Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook – Tech Specs

This article gets you up to speed on the tech specs of Dell XPS 13 Ultrabooks. It is a follow-up piece to the Ultrabook Knowledge Base. If you were looking for the XPS 13 specifically, this is the place you wanted to to be. Those of you who would rather compare Ultrabooks to one another, head over through the link above for more information.

As always, information below is correct to my best knowledge. If you suspect it isn’t, raid the comment section below.

Processor
Intel i5-2467M | 1.60 GHz (2.3) | 2 Cores (HT) | 3 MB Cache | GB : 4,800
Intel i7-2637M | 1.70 GHz (2.8) | 2 Cores (HT) | 4 MB Cache | GB : ~5,500

Memory
4GB (Max. Unknown)

Storage
128GB/256GB SSD

Battery
Almost 9 hours

Weight
from 2.99 lbs (1,356g)

Chassis
Carbon-fiber body, aluminum lid

Ports and Connectivity
Audio jack, 802.11 a/b/g/n + WiDi (Wireless Display), no Ethernet, miniDisplayport (adapter to HDMI included), no VGA, Bluetooth 3.0

Keyboard
“The keyboard is nicely spaced and the keys themselves have reasonable travel given the limits of the keytray.” slashgear.com

Display
13.3″ 1366×768 (gorilla glass)

Availability
Announced at CES 2012, early January, to be available in Q1 2012

Entry Point Price
$999

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2 Responses to Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook – Tech Specs
  1. Hgrimson Reply

    I have recently bought the Ultrabook XPS 13 and, since I need ethernet connection, I also bought the Dell USB 2 to Ethernet Adapter 10/100 (Dell Part# : 750-31067). The adapter did not come with a CD/drivers so I plugged it in hoping it would find the right drivers – but nothing. So I rang Dell, they emailed me drivers but they do not work… They don’t seem to know what to do now. Any suggestions? Anyone?

    • Anonymous Reply

      Hi there! Dell don’t seem to be overly eager on giving out the drivers themselves. At least I could not find the official version.

      However, I found a post discussing NIC problems regarding the XPS 13. http://info.kraftkennedy.com/blog/bid/114911/Dell-XPS-13-Ultrabook-in-the-Enterprise

      It’s more geared towards using PXE with usb adapters, but there is an interesting piece of information that says you have to be careful with the USB port you choose. Now, I”m sure you’ve went around and tried all the USB slots. In case you haven’t, Eric C. writes at the above link: “Regarding the USB driver, the left USB port is 2.0 and doesn’t need any special driver, but the right port is USB 3.0 and needs the driver to be detected by Windows. That caused some confusion for me when trying to get things working.”

      Other possible solutions.
      Since the Dell driver didn’t work, I’d go ahead and try drivers for units that are very similar but made by other manufacturers. They might not be the exact same model, but with any luck at all you should be able to hit a NIC chipset that’s common between the Dell thing and the third party adapter. For instance: http://eu.startech.com/Networking-IO/Adapter-Cards/USB-2-to-Gigabit-Ethernet-NIC-Network-Adapter~USB21000S2

      Or, http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-us/support/adapters/USB300M

      I really hope this helps!

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