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UPDATE: Dell Outlet: XPS 14 Ultrabook (laptop) $565+tax (A/C) or $490+tax with $75 giftcard, i5-3317U, 4GB ram, 900p 14" LCD, 32GB SSDR mSATA Card & 500GB (5400rpm)

candrarya 110 March 11, 2013 at 01:46 AM in Computers (3) More Dell Home Outlet Deals
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DEAL IS STILL LIVE! AND BETTER THEN EVER IF YOU CAN SNAG ONE. TRY AROUND 3am PST if you really want one.

Link to where you can find it in the outlet [dell.com]

SEE WIKI FOR $75 off with Gift Card.

Look for the price range: $869.00 - $919.00 and you should find a few of the $915 models available.

Use Coupon: 1BFG7QB1B9K82N

Link to review [engadget.com]

Complete Specs:

Processor: Intel Core i5-3317U 3rd Generation Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.6 GHz)
Windows 8
Dell outlet XPS 14 Ultrabook
32GB SSDR mSATA Card
500 GB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
4GB Single Channel DDR3 1600MHz
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Silver Anodized Aluminium
14.0 HD+ 900p True Life Infinity Display with Skype-Certified Hi-Def Webcam
8 Cell Primary Battery
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 and Bluetooth 3.0
English Keyboard
US English Keyboard, 80 Key
125V Power Cord
65W AC Adapter
Badge
PWA Daughterboard
Windows 64 Bit

This laptop is nice, BUT has had some known issues with wifi (which may have been resolved) and has some complaints about the touchpad being too large (although it does function like a macbook touchpad with the central click).wave

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#16
I bought one last night. I admit, I would of bought the zenbook ux31a but I missed the deal. Now I'm happy I did.

My thoughts on the XPS 14:

-Though only single channel, the 14 has upgradable ram to 8 gig, zenbook ux31a stuck at 4.
-In performance tests it lagged at time due to 5400 rpm HD, but this is upgradable as well. Ux31a is proprietary adata ssd. Wasn't sure if that would cause upgrade trouble over time.
-screen res is 1600x900. I was happy with anything over my current 1440x900 though the zenbook rocked full 1080p. The TN display is fine for my non-gaming self, we'll see how much the glossy screen bugs me.
- the zenbook and XPS were equal on build quality for me in store. Both solid.
- warranty better on XPS.
- battery life outstanding on XPS. This is the sole reason it is 4.6lbs. Replace the hd for ssd, gets a little lighter. Battery on ux31a replaceable as well as the XPS 14, but over time I trust XPS will be more available.
- I don't travel much so I am ok with extra weight, but the XPS spreads its nice resolution over 14 inches so easier on the eyes.
- most refurb ultra books sub $600 have integrated graphics. Intel 4000 seems to be where it's at.
Both great laptops but the XPS battery life, upgrade ability, warranty, and shall we say parts longevity worked for my situation.
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#17
In 4 1.

The warranty and speaker quality plus 8 cell battery made my decision. I hesitated earlier today on the zenbook when it first came back on buydig.com, its 30 day warranty is ultimately a concern for refurbished laptop, a gamble with buydig's cat return posture (i had first hand experience).

Anyhow, this is a station laptop not for portable so extra weight is tolerable but wife wants a good speaker takes priority. Only wish a touch screen for win8 but dell's return policy allows us to at least try this out first.
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#18
Is anyone really using a laptop with touch screen features all that much? If I'm using touch screen, I'm (relatively) on the go with a tablet or smartphone. W/ a laptop I have that nice keyboard and I can type quickly with it and do all sorts of things with it. I'm not sure how I would benefit with a touchscreen laptop.
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Quote from Bster13 View Post :
Is anyone really using a laptop with touch screen features all that much? If I'm using touch screen, I'm (relatively) on the go with a tablet or smartphone. W/ a laptop I have that nice keyboard and I can type quickly with it and do all sorts of things with it. I'm not sure how I would benefit with a touchscreen laptop.
I would take touching the screen over using the track pad anyday!
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#20
Ah wish this was for the XPS 13.
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#21
no free s/h???
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#22
any updates on the wifi issues with these xps 14?

mine (bestbuy) consisttently gets half of download speed compared to both acer v5 and series 9...

never had to move far from wifi spot but worried that this might be an annoyance in the future...
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#23
Quote from NE0tekk View Post :
Oh wow, I was just about to push the buy now button until I realized it doesn't have integrated graphics. That's the main reason why the XPS line stood out from the rest... Guess it wasn't that great of a deal compared to some of the others after all.

At least it's customizable where you can install two hard drives on it. You get the best of both worlds that way
You are confusing INTEGRATED with DISCREET.

Here's an easy way to remember it:

Intel = Integrated

Dope A$$ graphics = Discreet

If you want DISCREET graphics, buy an Alienware M14x R2 for $2k. It's slightly thicker than this but weighs the same. Almost all ultra books will have only INTEGRATED graphics because that's the user base ultra books are targeted to.

