Dell XPS 13 9343 (Early 2015) vs. Surface Pro 4 – Detailed Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between early 2015 Dell XPS 13 (9343) and Microsoft Surface Pro 4 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Laptop Comparison

Dell XPS 13 9343

Dell XPS 13 9343 picture

Surface Pro 4

Surface Pro 4 picture
Key Features
What's newNew design It’s now thinner (8.4mm), lighter (766g), 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 new range of 6th Gen Intel processors.
Better Inking It now supports Surface Pen with 1,024 pressure sensivity, magnet attached to the side of Surface Pro 4.
Windows Hello It's all comes with Windows Hello facial regconition as standard.
More Better 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera, new 1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM.
What's missingSurface Pen is no longer included in the box.
No Windows capacity button on the screen
Availability
ReleasedAnnounced at CES 2015
Available Early 2015
October 26, 2015
Software
Pre-Installed OS• 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
Display
Size13.3 inches12.3 inches
Info13.3-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.
• 2736 x 1824 (267 PPI), 5M Pixels
• PixelSense™ Display
• Contrast ratio: 1300:1
• Aspect ratio: 3:2
• 100 percent sRGB color, individually calibrated
• Touch: 10-point multitouch with GPU-based processing
Internal Specs
CPU5th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-5010U
Broadwell, 2 cores, 4 threads, 15W, 3MB Cache, 2.10 GHz

5th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-5200U
Broadwell, 2 cores, 4 threads, 15W, 3MB Cache, 2.20 GHz up to 2.70 GHz.

5th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-5500U
Broadwell, 2 cores, 4 threads, 15W, 4MB Cache, 2.40 GHz up to 3.00 GHz.
6th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-6Y30
2 cores, 4 threads, 4MB SmartCache, 0.90 GHz up to 2.20 GHz, 4.5W

6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300U
2 cores, 4 threads, 3MB SmartCache, 2.40 GHz up to 3.00 GHz, 15W

6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6650U
2 cores, 4 threads, 4MB SmartCache, 2.20 GHz up to 3.40 GHz, 15W
Graphics5th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-5010U
Intel® HD Graphics 5500, 300 MHz up to 900 MHz

5th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-5200U
Intel® HD Graphics 5500, 300 MHz up to 900 MHz

5th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-5500U
Intel® HD Graphics 5500, 300 MHz up to 950 MHz.
6th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-6Y30
• Intel® HD Graphics 515

6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300U
• Intel® HD Graphics 520

6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6650U
• Intel® Iris™ Graphics 540
Memory
4GB8GB
1600 MHz Dual-channel DDR3L-RS
4 GB 8 GB 16 GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
128 GB256 GB
M.2 SATA (6 Gbps)
128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB
NVMe PCIe SSD
Network• 2x2 Wi-Fi: Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
• Bluetooth 4.1
• Miracast capable
• Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology
Battery
Size4-cell smart lithium-ion (52 WHr)38.2 Wh
Battery Life• Up to 15 hours on FHD panel
• Up to 11 hours on QHD+ panel
Up to 9 hours of video playback
Power Supply45 W power adapter (19.50VDC/2.31A)36W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port

Surface Pro 4 with Intel Core m3
• 24W power supply with no USB port
Exterior
DimensionsFront 11.98 x 7.88 x 0.35 in (304 x 200 x 9 mm)
Rear 11.98 x 7.88 x 0.60 in (304 x 200 x 15 mm)
11.50 x 7.93 x 0.33 inches (292.10 mm x 201.42 mm x 8.4 mm)
WeightNon-touchscreen 2.6 lb (1.18 kg)
Touchscreen 2.8 lb (1.27 kg)
Intel Core m3 1.69 lbs (766 g)
Intel Core i5 and i7 1.73 lbs (786 g)
Colors• Platinum silver with black carbon fiber palmrest.
Silver
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).
• 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 five-finger multitouch gesture.
Ports• 1 x Mini DisplayPort.
• 2 x Full-size USB 3.0 - 1 port with PowerShare
• 1 x headset jack
• 1 x Full-size SD card reader 3-in-1 (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
• 1 x Noble lock slot
• 1 x AC power
• 1 x Battery gauge button and indicator
• 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
• 1 x microSD™ card reader
• 1 x Surface Connect™
• 1 x Headset jack
• 1 x Mini DisplayPort
• 1 x Cover port
Camera & Audio
CameraFront 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 HD video
• 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
Audio• Realtek ALC3263 with Waves MaxxAudio
• Two speakers (1W x 2 = 2W total)
• Dual array microphones
• Dual microphones
• Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio
Misc
Sensors• Ambient light sensor• Ambient light sensor
• Accelerometer
• Gyroscope
• Magnetometer
Security• Noble lock slot• HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
• Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in

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