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Dell XPS 13-4289 Touchscreen Ultrabook - Intel Core i5

Dell XPS 13-4289 Touchscreen Ultrabook - Intel Core i5

Dell XPS 13-4289 Touchscreen Ultrabook - Intel Core i5 is rated3.3125 out of5 by16.
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  • 13.3-inch Full HD touchscreen
  • Intel Core i5-4210U
  • 8GB memory/128GB SSD
  • Up to 6 hours battery life


  • 13.3-inch Full HD touchscreen
  • Intel Core i5-4210U
  • 8GB memory/128GB SSD
  • Up to 6 hours battery life




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The ultimate Ultrabook

Premium looks and construction, excellent portability, ultra-fast performance—the Dell XPS 13 is as feature-packed as they get. It's powered by a fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory, and a 128GB solid state drive, weighs only 3 pounds, and tapers to a quarter-inch thick at its slimmest point. Plus, it's solidly built with a lightweight carbon-fiber base and a brilliant 13.3-inch Full HD display made of super-strong and scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass NBT.


What the experts are saying

"... the Dell XPS 13 has earned a place among the best high-end 13-inch ultrabooks." — CNET

"... if you're looking for an attractive and powerful ultraportable, Dell delivers with the XPS 13." — LAPTOP Magazine

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Gorilla Glass NBT display

This unique glass solution for touch-enabled laptops provides enhanced scratch resistance, reduced scratch visibility, and better retained strength once a scratch occurs.

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More room to view

The 13.3-inch Full HD display fits in a compact body similar to an 11-inch laptop, delivering immersive edge-to-edge views of all your favorite content.

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Powerful Intel Core i5 processor

A fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor delivers faster system performance, uses less power, and enables sharper graphics.

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Durable, lightweight design

The XPS 13 has an all-aluminum body for strength and durability, and its carbon-fiber base is strong, thin, light, and cool to the touch.

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Backlit, spill-resistant keyboard

Keep working and playing when the lights go down with the backlit keyboard. And don't worry if you spill your drink on it—it's designed to drain liquid away in the event of a mishap.

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Bring Windows 8.1 to life

Windows 8.1 gives you the power to quickly browse, watch movies, play games, polish your resume, and pull together a killer presentation—all on a single PC.

The Microsoft difference

Microsoft Signature

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Powered by Windows

With Windows, you can watch movies or play games with Xbox, Skype with friends, get work done with Office, access files anywhere with OneDrive, or find your next favorite app in the Windows Store. And you can get to it all from the new Start screen, even your familiar desktop. All Windows 8 PCs will be updated to Windows 8.1 for free.

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Support from Answer Desk

Enjoy worry-free technical support and protection. Our friendly Answer Techs can answer your questions, resolve your problems, and help safeguard your new device.

Microsoft Complete

Microsoft Complete

We've got your back.

Get extended warranty and accident protection for your device—plus unlimited software support and training from Answer Desk—for two full years. Add Complete within 45 days of your purchase to get it all, not to mention valuable extras like PC Tune-Up, Virus Removal and Protection, and personal in-store training at no extra cost.

Extended warranty and accidental damage coverage

Complete covers your device from hardware defects or malfunctions for two full years—even if it’s not a Microsoft product. Accidents happen, and that’s okay. With Complete, you get two years of accidental damage protection—even from drops and spills.

Microsoft expertise

No one knows the software on your device better than Microsoft. Enjoy personalized Answer Desk support sessions with a Microsoft expert, specifically tailored to your needs. There’s no need to leave the comfort of your own home or office to get your questions answered. Complete puts you in touch with Answer Desk experts right where you are.

Personal training and data recovery

Need to learn the basics of PowerPoint? Or how to sync multiple devices using Windows 8.1? No problem. Complete includes as many in-store personal Answer Desk training sessions as you want. Complete includes other valuable Answer Desk services to keep your device running at its best. It comes with Advanced PC Tune-Up and Virus Removal and Protection. You can also take advantage of in-store technical services, including in-store data recovery.

Tech specs


13.3 in Full HD LED (1920 x 1080), 10-finger multi-touch support


Intel Core i5-4210U 1.70 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.70 GHz


8GB DDR3L 1600 MHz

Hard drive size


Operating system

Windows 8.1, 64-bit

PC type


Optical drive


Media drive



Waves MaxxAudio Pro


Intel HD Graphics 4400 with shared graphics memory


2 USB 3.0 (both with PowerShare) • Headphone output/Microphone input combo • Mini DisplayPort


6-cell lithium-ion (up to 6 hours)*


Integrated webcam


802.11ac/a/b/g/n (Miracast enabled)




12.40 x 8.10 x 0.70 in (314.96 x 205.74 x 17.78 mm)


3.07 lbs (1.39 kg)




Model number: XPS 13-4289 • Keyboard travel: 1.4 mm • Touchpad dimensions: 100 x 62 mm • TPM 1.2 • Backlit keyboard

For more technical specifications, please see manufacturer's website.

