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Dell XPS 13 (2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 281 reviews of Dell XPS 13 (2017). 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 size and portability. The battery and design also get good views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell XPS 13 (2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Techradar Best in Class 2018

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Dell XPS 13 (2017) review

 

The best laptop to date once again

Incredible performance ; Amazing battery life ; Great value ; Lots of options

Webcam orientation still a bother ; Poor speaker placement

The continuing marriage of panache, performance and price allows us to overlook minor design flaws and once again bestow the Dell XPS 13 with our Best in Class award.

Jan, 2018

Techradar Best in Class 2017

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Dell XPS 13 (2016) review

 

Leading the pack all over again

Faster than ever ; Same long-lasting battery ; SD card slot ; Great range of prices

Still poor webcam position ; No Windows Hello

The Dell XPS 13 is like a tortoise surrounded by hares, taking its time in adopting fresh, new tech to deliver an excellent, modern experience that doesn’t leave legacy users behind. Plus, it’s just bloody gorgeous.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review

 

A pristine hybrid laptop, but not a very powerful one

Gorgeous design and screen ; Excellent keyboard and trackpad ; Centered webcam

Low in power ; Middling battery life

Dell’s first XPS 13 2-in-1 nails the aesthetics of translating its own winning clamshell laptop into a convertible hybrid. However, low-power parts keep it from remaining competitive with the lot of flagship 2-in-1 laptops.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Jonni Bidwell (techradar.com)

Dell XPS 13 9360 Developer Edition review

 

An even more tempting Linux laptop offering

Modern OS ; Useful improvements across the board ; Probably the best Ultrabook (still)

OS update still required for optimal performance ; QHD+ model is expensive ; Not really worth it if you already have the 9350

The best Linux Ultrabook in the world just got a tiny bit better. A new processor, an updated operating system, better battery life and that same sumptuous screen make this one hard to resist.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Kane Fulton (techradar.com)

Dell XPS 13 and 15 review

 

Dell's souped up Windows 8.1 laptops have big ideas

Haswell ; Classy design ; Light ; Decent keyboard ; 1080p screen ; Swappable battery

Few ports

Oct, 2013

Trusted Reviews Recommended

Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

Dell XPS 13 Review: The best Windows laptop of 2018 so far

 

Dell XPS 13 (2018) review: The best Windows laptop money can buy

Beautiful design ; Great audio ; Comfortable keyboard ; Solid performance

No full-sized SD card reader or USB ports ; Screen not ideal for artists

The XPS 13 is the best all-round, small-form-factor Windows 10 laptop you can buy, but it isn’t quite perfect.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Dell XPS 13 (late 2017) review

 

Editors' note, Nov. 13 : A score for the Dell XPS 13 reviewed here was incorrectly reported as 401 for the Cinebench R15 CPU benchmark test . The correct score is 624. The comparison charts that follow this review have been updated accordingly. The...

The Dell XPS 13 keeps everything that was great about the previous model -- including its nearly edge-to-edge-display, Thunderbolt 3 USB-C and fantastic keyboard -- and adds eighth-gen Intel processors paired with Dell technologies for a big...

The thin frame around the display means the webcam is placed at the bottom of the display. Though the QHD-resolution touchscreen is beautiful, it adds a lot to the price and hurts battery life. Gold version will cost you $50 more.

With increased performance and battery life, Dell's premium ultraportable XPS 13 remains easy to recommend.

Nov, 2017

Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert review by : Christopher Minasians (expertreviews.co.uk)

Dell XPS 13 (2016) review: Refined perfection

 

This next-gen improvement sees the Dell XPS 13 move from a tantalising purchase to an essential one

'Infinity Edge' display still dazzles ; Decent Kaby lake upgrade ; Marvellously mobile

Lower than expected battery life

If you’ve already got last year’s model, then there aren’t enough improvements here to justify an upgrade. But if you’re searching for the most refined Windows laptop on the market, then Dell’s new XPS 13 is the one to buy.

Oct, 2017

Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert review by : Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review: The XPS gets slimmer, but its price soars

 

Dell has another stab at the hybrid concept with its XPS 13 2-in-1, but has it learned from past mistakes?

The thinnest XPS yet ; Beautiful InfinityEdge display ; Oodles of versatility

Expensive

Still, within its market there’s nothing out there to challenge the XPS 13 2-in-1. If you’re tempted by the hybrid idea, and you have the disposable income, Dell’s XPS 13 2-in-1 is without a doubt your best buy.

Apr, 2017

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

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review

 

The Dell XPS 13 was already an excellent laptop, one of the best Windows machines on the market. At CES 2017 the company unveiled a 2-in-1 touchscreen version in a stunningly small shell, but is it powerful enough?

The Dell XPS 13 was already excellent, and it’s a smart move from Dell to release this hybrid edition without compromising the design and functionality of the original vision. The XPS 13 2-in-1 is an ultrabook that will likely fit in to any home or...

Apr, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):60
Battery life (max):4
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92
Front camera signal format:720p
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver
Form factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Folder)
Housing material:Aluminium, Carbon fiber
Market positioning:Business
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:3200 x 1800
HD type:QHD+
LED Backlight:Y
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
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 base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 0x591E
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 615 / Intel HD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1866
Memory form factor:On-board

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:N
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

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: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

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Electronic compass:Y
Gyroscope:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
Number of USB ports with PowerShare support:1
PowerShare:Y
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
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
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1 / 2
USB Type-C DisplayPort Alternate Mode:Y

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.31
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
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:3.50 / 3.60
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:1.30 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i7-7500U / i7-7Y75
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA 1515
Processor threads:4
Stepping:H0
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):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / 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® 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:95441 / 95451
Processor code:SR2ZV
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
Password protection:Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME
Trial software:McAfee

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:199 / 200
Height (front):8 / 9
Height (rear):1.37 / 1.5
Weight:1.24 / 1.29
Width:304