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Dell XPS 13 (9360, Late 2016)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 163 reviews of Dell XPS 13 (9360, Late 2016). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and design. The screen and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the touchpad and connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell XPS 13 (9360, Late 2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell XPS 13 (9360, Late 2016)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Dell XPS 13 (9360, Late 2016) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviews about the screen and design are on the whole positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the price.

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: 2016 Newest Dell XPS 13 High Performance Laptop with 13.3" FHD Infinity Borderless Display, Intel Core i5-6200U Processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 11 hour2016 Newest Dell XPS 13 High Performance Laptop with 13.3" FHD Infinity Borderless Display, Intel Core i5-6200U Processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 11 hour

2018-09

Expert review by : Tony Ibrahim (goodgearguide.com.au)

Dell XPS 13 (2016) review: Making the very best Ultrabook

 

Just might be the most desirable Windows notebook on sale

5.7 million pixel display ; Aluminium and carbon fibre build ; Comfortable keyboard and trackpad ; Good battery life

No support for Windows Hello ; Introductory models do not support touch ; SD card pops out

Every part of this notebook has been geared to getting the most performance from the smallest possible footprint. It is a joy to the senses, with the cut of its finish, the vibrancy of its display and the compassion of its keyboard. It is among our...

2015-12

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (pcmag.com)

Dell XPS 13 (9360)

 

The XPS 13, Dell's venerable ultraportable with the bezel-free screen, gets Intel's new quad-core CPU, with electrifying results in both speed and battery life.

Stunning performance and battery life. Sleek, compact design. Handsome 1080p display.

Inconvenient webcam location. No HDMI port.

Bottom Line: The XPS 13, Dell's venerable ultraportable with the bezel-free screen, gets Intel's new quad-core CPU, with electrifying results in both speed and battery life.

2017-11

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Dell XPS 13 review: This golden ultraportable hasn't lost its luster

 

New processors and the versatility of Thunderbolt 3 help keep the XPS 13 as a top choice.

The Dell XPS 13 keeps everything that was great about the previous model -- including its near edge-to-edge-display and fantastic keyboard -- and adds the latest Intel Kaby Lake processors and Thunderbolt 3.

The design means the webcam is awkwardly placed at the bottom of the display. Though the QHD-resolution touchscreen is beautiful, it adds a lot to the price and hurts battery life. Gold version will cost you $50 more.

Whether you scale back for better battery life or load it up for the best performance possible, the Dell XPS 13 remains one excellent ultraportable laptop.

2017-01

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Dell XPS 13 Touch (2016 Rose Gold Edition)

 

With powerful hardware, a high-resolution screen, and both USB 3.0 and USB-C ports, the Dell XPS 13 Touch is the best ultraportable laptop for power users right now.

Compact design. Carbon fiber and aluminum construction. High-resolution (3,200-by-1,800) display. Includes both USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.0 (Type-A) ports. Long battery life.

Requires adapters for external displays. Not DCI-P3 or Adobe RGB compliant. Odd angle on webcam.

The Rose Gold Edition of the Dell XPS 13 addresses most of the issues we had with the regular Gold Edition, and comes in costing $100 less. It has a top-notch screen, a compact body, premium construction, upscale aesthetics, 11 hours of battery life, a...

2016-11

Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (pcworld.com)

Dell XPS 13 Kaby Lake review: Yes, this is the best one so far

 

It's an incremental update, but Dell's latest XPS 13 gets a decent performance boost from Kaby Lake and enhanced graphics support.

Features latest generation Intel 7th Generation CPU. ; Very compact for a 13-inch laptop ; Very good battery life

Keyboard is a almost too small ; Webcam in an awkward position that gives people a shot of your wattle ; Still great, but almost zero changes to external design

In the end, you can look at Dell’s latest XPS 13 as a “if nothing’s broken, don’t fix it” moment. It’s arguably one of the best if not best laptop available. You get that beautiful InfinityEdge display, a super-compact body, and oodles of performance.

2016-11

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Dell XPS 13 Touch (2016 Gold Edition)

 

The Gold Edition of the XPS 13 Touch adds faster processing to the excellent build quality, feature set, and gorgeous display of the original. But the higher price and decreased battery life means this high-end ultraportable laptop may not be for...

