XPS 14 - L401X

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Movies, games, music and Web chat come to life with leading-edge graphics, 3D capabilities, high-definition (HD) video chat and sound that can fill a room.

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Feel the Rush

Feel the Rush

Powerful graphics. Powerfully smart. The XPS™ 14 laptop has what it takes to take you to new levels of performance.

Razor-Sharp Graphics Come Standard
The XPS 14 comes with standard leading-edge NVIDIA® performance graphics* (available up to 2 GB) for powerful photo and video editing and high-resolution gaming with breathtaking detail.

Smart Power Management
Long media marathons are no problem with smart power management that helps extend battery life when you need it. NVIDIA Optimus™ technology automatically optimizes your battery life while maintaining the graphics performance you expect — completely, seamlessly and transparently — whether you’re watching an HD movie, surfing the Web or playing a 3D game (available with Core i5 configurations only). NVIDIA Optimus Technology
Mind-Blowing Audio

Mind-Blowing Audio

XPS laptops are designed to be the loudest, clearest and cleanest laptops on the planet with built-in high-fidelity JBL speakers and Waves MaxxAudio® technology. Together they produce rich, full sound that delivers booming bass and razor-sharp clarity to your favorite movies, music and games.

Treat your ears to peak audio performance with the XPS’s 6W JBL speakers. Then, layer in the Waves algorithms — designed to deliver better dynamic range, frequency response and imaging — with maximum transparency, clarity and natural sound.

Together, these technologies enable you to take the surround-sound experience of your home theater with you wherever you go. Learn More
Your Life in Hi-Def

Your Life in Hi-Def

XPS laptops have the tools that bring your world to you, wherever you are.

Ultra-Clear. Ultra-Flexible.
Connect with your loved ones across the globe in stunning high definition using the internet and XPS 14’s HD Webcam. It’s the first Webcam to offer HD video streaming for ultra-clear 720p resolution. The extreme flexibility of the new XPS also enables you to record video using different bit rates, depending on the application you use.

Connect to the World
Video conferencing is now even easier with Dell and Skype™*. The new XPS 14 is one of the first laptops to be certified by Skype and offers preinstalled Skype software standard on every XPS 14.
Movies, Games and 3D Videos Come to Life

Movies, Games and 3D Videos Come to Life

XPS laptops are the first Dell laptops to offer integrated NVIDIA 3DTV* Play technology. This enables you to leverage the 3D processing power of GeForce® graphics to create an immersive 3D experience in your own home, on the big screen.

Simply connect your laptop to your 3D-enabled TV and effortlessly project your favorite Blu-ray* 3D movies and 3D photo slideshows for a real-life theater experience. Then, bring your best games* to life. Using the power of your laptop and your 3D TV, you can step into an eye-popping 3D gaming experience right in your living room. All you need to harness the 3D power of your XPS 14 is a high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) cable, optional Blu-ray Disc™ drive, approved 3D-enabled TV and 3D media*.

Smarter, faster Intel Core i5 processors come standard

Smarter, faster Intel Core i7 processors come standard

  • Experience solid performance for everyday applications and additional speed when you need it most with the Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
  • Get more done with Intel Turbo Boost Technology that automatically adapts processing speed to accommodate what you are doing.
  • Four way multitasking with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology enables each core of the processor to work on two tasks at the same time.

Simple and Smart Support

Dell DataSafe Online
Our online backup service offers data protection by enabling customers to back up data to a safe, remote storage site using a broadband connection. Dell DataSafe Online Backup is easy, flexible and secure. After setup, it will automatically back up data to help protect your data from software, hardware and catastrophic failure.

Dell Support Center
Our centrally located, easy-to-use application provides personalized support resources. Conveniently located on your PC’s desktop with quick links to service, support and system resources. Helps keep your system up-to-date and running efficiently through automated fixes for common configuration issues.
Simple and Smart Support


  • Intel® HM57

Audio and Speakers

  • JBL 2.0 Designed & Certified Speakers +Waves MaxxAudio
    2.0 Audio: 2 X 3W = 6W Total

Optical Drive

  • 8x DVD+/-RW (standard), Blu-Ray Disc™ burner; 9.5mm tray load

    9-in-1 media card reader

    Supporting SD, SDIO, SDXC, SDHC, MS, MS Pro, MMC, MSXC, xD


  • Power adapter
    90W standard; 130W with 2GB graphics and i7 processor

    Batteries/Battery Life
    Up to 5 hours, 23 minutes* of battery life with 6-cell battery
    Up to 8 hours, 29 minutes* of battery life with 9-cell battery


  • Webcam

    2.0MP HD webcam with single digital mic (H.264)

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