Dell Reveals its First Ultrabook

At the CES in Las Vegas, Dell has revealed its latest powerful ultrabook named XPS 13. The ultrabook shows off a thin, sleek exterior with powerful specs inside it.

Ultrabooks are in fact the devices which are ultra-sleek laptops normally under 0.8 inches thick, have recently been become a popular IT device in computing, assisting on the move users a lightweight, full-computer alternative. It has been recently when the company announced that all its focus is on producing ultrabooks, while it won’t offer netbooks in future.

The XPS 13 is a very thin device with its thickness varying between 0.24 and 0.71 inches at the edges. The devices features a unique 13-inch display in a compact 12-inch frame and only weighs about 2.99 lbs. Initially, it will shipped with Intel Core i3 processors, but capable of upgrade to Intel Core i7 processors. It runs Windows 7 as its OS and priced at $999.

Other features include a 128GB SSD hard drive, 4GB of RAM and Intel HD 3000 graphics. The device also marked as the first ultrabook featuring the Intel Smart Connect Technology that keeps the content updated while falls within a wireless connection.

Moreover, the hardware side of the gadget also include some tweaks, such as a display made of Gorilla Glass, a type of glass used to withstand wear. Similarly, it exterior is built of CNC aluminum with a carbon-fiber base set. This means it is not only lighter in weight but also feels cooler when put on lap.

The device boasts a 47WHr battery which is strong enough to keep device operative for 8 hours. Moreover, the ultrabook also features a 1.3-megapixel H.264-supported Webcam with dual array digital microphones.

Considering the growing demand of ultrabooks, we can expect more such devices to hit the market in the coming days.

The Dell XPS 13 will be expected to hit the shelves by the end of February on Dell’s official website along with several retail outlets.

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