Dell to launch Dell XPS 13 ultrabook in India

After Wipro, Toshiba, Lenovo, HP, Samsung, Asus and Acer, it is Dell’s turn to launch an ‘Ultrabook’ in India.

The third largest PC brand in the world will launch its 13-inch Ultrabook, the Dell XPS 13, on Tuesday in Mumbai.

The Dell XPS 13 is priced at Rs 80,000 in India.

The XPS 13 will compete against the Toshiba Protege Z830 and the Samsung Series 5 and others in the Indian market.

While the Toshiba product, weighing around 1.1 kg, is the lightest and perhaps the slimmest (15.9mm) laptop in the market, Wipro’s models are the among the cheapest, starting from around Rs 40,000.

The Dell XPS 13, on the other hand, will be somewhere in the middle of these two. It weighs around 1.35 kg, less than the 1.7 kg that a Wipro Ultrabook weighs, and in line with what the models from Samsung and others weigh.

[For a detailed comparison, check out the comparison table at the bottom.]

Like the others, the Dell XPS too comes with a HD (not a full HD) display and the option of i5 and i7 processors of medium power.

“The 13.3-inch high definition display with slim bezel fits in a body size similar to the form factor of an 11-inch product, making it the most compact Ultrabook available. (Other 13.3-inch laptops offer the same viewing area but with up to a 15 percent larger footprint,)” the company noted.

The XPS 13 also has edge-to-edge ‘Gorilla Glass’ displa, backlit keyboard, SSD option (in the U.S.) and up to 8:53 hours of battery life.

The other specifications are as follows:

Ultrathin (0.24-0.71”/6-18mm) with Windows 7 Home Premium

Precision machined aluminum with a carbon fiber composite base

Intel Core i5 2467M and i7 2637M processor choices

13.3” HD WLED, 300-nit (1366×768) 720p; edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass

Intel HD 3000 video graphics

4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1333Mhz memory

128 GB SSD or 256GB SSD drive options

Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard

Glass integrated button touchpad with multi-gesture

Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 802.11 and Bluetooth 3.0

High definition audio with Waves MaxxAudio 4

Built-in 47WHr 6-cell battery

USB 3.0 + USB 2.0 with PowerShare, mini Display-Port, and headset jack

1.3MP webcam