Dell XPS 14 Notebook Review: Optimus Infused
SiSoft Sandra & CineBench
Sandra results were a mixed bag. In terms of CPU performance, Dell's XPS 14 stood tall and only trailed Lenovo's quad-core machine. When we switched our focus to memory bandwidth, however, the XPS 14 slid down to the bottom, though within spitting distance of the Asus U43F.
If those scores look ugly, it's because that's by design. CineBench is absolutely brutal on mobile machines and even most desktops, as it focuses heavily on 3D content creation. So while the 2.16-point CPU score might seem woefully low, it's actually fairly respectable when you consider AVADirect's Clevo X1800 Core i7 desktop replacement system pulled in a score of just 3.39 points. Regardless, the XPS 14 isn't the machine for serious CAD design.