The Dell XPS 9350-1340SLV is a bestselling 2015 laptop from Dell’s Xtreme Performance System range. The powerful hardware offers great performance, and the lightning fast solid state drive will boot almost instantaneously, but the 128GB of storage space is quite limited for users who want store media and photos too. The battery life is great and users can expect a realistic 8 hours off of a single charge thanks to the low voltage hardware that has been installed.
The XPS (Xtreme Performance System) range from Dell has always featured laptops with great hardware and sleek designs. The 9000 series is Dell’s latest XPS range and the 9350-1340SLV offers a futuristic and elegant look with a near bezel-less display, brushed aluminum covers and a carbon fibre palm rest and keyboard bezel.
Powered by Skylake Intel Core i5-6200U processor and 8GB of RAM, the XPS 9350-1340SLV will easily cope with any day-to-day tasks with ease. Its solid state drive offers lighting fast speeds for booting up Windows and for launching apps. But the 128GB of storage space is very limiting and users will have to use an external storage drive to store their media and photos as swapping out the drives is not an easy undertaking for the average user.
While the more expensive XPS 9000 series feature QHD+ and 4K displays, the 9350-1340SLV only has a maximum resolution of 1920×1080. But its display still manages to offer vivid colors and allows for wide viewing angles. While the more expensive XPS laptops come fitted with touchscreen displays the 9350-1340SLV is non-touch, but this is not a deal breaker at its price point.
To save on weight Dell left off an optical drive which has brought down the weight to just 2.8lbs, making the XPS 9350-1340SLV perfect for users who are constantly on the go. While Dell has added Thunderbolt to the XPS 9350-1340SLV, they have also removed the full sized HDMI port, meaning users will have to purchase an adaptor separately in order to connect their laptop to an external monitor or TV.
- Skylake processor and GPU
- Battery life
- Thunderbolt 3
- Thin and light
- Slight fan noise under load
- No HDMI port
- Hard to upgrade
- Limited storage space
The Dell XPS 9350-1340SLV offers great performance in a light and compact design.
- Weight: 2.8 lbs
- Processor: Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz
- Display Size: 13.3 inch
- RAM: 8GB DDR3
- Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
- Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520
- NotebookCheck May 11, 2015
Earlier this year, our in-depth review of the XPS 13-9343 left us thoroughly impressed with very little to criticize. Upon its release, it was proclaimed to be the smallest 13-inch laptop on the planet, thanks to its near-eradication of the screen bezel. Please Note that the review features a larger 256GB SSD.Read full review
|Processor||Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz [View Benchmarks]|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 520 [View Benchmarks]|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows Windows 7 Home Premium|
|Battery Life||8 hours|
|Hard Drive 1||128 SSD|
|Display Size||13.3 inch|
|Display Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Display Technology||In-panel Switching|
|Connectivity||2x USB 3.0 | USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 3) | WiFi | Bluetooth 4.1|
|Audio||Stereo speakers 1w | MaxxAudio|
|Additional Features||Backlit keyboard, SD card slot|
|Dimension (LxWxH)||12 x 7.9 x 0.6|