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Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U

Specifications

Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U (XPS Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Core: 400 MHz, Memory: 930 MHz, 22.20.16.4735
Memory
8192 MB 
, LPDDR3 1200 MHz, 14-17-17-40, Dual-Channel
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 3200 x 1800 pixel 276 PPI, 10-point capacitive, ID: Sharp SHP144A, Name: LQ133Z1, IGZO IPS, Dell P/N: RXN49, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
Storage
Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G, 256 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Kaby Lake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
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 headphone jack, Card Reader: SD reader
Networking
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15 x 304 x 201 ( = 0.59 x 11.97 x 7.91 in)
Battery
60 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Dell Product Manager, Support Assist, Norton Anti-Virus, Waves MaxxAudio Pro, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.305 kg ( = 46.03 oz / 2.88 pounds), Power Supply: 242 g ( = 8.54 oz / 0.53 pounds)
Price
1300 USD

 

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Average Score: 86.43% - good
Average of 20 scores (from 36 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 83%, features: 58%, display: 83% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U

88.5% Dell XPS 13 (i7-8550U, QHD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Fastest XPS 13 thus far. The jump from ULV Kaby Lake to Kaby Lake-R is the biggest performance boost the XPS 13 series has seen in years. We investigate to see if this has had any repercussions in terms of fan noise, battery life, and temperature.
90% Dell XPS 13 Review: The best Windows laptop of 2018 so far
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The XPS 13 is the best all-round, small-form-factor Windows 10 laptop you can buy, but it isn’t quite perfect.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Dell XPS 13 review: one of the world’s best laptops is even better than before
Source: T3 English
The first thing you’ll notice is the screen. Dell calls it an InfinityEdge display, and its tiny bezels and 4K resolution mean it’s a very beautiful thing indeed. But it’s pretty tough too. Dell’s made it from a single block of aluminium with a carbon fibre palm rest, and if you go for the optional touch display that’s encased in Gorilla Glass. The XPS 13 was already a superb laptop. With a 4K screen, a new design and improved performance it’s superb-er.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition 9370 review
Source: Techradar English
It barely seems possible but Dell has made its flagship laptop even better by reducing the size and weight, bumping up the processor and packing in a 4K screen. No other Linux laptop compares.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
65% Dell XPS 13 (2018) Review: Compact Compromises
Source: The Verge English
My biggest complaint with the redesigned XPS 13 is that Dell just didn’t do enough and instead mostly stuck with what it is comfortable with. It didn’t fix the webcam, it didn’t rethink what the XPS 13 should look and feel like, and it made some frustrating changes to the port selection when it didn’t necessarily have to. And then there’s the disappointing battery life to contend with.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 65%
Dell XPS 13 (2018) review: The best ultraportable ever?
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Dell XPS 13 is a lot thinner than the last version, and has a neat new fingerprint scanner built into the power button. Even the entry-level display spec is great, while every aspect of the laptop's build is great quality.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/13/2018
80% Dell XPS 13 9370 Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The XPS 13 9370 is a good iterative update of Dell’s flagship ultraportable, with the top-end variant sporting an eye-catching 4K display with HDR support. However, this comes at a high price of Rs. 1,59,790, which is about Rs. 10,000 more than Lenovo’s Yoga 920 Vibes Edition which shares the same core specifications and 4K display, though minus HDR.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Dell XPS 13 (2018) review: thin, focused and fantastic
Source: Sydney Morning Herald English
There are still more impressive features jammed into this tiny case I don't have room to list, but the XPS 13 has overtaken the Surface Laptop as my favourite Windows-based laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/05/2018
Dell XPS 13 (2018) hands-on
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Dell XPS 13 2018 goes on sale today, with prices starting at £1041/$1000. Stay tuned for our full new Dell XPS 13 review.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/11/2018
Hands on: Dell XPS 13 review
Source: Techradar English
