Consumer Electronics

Teardown: Dell XPS 13

17 July 2019
The following is an overview of a teardown analysis conducted by IHS Benchmarking.

Dell XPS 13. Source: IHS MarkitDell XPS 13. Source: IHS Markit
Dell's XPS 13 laptop is billed as a remastered version of the "most powerful 13-inch in its class." Offering smaller, thinner and lighter specs and up to 21 hours of battery life, the XPS 13 is designed to be especially travel-friendly. Features a redesigned webcam for improvements to video quality and what Dell describes as cinema-quality color, sound and streaming capability. A 2019 CES Innovation Awards Honoree in the Computer Hardware and Components category. More details from Dell are available here.
The following is an overview of a teardown analysis conducted by IHS Technology Teardown Services.

Main enclosure, Dell XPS 13. Source: IHS MarkitMain enclosure, Dell XPS 13. Source: IHS Markit

Summary points:

  • Intel 8th Gen Core i5-8250U Processor
  • 13.3" 1920 x 1080 LCD Display
  • 4GB DDR3-1866 DRAM onboard
  • 128GB M.2 2280 SSD

Fingerprint sensor assembly (bottom), Dell XPS 13. Source: IHS MarkitFingerprint sensor assembly (bottom), Dell XPS 13. Source: IHS Markit

Shown above:

  1. GOODIX L TD,GF 128A, Fingerprint Sensor Support
  2. HOLTEK SEMICONDUCTOR INC, HT32F52352, MCU, 32-Bit, ARM Cortex-M0+ Core, 48MHz, 128KB Flash, 16KB SRAM, 12-Channel 12-Bit A DC

Target market: Mass market

Released: Q1, 2018

Availability: Worldwide

Main enclosure, Dell XPS 13. Source: IHS MarkitMain enclosure, Dell XPS 13. Source: IHS Markit

Shown above:

  1. Fastener, machine screw, M1.6 x 3.0mm, Phillips pan head, black oxide finish, locking
  2. Locking plate, stamped/formed electro-galvanized steel
  3. lnsulator, black cloth, die-Cut, w/PSA
  4. Locking Plate, stamped/formed stainless steel
  5. Flat flex cable, 15 conductors, 0.5mm pitch, 60V, 80C, w/2 stiffeners
  6. Flat flex cable, 8 conductors, 0.5mm pitch, 60V, 80C, w/2 stiffeners

Pricing: 999.99 USD MSRP

Total manufacturing cost: $585.20 (including direct materials and manufacturing)

Interface PCB (top), Dell XPS 13. Source: IHS MarkitInterface PCB (top), Dell XPS 13. Source: IHS Markit

Shown above:

  1. MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INC, ECE1117-HZH, I/O Expander, 16 GPIOs

Major components:

  • CPU, Intel Core i5-8250U Processor, Quad-Core, 1.6GHz, Up to 3.4GHz, 6MB Cache, w/ Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620, 14nm - MFR: INTEL CORP - (Qty: 1)
  • 13.3" Diagonal, TFT LCD, IGZO, IPS, 1920 x 1080, N/T, 205g - MFR: SHARP ELECTRONICS CORP - MPN: LQ133M1JW31 - (Qty: 1)
  • SSD, 128GB, 3D NAND, M.2 2280, SATA 6Gb/s - MFR: SANDISK CORP - MPN: SD9SN8W-128G - (Qty: 1)
  • Enclosure, Main, Bottom, Machined Aluminum, Anodized, Printed - (Qty: 1)
  • Enclosure, Display, Top, Machined Aluminum, Anodized - (Qty: 1)
  • Enclosure, Main, Top, 4 Pieces, 1 Piece Carbon Fiber Reinforced Injection Molded Glass-Filled Flame Retardant Polycarbonate, w/ Rubberized Coating & Printed, 2 Pieces Injection Molded Glass-Filled Flame Retardant Polycarbonate, w/ ESD/EMI Coating & 21 Brass Inserts, 1 Piece Die-Cast Magnesium Mounting Bracket - (Qty: 1)
  • Battery Pack, Li-Polymer, 4-Cell, 7.6V, 6500mAh, 52Wh - MFR: SIMPLO TECHNOLOGY CO LTD - (Qty: 1)
  • 10-Layer, FR4/RCF HDI, 2+6+2, Lead-Free, Halogen-Free - MFR: FOUNDER PCB - (Qty: 1)
  • SDRAM, LPDDR3-1866, 1GB - MFR: SAMSUNG SEMICONDUCTOR INC - MPN: K4E8E324EB-EGCF - (Qty: 2)
  • Blower, Dual, DC Brushless, 5VDC, 0.4A, w/ 8 Discrete Insulated Wires, 2 4-Position Pin Socket Connectors - MFR: DELTA ELECTRONICS INC - MPN: ND55C19 - (Qty: 1)

Motherboard (top), Dell XPS 13Motherboard (top), Dell XPS 13

Motherboard (top), BT/WLAN module (top)Motherboard (top), BT/WLAN module (top)

Shown above:

  1. QUALCOMM, QCA6174A, BT/WLAN, single chip, IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, 2x2 MIMO, Bluetooth V4.2


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