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Dell XPS 13 (9350, Late 2015 - Early 2016)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1678 reviews of Dell XPS 13 (9350, Late 2015 - Early 2016). 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. People really like the design and usability. The screen and portability are also appreciated, but the connectivity and touchpad get negative views.

performance, portability, screen, usability, design

reliability, touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell XPS 13 (9350, Late 2015 - Early 2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell XPS 13 (9350, Late 2015 - Early 2016)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Dell XPS 13 (9350, Late 2015 - Early 2016) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the usability and portability are overall positive. The keyboard and performance also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

performance, keyboard, portability, usability

reliability

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell 9350-9330 XPS 13 93 Laptop (Intel Core i7, 2.5 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, Windows 10)Dell 9350-9330 XPS 13 93 Laptop (Intel Core i7, 2.5 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, Windows 10)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell XPS 13 (9350, Late 2015 - Early 2016)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 196 user reviews of Dell XPS 13 (9350, Late 2015 - Early 2016) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and screen. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the connectivity and touchpad.

performance, portability, usability, screen, design

reliability, touchpad, connectivity

65% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell XPS9350-5340SLV 13.3 Inch QHD+ Touchscreen Laptop (6th Generation Intel Core i7, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD) Microsoft Signature EditionDell XPS9350-5340SLV 13.3 Inch QHD+ Touchscreen Laptop (6th Generation Intel Core i7, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD) Microsoft Signature Edition

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Dell XPS 13 (9350, Late 2015 - Early 2016)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Dell XPS 13 (9350, Late 2015 - Early 2016) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. People really like the portability. The screen is also appreciated.

screen, portability

0% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell XPS 9350 13.3-Inch Laptop Ultrabook (Intel Core i5-6200U, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD Hard Drive, UMA Graphics, Windows 10)(Certified Refurbished)Dell XPS 9350 13.3-Inch Laptop Ultrabook (Intel Core i5-6200U, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD Hard Drive, UMA Graphics, Windows 10)(Certified Refurbished)

Dec, 2017

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

Dell XPS 13 9350 2016 (FHD, i7-6560U) Notebook Review

 

Businessman's toy. We have already reviewed many different configurations of the Dell XPS 13 (9350). This time we want to describe a variant with Intel i7-6560U CPU, integrated Intel Iris Graphics 540, and matte 1080p display. In addition, we will...

sturdy chassis, good build quality ; Thunderbolt 3 support ; fast SD card reader ; good WiFi performance ; good input devices ; good performance, even on battery

touchpad very prone to fingerprints ; CABC can not be controlled by users ; device gets very hot under load

As we have already done four reviews on the Dell XPS 13 9350 with different configurations, it is not easy to add new discoveries in the verdict. Our test model with i7-6560U (Intel Iris Graphics) and matte FHD display from Dell's business shop...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Steve Schardein (notebookcheck.net)

Dell XPS 13-9350 InfinityEdge Ultrabook Review

 

Skylake successor… Dell's adoption of an evolutionary approach to revising their flagship XPS 13 Ultrabook seems appropriate given the splendor of the machine's futuristic design and the universal praise heaped upon its predecessor. But can its chipset...

Impeccable metal casing and build quality, Slim profile; great portability, Bright, anti-glare 1080p display, Extremely thin bezel, Very fast system performance, Heavily improved GPU performance, No throttling under heavy stress, Relatively quiet with...

Color gamut is still somewhat lacking, though accuracy is decent, Limited maintenance/upgrade options, Standard warranty is mail-in only, Disabling automatic brightness requires tool from Dell and is only possible on QHD+ model, Samsung PM951 write...

Eight months later, Dell’s XPS 13 remains a top-tier contender for the ultraportable crown, bolstered by an improved chipset and CPU, faster NVMe SSD storage, enhanced memory configurations, superior integrated graphics, stronger port selection, and...

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Dell XPS 13 9350 (i7-6560U, QHD+) Ultrabook Review

 

Maxed out. Our latest XPS 13 is equipped to the brim with a 3200x1800 resolution touchscreen, Core i7-6560U CPU, Iris Graphics 540, and a 512 GB NVMe SSD. Is this higher cost SKU worth the extra horsepower?

very portable; small footprint, high quality panel; bright backlight, no PWM; respectale response times, low fan noise, 512 GB NVMe SSD

high core temperatures, warm surface temperatures, potential for CPU throttling, poor bass reproduction, unimpressive battery life, keys with short travel and very light feedback

Some of the best aspects of the XPS 13 other than its extraordinarily small footprint include its quiet fans and top tier display. The Core i7-6560U and integrated Iris Graphics 540 push the system even further without necessarily increasing fan noise,...

