Dell XPS 13 9333 vs. Surface Pro 4 – Detailed Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between early 2013 Dell XPS 13 (9333) and Microsoft Surface Pro 4 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Laptop Comparison

Dell XPS 13 9333 picture

Dell XPS 13 9333

Surface Pro 4 picture

Surface Pro 4

Key Features
What's new
  • New Design It’s now thinner (8.4mm), lighter (766g), the smaller bezel on the same footprint.
  • Better display New bigger and better 12.3” PixelSense display with Microsoft G5 chipset.
  • Better performance It’s now 30% faster than Surface Pro 3 with the range of 6th Gen Intel processors.
  • Better Inking It now supports Surface Pen with 1,024 pressure sensitivity, magnet attached to the side of Surface Pro 4.
  • Windows Hello It's all comes with Windows Hello facial recognition as standard.
  • More Better 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera, new 1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM.
AvailabilityDell XPS 13 9333Surface Pro 4
Released20132015
Release Info
  • Available Late 2013
  • Updated Late 2014 (minor processors upgrade)
  • Introduced: October 7, 2015
  • Pre-ordered: October 7, 2015
  • Released: October 26, 2015
PricingStarting at 899$
SoftwareDell XPS 13 9333Surface Pro 4
OS
  • Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
  • Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Upgradable to Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
Microsoft Office 30-days trial
DisplayDell XPS 13 9333Surface Pro 4
Size13.3 Inches12.3 Inches
Info
  • 13.3-inch FHD non-touchscreen
    1920 x 1080, 166 PPI, 60 Hz, Non-touch support, 350 nits luminance.
  • 13.3-inch FHD touchscreen
    1920 x 1080, 166 PPI, 60 Hz, touch support, 350 nits luminance.
  • Resolution: 2736 x 1824 (5M Pixels)
  • Density: 267 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Contrast ratio: 1300:1
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch with GPU-based processing
  • 100 percent sRGB color, individually calibrated
Internal SpecsDell XPS 13 9333Surface Pro 4
Processor
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-4010U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.70 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4200U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.60 → 2.60 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4210U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.70 → 2.70 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4500U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.80 → 3.00 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4510U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.00 → 3.10 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-6Y30
    2 cores, 4 threads, 0.90 → 2.20 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 4.5W
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.40 → 3.00 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6650U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.20 → 3.40 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 15W
Integrated Graphics
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-4010U
    Intel® HD Graphics 4400
    20 Execution Units, 200 → 1000 MHz
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4200U
    Intel® HD Graphics 4400
    20 Execution Units, 200 → 1000 MHz
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4210U
    Intel® HD Graphics 4400
    20 Execution Units, 200 → 1000 MHz
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4500U
    Intel® HD Graphics 4400
    20 Execution Units, 200 → 1100 MHz
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4510U
    Intel® HD Graphics 4400
    20 Execution Units, 200 → 1100 MHz
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-6Y30
    Intel® HD Graphics 515
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 850 MHz
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300U
    Intel® HD Graphics 520
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1000 MHz
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6650U
    Intel® Iris® Graphics 540
    48 Execution Units with 64 MB eDRAM side cache, 300 → 1050 MHz
Memory
  • 4GB8GB
    1600 MHz Dual-channel DDR3L-RS.
4GB 8GB 16GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
  • 128 GB256 GB512 GB
    mSATA (supports Intel Rapid Start Technology).
128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB
PCIe NVMe SSD
ConnectivityDell XPS 13 9333Surface Pro 4
Wi-Fi
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
    2.4 GHz/5 GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.
  • Wi-Fi 5: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology
BatteryDell XPS 13 9333Surface Pro 4
Size
  • 6-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 55 Wh
38.2 Wh
Battery Life
  • Up to 11 hours 17 minutes
Up to 9 hours of video playback
Power Supply45 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
reated at 19.50VDC/2.31A.
  • 36W proprietary power supply
    • USB-A output: 5W
    • Surface Connect: 31W
ExteriorDell XPS 13 9333Surface Pro 4
Dimensions12.44 x 8.07 x 0.24 - 0.71 in (316 x 205 x 6 - 18 mm)
Width: 12.44” (316 mm)
Depth: 8.07” (205 mm)
Height: 0.24- 0.71” (6 - 18 mm)
11.50” x 7.93” x 0.33” (292 mm x 201.42 mm x 8.4 mm)
Width: 11.50” (292 mm)
Height: 7.93” (201.42 mm)
Thickness: 0.33” (8.4 mm)
Weight
  • Non-touchscreen: 2.95 lb (1.34 kg)
  • Touchscreen: 3.03 lb (1.37 kg)
  • Intel Core m3: 1.69 lbs (766 g)
  • Intel Core i5 and i7: 1.73 lbs (786 g)
Colors
  • Carbon fiber composite base
  • Edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT™
  • Magnesium palm rest with soft-touch paint
Silver
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Full-size backlit chiclet keyboard with 1.3mm key travel.
  • Glass integrated button touchpad with gesture support, 3.81 x 2.31 in (96.8 mm x 58.8 mm).
  • Surface Type Cover
    • Not included
    • Weight: 0.68 lb (310 g)
    • Dimension: 11.61 x 8.54 x 0.19 inches (295 mm x 216 mm x 5mm)
  • Keyboard:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12)
    • 4 directional keys; Windows, Brightness and Media Controls Keys;
    • LED backlighting
  • Trackpad:
    • Precision glass trackpad.
    • Trackpad size: 4 x 2 inches (101.6 mm x 50.8 mm)
    • Supports a five-finger multitouch gesture.
Ports
  • 2 x USB 3.0
    Full size USB with PowerShare.
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x headset jack
  • 1 x AC Power
  • 1 x Battery gauge button and indicator
  • 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x Surface Connect™
    Supports charging and docking station.
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x microSD™ card reader
  • 1 x Type Cover port
Camera & AudioDell XPS 13 9333Surface Pro 4
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    Bottom-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps..
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
  • 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD video
Audio
  • Realtek ALC3661
  • Two speakers (1W average output)
  • Dual array microphones
  • Dual microphones
  • Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio
MiscDell XPS 13 9333Surface Pro 4
InkingSupports Surface Pen
1024 levels of pressure
magnetic storage
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
Security
  • HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box
  • Surface Pro 4
  • Surface Pen
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
More
  • Mechanical features: Signature unibody magnesium design with hidden perimeter venting
  • Kickstand with a full-friction multiposition hinge to 150 degrees
  • Magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability
  • Physical buttons: volumes, power

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