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Dell XPS 13: One of the Best Ultrabooks Yet

At a Glance

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  • Dell XPS 13 Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook
    $1,299.00

    Dell gets it mostly right with this tiny, tough-as-nails notebook. We dig the high-res touchscreen, but battery life could be better and it costs a bundle.

At a Glance

Dell gets it mostly right with this tiny, tough-as-nails notebook. We dig the high-res touchscreen, but battery life could be better and it costs a bundle.

Price when rated: $1299

Pros

  • Very thin and light
  • Great keyboard and trackpad
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi adapter

Cons

  • No SD card slot or hard-wired ethernet
  • Smallish battery
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