The Dell XPS 13 13.3" Ultrabook Computer (Intel Core i5-3317U 1.7 GHz, Silver) goes beyond beauty. Bonded Corning Gorilla Glass, machined aluminum and carbon fiber are incorporated to enhance the performance of this Ultrabook. The XPS 13 Ultrabook is a slim 6 mm (0.24") at its thinnest point and only 18 mm (0.71") at its thickest point and features a 13.3" HD display that cleverly fit into a footprint that's similar to an 11" notebook.
With Intel Core processors, this Ultrabook delivers the speed and performance you've come to expect from the XPS family. Intel Smart Connect Technology keeps your e-mail, contacts, calendar and social networks up to date, even when your XPS 13 is in sleep mode.
Reviewed by 2 customers
We couldn't be happier (so far) with this laptop. The keyboard is a perfect size even for my relatively large hands (although we purchased it for my wife). The display is very nice, although somewhat prone to showing reflections. The SSD is more than large enough for normal business needs and makes this machine super fast. I've been buying PCs and laptops since 1994 and the move to SSD makes a HUGE difference. It boots in 8 seconds (actual timing). Programs install and run much faster. Battery life seems to be ok, although we haven't actually measured it yet. If you need something light and portable for business use this should definitely be on your short list. The only downside is the price. You pay a very large premium for the small size and SSD. Over the last 15 years I've found Dell laptops to be very reliable, I have yet to see one fail.
I am enjoying my new Dell XPS 13 ultrabook. I am still getting used to the new Windows 8. So far so good. Wish the price would have been a bit lower BUT overall I am very pleased with my purchase. Size, speed, weight, POWER!