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Dell Studio XPS 13
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Dell Studio XPS 13

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Overall 8
8.0

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, 4GB, 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
7.5
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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reviewed
21 February 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Dell XPS 13 Review

Digitaltrends
6 February 2013
  • Excerpt: The march of innovation in consumer electronics is more persistent and grueling than any other industry. CES 2013 proved this once again as even refreshed designs were rarely based on hardware more than a year old.
  • Pros: Rock-solid build quality, Pleasing keyboard, Class-leading 1080p display, Small and light, Above average battery life
  • Cons: Poor audio quality, Can run very hot when gaming, Not the best value
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Overall 8
8.0

Dell XPS 13 Review

maximum pc
28 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Dell’s XPS 13 certainly isn’t wanting for style. Sporting a slick wedge profile that measures .24–.71 inches front to back, the XPS 13 is all matte-silver, machined aluminum up top, with a carbon fiber base.
  • Pros: Attractive styling; good build; strong performance.
  • Cons: Loud under load; not easy to open; TN panel; pricey.
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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 8
8.0

Dell XPS 13

MobileTechReview.com
9 March 2012
  • Conclusion: The Dell XPS 13 has become one of our top Ultrabook picks. You really can't go wrong with most first gen Ultrabooks since they share similar specs and shoot for higher end appointments, but Dell has a winner with their combination of premium materials, excellent performance and great looks.
  • Pros: Excellent build quality and top notch materials and components. Good backlit keyboard, works with large high resolution monitors, nice display. One of the best Ultrabooks on the market.
  • Cons: Fan can be boisterous when working the notebook hard, trackpad not the best.
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