Dell today added a pair of new notebook models to its flagship XPS brand, one of which is a 14-inch Ultrabook (XPS 14) and the other a 15-inch laptop (XPS 15). As one would expect, both models are equipped with 3rd Generation Intel Core processor options (Ivy Bridge), and both bring new digs to the mobile party with edge-to-edge Corning Gorilla Glass and a machined aluminum finish precision cut from a single block of aluminum.
Cost of entry for the XPS 14 Ultrabook is $1,100, which positions it in premium territory. A baseline configuration consists of a 1600x900 resolution display with 400-nit brightness, Intel Core i5 3317U processor, Intel HD Graphics 4000, 4GB of DDR3-1333 RAM, 500GB 5400RPM hard drive + 32GB mSATA SSD, 1.3MP webcam, 802.11a/g/n Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0, Intel WiDi technology, two USB 3.0 ports, mini DisplayPort, HDMI output, 3-in-1 card reader, and Windows 7 Home Premium. For $100 more, Dell upgrades the graphics to an Nvidia GeForce GT 630 GPU.
Starting at $1,300, the XPS 15 offers a 1920x1080 resolution driven by an Intel Core i5 3210M processor and GeForce GT 630M GPU. A baseline config also consists of 6GB of DDR3-1600 memory, 500GB 7200RPM hard drive + 32GB mSATA SSD, and an optical drive.
Both the XPS 14 and XPS 15 are available to purchase now.
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