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Dell Unveils Hot New XPS 13 Ultrabook

Dell Unveils Hot New XPS 13 Ultrabook

Dell just announced the thin and powerful new XPS 13 ultrabook. This razor thin ultrabook measures less than a quarter of an inch thick at its thinnest point and weighs as little as 2.99 pounds. The XPS 13 will feature a 13-inch display in a 12-inch form factor. For durability, the XPS 13 features a bonded edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass display.

The XPS 13 is one of the first ultrabooks to feature Intel's Smart Connect Technology. With Intel's Smart Connect Technology, the XPS 13 will wake periodically to detect a wireless network and update your calendar, email, and more so that you will always have the most current information right at your fingerprints. The ultrabook also features Intel Rapid Start Technology and an all flash design which make it possible for the XPS 13 to boot in seconds.

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Key hardware specs for the XPS 13 include your choice of Intel Core i3 2367M, Core i5 2467M, or Core i7 2637M dual core processors; Intel HD 3000 graphics; 4GB DDR3 RAM; and a 128GB SSD or 256GB SSD with Intel Rapid Start. According to Dell, the XPS 13 offers a battery life of up to eight hours.

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Whether you're working day or night, you'll appreciate the full size, backlit keyboard found on the XPS 13. This ultrabook also features a large glass buttonless touchpad with gesture support. In addition to attractive hardware features, the XPS 13 also features a number of aesthetically pleasing design features such as a frameless design, an aluminum frame, and a carbon fiber base.

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Dell's XPS 13 will be available at the end of February. Customers can reserve units on Dell.com today. Dell expects to make the XPS 13 available in select geographies around the world in March.

Dell XPS 13 Specifications

Processor

Intel® Core™ i3 2367M, Core i5 2467M or Core™ i7 2637M dual core

Memory*

4GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1333 MHz

Video Graphics*

Intel® HD 3000

Hard Drive*

128GB SSD or 256GB SSD with Intel® Rapid Start

Display

13.3” HD WLED, 300-nit (1366x768) 720p; edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass

Operating System

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate

Wireless* Connectivity

Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6230 802.11 a/g/n with Intel® Smart Connect Technology + Bluetooth 3.0

Sound

High Definition Audio with Waves MaxxAudio® 4

Keyboard

Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard

Pointing Device

Seamless glass buttonless touchpad

Webcam

1.3MP H.264 supported webcam with dual array digital microphones

Power

47WHr Battery (enclosed); Up to 8hrs battery life

I/O Ports

USB 3.0 (1)+ USB 2.0 with PowerShare (1); mini DisplayPort (1); Headset Jack (1)

Preliminary Height

0.24-0.71” (6-18mm)

Preliminary Width

12.4” (316mm)

Preliminary Depth

8.1” (205mm)

Preliminary Starting Wt.*

2.99lbs (1.4kg)*

Warranty

1 Year Limited Hardware Warranty*

 

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Thanks for the blog post Jennifer. For others who are looking for more details, take a look at our post on Direct2Dell: http://del.ly/XPS13

In my view, the XPS 13, it's one of the slickest laptops we've ever produced.

Thanks again,

LionelatDell

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I would love to see a review of this.

The main 2 things i'm curious about is the performance of the SSD and battery life.

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