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Dell XPS 13 (Kaby Lake)

DellReleased on 11/1/2016
Ultra portable Form factor
All-Purpose Type
MSRP $1,649.00
13.3 in Screen size

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Dell XPS 13 (Kaby Lake)
Release date
11/1/2016
Release price
$1,649.00
Form factor
Ultra portable
Type
All-Purpose
Screen size
13.3 in
Operating system
Microsoft Windows
Width
11.98 in
Depth
7.88 in
Thickness
0.33 in
Weight
2.8 lb
Color
Rose Gold, Silver
Backlit type
LED
Contrast ratio
2
Touchscreen
Yes
Launch OS version
1
Number pad
Yes
Model
i7-7500U
Manufacturer
Intel
Speed
3.5 GHz
Cores
2 Cores
64-bit
Yes
Type
All-Purpose
Manufacturer
Intel
Model
i7-7500U
RAM
8 GB
RAM type
LPDDR3
RAM speed
1866 MHz
Storage type
SSD
Speed
3.5 GHz
Video resolution
720P
Mini DIsplayPort
1
Microphone jack
1
Thunderbolt
1
Ethernet
Yes
Bluetooth version
Up to 22 hours of continual use
Capacity
60 mAh
Terms
1 year limited hardware
USB-C
2
3/15
$700.00
Ultra portable
All-Purpose
13.3 in
Microsoft Windows
12.75 in
8.9 in
0.48 in
2.6 lb
Obsidian stone, Ceramic alloy
LED
 
Yes
10
 
Intel Core M
Intel
2.2 GHz
2 Cores
 
All-Purpose
Intel
Intel Core M
4 GB
 
 
SSD
2.2 GHz
720P
 
 
 
 
4.0
 
 
 
 
$1,499.99
Ultra portable
All-Purpose
13.3 in
Microsoft Windows
 
 
0.7 in
2.97 lb
Silver
LED
 
Yes
 
 
Haswell
Intel
 
4 Cores
 
All-Purpose
Intel
Haswell
8 GB
DDR3L
 
SSD
 
720P
 
 
 
 
4.0
52 mAh
 
 
 
$1,799.00
Ultra portable
All-Purpose
13.3 in
Microsoft Windows
12.7 in
8.89 in
0.61 in
3 lb
Midnight blue or White
 
 
Yes
 
 
Haswell
Intel
1.8 GHz
4 Cores
 
All-Purpose
Intel
Haswell
8 GB
DDR3L
 
SSD
1.8 GHz
720P
1
1
 
 
 
6 mAh
 
 
 
 
Ultra portable
All-Purpose
13.3 in
Microsoft Windows
325 in
223 in
5.5 in
2.9 lb
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intel Core i7
 
 
 
 
All-Purpose
 
Intel Core i7
4.0 GB
 
 
 
 
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ultra portable
All-Purpose
13.3 in
Microsoft Windows
13.04 in
8.85 in
0.95 in
3.8 lb
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All-Purpose
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ultra portable
All-Purpose
13.3 in
Microsoft Windows
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Core i7-2677M
 
 
 
 
All-Purpose
 
Core i7-2677M
6 GB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yes
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ultra portable
All-Purpose
13.3 in
Microsoft Windows
 
 
 
1.6 lb
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intel® Core™ i5 460M/480M 2.66 GHz ~ 2.53 GHz, Intel® Core™ i3 380M/390M 2.53 GHz
 
 
 
 
All-Purpose
 
Intel® Core™ i5 460M/480M 2.66 GHz ~ 2.53 GHz, Intel® Core™ i3 380M/390M 2.53 GHz
4.0 GB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2-year limited global hardware warranty. *different by country 1-year battery pack warranty On-line problem resolution through web interface (BIOS, Driver update) OS (Windows 7 ) install/uninstall consultation Bundled software install/uninstall consultati
 
 
 
Ultra portable
All-Purpose
13.3 in
Microsoft Windows
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All-Purpose
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Dell
American PC manufacturer Dell a California-based computer manufacturer, best known for making all-in-one desktop and laptop PCs, as well as PC peripherals such as keyboards, monitors and printers. Before it became an incorporated enterprise, founder Michael Dell got into the PC business selling computers built from stock components out of his University of Texas dorm room. The company expanded into one of the largest PC manufacturers in the industry by making PCs with third-party components to keep costs down. Today, Dell is still known for making “made-to-order” PCs for personal use, as well as commercial-grade computing equipment, such as servers.