Dell’s extremely thin XPS 13 laptop with QHD+ Touch display now available at Microsoft Store

Dell's extremely thin XPS 13 laptop with QHD+ Touch display now available at Microsoft Store

Back at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015, Dell introduced the XPS 13 laptop which features and extremely thin form factor, and a bezel-less QHD+ display boasting a resolution of 3,200 by 1,800 pixels. The laptop comes in both touch and non-touch versions with a few customization options when it comes to internals. The base non-touch model starts at $899, which went on sale at the Microsoft Store a few days back.

For those of you waiting for the touch display models of the beautiful XPS 13, you be glad to find out they are now available at the Microsoft Store online. The simple Dell XPS 13 with a touchscreen display and an Intel Core i5 processor costs $1,299. Throw in the Office 365 subscription and the price goes up to $1,378.99. 

Both devices feature a 13.3-inch QHD+ display, an Intel Core i5 processor clocked at 2.20 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.70 GHz paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. The laptop ships with Windows 8.1 64-bit as its operating system out of the box. The company touts it can offer users with an impressive battery life of up to 15 hours, but the real  world usage may vary — it’s obvious. Other features include 3-in-1 card reader, two USB 3.0 ports, mini display port, 1MP webcam, WiFi 802.11 ac with Miracast enabled and Bluetooth 4.0. The machine only weighs 1.27kg so you can rest assured that you can carry it around if you’re a frequent traveler.

The Core i7 version of the laptop is still listed as “Coming soon” but I’m sure it shouldn’t take a long time for it to go on sale, which starts at $1,599 for just the PC, with the Office 365 version listed at a lower $1,478.99 which is quite surprising — the Core i7 models are already up for grabs in the UK.

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