Dell XPS 13 9343-6364SLV on Amazon
- Pros & Cons:
- Infinity Display
- QHD+ screen resolution
- Broadwell Chip
- Solid State Drive
- Weighs 3 lb.
- 11 hour battery life
- No optical drive
The Dell XPS 13 9343-6364SLV has it going on: a long battery life, an amazing display, along with speed and power in a small package. Sometimes you can have it all. It comes at a price, but if you are looking for a lightweight and powerful entertainment center, you will find it right here. The operating system is Windows 8.1.
The screen is a beautiful 13.3” QHD+ Widescreen LED backlit 3K display with Truelife and 3200 x 1800 pixel resolution. The screen has more than 2.5 as many pixels as a full HD screen. It has a touchscreen that handles multi-point touch. The display is very bright, easy to view, even outside in the full sun. What makes this display even more special is that this 13-inch size screen in available on a computer that is merely the size of a typical 11″ laptop. It is called the Infinity Screen, and, because it has a 5.2mm thin bezel that takes up less than 2% of the display, the screen virtually stretches from end to end across the laptop. The processor is the fifth generation Intel Core i5-5200U, a dual core ULV (ultra-low voltage) processor based on Intel’s latest Broadwell microarchitecture. It was released in January 2015. Due to Hyperthreading, the two cores can handle up to four threads in parallel, which improves the CPU utilization. The base speed is 2.2 GHz, and can increase to 2.7 GHz through Turbo Boost. Thanks to the improved architecture, including three-dimensional FinFET transistors, the CPU is 5-15% faster than the previous generation Haswell i5-4200U. Intel HD Graphics 5500 are integrated with the processor. This is the first Intel chip to support DirectX 11.2. Amazingly, with all this power, the laptop still has an 11 hour battery life.
The laptop comes with 8 GB DDR3L RAM, which allows for excellent multi-tasking. This is twice as much as is typically found in today’s modern computers. You will be able to have multiple programs running at once with minimal degradation in performance.
This laptop has a 256 GB solid drive. Although it is smaller than a typical rotational drive, it is wicked fast. Not only will you be able to access files more quickly, but the startup time for the machine will be minimized. The advantage of the solid state drive is that there are no rotating parts. Instead, the storage uses flash memory, which is fast – you can access your data more than twice as fast than from a rotational hard drive. For connecting devices, there are two USB ports, both of which are USB 3.0, which transfers data ten times faster than USB 2.0. For wirelessly connecting peripherals, the machine has Bluetooth. You could, for example, connect external speakers wirelessly using Bluetooth. The keyboard is backlit, which makes it easy to work in low ambient lighting. The computer weighs 2.6 lb. It is also thin, at around half an inch in thickness. The sound is enhanced with Wave Maxx Audio 5.0. It uses the latest AC WiFi, which is optimized for streaming HD movies.
The Dell XPS 13 9343-6364SLV is an ultra- modern and powerful small laptop that is well-suited for the most demanding computer tasks. It has an amazing and large display, it will will make video, presentations, movies, and everyday work come alive. It is a modern laptop in every sense, and it will easily meet your computer needs for several years. Dell prides itself on manufacturing reliable laptops – those that will survive your lifestyle. If you can afford it, this is an amazing laptop.
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