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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Dell XPS 13 (2015) Review By Lisa Gade

Lisa Gade reviews the new 2015 Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook. We look at the $899 Core i5 full HD non-touch model in this review. The XPS 13 has a 13.3” display and a full size keyboard yet it’s closer in size to an 11.6" or 12” laptop. It weighs 2.6 lbs (non-touchscreen, 2.8 lbs. for touchscreen models).

The XPS has an updated, more angular design with the familiar aluminum top and a carbon fiber interior. It runs on 5th generation Intel Broadwell U series CPUs and is available with a matte 1080p non-touch or gloss QHD+ touch screen (both are “Infinity” small bezel Sharp IGZO panels). It’s available with 4 or 8 gigs of RAM, SSD drives and dual band WiFi 802.11ac.Pricing runs from $799 to $1,599. Battery life is impressive at 10 to 12 hours for the non-touch model.