Dell XPS 14 (2012)

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.

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

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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