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Dell XPS 13

Specifications

Dell XPS 13Notebook: Dell XPS 13 (XPS 13 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2467M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 79.27% - good
Average of 41 scores (from 70 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 81%, features: 73%, display: 79% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 93%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 84%

Reviews for the Dell XPS 13

90% Dell XPS 13 review
Source: Techradar English
The Dell XPS 13 is still one of the best laptops you can buy, offering top performance, brilliant battery life and excellent build quality. However, in 2013, touchscreen technology is no longer an expensive luxury. It's the bread and butter of the Windows 8 experience, and Dell has let us down by not offering the option on its flagship Ultrabook. While we love the Dell XPS 13, we'd recommend holding off for a touchscreen version, or trying the Acer Aspire S7 if you want to get the most from Windows 8.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Small Business Notebook Review: Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook
Source: Small Business Computing English
The Dell XPS 13 is a comfortable Ultrabook to use in all types of situations. It's light and small, so it won't take up much room in your briefcase or backpack. The keyboard is usable with the exception of a few keys, and the palm rejection on the touchpad is excellent. It is missing some features like a wired Ethernet port and HDMI that could make it a non-starter for some folks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/09/2012
60% Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook review
Source: Computer Active English
The XPS 13 has a respectably long battery life of just over seven hours but other Ultrabooks can last even longer. The backlit keyboard is very comfortable thanks to its responsive keys that give just the right amount of feedback when pressed, although the cursor and Function keys are smaller than usual. Though the touchpad is large and accurate, it’s easy to accidentally brush against it when typing and inadvertently move the cursor and type text in to a random place in a document.
Video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook review
Source: Computer Active English
The XPS 13 has a respectably long battery life of just over seven hours but other Ultrabooks can last even longer. The backlit keyboard is very comfortable thanks to its responsive keys that give just the right amount of feedback when pressed, although the cursor and Function keys are smaller than usual. Though the touchpad is large and accurate, it’s easy to accidentally brush against it when typing and inadvertently move the cursor and type text in to a random place in a document.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review
Source: Hardware Canucks English
The XPS 13 is something of an oddity in a market that’s quickly becoming a lynchpin in a so-called “post PC” world. Ultrabooks were originally conceived to be inexpensive, adaptable solutions that could be carried just about anywhere but typically, manufacturers have used them as flagship products which are anything but affordable for their intended clientele.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/25/2012
60% Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook mit Intel Core i7
Source: Channel Web English
Dell hat sich für sein XPS 13 Ultrabook viel Zeit gelassen. Wer ein Ultrabook sucht mit edlem Gehäuse, das einem Apple Mac Book Air versucht Paroli zu bieten, ist mit dem Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook gut bedient. Eine erweiterte Absicherung mit bis zu drei Jahren Service-Vor-Ort kostet 280 Euro, und eine Unfallschutz-Absicherung für ein Jahr wird zum Preis von 50 Euro angeboten.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/18/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Review: Dell XPS 13
Source: Techtree.com English
The Dell XPS 13 is a truly portable computing device where a great deal of attention has been paid to the aesthetics as well as to its features. The performance is snappy due to its fast hardware and you can be sure that it will not slow down even after months of usage, thanks to the fast SSD inside. Our only qualms about the gadget are due to poor viewing angles of the display and erratic behaviour of the touchpad. If you want to buy a something as portable as a MacBook Air but are short on cash, this is a worthy alternative despite its expensive pricing. However, for the vast majority of users, this will be an expensive proposition, so it's better to wait for the ultrabook prices to drop.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/09/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% performance: 80% features: 90% ergonomy: 90%
80% Dell XPS 13 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Overall, we were impressed with the design and build quality of the XPS 13, but more I/O ports and a removable battery would make this a better bet for professional or business buyers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/24/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review
