Dell has just announced a new Windows 2-in-1 tablet computer called XPS 12, which uses a series of magnets to turn into a laptop, along with a refresh of its existing XPS 13 and XPS 15 laptops.
Are you thinking of buying a Windows laptop? Don't, until you've read this review. The new Dell XPS 13 isn't perfect, but it's freaking incredible for the $800 you'll spend to bring one home.
On paper, Dell's new XPS 13 seems impossibly good for the $800 starter price. It leaves you thinking "what's the catch?" I just saw it in person, and to be honest I couldn't find it. This thing seems fantastic.
15 hours of battery life. A gorgeous 13-inch display that looks like it's floating in air. Silky carbon fiber sandwiched between shiny aluminum. Starting at just $800. My only question about the new Dell XPS 13: what's the catch?
Engineers at Dell must be on a Fast and Furious kick too! They've clearly decided to live life a quarter-mile at a time, and swaddled their XPS 13 with carbon fiber.
Dell's XPS 13 is their official entry into the Ultrabook market. On the outside, it doesn't look terribly different from other Ultrabooks (hello teardrop design!), but a closer examination reveals that Dell took a very interesting approach to the materials they used in their machine. Namely, carbon fiber.