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Thoughtful design.
It’s a design that goes beyond beauty. Your XPS 14 Ultrabook is less than 1 inch (20.7mm) thin, built for maximum portability. Machined aluminum, bonded Corning® Gorilla® Glass and a silicone base are designed to bring you an experience that’s premium in every way.

Keeps up with you, day or night.
With up to 11 hours of battery life and a backlit keyboard, the ultra-thin XPS 14 Ultrabook is built to keep pace with your busy life.

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With performance-class graphics and a 14" HD (high-definition) + (900p) display with 400-nit brightness, the XPS 14 Ultrabook delivers a viewing experience you’ll have to see to believe. NVIDIA® graphics are optional.

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With new 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ processors, Windows® 7 and up to 8GB of memory, the XPS 14 Ultrabook delivers the speed and performance you’ve come to expect from the XPS family.

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Brand: Dell
Release date: July 2013
Categories: Computers > Notebooks & Netbooks
LSN: X8B-E4M-9S5-1
Colour: Aluminium • Black
Model Number: 421X-3981
Type: Notebook

Operating System

Bundled Operating System: Windows 8
Operating System Architecture: 64-bit


Chipset: Intel HM77 Express


CPU Family: Core i5
CPU Speed: 1.7 GHz
CPU Type: i5-3317U
Max Turbo Speed: 2.6 GHz
Number of Cores: Dual-Core
Number of Threads: 4
Socket Type: BGA1023


Resolution: 1600 x 900
Screen Size: 14"


Maximum Memory Supported: 8 GB
Memory Capacity: 4GB
Memory Spec: DDR3-SDRAM
Memory Speed: 1600


Discrete Graphics Adapter Model: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
On-board Graphics Adapter Model: Intel HD Graphics 4000

Hard Drive

HDD Capacity: 500GB
HDD Interface: SATA
Number Of SSDs Installed: 1
SSD or Flash Memory Capacity: 32GB
Solid-state Drive Interfaces: mSATA
Storage Media: HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity: 532GB

Audio System

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number Of Built-in Speakers: 2
Speaker Power: 2 W


Backlit Keyboard: Yes
Windows Keys: Yes

Integrated Devices

Card Reader: Yes


Integrated Sound Card: HD + Waves MaxxAudio 4

Input Device

Touchpad: Touchpad


Kensington Lock: Kensington


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth Version: 4.0
Ethernet LAN Data Rates: 10 • 100 • 1000 Mbit/s
LAN: Yes
WLAN: 802.11b • 802.11g • 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes


Front Camera: Yes
Front Camera Resolution (numeric): 1.3 MP


Battery Life (max): 11 h
Battery Type: Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number Of Battery Cells: 8
Whrs: 69 Wh


Combo Headphone/Mic Port: Yes
DC-In Jack: Yes
Ethernet LAN Ports: 1
Mini Displayport Quantity: 1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity: 2

Package Contents

AC Adapter Included: Yes
Cables: AC
Drivers Included: Yes
Manuals: Yes
Warranty Card: Yes

Physical Specification

Form Factor: Clamshell
Housing Material: Aluminium • Magnesium
Item Depth (mm): 233
Item Height (mm): 20.7
Item Width (mm): 335.8
Weight (kg): 2.1

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