Dell XPS 13 9343 - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 512GB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 SATA III (M key
RAM
up to 8GB
OS
Windows 10, Windows 10 Home, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro
Battery
4-cell, 52Wh, 4-Cell, 4-cell, 52Wh, 52Wh, 4-cell, 52Wh, Li-Po, 4-cell
Dimensions
304 x 200 x 9 - 15 mm (11.97" x 7.87" x 0.35")
Weight
1.36 kg (3 lbs)
Body material
Aluminum, Plastic
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • DVI
  • Displayport mini
  • Card reader SD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio jack headphone/microphone
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

CPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Dell XPS 13 9343 series.

Results are from the Cinebench 11 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$849.00
price
293.00
performance
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the NovaBench 3.0 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Dell XPS 13 9343 series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the 3DMark: Sky Diver (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

 

Dell XPS 13 9343 in-depth review

The new XPS 13 from Dell was highly praised by tech sites and blogs all over the world and this is quite understandable. The vendor has managed to pack a serious powerhouse in a tiny package that's not only thin, but also really compact with almost bezel-less 13-inch screen. Also, the design signature follows the usual path of Dell's products but somehow adds an inimitable charm. You may easily find this model reviewed in almost every tech site, but what about the budget variant? We got o[...]

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Pros

  • Sleek, elegant and practical design
  • Great keyboard and touchpad
  • Beautiful display with good color reproduction and color gamut coverage
  • Excellent battery life

Cons

  • PWM across all brightness levels
  • Too low maximum brightness
  • Too pricy for the offered hardware

 

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