After months of Ultrabook drama in the trending tech arena, Dell finally released their own ultra book for the CEA’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 this January. Despite being mocked as a MacBook Air look-alike, Dell showed off its new Xtreme Performance System (XPS) laptop and identified it as the XPS 13. The impressive Ultrabook wowed tech fans with the impressive first time entry, instantly hooking raves from critics and buyers for their February market release. Now more and more tech savvies are wagging their tails for companies that pay cash for old computers so they can finally get into the utrabook craze, just like Dell.
Despite being the latecomer in the utrabook hype, Dell was praised for XPS 13’s specs and price which resulted in growing demands. The company showed off a sleek laptop with a 6mm to 18mm thickness while weighing only about 3 pounds (2.99 pounds in actuality) by using carbon fiber materials in its chassis. The said computer is a few hairs smaller than the usual 13-inch laptops as the company announced that the XPS 13 is “a 13-inch laptop with a 12-inch body.” It runs on a 2nd generation 1.60 GHz to 2.30 GHz Intel processor. As most Ultrabooks in CES 2012, it runs on a Windows 7 OS Home Premium. This top performance Ultrabook is brought to life with a 13.3 inch 1366x768 WLED Display screen with edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass. The said laptop is now widely available on the market with Best Buy running in the forefront and people are now looking for cash for old computers so they can get the XPS 13 for $999.
Dell also made the MacBook Air contender extra sleek by packing it with Intel HD Graphics 3000, a 128GB solid-state hard drive, a 4GB internal memory with a 1333MHz DDR3 SD RAM. The company promised high performance to come with a thinner overall design which IT departments all over the world would die to have. The said laptop also features a 3.0 USB port, a 1.3 megapixel HD camera and a dual-array of digital microphones, perfect for the YouTube loving consumers that the company also targets. This perfects the company’s vision of a Consumerization Ecosystem where new laptop technology tries to blur the lines between business and consumer laptop lines.
Since it’s been called a MacBook Air copycat, does the Dell XPS 13 fare well when compared to Apple’s newest baby? Experts at Cnet believe it’s a very close rival with the specs and the overall design. Dell may have an advantage with the pricing considering the MacBook Air’s same specs is available with Dell for $1,299 where Apple costs $1,999.
Dell has been known in past years for its Adamo and Adamo XPS laptops, which boosted the company’s revenues and rankings in the laptop arena by outpacing the race for ultra thin laptops with top spend performance. Want to experience Dell’s newest genius? Cashforlaptops.com is giving out cash for old computers!