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Dell XPS 13 (9360, Late 2016)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Dell XPS 13 (9360, Late 2016). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and durability. The portability and screen are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the price and size are mixed. Many are less positive about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell XPS 13 (9360, Late 2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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

Dell XPS 13 Touch (2016 Rose Gold Edition)

 

With powerful hardware, a high-resolution screen, and both USB 3.0 and USB-C ports, the Dell XPS 13 Touch is the best ultraportable laptop for power users right now.

Compact design. Carbon fiber and aluminum construction. High-resolution (3,200-by-1,800) display. Includes both USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.0 (Type-A) ports. Long battery life.

Requires adapters for external displays. Not DCI-P3 or Adobe RGB compliant. Odd angle on webcam.

The Rose Gold Edition of the Dell XPS 13 addresses most of the issues we had with the regular Gold Edition, and comes in costing $100 less. It has a top-notch screen, a compact body, premium construction, upscale aesthetics, 11 hours of battery life, a...

Nov, 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 : Allen Ngo, Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Dell XPS 13 9360 QHD+ i7-7500U Notebook Review

 

Now in Rose Gold. The Kaby Lake update adds little to an already excellent XPS 13 experience. Users will only see marginal benefits in both performance and battery life when compared to the outgoing Skylake XPS 13.

relatively accessible internals; upgradeable storage ; strong chassis and lid; excellent workmanship ; smaller than other 13.3-inch notebooks ; USB Type-C Gen. 2 + Thunderbolt 3 ; Killer 1535 wireless as standard ; high quality QHD+ touchscreen ; very...

warm operating and surface temperatures ; inconsistent dynamic brightness control ; unimpressive internal speakers ; suboptimal webcam placement ; fingerprint magnet ; small Arrow keys ; no DDR4 RAM

To the majority users, the most important part of the Kaby Lake XPS 13 9360 update is the fact that the Skylake XPS 13 9350 will now be cheaper. The performance deltas between these nearly identical notebooks are so minimal that buyers intending to use...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Bernhard Pechlaner (notebookcheck.net)

Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5 Notebook Review

 

Quiet evolution. The Kaby Lake i5-equipped version of Dell's XPS 13 subnotebook with FHD display impresses with outstanding battery live, great performance and top-notch ergonomics. The display, however, falls a tad short of our lofty expectations.

impressive sturdiness and build quality, ultra-thin bezel and correspondingly low footprint, very good system performance, outstanding battery life, impressive WiFi performance (Killer wireless card), remains quiet under most conditions, top-notch...

display brightness could be higher, just average coverage of the color spaces, can run very hot, occasional (mild) coil whine, not as thin as some others, space bar pressure not uniform

The XPS 13 ticks all the right check boxes. The display performance of the system might not be up there with the best of the ultraportable competition, but that's a minor complaint indeed.

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Dell XPS 13 9360 QHD+ i5-7200U Notebook Review

 

Small update, no effect?! Dell secretly updated its top seller: The XPS 13 is one of the first models that gets the latest Kaby Lake processors from Intel. The chassis does not appear to be changed, and the display is similar as well. We once again do...

The Dell XPS 13 with Kaby Lake is an update of the existing Skylake version. The new WLAN module from Killer in particular can convince during our review with useful features and excellent performance figures. The Kaby Lake SoC inside our test model...

Best of Year 2016

Expert review by : Brendan Nystedt (reviewed.com)

Dell XPS 13 (9360) Laptop Review

 

The best Windows ultrabook retains its crown

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Dell XPS 13 (Late 2016, Kaby Lake Core i5) Review and Ratings

 

The XPS 13 may not feel as fresh as it did nearly two years ago, but new "Kaby Lake" CPU options, plus a battery boost, enable impressive battery life. Its comfy keyboard, solid shell, and trim lines make it a hard-to-ignore option, even versus laptops...

Near two-day battery life in this configuration ; Good mix of current and future-looking ports ; 1080p touch display now a $100 add-on option

Oddly placed Webcam still isn't ideal for video chats ; No fingerprint reader or Windows Hello-enabled camera

The Dell XPS 13 may no longer be the hot new thing of the ultraportable-laptop world. Starting at 2.7 pounds (and edging up to 2.9 pounds if you opt for a touch-enabled display), this machine is almost a pound heavier than the lightest laptops with...

Nov, 2016

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Better than hoped

 

Really small and compact, but still a nice sized, easy to use keyboard. Looking at the model number, I was expecting the 9350 with the 6th generation i7 processor but took a punt. When it arrived I did a serial number look up which confirmed this is...

Apr, 2017

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Best laptop ever!

 

Bought my new XPS 13 almost 2 weeks ago now and im amazing at how much its exceeded my expectations. The infinity edge display is such a cool feature and makes the laptop look much better than any of its competitors! Would definitely recommend to...

Apr, 2017

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Amazing screen, very responsive and quick working but can be buggy

 

The QHD screen is fantastic and very responsive to touch. The 7th generation processor makes the laptop very responsive and quick when working well. However, the laptop can be very buggy, for instance, when you want to close an internet page it...

Jan, 2017
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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 / 60
Battery capacity (Watt hours):56 / 60
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:8.8
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

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

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Color of product:Black, Gold / Black, Pink gold / Black, Silver / Gold / Pink 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
Display brightness:400
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440 / 3200 x 1080 / 3200 x 1800
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / QHD+ / Quad HD
LED backlight: Yes
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
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:45 / 56

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:16 / 32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0x1926 / 0x5916 / 0x5926
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel Iris Graphics 540
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:Czech, Slovakian / Swiss
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
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 / On-board + SO-DIMM / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 16 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

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

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 / 140
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

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:N / Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled:No / Yes
AC adapter included:N / Y
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Dell E-Value Code:BNX93604P / BNX93605P / BNX93607P / BNX93608P

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
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:45 / 56

Processor

Bus type:DMI2 / Opi
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600 / 800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x2,1x4,2x2,2x1,4x1 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:i3-7100U / i5-7200U / i7-5500U / i7-6560U / i7-7500U
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.10 / 3.2 / 3.5 / 3.50
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Broadwell / Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i3-7xxx / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-5xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.7 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i3-7100U / i5-7200U / i7-5500U / i7-6560U / i7-7500U / i7-7560U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i7-5500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1356 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:F0 / H0
System bus data transfer rate:4
System bus rate:4 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100 / 105

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
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:85214 / 91163 / 95442 / 95443 / 95451 / 97540
Processor code:SR23W / SR2ZU / SR2ZV / SR2ZW
Processor package size:40 / 42 x 24 / 42 x 24 x 1.3
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology:Y

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington / Noble
Fingerprint reader:N
Password protection:Y

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Home & Business 2016 / Microsoft Office Home & Student 2016 / Microsoft Office Professional 2016
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Linux Ubuntu / Windows 10 / Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro
Operating System Language:Multilingual
Trial software:McAfee, Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office 30, McAfee Security Center / Microsoft Office, McAfee

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:PCI Express / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 256 / 500 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.87 / 7.88
Height (front):0.352 / 0.354
Height (rear):0.591 / 0.606
Weight:2.65 / 2.71 / 2.84
Width:12