Dell "Can't Build Enough" XPS 13 Ultrabook Models

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News Posted: Mon, Apr 30 2012 11:13 AM
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.

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AWebshop replied on Mon, Apr 30 2012 11:41 PM

interesting spec for HDD SSD

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I would love to get my hands on an ultrabook for web browsing, light web based gaming, and productivity software. It really is no wonder they can't make enough of these with how nice they look and how well they function.

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boiker replied on Tue, May 1 2012 1:33 PM

Ultrabooks are the refined revision of netbooks. Great compact size with a desktop experience. Love them.

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Ironic.. they look exactly like a Macbook Pro.

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RSmith1 replied on Tue, May 1 2012 3:49 PM

I'm not seeing the irony.

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Mac-envy, someone?

Meh...I'll just buy a portable notebook with decent or (even similar) specs and pricing (look at some of ASUS line up or Dell's older XPS models, for example) and then add an SSD (prices are dropping to ALMOST acceptable levels). Voila. You're paying a lot just for a skinny laptop. Save your $$.

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