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At first glance, the Dell has it all. It’s sleek, convertible, and has a 2k screen! It’s one of the thinnest and, dare I say, sexiest, Ultrabooks ever released. But will a novel keyboard design be its Achilles’ heel?
The last time Dell updated their XPS 13 Ultrabook it got a full HD display. Now the Ultrabook has been updated again with Intel’s Haswell CPU, and coming along for the ride is the XPS 15 which also gets Haswell upgrades but adds in an extra special option: a 3,200 x 1,800 resolution display.
At Computex 2013, Dell is showing off their new Lenovo Yoga. Impressive as it may be, we see some early red flags.Ultrabook — it’s an impressive combination of many of the latest technologies. First is Haswell / 4th-gen Core, Intel’s latest processor, then there’s a high density 11-inch screen. On top of that, we’re looking at a convertible Ultrabook that flips just like the
Dell’s XPS 13 has been available for a while and has been well received but a couple of features were not as well liked as others. Next week an updated version of the Ultrabook will be available which addresses one of the major perceived shortcomings and adds a few other related improvements as well.
The Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook was well regarded as a first generation Ultrabook when it launched back in early 2012. Unfortunately Dell has done little to keep the XPS 13 competitive with second-generation Ultrabooks. Despite finally upgrading the internals to the latest Ivy Bridge processors from Intel, Dell left the 13.3-inch display with the same measly 1366×768 resolution — not unusable by any means, but not what you expect on a premium device. Now Dell is finally giving the XPS 13 a full 1080p display.
Dell is now offering the
Update: Stay Away! Cyber Monday Ultrabook – Dell XPS 13 w/ Core i7 and 128GB SSD for $899; Available 9pm – 12pm EST ONLY
This Cyber Monday Dell is offering some time-sensitive deals. The company has a powerful XPS 13 Ultrabook available with Core i7 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB SSD for sale for $999 but only between 9pm and 12pm EST tonight!
After marketing the product as ‘new’ for many months after it had become outdated, Dell has now quietly refreshed its original Ultrabook, the XPS 13, with the latest processors from Intel. You can now find the Dell XPS 13 Starting at $999 on Dell’s site.
We’re big supporters of what Dell and Canonical are doing with project Sputnik. It’s not just another Ubuntu-based Linux distro, it’s a Linux distro with funding and a defined hardware target and the fact that the hardware target is an Ultrabook makes it even better. If you’re a Linux fan, check out our first post on the subject and then, read-on here…
At the beginning of June, Computex revealed to the world a flood of new Ultrabooks based on Intel’s third-generation Ivy Bridge platform. These new Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks, which must meet certain criteria to be called an Ultrabook, represent the second generation of Intel’s Ultrabook specification. Dell’s XPS 13 Ultrabook, while well received, is a first generation Ultrabook based on the previous generation Sandy Bridge platform, but this hasn’t stopped the company from branding it as ‘New’ in online and print advertisements.