Dell XPS 11

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: 65.2% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 13 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.
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

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

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


65.2%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Sony VAIO SVT1122X9R
Core i5 4210Y, 0.83 kg
» Sony Vaio Tap 11 SV-T1121A4E
Core i3 4020Y, 0.8 kg

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» HP Spectre 13-h211nr x2
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» Toshiba Satellite W30t-A-101
Core i3 4020Y, 13.3", 1 kg
» Dell Venue 11 Pro
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» HP Split 13-M170EF x2
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» HP Spectre 13-h205eg x2
Core i5 4202Y, 13.3", 1.99 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-12-17 (Update: 2013-12-17)