We were impressed by the size and weight as it measures Height: 0.33-0.6" (9-15mm) / Width: 11.98" (304mm) / Depth: 7.88" (200mm) and weighs 2.6lbs (1.18kg) or 2.8lbs (1.26kg) for touch. Dell used 11 inch chase and managed to put a 13.3 inch screen inside with 1920x1080 or UltraSharp QHD+ (3200 x 1800) infinity touch display for the top SKU.
The cheapest XPS 13 sells for $799 and comes with Core i3 5010U with 3MB cache and 2.10, 4GB DDR4L 1600MB, Intel HD Graphics 5500 and 128GB SSD.
The runner up is powered by Core i5 5200U with 3MB of cache that clocks up to 2.7GHz, 4GB DDR4L 1600MB Intel HD Graphics 5500 and 128GB SSD for $899.
If $999 is your maximal amount you plan to spend, this money gets you XPS 13 with the same 13.3 inch 1920x1080 screen, 8GB DDR3L and same Core i5 5200U Broadwell CPU. All the XPS 13 that were selling below $1000 will not come with a touchscreen which is disappointing.
The most expensive XPS 13 option comes with 13.3 UltraSharp QHD+ (3200 x 1800) infinity touch display same Core i5 5200U processor based on 14nm Broadwell architecture TDP of 15W that can be configurable all the way down to 7.5W.
Dell tells us that the $899 and $999 machines will ship on January 29, while the most expensive machine with UltraSharp QHD+ (3200 x 1800) infinity touch display ships on February 4. The Core i3 $799 version should ship two days later. Dell didn’t use Ultrabook branding for this one.