Fair or no, Dell has a reputation for making PCs that get the job done, but don't really excite. But its latest notebooks, such as the XPS 13, could change that. The XPS 13 features a 13-inch screen, as well as a slim chassis that is 0.7 inches at its thickest point and tapers down to 0.24 inches. Inside, you have a choice of an Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 processor, and up to 256GB of solid-state storage. Prices start at $999, and Dell plans to ship the XPS 13 either toward the end of February or in early March.