Dell has trouble envisioning a long-term market for 11.6-inch gaming PCs and is apparently discontinuing its Alienware-brand M11x laptop, but when it comes to Ultrabooks, the OEM needs no further convincing than its XPS 13. The Dell XPS 13 (our full detailed review with video demo) is supposedly selling so well that Dell is can't build the things fast enough.
"We can't build enough of them at the moment," Sam Burd, vice president of Dell's Consumer and SMB product group, told CNet. "A little bit less than three times the expected demand."
Exactly how many XPS 13 models Dell was expecting to ship is a mystery, but whatever that number, it's safe to say Dell is pleasantly surprised with the reception and is starting to see what all the Ultrabook fuss is about.
As a refresher, the XPS 13 starts at $1,000 and comes equipped with a 2nd generation Intel Core i5 2467M processor clocked at 1.6GHz, Intel HD Graphics 3000, 4GB DDR3-1333MHz memory, 128GB SSD, 1.3MP webcam, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.