Dell XPS 13-9333

Specifications

Dell XPS 13-9333Notebook: Dell XPS 13-9333 (XPS 13 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.374kg
Price: 1200 euro
Average Score: 81.73% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 76%, features: 52%, display: 80% mobility: 86%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 84%

Reviews for the Dell XPS 13-9333

85% Review Update Dell XPS 13-9333 Touchscreen Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
Predictably great. Dell’s 2014 refresh of its critically-acclaimed XPS 13 brings with it a conservative selection of evolutionary enhancements, not least of which is the option of an included touchscreen. But can it still stand with the latest and greatest ultraportables?
80% Dell XPS 13 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The XPS is comfortable to use and great to look at. However, it's more expensive than many similarly sized and specified rivals, such as the 13-inch MacBook Air, which admittedly doesn't have such a good display, and the Best Buy winning Asus Zenbook UX302, which certainly does.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell XPS 13 Touch
Source: PC Mag English
The Dell XPS 13 Touch is a great laptop for users who find themselves constantly having to get work done on the go. Its compact chassis means you'll be able to prop it on your airplane seat tray without worrying that the screen will get crushed if the person seated in front of you decides to recline their seat, and its 9.5-hour battery life should be able to take you from takeoff to landing. However, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus holds on to its Editors' Choice award for premium ultrabooks; it has better connectivity options (e.g. an Ethernet port, an HDMI port, and an SD card slot), not to mention a higher-resolution screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Dell XPS 13 review (2014)
Source: Pocket Lint English
Just like its predecessor the Dell XPS 13 captures what an Ultrabook should be: speed, style and sophistication all wrapped into a light and portable package. But now with the power of touch (whether you use it or not) and a Intel Haswell securing improved battery life the 2014 model is a step better than its predecessors. Can't say better than that.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Dell XPS 13
Source: Computer Shopper English
We reviewed the original version of Dell's 13.3-inch ultrabook back in March 2012 and found it to be a solidly built, strong-performing paragon in its class. Third time really is the charm with Dell's latest rev of the XPS 13 ultrabook. Impeccably built with performance and comfort to match, its $1,299 price is plenty fair for today's market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
78% Dell XPS 13 (2014) Review: Same Style New System
Source: Notebookreview.com English
Dell may not have reinvented the wheel with the new XPS 13, but it has taken a great notebook and made it only better. The curvaceous well-built design and spacious keyboard are still just as alluring as they were last year, and the upgraded specs and features reinvigorate the device to compete against even the most promising ultrabooks on the market. The Dell XPS 13 still isn’t perfect. The lack of connectivity (namely a SD card reader) may be discouraging for some (especially business users), but this small issue does little to mar the overall package. The boost in performance and added touch capabilities in conjunction with the laptops stellar design help make the XPS 13 a top-tier ultrabook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 78%
Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook With Touch
Source: Hot Hardware English
Dell aims to give users a premium mobile experience with the company’s XPS line of laptops. All in all, Dell’s high-end XPS 13 looks great, performs exceptionally well, and has the ability to last for a very long time without being tethered to the wall. Although it can be little pricey in the top configuration, you definitely get a premium experience in exchange for what you pay for.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2014
80% Dell XPS 13 review: A small, sexy, and durable Ultrabook
Source: PC World English
The XPS 13 is thin and tough. When I shove it into my carry-on, I forget it’s there until I need it. I don’t feel it, and I don’t worry about it. The only downsides: I’m casting around for a wall socket more often than I’d like, and its dearth of slots and ports drag it down a wee bit. And if you give a lot of presentations, need hard-wired ethernet, or carry a lot of files, you’ll need to load up on dongles and a USB drive. But on the whole, it’s a terrific little machine.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Dell XPS 13 (2014)
Source: Digital Trends English
Despite its age, the Dell XPS 13 remains one of the most attractive Ultrabooks on the market. The system’s carbon-fiber chassis, extremely thin bezels and elegant appearance combine to create an aesthetic that can easily compete with Apple’s MacBook Pro, and puts alternatives like the Toshiba Kirabook and Acer Travelmate P645 to shame.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Dell XPS 13
Source: Laptop Mag English
The latest XPS 13 improves upon last year's model in a number of ways, packing a beefier processor, touch-ready display and solid battery life, while keeping the sleek and slim build we loved. This ultraportable delivers solid performance for work and play, and the bright 1080p screen will satisfy your entertainment needs.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
81% A high-end ultrabook that hits all the marks
Source: CNet English
To give credit where it is due, Dell corrected the main issue we had with the last version of the XPS 13. It's still on the expensive side of what this particular set of components should cost, but keep in mind the aluminum/carbon fiber body is excellent, and the actual footprint is noticeably smaller than other 13-inch laptops.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 80% mobility: 90%
75% Dell XPS 13
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Dell's XPS 13 features aluminium and carbon fibre construction, and is blessed with looks that are appealling. It has some tiny drawbacks, in our opinion, but should nevertheless be considered if you're after an Ultrabook that has good build quality, fast performance, and long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 75%

