Dell XPS 13 Compact laptop is relatively small, and at some point, mobile enough to be carried just about anywhere. Along this line, we’re finding more reasons on how makers can better their compact computers that will make them more endearing to the eye and at the same time, pack in enough specs to help us get through the day without breaking down.
The world saw Dell premiering the XPS 13 in the recently concluded CES in Las Vegas. While the event is already said and done, the laptop gave everyone a bit of a hangover. It’s a flagship, so we’re expecting it to include the latest sets of advancements, and Dell did justice by outfitting the XPS 13 with a gorgeous, near bezel-less “infinity display” IPS Gorilla Glass screen that offers quality viewing angles and is decent enough when used in bright areas and in direct sunlight. It weighs around 2.6 pounds, and it’s something for a breakthrough for a 13 incher.
Dell’s new product is also reminiscent of some of their past offerings: metal exoskeleton and a carbon fiber on the inside that stretches and hugs the entire keyboard space. The design also acts as a protection since scratches and fingerprints tend to disappear right there and then.
It’s also nice to know that the XPS 13 comes with the Intel Broadwell chip – the fifth generation Core, but is packed in a space friendly but still powerful 14nm. Dell also threw a dual-core 2.2GHz 5200U and an Intel HD that claims to go 22% better. Battery wise, the XPS 13 can last up to 15 hours on full HD display, and should even go northwards by adjusting the display and brightness, among others.
But as far as the majority is concerned, it’s the sticker price of the Dell’s new flagship that makes the difference. The XPS 13 starts at a base price of $800 and it will include an Intel Core i5 chip and either 4GB or 8GB of RAM, Mini DisplayPort, headphone jack, two USB 3.0 slots, Kensington lock slot, SD card and HD webcam. The laptop also offers variants that handle 256GB of SSD. But if you really want the icing on the cake, take the Core i7 with 512GB SSD for $1,900 (BHD 720)