Very compact frame. Carbon fiber and aluminum construction. QHD+ (3,200-by-1,800) display is breathtaking. USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3 interface.

Core i7 processor increases cost without a significant jump in performance over i5. Middling battery life. Requires adapters for external displays.

Conclusion The Dell XPS 13 Touch (2016 Gold Edition) shares all the high-end features of the Core i5 XPS 13 Touch from earlier this year but adds in some extra power. This lets the system chew through media projects and day-to-day tasks a little...

2016-04

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Dell XPS 13 review: The laptop with the golden touch

 

This updated Dell XPS 13 is colored gold and has a high price to match.

This updated XPS 13 has a stunning nearly edge-to-edge high-res display, and an upgraded processor and graphics.

This gold edition is very expensive, and battery life isn't as good as some other 13-inch laptops. The touchpad is tricky to use for some multitouch gestures.

The excellent Dell XPS 13 series gets a high-end upgrade in this gold edition with improved performance, but also a high-end price to match.

2016-03

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Dell XPS 13 2016, Gold Edition

 

Shoppers are stuck between choosing based on price, features, or design -- and generally speaking, settling on two out of those three is the best one can hope for. The Dell XPS 13 came close to nailing the perfect formula last year, with an...

This updated XPS 13 has a stunning nearly edge-to-edge high-res display, and an upgraded processor and graphics.

This gold edition is very expensive, and battery life isn't as good as some other 13-inch laptops. The touchpad is tricky to use for some multitouch gestures.

The excellent Dell XPS 13 series gets a high-end upgrade in this gold edition with improved performance, but also a high-end price to match.

2016-03

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Dell XPS 13 Touch (2016)

 

The latest Dell XPS 13 Touch delivers the ideal combination of power and prestige, with a sturdy build, a gorgeous QHD+ touch screen, a speedy new processor, and USB-C port with Thunderbolt support.

Very compact frame. Carbon fiber and aluminum construction. QHD+ (3,200-by-1,800) display is breathtaking. USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3 interface. About 9 hours of battery life in testing.

Needs adapters for external displays.

Performance and Conclusion Our review unit was configured with a sixth-generation Intel Core i5-6200U processor with Intel HD Graphics 520. It's not as fast as the Intel Core i7 processors in the Lenovo HZ550 or the Toshiba Satellite Radius 12. The...

2016-01

Expert review by (t3.com)

Dell XPS 13 review: a super portable with a display that's out of this world

 

This compact stunner has it all

Amazing display ; Compact body ; Packs power

Average battery life (QHD+) ; Adaptive Brightness ; Fingerprints easily

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Realtek ALC3246
Audio system:MaxxAudio / MaxxAudio Pro
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Waves

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):56 / 60
Battery charge indicator:Y
Battery charge status button:Y
Battery life (max):22
Battery recharge time:4
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.6 / 8.8
Number of battery cells:3 / 4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92
Front camera signal format:720p
Video capturing speed:30
Wide-angle lens front camera:Y

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
EPEAT rating:94.4

Design

Colour name:Rose Gold / Silver
Colour of product:Black, Gold / Black, Pink gold / Black, Silver / Gold / Pink gold / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Carbon fiber
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business
Market positioning:Business
Product Type:Netbook / Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display bezel technology:InfinityEdge
Display brightness:400
Display diagonal:33.8
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440 / 3200 x 1080 / 3200 x 1800
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / QHD+ / Quad HD / Quad HD+
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Pixel density:276
Pixel pitch:0.0918 x 0.0918 / 0.153 x 0.153
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Dual-touch / Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:16 / 32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:No / Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Graphics / Intel Iris Plus Graphics / Intel UHD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0x1926 / 0x5916 / 0x5917 / 0x591E / 0x5926
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 615 / Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel Iris Graphics 540 / Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 / Intel UHD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 620 / Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:Belgian / Czech, Slovakian / German / Pan Nordic / Spanish / Swiss
Keyboard layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:N / No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Logistics data

