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Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD

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Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD review: specs and price

Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
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Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD

Why is Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD better than the average?

  • Resolution
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    3840 x 2160pxvs1.9MP
  • RAM
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    16GBvs7.92GB
  • RAM speed
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    2133MHzvs1735.01MHz
  • Pixel density
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    331ppivs145.74ppi
  • Weight
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    1.21kgvs2.06kg
  • CPU speed
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    4 x 1.8GHzvs6.09GHz
  • Thickness
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    11.6mmvs22.97mm
  • Maximum memory size
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    32GBvs14.4GB

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Design

1.weight

1.21kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.Has a backlit keyboard
Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.
3.thickness

11.6mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
4.width

302mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.Uses a fanless design
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By using power-efficient components that don't produce large amounts of heat, it's possible to create a device with no cooling fans. This results in a much quieter (or even silent) operation.
6.height

199mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Display

1.resolution

3840 x 2160px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
2.pixel density

331ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
3.screen size

13.3"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has anti-reflection coating
Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.
5.has a touch screen
Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
6.has an LED-backlit display
Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.

Performance

1.RAM

16GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
2.RAM speed

2133MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
3.Uses flash storage
Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
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.
4.CPU speed

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

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
5.internal storage

512GB

The internal storage, also called read-only memory (ROM), refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
6.maximum memory size
The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

Connectivity

1.Has USB Type-C
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The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
2.USB 3.0 ports

0

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.
3.supports Wi-Fi
Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
4.has an HDMI output
Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
5.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
Wi-Fi 4 (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.
6.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
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802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

Battery

1.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.
2.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
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.

Features

1.has stereo speakers
Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.Stylus included
Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.
4.has a front camera
Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
5.Has a fingerprint scanner
Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
6.number of microphones

4

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

Miscellaneous

1.clock multiplier
The clock multiplier controls the speed of the CPU.
2.Has NX bit
Dell XPS 13 13.3" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD (Intel Core i7-8550U)
NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
3.L1 cache
A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
4.CPU temperature
If the CPU exceeds the maximum operating temperature then problems such as random resets can occur.
5.PCI Express (PCIe) version
Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) is a high-speed interface standard for connecting components, such as graphics cards and SSDs, to a motherboard. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.
6.OpenGL version
OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

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