Source: T Break English
The Dell XPS 13 brings nothing new to the ultrabook market, as the basic performance shows. But what it does do, and with a lot of class, is an ultrabook form factor that’s desirable by many. You’re not stuck with different aspects of a design you may or may not appreciate. The XPS 13 is a class act from Dell, and if you ignore the rather liberal inspiration from the MacBook Air, then the aluminum chassis with carbon fiber composite base presents an aesthetically pleasing design. The light weight and 18mm – 6mm thickness is something that makes for an ideal ultrabook. Also, starting at $300 cheaper than a similarly specced MacBook Air, you can’t go wrong with the XPS 13 at all.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/06/2012
80% Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook
Source: Reg Hardware English
Dell might have been late to the Ultrabook party, but the XPS 13 certainly makes a head-turning entrance with its superb design. It’s not faultless by any means - connectivity is limited, and it would have been nice to see a higher resolution screen - especially with the price tag it carries, but it's an impressive, speedy first attempt at the genre.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook review
Source: Techradar English
Dell is last to market with its Ultrabook, but in many ways the XPS 13 has been worth the wait. With a 13.3in screen crammed into a 12in-equivalent body, it’s innovative and beautifully designed, combining attractive elegance with practical user comfort and good battery life. Build quality is superb and, thanks to its great backlit keyboard and lovely touchpad, usability is up there with the best. Unfortunately, connectivity suffers from the smaller chassis and the screen’s poor viewing angles really let the side down, meaning the similarly compact Samsung Series 9 900X3B is a far better proposition if you can afford the extra. If not, however, the Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook is a great premium option.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 100%
70% Dell Delivers an Affordable, Attractive Ultrabook
Source: Wired Magazine English
In the final analysis, at $1,000, the XPS 13 is a good value in a market that is rapidly becoming as commoditized as the rest of the laptop space, but where fairly hefty prices still rule.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review
Source: Hardwareheaven English
As we would expect from an Ultrabook the initial impression users will get from the XPS 13 is one of a high quality build. The aluminium lid looks good and feels sturdy and well made with the carbon fibre sides adding a nice contrast while also offering durability. The system feels well balanced in use and of course with the dimensions of 0.71x12.4x8.1" and weight of 1.36KG it feels compact and light.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 100%
65% Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The new Dell XPS 13 range starts from Rs.79,900, which is just too expensive for what’s on offer. Granted, it’s a very well put together Ultrabook and it has looks to die for, but once again, it’s really hard to ignore the big fat elephant in the room. If thin and light is your main concern, then Acer’s TimeLine X series offers very good value for money notebooks. It obviously doesn’t have aluminium and carbon fibre, but it gets the job done. Ultrabooks are very good alternative to netbooks, but not at these prices.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/22/2012
Rating: Total score: 65%
80% Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
When it's all said and done, the Dell XPS 13 is a desirable 13in Ultrabook. Its build quality and feel alone make it worthy of consideration. I would have liked built-in Gigabit Ethernet and an SD card slot (especially while travelling), but I can understand their omissions. An HDMI adapter will be required if you want to plug this notebook into your TV.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Dell XPS 13 review
Source: PC Advisor English
From a design perspective, the XPS 13 is a fantastic addition to Dell's lineup, establishing a new bar that Dell should aim to clear with its future products. The laptop is attractive, solid, and fast. Battery life is good if you don't go crazy with the screen brightness. Audio is better than you'd expect, and the keyboard and trackpad (after the driver update) don't disappoint. With better display quality, it would be a slam-dunk. Unfortunately, the middling resolution, iffy color reproduction, and poor off-axis viewing leave a considerable stain on what would otherwise be a five-star product. Let's hope that Dell releases a revised version this summer that carries Intel's Ivy Bridge chips and a better display.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Dell XPS 13 - Fast, Compact and Portable
Source: Hardware Zone English