Number of layers per pallet:13
Pallet height:121.1
Pallet length:120
Pallet volume:242
Pallet weight:258.6 / 262.3
Pallet width:100
Quantity per intermodal container (20ft):2000
Quantity per intermodal container (40ft, HC):4368
Quantity per layer:8
Quantity per pallet:104
Quantity per shipping carton:1730
Shipping carton height:29.3
Shipping carton length:43.1
Shipping carton volume:1.73
Shipping carton weight:2.45
Shipping carton width:8.2

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM / LPDDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1866 / 2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:On-board / On-board + SO-DIMM / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Y
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):867
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 / Killer Wireless-AC 1535

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-15.2 - 10668
Non-operating shock:160
Non-operating vibration:1.3
Operating altitude:-15.2 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating shock:110 / 140
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating vibration:0.66
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:N / Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Package material:Bamboo molded pulp, Corrugated cardboard, Low-density polyethylene (LDPE)
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Dell E-Value Code:BNX93604P / BNX93605P / BNX93607P / BNX93608P / BNX93R01

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:N / Y / Yes
DC-in jack:N / Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No / Y
DVI port:N / No
ExpressCard slot:Y
Number of Thunderbolt 3 ports with PowerShare support:1
Number of USB ports with PowerShare support:1
PowerShare:Y
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.31
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:45 / 56 / 65

Processor

Bus type:DMI2 / OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600 / 800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x2,1x4,2x2,2x1,4x1 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.10 / 3.2 / 3.4 / 3.40 / 3.5 / 3.50 / 3.8 / 4 / 4.00
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Broadwell / Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-7xxx / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i5-8xxx / Intel Core i7-5xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx / Intel Core i7-8xxx
Processor frequency:1.20 / 1.6 / 1.60 / 1.8 / 1.80 / 2.2 / 2.4 / 2.40 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.60 / 2.7 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i3-7100U / i5-7200U / i5-7300U / i5-7Y54 / i5-8250U / I7-5500U / I7-6560U / i7-7500U / i7-7560U / i7-7660U / i7-8550U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-5500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-7600 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA 1515 / BGA1356 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:F0 / H0 / Y0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 4.5
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y
Intel FDI Technology:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 124967 / 85214 / 91163 / 95442 / 95443 / 95451 / 97472 / 97537 / 97540
Processor code:SR23W / SR2ZU / SR2ZV / SR2ZW / SR340 / SR3LA
Processor package size:20 x 16.5 / 40 / 42 x 24 / 42 x 24 x 1.3
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology:Y / Yes

Recycling data

Bamboo molded pulp content per package:49
Corrugated cardboard content per box for accessories:30
Corrugated cardboard content per package:714
Corrugated cardboard content per shipping carton:683
Corrugated cardboard content per sleeve for accessories:1
Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) content per package:40
Other materials content per package:5

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington / Noble
Fingerprint Reader:N / Y
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Bundled software:Financial Tracker & Retail Information\nAdditional Software (Win10) / McAfee LiveSafe / Microsoft Office Home & Business 2016 / Microsoft Office Home & Student 2016 / Microsoft Office Home and Student / Microsoft Office Professional 2016
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Linux Ubuntu / N / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO
Operating System Language:English / German, Dutch, English, French, Italian / Multilingual / Spanish
Trial software:McAfee / McAfee LiveSafe / McAfee LiveSafe (30 days Trial), Microsoft Office (30 days Trial - Excludes Office License) / McAfee Security Center, Microsoft Office / McAfee, Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office 30 Day / Microsoft Office 30 Day Trial / Microsoft Office 30, McAfee Security Center / Microsoft Office Day Trial / Microsoft Office, McAfee / Microsoft Office, McAfee Live Safe XPS / Microsoft Office, McAfee LiveSafe / Microsoft® Office 30 Day Trial - Excludes Office License; McAfee LiveSafe 30 Day Trial

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 256 / 500 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20 / 200 / 200.2
Height (front):8.95 / 9
Height (rear):1.5 / 1.53 / 1.54
Weight:1.2 / 1.22 / 1.23 / 1.29 / 1.32
Width:30.4 / 304 / 304.2