Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook- Dell’s version of an Ultrabook

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook

The hottest thing this year is definitely the Ultrabook, as a way of the computer companies to strike back to the ever-growing market of the Tablets. On CES this year was said that “you couldn’t be more than 3 feet away from an Ultrabook”. So learning from the examples set by Macintosh, Asus and other companies that already started the revolution of the Ultrabook, Dell entered on this market with their own interpretation of a great investment.

The Ultrabook itself is made on the top side from a machined aluminum in silver, with the Dell logo on top. The bottom side is made out of carbon that will keep it cool and light. The screen of the Ultrabook is a 13.3 inch WLED display with (1.366×720) pixel resolution that is a standard resolution for this kind of screens but, the thing that separates it from the rest is the Gorilla Glass protection that makes it scratch free but, a bit more glossy than a standard glossy screen. The other thing is that the screen stretches edge-to-edge reducing the size of the laptop and giving it dimensions of a 12 inch laptop while it is a 13.3 inch. The palm rest is made out of a high quality material that isn’t cold on touch. The keyboard is an island keyboard with backlight and the touch surface is a multitouch glass panel with great response.

The insides of the laptop are optional and as always Dell supplied some variations. You can choose between second generation Intel core i5 and i7 processors. Also you can choose between having a 128GB or 256GB SSD hard drives. It comes with implemented 4GB RAM memory. This laptop is not made for gamers so it has an Intel HD 3000 graphic card. The bad thing is that it only has 2 USB ports one of which is a USB 3.0, mini display port, and headphone-microphone jack. There is no Ethernet port or card slot. It comes with Windows Home Premium.

The overall price is starting from $1000 and the final price depends on the implemented processor and hard drive. Overall it is a great first Ultrabook try by Dell.