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Dell Studio XPS 13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews of Dell Studio XPS 13. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and durability. The keyboard and price also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the reliability and battery.

price, keyboard, durability, design

screen, touchpad, battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Studio XPS 13 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Dell Studio XPS 13 review


With an LED backlit screen and SLI graphics, is the Dell Studio XPS 13 the first of a new generation of super-mini laptops?

The slinky new design might appeal to some, but the XPS 13’s less than stellar battery life leaves it upstaged by its stablemate

Feb, 2009


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Dell Studio XPS 13 review


Dell's Studio XPS 13 has a few features that set it apart from its rivals.

May, 2009


Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (

Dell Studio XPS 13 review


Compact but very powerful, the Studio XPS 13 notebook is a high-class and fully featured tour de force from Dell.

Desktop replacement' used to be a euphemism for a noisy and heavy laptop. Not so with the Studio XPS 13. It's as powerful as many desktops, yet compact enough to carry almost anywhere. To expand its modest display it can be plugged into any screen...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : James Holland (

Dell Studio XPS 13


We never thought we'd see the day when we were saying that a Dell laptop was as stylish as a MacBook. That day, our friends, has come. Because to look at the Dell Studio XPS 13, with its touchable leather lining, is to want one.

Leather styling, a clutch of features, and great graphics

Wobbly keyboard and doesn't feel secure

Let down by a couple of flaws, the Dell Studio XPS 13 still looks lovely in leather, and is great for gamers.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Sift Ninja (

Dell Studio XPS 13


The XPS series is a high-end line of multimedia computers sold by Dell. The ‘Xtreme Performance System' moniker dates back to 1993 and carries with it a legacy of cutting-edge design and technology. Years later, Dell created the Studio range, a...

Similar to the Studio XPS 16 but trimmed down into a 13.3-inch WXGA (1280×800) screen, the Studio XPS 13 looks amazing and has an illuminated QWERTY keyboard. That’s not all – this badboy packs leather accents on the lid and is available in either...

Mar, 2009

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Dell Studio XPS 13


Dell introduces its newest XPS, with no small amount of style. Sasha Muller eagerly unboxes it to see what gives.

Before you've even set eyes on Dell's new Studio XPS 13, its minimalist black packaging sets the tone; tilt back the cardboard lid and you're given a tantalising glimpse of a laptop sheathed in black felt. It doesn't quite achieve the unboxing drama of...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Dell Studio XPS 13


The Dell Studio XPS 13 is a comfortable 13.3in laptop but it isn't without its faults.

Quick 7200rpm hard drive, screen has good brightness and colour, comfortable keyboard, backlit keyboard

Screen obstructs the air vent, generates plenty of heat, stacsv.exe process occupied 50 per cent of the CPU all the time, poor battery life unless using "power save" mode in Vista

The Dell Studio XPS 13 looks good and it is a good performer. However, this notebook produces a lot of heat and has some problems with its installed audio driver. Go for it if you want plenty of speed along with portability, but be sure to disable its...

Feb, 2009

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Dell Studio XPS 13 reviewed, loved, and respected


There's been much talk of Dell's leather-bound Studio XPS 13 ever since it made its first appearance... and now the fine folks over at Hot Hardware have put it...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (

Dell Studio XPS 13 Review


The Dell Studio XPS 13 packs high performance features and impressive style in an extremely mobile 13-inch laptop. The metal and leather accents on the Studio XPS 13 will certainly make a statement in your next business meeting or class. Hybrid SLI...

Excellent build quality ; Nice keyboard ; Solid performance as configured

Glossy screen with glossy protective layer ; Only two USB ports ; Battery life okay but not great ; A little too expensive for what you get

The Dell Studio XPS 13 is a solid notebook that combines attractive style and performance in one easy-to-carry package. The Nvidia Hybrid SLI graphics do a fantastic job of balancing battery life and performance, and the available Core 2 Duo processors...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (

Review Dell Studio XPS 13 Notebook


Performance to go. For the time being two models constitute the n

Attractive design; Use of high-quality materials; Good stability of the case; Very comprehensive connectivity; Gigabit LAN, WLAN Draft-N ex factory; HSDPA ready; Comfortable, typing-friendly keyboard; Bright display with good contrast; Good...

Partly uneven gaps; Warranty extension costs much; Reflecting Display, so, problems outdoors; Some parts of the case get very hot

More distinguishability. The same barebone is also offered by other manufacturers.

Feb, 2009