Dell XPS 13 9333 vs. Dell XPS 15 9550 – Detailed Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between early 2013 Dell XPS 13 (9333) and 2015 Dell XPS 15 (9550) specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Laptop Comparison

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Dell XPS 13 9333

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Dell XPS 15 9550

Availability
Released20132015
Release Info
  • Available Late 2013
  • Updated Late 2014 (minor processors upgrade)
SoftwareDell XPS 13 9333Dell XPS 15 9550
OS
  • Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
  • Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Upgradable to Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
DisplayDell XPS 13 9333Dell XPS 15 9550
Size13.3 Inches15.6 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.
  • 15.6-inch WED FHD non-touchscreen
    1920 x 1080, IPS, 141 PPI, 400-nit brightness 100% sRGB, InfinityEdge Anti-Glare, Non-touch support.
     
  • 15.6-inch WED UHD touchscreen
    3840 x 2160, IPS, 282 PPI, 350-nit brightness, 100% AdobeRGB, InfinityEdge Anti-Reflective, Touch support.
Internal SpecsDell XPS 13 9333Dell XPS 15 9550
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™ i3-6100H
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.70 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 35W
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300HQ
    4 cores, 4 threads, 2.30 → 3.20 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.60 → 3.50 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 45W
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™ i3-6100H
    Intel® HD Graphics 530
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 900 MHz
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300HQ
    Intel® HD Graphics 530
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 950 MHz
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ
    Intel® HD Graphics 530
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1050 MHz
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M (Optional)
    Maxwell Architecture, 2GB GDDR5 128-bit, 1033 → 1098 MHz, 640 CUDA Cores.
Memory
  • 4GB8GB
    1600 MHz Dual-channel DDR3L-RS.
  • 8 GB16 GB32 GB
    2133 MHz Dual-channel DDR4 RAM.
Storage
  • 128 GB256 GB512 GB
    mSATA (supports Intel Rapid Start Technology).
  • 500GB/32GB SSD512GB/128GB SSD
    Hybrid Hard Drive.
  • 256 GB512 GB
    PCIe Gen 3 SSD.
ConnectivityDell XPS 13 9333Dell XPS 15 9550
Wi-Fi
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
    2.4 GHz/5 GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.
  • DW1820A
    Up to 867 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g, WiFi-4 (802.11n), WiFi-5 (802.11ac).
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Bluetooth 4.1
BatteryDell XPS 13 9333Dell XPS 15 9550
Size
  • 6-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 55 Wh
  • 3-cell smart lithium-ion 56 Wh
  • 6-cell smart lithium-ion 84 Wh
Battery Life
  • Up to 11 hours 17 minutes
  • Up to 17 hours
* Tested on 84 WHr battery, FHD panel, SSD models.
Power Supply45 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
reated at 19.50VDC/2.31A.
130 W power adapter
Power rated at 19.50VDC/6.67A.
ExteriorDell XPS 13 9333Dell XPS 15 9550
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)
14.06 x 9.27 x 0.45 - 0.66 in (357 x 235 x 11 - 17 mm)
Width: 14.06” (357 mm)
Depth: 9.27” (235 mm)
Height: 0.45 - 0.66” (11 - 17 mm)
Weight
  • Non-touchscreen: 2.95 lb (1.34 kg)
  • Touchscreen: 3.03 lb (1.37 kg)
  • 3-cell battery models: 3.9 lb (1.78 kg)
  • 6-cell battery models: 4.4 lb (2.0 kg)
Colors
  • Carbon fiber composite base
  • Edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT™
  • Magnesium palm rest with soft-touch paint
  • CNC machined aluminum
  • Edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT™ on 4K Ultra HD display
  • Carbon fiber composite palm rest with soft-touch paint
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).
  • Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard; 1.3mm travel.
  • 4.13 x 3.15 in (105 mm x 80 mm) touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
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 Thunderbolt™ 3 
    (2 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3) supporting: Power Delivery, Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps bi-directional), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps), Native DisplayPort 1.2 video output, VGA, HDMI, Ethernet, and USB-A via Dell Adapter (sold separately).
  • 2 x USB 3.0 with PowerShare
  • 1 x full-size SD card reader
  • 1 x Kensington lock slot
  • 1 x Battery gauge button and indicator
  • 1 x AC power
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4
  • 1 x Headset jack
Camera & AudioDell XPS 13 9333Dell XPS 15 9550
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    Bottom-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps..
  • Front-facing camera
    Bottom-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
Audio
  • Realtek ALC3661
  • Two speakers (1W average output)
  • Dual array microphones
  • Realtek ALC3266 with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • Two speakers (2W x 2 = 4W total)
  • Digital-array microphones
MiscDell XPS 13 9333Dell XPS 15 9550
Security
  • Kensington lock slot

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