Dell XPS 13 9343 (Early 2015) vs. Surface Pro 2 – Detailed Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between early 2015 Dell XPS 13 (9343) and Microsoft Surface Pro 2 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Laptop Comparison

Dell XPS 13 9343 picture

Dell XPS 13 9343

Surface Pro 2 picture

Surface Pro 2

Key Features
What's new
  • Better display 50% more color accuracy than the original Surface Pro.
  • Better performance 20% faster-computing performance and 50% faster graphics performance than the original Surface Pro.
  • Better Battery Better battery It has 75% more battery life than the original Surface Pro.
  • New kickstand Now in two angles, original 22-degree, and new 55-degree.
  • More Better 5.0MP front and rear-facing camera, new Surface Connect Port (charging and docking), new type cover with two typing angles.
AvailabilityDell XPS 13 9343Surface Pro 2
Released20152013
Release Info
  • Announced at CES 2015
  • Available Early 2015
  • Introduced: September 23, 2013
  • Pre-ordered: September 24, 2013
  • Released: October 22, 2013
PricingStarting at 899$
SoftwareDell XPS 13 9343Surface Pro 2
OS
  • Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Upgradable to Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Upgradable Windows 10 Pro
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
Microsoft Office 30-days trial
DisplayDell XPS 13 9343Surface Pro 2
Size13.3 Inches10.6 Inches
Info
  • 13.3-inch FHD AG non-touchscreen
    1920 x 1080, 166 PPI, 60 Hz, Non-touch support, anti-glare.
  • 13.3-inch QHD+ touchscreen
    3200 x 1800, 276 PPI, 60 Hz, IGZO2 IPS, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 400 nits luminance, 72% color gamut, Touch support.
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (2M Pixels)
  • Density: 208 PPI
  • ClearType Display
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Touch: 10 point multi-touch
  • Surface Pen support (1st Gen)
Internal SpecsDell XPS 13 9343Surface Pro 2
Processor
  • 5th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-5010U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.10 GHz, 3MB Cache, 15W
  • 5th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-5200U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.20 → 2.70 GHz, 3MB Cache, 15W
  • 5th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-5500U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.40 → 3.00 GHz, 4MB Cache, 15W
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4200U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.60 → 2.60 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4300U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.90 → 2.90 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
Integrated Graphics
  • 5th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-5010U
    Intel® HD Graphics 5500
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 900 MHz
  • 5th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-5200U
    Intel® HD Graphics 5500
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 900 MHz
  • 5th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-5500U
    Intel® HD Graphics 5500
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 950 MHz
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4200U
    Intel® HD Graphics 4400
    20 Execution Units, 200 → 1000 MHz
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4300U
    Intel® HD Graphics 4200
    20 Execution Units, 200 → 1100 MHz
Memory
  • 4GB8GB
    1600 MHz Dual-channel DDR3L-RS.
4GB 8GB
1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
  • 128 GB256 GB
    M.2 SATA (6 Gbps).
64 GB128 GB256 GB512 GB
SSD
ConnectivityDell XPS 13 9343Surface Pro 2
Wi-Fi
  • WiFi-5
    2x2 Wi-Fi: Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.
  • Wi-Fi 4: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology
  • Miracast capable
BatteryDell XPS 13 9343Surface Pro 2
Size
  • 4-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 52 Wh
42 Wh
Battery Life
  • Up to 15 hours on FHD panel
  • Up to 11 hours on QHD+ panel
7-15 days of idle life
Power Supply45 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
reated at 19.50VDC/2.31A.
  • 48W proprietary power supply
    • USB-A output: 5W
    • Surface Charger: 43W
ExteriorDell XPS 13 9343Surface Pro 2
Dimensions11.98 x 7.88 x 0.35 - 0.60 in (304 x 200 x 9 - 15 mm)
Width: 11.98” (304 mm)
Depth: 7.88” (200 mm)
Height: 0.35- 0.60” (9 - 15 mm)
10.81” x 6.81” x 0.53” (275 mm x 173 mm x 13.46 mm)
Width: 10.81” (275 mm)
Height: 6.81” (173 mm)
Thickness: 0.53” (13.46 mm)
Weight
  • Non-touchscreen: 2.6 lb (1.18 kg)
  • Touchscreen: 2.8 lb (1.27 kg)
  • 2 lbs (910 g)
Colors
  • Platinum silver with black carbon fiber palm rest.
Dark Titanium
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Full-size backlit chiclet keyboard with 1.3mm key travel.
  • Precision touchpad, seamless glass integrated button, 4.13 x 2.36 in (105 mm x 60 mm).
  • Surface Type Cover
    • Not included
  • Keyboard:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys.
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12).
    • 4 directional keys; Windows and Media Controls Keys.
    • LED backlighting.
  • Trackpad:
    • Two-finger multitouch gesture trackpad.
Ports
  • 2 x USB 3.0
    Full size USB (1 port with PowerShare).
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x headset jack
  • 1 x Full-size SD card reader
    3-in-1 (SD, SDHC, SDXC).
  • 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 Charging Port
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x microSD™ card reader
  • 1 x Type Cover port
Camera & AudioDell XPS 13 9343Surface Pro 2
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    Bottom-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
  • 720p front-facing camera
  • 720p rear-facing camera
Audio
  • Realtek ALC3263 with Waves MaxxAudio
  • Two speakers (1W x 2 = 2W total)
  • Dual array microphones
  • Single microphone
  • Stereo speakers with enhanced signal processing
MiscDell XPS 13 9343Surface Pro 2
InkingSupports Surface Pen
1,024 levels of pressure
Wacom Active Pen technology
Can be attached to charging port
Included with purchase
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
Security
  • Noble lock slot
  • HW TPM 1.2 chip for enterprise security
In the box
  • Surface Pro 2
  • Surface Pro Pen
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
More
  • Casing: VaporMg
  • Kickstand: 2 positions (22° and 55°)
  • Physical buttons: volumes, power

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