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First few hours with Dell XPS 13 ultrabook

First few hours with Dell XPS 13 ultrabook

Sleek, slim, stylish, it is everything an ultrabook is meant to be. It weighs just 1.1 kg and is powered by the Intel Core i5 processor.

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Nandagopal Rajan
Nandagopal Rajan
Sleek, slim, stylish, the Dell XPS 13 is everything an ultrabook is meant to be. It is not the thinnest ultrabook, but it is certainly among the thinnest - also, pretty lightweight at just 1.1 kg.

Open the curved silver-grey metal lid and you stare at a lot of black.

The display is edge-to-edge bonded Corning Gorilla Glass, which when not powered on gives you the impression of looking into a tinted screen.

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Facing it is one of the best keypads you will ever encounter. Yes, the all-black finish makes it look stylish. But it is also a very workable model with keys have just enough travel.

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Thanks to the Intel Core i5 processor, the unit powered up under 10 seconds. The 13.3-inch HD display is stunning with hardly any reflection at the best viewing angles. Plus, the XPS 13 has superb sound, which is loud while not being jarring. Prices start Rs 79,900.

Watch out for the full review in June issue of Gadgets & Gizmos.