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Posted by: karstenko
« on: April 17, 2015, 15:32:18 »

Not a bad ultrabook but please consider these things before you buy it:
- no SD card slot and only 2 USB ports
- sound card driver distorts headphone audio at higher volumes which renders it unusable for audio editing and media production
- the Mini-Display port is very small and tends to wear out
- real world battery life is greatly reduced by real world apps like Antimalware Service, Windows Updates, Antivirus programs and Dropbox-like solutions
- there is no external battery on the market because of the special dell power connector
- I had 2 original dell power adapters in 1 year that broke
- you cannot open it with one hand because doing so lifts the lower part

If I knew any better Ultrabook, I would not buy this one again.
Posted by: Ted Guy
« on: January 02, 2015, 10:07:14 »

I have not heard any high pitched whine noise.
Posted by: Steve Schardein
« on: November 11, 2014, 21:57:31 »

@TonyUK75:

It seems quite clear that your unit has some type of problem.  I would consider having it serviced, especially while it's still within the warranty period just in case it's a hardware issue.


Regarding the missing SD card slot, sorry guys, this was merely a review update; we do not reiterate items such as ports which have not changed since the last review!

-Steve
Posted by: Don Quichotte
« on: November 11, 2014, 20:01:30 »

J'ai un Dell XPS 13 Gold (9333) depuis novembre 2013, avec Win 8.1 Pro, 8Go et SSD 256Go. je  travaille avec Office Pro, Adobe Première Pro, Photoshop et Autocad 2014. Au bureau, écran 2 de 24p 1920x1080, travail en réseau. Jamais eu de problème, très rapide,16h maxi à 8h mini, pour moi très bon appareil. :D :D
Posted by: TonyUK75
« on: October 06, 2014, 15:22:54 »

I bought one, xps 13 touch screen 9333.
My considerations:
- battery life claimed up to 8 hours? It works up to 3 editing docs at 40% brightness
- screen flips absurdly very very little.
- fan is noisy and overheaing (its October )
- claimed spillproof keyboard is not.
- touch screen is far away from tablet responsiveness and if you touch it at the top it will bounce the keyboard half.
Thanks
Posted by: travsformer
« on: September 27, 2014, 12:53:03 »

Hi,

I'm interested in buying an XPS 13, and would be very greatful is anyone who owns one could comment on whether the high pitched whine (coil whine) is still present in units purchased recently, and whether the laptop runs particularly hot or not.

Thanks!
Posted by: vinay
« on: September 20, 2014, 10:03:10 »

My personal suggestion, please never buy any dell laptop. I have bought one dell inspiron 15  laptop and and its motherboard got short automatically with in one month of purchase. This was my first experience with Dell.
They don't even provide any stand by laptop to work in the mean while of they fix the issue.
I had lots of school assignments to complete. They don't even take care of your issues.

I had experience of two hp laptops, they are far more better in service than dell.

Please please don't buy Dell.
Posted by: timonoj
« on: September 08, 2014, 02:32:49 »

I think you guys REALLY should have mentioned SOMEWHERE that the laptop doesn't have SD card. After checking budgets and everything, I was about to buy it, just taking a look to a demo model in the shop when I noticed the missing SD card. I never checked it, it was never mentioned, but it is assumed there is one on every single laptop. Maybe not a 7-in-one adapter, but just the typical single SD card reader. It's mostly a standard.... Nope. Not on this one.
I wasted my time on a trip going to buy something assuming it would have it, just to find out.
My question now would be, what Core i7 8GB 128/256GB ultrabook can I buy that DOES have a SD slot?
Posted by: Jeff Belin
« on: May 05, 2014, 20:36:26 »

This seems like a pretty good Ultrabook, but it has a number of demerits: no SD card, tilts when using touchscreen, a constant high pitch whine, mediocre audio to name a few.

What I don't understand it, under your new rating scheme, 85 points is the highest mark you give for any Ultrabook and it hardly seems appropriate for this "well above average" but far from "best available."  It seems like the rating of 85 points is equivalent to 91 under your old rating system.  This simply does not cream the Samsung Ativ 9, the Acer S7-392 nor the HP Spectre 13t-3000.  Your rating system seems increasingly arbitrary.
Posted by: Dan Buhler
« on: April 13, 2014, 02:24:29 »

We have a few at the office. Haven't had a problem with the screen tilting back, but some of the notebooks when completely idle do have the high-pitched noise. However, it's far better than the hardware problems we have with our Sony Vaio Pro, Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga, and other manufacturers.
Posted by: noisy13
« on: April 07, 2014, 18:24:44 »

It makes high-pitched noises. A lot of users are complaining about it. It is not only a few units have the issue, but all of them do.
If you're over 50 years old or have problem with hearing, this unit is for yours. The screen can't open 180 degree (about 135 degree), and the screen also blocks the fan airflow, so it runs really hot.
Posted by: JustinL
« on: March 21, 2014, 13:42:32 »

Thanks for the review, just received mine, would like to point out though that you can also get one with a 4650cpu with 5000 Iris graphics (which is the version I have)
Posted by: scholaris
« on: March 21, 2014, 08:17:10 »

Hiya! how about the lid and tilting it back - I read/saw on other pictures that it does not tilt back that much, the ratio looks very small. Could you say sth. about that - especially comparing it to other uktrabooks like the series 9 (15" edition! as I know the samsung13" has a 180 degree hinge that tilts back flat to a table ;) ), spectre, zenbook etc. THANKS!
Posted by: Redaktion
« on: March 21, 2014, 06:22:59 »

Predictably great. Dell’s 2014 refresh of its critically-acclaimed XPS 13 brings with it a conservative selection of evolutionary enhancements, not least of which is the option of an included touchscreen. But can it still stand with the latest and greatest ultraportables?

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Update-Dell-XPS-13-9333-Touchscreen-Ultrabook.113709.0.html

 
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