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Dell XPS13 XPS13-9343 13.3-inch Ultrabook Computer (2.2 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor, 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM, 128 GB Solid State Hard Drive, Windows 8)
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- The World's Frst Infinity Display of 13.3" Full HD (1920 x 1080) Backlit WLED Screen
- 5th Generation Broadwell Intel Core i5-5200U 2.20 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.70 GHz
- 4GB DDR3 RAM / 128GB SSD / Intel HD Graphics 5500
- Exceptionally Long-Lasting Battery Life up to 15 hrs
- Windows 8.1 (64-bit), light weight only 2.6 lbs
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Introducing the Dell XPS13 2015 Newest Model: an Ultimate Ultra-Portable Laptop:
Premium Construction, Excellent Portability, Fifth-Generation Intel Core i5 Power—the New Dell XPS13 is 30% More Efficient than Previous Models. It Also Features the World's First Infinity Display, a Virtually Borderless 13-inch Screen Placed into the Body of an 11-inch Laptop. With an Industry-Best 15 hours of Battery Life, the XPS13 Keeps You Powered up for Full Days of Work and Long Nights of Play. Compared to the Apple MacBook Air 13, this XPS 13 is 23% Smaller with the Same Size Screen. Light weight of 2.6 lbs makes it a breeze to carry wherever you're headed. No junkware or trialware, ensuring it is always clean, fast, and protected.
13.3-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) Infinity Display
5th Generation Intel Core i5-5200U 2.2GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.7GHz
Memory & Hard Drive:
4GB DDR3L 1600MHz RAM
128 GB Solid-State Drive
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
52 WHr, 4-cell Li-Polymer Battery for up to 15 hrs
AC Power Adapter
802.11ac (Miracast Enabled)
Touchpad Pointing Device with Multi-touch Control
I/O Ports & Slots:
2x USB 3.0
Memory Card Reader
Microphone Input / Headphone Output Combo Port
Dimensions: 11.98"W x 7.88"D x 0.33-0.60"H
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I like the Surface Pro 3, but I need a laptop that has good performance + a good keyboard + long battery life. So far the XPS 13 appears to have answered all of my prayers. Here are some of my quick thoughts on the device thus far:
- Beautiful "bezel-less" screen. Wide viewing angles. Can be viewed in direct sunlight
- Thin screen bezel allows this 13" laptop to fit within an 11" laptop size chassis
- Build quality is solid. There's no flex in the keyboard or the bottom of the device
- Thin, light weight, and ultra-portable. Its soft touch carbon fiber material looks and feels premium
- Performance is good for a low power, Intel core processor
- You can opt to save money and battery life and get the 1920x1080 non-touch screen model, or you can upgrade to the 3200 x 1800 touch screen model
- HD Video looked good and worked as you expect it to
- While researching Ultrabooks, I found many to have trackpad issues. The XPS 13 doesn't have this problem. Its trackpad is accurate and nicely sized
- The trackpad allows you to perform some gestures (scrolling, pinch and zoom, etc.) that will help you miss the touch screen less, should you go with the non touch screen model
- It includes 802.11ac dual band Wi-Fi for maximum wireless performance. Bluetooth 4.0 is included as well
- It has a backlit keyboard
- Battery life is great. Plus you can add a small external battery to increase battery life even further
- Low starting price, although I would suggest that most upgrade to the i5, 8GB ram unit.
- It has a full size SD card slot, which should make photographers happy. Note that 1/3 of the SD card protrudes from the slot
- Includes a display port. Optional Dell adapter allows you to add HDMI, VGA, and Ethernet ports. Or you can get a cheap HDMI adapter
- Optional docking station supports up to three external monitors, including 1 4K monitor
- The PCIe M.2 SSD drive is upgradable. Unless you need 512GB, the Dell $100 upgrade to 256GB is a good value.
- You can plug the AC adapter into the optional external battery, then plug the external battery into the XPS to charge the XPS and external battery simultaneously.
- The fan kicks in when you are taxing the system. If you use the High Performance power setting, the fan seems to run constantly
- The screen on the touch-screen version is very glossy. I don't mind glossy but some people will.
- Key travel on the keyboard is a tad bit shallow. It's not bad but it's worth noting.
- Due to the thin bezel, the web cam is under the screen. As a result, your fingers may show up on the webcam while you type during webcam sessions
- The body can get warm, although I have yet to experience uncomfortable warmth
- Air vents are on the bottom so be careful about resting the XPS 13 on your bed or rug
- The speakers are on the sides instead of the front and sound tiny
- The low entry price increases quickly once you add a few upgrades
- No HDMI port, although you can add one via an optional Dell Adapter
- No Stylus pen support.
