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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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