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Specifications

Dell XPS 11Notebook: Dell XPS 11
Processor: Intel Core i5 4210Y
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4200
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 2560x1440 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.13kg
Price: 1150 euro
Average Score: 66.13% - average
Average of 16 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 64%, features: 68%, display: 83% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 92%

Reviews for the Dell XPS 11

84% Review Dell XPS 11-9P33 Convertible | Notebookcheck
Lots of pixels, mediocre performance. You cannot decide whether to get a laptop or a tablet? Then a convertible such as the Dell XPS 11 might be the ideal compromise. Our review will show how this jack-of-all-trades with a Core i5 CPU, a QHD display and an SSD fares during actual usage.
71% Dell XPS 11 User Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
At the end of the day, the Dell XPS 11 left me with a positive experience, I wanted to continue using the laptop and was left feeling confident that the XPS 11 had enough computing power to meet my needs. The attractive styling combined with the ultra slim and light design helps make the XPS 11 a computer you are happy to use in public or when you’re simply sitting at home in the comfort of your favorite chair or couch. You won’t have issues with the laptop heating up nor the worries of the battery dying on you before your work is done.
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 71%
60% Dell XPS 11 2-in-1 Ultrabook
Source: BCW - Business Computing World English
The thinnest, lightest and most compact 2-in-1 Ultrabook to include a Quad HD display, the Dell XPS 11 is about as sexy as mobile computing currently gets. It’s not without its faults and limitations, but the XPS 11 is a very good device for staying connected, creating, sharing and accessing content on the move from within a secure Windows 8 environment.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
40% Dell XPS 11 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
We liked the XPS 11’s sensitive 11.6in touchscreen display. The screen’s huge 2,560x1,440 resolution was beautifully detailed and text looked sharp and crisp, but unfortunately we had to set the size of the text to 200 per cent in Windows’ Control Panel to make it legible. Admittedly, it’s easier to see things on the XPS 11’s screen than other ultra-high resolution screens we’ve seen, such as the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro’s 3,200x1,800 screen, but we were disappointed that Dell hadn’t included software to improve scaling.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 40%
70% Dell XPS 11 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The XPS 11 tries to reinvent the wheel in an attempt to stand out in a crowded and competitive market of both Ultrabooks and tablets. As a tablet, it can do more than your standard iPad or Android tablet, but then you will encounter Windows’ issues of not having a cohesive touch experience when you migrate into the Desktop mode along with a power hungry processor that is harsher on battery life. As an Ultrabook, the membrane-styled keys make typing more laborious than comparable Ultrabooks with more traditional keys.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Dell XPS 11 review Is this gorgeous laptop-tablet hybrid worth the price of admission?
Source: Techradar English
Dell set out to make a tablet device first that could convert into a laptop when users needed it, and it has succeeded, partially, with the XPS 11. Last year, the Dell XPS 12 turned heads with its unorthodox screen-swiveling design. This new hybrid laptop is an evolutionary step that's lighter and more refined. While it's not treading any new ground already covered by the Yoga 2, the XPS 11 is more than a carbon copy, thanks to its build quality and high-resolution screen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Convertible ultrabook is more tablet than notebook
Source: Liliputing English
Dell positions the XPS 11 as a premium tablet that has a keyboard as a bonus feature. But I kind of have to wonder how big the market is for high-priced tablets with crappy keyboards. The typing experience is bad enough that the Dell XPS 11 feels like a companion device for your real PC, whether that’s a laptop or a desktop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/27/2014
Review + videos: 3 convertible Windows laptops try to be all devices to all people
Source: Computerworld.com English
The HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2 is a portable powerhouse that mixes excellent battery life with impressive performance. I found that it worked better as a laptop or presentation system than a tablet or fold-flat system; in addition, at more than a half-pound overweight, it's tedious to hold as a tablet. And even the entry-level models are surprisingly expensive compared to the competition. Frankly, I was wowed by the Dell XPS 11's ultra-high-resolution screen, its sleek profile and low weight. Easily the best of the bunch at being a tablet, the XPS 11's soft skin is inviting to the touch. Finally, despite having the most complicated hinge design of the three convertibles, the Sony Vaio Fit 11A | Flip PC offered the least number of movement configurations of the three laptops. As a tablet, I found it awkward to hold vertically, while as a laptop, the screen wobbled noticeably and the volume control is hidden behind the display. The Flip does, however, have a nice 5-degree tilt when it's set up on a desk as a tablet.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/11/2014
49% Dell XPS 11 Review: Flexible or Flailing?
Source: Notebookreview.com English
Users willing to take a performance and storage hit can shave off $200 from the price going from a 128 to an 80GB SSD, and i5 to i3 processor on the $1049.99 model. There is also a 256GB SSD, i5 processor model for $1449.99. The mid-tier review unit we used is probably the best value, however, as Microsoft encourages Windows users to store more files (such as photos, movies, and documents) in the cloud. Even so, the value is relative; for what it features, the XPS 11 is a pricey machine. The generally lower specs on our review unit versus even a base model Yoga 11s (which starts at $1099 for a 3rd-gen i7 processor, 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM) is tough to swallow when paired with that impossible keyboard and higher price tag. The good connectivity, flexing build and sharp-looking screen are definitely the XPS 11’s best features, but when it comes down to usability, the productivity hit users will take with the keyboard may invalidate any of the high points.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 49%
60% Dell XPS 11
Source: Techreview Source English
As a showpiece for Dell's XPS line, the Dell XPS 11 certainly is impressive with its premium materials and svelte dimensions. It also has the four flexible laptop and tablet modes pioneered by the Lenovo Yoga convertibles, and a nice, crisp screen. However, a middling battery life and especially the uncomfortable membrane keyboard keep the system from scoring higher. Our current Editors' Choices for high-end ultrabooks (the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus) and ultraportables (the Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch) are much better choices if you need a powerful laptop in the $1,000-to-$1,500 price range.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Dell XPS 11
Source: PC Mag English
As a showpiece for Dell's XPS line, the Dell XPS 11 certainly is impressive with its premium materials and svelte dimensions. It also has the four flexible laptop and tablet modes pioneered by the Lenovo Yoga convertibles, and a nice, crisp screen. However, a middling battery life and especially the uncomfortable membrane keyboard keep the system from scoring higher. Our current Editors' Choices for high-end ultrabooks (the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus) and ultraportables (the Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch) are much better choices if you need a powerful laptop in the $1,000-to-$1,500 price range.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Dell XPS 11
Source: Computer Shopper English
Similar to Lenovo's Yoga convertibles, this thin, light, and attractive ultrabook comes with a 360-degree folding keyboard for converting to tablet mode, as well as a couple of productive positions in between. Some would-be buyers will find the flat, smooth keyboard a deal-breaker, though.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
50% Dell XPS 11
Source: Laptop Mag English
Although it's listed in the company's notebook section on its website, Dell considers the XPS 11 as more of a tablet-first hybrid. As a tablet, this system is on the heavy side, but it offers strong performance, long battery life and an exceptionally crisp QHD screen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%
69% Dell's hybrid takes a Yoga-like turn
Source: CNet English
The Dell XPS 11 is so close to what I'd love to get in an ultraportable hybrid that I was predisposed to like it a lot. That made the funky typing experience that much more disappointing, and I'm frankly shocked that Dell's own in-house testing didn't result in a change before this product was released.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 69% performance: 70% mobility: 70%

