Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Dell XPS 13 (9343, Late 2014)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 281 reviews of Dell XPS 13 (9343, Late 2014). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and design. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the connectivity and sound, and there are some mixed opinions about the price.

portability, performance, screen, design, usability

sound, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell XPS 13 (9343, Late 2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

See all Dell Laptop Computers

Review analysis

(Based on 281 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 191 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 80 of 191 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (89)

Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell XPS 13 (9343, Late 2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Dell XPS 13 (9343, Late 2014) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and design. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the connectivity and reliability.

portability, performance, screen, design, size

usability, reliability, connectivity

66% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: 2015 Newest Model Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Computer (i7 CPU/8GB/256GB)2015 Newest Model Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Computer (i7 CPU/8GB/256GB)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell XPS 13 (9343, Late 2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Dell XPS 13 (9343, Late 2014) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and screen. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

portability, performance, usability, screen, size

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: 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)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)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Dell XPS 13 (9343, Late 2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Dell XPS 13 (9343, Late 2014) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the portability. The screen also gets good feedback.

size, screen, portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell XPS13 13.3-inch Ultrabook Computer (2.2 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor, 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM, 128 GB Solid State Hard Drive, Windows 8)Dell XPS13 13.3-inch Ultrabook Computer (2.2 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor, 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM, 128 GB Solid State Hard Drive, Windows 8)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Nick Pino (techradar.com)

Dell XPS 13 review

 

Dell's latest Kaby Lake laptop goes for (rose) gold

New Intel Kaby Lake processors ; Svelte, sexy 11-inch form factor ; Ultrasharp QuadHD+ screen

Rose gold price hike ; non-upgradable GPU

Dell's refreshed XPS 13 is immaculately crafted, sports a sharp QHD+ touchscreen, Intel 7th Generation processors and a rose gold color...but opting for the premium color scheme is going to cost you.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Juan Martinez (techradar.com)

Dell XPS 13 (2015) review

 

A revolution in laptop design

Gorgeous Infinity display ; Strong performance ; Super light weight

No Ethernet port ; Off-center webcam

Scores in depth Update: We've featured the new Dell XPS 13 in a video review starring TechRadar Pro's Chuong Nguyen. Check it out below:

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Dell XPS 13 review (2015): To infinity and beyond

 

After company privatisation and realigning its focus for the business market, Dell has only gone and launched the most desirable 13-inch consumer laptop that we've ever seen: the 2015 version of the XPS 13. Despite a few of minor moans – some fan...

Unparalleled infinity screen design, powerful overall performance, small and lightweight, the Windows 8 laptop to give Apple something to chew on

Fan noise under little pressure, screen a little too glossy, battery life should be better (12,000mAh expansion pack accessory is available however)

Despite a few of minor moans – some fan noise, a slightly reflective screen and exaggerated battery life claims – there’s not an equivalent Windows laptop we can commend more highly than the Dell XPS 13. It’s enough to give Apple something to chew on.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Elyse Betters (pocket-lint.com)

Dell XPS 13 is a 13-inch laptop in an 11-inch shell (hands-on) - Pocket-lint

 

Dell has taken the wraps off the latest additions to its XPS family of devices: the XPS 13 and 15. We got some hands-on time with the XPS 13, a laptop

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Dell XPS 13 review: a super portable with a display that's out of this world

 

This compact stunner has it all

Amazing display ; Compact body ; Packs power

Average battery life (QHD+) ; Adaptive Brightness ; Fingerprints easily

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

Dell XPS 13 2015

 

Mere months ago Dell wowed me with its first 2015 XPS 13 laptop. Featuring a slick design, powerful components and a beautiful display the XPS 13 waltzed in and won the coveted TrustedReviews Awards Best Laptop award.

Stylish aluminium case ; 13-inch screen in a 12-inch body ; Very long battery life ; Great value

Would like one more USB port ; Webcam in odd position ; FHD screen isn't the very best

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Dell XPS 13 review

 

This MacBook Air rival comes with a bigger screen and slimmer body. So what's the catch?

Thin and light for a 13 incher ; Good full HD screen ; Solid everyday performance ; Nice backlit keyboard ; Decent battery life

Harsh sound ; Oddly placed camera

A nippy, highly usable ultrabook that packs mucho screen into not much space.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Passingham (expertreviews.co.uk)

Dell XPS 13 review

 

The new Dell XPS 13 has outstanding design, build and performance, but its "infinity screen" isn't perfect

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Dell XPS 13 9343 review: Dell is making laptops sexy again

 

The Dell XPS 13 9343 stands as a shining beacon of hope in the world of Windows laptops, a compact laptop that outdoes the obvious competition in some key respects like screen quality and near-borderless display. Here is a 13.3-inch laptop that takes...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Dell XPS 13 review

  (Rating Hidden)

This Dell is one of the most expensive, most alluring portable laptops around. The XPS 13's razor-sharp specs and sleek design are compelling, but at more than £1,000 it ought to be good. We ran the Dell XPS 13 through our laptop tests to find out...

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Realtek ALC3263
Audio system:MaxxAudio / Waves MaxxAudio
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1.5 / 2
Speakers manufacturer:Waves

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):51 / 52
Battery life (max):11 / 15
Battery recharge time:4
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:8.8
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Certification:BFR/PVC-Free
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver / Black, White / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Detachable)
Housing material:Aluminium, Carbon fiber / Aluminium, Carbon fiber, Glass
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business
Market positioning:Business
Product Type:Netbook / Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:200 / 400
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3200 x 1800
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD / QHD+
LED Backlight:No / Yes
Panel Type:IGZO / IPS
Pixel pitch:0.0918 x 0.0918 / 0.153 x 0.153
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:No / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 900 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel HD Graphics 5500 / Intel® HD Graphics 5500
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI / Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard language:English / German / Italian / Korean / Pan Nordic / Spanish / Swiss / US English / US International
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-RS-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE / 4.1
Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):867
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-15.2 - 10668
Non-operating shock:160
Non-operating vibration:1.3 / 1.30
Operating altitude:-15.2 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating shock:110
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating vibration:0.66
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65 / 40 - 65

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

Audio system:MaxxAudio / Waves MaxxAudio
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Bag included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
Microphone in: No
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:1.3 / 2.31
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:45

Processor

Bus type:DMI2 / OPI
Configurable TDP-down:10 / 7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600 / 800
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 4x1 / 2x4, 4x1 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.7 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.2
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:5th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-5xxx / Intel Core i5-5xxx / Intel Core i7-5xxx
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I3-5010U / I5-5200U / I5-5300U / I7-5500U / I7-5600U / I7-6500U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-5000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1168 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1 / F0
System bus rate:4 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:84697 / 85212 / 85213 / 85214 / 85215 / 88194
Processor code:SR23V / SR23W / SR23X / SR23Y / SR23Z / SR2EZ
Processor package size:40 / 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Noble
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS

Software

Bundled software:McAfee / McAfee Live Safe 1YR / McAfee LiveSafe 1YR / Microsoft Office Home & Business 2013 / Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 / Microsoft Office Professional 2013
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux Ubuntu / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Language:ENG / ESP / Multilingual / POR
Trial software:McAfee / McAfee LiveSafe / McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office, McAfee LiveSafe / MS Office, McAfee / Office

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2 / Serial ATA III
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 265 / 512

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20 / 200
Height (front):9
Height (rear):1.5
Weight:1.12 / 1.18 / 1.26 / 1.27
Width:30.4 / 304