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Dell XPS 13 (2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 275 reviews of Dell XPS 13 (2017). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The battery and design also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell XPS 13 (2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Staff Writer (bit.com.au)

Dell XPS 13 review: The best Windows laptop gets even better

 

The Dell XPS 13 has become a firm favourite among Windows laptop buyers – and for good reason. Dell has managed to reduce the bezels to almost zero and, in doing so, created a luxurious edge-to-edge screen. The result: a 13.3-inch display squeezed into...

Laying our hands on the latest XPS 13 reminded us of many things we love about this laptop. The design remains a phenomenon: sleek and stylish without pretention, with a high-quality display that very nearly lives up to Dell’s “InfinityEdge” branding.

Feb, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Realtek ALC3246
Audio system:MaxxAudio / MaxxAudio Pro
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Waves

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):60
Battery life (max):4
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92
Front camera signal format:720p
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver
Form factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Folder)
Housing material:Aluminium, Carbon fiber
Market positioning:Business
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:3200 x 1800
HD type:QHD+
LED Backlight:Y
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:16 / 32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 0x591E
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 615 / Intel HD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1866
Memory form factor:On-board

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:N
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-15.2 - 10668
Non-operating shock:160
Non-operating vibration:1.3
Operating altitude:-15.2 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating shock:140
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating vibration:0.66
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Electronic compass:Y
Gyroscope:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
Number of USB ports with PowerShare support:1
PowerShare:Y
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1 / 2
USB Type-C DisplayPort Alternate Mode:Y

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.31
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:30 / 45

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600 / 800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.50 / 3.60
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:1.30 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i7-7500U / i7-7Y75
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA 1515
Processor threads:4
Stepping:H0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 4.5
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:95441 / 95451
Processor code:SR2ZV
Processor package size:20 x 16.5 / 42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Noble
Password protection:Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME
Trial software:McAfee

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:199 / 200
Height (front):8 / 9
Height (rear):1.37 / 1.5
Weight:1.24 / 1.29
Width:304