Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Now Available With 1080p HD Display: A MacBook Air Killer?

By: Anuj Bhatia

Dell is reeling under a tremendous pressure, as sales of its PC division tanked recently. The American PC maker announced that the company is going private that would actually end its 24-year run from stock markets. But does not mean, Dell, totally abandoned its hardware division.

Now the company has added a glamorous addition under its kitty: the all new Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook which goes for sale at Dell's official store. The original Dell XPS 13 Ultarbook was launched way back in 2012, but one thing was missing - the lack of 1080p HD support.

Dell today announced the availability of 1080p HD supported - XPS 13, a powerful way to communicate with your loved ones. GizBot gives you inside features of Dell XPX 13 with a sneak peak of specs as well.

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Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Now Available With 1080p HD Display

Mind it! The Dell XPS 13 now comes in four flavors: Dell XPS 13 with 720p HD ready , 13-inch display, Intel i5-3317U processor, and 4GB of RAM-Price: $999(Rs.53,101), Dell XPS 13 with 720p HD ready , 13-inch screen, Intel i7 - 3517U processor and 8GB of RAM - Price: $ 1199(Rs.63,732). These mentioned specifications are applicable for 720p HD ready notbooks.

Here are the following specifications of 1080p HD ready Dell XPS 13 notebooks:

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook costs a fortune with a price tag of $ 1399(Rs.74, 363). The fabled notbook has decent specifications, and it will not be wrong to be compared with Apple Macbook Air. Stuffed with Intel i5 - 3337U processor, Windows 8, 13.3-inch FHD 1080p display, 8GB DDR 3 RAM, 256 Solid State Drive(SSD), and weighs around 2.99 lbs.

Another notebook model that made its way to Dell online store was Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook with a price tag of $ 1599(Rs.84, 994). Specifications of this beast are top notch, and look sturdy. A built in Intel Core i7 3537U processor, Windows 8, 13.3-inch FHD 1080p display, 8GB DDR 3 RAM, 256 Solid State Drive(SSD), and weighs around 2.99 lbs.

Once known for excellent performer in the PC manufacturing business, the company lost its sheen. According to research firm IDC, Dell current market share stands at 10 per cent, a 2.5 per cent, down from 12.5 per cent.

Competition Check

Dell is facing a stiff competition not only from HP, its biggest competitor, but also with the - Lenovo, a Chinese PC manufacturer. The company now wants to concentrate its energies by proving software services to get profitable.

But with the new Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook, analyst believe that the company is making all the efforts to catch up with Apple branded MacBook Air.

In terms of specs, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display features 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 processors with the option to choose faster 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 processors, Intel HD Graphics 4000, 8GB of 1600 MHz memory, and up to 768GB of flash storage. Further, MacBook Pro also features a FaceTime HD camera, dual microphones, improved speakers, three-stream 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a MagSafe 2 power port along with a battery of backup of up to 7 hours of wireless productivity and can remain in standby for up to 30 days.

MacBook Pro with Retina display is available in India starting at Rs1,14,900 and with 256GB of flash storage starting at Rs 1,34,900.

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