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery; if that's the case, Apple should be proud because the XPS 13 looks a lot like a MacBook Air. Having said that, we do like the unique touches Dell has incorporated into their design. We loved the smaller form factor and the soft-touch wrist pad and, while it wasn't all that impressive, the carbon fiber base plate did at least prove to be equal, if not slightly better, than aluminum as a build material.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/15/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 85%
Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review: Best Ultrabook Yet
Source: Notebooks.com English
The Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook is an impressive notebook that delivers a lot in a small package, especially at $999. If the trackpad was as good as that on the Macbook Air I would say that Dell had bested Apple in that price range, but sadly that’s not the case. Even though the XPS 13 carries the same size display as the 13 inch MacBook Air, the $300 price difference and the higher resolution of the Air put the two at opposite ends of the spectrum.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/15/2012
90% Dell XPS 13
Source: PC World English
From a design perspective, the XPS 13 is a fantastic addition to Dell's lineup, establishing a new bar that Dell should aim to clear with its future products. The laptop is attractive, solid, and fast. Battery life is good if you don't go crazy with the screen brightness. Audio is better than you'd expect, and the keyboard and trackpad (after the driver update) don't disappoint. With better display quality, it would be a slam-dunk. Unfortunately, the middling resolution, iffy color reproduction, and poor off-axis viewing leave a considerable stain on what would otherwise be a five-star product. Let's hope that Dell releases a revised version this summer that carries Intel's Ivy Bridge chips and a better display.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/14/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
Dell XPS 13: A Different Kind of Ultrabook
Source: AnandTech English
Dell's first entry into the ultrabook market is a patient and smart one. They've arrived at the party a bit later than the competition, but they're fashionably late: instead of a design that just apes the Apple MacBook Air, Dell has taken care to produce something unique to them with the XPS 13.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/13/2012
80% Dell XPS 13
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The Dell XPS 13 has become one of our top Ultrabook picks. You really can't go wrong with most first gen Ultrabooks since they share similar specs and shoot for higher end appointments, but Dell has a winner with their combination of premium materials, excellent performance and great looks. The XPS 13 is extremely sturdy yet slim, uses innovative materials like carbon fiber and a Gorilla Glass display and is the most compact 13" Ultrabook so far. Dell uses premium parts like Intel Advanced N-6230 wireless and Samsung's fast PM830 SSD, while the competitors often go with lesser parts to keep costs down. This is a fast Ultrabook with a very good backlit keyboard and a pleasing display, even if we wish there were an IPS option. Recommended.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/09/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell XPS 13 review
Source: Engadget English
From the moment it comes out of the box the XPS 13 looks and feels like a truly premium product and, with a nice keyboard and respectable performance, it's a nice machine to use, too. But, the display suffers the same complaints we've seen with other Ultrabooks in this price range -- middling resolution, poor off-angle contrast -- and the trackpad only works well when it feels like it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/06/2012
80% Dell XPS 13 (2012 Ultrabook Version) Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
In recent months, we've heard a whole bee colony's worth of buzz around ultrabooks—2012's new breed of super-thin, powerful laptops—from both the concept's initiator (chip maker Intel) and practically the whole wide world of laptop vendors. Anyone shopping for an ultrabook should consider the well-rounded $999 version of the XPS 13, a 13.3-inch-screened model with stellar build quality and competitive performance at a fair price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell XPS 13 13.3-inch Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Dell's entry into the ultrabook market may be fairly late but it was definitely well thought out. By taking their time, Dell has refined their design to offer an extremely compact design that uses the full ultrabook specification including Intel Smart Connect Technology. Performance is very fast with boot and wake times that are some of the fastest ever thanks to the high speed solid state drive included with it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Dell XPS 13
Source: Slashgear English
