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Dell XPS 13 (2018)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of Dell XPS 13 (2018). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and battery. The performance and screen also get good comments, but many are less positive about the usability and price.

design, screen, performance, battery, durability

price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell XPS 13 (2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Andrew Williams (pocket-lint.com)

Dell XPS 13 (2018) review: The best ultraportable ever?

 

The Dell XPS 13 is a lot thinner than the last version, and has a neat new fingerprint scanner built into the power button. Even the entry-level

Slimmest XPS 13 ever ; Excellent screen quality ; Great build quality ; 3x USB-C sockets

Shorter battery life than predecessor ; USB-C connections only

The Dell XPS 13 is a lot thinner than the last version, and has a neat new fingerprint scanner built into the power button. Even the entry-level display spec is great, while every aspect of the laptop's build is great quality.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Dell XPS 13 review

 

Crossing I's and dotting T's on the best laptop

Centered IR webcam ; Gorgeous new design ; Beautiful optional 4K display ; Impressive performance

Steeper starting price ; White option is pricier ; Still gotta’ move that webcam

Moving the webcam position, adding facial login and a four-mic array, giving Intel’s chips more headroom to perform even better and adding a 4K screen have all evolved the XPS into an even more formidable flagship laptop. In directly addressing the...

Jan, 2018

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Henry Burrell (techadvisor.co.uk)

Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) review

 

With its 2018 XPS 13, Dell has managed to make a laptop that only the most demanding users will be able to find tangible fault in. There are some cheaper rivals, but it successfully undercuts Microsoft's Surface range for value for money. Here is our...

Feb, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Dell XPS 13 (2018) review

 

Fantastic Full HD screen ; Thinner and lighter than before ; Superb all-round build quality

Battery is smaller this time ; Still a costly machine

Royalty among Windows laptops, this is an ultraportable we wish we could keep for good

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Henry Burrell (techadvisor.co.uk)

Dell XPS 13 2018 review: hands-on

 

With no SD slot or USB-A, Dell has shaved a few grams of its latest XPS 13 laptop. Do the improved specs make up for the compromises?

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review

 

What if you took one of the best-looking, most capable 13-inch Windows laptops and added a 360-degree hinge that let you fold back the screen into a makeshift tablet? Make it thinner and lighter, and keep the entry price just under the $1,000 mark and...

This new version of the XPS 13 adds a hybrid hinge and thinner body. The edge-to-edge, nearly bezel-free display makes maximum use of space, and the starting price is extremely reasonable.

Standard USB ports get swapped for USB-C ones, the Intel Y-series processor isn't as fast as those found in more traditional laptops and the power button can be tricky to hit.

Despite a few trade-offs in ports and processing power, this slimmer hybrid version of the XPS 13 is an excellent full-time laptop and part-time tablet.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Darien Graham-Smith (alphr.com)

Dell XPS 13 (2018) review: Dell's gorgeous ultraportable just got a little bit gorgeouser

 

Slimmer, lighter and more attractive than before: the Dell XPS 13 remains among best Windows ultraportable money can buy

Wisely, Dell hasn’t tried to completely reinvent the XPS 13, but there’s enough here that’s new to make this the most exciting revision in years. Performance and battery life are terrific, and the ultra-compact, display-centric design is now slimmer...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Alfred Siew (techgoondu.com)

Goondu review: Dell XPS 13 scores again with sleek yet rugged design March 15th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew PC 0 The new XPS 13 is sleeker yet brings the s

 

In this Dell re-design, what you get are most of the handy features much loved in the previous XPS 13, plus an even sleeker design.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Dominic Moass (kitguru.net)

Dell XPS 13 (9360) Review

 

Here at KitGuru we love a good, gaming laptop. However, we also place high value on Ultrabooks due t Its small, its light weight and it looks like a fine machine to take with you on your travels…

Aluminium chassis.

I am not a fan of the carbon fibre palm rest.

For those looking for an ultra-portable laptop, the Dell XPS 13 is well worth a look. It is just a couple of minor issues which hold it back from our highest award.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Dell XPS 13 9370 (i5-8250U, 4K UHD) Laptop Review

 

To InfinityEdge and beyond. Dell dauntlessly doubles down on its InfinityEdge design and the race for an even thinner Ultrabook. The end result is a noticeably smaller and more visually attractive offering that doesn't do much else significantly better...

measurably more CPU performance from Dynamic Power Policy ; smallest 13.3-inch notebook in terms of footprint ; attractive design; very high screen-to-body ratio ; very quiet under low-medium processing loads ; easy serviceability; upgradeable M.2 SSD...

display could have been better calibrated out of the box ; Transfer rates from Toshiba NVMe SSD can be unsteady ; very slow black-white and gray-gray response times ; no more USB Type-A ports and full-size SD reader ; awkward front-facing camera...

