Just recently, the market appeared several new Dell lines of XPS. One of them is the 13-inch Dell XPS 13 laptop upgrades, which is sure to delight modern filling the processor Skylake, as well as compact design, capacious battery and the presence of a port Thunderbolt 3. In general, it is hardly the laptop gets round, because in it, Apart from the above, it may be a number of other advantages.
Design: Dell XPS 13 laptop upgrades
Dell XPS 13 laptop upgrades turned out quite nice. Its body is made up of silver and black colors, which combine perfectly with each other. The cover Dell XPS 13 (9350) is fully bright; it is decorated with a logo of the company. The same color is used on the bottom, but the entire work area and the frame around the display – black. As the carbon fiber material used on the working surface of the common soft-touch plastic, complete with textured.
It is worth noting that the case essentially devoid of gloss, except that only one such element is a circle, which entered the name of the manufacturer Dell. The Dell XPS 13 laptop upgrades have a very traditional form, all its corners are rounded and the side faces gradually taper to the front end. Because of this, the body seems to be even thinner than it actually is. But in fact, its size, and so small: 304x235h9-15 mm. By the way, the laptop weighs 1.2 kg, which is very little for the 13-inch form factor.
I must say that the notebook is smooth, but not slip in hand. In addition, it is also practical, because on the surface of bright little fingerprints. As for the assembly, the Dell XPS 13 laptop upgrades does not creak, not subject to torsion, however, give in to pressure, but very little in the area of the cover is fairly thin. By the way, tight loops very firmly hold the display laptop and do not let it sway. If you have to work on the road, it will be especially important.
Display, sound, webcam: Dell XPS 13 laptop upgrades
Dell XPS 13 laptop upgrades are set to 13.3-inch screen with a resolution of Full HD (1920×1080 pixels). The level of the display contrast is about 1400: 1, in addition, it is quite clear, bright (280 cd / m2), good color reproduction. Of course, when compared, for example, by XPS 13 (9343), the stock had luminance was much higher, so the sun sometimes has to look closely to the image.
There is also an excellent set IPS-matrix with excellent viewing angles; matt surface, which is much more comfortable than glossy. Moreover, it provides the thin frame around the display, so the place for information will be much more. Those who are willing to part with large sums of money can keep an eye on the laptop with a touch screen QHD + (3200h1800 pixels) IGZO-panel.
Dell XPS 13 laptop upgrades are equipped with a web camera that has a resolution of 1.3 megapixels. With it, you will be able to communicate confidently in Skype, solving all sorts of questions at a distance. Due to the very thin frame on the top and sides of the display, the lens is located at the bottom of the left side. Also, in the notebook have two speakers through which you can hear quite clean and moderately loud sound. In part, it improves support for Waves MaxxAudio, but not enough to completely abandon the headphones.
Keyboard and Touchpad: Dell XPS 13 laptop upgrades
Dell XPS 13 laptop upgrades have a comfortable island keyboard with a standard layout. Basically its key medium in size, except that the control arrows reduced. The buttons are pressed clearly short stroke, in addition, they are highlighted, and so can be operated in the dark.
Power key taken out separately are the right corner next to [Delete]. Perhaps this neighborhood cannot be called very favorable because it is likely to press the wrong key. At the same time located in a block of the pointer function keys [PgUp], [PgDn], [Home] and [End], already familiar, manufacturers often place them just here.
The touchpad in the Dell XPS 13 laptop upgrades has a fairly good size for positioning. The touchpad is smooth, fingers glide over it very well. In addition, the sensor is quite sensitive, so the commands are executed quickly, and with multi-touch gestures, no problem – you can always zoom in / out or use the scrolling. The touchpad hides two mouse keys. Conventionally zone left and right buttons are separated by the vertical marking.
Performance: Dell XPS 13 laptop upgrades
Dell XPS 13 (9350 9350-1288) runs on Windows 10 Home (64-bit). The filling consists of a sixth-generation processor Skylake – Intel Core i7-6500U, built by the standards of the 14-nm process technology. This low-voltage chip having two cores are each of which operates at a frequency of 2.5 GHz. The cache memory of the third level is 4 MB. It should be noted that thanks to Turbo Boost can increase the base rate to 3.1 GHz, which will improve the performance of the notebook. In addition, the performance impact technology supports Hyper-Threading, whereby the processor can simultaneously handle four streams of data.
CPU is complemented by integrated graphics Intel HD Graphics 520, which supports DirectX 12 and is able to decode video H.265. Own memory in graphs is not, so it uses a part of RAM. The frequency of the video card is less than 1050 MHz. immediately it should be said that the graphics accelerator solves various problems, except that does not pull some modern toys. Although it is still possible to play Metal Gear Solid V or World of Warships on medium settings with a frequency of 28 fps, and 40 fps, respectively, over. True, it will be necessary to reduce the display resolution to 1366×768 pixels.
As for RAM, in this configuration, it has a capacity of 8 GB standard DDR3L-1600 MHz, and in the near future, this is more than enough. At the same time, there are versions with 4 GB or 16 GB of RAM. One thing to know, memory soldered on the motherboard. Also provided in the filling SSD drive format M.2, which it has a capacity of 256 GB? It provides a fast loading system.
Ports and Communications: Dell XPS 13 laptop upgrades
All ports are located more or less evenly over the side faces of the device. For example, on the right you can see the card reader 3-in-1 reader card format SD / SDHC / SDXC, a slot for a Kensington lock, and one USB 3.0, which supports PowerShare, allows you to charge from your laptop mobile devices, even when it is turned off.
On the left side of the Dell XPS 13 laptop upgrades are another USB 3.0, combined headphone jack and a microphone, as well as 3 and Thunderbolt power socket. Of course, the presence of third-generation universal interface can only be happy because it can replace a lot of parts, eg, USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 or DisplayPort 1.2. Also, there is a special button on the left, which can be found by clicking on the status of the battery. As we see, the laptop is no network connection, without it turned out to make housing more subtle.
With regard to wireless communications, the configuration provides Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n, which can operate at frequencies of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, as well as Bluetooth 4.1 and Miracast. As an option are available WiDi.
Battery: Dell XPS 13 laptop upgrades
Dell XPS 13 laptop upgrades are equipped with the 4-cell battery capacity of 7435 mAh (56 Wh), which is charged for about 4 hours. With batteries you can count on 2 hours and 30 minutes of work at maximum load. If you use the XPS 13 (9350) to surf the web, then it will be able to work on one charge of about seven and a half hours. Time is simply the longest and will be about 13 hours.
Conclusion: Dell XPS 13 laptop upgrades
Introducing the Dell XPS 13 laptop upgrades turned out to be quite positive. This laptop could not find any major flaws that would affect your choice. The housing is not just a stylish and compact, it is also practical. The display has a good contrast level and is the best brightness while the keyboard allows comfortable working even in the dark due to the fact that light is provided. If we talk about the ports, the insufficient number of USB and other interfaces Thunderbolt is fully compensated by the third generation. Finally, the processor Core i7 Skylake comes with the tasks, working in conjunction with an integrated graphics card and 8 GB of RAM.
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