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Dell XPS 13 2016 (i7, 256 GB, QHD+) Notebook Review

 

The testers highly commended the XPS 13 9350 (FHD, i5) in the test: Apart from a few details, there was a very long list of pro arguments in opposition to modest three key points on the con side. Will a negative aspect now be added? Will the pixel...

metal casing's impeccable build, slim profile, ultra mobile, bright QHD panel, extremely thin display bezel, very good system performance, perceptibly faster graphics card, quiet even under load, decent connectivity for the size, superb input devices,...

webcam's poor quality, color space coverage could be better; color accuracy is decent, restricted maintenance/upgrade options, lack of control over ambient light sensor

There are plenty of devices to choose from: Should I take the stylish XPS 13 Ultrabook with the razor-thin bezel, or the Surface Pro 4 tablet? Or plainly: XPS 13 FHD vs. XPS 13 QHD? The decision is not dependent on the computing power; both the XPS and...

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

Dell XPS 13 2016 Review: An Ultrabook Improvement

 

The Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook was already the best thin and light laptop in the company's lineup. The Dell XPS 13 2016 model shows further improvement.

Beautiful display ; Thinner and lighter than most Ultrabooks ; Good battery life

Overall performance is good but not great ; Unusual webcam placement ; Premium configurations offer questionable value per dollar

The Dell XPS 13 2016 edition is a solid update to the XPS 13 with several desirable improvements over older XPS notebooks. The chassis design is attractive and well thought out. The available hardware configurations make perfect sense for a premium...

Jun, 2016

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

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Dell XPS 13 Touch (2016)

 

The latest Dell XPS 13 Touch delivers the ideal combination of power and prestige, with a sturdy build, a gorgeous QHD+ touch screen, a speedy new processor, and USB-C port with Thunderbolt support.

Very compact frame. Carbon fiber and aluminum construction. QHD+ (3,200-by-1,800) display is breathtaking. USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3 interface. About 9 hours of battery life in testing.

Needs adapters for external displays.

Performance and Conclusion Our review unit was configured with a sixth-generation Intel Core i5-6200U processor with Intel HD Graphics 520. It's not as fast as the Intel Core i7 processors in the Lenovo HZ550 or the Toshiba Satellite Radius 12. The...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Sam Rutherford (laptopmag.com)

Dell XPS 13 (2015) Review

 

The best laptop just got even better. With its latest updates, Dell has given the XPS 13, our favorite notebook, a brighter screen, longer battery life, a new USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3 and your choice of Intel's latest 6th-generation Core Series...

Bright quad-HD touch screen; Slim, modern design; Good performance; New USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port

Awkward webcam location; Shorter battery life than nontouch version; Gets hot around bottom vent

With its gorgeous Infinity display, rock-solid carbon-fiber body and improved performance, the XPS 13 is the best premium ultraportable laptop.

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Realtek ALC3246
Audio system:MaxxAudio
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Waves

Battery

Battery Capacity:56
Battery capacity (Watt hours):56
Battery life (max):18
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:8.8
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Certification:BFR/PVC
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Color of product:Black, Gold / Black, Silver / Gold / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Carbon fiber
Intel segment tagging:Home office, Small Business
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Netbook / Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:400
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3200 x 1800
Display response rise/fall:400
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD / QHD+ / Wide Quad HD
LED backlight:No / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Pixel Pitch:0.00361 x 0.00361 / 0.00602 x 0.00602
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.31
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:4 / 45

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1926 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel Iris Graphics 540 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:German
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM / LPDDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1866
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-598.4 - 420000
Non-operating shock:160
Non-operating vibration:1.3
Operating altitude:-598.4 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating shock:110
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Operating vibration:0.66
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:0 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:MaxxAudio
Cache memory:3
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x,VT-d
L2 cache:3072
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1740
Maximum internal memory:32768
Maximum memory:32768
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Video compression formats: Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
Microphone in: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.31
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:4 / 45

Processor

Bus type:Opi / QPI
Chipset:Intel SoC
Configurable TDP-down:7.5 / 9.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2,1x4,2x2,2x1,4x1 / 1x4, 4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i3-6100U / i5-6200U / i5-6300U / i7-6500U / i7-6560U / i7-6600U
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor cores:2
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-6xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i3-6100U / i5-6200U / i5-6300U / i7-6500U / i7-6560U / i7-6600U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-6100 series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series / Intel® Core™ i5-6300 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA1356 / FCBGA1356 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1
System bus data transfer rate:4
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:N / Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88180 / 88190 / 88192 / 88193 / 88194 / 91163
Processor code:SR2EU / SR2EY / SR2EZ / SR2F0 / SR2F1
Processor package size:42 / 42 x 24 x 1.3
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Noble
Password protection:Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:McAfee 1YR / Microsoft Office Premium Software Image
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Linux Ubuntu / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Windows 10 / Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro / Windows 7 Professional
Operating System Language:English / Italian / Multilingual
Trial software:Microsoft Office

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / PCI Express / PCI Express 2.0
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2 / PCI Express / PCI Express 2.0
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 256 / 512

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.87
Height (front):0.354
Height (rear):0.591
Weight:2.65 / 2.71 / 2.84 / 4.25
Width:12