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Dell XPS 13 (9360, Late 2016)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 reviews of Dell XPS 13 (9360, Late 2016). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the battery and durability. The portability and screen are also appreciated. Views are divided on the size. There are some negative views about the price and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell XPS 13 (9360, Late 2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (pcmag.com)

Dell XPS 13 (9360)

 

The XPS 13, Dell's venerable ultraportable with the bezel-free screen, gets Intel's new quad-core CPU, with electrifying results in both speed and battery life.

Stunning performance and battery life. Sleek, compact design. Handsome 1080p display.

Inconvenient webcam location. No HDMI port.

Bottom Line: The XPS 13, Dell's venerable ultraportable with the bezel-free screen, gets Intel's new quad-core CPU, with electrifying results in both speed and battery life.

Nov, 2017

Editor's Choice

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 : Gordon Mah Ung (pcworld.com)

Dell XPS 13 Kaby Lake review: Yes, this is the best one so far

 

It's an incremental update, but Dell's latest XPS 13 gets a decent performance boost from Kaby Lake and enhanced graphics support.

Features latest generation Intel 7th Generation CPU. ; Very compact for a 13-inch laptop ; Very good battery life

Keyboard is a almost too small ; Webcam in an awkward position that gives people a shot of your wattle ; Still great, but almost zero changes to external design

In the end, you can look at Dell’s latest XPS 13 as a “if nothing’s broken, don’t fix it” moment. It’s arguably one of the best if not best laptop available. You get that beautiful InfinityEdge display, a super-compact body, and oodles of performance.

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

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 : Avram Piltch (laptopmag.com)

Dell XPS 13 9360

 

Dell's XPS 13 has been our favorite laptop overall for the past couple of years, thanks to its light weight, long battery life, beautiful InfinityEdge screen and premium design. To keep up with the times, Dell has upgraded its 13-inch flagship with...

Blazing quad-core speed; Epic battery life; Extremely light; Attractive design; Wide viewing angles

Webcam looks up your nose

The Dell XPS 13 remains our favorite consumer laptop, thanks to its epic battery life, strong 8th Gen Core performance and attractive design.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Dell XPS 13 9360 (FHD, i7, Iris) Laptop Review

 

More GPU or more CPU performance? Dell offers the popular XPS 13 with faster Intel Iris graphics, but can the cooling solution handle the additional performance, and is it a good upgrade? Or should you get the one of the new Kaby Lake-R chips instead?

compact & sturdy chassis ; bright & matte screen ; very good application performance ; good input devices ; very long battery runtime ; quiet fan...

...but annoying coil whine ; CPU/GPU cannot utilize full potential ; low gamut and PWM ; small and spongy arrow keys

Potential buyers of the Dell XPS 13 are facing an interesting decision right now. The new Kaby Lake-R processors provide much more CPU performance, while the Iris GPU in combination with the "old" Kaby Lake CPUs promises more GPU performance. At least...

Nov, 2017

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 : 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

Jun, 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.

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

Conflict Free processor:Y
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
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

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:English / Multilingual
Trial software:McAfee, Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office 30, McAfee Security Center / Microsoft Office, McAfee / Microsoft Office, McAfee Live Safe XPS

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