New Dell XPS 11 and XPS 15 Haswell Laptops with Super-high Resolution Display (Late 2013)

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Dell launches new XPS 11 2-in–1 and XPS 15 laptop with 4th generation Intel Core processor (Haswell) and super-high resolution displays (Quad HD and Quad HD+).

Learn the specs and price for XPS 11 and XPS 15, plus tip to use high-DPI Windows device.

Dell XPS 11 (late 2013)

Dell XPS 11 is a compact 2-in–1 Ultrabook (11–15mm thin, 1.13KG) with a 360 degree rotating hinge design and solid surface (read: flat) backlit touch keyboard. You can rotate the display completely to the back of the laptop to switch to “tablet mode”.

Quad HD (QHD or WQHD) used on XPS 11 is a 16:9 aspect ratio 2560 x 1440 pixels display resolution. It is exactly 4 times more pixels than 720p HDTV, hence the name.

It is the highest resolution display in 11.6-inch 2-in–1 today, more pixels than Apple iPad’s retina display, same pixel count with Apple’s Thunderbolt Display and 27″ iMac.

XPS 11 Specs

  • Processor: 4th generation Intel Core i3 or i5
  • Operating system: Windows 8.1 Single Language/Pro
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3L-RS 1600Mhz
  • Video card: Intel HD Graphics 4200
  • Display: 11.6 inch LED backlit touch display QHD resolution (2560 x 1440)
  • Storage: Up to 256GB SSD
  • Wireless: WiFi, WiDi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
  • Dimension: 11–15mm x 300mm x 201mm
  • Weight: 1.13KG
  • Battery: 40WHr build-in battery
  • Webcam: Widescreen HD webcam with dual array digital microphones
  • Ports: USB 3.0 x 2, HDMI, headset jack, 3-in–1 media card reader

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Dell XPS 15 (late 2013)

Dell XPS 15 is high-end laptop with 15.6-inch touch QHD+ display, Intel Core i5 and i7 quad core processor options and NVIDIA discrete graphics option. Storage configurations available are hybrid drive (500GB/1TB + 32GB SSD) and 512GB SSD drive configuration options.

QHD+ (WQXGA+) is 3200×1800 pixels resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio. It is 4x as many as HD+ (1600×900 pixels) resolution.

XPS 15 specs

  • Processor: 4th generation Intel Core i5 or i7
  • Operating system: Windows 8.1 Single Language (64-bit)
  • Memory: 16GB (8GB x 2) DDR3L-RS 1600Mhz
  • Video card: Intel HD Graphics 4400 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2GB GDDR5
  • Display: 15.6 inch LED backlit touch display – Full HD (1920×1080) / QHD+ resolution (3200 x 1800)
  • Storage: 500GB + SSD / 1TB HDD + 32GB SSD / 512GB SSD
  • Wireless: Dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, WiDi, NFC
  • Webcam: Widescreen HD webcam with dual array digital microphones
  • Dimensions: 8-18mm x 372mm x 254mm
  • Weight: 2.01KG
  • Battery: 61WHr 6-cell battery
  • Ports: USB 3.0 x3, USB 2.0 x1, HDMI, mini DisplayPort, LAN port, headset jack, 3-in–1 media card reader
  • Security software: McAfee LiveSafe 12 Month Subscription

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Availability and Pricing

Dell XPS 11 price starts from RM 3,899 and Dell XPS 15 price starts from RM 4,899. Both are now available on Dell

Tip: How to use Windows 8.1 devices with high DPI

Generally, text and objects on screen will become tiny on high DPI (dot per inch) display. That’s truth before Windows 8.1.

One of the new features in Windows 8.1 is “high-dpi and dpi scaling support”. You have an option to scale DPI up to 200% (make text and other items on desktop bigger).

READ ALSO: 16 Best Features of Windows 8.1 You Want to Know

If supported by your software, the result will be sharper text and images. Else, images will become blurry. Yes, it is similar to Apple MacBook Pro Retina display.

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