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Dell Launches XPS 13 Ultrabook

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Dell has just unveiled its first Ultrabook, the XPS 13 which promises a 13.3in screen in the same sized chassis as a traditional 11in laptop.

Just like the HP Envy 14 Spectre crams a 14in screen in a 13.3in body, Dell has achieved this feat by using an edge-to-edge screen to make the most of the space available.

The Dell XPS 13 will be available to order in February and will come with either Core i5 or Core i7 Sandy Bridge processors. It will be just 6mm thick at its thinnest point and will be manufactured out of machined aluminum.

Dell XPS 13

The bottom of the XPS 13 will be made of carbon fibre to help reduce weight (under 1.35 kg) and to also make it feel better when using it on your lap.

Jeff Clarke, vice chairman of Dell, announced the new Ultrabook at the Intel keynote at CES this evening and said the new laptop will feature Intel's Smart Connect technology, rapid start technology, an 8.5 hour battery life and it would also be enterprise-ready with TPM, Dell Pro Support and a full range of configuration services available.

We'll be going hands-on with the XPS 13 in the coming days here at CES so check back soon for a full preview of Dell's new laptop when we'll have details on pricing and more concrete release dates.

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