. The input devices are very good and the notebook with its fast SSD is capable of very good overall performance. In addition, the temperatures are...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Steve Schardein (notebookcheck.net)

Dell XPS 13-9343 Touchscreen Ultrabook Review

 

Refusal to compromise… You can't have it all—or can you? Dell's latest XPS 13 pushes the envelope in a number of different critical categories, but most notably portability: this is the smallest 13.3-inch notebook we've reviewed. Could we be witnessing...

Beautiful QHD+ Touchscreen, Impossibly small bezel, Excellent battery life, Fast system performance, Impeccable build quality, Aluminum casing that's both rigid and attractive, Good input devices, Sturdy hinges, Excellent thermal management, CPU...

Somewhat constrained port selection, Average wireless performance, Noisy fan on rare occasions, Touch configurations are relatively expensive

Another day, another serious contender for the ultraportable crown. This past year alone, we’ve seen the latest MacBook Air revision (which, for all its strengths, features a relatively pedestrian display lacking touch), the Microsoft Surface Pro 3...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Dell XPS 13 (2015, non-touch) review:

 

Dell wowed the crowds at CES 2015 with its newly redesigned XPS 13 laptop, which squeezed a 13-inch laptop into what felt very close to an 11-inch body, and more importantly, cut the bezel surrounding the screen down to the barest minimum.

Dell's revamped XPS 13 has a nearly borderless display, a very small body for a 13-inch laptop and the latest Intel CPUs. Battery life in this lower-end configuration gets a big boost.

Dropping the higher-resolution screen and edge-to-edge glass overlay means the look is not as slick, and losing touch makes Windows 8 harder to use.

Taking a second look at the new XPS 13, this lower-end version costs less and has better battery life, but isn't as tightly designed.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Dell XPS 13 Non-touch ( 2015)

 

We said at the time that this was a system that moved the needle on laptop design, taking a cue from the past few generations of television design, where screen bezels have already been squeezed to nearly nothing. Dell called it the infinity display...

Dell's revamped XPS 13 has a nearly borderless display, a very small body for a 13-inch laptop and the latest Intel CPUs. Battery life in this lower-end configuration gets a big boost.

Dropping the higher-resolution screen and edge-to-edge glass overlay means the look is not as slick, and losing touch makes Windows 8 harder to use.

Taking a second look at the new XPS 13, this lower-end version costs less and has better battery life, but isn't as tightly designed.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: David Pierce (wired.com)

Review: Dell XPS 13

 

With its XPS 13 laptop, Dell didn't screw with the formula. It just executed the formula really well. Then it picked a couple of spots to really swing for the fences.

Ridiculously beautiful display. Makes all bezels everywhere look huge and pointless. A 13-inch laptop in the body of an 11-inch laptop. Dell didn't try to do anything insane, it just did everything well

The webcam is always looking up my nose. Battery life could be better. You want to play games on this screen, but you shouldn't even try. Trackpad is finicky until you tweak its settings

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero (laptopmag.com)

Dell XPS 13 (2015, Nontouch) Review

 

Excellent battery life; Small footprint; Comfortable keyboard; Attractive design

Oddly placed webcam; Runs warm on bottom; Relatively slow SSD

The Dell XPS 13 is the best ultraportable laptop for the money, thanks to its wonderfully compact design, long battery life and snappy performance.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Brett Howse (anandtech.com)

Dell XPS 13 Review

 

Dell launched the 2015 version of their XPS 13 at CES in January, and it made a big impression because of something that was very small. The first thing you see when you look at the XPS 13 is how small the bezels are around the display. At 5.2 mm, they...

The XPS 13 is a bold move from Dell. High quality build materials, a good keyboard, a good trackpad, and the latest generation Intel Ultrabook processor all inside a chassis with a display that is two sizes too big stuffed into it. Combine that with a...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Dell's XPS 13 is a look at the future of laptops

 

The perfect portable computer is something we've been chasing for decades. Ideally, it's an exceptionally light, incredibly thin computer that can fit comfortably on our lap and slip into a...

Trim, efficient design ; Comfortable keyboard ; Great display ; Speedy performance

Clumsy trackpad ; Awkward webcam ; Poor battery life

Feb, 2015

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92

Display

Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / QHD+
Panel Type:IGZO / IPS

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 12
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 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):2560 x 1600 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI / Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)
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

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Processor

Configurable TDP-down:10 / 7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600 / 800
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Skylake
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-5000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
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): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:84697 / 85212 / 85213 / 85214 / 85215 / 88194
Processor package size:40 / 42

Security

Cable lock slot type:Noble
Password protection: Yes

Software

Operating System Language:ENG