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Dell XPS 13 (2014)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 reviews of Dell XPS 13 (2014). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and battery. The performance and screen also get good reviews, but many are less positive about the touchpad and connectivity.

design, screen, performance, battery, durability

price, connectivity, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell XPS 13 (2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Dell Studio XPS 13 - 13.3in Notebook


With a backlit keyboard, LED backlit display and streamlined design, the Dell Studio XPS 13 is clearly taking aim at the MacBook.

Feb, 2011

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Dell XPS 13 (2019) hands-on review


Dell's stellar laptop is back once again and looks set to be better than ever

Jan, 2019

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Dell XPS 13 (2019) review: One step closer to laptop perfection


This year's Dell XPS 13 is an incremental refresh of an already great Windows laptop, but it now has a top-mounted webcam

Indeed, It offers an improvement on last year’s model in practically every area, but the touchpad problems I encountered are still a little troubling. It would also be nice to see a wider range of ports on next year’s laptop, as well as an optional GPU...

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

Dell XPS 13 9365 2-in-1 Review: Updated Windows laptop/tablet convertible for 2017


Dell's XPS 13 9365 convertible offers two Windows 10 devices in one, packing premium specs & the kind of flexibility that creative professionals will love.

Flexible ; Great keyboard ; Smooth performance ; Rugged, premium design

Stylus sold separately ; Pricey

If you’re after a professional device that’s fully flexible, the XPS 13 9365 is a solid option. It’s not exactly cheap, but like Apple’s Macbooks, you get what you pay for. Dependable performance, impressive craftsmanship and strong creative creds make...

Jul, 2017

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Dell XPS 13


A super slim laptop with a fast processor, but the fussy touchpad lets it down a little

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Katherine Noyes and Dietrich Schmitz (

Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition review


That's the plan behind the £1,079 inc VAT Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition, an ultrabook that was born via the company's "Project Sputnik" skunkworks initiative last year combining Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin and the company's existing XPS 13 laptop.

The XPS 13 Developer Edition has competition: Lenovo's ThinkPad, Apple's MacBook Retina or Air, or Google's Chromebook Pixel. These machines aren't customized for Linux work, but they're technically superior in construction and software certification,...

May, 2013

Expert review by : Ashley Raines (

Dell Studio XPS 13 - In Brief


ompact but very powerful, the Studio XPS 13 notebook is a stylish and fully featured tour de force from Dell

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Chris Martin (

Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018)


Can Dell make its XPS 13 laptop any better? Well it's tried with a new 2019 model so we compare the two and explain what has and hasn't changed.

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Dell XPS 13


Lusting after a MacBook Air, but want some Windows in your life? Try Dell's 13-inch "Ultrabook" laptop instead. Check out the clip above for what we made of it in our group test. Dell XPS 13 is tagged with Dell, XPS 13 and laptop. Select a tag (Dell,...

Dec, 2012

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Dell XPS 13


Excellent build quality, Attractive design, Comfortable keyboard and responsive trackpad, Lightweight and portable

Average screen, No Ethernet port, Does become a bit warm after extended use

At the beginning of the year, we ‘predicted’ that we would be seeing a number of ultrabooks in 2012, and to date, that certainly has been the case. What we didn’t quite foresee is how well manufacturers would implement their own offerings. Sleek...

May, 2012

Product Specifications


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


Battery capacity (Watt hours):46 / 52
Battery recharge time:4
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.6 / 8.9
Number of battery cells:4


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
Video capturing speed:30


Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold
EPEAT rating:85.02


Colour name:Platinum Silver
Form factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Folder)
Housing material:Aluminium,Carbon fiber
Product colour:Silver
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Notebook


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display bezel technology:InfinityEdge
Display diagonal:33.8
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Pixel pitch:0.153 x 0.153
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
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):1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5917
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 615 / Intel® UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


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


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 / 2133
Memory form factor:On-board


Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth version:4.2
Ethernet LAN:N
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
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 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 / Killer Wireless-AC 1435

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-15.2 - 10668
Non-operating shock:160
Non-operating vibration:1.3
Operating altitude:-15.2 - 3048 / 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

Other features

On/off button:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
Number of USB ports with PowerShare support:2
Thunderbolt 3 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 Power Delivery (revision 2.0):Y
USB Type-C DisplayPort Alternate Mode:Y


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:30 / 45


Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:4.00 / 4.2
Processor cache:4 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake R
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.80
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i7-8500Y / i7-8550U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA 1515
Processor threads:4 / 8
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Instruction Replay Technology version:Intel Core i7-8550U (8M Cache, 1.8GHz), 16GB LPDDR3 2133MHz, 1000GB SSD, 13.3'' 4K UHD (3840x2160) Touch, Intel UHD Graphics 620, WLAN 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
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® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:122589
Processor package size:42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y


Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Noble
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS,User


Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME
Operating System Language:Multilingual
Trial software:Microsoft Office, McAfee / Microsoft Office, McAfee (30 day)


Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
SSD capacity:256 / 512
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:PCI Express
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:198.5 / 199
Height :11.9
Height (front):8.2
Height (rear):1.37
Weight:1.24 / 1.27
Width:302 / 304.2