The Dell XPS 13 is a 13-inch ultrabook that is extremely good-looking and sturdy. While it is entering both a crowded and emerging category of computers, it does a lot of set itself apart from the rest of the pack. It has an extremely thin footprint, a glass-covered screen and an SSD hard drive.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
A good friend of ours said the Dell XPS 13 is an ultrabook that "could steal customers from Apple." That may be a stretch, depending on your point of view, but we'd definitely say the Dell XPS 13 is seriously tough competition for any manufacturer in the ultralight notebook space, Apple or otherwise.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2012
80% Dell XPS 13
Source: PC Mag English
There will be a flood of new ultrabooks coming with the arrival of Intel's "Ivy Bridge" processor update this year, but Dell has set the bar very high without needing new silicon. If it had just one or two of the missing ports we groused about—say HDMI and a card reader—the Dell XPS 13 would be spectacular; as is, if you don't mind carrying a dongle or two, it's an ultra-small, ultra-sophisticated choice that shoots to the top of ultrabook shopping lists.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/29/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Dell XPS 13
Source: CNet English
The first Very Important Laptop of 2012 has arrived, in the form of the new Dell XPS 13. This is Dell's first ultrabook and even though the company is a little late to that particular game, the XPS 13 nails a lot of what makes for a good ultrabook experience. Dell packs a 13-inch display into a very small footprint in the XPS 13 ultrabook, making it one of the few slim laptops that actually tops the MacBook Air in some areas.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/28/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 70%
80% Dell XPS 13 (2012) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
From its stylish and compact carbon-fiber design to the backlit keyboard to its fast SSD, there's a lot to like about the $999 Dell XPS 13. Intel's Smart Connect technology is yet another plus, which will help you get right back to work when you lift the lid. However, the lack of an SD card slot and the below-average battery life detract from what is otherwise an excellent system. Overall, Dell has delivered a solid Ultrabook for $300 less than the MacBook Air. It should find plenty of takers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/28/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Initial Impressions: Dell XPS 13
Source: PC World English
After spending an afternoon with the XPS 13, my opinion is just as favorable as it was when I first laid eyes on it at the start of the year. It’s a system that is so un-Dell-like (and I mean that in the best possible way) that I’ve actually carried it around the office to show it to coworkers, most of whom are similarly impressed. I reserve final judgement until I get some hard performance numbers and spend a lot more time with it, but for now, it feels like the only thing stopping me from running out and buying one myself is the knowledge that Intel’s Ivy Bridge chips will be shipping in a few months, and I really want a laptop with one of those.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/25/2012
100% Dell XPS 13 preview
Source: T3 English
We feel this is easily one of the strongest Ultrabooks in the current line-up and a spectacular piece of engineering from Dell. We'll bring you more info as soon as we've had the final retail model on our test bench, as well as a confirmed retail price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
Dell XPS 13 first look
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The overall design and feel of the XPS 13 is certainly premium and the inclusion of a larger 13.3in screen in an 11in form factor is something which makes it a very appealing prospect - but we'll reservce final judgement until we get one into the office for testing. The Dell XPS 13 will be available in the US next month with prices starting at $999 (Core i5, 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM) and will be available elsewhere in March, with UK info yet to be released.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/12/2012
Dell XPS 13 review: Hands-on
Source: T3 English
Obviously we didn't get to test the Dell XPS 13 out in the wild or give all of its features a thorough run-through but in our limited time with the new ultrabook we were certainly impressed. The minimal design and lack of stickers around the keyboard give the product a very slick finish and the wafer-thin profile and featherlight weight are strong selling points.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/11/2012
Dell XPS 13 pictures and hands-on
Source: Pocket Lint English
In our brief play with the XPS 13 it proved to be fast to start and open applications, but we can't verify much more on the performance front until we've spent longer with it. It felt solid and free from flex. The keyboard gave us a nice action and the trackpad didn't immediately throw up any problems, so it's a great start for the first Ultrabook from Dell.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/10/2012

