Dell Begins Shipping XPS 13 Ultrabook

Pulkit Chandna

Dell has begun shipping its first ultrabook, making it the latest PC vendor to jump on the ultrabook bandwagon. Announced last month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Dell XPS 13 is now available on the company’s website from $999 . To sweeten the deal, Dell is offering a complimentary T-Mobile 4G Hotspot device to early adopters. Hit the jump for details.

The XPS 13, which weighs 2.9 lbs and measures 0.71 inches at its thickest point, sports a 13.3-inch, 1366 x 768 display made out of “edge-to-edge hardened Gorilla Glass.” Dell, in fact, is marketing the XPS 13 as the most compact 13.3-inch ultrabook yet. The frame is made up of machined-aluminium and carbon fiber. Inside you will find the following:

  • Intel Core i5 2467M and i7 2637M processor choices
  • Intel HD 3000 video graphics
  • 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1333Mhz memory
  • 128 GB SSD or 256GB SSD drive options
  • 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 (not replaceable by the customer) with nearly nine hours of battery life; 45W AC  adaptor
  • USB 3.0 (1) + USB 2.0 with PowerShare, mini Display-Port, and headset jack
  • Built-in 1.3MP webcam with dual array digital microphones

As mentioned earlier, the XPS 13 has a starting price of $999. Then there is a $1,299 model that includes 256GB solid-state storage instead of the standard 128GB SSD. The most expensive model costs $1,499 and includes a Core i7 processor in addition to 256GB of solid-state storage. The complimentary T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot is available with all models and includes 90 days of mobile broadband.

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