Dell XPS 13 (2014)

  |   by Michael Wall

The Dell XPS 13 features a 13.3” FHD (1920 x 1080) display, 1.6GHz i5-4200U Intel Core processor, 8GB of RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4400 and a 128GB SSD.

Benchmarks 

wPrime processor comparisons (lower score means better performance):   

wprime

PCMark 7 is a newer benchmark and measures overall system performance (higher score means better performance):

PCM 7

3DMark 11 is a benchmark that measures overall graphics card performance for gaming (higher score means better performance):

3DM 11

Powermark “Balanced” battery life test results (higher score means better battery life):

powermark

  • Pros

    • beautiful glossy display
    • spacious keyboard
    • svelte sturdy design
    • long battery life
  • Cons

    • limited connectivity
    • runs hot when taxed

Quick Take

The refreshed XPS 13 keeps all of the machine’s best qualities (its design, keyboard and vibrant display), while adding the performance and features needed to be a top tier ultrabook. If you loved the look of the old XPS 13, but felt it was lacking in the performance department, the 2014 iteration may be worth a look.

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