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Published On: Thu, Mar 1st, 2012
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Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook – Perfect for consumer and business user

The first ultrabook by Dell, the XPS 13, is finally available in the market. Even before its official launch, this ultrabook has been successfully attracting lots eyeballs. It is believed to be best laptop designs by Dell till date.

Design :

Dell XPS 13 sports some solid specs. The ultrabook has a smaller footprint than the leading 13 inches competitors. It is built of taps carbon fiber materials that have helped to keep the weight of the gadget below three pounds. The manufacturer is expecting stronger consumer as well as business demand for Dell XPS 13,” said Michael Tatelman. The 13.3-inches ultrabook has a display of 1,366×768, which would entertain you with high-definition videos. The thickness of Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook ranges between 6 t0 18 mm thick, while its width is 316 mm. The depth of the ultrabook is 205 mm.

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook

Processor :

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook is powered by an Intel Core i5-2467M processor. The dell ultrabook features has an Intel HD Graphics 3000, a 128GB solid-state drive and backlit keyboard. It features Windows 7 Home Premium. The users are provided with an option of Windows 7 OS versions of Premium and Ultimate. The device is enabled with wireless transfer and is powered by Intel Smart Connect Technology that bears 802.11 standards. The device supports Bluetooth 3.0.  The full sized keyword is provided with back lighting, thus making the XPS ultrabook more user-friendly. XPS 13 boosts glass button touchpad that would provide you with an amazing interaction experience. The battery power offers good backup of almost 8 hours, while being in use continuously. The ultrabook weighs almost 1.4 kg of and is shipped with one year hardware warranty. Some of the design elements of Dell XPS 13 are inspired from XPS 15z and XPS 14z  and makes it an attractive choice for both business and consumer users. Although the processor is currently powered with Intel Sandy Bridge, there are chances that the manufacturers may offer Ivy Bridge in the next few months.

Touchpad, Keyboard and Media Controls :

The keyboard of the ultrabook is nice and is quite similar to the one used on the XPS 16. It is firm, but has a minor flex that is detected close to the “Enter” key. Additionally, all keys are provided with excellent cushion and travel. There are chances that you may feel that the keys of ultrabook are “flatter” than the ones that are normally used Dell notebooks. The keyboard boosts a pleasant white LED backlight function, which will come to your rescue while typing in the dark.

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review

Ports :

Dell XPS 13 is expected to be priced a higher than Toshiba Portege Z835 and HP’s Folio 13. However, talking about the connectivity and ports provided by the ultrabook, it supports USB 3.0 as well as USB 2.0. It has a mini display port that is placed next to headset jack. On the other hand, the device doesn’t have a SD Card reader slot. However, this may not be one of the biggest drawbacks; as there are records that show laptops with cute design, high performance processor and comfortable keypad have become extremely popular.

Memory :

Dell’s first XPS ultrabook has an internal memory of 4GB.

Battery Life :

The 6-cell battery of the device is capable of giving a backup of almost 8 hours, even when it is used continuously.

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Specs

Pros :

Dell XPS 13 has a sexy and thin design. It has a strong performance and is packed with backlit-LED display. The media remote control is included with the ultrabook.

Cons :

The ultrabook has a small touchpad. Various options such as Blu-ray and SSD hard drives are not available with the device. Also, it is not provided with various color options.

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Verdict :

Finally, Dell has started giving importance to the design device first. Its eye-catching XPS M1330 laptop has emphasized on both the light and thin aspects of its category without sacrificing performance and features.

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