Foreign Reviews

85% Dell XPS 11-9P33
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 5/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Dell XPS 11-9P33
Source: Connect - Heft 4/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Das Convertible-Experiment
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: low weight; very good workmanship; chic design Negative: disappointing keyboard
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2014
Das Convertible-Experiment
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: light body; very good workmanship; chic design Negative: useless keyboard
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2014
60% Dell XPS 11
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Dell XPS 11 : un ultrabook convertible handicapé par son clavier
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

Series:

The Dell XPS 11 2-in-1 ultrabook is a hybrid device that combines a fully functional PC and the form capability of a tablet. It uses a patent-pending hinge design that allows four-way flexibility with fluid 360 degree motion. It can be used in tablet mode, stand mode, tent mode and laptop mode, but remained thin and light package with just 1.13 kg (2.5 lbs). The exterior is made from machined aluminum and carbon fiber with edge-to-edge Corning Gorilla Glass. This scratch resistant glass protects the stunning 11.6” UltraSharp touch display which has 160 degree viewing angles. The Dell XPS 11 2-in-1 ultrabook has a solid-surface touch keyboard that is backlit to ease usage in low light situations.

Under the hood is a 4th Gen Intel Core processor ranging from the i3, 1.5 Ghz for starters to i5, 1.9 Ghz. All configurations come with on board 4 GB of RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4200 video card and a choice of 80 GB, 128 GB or 256 GB Solid State Drive. Dell ships the device with the latest Windows 8.1 (64Bit) installation. It also comes with an integrated 4 cell battery that can power the device up to 8 hours, 58 minutes. All-in-all, the Dell XPS 11 2-in-1 ultrabook is a well-crafted machine and will satisfy users looking for the best of both worlds with its power and flexibility.

Intel HD Graphics 4200: Processor graphics card in some of the ULV Haswell CPUs with 20 EUs (GT2).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


4210Y:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 1.9 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4200 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


11.6": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.13 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Dell reviews


66.13%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba Portege Z10t-A X0432
Core i5 4210Y, 1.4 kg
» Lenovo Miix 2 11
Core i3 4012Y, 0.8 kg
» HP Pro X2 410 G1
Core i5 4202Y, 1.596 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z10t-A2111
Core i7 4610Y, 1.435 kg
» Sony VAIO SVT1122X9R
Core i5 4210Y, 0.83 kg
» Sony Vaio Tap 11 SV-T1121A4E
Core i3 4020Y, 0.8 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» HP Split 13-m200er x2
Core i3 4020Y, 13.3", 1.1 kg
» HP Split 13-m100er x2
Core i3 4010Y, 13.3", 2.2 kg
» Panasonic ToughPad FZ-M1
Core i5 4302Y, 7.0", 0.544 kg
» HP Spectre 13t-h200 x2
Core i5 4202Y, 13.3", 2 kg
» HP Spectre 13-h211nr x2
Core i5 4202Y, 13.3", 2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite W30t-A-101
Core i3 4020Y, 13.3", 1 kg
» Dell Venue 11 Pro
Core i3 4020Y, 10.8", 1.5 kg
» HP Split 13-M170EF x2
Core i3 4010Y, 13.3", 2.2 kg
» HP Spectre 13-h205eg x2
Core i5 4202Y, 13.3", 1.99 kg
» Toshiba Satellite W30t
Core i3 4020Y, 13.3", 2.14 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

» Dell Inspiron 13-7347-3276
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4010U, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Dell Inspiron 13 7347
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.65 kg
» Dell Inspiron 15-3542
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4030U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Dell Inspiron 3541
Radeon R5 M230, A-Series A4-6210, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Dell Venue 8-3840
PowerVR G6400, Atom Z3480, 8.0", 0.338 kg
» Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4300U, 11.6", 2.72 kg
» Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4300U, 14.0", 3.69 kg
» Dell Inspiron 11-3147
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3530, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Dell Inspiron 14-544
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Dell Inspiron 17-5748
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 17.3", 3.19 kg
» Dell Inspiron 3542
GeForce 820M, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Dell Inspiron 3537
HD Graphics (Haswell), Celeron 2955U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Dell Latitude E7240-SM008LE72408GER
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4300U, 12.5", 1.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-12-17 (Update: 2013-12-17)