WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.
Dells first ultrabook laptop, the XPS 13.
Dell's using a thin-bezeled display that allows the 13-inch display to fit in more of a typical 12-inch laptop case. At 2.9 pounds, the laptop is 0 .71 inches at its thickest point and 0.24 inches at its thinnest, making room for USB 3.0, USB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone, and MiniDisplay ports.
The $999 starting configuration has a Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB SSD.
That package also includes the standard backlit keyboard and the 1366 x 768-resolution 13.3-inch display, which has been covered in Gorilla Glass.
Sadly, there isn't a higher resolution display option. Dell's also bragging about its implementation of Intel's Smart Connect technology, which automatically joins a network and updates your email or calendar.
Like the rest of the XPS line, the 13 has a solid aluminum cover, but the magnesium alloy palmrest is coated in a soft-touch material. The bottom, however, is made of a carbon fiber, that's been covered in a similar soft silicon.
The biggest oversight of this system may be the missing SD card slot.