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Dell XPS 13-9350

Specifications

Dell XPS 13-9350
Dell XPS 13-9350 (XPS 13 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 520, Core: 300 MHz, 10.18.15.4281
Memory
8192 MB 
, LPDDR3 1867 MHz dual-channel
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, SHP1420, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Skylake-U Premium PCH
Storage
Samsung PM951 NVMe MZ-VLV256D, 256 GB 
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Soundcard
Intel Skylake PCH-H High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: SD / MMC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Ambient light sensor
Networking
Dell Wireless 1820A 802.11ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.5 x 304 x 200 ( = 0.73 x 11.97 x 7.87 in)
Battery
56 Wh Lithium-Ion, 7435 mAh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD / 720p
Primary Camera: 1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 2.0, side-mounted, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
1.226 kg ( = 43.25 oz / 2.7 pounds), Power Supply: 260 g ( = 9.17 oz / 0.57 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 84.31% - good
Average of 16 scores (from 22 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 85%, features: 71%, display: 91% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the Dell XPS 13-9350

90% Dell XPS 13-9350 InfinityEdge Ultrabook Review | Notebookcheck
Skylake successor… Dell’s adoption of an evolutionary approach to revising their flagship XPS 13 Ultrabook seems appropriate given the splendor of the machine’s futuristic design and the universal praise heaped upon its predecessor. But can its chipset refresh and tweaks under the hood keep it perched at the top of the pile? We leave no stone unturned and no key unpressed.
Raising the Bar
Source: PC Perspective English
I love the keyboards on ThinkPad notebooks, and the trackpads on MacBooks. But the XPS 15 is my new favorite laptop, hands down. This is not to downplay the XPS 13, itself a fine ultra-portable machine with tremendous upside. The price on the 13-inch machine begins at just $799, and it provides a tremendous experience if you don't need the additional power or larger, better display of the 15-inch model.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 08/01/2016
80% Dell XPS 13 2016 Review: An Ultrabook Improvement
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Dell XPS 13 2016 edition is a solid update to the XPS 13 with several desirable improvements over older XPS notebooks. The chassis design is attractive and well thought out. The available hardware configurations make perfect sense for a premium 13-inch Ultrabook. The battery life is more than good enough for most road warriors and once you get used to the atypical placement of the webcam and the weak speakers this turns out to be a fantastic notebook for web conferencing while on the go.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell XPS 13
Source: Laptop Mag English
The latest version of the Dell XPS 13 continues to be a best-in-class laptop. It has a chassis that's smaller than the competition's, strong performance, and a great keyboard and touchpad. In the end, the XPS 13's biggest competition is itself. The quad-HD display on the touch-screen version is more colorful and vibrant, while the nontouch model lasts 4 hours longer on a charge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell XPS 13
Source: Laptop Mag English
The best laptop just got even better. With its latest updates, Dell has given the XPS 13, our favorite notebook, a brighter screen, longer battery life, a new USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3 and your choice of Intel's latest 6th-generation Core Series CPUs. With its gorgeous Infinity display, rock-solid carbon-fiber body and improved performance, the XPS 13 is the best premium ultraportable laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Refreshed With Skylake
Source: Hot Hardware English
In terms of Dell's total package here, For anyone seeking a thin and light ultrabook that doesn't compromise on performance, you really don't need to look any further than the XPS 13. Many competing manufacturer's products, such as the new Macbook or the ASUS Zenbook UX305, have paired down their processing power to a Core M chip to maintain a thin profile.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/09/2016
100% The perfect Windows ultraportable
Source: PC Pro English
The XPS 13 is a welcome return to tip-top form for Dell. In fact, there’s only one thing that really bugs me about the XPS 13, and that’s Dell’s stubborn insistence on forcing dynamic contrast on at all times. It's a stupid decision, in my opinion. That aside, I absolutely love this thing. I could wish for a better GPU – yes, I really do want a slim, gorgeous ultraportable that also plays GTA V – but it'll be a few years until ultraportables routinely come with decent gaming-class graphics. As it stands, this is a powerful, light, lovely ultraportable that comes a hair’s breadth from perfection. I think I can settle for that.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Dell Skylake XPS 13 review: The best ultrabook just got better
Source: PC World English
Dell’s XPS 13 remains a worthwhile upgrade, and despite a year of competitive laptops, still easily our favorite. This supposedly minor refresh makes it even a little better. If you’re looking for the best compact ultrabook, you don’t have to look much further.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Dell XPS 13 review
Source: Techradar English
The Dell XPS 13 is a brilliantly-designed laptop that outperforms its competition under the hood. The Infinity Display should soon cause a ripple effect in laptop design and, on a personal level, dramatically improves your experience with the device.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
The refreshed XPS 13 doesn’t go any further than its predecessor but it remains one of the best 13-inch notebooks on the market
Source: Laptop Media English
The refreshed Dell XPS 13 doesn’t go too far from its predecessor in terms of design and build quality. Both are impeccable and make the whole experience using the notebook a delight. Also, the choice of materials not only makes the notebook look and feel great but also add to the incredible sturdiness of the machine. We cannot miss mentioning the incredibly low weight and overall dimensions since the laptop features almost frameless screen design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/29/2015
80% Dell is making laptops (and Windows) sexy again
Source: PC Advisor English
The 2015 Dell XPS 13 is a well built, compact laptop that outdoes the obvious competition in some key respects such as screen quality and near-borderless display. Here is a 13.3-inch laptop that takes up little more space than an 11.6-inch model. The new 9350 model adds a non-touchscreen full HD option to the range, and means prices are now more affordable.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Dell XPS 13
Source: Laptop Mag English
The best laptop just got even better. With its latest updates, Dell has given the XPS 13, our favorite notebook, a brighter screen, longer battery life, a new USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3 and your choice of Intel's latest 6th-generation Core Series CPUs. With its gorgeous Infinity display, rock-solid carbon-fiber body and improved performance, the XPS 13 is the best premium ultraportable laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell XPS 13 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Dell's "prosumer" laptop gets a successful Intel Skylake refresh. The speedy processor is just one of many reasons to consider the XPS 13, with a stunning, near-borderless UHD+ display, exquisite build quality and a very capable webcam. Without wanting to downplay the importance of battery and storage, there are enough good things about the refreshed XPS 13 that living with its faults doesn't seem like a big price to pay. Of course, there is a very literal big price to pay, but even for that kind money you're getting a thin and light laptop with a gleaming new processor that can breeze through demanding tasks with the best of them - all while rendering in beautiful UHD+. It's not perfect, but it is our current favourite Skylake laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell XPS 13 (2015, Nontouch)
Source: Laptop Mag English
For the last year, the Dell XPS 13 has been our favorite notebook, because it combined a slim, light and attractive design with excellent battery life at a good price. The latest version of Dell's premium 13-inch ultraportable adds a faster 6th-generation processor to a wonderfully compact design and lasts more than 9 hours on a charge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Dell XPS 13
Source: Computer Shopper English
If you're on the lookout for the best compact, consumer-focused traditional laptop you can buy, Dell's XPS 13 should be at the top of your list. It delivers attractive, solid-feeling design; great battery life (especially if you opt for the 1080p non-touch screen); and speedy performance and storage.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