Foreign Reviews

84% Federgewichte
Source: PC Magazin - Spezial 53 Ultrabooks German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 84%
74% Test: Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook (Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 56% performance: 81% features: 55% display: 100% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 76%
81% Dell XPS 13 im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/26/2012
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 96% features: 72% display: 83% mobility: 78% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 74%
90% Dell XPS 13
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% display: 85% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 88%
80% Hoch hinaus
Source: Connect - 5/12 German
Single Review, , Short, Date: 04/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 60% ergonomy: 80%
85% Ultra cool leicht schnell
Source: Computerbild - 9/12 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 04/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 90% features: 82% display: 79% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 91%
Ultrabook-Round-Up: Dell gegen HP gegen Samsung
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/29/2012
Dell XPS 13
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2012
Rating: performance: 70% features: 90% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 30%
82% Dell XPS 13 Test: Ultrabook aus Alu, Carbon & Glas
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 93% features: 60% display: 87% mobility: 75% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 60%
84% Test Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/13/2012
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 78% display: 68% mobility: 90% workmanship: 97% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 79%
XPS 13: Dells 13-Zoll-Ultrabook auf dem Prüfstand
Source: ITespresso German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/09/2012
76% Dells 13-Zoll-Ultrabook auf dem Prüfstand
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/07/2012
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 80% features: 70% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80%
90% Dell XPS 13
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% display: 85% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 88%
Leichter Linux-Langläufer
Source: c't - 9/13 German
Performance ok, configuration bad
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2013
Dell XPS 13 ausgepackt und getestet
Source: nDevil German DE→EN
few equipment, low weight, mediocre ergonomics
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2012
Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook im Test
Source: Techfokus German DE→EN
Positive: workmanship, material, lightweight, thin, performance, silent with normal use, bright display, keyboard; negative: few connection options, touchpad keys, battery runtime, fan with full load
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/21/2012
Dells Ultrabook XPS 13 im Test
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
High price, good workmanship and battery runtime, fast SSD
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2012
91% Dell XPS 13: un ultraportátil a la altura de lo esperado
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/15/2012
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 85%
Dell XPS 13, ultrabook compacto de 13,3″
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/11/2012
80% Recensione Dell XPS 13
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 85% workmanship: 80%
RECENSIONE DELL XPS 13
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Excellent design; Protected display with Corning Gorilla Glass; Performance; Light weight. Negative: No memory card reader.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/02/2012
60% Dell XPS 13 ultrabook
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
85% Ultrabook Dell XPS 13 : solide et sérieux
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/22/2012
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Dell XPS 13 Intel Core i5 128 SSD
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell XPS 13 Intel Core i7 256 SSD
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell XPS13 : Un ultrabook 13.3 pouces dans un châssis de 11 pouces
Source: Blogeee French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/16/2012
Ультрабук Dell XPS 13: алюминий, магний и углеволокно
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/14/2012
Dell XPS 13: тест лучшего ультрабука выставки CES 2012
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/27/2012
Обзор Dell XPS 13: первый американский ультрабук
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/30/2012
Dell XPS 13 - v hliníku a s karbonem
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Excellent keyboard; compact; quality processing. Negative: Noisy cooling; no card reader.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/30/2012
Đánh giá ultrabook Dell XPS 13
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/27/2012
Ревю на Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Tough with carbon basis; Durable battery; Extremely fast start; Good sound ; Comfortable keyboard and touchpad; Gorilla Glass screen protection, thin frame. Negative: No media card slot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/26/2012
83% Dell XPS 13
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% Review af Dell XPS 13
Source: Laptopworld.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/15/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
デル XPS 13 の実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2012
デル XPS 13の展示機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/13/2012

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 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


2467M: Power saving ULV processor clocked at 1.6-2.3 GHz due to Turbo boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 1150 MHz and a DDR3-1333 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.


