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Dell XPS 13 (9360, Late 2016)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 162 reviews of Dell XPS 13 (9360, Late 2016). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the usability and design. The screen and portability are also appreciated, but the touchpad and connectivity get less positive views.

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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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell XPS 13 (9360, Late 2016)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Dell XPS 13 (9360, Late 2016) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the screen and design. The usability and performance also get good comments, whereas comments are divided on the price.

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: 2016 Newest Dell XPS 13 High Performance Laptop with 13.3" FHD Infinity Borderless Display, Intel Core i5-6200U Processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 11 hour2016 Newest Dell XPS 13 High Performance Laptop with 13.3" FHD Infinity Borderless Display, Intel Core i5-6200U Processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 11 hour

Oct, 2018

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

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Dell XPS 13 review: This golden ultraportable hasn't lost its luster

 

New processors and the versatility of Thunderbolt 3 help keep the XPS 13 as a top choice.

The Dell XPS 13 keeps everything that was great about the previous model -- including its near edge-to-edge-display and fantastic keyboard -- and adds the latest Intel Kaby Lake processors and Thunderbolt 3.

The design means the webcam is awkwardly placed at the bottom of the display. Though the QHD-resolution touchscreen is beautiful, it adds a lot to the price and hurts battery life. Gold version will cost you $50 more.

Whether you scale back for better battery life or load it up for the best performance possible, the Dell XPS 13 remains one excellent ultraportable laptop.

Jan, 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

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Dell XPS 13 review: The laptop with the golden touch

 

This updated Dell XPS 13 is colored gold and has a high price to match.

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

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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 : 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 : Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

Dell XPS 13 (2016)

 

The Dell XPS 13 became our top overall laptop by offering a 13-inch screen in a more compact package than its competitors, along with a winning combo of design, comfort, performance and battery life. Since its introduction, everyone has been trying to...

Superb battery life; Good 7th-generation Core performance; Excellent Wi-Fi range; More ports than on competing laptops; Comfortable, soft-touch, carbon-fiber deck; Attractive rose-gold color option

Awkward webcam placement; Not as thin and light as some competitors

The Dell XPS 13 improves upon our top-rated laptop by offering even longer battery life, faster performance and stronger Wi-Fi in an equally compact design.

Nov, 2016

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
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
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