66% Dell XPS 13-9530 (i5-6200U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) (2015)
Source: Konsument.at - Heft 06/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 66%
88% Dell XPS 13-9530 (i5-6200U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) (2015)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 5/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 88%
85% Dell XPS 13
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 96% features: 78% display: 95% mobility: 81% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 70%
Dell XPS 13 (9350) mit Skylake und NVMe-SSD
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2015
80% Test : Dell XPS 13, un bel ultraportable à l'écran tactile énergivore
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Recenzja Dell XPS 13 – Mój Macbook schował się ze wstydu!
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Nice design; compact size; good ergonomy; long battery life. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/13/2017
Секреты И Тонкости Dell Xps 13 (9350)
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Stylish, compact, and practical casing; good contrast display; comfortable keyboard; good hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/03/2015
Test: DELL XPS 13 9350 - nadčasový design, nový port, novější CPU, rychlejší SSD
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: New and beautiful design; good hardware; long battery life; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/16/2016

Comment

Model: The tagline used by Dell to market the all new Dell XPS 13-9350 is "The smallest 13-inch laptop on the planet has the world's first virtually borderless InfinityEdge display". True enough the screen bezel measures just 5.2 mm on top and at the sides making it almost a borderless display. The CPU options are an Intel Core i3-6100U (lowest end) and a Intel Core i7-6600U (highest end) paired with 8 GB of RAM and a HD Graphics 520 drives the display. The display brings attractive colors and generates fairly vivid images. Colors and brightness remain stable from various viewing angles, since it is an IPS panel. However, it is difficult to read from the screen in the sun due to its limited brightness.

The design looks very modern and has a futuristic appearance with its matte black carbon fibre at the palm rest and input devices. The soft touch rubbery finish on the carbon fibre composite base goes easy on the palms and fingers. The notebook itself is steady and rivals most high grade models. The keyboard is backlit and comes with 2 brightness levels. The battery lasts about 7 hours 30 minutes during typical web surfing activity, which is good for an ultrabook. The features include Bluetooth 4.1 , two USB 3.0 ports, a 720p webcam, and a card reader.

Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series).

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.

6200U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

13.3":

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.

1.226 kg:

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.

84.31%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2015-11- 5 (Update: 2015-11- 5)