While Dell has officially unveiled the XPS 13 ultrabook, details of the XPS 14 and XPS 15 ultrabooks have been kept under wraps. But Chinese tech site IT168.com has leaked what it claims to be photos and detailed specs for these upcoming ultrabook systems.
The leaked spec sheet for the XPS 14 claims that it is powered by a 3rd-generation Core i7 "Ivy Bridge" processor backed by 8GB RAM. There's also an NVIDIA GT 630M 1GB GPU pumping the pixels to the 1600 x 900 LCD display.
Storage is provided by a hybrid 500GB hard drive and 32GB SSD unit. Battery life is listed at 11+ hours.
The XPS 15 has a beefier alleged spec sheet. It too is powered by a 3rd-generation Intel Core i7 "Ivy Bridge" processor and 8GB RAM. However, this time the larger 1920 x 1080 full-HD screen is fed by the more powerful NVIDIA GT 640M 2GB.
Storage is also provided by a hybrid 1TB hard drive and 256GB SSD unit. The XPS 15 is also kitted out with a slot-loading optical drive and the battery life is rated at 8+ hours.
Both the XPS 14 and XPS 15 have backlit keyboards and a full compliment of ports, including HDMI, DisplayPort and USB 3.0. The design of these systems is similar to that of the XPS 13 in that they make use of Corning Gorilla Glass, machined aluminum and carbon fiber to create a shell that is lightweight, yet strong and hard-wearing.
If the specification of the final devices lives up to the leaked specification, then these ultrabooks will be ideally suited to enterprise users looking for thin-and-light systems that are powerful enough to get the job done. At the same time, they will also sport a battery that is capable of lasting through a full day of work.
The XPS 13 starts at $999, so I would expect the XPS 14 and XPS 15 to come in at around $1,299 and $1,499 respectively.
Image source: IT167.com.
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