- No 4G option as of this writing
- Don't expect to play 3D games with this laptop as its integrated graphics can't handle it
- Just like with all Windows Computers, before you begin using your XPS 13, run Windows Update. Repeat running Windows Update until there are no more updates available.
- If you have the Ethernet equipped Dell adapter accessory, consider using the Ethernet port to speed up the update process.
- If you encounter a failed update, restart your computer and try again. Another thing to try is a clean restart before performing the update. (Google: windows 8 clean restart)
- I find that I get the least amount of fan noise when I use the default Dell Power Settings. In High Performance mode, the fan runs constantly.
- Unless you need 512GB of storage or more, get the Dell $100 256GB SSD upgrade. It's more economical than an after market upgrade to 256GB (unless you can sell the 128GB PCIe M.2 SSD drive you are replacing)
✔ ACCESSORIES I HAVE:
- The Dell Power Companion 12,000 mAh external battery works great. Plus you can charge it and your XPS 13 with the AC Adapter at the same time
- The Dell Adapter adds these ports to the XPS 13: HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, USB 2.0. I got it primarily to add VGA and Ethernet ports.
✔ TOUCH SCREEN vs NON TOUCH SCREEN:
Non Touch Screen
+ Cheaper! :-)
+ 15 hours of battery life
+ Matted Screen minimizes glare
- Will not be able to use touch centric, Metro apps
- Lower resolution (1920x1080 vs 3200x1800), although, I doubt most people will miss the bigger resolution
+ Fully compatible with touch centric, Metro apps
+ Higher resolution screen (3200x1800 vs 1920x1080)
- More Expensive
- Glossy screen leads to more glare
- Less battery life (12 hours) than the other model (15 hours)
✔ Dell XPS 13 vs Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550
Yes, the LaVie is very light but the battery life is only 6 hours. If you are always near a power outlet, this may not be an issue for you. Personally I don't see the point in having a light and portable laptop that only gets an OEM rated 6 hours of battery life. Real world battery life will likely be less.
The LaVie also has a higher starting price than the XPS 13 ($1299), although, I generally recommend getting at least the $1299 XPS 13. Note that you can often save on Dell laptops via coupons, cash back offers, and finance deals. The LaVie's high price coupled with the smallish battery makes me think the XPS 13 is the clear winner in this battle of early 2015 Ultrabooks.
✔ BOTTOM LINE:
Between work and personal laptops, I've probably used over a dozen laptops over the years. This includes the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 that was supposed to replace laptops but missed the mark (at least for me). Without a doubt, the Dell XPS 13 is my favorite of all time. It's beautifully designed, it's light and thin, and it has a solid build. It's both functional and cool. Depending on whether or not you need the upgrades, it can be had for relatively cheap ($799 minus coupons, cash back offers, and other deals).
My favorite feature is the combination of long battery life, and the ability to further extend its longevity via an optional, small external battery. I purchased this thing for its ability to handle long travel days, long meeting days moving from conference room to conference room without a power cable, and long work sessions at Starbucks. So far, the XPS 13 has worked well for my personal use cases.
There are a few compromises to be aware of, such as the glossy screen, webcam location, and tiny speakers. Also, 3D gamers should definitely choose something else. If these issues do not matter to you, I suspect you will love the Dell XPS 13. It's a premium device and probably one of the best mainstream laptops Dell has released in years.
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** Did you find this review helpful? I hope so! If you have questions about the XPS 13, please post a comment. **
Things I Like:
The aluminum finish is extremely clean. It's a tad darker than Apple's aluminum finish and both the lid and bottom are solid with that cold metal feel upon touch. The palm rest area has an interesting carbon fiber pattern that adds a unique look and has a very nice soft touch finish. The Dell logos on the lid and beneath the screen is tidy and minimalist.
+Size & Weight:
I considered the MBP 13" Retina to be one of the smallest 13" notebooks but the XPS 13 is even smaller thanks to the extremely thin bezels. The XPS 13 may not be the thinnest but it has the smallest foot print of any 13" notebook - it's basically the size of the MacBook Air 11". I am very much enjoying the compact size and the associated lack of weight (2.6 lbs for my model).
Fit and finish are impeccable. Despite the small size, the XPS 13 feels extremely solid. The carbon fiber palm rests feel sturdy and rigid and there is no creaking when I put pressure on them. The hinge is nice and tight and there is no screen wobble when typing. There are no gaps between the carbon fiber deck and bottom panel nor are there any between the screen and bezel. The keyboard is rigid on the perimeter and has minimal flex in the center.
