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Dell Studio XPS 13
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Dell Studio XPS 13

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Overall 8
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Expert Review

About
20 March 2015
  • Summary: - Dell's XPS 13 may seem a bit bland by the latest Windows 8 standards with ultrabooks featuring touchscreens but it still offers a solid and compact option for those wanting a premium feeling system.
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Overall 8
8.0

Dell XPS 13 Non-Touch ( Core i5, 8GB, 128GB)

CNET
24 February 2015
  • Summary: Taking a second look at the new XPS 13, this lower-end version costs less and has better battery life, but isn't as tightly designed.
  • Pros: Dell's revamped XPS 13 has a nearly borderless display, a very small body for a 13-inch laptop and the latest Intel CPUs. Battery life in this lower-end configuration gets a big boost.
  • Cons: Dropping the higher-resolution screen and edge-to-edge glass overlay means the look is not as slick, and losing touch makes Windows 8 harder to use.
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Overall 8
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Design 9
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Performance 8
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Battery performance 5
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Display 9
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Keyboard 8
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Software 8
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Dell's XPS 13 is a look at the future of laptops

theverge.com
13 February 2015
  • Excerpt: The perfect portable computer is something we’ve been chasing for decades. Ideally, it’s an exceptionally light, incredibly thin computer that can fit comfortably on our lap and slip into a shoulder bag. It should easily last all day or more without needing to be plugged in.
  • Pros: Trim, efficient design, Comfortable keyboard, Great display, Speedy performance
  • Cons: Clumsy trackpad, Awkward webcam, Poor battery life
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
22 January 2015
  • Conclusion: If you're willing to look outside the MacBook box and are seeking a stunningly crafted Windows PC that looks great, is reasonably powerful, and delivers good—though not quite the best—battery life, the XPS 13 is easy to recommend.
  • Pros: Attractive, compact design, Gorgeous, bright high-resolution screen, Solid battery life and performance thanks to new Intel "Broadwell" CPU
  • Cons: Touch screen only offered on expensive, high-res models, Noticeable, near-constant fan noise, Ethernet, HDMI, and VGA connectivity require an extra dongle
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Overall 8
8.0

Dell XPS 13 Touch ( Core i5, 8GB, 128GB)

CNET
15 January 2015
  • Summary: This new Dell XPS 13 is the first great laptop of 2015, but it owes that title more to a smart design revamp than Intel's new processors.
  • Pros: Dell's revamped XPS 13 has a nearly borderless display and a very small body for a 13-inch laptop, plus the latest Intel CPUs.
  • Cons: Upgrades can get expensive; a touchscreen isn't included by default; the boost from the new CPU is minimal.
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Overall 8
8.0

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21 February 2014
Overall 7
7.0

Review: Dell XPS 13

Wired
23 April 2012
  • Excerpt: Dell’s entry into the ultrabook world may not break any new ground, but does it have to? By covering all of the ultrabases in a good-looking package, Dell’s XPS 13 keeps up with the Joneses while not really trying to show off. The strategy works.
  • Pros: Lovely design with great portability (and a carbon fiber undercarriage). Solid performance numbers compared to the competition. Better keyboard than most ultrabooks.
  • Cons: Touchpad performs well as long as you don’t have to click on anything. Light on ports (and no SD card slot). Rather loud fan (but it only kicks in under heavy load). Wouldn’t mind a resolution upgrade.
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Overall 7
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Design 8
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Performance 8
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Battery performance 6
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Display 3
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Keyboard 8
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Software 8
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Dell XPS 13 review

theverge.com
6 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Acer Aspire S3. Asus Zenbook UX31. Lenovo IdeaPad U300S. Toshiba Portege Z835. HP Folio 13. And now, Dell's XPS. Since Intel and its OEM partners set out to beat the Apple MacBook Air on price and match its exceptionally thin, superbly solid build, six Windows laptops have risen to the challenge...
  • Pros: Attractive, sturdy design, Comfy chiclet keyboard, Fairly cool and quiet, Attractive, sturdy design, Comfy chiclet keyboard, Fairly cool and quiet
  • Cons: Low-res display with terrible viewing angles, Sub-par battery life, Not many ports, Low-res display with terrible viewing angles, Touchpad jumpy, flaky, and slow, Sub-par battery life
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Overall 7
7.0

Dell XPS 13 (2012) Review

LAPTOP Magazine
28 February 2012
  • Summary: From its stylish and compact carbon-fiber design to the backlit keyboard to its fast SSD, there's a lot to like about the $999 Dell XPS 13. Intel's Smart Connect technology is yet another plus, which will help you get right back to work when you lift the lid.
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Overall 7
7.0

Dell Studio XPS 13 Review

LAPTOP Magazine
17 April 2009
  • Summary: With a leather strip on the lid and switchable graphics, the $1,354 Dell Studio XPS 13 looks and feels like a luxury machine. However, with less than 3 hours of battery life, it's not for highly mobile users; it's a better choice for people who can deal with keeping the (thin) AC adapter handy.
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