Ratings and reviews

Rated 1 out of5 by fromMakes annoying noiseSearch for "Dell XPS noise" and you'll find dozens of people complaining of a strange electronic hiss from the area under the top-right corner of the laptop. Very annoying, no fix available other than to return it or have a tech replace motherboard. Would not buy again because of that. Otherwise nice hardware.Windows 8.1 is also pretty much worse in every way than Windows 7, but this only ships with 8. If you buy this, search for and install "Classic shell" to make the computer usable without dealing with the metro ui / start screen mess.
Date published: 2015-04-05
Rated 1 out of5 by frompoor touch screen, graphics card, hard driveI had trouble with the touch screen sensitivity. There is no adjustment for sensitivity. The background color changed randomly from white to bluish to yellowish. I found this annoying. Might be the graphics card or the power settings. the battery life was random,too. sometimes it read 9 hours but then 1 hour later it read 2 hours. the hard drive failed after 2 months and it would not boot up. Dell support was poor, got hung-up on multiple times. Got transferred multiple times. Took it back store for a exchange, but it think I will just return it. Glad I bought at Microsoft store since i got an exchange after 2 months without any hassle. Dell policy is only 21 days. I don't want to start over after spending hours on the first one.
Date published: 2015-02-09
Rated 5 out of5 by fromawesome laptop!Just received it and it's pretty epic.Runs great and thin bezel!!!
Date published: 2015-01-10
Rated 3 out of5 by fromExcellent form factor but poor touch screen.I bought this a month ago and returned it next day because the screen is very insensitive to touch. This means there are many miss 'clicks' (touches) and repeated attempts are needed to touch on screen items. I would estimate about 5-10% of touches are missed, that doesn't sound much but becomes really frustrating after a while.The seconds laptop suffered from the same issues, I did keep this laptop for about a week hoping that with updates, screen calibration etc things would get better.Additionally the screen is constantly changing brightness even with the auto-brightness feature turned off. This appears to be an intel graphic thing where it still adjusts the brightness based on the amount of white on the screen. A largly white screen would shift to a blue-ish white, as if the colour temp range was dynamically changing. I couldn't see how to turn it off and it is very annoying.Pros- Great form factor, light and thin. The materials are very good quality.- Nice keyboard and touch pad.- Lovely HD display and crisp screen.- No crapware, thank you Microsoft.Cons- Touch- Auto brightness/colour temp.Microsoft Store was really helpful and made the exchanges very smooth. I highly recommend buying through them.In the end I got a Lenovo Yoga 2, which is a bit chunkier but much better touch.
Date published: 2015-01-09
Rated 3 out of5 by fromMostly great, some flawsI got this for xmas and for the most part have found it to be a good lightweight machine albeit flawed.Pros:keyboard, battery life is fairly good, fast, low weight, looksCons:Major backlight bleed. I mean terrible bleed. For something higher end like this, I am very disappointed.Coil whine. I read that people had this problem and figured I could deal with it. It can be pretty annoying though.I would strongly consider other options after having used this.
Date published: 2015-01-06
Rated 1 out of5 by fromfew ideasyou can say it's ok for the money but it is not. if you don't have a GPU on your machine, then you simply pay that amount of money for a couple of pounds of cheap plastic. dell machines use to be tough and durable but nowadays things have changed a lot. I will go with a product that have his parts user accessible and changeable rather than this
Date published: 2015-01-03
Rated 5 out of5 by fromBetter than I would have imaginedI purchased my XPS 13 this afternoon and am extremely happy with it so far. We have lots of equipment including several PCs and Macs, as well as a several tablets, and I am a web developer professionally. The screen on the XPS 13 is quite good and I'm enjoying the overall size of the machine a lot.So far it was very easy to get it up and running using my existing Microsoft account. I am impressed with how easy it is to keep my files in sync with OneDrive and Office 365.The price was great for an i5 with 8GB/128GB SSD and the build quality feels rock solid. There's no trace of the hum/whine some people have reported and I feel that the machine is a great value.
Date published: 2014-12-28
Rated 2 out of5 by fromMediocre for the PriceAfter having this laptop for a week, here are my thoughts:For a 1000$ laptop, it should not be having issues such as coil whine or trackpad jumping. When the backlight is on, there is an absolutely annoying coil whine that does not get better. Even at times when the backlight is off, but the cpu is at the slightest load, the coil whine returns. This, in my mind, is absolutely pathetic for such an expensive laptop. Another major issue that I have been having is jumpiness of the trackpad. I am not sure whether it is because I am not used to it, or the trackpad is just too sensitive, but this does not affect my usage too much.Onto the good parts of the computer:The laptop is made with excellent material quality in mind. It feels like a macbook, but even more refined. The keyboard is excellent quality, and the matte finish on the interior is very nice. The laptop is fairly fast for an ssd. I have noticed some lag, but this was while downloading large files. The screen is beautiful, and quite strong too. Touchscreen is very responsive, but I have it turned off because I have no use for it at the moment. No bloatware is also a big plus.All in all, it is a great laptop from what I've seen so far, but the handful of blunders that it does have brings you back to reality and makes you think that for the hefty price tag, this laptop was not worth it.
Date published: 2014-11-28
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