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Dell XPS 13-9333


Dell XPS 13-9333
Dell XPS 13-9333 (XPS 13 Series)
Intel Core i5-4200U 2 x 1.6 - 2.6 GHz, Haswell
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 4400,
8 GB 
, DDR3L-1600 MHz
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, 10-point multitouch, CMN1345, IPS, glossy: yes
Intel Lynx Point-LP
Liteonit LMT-128M6M, 128 GB 
Realtek ALC668 @ Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo audio
Intel Wireless-AC 7260 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.0 LE
height x width x depth (in mm): 21 x 316 x 205 ( = 0.83 x 12.44 x 8.07 in)
55 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 6-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Webcam: 1.3 MP
Additional features
Speakers: 2.0, , Keyboard: chiclet, spill-resistant , Keyboard Light: yes, Skype 6 , Internet Explorer, My Dell Support application , 12 Months Warranty
1.374 kg ( = 48.47 oz / 3.03 pounds), Power Supply: 252 g ( = 8.89 oz / 0.56 pounds)
1200 Euro


Price comparison

Average Score: 82.17% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 76%, features: 52%, display: 84% mobility: 88%, 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 version
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 version
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 version
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 version
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: English version
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 version
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 version
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 version
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 version
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 version
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 version
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

87% Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook (Core i7-4500U, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 08/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 87% display: 87% mobility: 93%
Dell XPS 13
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN version
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 version
Positive: successful input devices; adequate performance; exemplary workmanship; adequate operating noise
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/21/2014



The Dell XPS 13-9333 is a performance ultrabook aimed at the highest demanding user on a big budget. The laptop comes with a stylish design with sleek lines and curved edges almost looking like jewellery. The profile is super slim and the entire package weighs less than 1.36 kg, justifying the ultrabook stamp. Build quality is impressive with machine cut aluminium and a carbon fiber base, which makes for comfortable lap placement due to reduced heat radiation.

The full-sizeed island-style keyboard has a good tactile feedback and features a backlight. The 13.3 inch LED touchscreen uses Trulife technology and is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass NBT, which ensures scratch resistance. Hardware includes a 4th generation Intel Core i7-4510U processor with TurboBoost up to 3.1 GHz, 8 GB dual channel DDR3L RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4400 and a 256 GB mSATA SSD.

Other technology includes an Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC + Bluetooth 4.0, a widescreen HD webcam, 2 USB 3.0 ports and a mini display port. The audio quality is good with stereo speakers powered by Waves MaxxAudio technology. The Dell XPS 13-9333 comes with Windows 8.1 64-bit OS, which makes especially the touchscreen model a compact setup.


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.

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.


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.


There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

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

Dell: Dell is a U.S. manufacturer (based in Texas) of computer hardware founded in 1984 and is one of the largest international manufacturers in terms of both market share and notebook models. Its product line includes desktops, notebooks, storage systems, monitors, servers, printers, consumer electronics and peripherals. Dell offers laptops that are suitable for various applications, such as business laptops, gaming laptops, ultra portables and workstations. Dell's business laptops from the Latitude and Precision series are an option for professional users and businesses.

In 2023, Dell had an approximate 17% market share of global PC sales, ranking #3 after Lenovo and HP.

For gaming enthusiasts, Dell's Alienware brand is for gaming notebooks.

82.17%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

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