The Dell XPS 13 XPS13-1500SLV 13.3" Ultrabook Computer features a durable machined aluminum frame with a lightweight carbon fiber base for an ultra-slim, ultraportable build. Measuring 0.71" and weighing just under 3 pounds, this Dell Ultrabook was built for ultimate mobility.
The system is powered by a dual-core Ivy Bridge 1.7GHz Intel Core i5-3317U processor. It also has 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM, a 256GB solid state drive, two USB 3.0 ports, a Mini DisplayPort, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers with Waves MaxxAudio technology.
Windows 8 is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles that update in real-time, which provide faster access to news, weather forecasts, sports scores, social network updates and more. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience.
- Dual-Core Ivy Bridge Intel Core Performance
- This Dell Ultrabook has an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5-3317U processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 1.7GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 2.6GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a dedicated 3MB L3 cache, 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, this Dell Ultrabook provides fast and efficient multitasking between applications
- 13.3" HD Widescreen LED-Backlit Display
- This Dell Ultrabook has a 13" HD widescreen display with LED backlighting, which is more energy efficient than its CCFL counterparts. If the 1366 x 768 native resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio are not cutting it for you while at home, you can connect to a bigger external display using the mini DisplayPort port
- Go Wireless
- Stay connected with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. This Dell Ultrabook remembers previous Wi-Fi spots you've used so that when they're in range, it automatically connects you without the hassle of having to reenter WEP passwords. This Dell Ultrabook also has Bluetooth 3.0+HS technology so you can connect all your peripherals wirelessly with ease. The integrated webcam allows you to video chat while the built-in microphone captures your voice with clear precision
- Ultraportable Design
- This Dell Ultrabook provides Ivy Bridge Intel Core performance without the extra weight. Whether you're bringing this Dell Ultrabook with you on a business trip, on your commute or even to the next room, it has to be durable. That's why this Dell Ultrabook has a machined aluminum body, which provides the durability needed for portable computers. Being thin and durable means nothing if it weighed a ton. Luckily, this Dell Ultrabook weighs just under 3 pounds, thanks to its carbon fiber base
- The Redesigned Start Screen
- Windows 8 introduces a new Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The traditional Windows desktop screen has been replaced with a more tablet style design featuring tiles. These tiles are customizable to your liking as well as update in real time. News, weather forecasts, sports, contacts, apps and more are available for you to use. It's all right there on the Start screen. If you prefer the traditional Start screen of Windows 7, you have the option to switch to it
- To the Cloud
- With Windows 8, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more
- Windows Store
- In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it