Dell has unveiled its new Ultrabook notebook, a sleek and compact design going further in the war for against the Apple Macbook Air. It will be available by the end of February in the US in select retail stores and through Dell’s website starting at $999 for a notebook with Intel i5 processor, 128 GB solid-state disk hard drive and a 4 GB RAM.
The first 10,000 customers in the US will get a T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot that can link up to five Wi-Fi gadgets and use high speed Internet. Also, 90 days of free mobile broadband service at 4G speeds without any yearly contract with T-Mobile.
The Aesthetic Design
The Dell XPS 13 has the second-generation Intel i5 or i7 processor and has a 128 or 256 GB SSD. It has Intel HD 3000 graphics, and for more data storage, Dell DataSafe facilitates 100 GB of cloud storage. The 13.3 inch Ultrabook features a near frameless hardened gorilla glass display and has a large battery life of 8 hours and 53 minutes. The notebook weights just 3 pounds and is just a quarter inch thick at the thinnest section.
The keyboard is fully backlit, and a glass touch pad allows multi gestural input. Intel’s Smart Connect and Rapid Start technology are included. Dell has also decided to integrate Google Places and Skyhook for location awareness shortly after the launch of the ultrabook. In addition to all these features, there is 12-month free, premium subscription to Skype.
The XPS 13 includes many security features like the standard Trusted Platform Module for BitLocker Data, configuration services like asset tagging and custom imaging, and ProSupport optional after sales service. The design is Eco friendly with all of its LED display having no toxins like mercury or arsenic. If you want this laptop, you’ll have to reserve it on their official site.