The new redesigned XPS lineup from Dell is getting a lot of attention and rightly so. This new ultrabook series comes with sleek machines that look great and also work like a boss. In this Dell XPS 9350-1340SLV review, we are taking on one more model from the same series.
This new ultrabook is mainly targeted at people who will require some power for their everyday computing needs. We can put this laptop in the upper mid-range category and the price also not that high. You might be interested in this laptop if you are going after the best mid-range ultrabook. If you are, then read this full review to know more.
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This is one of the best-designed ultrabooks of 2016. It comes with a two-tone finish and carries a very good design language. It is even lighter than the Macs in the same category which is brilliant. On opening the laptop, you are greeted with an infinity display. The bezels are pretty thin, and that’ll lead to some immersive viewing experience. The webcam is placed in an awkward position just below the screen.
The webcam is placed in an awkward position below the display. This might bug some while others will be fine with it. The keyboard and trackpad are pretty good, and we’ve heard that from many users. On the sides, you can find all the necessary I/O ports that will help you with connectivity. Overall, this is a marvel in terms of design.
Dell XPS 9350-1340SLV Specs
The model here comes with a 13.3-inch LED-lit full-HD screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This is more than enough pixels to put on a small screen and, as a result, you get really good pictures. This is not a touchscreen which is a slight disappointment. The display is perfect for working on the go as it not that glossy and also has very wide angles.
The Dell XPS 9350-1340SLV features an Intel Core i5 6200U processor that clocks at 2.5GHz. This processor is based on the Skylake architecture and is one of the most efficient processors on the market right now. You can do a lot of stuff with this chip in command like playing games, running applications, browsing the web, streaming videos, and much more.
This is a 128GB model. And by that, you will 128 gigs of SSD storage. This may or may not be enough depending on the user. If you are okay with this storage, then good for you. But be warned. If you have a lot of data or if you work in a field where you can gather lots of data quickly, like in photography, then this storage will run out fast.
The SSD comes pre-loaded with Windows 10 which is the latest OS we have at the moment. This is probably the best operating system from Microsoft yet and it is full of excellent features you will use on a daily basis. You will love using this OS if you hated Windows 8/8.1.
This Dell XPS 9350-1340SLV model is not a gaming laptop. It does not come with a dedicated graphics card and is equipped with only an integrated GPU. This may not be the right laptop for serious gaming, but you still can play some intense games with reduced settings. If your gaming is limited to World of Warcraft, DOTA, and similar games, then you won’t have a big problem when it comes to gaming.
Battery life is one the greatest advantages in an ultrabook and this one is no different. The Dell XPS 9350-1340SLV model can give you about 6 to 8 hours of use depending on the user. If you are doing light stuff, then you will get a lot more battery life than in other work scenarios.
The laptop is well rounded when it comes to connectivity. You get USB 3.0 ports and a media card reader which should be enough for the majority of the users. There is no HDMI, and it might disappoint a few. The networking options are also good as the laptop supports 802.11ac 2.4/5GHz connectivity. You also get Bluetooth to pair external devices as well.
Dell XPS 9350-1340SLV Review: Verdict
That bring this Dell XPS 9350-1340SLV review to an end. This is one of the best upper mid-range laptops you can get for the price. If you are looking a 13.3-inch laptop that would last the whole day while catering to your needs, this one is an excellent choice.