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Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
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Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD review: specs and price

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
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Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

Why is Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD better than the average?

  • Resolution
    3840 x 2160pxvs1.71MP
  • RAM
    16GBvs7.65GB
  • Pixel density
    331ppivs142.76ppi
  • Weight
    1.21kgvs2.08kg
  • RAM speed
    ?

    2133MHzvs1730.29MHz
  • Internal storage
    1000GBvs529.62GB
  • Thickness
    11.6mmvs23.41mm
  • CPU speed
    4 x 1.8GHzvs5.91GHz

Price comparison

Design

1.weight
?

Best

Toshiba Satellite C70 17.3" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 750GB

249.5g

1.21kg

2.Has a backlit keyboard
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The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
3.thickness
?

Best

Huawei MateBook E 12" Intel Core i5-7Y54 1.2GHz / 8GB / 512GB

6.9mm

11.6mm

4.volume
?

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

697.14cm³

5.Has a flip and fold design
?

A flip and fold design allows you to fold the screen over the keyboard and transform the device into a tablet, without splitting the device into two pieces.

For example

Lenovo IdeaPad C340 15.6" Intel Core i3-8145U 2.1GHz / 4GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
6.Has a detachable keyboard
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You can detach the keyboard of your device and use the screen as a tablet. Detaching the keyboard makes the device lighter and gives you the possibility to switch easily between laptop-mode and tablet-mode. The keyboard is included when buying the device.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

Display

1.resolution
?

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad P52S 15.6” UHD Intel Core i5-8350U 1.7GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

3840 x 2160px

3840 x 2160px

2.pixel density
?

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14" Intel Core i5 5300U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 512GB

540ppi

331ppi

3.screen size
?

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

MSI GT83VR Titan SLI-024 18.4" Intel Core i7-6920HQ 2.9GHz / 64GB / 1TB

18.4"

13.3"

4.has a touch screen
?

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
5.has an LED-backlit display
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Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
6.supported displays
?

Using multiple displays you can create a larger work space, making it easier to work across multiple applications.

Best

MSI GT70 17.3" Intel Core i7 Extreme 4930MX 3GHz / 32GB / 1TB

4

3 (Intel Core i7-8550U)

Performance

1.RAM speed
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It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

Best

Asus ROG GX800VH 18" Intel Core i7 7820HK 2.9GHz / 64GB / 1TB

2800MHz

2133MHz

2.Uses flash storage
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Flash-based storage devices such as SSDs have no mechanical components. Due to this they are typically faster, run silently, and are more shock resistant than traditional HDDs.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
3.RAM
?

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad P52 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 64GB RAM / 1TB SSD

64GB

16GB

4.CPU speed
?

Best

Eurocom Panther 5SE 17.3" Intel Xeon E5-2620 2GHz / 16GB / 1TB

12 x 2GHz

4 x 1.8GHz (Intel Core i7-8550U)

5.internal storage
?

Best

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD

4000GB

1000GB

6.Supports 64-bit
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A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

Connectivity

1.Has USB Type-C
?

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
2.USB 3.0 ports
?

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.

Best

MSI WT72 6QN 17.3" Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 2.8GHz / 64GB / 1TB

6

0

3.Has WiFi
?

The device can connect to WiFi.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
4.USB ports
?

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad P52 15.6" Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

5

1

5.has a HDMI output
?

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

For example

Lenovo IdeaPad S340 15.6” Intel Core i7-8565U 1.8GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
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802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

Battery

1.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
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Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
2.Has a MagSafe power adapter
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The MagSafe power adapter uses a power connector that is attached magnetically. When pulled or tugged, the connector will come out of the socket safely.

For example

Apple MacBook Air (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.8GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

Features

1.has stereo speakers
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Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
3.number of microphones
?

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Lenovo Miix 520

4

4

4.has a front camera
?

A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
5.Has a fingerprint scanner
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The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
6.Has S/PDIF Out port
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S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.

For example

Maingear Pulse 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700HQ 2.4GHz / 16GB / 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

Miscellaneous

1.clock multiplier
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The clock multiplier controls the speed of the CPU.

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad 330 14” AMD A9-9425 3.1GHz / 4GB RAM / 1TB HDD

31

18 (Intel Core i7-8550U)

2.Supports 4K resolution
?

Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
3.L1 cache
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A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

Best

Asus X552EA 15.6" AMD A4-5000 1.5GHz / 8GB / 500GB

512KB

256KB (Intel Core i7-8550U)

4. newer Turbo Boost version
?

Intel's Turbo Boost technology allows CPUs to operate even faster than their maximum clock speed, increasing performance for demanding tasks.

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad 330S 15.6” Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

2

2 (Intel Core i7-8550U)

5.Has dynamic frequency scaling
?

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD
6.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
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It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

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