As a writer, I can sympathise with those who own an absolute monster of a laptop. My own is heavy, chunky and very inconvenient to carry on the train during my commute to and from work. However, when looking into getting a notebook, many of the brand reviews left me feeling flat. Thankfully, Dell has delivered the XPS 13; a competitor to the emerging range of Ultrabooks that have hit the market recently.
The XPS 13” Ultrabook by Dell is very thin, very light, very fast and very savvy. According to IT professionals, the XPS 13 strikes perfect balance between features, performance and cost. All in all, being treated to a test run was an absolute pleasure! One stand-out feature is the bright, 13” edge-to-edge Gorilla® glass strapped LCD display. Along with the wide viewing angle, this high quality interface allows the user maximum visibility when they’re working on different surfaces or in different positions. With Intel® HD 3000 graphics to match, the Dell XPS 13 display is as clear as day. The keypad layout is also well thought out and nicely spaced, providing a really comfy typing experience. It also has a nice trackpad and great mouse controls. Another feature that I really loved was the backlit keyboard, which is actually unheard of in previous Ultrabooks released for the Australian market. It is a lifesaver when you’re working in situations where the lighting isn’t the best! Dell claims the machine has up to 8hrs of battery life, making it one of the most powerful Ultrabooks on the market. It includes 4GB dual channel DDR3 system memory, making it highly responsive, snappy and very fast….perfect for busy students and business professionals alike. And not only is it smart on the inside, it boasts an intuitive outer shell to match. Its carbon fibre base means the machine is incredibly light light and a breeze to carry around. Furthermore, the silver aluminium finish makes it resistant to scratches and fingermarks… so it will stay looking swish for longer! For your nearest stockist, please visit www.dell.com.au