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The Dell XPS 14 is a notebook with an aluminum chassis and a 14-inch display covered by Gorilla Glass and features WWAN options including an HSPA modem and WiMAX.

Description

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jun. 26, 2012
  • Price at launch: $1,099.00

Availability

  • Laptop type: Mainstream
  • Width: 13.2 inches
  • Depth: 9.2 inches
  • Thickness: 0.91 inches
  • Weight: 4.6 pounds
  • Color: Silver

Hardware

  • Operating system: Windows 7

Software

  • Screen size (diagonal): 14 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlight: WLED
  • Resolution (X): 1600 px
  • Resolution (Y): 900 px

Display (base)

  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Number pad: No

Keyboard

  • Type(s): Trackpad

Mouse

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i5-3317U
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.7 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 2.6 GHz

Processor (base)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-3517U
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.9 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Graphics type: Switchable
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 4000

GPU (base)

  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 4000
  • Discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce GT 630M
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 1 GB

GPU (max)

  • Base RAM size: 4 GB
  • Max. config RAM size: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1333 MHz

Memory

  • Options: HDD (5400RPM), Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base drive type: HDD (5400RPM)
  • Base drive capacity: 500 GB
  • Max. config SSD: 512 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: Other, SD

Storage

  • Speakers: 2

Audio

  • Effective pixels: 1.3 megapixels

Webcam

  • USB 3.0: 2
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Mini DisplayPort: 1
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm headphone: 1

Port options

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0
  • Wireless video: WiDi
  • 3G: Optional
  • 4G: Optional
  • WiMAX: Optional
  • WWAN data standards supported: UMTS, WiMAX, EDGE, HSPA+, HSUPA, HSDPA, GPRS

Connectivity

  • Size: 8 cell, 69 Wh
  • Chemistry: Lithium Polymer (Li-Po)
  • Removable: No

Battery

  • PCMarkVantage: 10227
  • 3DMarkVantage (GPU): 4373
  • The Verge Battery Test: 6 hours and 59 minutes

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