Dell has cut it fine in delivering on its promise to bring the XPS 13 Ultrabook to market this February. It is now available for purchase from Dell's website with shipments commencing as of now at a base price of $999 US.
The XPS 13 is a 13.3-inch sized Ultrabook with an edge-to-edge LED-backlit 1366 x 768 display covered by Gorilla Glass. It has an aluminum casing with a carbon fiber composite base and weighs in at 2.9 pounds, while running measurements of 0.71-inches thick and tapering down to just 0.24-inches at its thinnest point.
The XPS 13's keyboard is of a full size backlit chiclet type whilst the touchpad is made with glass integrated buttons. Inside is either a 1.6 GHz Core i5-2467M or a 1.7 GHz Core i7-2637M processor, 4GB of memory, a 128 or 256GB SSD, 802.11b/g/n Wifi and Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity. The XPS 13 gives a couple USB ports (one being USB 3.0 and the other USB 2.0) and a mini Displayport output, two 1.5W speakers and a 1.3MP webcam.
A 6-cell (non-replaceable) battery is incorporated which delivers up to 8 hours and 53 minutes of use between charging.
Dell's XPS 13 can now be ordered via this page.
KitGuru says: Boo to the resolution. Where's the higher resolution option Dell? All other aspects of that edge-to-edge Gorilla-glass display are on a dime..