Dell XPS 13 Laptop Review and Benchmarks – (9360 Late 2017)
You quad core CPU, which runs at 1.8 gigahertz and Kanto go up to 4 gigahertz I've got 8 gigabytes of LP ddr3 memory running at 1866 megahertz, but the top end model comes with 16 gig for storage there's, a 256 gig samsung nvme m2 SSD, and for The graphics there's, no discrete GPU here so we're using Intel's UHD 620 graphics, which are included with the CPU. This is powering the 13.3 inch 60 Hertz IPS qhd display and we'll see how this performs later in the benchmarks. As for network connectivity, there's killer 8 or 2.11 AC Wi Fi with bluetooth support no Ethernet ports. Unfortunately, unless you use a USB adapter, the whole up top is aluminium or aluminum whatever. On the outside. The laptop has a matte metallic silver look to it with the silver mirrored finish: Dell logo, while inside there's this black carbon fiber composite material, which feels like smooth rubber, the physical dimensions of the laptop, a 30 point, 4 centimeters in width, 20 centimeters in depth and Just 1.5 centimeters in height, so it's fairly thin. The weight of the laptop will, of course, differ based on the hardware installed and Dell lists the weight at one point: two kilos for the model without touchscreen or one point, two, nine kilos with the touchscreen I've got the touchscreen model here and, while testing I found It to weigh very close to this at one point: three kilos and when including the power brick and power cable for charging, the total increases to just under 1.
6 kilos, so it's, pretty lightweight and portable. As mentioned, the screen is a 13.3 inch, 60 Hertz qhd IPS panel, in this case running at a 3200 by 1800 resolution, but it's also available in 1080p. It looks great on all angles. I didn't notice any color shift up or down or side to side. The screen is covered in gorilla glass, so it has a glossy finish and will easily show reflections, but it does look very nice. It also features Dells infinity edge, which is why there's not much bezel at all around the display in this particular model, it's also touchscreen, and I found it to work pretty well. Although fingerprints show up quite easily due to that glossy finish, if you're touching it all the time, I've measured the colors produced by the screen using the spider five prayer and my results, return 98 of srgb 71 of ntsc and 77 of adobe RGB, so it's doing Fairly well there compared to other laptops, I've tested, I've, also performed. My usual backlight bleed test on the display, which involves, having the laptop show a completely black screen in a dark room to help emphasize any bleeding around the edges. I then take a long exposure photo with my camera to help display any bleed. So basically, this is a worst case scenario test. Although there appears to be some small difference along the top what's, the right, I couldn't personally notice any bleed at all, both in normal lighting and darkroom scenarios, but this will of course, vary from laptop to laptop while moving the display.
There was almost no flex at all as the whole. Lid is solid metal and the hinge runs along most of the base providing plenty of support. The base of the laptop wasn't heavy enough to allow for one finger. Opening, however, which is to be expected based on how light the thing is, underneath the display in the bottom left corner is a 720p camera. Camera looks alright, but it's still fairly green dip. It with some whining shoot the thin bezels on the screen, it's positioned, so low. You have to tilt the screen right back. To get yourself in the frame. Microphone sounds fine, not great, but I'll. Let you judge for yourself. The keyboard was nice to type with the buttons weren't overly clicky, but I found them a little small in general, at least with my lodge hands but that's, to be expected for a 13 inch laptop with this. Much spacing between the keys old keys light up with LED backlighting, the brightness can be adjusted between two levels or turned off completely, and this 1.3 millimeters of travel. There was only a little keyboard flex while pushing down fairly hard. I didn't notice this while typing normally and overall, it feels very sturdy. The touchpad has a light, matte texture to it. It feels smooth and will click down when pressing anywhere. The clicks are also fairly loud, there's, a fingerprint scanner to the right of the touchpad and speaking of fingerprints. The inside of the laptop does show them, but the black texture hides them a little while the silver lid does a great job at hiding them.
