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

Dell XPS 13 9333

Dell XPS 13 9333 picture

Dell XPS 15 9550

Dell XPS 15 9550 picture
Key Features
What's new
What's missing
Availability
ReleasedAvailable Late 2013
Updated Late 2014 (minor processors upgrade)
Late 2015
Software
Pre-Installed 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
Display
Size13.3 inches15.6 inches
Info13.3-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 Specs
CPU4th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-4010U
Haswell, 2 cores, 4 threads, 15W, 3MB SmartCache, 1.70 GHz

4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4200U
Haswell, 2 cores, 4 threads, 15W, 3MB SmartCache, 1.60 GHz up to 2.60 GHz.

4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4210U
Haswell, 2 cores, 4 threads, 15W, 3MB SmartCache, 1.70 GHz up to 2.70 GHz.

4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4500U
Haswell, 2 cores, 4 threads, 15W, 4MB SmartCache, 1.80 GHz up to 3.00 GHz.

4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4510U
Haswell, 2 cores, 4 threads, 15W, 4MB SmartCache, 2.00 GHz up to 3.10 GHz.
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-6100H
2 cores, 4 threads, 35W, 3MB SmartCache, 2.70 GHz

6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300HQ
4 cores, 4 threads, 45W, 6MB SmartCache, 2.30 GHz up to 3.20 GHz.

6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ
4 cores, 8 threads, 45W, 6MB SmartCache, 2.60 GHz up to 3.50 GHz.
Graphics4th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-4010U
Intel® HD Graphics 4400, 200 MHz up to 1.00 GHz

4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4200U
Intel® HD Graphics 4400, 200 MHz up to 1.00 GHz

4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4210U
Intel® HD Graphics 4400, 200 MHz up to 1.00 GHz

4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4500U
Intel® HD Graphics 4400, 200 MHz up to 1.10 GHz.

4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4510U
Intel® HD Graphics 4400, 200 MHz up to 1.10 GHz.
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-6100H
• Intel® HD Graphics 530, 350 MHz up to 900 MHz

6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300HQ
• Intel® HD Graphics 530, 350 MHz up to 950 MHz

6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ
• Intel® HD Graphics 530, 350 MHz up to 1.05 GHz

Discrete Graphics
• NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M (2GB GDDR5)
Memory
4GB8GB
1600 MHz Dual-channel DDR3L-RS
8 GB16 GB32 GB
2133 MHz Dual-channel DDR4
Storage
128 GB256 GB512 GB
mSATA (supports Intel Rapid Start Technology)
500GB/32GB SSD 512GB/128GB SSD
Hard Drive
256 GB 512 GB
PCIe Gen 3 SSD
Network• Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260: 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
• Bluetooth 4.0
• DW1820A 802.11ac 2x2 WiFi (up to 867 Mbps)
• Bluetooth 4.1
Battery
Size6-cell smart lithium-ion (55 WHr)
3-cell lithium ion (56 WHr)6-cell lithium ion (84 WHr)
Battery Life• Up to 11 hours 17 minutesUp to 17 hours
(on 84 WHr battery, FHD panel, SSD models)
Power Supply45 W power adapter (19.50VDC/2.31A)130 W power adapter (19.50VDC/6.67A)
Exterior
DimensionsFront 12.44 x 8.07 x 0.24 in (316 x 205 x 6 mm)
Rear 12.44 x 8.07 x 0.71 in (316 x 205 x 18 mm)
Front 14.06 x 9.27 x 0.45 in (357 x 235 x 11 mm)
Rear 14.06 x 9.27 x 0.66 in (357 x 235 x 17 mm)
WeightNon-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 palmrest 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 keyboard with 1.3mm key travel
• 4.13 x 3.15 in (105 mm x 80 mm) touchpad with multi-touch gesture support (Precision Touchpad)
Ports• 2 x Full-size USB 3.0 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 In/Charging, PowerShare, Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps bi-directional), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps), VGA, HDMI, Ethernet, and USB-A via Dell Adapter (sold separately).
• 2 x USB 3.0 with PowerShare
• 1 x Headset jack
• 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
Camera & Audio
CameraFront 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
Misc
Sensors• Ambient light sensor• Ambient light sensor
Security-• Kensington lock slot

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