Dell has unveiled the XPS 13, its first ultrabook with edge-to-edge display, offering a slew of features in an ultraportable package.

Dell has unveiled the XPS 13, its first ultrabook with edge-to-edge display, offering a slew of features in an ultraportable package.

 
The laptop comes with a 13.3-inch high-defition WLED 300-nit display that utilises edge-to-edge glass, resulting in what Dell is calling a nearly frameless display panel. This means that the display fits within a case size that would normally be used for an 11-inch product, making it several inches smaller than other 13.3-inch laptops.
 
The ultrabook features a range of options, including Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, Intel HD 3000 graphics, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and 128GB or 256GB solid-state drives. An additional 100GB of cloud storage is offered via Dell DataSafe.
 
Intel Smart Connect allows automatic updating of calendar and email, while Intel Rapid Start helps improve boot times, which will already be faster thanks to the SSD. The XPS 13 also comes with a 12-month subscription to Skype Premium for voice and video chat.
 
 
Dell touts its XPS brand as one of its leading ranges, totalling 20 percent of its consumer laptop business, with revenue growing 207 percent in this area over the last year.
 
Dell is offering a free T-Mobile 4G Mobile HotSpot and 90 days of free 4G access for the first 10,000 customers who buy an XPS 13 in the US.
 
The ultrabook will go on sale at the end of February in the US, with a price tag starting at $999. Those who chose more powerful features, such as an i7 processor, will pay significantly more. Dell plans to release the XPS 13 to other countries in March.