1.4 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


79.27%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Dell Latitude 3330
Core i3 2375M, 1.77 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad S300-59359324
Celeron 887, 1.8 kg
» Samsung 900X3D-A01US
Core i5 2537M, 1.1 kg
» Samsung 530U3B-A02US
Core i5 2467M, 1.5 kg
» Acer Aspire S3-391-6046
Core i3 2367M, 1.4 kg
» Samsung 530U3B-A01RS
Core i5 2467M, 1.4 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U310-59-348996
Core i3 2377M, 1.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L830-10G
Core i3 2367M, 1.9 kg
» Samsung 530U3B-A01NL
Core i5 2467M, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio SVS1311E3E
Core i3 2350M, 1.7 kg
» Asus UX32A-R3001V
Core i3 2367M, 1.5 kg
» Asus UX32A-DB31
Core i3 2367M, 1.5 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook UH55
Core i3 2367M, 1.6 kg
» Samsung 530U3B-A03PL
Core i3 2367M, 1.5 kg
» Dell XPS 13-321X-0281
Core i7 2637M, 1.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L830-10X
Core i3 2367M, 1.9 kg
» Asus UX31E-RY027V
Core i3 2367M, 1.3 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U300s-108029U
Core i7 2677M, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba Portégé Z830-10P
Core i3 2367M, 1.1 kg
» Sony Vaio SVT1311M1ES
Core i3 2367M, 1.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCZ23Z9E
Core i7 2640M, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCZ23J9E
Core i7 2640M, 1.2 kg
» Toshiba Portégé Z830-11M
Core i5 2467M, 1.2 kg
» Toshiba Portégé Z830-10J
Core i5 2467M, 1.1 kg
» Toshiba Portégé Z830-10E
Core i5 2557M, 1.1 kg
» HP Folio 13-1012tu
Core i5 2467M, 1.5 kg
» HP Folio 13-1029wm
Core i3 2367M, 1.5 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U300s-M6842GE
Core i5 2467M, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R835-P88
Core i5 2450M, 1.4 kg
Current Prices

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$26.00 Dell 19.5V 4.62A 90W PA-3E Slim AC Adapter for Dell Model Numbers: Studio 17, Studio 1735, Studio 1737, Studio 1745, Studio 1747, Studio 1749, Studio Hybrid, Studio XPS 13, Studio XPS 13 (M1340), Studio XPS 16 (1640), Studio XPS 16 (1645), Studio XPS 16 (1647), 100% compatible with Dell Part Number: Y808G, Y807G, D094H, C120H, DA90PE1-00, WK890, 330-1825, NN236, 330-1826, 330-1827, 330-1828, PA-3E, PA-2E, PA-1900-01D3, PA-1900-02D, PA-1900-02D2, PA-1900-02D3, ONN236, DA90PE3-00, PA-3E Family.

$29.40 Dell Slim19.5V 2.31A 45W Replacement AC Adapter for DELL XPS 13-L321X, XPS 13-L322X, XPS13-9001sLV, XPS13-7000sLv, XPS13-40002sLV, XPS13-925sLV, 100% Compatible with P/N: D0KFY, 332-1827, 3RG0T, 03RG0T, PA-1450-66D1, JT9DM, DA45NM131, ACBEL AA45NM131, 450-18066, 450-1846, JHJX0, 0JHJX0, 312-1307, LA45NM121, FA45NE1-00, 0X9RG3, X9RG3.

$19.01 Original Dell 19.5V 2.31A 45W Replacement AC adapter for Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Model:Dell XPS 13, Dell XPS13-4040SLV, Dell XPS13-6928SLV, Dell XPS13-0015SLV, Dell XPS L321X, Dell XPS L322X, Dell XPS 13D-138, Dell XPS 13D-148, Dell P29G. Compatible Part Numbers: 0JHJX0, JHJX0, 44PV8, 312-1307, LA45NM121, FA45NE1-00, 3RG0T, 03RG0T, PA-1450-66D1, 450-18463, RFRWK.

$20.00 Dell 19.5V 3.34A 65W Replacement AC adapter for Dell Notebook Model:Dell Latitude X1, DELL Inspiron 13, Dell Inspiron 1318, Dell XPS M1330, DELL Inspiron 15, Dell Inspiron 1545, Dell Inspiron 1546, Dell Inspiron 1551, Dell Inspiron 1557, Dell Inspiron 1750.Compatible with Dell part Numbers: PA-21, PA21, Family 21, 310-9249, HR763, LA65NS2-00, NX061, PA-1650-02DW, XK850, YR733.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-01-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)