[CES 2015] What is it with the race to have the thinnest device around? Surely at some point or the other, unless an engineering miracle is achieved, a laptop can only get so thin – before the structural integrity does not hold up to the scrutiny of everyday wear and tear. Having said that, Dell pushes more boundaries with their latest Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook which will be thinner – and obviously, lighter, compared to its older model. Just how thin is the new Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook?
We are looking at a thickness of just 0.6”, where it tips the scales at a mere 2.6 pounds and will run on a 5th-gen Intel Core Broadwell processor. Despite the remarkably thin form factor, do not think for an instance that the Dell XPS 13 is a pushover – this Ultrabook will still come with a high resolution 13.3” display with a thin bezel (which Dell has dubbed it as a “borderless infinity display”), a long battery life to keep you working through the day, a choice of 4GB or 8GB RAM, and whether you want to start off with 128GB SSD or go all the way to a 512GB SSD.
The 13.3” display will also come with a 1920 x 1080 pixel screen by default, or you can always pony up more dough for a stunning 3200 x 1800 pixel touchscreen. Regardless of your choice, both will be IPS screens with 170 degree viewing angles and 400-nit brightness. Connectivity options include WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, with a pair of USB 3.0 ports, a mini DisplayPort, and an SD memory card slot rounding off its specifications. Do expect to pony up at least $800 for the Dell XPS 13.