I chose the 1080p non touch option because for me, 1080p on a 13" screen is more than enough. Additionally, it's matte! I'd pick the matte 1080p panel over the 3200x1800 glossy panel on any day of the week. Having no glare and gaining ~4 hours of battery life is worth more to me than an (unnecessarily) high resolution.
At $899, I was expecting the 1080p screen to be a cheap TN panel, but it's not! The colors are pretty vibrant and the horizontal and vertical viewing angles are wide. Adjusting the screen angle produces minimal color shifts. With the default scaling to 150% DPI, text is sharp and easy to read. Overall, this is a much, much better panel than that of the MacBook Air's - I'm absolutely impressed at what you get for this price.
Also, I'll note that the screen tilts back at a farther angle than the previous model. Standing and using the XPS 13 is comfortable.
Most Windows PC touchpads are not so great but Dell has cooperated with Microsoft to make their "Precision" track pad for the XPS 13. Basically, the responsiveness is very close to the MacBook track pads and I haven't experienced any errant cursor jumps while typing. Coming from a Mac, I got situated pretty easily - the only thing I miss are the touch gestures of OS X.
Pressing on the track pad actuates a rather loud click and the left and right buttons are marked by a painted line. I use tap to click on all track pads so the noise isn't an issue for me. This is much better than the track pad on the Surface Pro 3's keyboard cover. The XPS 13's track pad has less friction and is bigger compared to the coarsely textured track pad of the SP3's cover. The XPS 13's track pad is thus much easier to use.
Speaking of typing, the keys offer decent travel for the thickness of the machine. I'd say the key travel is similar to the Macbook Air models but slightly shorter. The keyboard is definitely full sized despite the XPS's compactness and I got used to it very quickly. I'd be pretty satisfied with this keyboard for long periods of work.
The top function rows are inversed - meaning if you press f1 you will mute the volume instead actually activating f1. The f1 key is activated by pressing fn + f1 and so on for f2, f3... I consider this a nice touch that saves time when wanting to adjust basic functions like display and keyboard brightness. However, if you wish to inverse this behavior, just press fn + esc to set the function keys as default.
My Core i5, 4 GB RAM, and 128 SSD model performs perfectly. I've not experienced any hiccups or crashes. I mainly use the XPS 13 for MATLAB, CAD through remote desktop connection, MS Office suite, and general internet and email browsing. I also watch the occasional YouTube video but I don't play any 3D games.
Compared to my Surface Pro 3 (Core i3, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB SSD), the XPS 13 is smoother in every day operation. The Surface Pro 3 suffers from throttling with the Core i5, i7 models so I opted for the lower end Core i3. The Core i3 SP3 unfortunately stutters from time to time and 1080p YouTube videos are slightly choppy. With this experience in mind and the fact that Broadwell only offers at most a 10% performance increase over Haswell, I would steer clear of the Core i3 XPS 13. The $100 upgrade to a Core i5 is a must if you want absolutely smooth performance.
There are people who clamor for 8 GB or 16 GB RAM minimum, but in my experience, you don't really benefit unless you are doing rendering or other heavy workloads. There is a point of diminishing returns with RAM and this is another debate for another day. For my tasks on a laptop, 4 GB is more than enough. I'll leave the heavy lifting to a workstation PC.
On a side note, the Intel HD 5500 is capable of driving a 3840 x 2160 (4K) display at 60 Hz through DP 1.2.
+Heat & Noise:
Heat is very minimal even when watching 1080p YouTube videos. While doing lighter tasks like writing this review, I've noticed no heat from the palm rest area or upper keyboard deck. Because the lack of heat, the fans have stayed off for the majority of the time I've used the XPS 13.
Also, I can report that there is no coil whine for those who used the previous model.
Battery life has been stellar so far. I couldn't kill the battery in a day with light tasks. Dell rates the battery for the 1080p model at 15 hours but I'd say a more realistic number would be around 11-12 hours. Your mileage may vary of course. I'll update this section with more usage details and numbers after a week or so.
Update: After 3 weeks of using the XPS 13, I can confidently say the battery life lasts at least 10 hours for moderate usage. I define my moderate usage as using 5+ web pages open with multiple PDFs, Word docs and Excel sheets open at the same time. I can easily get 10 hours using the XPS 13 to code on MATLAB while having reference documents open. To get the 15 hours Dell claims, you would have to be doing light tasks like word processing or browsing the web with a few tabs open while having brightness at 20-30%. For those light tasks, I can easily get 12 hours. I usually always use 50% screen brightness.
I believe the 1080p model has the most value of any model. Compared to the MacBook Air 13", this $899 model has more bang for the buck because of the better screen and smaller size. I would say their battery life are similar but remember that the XPS 13 is driving a higher resolution display at 1920 x 1080 vs. 1440 x 900.
