|Screen Size||14 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1600 x 900 (900p)|
|Processor||1.9 GHz Core i7-3517U|
|RAM||8 GB DIMM|
|Hard Drive||500 GB flash_memory_solid_state|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||2|
Dell XPS XPS14-3636sLV 14-Inch Ultrabook [Discontinued By Manufacturer]
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It is solid, fast and with Windows 8, it is even more fast and presents an enjoyable experience. It is also very solid and stable and you can see the materials used are top quality. It is really good.
The battery life is around 7 - 9 hours of regular use and it boots and shuts down in 7-10 seconds. Really quick. This can be due to to SSD portion of the drive and also Windows 8
Keyboard: The keyboard will need getting used to as they are not like your regular keyboard but once you re used to it, you will enjoy the feel of it.
***Display: The display is good and crisp but when you look closely to the display, the images are not definite and does not look perfect for an HD display. But it is ok and manageable. I am not sure if it is the notebook or it is Windows 8.
***Update: After video driver updates picture quality is much better and HD videos are truly HD. Nice nice now.
Touch Pad: Another new from dell that needs a lot of getting used to. The touchpad is larger and sometimes when typing, there is a likelihood you will touch it. So again, it will take you are while to get used to it.
The mouse has just a line dividing the clicks and you will need some time as well to adjust when right-clicking. The clicks make some sound I don't actually like but well, I am getting used to it.
Weight: It is heavier than the average ultrabook but hey, it is loaded with heavy materials and content.
Ports: No Serial/VGA port, 2 USBs which I think is not enough, No CD/DVD drive. But you can get some of the connectors on Amazon and use the mini port to get VGA etc.Read more ›
Ports: there are only two USB ports on the 14", so one more would be ideal. The video ports are HDMI and mini-dvi, so hi def reigns (outdated VGA ports should never be included on quality machines). The ethernet port is cleverly designed and the audio port doubles as a microphone port.
This laptop loses one star because of persistent issues with the WIFI.
Overaall, Very sturdy, powerful computer and a great buy. Great alternative to a macbook pro. Heavier and thicker than most ultrabooks, but more powerful too.
I did notice however occasional and brief WiFi dropouts so I checked Dell technical support and changed the settings on the WiFi adapter. Note: the Intel adapter on the laptop was not identical to the one on the support page so I was not able to change one of the properties. I'll wait to see if the changes I made did work and if not, another call to tech support.
It seems that some initial tweaking is required to get this laptop sync'ed with Windows 8, drivers, adapter, etc. However, the laptop is very fast and Windows 8 loads very quickly after fixes.
So if you don't mind a little tweaking, this laptop is a good purchase. You can check the reviews to verify this.
Windows 8 is another issue with software incompatibility, etc. but you will have to deal with this with any new laptop or computer that you buy right now.
I should have read the review , I am experiencing trouble with the wireless card ( hard to make it work more than 10 feet away from the router, very unstable, create instability on the network even for other users)...
I called dell 3 times already they finally send someone to change the wireless card, the technician came, but without the card... he has to come back again...
That may be that I am unlucky and got the wrong one, but I read other review about trouble with the wireless capability of this PC.
UPDATE : DELL Send a tecnician to my place, ;ore than 2 weeks after I reported the issue ( supposed to have a Next business day on site warranty included with this XPS). Technician came a first time, without the wireless card. Technician came a second time 1 week later, change the wireless card, then it was still having issue, he left and tell me : I am only in charge of hardware, this maybe software.
I bought this computer a month ago and Wifi is still not working properly, and I spent maybe 4 hours with the technical support....
Most Recent Customer Reviews
xps 14 beautiful and powerful, slightly heavy weight but it's compensated with the long lasting battery... 6 hs or more depending the task... TOTALLY meet my expectations. Read morePublished on March 17, 2014 by viviana
The fan was creating problem which they replaced, but actually its a tape or something which was continuously touched to the fan. Read morePublished on July 24, 2013 by Furqan
Bought this about 6 months ago and had trouble with the wi-fi but didn't get around to calling tech support until recently. Now my warranty is expired and they won't talk to me. Read morePublished on July 24, 2013 by michelle
Very nice quality, just a little bit expensive. I made a mistake, I used to think ultra book is the touch screen, but actually not. Read morePublished on May 26, 2013 by Freeman Li
I would much rather have stayed with WIndows 7 Ultimate for business purposes,
but machine only came with Windows 8. Read more
Words would fail to explain how many trouble I have gone through after getting this new XPS 14 once and replacing it once. Read morePublished on January 17, 2013 by Metatron
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