Excerpt: Dell aims to give users a premium mobile experience with the company’s XPS line of laptops. Not long ago, we had some hands-on time with Dell’s XPS 15 and really liked it. Last year, we also took a look at the 2013 version of Dell’s XPS 13 . Here again, we had many positive things to say of Dell's top shelf ultralight 13-inch machine. Today we’re going to take a look at the latest version of the XPS 13.
Pros: Impressive battery life, Excellent performance, Fast boot, Great build quality, Nice 1080p display
Cons: High-end SKUs are pricey, No SD card slot, No HDMI output
Conclusion: Despite its age, the Dell XPS 13 remains one of the most attractive Ultrabooks on the market. The system’s carbon-fiber chassis, extremely thin bezels and elegant appearance combine to create an aesthetic that can easily compete with Apple’s MacBook Pro, and puts alternatives like the Toshiba Kirabook and Acer Travelmate P645 to shame. The XPS 13 is the pinnacle of design in the Ultrabook market.
Pros: Strong, attractive chassis, Thin and light, Great 1080p display with record-setting contrast, Excellent battery life, Minimal bloatware
Cons: Warm and loud under load, Limited connectivity
Excerpt: Want proof? Take a gander at the latest XPS 13 (MSRP $1649.99). With its dark metallic cover and gorgeous 1080p touchscreen, Dell's 13-inch ultrabook oozes style. Of course, beauty is only skin deep. Luckily for Dell, the XPS 13 has what counts on the inside too: Intel's latest Core i7 chip, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive, and Windows 8.1.
Conclusion: While we've only been able to get our hands on a pre-build version so far, the Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook matches jaw-dropping design with characteristically strong performance. Although we would have liked a little more connectivity, there’s very little to fault with this device. It differentiates itself from the competition with a head-turning design and keeps up an impressive battery life.
Excerpt: Everyone wants to get a slice of the Ultrabook pie and the latest entrant to join the club is Dell. They launched the XPS 13 Ultrabook just the other day in India in the hope to grab some of the limelight that Lenovo and Asus have been enjoying for a while now. Dell’s Ultrabook hails from their XPS line-up, so you’ll notice many of the design cues are borrowed from their current offerings. Let’s see if it has what it takes to claim the top spot in the market.
Conclusion: The new Dell XPS 13-MLK ultrabook is made for ultimate portability. Its combination of multimedia prowess, a 1080p screen, and a compact chassis make it a great choice for the power user on the go.
Pros: Compact. Comfortable, backlit keyboard. Both USB ports are USB 3.0. Responsive trackpad. Sturdy construction. Large SSD with ample free space. 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi.
Cons: A little pricey. No touch screen. Middling battery life. USB 3.0 ports are black.
Excerpt: The Dell XPS 13 was one of the first Ultrabooks to come out, and now a new version is available designed with new hardware and a Full HD IPS display. The once-unique design of the XPS 13 has now also been applied to the XPS 10 Windows RT tablet, the XPS 12 (a convertible tablet/Ultrabook) and the XPS 15 (a powerful notebook).
Excerpt: Technology marches to the beat of its own drum and the hard part is keeping in step with the rhythm. You may recall, for example, that we already reviewed Dell's XPS 13 Ultrabook a year ago, singing high praise for its edge-to-edge display, stellar battery life, and overall performance, which at the time was the best we'd seen from an Ultrabook.
Pros: Gorgeous display with a Full HD 1080p resolution, Speed solid state drive, Wicked fast boot time, USB 3.0 ports, Thin and light