Is the XPS 13 9370 unequivocally better than the XPS 13 9360? It’s a step forward in a number of aspects while other areas of the series haven’t improved. Battery life, for example, is largely the same if not worse as are the keyboard keys, display...

Feb, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Realtek ALC3246 / Realtek ALC3271
Audio system:MaxxAudio Pro
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:4
Speaker power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Waves

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):46 / 52 / 60
Battery charge indicator:Y
Battery charge status button:Y
Battery life (max):15 / 22
Battery recharge time:4
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.6 / 8.9
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92
Front camera signal format:720p
Infrared (IR) camera:Y
Video capturing speed:30
Wide-angle lens front camera:Y

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold
EPEAT rating:86.7

Design

Colour name:Silver
Colour of product:Black, Platinum, Silver / Black, Silver / Platinum, Silver
Form factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Folder)
Housing material:Aluminium, Carbon fiber
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1 / 1500:1
Display bezel technology:InfinityEdge
Display brightness:400
Display diagonal:33.8
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3200 x 1800 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD / QHD+
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Pixel density:276
Pixel pitch:0.0765 x 0.0765 / 0.0918 x 0.0918 / 0.153 x 0.153
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / Y

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y
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 4K support:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel UHD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5917 / 0x591E
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 615 / Intel UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:Belgian / Czech, Slovakian / German / Pan Nordic / Swiss / US International
Keyboard layout:QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:N
Palmrest keyboards supported:Belgian, Czech, French, German, International EER+North Sea, Italian, Portuguese, Slovakian, Spanish, Swiss, Turkish
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Accupoint
Windows keys:Y

Logistics data

Maximum number of stacking cartons:26
Number of layers per pallet:13 / 3
Pallet height:101.8 / 121.1
Pallet length:100 / 120
Pallet volume:204 / 242
Pallet weight:232.7 / 258.6 / 262.3
Pallet width:100 / 120
Quantity per intermodal container (20ft):1800 / 2000
Quantity per intermodal container (40ft, HC):3960 / 4368
Quantity per intermodal container (40ft):3960
Quantity per layer:30 / 8
Quantity per pallet:104 / 90
Shipping carton height:29.3
Shipping carton length:43.1 / 45
Shipping carton volume:1.73 / 1.81
Shipping carton weight:2.41 / 2.45 / 2.5
Shipping carton width:8.2

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM / LPDDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1866 / 2133
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory upgrade note:Additional memory sold separately

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi data rate (max):867
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 / Killer Wireless-AC 1435 / Killer Wireless-AC 1535

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:110 / 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
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

Corrugated cardboard content per box for accessories:34
Corrugated cardboard content per package:433
Corrugated cardboard content per shipping carton:399
Grey board content per package:331
Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) content per package:45
Other materials content per package:73
Package material:Corrugated cardboard, Grey board, Low-density polyethylene (LDPE)

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Electronic compass:Y
Gyroscope:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Number of Thunderbolt 3 ports with PowerShare support:1 / 2
Number of USB ports with PowerShare support:1 / 2 / 3
On/off button:Y
PowerShare:Y
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1 / 2
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 / 2
USB Type-C DisplayPort Alternate Mode:Y

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60 / 56/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 24 / 100 - 240
AC adapter output current:1.3 / 2 / 2.31
AC adapter output voltage:19.5 / 20
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:3.2 / 3.4 / 3.40 / 3.60 / 4.00
Processor cache:4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.20 / 1.30 / 1.6 / 1.60 / 1.80
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7Y54 / i5-8250U / i7-7Y75 / i7-8550U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA 1515
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:H0 / Y0
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):Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI: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® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):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:122589 / 124967 / 95441
Processor code:SR3LA
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
Face recognition:Y
Fingerprint Reader:N / Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS, Supervisor, User / BIOS, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Bundled software:Financial Tracker & Retail Information / Financial Tracker & Retail Information\nAdditional Software (Win10) / Financial Tracker & Retail Information\nSoftware Ubuntu
Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux Ubuntu / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO
Operating System Language:English / French / German, Dutch, English, French, Italian / Italian / Multilingual / Spanish
Trial software:McAfee Live Safe, Microsoft Office 2013 / McAfee LiveSafe (30 days Trial), Microsoft Office (30 days Trial - Excludes Office License) / McAfee LiveSafe (30 days Trial), Microsoft Office (30 days Trial)

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:199 / 200
Height (front):7.8 / 8 / 9
Height (rear):1.16 / 1.37 / 1.5
Weight:1.21 / 1.23 / 1.24 / 1.29
Width:302 / 304