Product Comparison: Dell XPS 13 vs Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon


General Specifications
Brand
Dell
Lenovo
Model
XPS 13 (9360-3591SLV)
X1 Carbon Gen 3
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The virtually borderless InfinityEdge display maximizes screen space by squeezing a 13-inch display in an 11-inch frame. With a bezel only 5.2 mm thin, starting at only 2.7 pounds and measuring a super slim 9-15 mm, the XPS 13 is exceptionally thin and light.
The ThinkPad brand has always danced awkwardly with innovation. Business users and enthusiasts have greater need for cutting-edge technology than most, but they’re also critical — and often resistant to change. They demand the best, but aren’t forgiving to failed experiments.
Key Specs
Screen Size
13.3 in.
14 in.
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
Processor Speed
2.5 GHz
2.2 GHz
System Memory (RAM)
8 GB
4 GB
Storage Capacity
256 GB
128 GB
Battery Life
6 hours
10.9 hours

Dell XPS 13

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Dell XPS 13

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Dell XPS 13

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Dell XPS 13

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Dell XPS 13

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Size & Weight
Height
0.67 in.
0.77 in.
Width
12 in.
13 in.
Depth
7.9 in.
8.9 in.
Weight
2.7 lbs.
3 lbs.

Dell XPS 13

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Dell XPS 13

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Dell XPS 13

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Dell XPS 13

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Processor
Processor Model
Intel Core i5-7200u
Intel Core i5-5200U
Number of Cores
2
2
Graphics
Intel® HD Graphics 620
Intel HD Graphics 5500

Dell XPS 13

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

What customers say about "Processor"
Dell XPS 13 (9360-3591SLV) InfinityEdge Display, 7th Generation Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Silver
  • This computer is fast and capable especially with the i7u processor with hyperthreading. It can do pretty much anything you want and fast!
  • Best laptop I have owned. Better suited for productivity than a surface pro 4 or a Macbook pro 13.
  • The I7 Gen 7 processor is advertised anywhere from 2.9-3.5GHz. Windows System information tells me it is actually 2.7GHZ. This is screaming fast!
  • These laptops are very well built and are loaded with a powerful processor and enough RAM to handle almost anything. I've been using one of these systems and absolutely love it.
  • It's lightweight, extremely fast and handles anything I throw at it.
  • Occasionally gets a bit hot
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (20BS003AUS) Intel Core i5-5200U processor, 14" Full HD Screen, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit preinstalled
  • This is the best laptop ever ! I have owned over 40 laptops and tablets and this one is the best ever.
  • The overall performance is excellent. Except that some programs like illustrator are not very compatible with the super high screen solution.
  • Good performance from fifth-generation Intel Core i7 processor.
Memory
Type of Memory (RAM)
DDR3
DDR3L
Type of Storage
SSD
SSD
Card Reader
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Memory"
Dell XPS 13 (9360-3591SLV) InfinityEdge Display, 7th Generation Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Silver
  • The laptop takes 14 seconds from the time you hit the “On” button until you can start working. This is due to Windows 10 and a Toshiba Solid State Drive. The drive has 512 GB of storage – plenty for a laptop!
  • The 16 GB of memory was advertised as 1866 GHz, but is reported as 2133GHz. This is fairly meaningless, however – the amount of RAM is far more important – and 16 GB is plenty to do anything you could want to do with a computer.
  • I was worried from the comments on the computer with its issues but assumed if I got i7 and best ram that there wouldn't be any issues. By the second week the computer couldn't even open without crashing and I was undable to do anything. Sent it back with no issues and Amazon did a great job
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (20BS003AUS) Intel Core i5-5200U processor, 14" Full HD Screen, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit preinstalled
  • Faster then any other computer I ever had love it.
  • Really great computer !!! Enough said... Very light... Fast !! Everything you want in a light fast Windows computer.
  • Lenovo should have configured the i7 processor models (the fastest available) with 16GB, NOT 8GB of RAM.
  • The only thing I don't like about this laptop is the fact that there are NO SD Card!
Features
Display Type
UltraSharp QHD+ IGZO IPS touch Display
FHD TN Anti-glare
Screen Resolution
3200x1800
1920x1080
Extras
WebCam, Stunning, state-of-the-art display, Artfully constructed from premium materials, InfinityEdge display
Integrated 720p HD Camera, gesture input, TrackPoint® pointing device and glass surface touchpad, Fingerprint reader, Realtek® ALC3232 codec / stereo speakers, Dual array microphone, Windows 8.1 Pro Downgrade Rights
What customers say about "Features"
Dell XPS 13 (9360-3591SLV) InfinityEdge Display, 7th Generation Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Silver
  • Windows 10 is a great operating system. Those who complain about it just simply don't like change and will complain about MacOS Sierra as well. There are significant performance improvements in Windows 10 which bring startup speeds to less than 10 seconds from a complete shut down.
  • The small bezels make the laptop's screen look much bigger than 12.5" and is aesthetically pleasing
  • The battery can last up to 14 hours which is amazing if you don't want to bring the charger around
  • The battery takes less than an hour and a half to fully charge
  • The quality of pictures is fantastic, great for movies/videos
  • Camera is on the bottom left of the display
  • No fingerprint sensor
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (20BS003AUS) Intel Core i5-5200U processor, 14" Full HD Screen, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit preinstalled
  • Lenovo support is great also. It came with Windows 8 with an option to downgrade to Windows 7 Pro (which I intended to do all along).
  • This computer is fantastic. It's fast, light and great to work on. I love the keyboard and how it feels when you type. The screen is the high quality touch screen.
  • Track point and touchpad are perfect like the old IBM well done! Fast quiet cooler than any I have ever owned if you need a bunch of connections buy the expansion I don't need them.
  • The touchpad is also very accurate and it had 3 hard buttons that is very useful. I'm glad they brought it back in the 2015 model.
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
Network
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
WI-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Number of USB Ports
2
2
USB Type C
Yes
No
Other Ports
Thunderbolt 3, VGA, HDMI, Headphone/Microphone 3.5mm jack
Ethernet extension connector, Micro-SIM card tray, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, Lenovo OneLink connector

Dell XPS 13

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

What customers say about "Connectivity"
Dell XPS 13 (9360-3591SLV) InfinityEdge Display, 7th Generation Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Silver
  • Has all ports for normal productivity and beats in price all the new refreshed Macbook pro's.
  • I am glad I purchased last year's model, as the extra USB port and the standard-sized SD card slot are pretty nice bonuses.
  • NOTE THAT THE SSD PORT ONLY SUPPORTS SATA (so if you want to buy 128gb and upgrade the ssd, make sure you have a sata ssd)
  • They went with a lightening port for HDMI instead of a regular HDMI port so you have to use an adapter for HDMI output, which is intermittent at best, or buy a lightening to HDMI cable
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (20BS003AUS) Intel Core i5-5200U processor, 14" Full HD Screen, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit preinstalled
  • Connection speed wireless is blazing.
  • Ethernet requires dongle.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE

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