New Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook’s Launched with Better Specifications

Posted on 06. Feb, 2013 by in Laptops, Laptops

A graphic represting the difference to expect when choosing the 1080p model over the 720p model. Image: Dell.com

A graphic representing the difference to expect when choosing the 1080p model over the 720p model. Image: Dell.com

Today Dell has some good news for anyone interested in the companies latest Ultrabook, the 13.3-inch Dell XPS 13. The company launched through Dell.com new 1080p equipped Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook’s that start at $1,399.99.

Dell originally launched the XPS 13 Ultrabook with a 1366-by-768 (720p) resolution screen in 2012, but last month at CES 2013 they unveiled plans for upgraded versions of the XPS 13 that have 1080p screens and other upgrades.

Dell XPS 13 UltrabookThe new 1080p Dell XPS 13′s offer more pixels than their 720p counterparts, but that’s not all. At CES Dell revealed that the display on the 720p XPS 13′s only support a 45 percent color gamut while the new 1080p models will offer a 72 percent color gamut reading. The higher color gamut for the 1080p models means you can expect a much more accurate representation of colors over the 720p XPS 13′s.

Two things to note about displays on all Dell XPS 13′s display include the fact the each model has a 178 degree maximum viewing angle and each one also has a maximum brightness level of 300-nits (up to 75 brighter than the old 200-nit LCD screens manufacturers used previously on laptops).

Dell XPS 13 notebook computer.As far as other specifications are concerned the 720p XPS 13 does offer a bit less in a few other areas when compared directly with the new 1080p models. First the 3rd generation Intel Core i5 and i7 dual-core processors available for the 1080p XPS 13′s are faster, secondly you get 8GB of DDR3 RAM standard with 1080p models (vs. 4GB for the 720p models), and finally third the 1080p models come with 256GB solid state drives standard (vs. 128GB SSD’s for the 720p models).

However all the improvements made with the 1080p Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook’s does come with a catch, you have to pay at least $400 more for one over the 720p models. The base price for the 720p XPS 13 is $999.99 and the base price of a 1080p model is $1,399.99 as mentioned above. Below you can check out the two 1080p XPS 13 Ultrabook configurations that Dell.com is offering at this time and if you’re interested in more info or you simply want to order the XPS 13 you can do so here on Dell.com.

The $1,399.99 model:

  • 3rd Generation 1.8 GHz Intel® Core™ i5-3337U (3M cache, up to 2.70 GHz clock speed with Turbo Boost)
  • Windows 8, 64-bit, English
  • 13.3-inch FHD 1080p
  • 8GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz
  • 256GB Solid State Drive
  • Intel HD 4000
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • 2.99 lbs

The $1,599.99 model:

  • 3rd Generation 2.0 GHz Intel® Core™ i7-3537U (4MB cache, up to 3.10 GHz clock speed with Turbo Boost)
  • Windows 8, 64-bit, English
  • 13.3″ FHD 1080p
  • 8GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz
  • 256GB Solid State Drive
  • Intel HD 4000
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • 2.99 lbs

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