Dell unveils trio of XPS laptops, takes aim at Apple

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Other than the pair of Venue Pro tablets unveiled by Dell, the company has also revealed three new XPS laptops, the XPS 11, the XPS 13 and the XPS 15.

The first one reminds us of the Lenovo Yoga 11s with a 360 degree rotating keyboard. Dell says that it is the world’s lightest, thinnest and most compact 2-in-1 laptop. It is only 11mm thick at its thinnest and weighs a mere 1.1Kg. The company’s engineers have also managed to cram an 11.6in display covered with Corning Gorilla Glass and with a 2,560 x 1,440 quad HD resolution into a chassis that’s made of machined aluminium with carbon fibre.

The XPS 13, on the other hand, is hailed as a 13.3in laptop squeezed into the footprint of a classic 11.1in display. Its edge-to-edge full HD display allows it to provide with a reasonably sharp and brilliant viewing experience. It is a lightweight as well hitting the scale at 1.36Kg only.

The XPS 15 offers a 15.6in display with a 3,200 x 1,800 pixel resolution which is probably a better choice compared to the Samsung Ativ Book 9 plus which offers the same number of pixels on a 13.3in display. Other features include touch, voice and NFC options, up to 1TB hard disk drive and 32GB SSD, Waves MaxxAudio Pro sound technology, optional discrete Nvidia Geforce GPU and up to a quad-core Core i7 processor. Surprisingly enough this laptop weighs less than 2Kg which is lighter than many mainstream Ultrabooks.

All three laptops will run on Intel’s fourth-generation Haswell processors up to Core i7 with an Intel HD 4400 GPU; prices and availability have yet to be confirmed.