Foreign Reviews

Dell XPS 13
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: fast SSD, full HD display Negative: price too high
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/30/2014
Premium-Ultrabook für viele Lebenslagen
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: successful input devices; adequate performance; exemplary workmanship; adequate operating noise
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/21/2014

Comment

Series:

The Ultrabook concept was announced by Intel at Computex 2011. This new generation of notebooks would use low power Intel processors, have an extremely thin profile and could also include certain tablet functions. We’ve seen a huge number and variants of Ultrabooks by many manufacturers in the first wave of these ‘MacBook Air-killer’ devices. Dell seemed to take it slow and only released their first Ultrabook in the first quarter of 2012. While most manufacturers decided to brand their Ultrabooks under new names and with many variants and sizes, Dell used its already prominent ‘XPS’ range to market theirs with just one size.

The Dell XPS 13 certainly turns heads. Like its bigger brother, the Dell XPS 14Z, it has a curvaceous silver aluminium body with a reduced chassis size for its screen. This makes it real compact even for an Ultrabook. Dell had managed to squeeze a 13 inch display into what they say is an 11 inch body. In reality, it doesn’t really get to that but it is close enough and is definitely smaller than all the other 13 inch Ultrabooks. The XPS13 has a carbon fiber bottom covered with a thin rubberized coating making keeping the laptop firmly in its place when typing. The bonded Corning Gorilla Glass display gives the display a slightly more solid feel.

Dell offers the XPS 13 for 999 € onwards same as the Asus Zenbook UX31 which is its main competitor. However, its 1366 x 768 display resolution is noticeably lower than the when compared to the 1600 x 900 panel on the UX31. Advantages of the XPS 13 over the UX31 include its backlight keyboard, more responsive keys and a smaller size.

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

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.


4200U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

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


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.374 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 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


81.73%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba KIRA-102
Core i7 4510U, 1.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Z30-A-1D2
Core i7 4510U, 1.18 kg
» Acer Aspire S7-392-5410
Core i5 4210U, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Z30-A-12R
Core i5 4200U, 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire S3-392G-54206G50tws
Core i5 4200U, 1.65 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z30T-A-11C
Core i5 4200U, 1.4 kg
» Lenovo Yoga 2 13
Core i3 4010U, 1.56 kg
» HP Spectre 13-3010ea
Core i5 4200U, 1.5 kg
» Fujitsu Lifebook U574
Core i5 4200U, 1.6 kg
» Asus Transformer Book T300LA-C4001H
Core i5 4200U, 1.9 kg
» Sony Vaio Fit Multi-Flip SV-F13N1J2R
Core i3 4005U, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba Kirabook 2014
Core i7 4500U, 1.28 kg
» Dell Latitude 3340 i5
Core i5 4200U, 1.773 kg
» Samsung ATIV Book 9 900X3G-K01
Core i5 4200U, 1.12 kg
» Fujitsu Lifebook T904
Core i7 4600U, 1.6 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z30-A-M5S
Core i5 4200U, 1.2 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 13-59402183
Core i3 4010U, 1.6 kg
» Asus VivoBook S301LA-C1073H
Core i5 4200U, 1.77 kg
» Acer Aspire S7-392-6807
Core i5 4200U, 1.3 kg
» Asus UX301LA-DH51T
Core i5 4200U, 1.2 kg
» HP Spectre 13-3000eo
Core i5 4200U, 1.5 kg
» Asus UX32L
Core i5 4200U, 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Z30-A-134
Core i5 4200U, 1.2 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook S904
Core i7 4600U, 1.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-01-28 (Update: 2014-01-28)