We bring you Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook review this time. This is the newest laptop from Dell and offers a great set of features. Featuring Intel’s latest 3rd generation processors, these ultrachics will go on sale at a starting price of $1,299.
XPS 13 Ultrabook sales are already booming right now, and now XPS 14 is available for consumers who want the same ultrabook performance but with a much larger screen size.
Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook comes in 3 versions
Currently Dell offers 3 models in its XPS 14 range, the $1,299 version, 1,399 version and the $2,000 one. The high end model consists of a 512GB SSD that’s why you are seeing the big price difference. The other two models comes with a storage space of 500GB HDD’s.
Why to choose an SSD?
Recently one of my friend’s asked me a question that, what is the difference between a HDD and SSD, which one should he buy? Here’s a simple answer to all your people. If you are a businessman who travels places, the SSD version is a recommended buy, because SSD’s have fast wake up and boot times and also the read/write operations are way faster than HDD’s.
Other advantages include Silent (No noise) environment, Lighter in weight and emission of heat is also negligible. The only one caveat being the price.
In addition to these capabilities SSD’s also handle multitasking very well, and for hardcore gamers (like me) who like to squeeze out every ounce of your processing speed, SSD’s are the way to go.
Of course, SSD’s are the latest trends in the market and if you are one of those people who like living on the bleeding edge, you should purchase $2,000 model. Trust me it will be worth a buy! Its upto you to decide which lifestyle you live, and which product suits you best.
Gorilla Glass Display does not go unnoticed!
A very notable feature of Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook’s design is that the display is wrapped in a Corning Gorilla Glass which avoids scratches on the screen. This glass can also be seen on the XPS 13 Ultrabook.
The Silicone base at the bottom also provides the smoothness when you are carrying it, perhaps Dell people take care of all the intricate details, for their users will be able to appreciate that ultra feel in their hands.
Displays that oozes out Ultraness
I have heard many user reviews and personal opinions from my friends, and the very first thing they appreciate when it comes to a Dell laptop are their displays. Dell has always left us drooling over those crystal clear Full HD displays. These resolutions will ensure that you see everything as it was meant to be seen.
XPS 14 Ultrabook boasts of a HD+ 900p True life (perhaps that’s why they call it true life) display. Intel HD Graphics 4000 are in-built although you are free to add an optional Nvidia GeForce 630M graphics cards in case you use Photoshop and video editing tools heavily.
Get that NOS powered Battery!
You might be thinking that these high-end displays are sure to hog my battery life considerably, well that’s where you are wrong! I don’t know how Dell does it but according to the guys at Verge, the $2,000 model fitted with a 8 cell Li-Polymer battery, claims to run for 11 hours and 21 minutes on a single charge.
Not that i am comparing but even the latest HP Envy 14 Ultrabook offers a mere 8 hours of battery life ,not to mention the 2GB Radeon cards powering up those displays.
Other highlights of this Ultrabook include:
- Intel Rapid Start technology to wake up your computer quickly by caching files
- Spill resistant Backlit chiclet keyboard
- Glass Touchpad with gestures
- 1.3 MP Webcam
- Bluetooth 4.0
- USB 3.0
- 4W High definition Audio Speakers
- Windows 7 OS with Pre-loaded Software such as Mcafee security center, Adobe Reader X, Skype, Dell Datasafe, etc.
Apart from the above features, the latest 3rd generation Ivy bridge processors which consumes less power and offers much more greater performance with the added memory options 4GB or 8GB DDR3 RAM will always make sure your Ultrabook is ultra in all aspects. Even after packing so much punch, its only 20mm thin!
So how did you like this review of the newest Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook review? Will you buy this or wait for another Ultrabook to come out? Do give us your feedbacks.
Reference: The Verge