A new meaning to Ultrabook – Dell XPS 13
On the last Tuesday Dell has declared its 1st Ultrabook, the XPS 13, which has made some noise in the mid of a slighter presence at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas compared to earlier years. The laptop is identical to MacBook Air of Apple with 13 inch screen and 2.99 pound weigh. It has 0.2” density and can run around 8 hours on battery power. The XPS 13 makes such a revolution in the market that it goes away from consumer products to concentrate on the more remunerative sections of mobile devices and business computers.
A wise move from mini netbooks
Yes, Dell’s new product XPS 13 has downed its Streak tablets and Mini netbooks, which have not done well with users. Company’s consumer PCs now focus on desktops and laptops branded XPS and Inspiron, some of which are also targeted at businesses. The new Ultrabook, XPS 13 is ‘straightforwardly aimed’ at the professional community, but will be made available for sale through consumer channels. Though it is thinner, it offers complete functionality of a standard sized laptop. This 13” Ultrabook is designed to fit in the frame of an 11” laptop. Thus, users get a big screen and full sized keyboard in a smaller package.
XPS 13 has Intel double-core Core i3, i5 or i7 CPUs, rooted on the Sandy Bridge micro-architecture around 256 GB of powerful status drive memory and 4 GB of RAM. It has a webcam and a USB 3.0 port. This Ultrabook model will initially be available in the US and some parts of the world, however particular country details are not given. This incredible innovation is supported by Intel as a means to refresh sinking PC market, which has got a defeat from tablets. Future Ultrabooks will comprise of tablet-like aspects such as ever-connectivity and touch-screens, said Intel.
High cost rate
Cost tag would be one major criticism about XPS13. Starting price is $999 and it will be available in the market by late February or early March. It is expected that Intel would bring down this starting range to $699 by the end of the year. This model has particular mobility features which are unique to Ultrabook such as Smart Connect technology. Through this, social network feeds and email are updated even when the laptop is in sleep mode. Again, the company claim that XPS 13 boots in a matter of seconds.
This new version of Ultrabook has prevailed the CES show floor, with PC makers like Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Acer etc announcing products. Ultrabooks rooted on Intel’s new Ivy Bridge micro-architecture, which will bring graphics and faster performance, are due later this year. When compared to earlier shows, Dell has a calm presence at CES. Dell announced many laptops and tablets at the event, last year. Hurry to get this incredible Ultrabook! Don’t think about price rate…just be the one holding this rare laptop. Get information about the countries where this Ultrabook will be available except US.