In our previous entry, we discussed the Intel-inspired Ultrabooks, and we are so excited about this concept, we just have to cover one product in particular in more depth: the Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook. Until now, the only ultra-thin product on the market was the MacBook Air. Don’t get us wrong—we love the Air. However, even though its price has dropped over the years, it still starts at over $1200. Leave it to Dell to come up with a superb product with the same or better specs at a better base price point: $979.
The CNET reviews extol its “beautiful design,” the Gorilla Glass screen, “great sound,” a luxurious keyboard and great battery life. The base model has 4 GB of RAM, an Intel 2nd Gen Core i5 processor, 128 GB hard drive and an Intel HD Graphics 3000 card.
The product overview on the Dell website is designed in a control-your-own-video sort of way, which is neat: http://www.dell.com/html/global/xps13/xps-13-ultrabook.html?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&dgc=IR&lid=8B294487&cid=
For more technical information and reviews on the Dell XPS Ultrabook, check out the CNET review: http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/dell-xps-13/4505-3121_7-35117826.html?tag=subnav
If you own both a laptop and a tablet device like an iPad, it’s a familiar tension: you want to be able to use your tablet for everything because it’s so sleek, so light, so small…but you crave that familiar feeling of using an actual computer. Which one should you take on business trips, vacations or simply cart around the office?
It was only a matter of time before there was an effort to bridge the gap between these two devices. Last year, Intel inspired a new line of Ultrabooks, super-sleek laptops (20 mm thick and under two pounds) that boast “tablet-like features.” Of course we’ve seen similar products from Apple (the MacBook Air) and Dell (the Adamo), but their price points were significantly higher than the Ultrabooks, which started off at about $1,000 in 2011 and have come down to as low as $799 for some models. It’s believed that they could come down to $599 by 2013.
Read more about the Intel-inspired Ultrabooks on Cnet: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-20067411-64.html?tag=contentMain;contentAux