I bought my XPS 13 at the Microsoft Store and used the 10% education discount. On top of this, you can text MSSTORE to 295-02 to get a 4.5% off coupon for any purchase. Basically, I got about $130 off which is a steal. Dell also has $100 coupons (just Google "Dell Coupons") if you prefer to shop on their website.
Things I Don't Like:
Backlighting only has 2 settings: high and low - not a big deal to me but may matter to some.
Only mini Display Port - you will need to carry a dongle around if you give presentations often. However, an SD card reader is included unlike last year's model!
The angle is awkward because you can see you fingers if you type while video conferencing.
Unfortunately, the XPS 13 has an air intake at the bottom. This means you shouldn't use it on your carpet or bed if you want to avoid overheating. There is a ridge that helps raise the intake above the floor but I'm not a big fan of this design. I much prefer the MacBook Pro's side intakes and back vents.
However, I think this should be fine for using on your lap - I'll update this section in a week or so.
These aren't the loudest but serviceable for my tasks. They fire from the sides if that helps anyone.
Conclusion as of 1/19/15:
As an engineering student heading into the field and running a business on the side - I can whole-heartedly recommend the XPS 13 for anyone needing an ultra-mobile computing package. It's small, it's light, and the battery goes and goes.
I think Dell has really stepped up their game in manufacturing and design. Fit and finish are top notch and they refined the previous design by removing the thick bezels and increasing battery life. For me, the 2015 XPS 13 ticks all the right boxes because Dell nailed the core functionality (performance and battery life) and user experience(matte screen, good keyboard and track pad).
After using the XPS 13 for 3 weeks, here are some of my thoughts:
+ I wish they made an extrusion at the front of the laptop so you can lift the screen up easily. Opening the lid is usually a 2 handed operation.
+ I haven't had any overheating problems using this on my lap. I looked at the tear-down of the XPS 13 and there is 1 small fan positioned at the left edge of the underside vents so there is plenty of room for air to be sucked in thanks to the sheer size of the intake vents.
+ Under similar workloads, the XPS 13 is cooler than my Surface Pro 3 with Core i3. The excellent thermal management of the XPS 13 is well documented in notebookcheck.net if you want a more detailed review.
+ The exterior finish is free of scratches and dents. No wear of the carbon fiber deck or track pad.
- The track pad can sometimes get confused when you click on something and would register as a double click. This is disappointing because the multi-touch gestures work pretty well. I hope that Dell will release a firmware update for this. Fortunately, this happens only occasionally.
- The display has automatic dimming built in that you can't disable. This is very hard to notice, but if you are looking for it, you will notice. Apparently, this helps increase the battery life by dynamically darkening or brightening the screen based on the colors displayed. This dimming is very gradual and isn't noticeable during regular usage.
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However positives - Delivery - extremely fast and delivered within 36hrs of ordering.
The computer is a sight to behold. The designers have thought long and hard on both visual and tactile cues and betters the Macbook pro that I write this review with. The screen is beautiful but a little less bright but perfectly usable in day light and is matt compared to the glossy opposition.
The hard drive is a little small but looks easy to upgrade in the future. The machine is light to carry, very rapid in operation and battery life excellent. Reviews elsewhere has said the fan could be a little noisy but I have not experienced this yet.
The keys are easy to use and the ergonomics and feedback excellent.
The machine supplied appears to be a microsoft signature version and thus has no bloat ware to slow you down. On starting up - it requested to be updated to windows 10 which was faultless in operation.
Word of warning - 1 - this is an american keyboard and so has a dollar sign instead of pounds sterling.
2. Wifi kept and headphone dropping out - read online - appears to be incorrect driver. Going onto Dells website enabled this to be corrected.
The computer appears to be working faultlessly now.
3. The screen design means that the web cam is in a sub-optimal position - you may need to elevate it to avoid your chin looking massive! your hand can look like a creepy crawlie if typing at the same time
As you can see after a year, this reply is still rather aggravating. However, I did decide to not pursue the issue further because I urgently needed a laptop at the time to complete coursework. Although now, I wish I did. Clearly, after looking at the other reviews, others also had issues with the sound system. There are also many other faults which the other reviews had also expressed to which I agree however this is my main issue as music is of huge importance to me.
Despite my strong dislike for this laptop, I'll have to settle with it for now as it was ridiculously expensive. However, this is the last time I will buy a Dell product. Thoroughly disappointed all round.
Also would like to add, at the time, the American keyboard was not pointed out. As a UK owner, I did not mind however it felt misleading. The only annoyance is that the 'pound' sign is not there so I would have to change the keyboard to UK.