Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Hands-on

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The Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook, is Dell’s first full entry into the ultrabook market with a super lightweight laptop from dell at 13.3 –inches this bad boy only weighs a mere 2.9lbs. it also houses an Intel Core i7 CPU, intel HD3000 graphics card, storage of 128GB 0r 256GB SSD , plus an additional 100GB of cloud storage through Dell DataSafe for seamless content backup and sharing at no additional cost. Additionally, all XPS 13 units include a 12-month Skype Premium subscription to always stay in touch. In addition to a backlit keyboard, and your full complement of ports. The Dell XPS 13 will be available early in 2012, starting at under $1,000.

Specifications

Detailed Information: Ultrathin laptop (0.24-0.71″/6-18mm) with Microsoft Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium; precision machined aluminum with a carbon fiber composite base  Intel Core i5 2467M and i7 2637M processor choices  13.3″ HD WLED, 300-nit (1366×768) 720p; edge-to-edge hardened Gorilla Glass  Intel HD 3000 video graphics  [12]   4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1333Mhz memory  [12]   128 GB SSD or 256GB SSD drive options  [3]   Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard; glass integrated button touchpad with multi-gesture support  Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 802.11 A/G/N and Bluetooth 3.0 wireless connectivity  [13]   High definition audio with Waves MaxxAudio 4  Built-in 47WHr 6-cell battery (Dell XPS 13 batteries are built into the laptop and are not replaceable by the customer) offering up to eight hours, fifty-three minutes of battery life  [5]  ; 45W AC adaptor  USB 3.0 (1) + USB 2.0 with PowerShare (1), mini Display-Port, and headset jack (1)  Built-in 1.3MP webcam (H.264 enabled via Skype  [4]  ) with dual array digital microphones  Dell ProSupport for business customers, Dell Configuration Services and Windows Trusted Platform Module options for commercial models  Dimensions: Height: 0.24-0.71″ (6-18mm) / Width: 12.4″ (316mm) / Depth 8.1″ (205mm); Weight: starting at 2.99lbs (1.36 kg)ii Availability and Pricing: The XPS 13 will be available at the end of February in the United States through www.Dell.com , and in select retail stores nationwide at a starting price of $999 with an Intel Core i5 processor, 128GB SSD hard drive [3] and 4GB memory [10] . Customers can reserve the XPS 13 on www.dell.com starting today. The first 10,000 customers in the U.S. to purchase an XPS 13 will receive a free T-Mobile 4G Mobile HotSpot and 90 days of free mobile broadband service at up to 4G speeds on America’s Largest 4G Network with no annual contract at time of purchase [6] – a value of more than $200. The XPS 13 will be available in select geographies around the world in March 2012.

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