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Dell Unveils Upgraded XPS 13 Ultrabook at CES

Dell has unveiled an upgrade to the 2012 XPS 13 ultrabook, with the new model integrating newer third-gen Intel Core processors, as well as a brighter, full-HD 1080p 13-inch display.

While all Dell Inspirons laptops sport touch support, the technology has been omitted with the 2013 model of the XPS 13 ultrabook. Either way, it sports a 350-nit, 1,920x1,080-pixel-resolution display option (the 2012 model has a 1,366 x 768 resolution) and can be powered via Core i5 or i7 processor configurations.

Other configuration options will be up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of solid-state drive. Dell decided to not incorporate an SD card slot or Ethernet jack and instead opted for two USB 3.0 ports and a Mini DisplayPort.

Dell confirmed that the upgraded XPS 13 model will be available later this month. Its starting price will be $1,299; comparatively, the 2012, standard-resolution version retails for $999.

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  • edgewood112358
    It would be so nice if high resolution laptops like this weren't so expensive.... tablets like the Nexus 10 already have a higher than 1080p resolution on a smaller screen and go for 1/3 of the price.
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  • lengcaifai
    edgewood112358It would be so nice if high resolution laptops like this weren't so expensive.... tablets like the Nexus 10 already have a higher than 1080p resolution on a smaller screen and go for 1/3 of the price.well nexus 10 processing power is much lower than xps13
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  • javaskull
    Whack 1000 off the price and i'll consider buying one.
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  • javaskull
    This thing has LESS resolution and is smaller than my 17" 4 year old laptop. It's garbage. Touchscreens on laptops are stupid. Don't fall for the full 1080p crap. That just means you've been jiped out of 1/10 of the pixels you ought to have. Toms don't waste my time with reviews on substandard equipment from the stone age.
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  • A Bad Day
    I recall when I was shopping for an ultrabook, I noticed one that cost over $2000. However, a standard laptop with the same system spec (except for one pound heavier and a shorter battery life) cost only around $1000...

    Sure, I would like mobility for college, but not for a $1000 mark-up.
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  • sweetleader
    javaskullThis thing has LESS resolution and is smaller than my 17" 4 year old laptop. It's garbage. Touchscreens on laptops are stupid. Don't fall for the full 1080p crap. That just means you've been jiped out of 1/10 of the pixels you ought to have. Toms don't waste my time with reviews on substandard equipment from the stone age.

    16:10 on monitors, while superior, is stone age.
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  • InvalidError
    sweetleader16:10 on monitors, while superior, is stone age.What is "stone age" about 16:10? That AR exists because specialists who analyzed the ergonomics of using widescreen monitors in a productivity (work) environment concluded that this was the optimal desktop compromise between traditional 4:3 and movie 16:9.

    If Panasonic's new "tablet" is any indication, it looks like things are headed towards 3:2, which translates to 16:10.67, which is a little bit square-er than 16:10. Works for me, this means ~7% less scrolling.
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  • danwat1234
    "Other configuration options will be up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of solid-state drive."

    OK, but really there is no limit to the capacity of SSD that computer could have in it, you just have to wait for the tech to get there. 8GB RAM means one slot for RAM
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  • deathengine
    danwat1234"Other configuration options will be up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of solid-state drive."OK, but really there is no limit to the capacity of SSD that computer could have in it, you just have to wait for the tech to get there. 8GB RAM means one slot for RAM
    Ram on this laptop is in pairs

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  • tipoo
    Dell gets a lot of needless hate, they've been making some good laptops of late. Not the best, but the price reflects that. Now that the display problem is resolved and it actually has a great resolution for a 13" (or even for a 15 or 17 inch...), seems like a sweet laptop.
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