A fourteen-inch ultrabook has reportedly emerged over at Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) recently. The features on the supposed Dell XPS 14 indicates that it will feature the Ivy Bridge processor, discrete graphics from Nvidia and a battery life of around twelve hours. An XPS 14 was introduced by Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) in 2010 but the company later suspended the fourteen-inch device last year. The 1.4-inch thickness of the old model of the XPS 14 did not make it qualified to be called an ultrabook.
However the Dell XPS 14 unit that emerged is only 0.71 inches and has a weight of around three pounds. This particular unit of the Dell XPS 14 is even slimmer and weighs less than the Dell XPS 14z, which is one inch thick and weighs four pounds.
The optical drive on the new version of the Dell XPS 14 was removed which resulted to its slimmer design. The Core i5 Ivy Bridge processor of Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) will be featured on the new version of the Dell XPS 14, which will also come with a backlit keyboard in addition to the discrete graphics from Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA).
The product description over at Amazon indicated that the new Dell XPS 14 will feature a HD+ display with a 1600 x 900 resolution along with a long battery life of around twelve hours. In comparison the old version of the device only has a battery life of 5.5 hours.
However the new Dell XPS 14 will feature a 500GB hard drive instead of a solid state drive, although the device may possibly feature an SSD boot drive. The latest Dell ultrabook appears notable basing on the specifications that were revealed and may become the best rival to the Zenbook Prime of Asus (TPE:2357).
The new Dell XPS 14 has a price tag of around $1200 and will only become available in June since Amazon does not have the device in stock for the moment.