Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review
Dell XPS 13 – an ultrabook with many unique features is being launched by Dell. Dell, the most trusted brand has a large variety of computers to cater both consumer and enterprise segment.
Interestingly, the current model is targeted to attract both business and consumer users. Dell comes up with this innovative idea as most of the business users prefer to use the same laptop both for their business needs and personal needs.
In this scenario, most of the time, the personal preferences will have upper hand in decision making process when it is time to purchase new laptops for an IT department in an enterprise. Keeping this logic in view, Dell has targeted the ultra thin ultrabook to cater both consumer and business line.
Dell XPS 13 Design & Specs.
Dell XPS 13 is available in i3, i5 and i7 processors. It comes with an installed memory of 4 GB of DDR3, HD 3000 Intel Graphics Card, 128/256 Solid State Drive and with a display of 13.3” that allows you enjoy high definition videos.
You can choose any of the Windows 7 OS versions from Premium to Ultimate. The wireless transfer is enabled with Intel Smart Connect Technology that abides 802.11 standards besides supporting Bluetooth 3.0. You can have better control on full sized keyword with back lighting.
Glass button touchpad makes your interaction easy with the ultrabook. With 47WHr battery power you can enjoy backup for up to 8 hours of continuous performance. With just 1.4 kg of weight, the ultrabook offers one year limited hardware warranty.
Even though Dell XPS 13 has some design elements present in XPS 14z and XPS 15z, the laptop offers unique features and makes an attractive choice for both consumer and business users.
Dell XPS 13 comes with very thin features of the order of 6 t0 18 mm thick and width of 316 mm and depth of 205 mm. Even though the processor is powered with Intel Sandy Bridge at the time of launch, it may offer Ivy Bridge in the coming months.
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Competition & Price Of Dell XPS 13
Dell XPS 13 boots very fast. XPS 13 is fully equipped to compete with Asus Zenbook UX31 and MacBook Air. In order to attract IT professionals, the ultrabook will include features like TPM, corporate images, corporate BIOS, asset tagging, etc.
Dell’s XPS 13 marketing strategy can be compared with HP’s strategy with Folio 13. The product is likely to hit the market by the end of February. XPS 13 is more compact than earlier ultrabooks.
It is expected that XPS 13 will be priced a bit higher than HP’s Folio 13 or Toshiba Portege Z835. Coming to the connectivity, the ultrabook supports USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 and offers mini display port along-with headset jack.
However, it is not provided with a slot to read SD Cards. This may not be a drawback as another brand Lenovo IdeaPad U300s was able to sail with cute design, comfortable keypad and high performance processor.
For consumer segment, Dell is going to offer compensation in form of extended support and warranty. Along-with one year of premium support on hardware and software of Dell XPS 13, consumers will get resolutions at a fast pace. They may also reach Dell Support Team through voice, chat and email support.