Dell XPS 13 9350 WQXGA
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Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell XPS 13 9350 WQXGA
Maxed out. Our latest XPS 13 is equipped to the brim with a 3200x1800 resolution touchscreen, Core i7-6560U CPU, Iris Graphics 540, and a 512 GB NVMe SSD. Is this higher cost SKU worth the extra horsepower?
Source: NDTV Gadgets
The new Dell XPS 13 is every bit as good as it looks on paper, but it isn't the best ultrabook on the market anymore. Heating is a bit of a concern with the Core i7 model we tested, and it gets uncomfortable after a point if you’re using it on your lap. We feel a bit disappointed when it comes to onboard storage, which ideally should have been 512GB rather than 256GB. We also could have used either a Micro-HDMI port or an adapter bundled in the box.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% display: 90% workmanship: 80%
Source: Gadget Show
The Dell XPS 13 is a powerful device with a brilliant display resolution. Should you be ready to shell out close to a lakh and a half in Indian currency the XPS 13 won't disappoint you. However, if you wish to try out other alternatives, the recently launched HP Spectre or the Apple MacBook Air may interest you.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Moving into Linux was always going to be a ballsy move. But it's not as if Dell is going into this blind, as the XPS 13 is a fine piece of hardware that has the ability to turn heads. Still, whether Dell manages to shift many units is almost inconsequential because having Linux distros is an ace card and something that its competitors can't meet.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/06/2016
Source: PC Mag
The Gold Edition of the XPS 13 Touch adds faster processing to the excellent build quality, feature set, and gorgeous display of the original. But the higher price and decreased battery life means this high-end ultraportable laptop may not be for everyone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Ultrabook Review
Truth is, you’re not going to find a laptop with a 13.3” screen and such a small footprint anywhere else, and it’s just as light and compact as it is powerful and attractive. This particular version tested here handles games better than most other ultraportables, but if that's not something you're interested in, there are other configurations that sell for less and offer increased battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Digital Trends
Dell’s XPS 13 is an excellent piece of engineering that combines the latest Intel hardware with a robust, attractive and portable chassis. There are minor flaws. The speakers could be louder, the glossy display can be distracting in bright rooms, and the fan can be loud at load. But such nitpicks are outweighed by numerous advantages. Display, keyboard, touchpad, performance, weight, battery life, size; in all these areas and more the XPS 13 excels.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
The XPS 13 line remains one of our top picks for a 13-inch laptop, because of its striking display, overall solid design and a good set of high-powered features at a reasonable price. This new-for-2016 update offers tweaks both inside (newer CPUs, Iris graphics) and out (the snazzy-looking gold color), but the super-premium price makes it a much tougher sell when there are so many excellent laptops in this category from $1,000 to $1,200 or so.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2016
Source: Computer Shopper
The XPS 13 continues to be a solidly designed laptop that's a pleasure to use and attractive to look at. The new gold-colored shell of this model adds an appreciated option for those who aren't happy with same-old silver, and the Iris-packing Core i7 processor provides extra (though still modest) gaming or multimedia muscle.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Model: Compact and powerful, the Dell XPS 13 9350 is a superb companion for mobile productivity. The metal top cover comes in a satin matte finish and boasts a glossy Dell logo dead in the center. Inside, the chassis is produced from a single block of precision cut aluminium while the palm rest is made from carbon fibre for maximum comfort. Weighing only 1.325 kg, the Windows 10 system is a joy to log around. The screen is where this device truly shines as there is a stunning 13.3 inch QHD+ InfinityEdge touch panel.
The borderless display ensures an immersive multimedia experience especially together with the stereo speakers, which are professionally tuned using Waves MaxxAudio technology. There is a full-size chiclet backlit keyboard and a seamless glass touchpad to ease navigation. The connectivity includes two USB 3.0 ports, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Type C, VGA, and HDMI. There are many Dell XPS 13 9350 variants, but the cream of the crop comes with an Intel Core i7-6560U processor, 8 GB of LPDDR3 RAM, an Intel Iris Graphics 540, and a 256 GB SSD. This configuration only comes in the gold color scheme.
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 Iris Graphics 540: Integrated GPU (GT3e) with 48 EUs and dedicated eDRAM memory found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W series).
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
6560U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated Iris Graphics 540 GPU with eDRAM memory and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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. In 2014, the global market share of Dell laptops was 12.3% and it is 14% in 2016.
82.54%: 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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