Moving the webcam position, adding facial login and a four-mic array, giving Intel’s chips more headroom to perform even better and adding a 4K screen have all evolved the XPS into an even more formidable flagship laptop. In directly addressing the concerns of users, the Dell XPS 13 laptop is refined further than perhaps ever before.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/10/2018
Dell XPS 13 2018 review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
Despite the inevitable loss of SD and USB-A slots, the XPS 13 for 2018 is still looking like a no-brainer if you can afford it and are in the market for a premium Windows machine. Long gone are the days when only the MacBook would suffice in the boardroom and classroom alike.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/09/2018
Dell XPS 13 (2018) Hands On: The Next Logical Step
Source: Lowyat.net English
The new Dell XPS 13 brings incremental, but meaningful improvements to Dell’s beloved productivity laptop – it’s really the next logical step for the premium Ultrabook. Sure, its connectivity options aren’t quite as compelling as the original XPS 13, but that’s where PC makers are headed now anyway. Dongles will likely be a part of our lives until USB-C adoption really takes off.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/09/2018
95% Dell XPS 13 (8th gen) review: Lives up to the legacy
Source: PC World Australia English
If you’re looking to buy a laptop this holiday season, we can’t recommend the Dell XPS 13 enough. It’s got a great form-factor, offers solid performance and makes a compelling case for a future that leaves room for both the convertible crowd and legacy laptops that count for more than just nostalgia.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 95%
95% Dell XPS 13 (8th gen) review: Lives up to the legacy
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Again, It’d be easy to write-off the Dell XPS 13 as just another old-school effort from one of the company’s now-racing to catch up with Microsoft and their relentlessly-successful Surface hardware. However, that’d sell the Dell XPS 13 far short of what it deserves to be recognised for.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 95%
Dell XPS 13 (9370) 2018 Review: White Spun Glass, Killer Looks And Speed
Source: Hot Hardware English
Regardless, in a true endorsement of our coveted Editor's Choice award, our own Managing Editor, Marco simply "loves" this Alpine White-clad beastie and would gladly make it his personal daily driver, if he had his choice of laptops on the market currently. That about says it all. Dell is already teed up nicely for CES 2018, knocking another one out of the park with its flagship XPS line-up.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/04/2018
Dell XPS 13 (2018) initial review: The best new ultraportable to have?
Source: Pocket Lint English
The new Dell XPS 13 is the company refining an already good laptop and ensuring that it remains a popular favourite with those on the move.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/04/2018
CES 2018 : The Dell XPS 13 2018 (9370) Revealed!
Source: Tech ARP English
The Dell XPS 13 2018 (9370) ultra-light laptop introduces a new alpine white glass fibre weave material. This new material took a dedicated Dell team more than 11,500 hours and 50 trials to get right.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/04/2018
90% Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
From its eye-popping 4K display to its speedy performance and beautiful design, there's a lot to love about the Dell XPS 13 9370. Although still not ideal, its centered webcam is a huge improvement over the left-aligned one on prior models. The 9370's ability to work with eGPUs also makes it a great choice for people who want to play demanding games.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Dell Announces The New XPS 13 In The Run-up To CES 2018
Source: Techgage English
It’s impossible to cover everything there is to know about this notebook, so we’d recommend hitting up the official website to learn everything you need to. For hardware basics, the XPS 13 includes a Core i5 as default, which can be updated to Core i7 (8550U). It’ll support up to 16GB of memory, a 1TB PCIe SSD, and for a super crisp image, it’ll also offer the option of a 4K resolution with 100% sRGB color coverage.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/04/2018
Less is more for the even-smaller new Dell XPS 13
Source: CNet English
Despite the performance improvements, Dell says its benchmark results have these XPS 13's running for up to nearly 20 hours with a full HD display or up to around 11 hours with a 4K display. Of course, actual battery life will more than likely be less, but we did break the 12-hour mark in our online video streaming test with the late 2017 version.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/03/2018
80% Dell XPS 13 (Late 2017, Kaby Lake R) Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
