We’ll put the device through our unmatched and ever-evolving array of scientific tests to come away with the answer. Actual item pictured. The PCMark 7 score (4989) beats (albeit marginally) the scores of the XPS 13-9343 Touch/non-Touch (4934/4745), but it fails to eclipse the HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G2’s 5295 or the MacBook Air 13-inch 2015’s 5205. What complaints we have identified are even more insignificant than those in our previous review: a somewhat lackluster color gamut for the display, limited maintenance and upgrade options, and a mail-in warranty as standard. Any international shipping is paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. International shipping and import charges paid to Pitney Bowes Inc. Any international shipping and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. International shipping paid to Pitney Bowes Inc. 30 day returns. Dell XPS 13-9350 - 2016-02-1602/16/2016 v5(old)Steve Schardein, 13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, SHP1420, IPS, glossy: no, Intel Skylake PCH-H High Definition Audio Controller, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: SD / MMC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Dell Wireless 1820A 802.11ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1, height x width x depth (in mm): 18.5 x 304 x 200 ( = 0.73 x 11.97 x 7.87 in), Speakers: 2.0, side-mounted, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 1.226 kg ( = 43.25 oz / 2.7 pounds), Power Supply: 260 g ( = 9.17 oz / 0.57 pounds). No additional import charges at delivery! Apart from GPU improvements, which are also supposed to be significant, the latter is likely the least important factor here; in modern notebooks, especially Ultrabooks, it is the storage and memory which usually serve as the biggest bottlenecks to overall system performance. Given these changes we ought to see significantly improved GPU performance in the XPS 13-9350. As it turns out, when compared to the non-Touch XPS 13-9343 we reviewed (which probably featured a later BIOS version than the original Touch model to help compensate for the fan complaints), not much at all. So, then, it is hardly surprising that Dell has defaulted to its conservative design principles and taken a purely evolutionary approach to its late-2015 XPS 13 revision. For a couple of comparisons, in superPi 32M, the XPS 13 managed 710 seconds, considerably quicker than both the HP Spectre (752 s) and XPS 13-9343 Touch (744 s), but only slightly better than the XPS 13-9343 non-Touch (717 s). Overall, though, this machine was a stunning feat of engineering, and one which we claimed “might just be the most complete ultraportable package” we’d seen to date. By our measurements, the panel achieves 66% sRGB coverage, which isn’t quite up to the claims of Dell’s specifications (72%). Its clock rates range from 2.3 to 2.8 GHz (dual core: 2.7 GHz max) depending on demand and TDP/thermal headroom. Our XPS 13-9350 review unit includes, in fact, the exact same display panel as the previous XPS 13-9343: a 1920x1080 matte IPS display panel (non-touch) measuring 13.3-inch diagonally, surrounded by an impossibly small bezel of just 5 mm on the top and sides. Our review unit, meanwhile, packs a Core i5-6200U with Intel HD Graphics 520, 8 GB of dual-channel LPDDR3 1866 MHz RAM, and a 256 GB PCIe SSD ($1,149 MSRP). The newer chipset promises improved power efficiency and substantially better graphical performance. The Total Gamma of 2.59 (ideal: 2.2) and the CCT Average of 6562 (ideal: 6500) are both great as well. Nevertheless, colors are rendered attractively and the screen overall (subjectively) seems to produce a fairly vivid picture. This feature is included in many laptop graphics driver settings as a power conservation strategy. As such, our impressions from the last review still apply: specifically, that in spite of their small size, the speakers provide clear sound of considerable volume. "The Dell XPS 13 combines a gorgeous chassis with Intel’s new 11th Gen Tiger Lake for a seriously powerful ultraportable laptop." The XPS 13-9350 ships with no accessories in the box apart from a standard 45 W AC Adapter. But it is still very good, especially taking into consideration the machine’s incredibly thin profile. The keyboard is a Chiclet-style model with a short stroke yet good feedback. Shortly after our original review of the XPS 13-9343 Touchscreen version, we received a second configuration for review which featured a non-touch, anti-glare 1080p panel. And finally, the MacBook Air 13-inch runs at very similar temperatures, but is also a full 10 dB(A) louder at 40.2 dB(A)—hardly a small discrepancy. In the meantime, by the way, myriad other third-party adapters exist to get the job done. This is a very fast drive on the read side, managing an AS SSD Read Score of 1147 (absolutely putting to shame the XPS 13 non-Touch/Touch scores of 441/425 and the HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G2’s score of 430, though failing to beat the MacBook Air’s score of 1281). Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Steve Schardein, 2015-11- 5 (Update: 2020-06- 8). Further measurements via CalMAN 5 reveal a fairly accurate color reproduction out of the box, and very good values across the board. All the while, I never stopped repairing computers, and in 2006, I started a technology consulting company in Louisville. It is a machine with few if any hiccups during general use, where applications launch quickly, installations complete in a flash, and web browsing seems to take no toll.