Mini Review: DELL XPS 14 laptop, the fraternal twin of the MacBook Pro

| June 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

The good: The new Dell XPS 14 is solidly built and powerful. It’s also slim and attractive, especially for a laptop with an Intel Core i7 CPU and discrete graphics.

The bad: This is way heavier than any 14-inch laptop without an optical drive needs to be.

The bottom line: The flagship of Dell’s revamped laptop line, the XPS 14 is a worthy competitor to something like the MacBook Pro, and the two systems share a similar aesthetic. But Dell’s new Inspiron ultrabook is nearly as good, and a lot less expensive.


Price as reviewed / Starting price $1,499 / $1,099
Processor 1.9GHz Intel Core i7-3517U
Memory 4GB, 1333MHz DDR3
Hard drive 500GB 5,400rpm / 32GB SSD
Chipset Intel HM77
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M / Intel HD 4000
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Dimensions (WD) 12.2 x 9.2 inches
Height 0.8 inches
Screen size (diagonal) 14.0 inches
System weight / Weight with AC adapter 4.7/5.7 pounds
Category Midsize

XPS 14 vs. Category Average

Dell XPS 14 Average for category [midsize]
Video HDMI, mini-DisplayPort VGA plus HDMI or DisplayPort
Audio Stereo speakers, headphone jack Stereo speakers, headphone/microphone jacks
Data 2 USB 3.0, SD card reader 2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, SD card reader, eSATA
Networking Ethernet, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, optional mobile broadband Ethernet, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, optional mobile broadband
Optical drive None DVD burner

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