With its excellent overall design (save for Webcam placement), solid build quality, long battery life, and significantly improved performance thanks to Intel's new four-core U-Series processor, there's a whole lot to like about Dell's latest XPS 13. At the same time, there are thinner and lighter laptops available. The 14-inch LG Gram, for instance, packs a slightly larger screen, while weighing more than half a pound less, and still delivering very good battery life. But the XPS 13 definitely feels more rigid than LG's Gram laptops, and we still think it balances weight, thickness, and overall build quality better than just about any consumer-focused clamshell.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell XPS 13 Review
Source: Techspot English
Considering the design still holds up well, and the XPS 13 is one of the most portable 13-inch devices on the market, I’d still recommend it for those wanting a pure laptop. If you want 360-degree hinges or other fancy features, the familiar design of the XPS 13 won’t be for you, but that’s the beauty of having so many great choices on the market these days.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Dell’s latest XPS 13 is fast, nimble, and kind of stale
Source: The Verge English
The XPS 13 deserves a place in laptop history for what it accomplished: making laptops smaller and more portable than ever before. But perhaps now it’s time for Dell to look to future and reinvent itself again.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 75% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Dell XPS 13 (late 2017) review: A great laptop with an unimpressive design
Source: Neowin English
I want to be clear when I say that the Dell XPS 13 is an extremely pleasant laptop to use, despite the fact that I've been critical of some of the company's design choices throughout this article. The QHD+ display is gorgeous and the narrow bezels just add to the immersive effect. And that allows it to fit into a slim and portable package.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell XPS 13 (9360, Core i7-8550U / Intel 8th Gen) review – a great sprint and marathon runner but in the end, it’s not a big overhaul
Source: Laptop Media English
Despite the small changes under the hood, the new XPS 13 has some apparent advantages over the last generation and also some minor drawbacks.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/25/2017
90% Dell XPS 13 (2017) review: Intel's 8th-gen CPU makes a great laptop even greater
Source: PC World English
For those who do CPU-intensive tasks, the XPS 13 can truly hang with laptops that weigh almost twice as much. It’s close enough that some might even consider skipping big laptops for the XPS 13. Not all, of course. Those who need more RAM or far more graphics grunt still have nowhere else to turn—though recent innovations like Nvidia’s Max-Q and the upcoming Intel/AMD Radeon partnership could change that.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
Dell XPS 13 (2017) review: Intel's 8th-gen CPU makes a great laptop even greater
Source: Good Gear Guide English
But let's not diminish the fact that you can now get quad-core performance in a 2.5-pound laptop. As we said, this Dell XPS 13 is truly the best one yet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2017
85% Dell XPS 13 (late 2017) review:
Source: CNet English
With increased performance and battery life, Dell's premium ultraportable XPS 13 remains easy to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
90% Dell XPS 13 (2017) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Dell XPS 13 remains our favorite consumer laptop, thanks to its epic battery life, strong 8th Gen Core performance and attractive design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

Dells fast perfektes Notebook
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/19/2018
Dell XPS 13
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/15/2018
80% Dell XPS 13 (2018) - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Test du Dell XPS 13 (2018) : l’ultraportable presque parfait
Source: Clubic French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100%
90% Test du Dell XPS 13 (2018) : le classicisme poussé à l’excellence
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Dell XPS 13 2018 giá tối đa 55 triệu đồng tại Việt Nam
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; compact size; light weight; high performance; excellent display; powerful hardware; metal case. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/05/2018
85% Test Dell XPS 13 (2018)
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
Test av Dell XPS 13, 2018-utgaven (9370)
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; solid workmanship; premium design. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2018

Comment

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620. 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.
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.  
8550U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.» 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.
1.305 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.
86.43%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
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Stefan Hinum, 2017-11-24 (Update: 2017-11-24)