The Dell Ultrabook Challenge in San Francisco

I hate lugging around my work laptop because it is bulky and weighs too much. That’s why my personal laptop is a 13″ Macbook Air. I like thin and light. Those of you that prefer the Windows OS and are interested in an ultra portable computer should consider the Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook. It’s due any day now and it looks really sexy with its super thin carbon fiber case and 13″ Gorilla glass display. It’s not all looks and no brains though as it is powered by your choice of a 2nd Gen Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 processor. Check out this 30 second Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook promo video where people in San Francisco were asked to choose which skinny laptop the liked best…

Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News

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  • David M. February 7, 2012, 6:11 pm

    Hey I’ve read a bunch of articles that says the base price is $999 not $799. Where are you getting your info?
    Thanks!

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  • Boyd Waters February 7, 2012, 6:23 pm

    Hmm. I don’t see any video on my iPad. It looks like a pretty awesome machine. Is that a DVD slot?

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  • Julie February 7, 2012, 7:10 pm

    @David M. Sorry about that, I was looking at the starting price for the XPS 14z instead of the 13. My mistake.

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  • Frederic February 8, 2012, 5:30 am

    The starting price for the XPS 14z is $799 (i5, 6GB RAM, 500GB HD)
    http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-l412z/fs

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  • Jonathan Cohen February 8, 2012, 3:24 pm

    1366×768 resolution – ouch.

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  • Jack February 8, 2012, 5:01 pm

    Congrats Julie for getting paid to show the video was it good cos when I clicked on the link there was nothing there, maybe its cos I’m in the yuk!? I wont tell anyone there was no video. ;)

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  • Julie February 8, 2012, 8:36 pm

    @Jack Hmmm, it should play right on the page. It’s an embedded video. Maybe they do have it set to only play for US traffic though. Sorry for any confusion.

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  • Ian Lim February 9, 2012, 12:19 am

    All these ultranotes :)

    Have had a chance to play with the Toshiba Z830….nice form factor, nice weight, nice and fast.

    Video shows as blank on my work machine running Chrome, but works after loading correct plugin in Opera and works fine on my home machine on Chrome…..So not geographically restricted…..weird ! :)

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  • Julie February 9, 2012, 7:39 am

    @Ian thanks for testing!

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