Dell XPS 14 (2012)

Verge Review

Since the day the chunky XPS M1210 notebook morphed into the XPS M1330's sleek frame, Dell has almost always had a stylish laptop lineup to its name. Back in 2007, they were defined by brushed aluminum surfaces and ultra-thin LED backlit screens, and in 2010, they went to a black-and-silver design with distinctive port-filled corners and magnesium alloy decks. In 2011, the XPS 15z took a page from Apple's playbook before that was cool, and this year's XPS 13 could practically have sprung from...

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Basic Specs

Laptop type Mainstream
Thickness 0.91 inches
Weight 4.6 pounds
Operating system Windows 7
Screen size (diagonal) 14 inches
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
Graphics type Switchable
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 4000
The Verge Battery Test 6 hours and 59 minutes

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Tech Specs

Hardware

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

Software

Operating system Windows 7

Display (base)

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

Keyboard

Type Chiclet
Backlit Yes
Number pad No

Mouse

Type(s) Trackpad

Processor (base)

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

Processor (max)

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

GPU (base)

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

GPU (max)

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

Memory

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

Storage

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

Audio

Speakers 2

Webcam

Effective pixels 1.3 megapixels

Port options

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

Connectivity

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

Battery

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

Benchmarks

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

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