Dell took the wraps off a fresh, new revamp of their popular XPS 13 ultrabook line, out at CES in Las Vegas last week. The new machine was widely considered best-of-show for core computing products and racked-up awards left and right from major publications, including accolades from us here. Dell seemingly hit all the high notes with this machine, from its new 14nm Intel Core i5-5200U Broadwell-U processor power plant, to its absolutely stunning 13.3-inch 3200X1800 IPS display that's strapped with Corning Gorilla Glass NBT and nearly completely devoid of bezel on its side and top edges.
Then of course there's Dell's copious use of carbon fiber composite material all around the machine's palm rest and keyboard area, along with machined aluminum on its top and bottom casing. Dell also slightly tweaked the mechanical design of the chassis such that its corners are slightly less rounded versus the previous generation machine - which we wholeheartedly appreciate.
The net-net of Dell's tech makeover of the XPS 13 is that it's currently one of our most favorite notebooks to hit the test bench ever here at HotHardware, and we're not even done putting it through its paces yet. But here's why doing what we do at HH is probably one of the better gigs on the planet. We get an early look at all the best new gear and the good news is, as a result, you do as well.
For starters, here's our video hands-on review of the new 2015 Dell XPS 13...
starting to trickle out at retail locations now and we expect it will be stocked up in full in the coming weeks. Be sure to double-check the vintage on the version you might be looking at, as undoubtedly merchants will be blowing out last year's model for a discount. Our opinion is the new 2015 Dell XPS 13 is well worth the additional investment, however, should you be in the market for a premium, high performance ultralight machine. Stay tuned for more with Dell's new XPS 13 in the days ahead.