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Dell XPS 13 (9360, Late 2016)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Dell XPS 13 (9360, Late 2016). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and battery. The screen and durability are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical reviews about the reliability and size.

performance, durability, screen, battery, design

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell XPS 13 (9360, Late 2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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

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

 

We can all agree that Dell's latest XPS 13 with Kaby Lake is an incremental update. But when your ultrabook is the one that's being copied by everyone, that's not such a bad thing, is it?

2016-11

Expert review by: Bernhard Pechlaner (notebookcheck.net)

Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5 Notebook Review

 

Quiet evolution. The Kaby Lake i5-equipped version of Dell's XPS 13 subnotebook with FHD display impresses with outstanding battery live, great performance and top-notch ergonomics. The display, however, falls a tad short of our lofty expectations.

impressive sturdiness and build quality, ultra-thin bezel and correspondingly low footprint, very good system performance, outstanding battery life, impressive WiFi performance (Killer wireless card), remains quiet under most conditions, top-notch...

display brightness could be higher, just average coverage of the color spaces, can run very hot, occasional (mild) coil whine, not as thin as some others, space bar pressure not uniform

The XPS 13 ticks all the right check boxes. The display performance of the system might not be up there with the best of the ultraportable competition, but that's a minor complaint indeed.

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Dell XPS 13 9360 QHD+ i5-7200U Notebook Review

 

Small update, no effect?! Dell secretly updated its top seller: The XPS 13 is one of the first models that gets the latest Kaby Lake processors from Intel. The chassis does not appear to be changed, and the display is similar as well. We once again do...

The Dell XPS 13 with Kaby Lake is an update of the existing Skylake version. The new WLAN module from Killer in particular can convince during our review with useful features and excellent performance figures. The Kaby Lake SoC inside our test model...

Expert review by: Allen Ngo, Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Dell XPS 13 9360 QHD+ i7-7500U Notebook Review

 

Now in Rose Gold. The Kaby Lake update adds little to an already excellent XPS 13 experience. Users will only see marginal benefits in both performance and battery life when compared to the outgoing Skylake XPS 13.

relatively accessible internals; upgradeable storage, strong chassis and lid; excellent workmanship, smaller than other 13.3-inch notebooks, USB Type-C Gen. 2 + Thunderbolt 3, Killer 1535 wireless as standard, high quality QHD+ touchscreen, very long...

warm operating and surface temperatures, inconsistent dynamic brightness control, unimpressive internal speakers, suboptimal webcam placement, fingerprint magnet, small Arrow keys, no DDR4 RAM

To the majority users, the most important part of the Kaby Lake XPS 13 9360 update is the fact that the Skylake XPS 13 9350 will now be cheaper. The performance deltas between these nearly identical notebooks are so minimal that buyers intending to use...

Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

Dell XPS 13

 

The Dell XPS 13 became our top overall laptop by offering a 13-inch screen in a more compact package than its competitors, along with a winning combo of design, comfort, performance and battery life. Since its introduction, everyone has been trying to...

Superb battery life; Good 7th-generation Core performance; Excellent Wi-Fi range; More ports than on competing laptops; Comfortable, soft-touch, carbon-fiber deck; Attractive rose-gold color option

Awkward webcam placement; Not as thin and light as some competitors

The Dell XPS 13 improves upon our top-rated laptop by offering even longer battery life, faster performance and stronger Wi-Fi in an equally compact design.

2016-11

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Brad Bourque (digitaltrends.com)

Dell XPS 13 review (Kaby Lake)

 

Dell's XPS 13 is the laptop everyone else is trying – and failing – to beat.

2016-11

Best of Year 2016

Expert review by: Brendan Nystedt (reviewed.com)

Dell XPS 13 (9360) Laptop Review

 

The best Windows ultrabook retains its crown

2017-01

Expert review by: Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Dell XPS 13 (Late 2016, Kaby Lake Core I5) Review and Ratings

 

The XPS 13 may not feel as fresh as it did nearly two years ago, but new "Kaby Lake" CPU options, plus a battery boost, enable impressive battery life. Its comfy keyboard, solid shell, and trim lines make it a hard-to-ignore option, even versus laptops...

Near two-day battery life in this configuration ; Good mix of current and future-looking ports ; 1080p touch display now a $100 add-on option

Oddly placed Webcam still isn't ideal for video chats ; No fingerprint reader or Windows Hello-enabled camera

The Dell XPS 13 may no longer be the hot new thing of the ultraportable-laptop world. Starting at 2.7 pounds (and edging up to 2.9 pounds if you opt for a touch-enabled display), this machine is almost a pound heavier than the lightest laptops with...

2016-11

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Realtek ALC3246
Audio system:MaxxAudio
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 recharge time:4
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:8.8
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Colour of product:Black, Gold / Black, Pink gold / Black, Silver / Gold / Pink gold / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Carbon fiber
Market positioning:Business
Product Type:Netbook / Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:400
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440 / 3200 x 1080 / 3200 x 1800
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / QHD+ / Quad HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Pixel pitch:0.0918 x 0.0918 / 0.153 x 0.153
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / Not available
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 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0x1926 / 0x5916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel Iris Graphics 540
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

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

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
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
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Y
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, 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

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 Data

AC adapter included:N / Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

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

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
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

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: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 / 3.5 / 3.50
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Broadwell / Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i3-7xxx / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-5xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.7 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i3-7100U / i5-7200U / I7-5500U / I7-6560U / i7-7500U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1356 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:F0 / H0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
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
Intel TSX-NI:N
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
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Processor ARK ID:85214 / 91163 / 95443 / 95451
Processor code:SR23W / SR2ZU / SR2ZV
Processor package size: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
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington / Noble
Password protection:Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Home & Business 2016 / Microsoft Office Home & Student 2016 / Microsoft Office Professional 2016
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Linux Ubuntu / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO
Operating System Language:Multilingual
Trial software:McAfee, Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office 30, McAfee Security Center / Microsoft Office, McAfee

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 / 1.54
Weight:1.2 / 1.23 / 1.29
Width:30.4 / 304 / 304.2