Dell's XPS 13 ultrabook boasts amazingly thin bezels, 15-hour battery

New laptops are everywhere at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, but Dell's XPS 13 easily stands out from the crowd. The Broadwell-based system is the smallest 13-incher in the world, according to the company, largely thanks to a "virtually borderless infinity display." Behold:

Source: Dell

The bezels are just 0.22" thick, making the screen's footprint comparable to that of traditional 11-12" notebooks. The actual display looks pretty swanky, too. It's based on an "IGZO2 IPS" panel that's available in 1920x1080 and 3200x1800 flavors. Other specs include a 400 cd/m² luminance rating, 1000:1 contrast, 170° viewing angles, and 72% coverage of an unnamed color gamut.

Impressively, Dell claims the XPS 13 lasts up to 15 hours on a single charge. Connectivity includes 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, dual USB 3.0 ports, an SD card reader, and a Mini DisplayPort out.

Everything is tucked into a machined aluminum chassis with a carbon fiber palm rest. The XPS 13 measures 0.59" at its thickest point and weighs 2.6 lbs in its lightest configuration.

Dell is already selling the system online, and it's cheaper than one might expect. The base model offers a 1080p display, Core i3-5010U processor, 128GB SSD, and 4GB of RAM for $799.99. Folks who want the 3200x1800 screen will have to bump up to a $1299.99 variant with a Core i5-5200U and 8GB of RAM.

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