As for the available layers, starting on the left, there's, the power input, USB 3.1 gen2 type c port with Thunderbolt 3 using 2 PCIe lanes USB 3.0 type, a port 3.5 millimeter, headphone and mic jack, a battery charge indicator button and the left speaker on the right. There'S, the right speaker, full size, SD card slot, USB 3.0 type, a port and Noble, Lock, there's, nothing on the front or on the back. As for the speakers on the left and right sides, they sound pretty decent. As far as laptop speakers are concerned, there was a little bass and they sent it fairly clear. Even at higher volumes underneath was very clean with the XPS logo in the middle there's, a line of air intakes towards the back and two long rubber feet which extend most of the way along the base, helped prevent the laptop from moving around on flat surfaces and Also rise it up slightly to help let cool air in powering the laptop is a 60 watt hour battery and with a full charge and just watching YouTube. With the screen on half brightness keyboard lighting off and background ups disabled, I was able to use it for 6 hours and 15 minutes quite impressive, considering the size of the laptop. This is definitely because there's, no discrete graphics, so the battery can last a lot longer compared to other larger laptops, I've tested during normal use, with an Emmy and room temperature of 23 degrees Celsius.
The CPU idled at 33 degrees Celsius – and here are the external temperatures of the laptop – will actually be put in your hands while maxing out the CPU with a 264 for around half an hour with the same room temperature. The CPU initially peaked at 99 degrees Celsius, but then quickly dropped down as the CPU down clocked itself to stay cool. Eventually, it averaged a maximum of 87 degrees Celsius, while all four calls were sitting at just one point: 6 gigahertz. Unfortunately, heat problems like this are a drawback of thin and light laptops, but it's not really going to be a problem unless you're doing CPU intensive work on multiple cores and sticking to single core workloads. Didn'T seem to be a problem again: it's at around 3 point 7 to 4 gigahertz on a single core at 87 degrees Celsius. We can see that the center of the keyboard area towards the back has warmed up a bit more, although this wasn't really an issue in practice as your hands. Don'T rest there. However, it was noticeably warm while typing in terms of noise that ran quieter than all other laptops, I've tested as there's less heat, due to the lack of dedicated graphics at idle. That set at the 36 decibel mark, and I couldn't even hear it here's what it sounded like, while maxing out the CPU with a 264, went up to 46 decibels and here's. What that sounded like for reference.
Most gaming laptops I've tested out max out at around 50 to 55 decibels, so the difference was quite noticeable. Last but not least, let's check out some benchmarks, although there's not as many here as usual, given the lack of discreet graphics, Gaming is mostly out. Dota 2 is probably the least intensive game I have, and at the lowest settings were actually almost averaging 60fps anything higher than that bow, and we start to struggle just for fun. I also tried pub Jean on very low settings at 1080p and it averaged 11 fps. So it's not playable. As for CPU power I've compared to 8550, you with the 7700 HQ in Cinebench, we can see in the single core results: the 8550. U is actually ahead, as the single core does indeed to go up to 4 gigahertz. The multi core result shows the 7700 HQ coming out ahead and that's likely due to the 85 50 you down, clocking itself, so much due to the heat issues I mentioned previously still not too far behind, though I plan on doing more comparisons with the 7700 HQ In different tests so make sure you subscribe that up in crystal discs mark the 256 gigabyte nvme SSD performed around 1830 megabytes per second in sequential reads: at 1260 megabytes per second and squint awright, so it's pretty fast, 2 to 3 times faster than a standard. Sata SSD in this exact configuration, the laptop, can be picked up from Dell for 2499 Australian dollars here in Australia, at the time of recording which converts to about 1975 US Dollars with Tex included.
However, it is one of the higher end configurations available in the XPS 13 series, so you can save some money by reducing the specs and of course we generally pay more for stuff here in Australia. So if you're in the u.s. it's a few hundred dollars cheaper, so what did you guys? Think of the Dell XPS 13 laptop overall I'm, pretty impressed compared to what the laptops I've checked out recently. It'S got great battery life, especially considering the size and the whole thing feels solid, it's being built really well and yet is still small and lightweight perfect for traveling, with, unfortunately there's no discrete graphics. So if you want to play anything other than the most basic of games, you're out of luck personally, that's no issue for me, I currently use a 13 inch MacBook Pro from 2013. When I travels so this seems like a nice competitor, you may have heard the Dell announced an updated 2018 model of the XPS 13 recently at CES from what I can tell it's, mostly the same bit, slightly thinner with a smaller battery. So personally, I'd probably still consider this one. Let me know what you guys thought down in the comments and leave a like if you found the information useful thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe for future tech.