Gamers don't really care about thin laptops, they want POWER!
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#24
Quote from shanarya View Post :
and it has been well researched that HD4000 integrated graphics are nearly up to par with the 525m 540m 555m that came with the 2nd gen i-core XPS models.
Yeah I'm not getting that. At Notebookcheck, I compared those 3 as well as the 550M to the HD4000 and they all benchmark higher than the HD4000 graphics easily. Perhaps I chose the wrong criteria and you can go there and clarify, but I'm not getting that research at all.
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#25
Shipping is free but I was charged tax in CT.
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#26
Quote from NE0tekk View Post :
Okay well here's a 540M benchmarked at 719
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net...540M&id=27

And here's the results of an Intel HD4000 benchmarked at 473
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net...+4000&id=2

Guess they're "about" the same
The old XPS 15 L502x model came with a GT 525M [anandtech.com]:

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net...525M&id=89

Whose score is 559, so IT REALLY IS ABOUT THE SAME.

Remember this is a thin, compact 14" model, compared to the thick, larger 15" L502x model.

Personally, I don't care much for thin, but I do care for light. I'd rather have the JBL 2+1 speakers from our old L502x & L702x models any day! It's been two years and no stupid Beats laptop or Klipsch laptop can beat the sound from those JBL L502/702x models!
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#27
Single channel memory kills it for me..its why i didn't grab the Best Buy deal a while back. If you read the reviews on this, they mention that its slower because of that one stick of memory... Obviously if your just surfing the internet it probably isn't going to be noticed... everything else about the computer seems great (including the price)...
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#28
Quote from Bster13 View Post :
I bought one last night. I admit, I would of bought the zenbook ux31a but I missed the deal. Now I'm happy I did.

My thoughts on the XPS 14:

-Though only single channel, the 14 has upgradable ram to 8 gig, zenbook ux31a stuck at 4.
-In performance tests it lagged at time due to 5400 rpm HD, but this is upgradable as well. Ux31a is proprietary adata ssd. Wasn't sure if that would cause upgrade trouble over time.
-screen res is 1600x900. I was happy with anything over my current 1440x900 though the zenbook rocked full 1080p. The TN display is fine for my non-gaming self, we'll see how much the glossy screen bugs me.
- the zenbook and XPS were equal on build quality for me in store. Both solid.
- warranty better on XPS.
- battery life outstanding on XPS. This is the sole reason it is 4.6lbs. Replace the hd for ssd, gets a little lighter. Battery on ux31a replaceable as well as the XPS 14, but over time I trust XPS will be more available.
- I don't travel much so I am ok with extra weight, but the XPS spreads its nice resolution over 14 inches so easier on the eyes.
- most refurb ultra books sub $600 have integrated graphics. Intel 4000 seems to be where it's at.
Both great laptops but the XPS battery life, upgrade ability, warranty, and shall we say parts longevity worked for my situation.
You forgot these points:

- Thin & compact! Dell's new ultra books use a very small bezel (the "margin" around the display") so they can fit a 14" screen into the body of a 13" laptop.

- Gorilla Glass, the same type of glass used on high end Android phones to make them scratch resistant...the entire screen is one big sheet of Gorilla Glass.

- Spill proof keyboard, not sure how much water you can actually spill on it but it's better than keyboards that aren't spill proof

- Bottom base is NOT aluminum, but made of silicone; the same heat resistant material that kitchen doo-dads are made from...this is to keep the heat away from your lap.

- Dell returns and customer service is top notch. They seriously follow up on everything to make sure you're satisfied.

- I agree that Dell still uses cheap panels. I wish they would start offering IPS displays in their laptops.
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#29
You're right about bezel, I didn't think about that, was more focused on weight in my search, though the XPS 14's footprint is still bigger than the Zenbook UX31A:

http://www.theverge.com/2012/7/12...eview-2012

THe XPS 13 however, seems to be a leader in footprint according to that article.

Gorilla glass is great I suppose, but I'm not real rough with my laptops. I would of preferred a matte screen, but nbd.

The bottom base silicone is certainly nice for heat, also keeps it from slipping off my lap, big plus there for me as a couch guy.

The returns and service are very good, plus the warranty is great on this refurb vs. the Zenbook, so I'm very happy there.

Both nice laptops so we shall see how that TN display looks. I'm not too picky, just wanted higher res.

Quote from funkmasterta View Post :
You forgot these points:

- Thin & compact! Dell's new ultra books use a very small bezel (the "margin" around the display") so they can fit a 14" screen into the body of a 13" laptop.

- Gorilla Glass, the same type of glass used on high end Android phones to make them scratch resistant...the entire screen is one big sheet of Gorilla Glass.

- Spill proof keyboard, not sure how much water you can actually spill on it but it's better than keyboards that aren't spill proof

- Bottom base is NOT aluminum, but made of silicone; the same heat resistant material that kitchen doo-dads are made from...this is to keep the heat away from your lap.

- Dell returns and customer service is top notch. They seriously follow up on everything to make sure you're satisfied.

- I agree that Dell still uses cheap panels. I wish they would start offering IPS displays in their laptops.
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#30
Coupon not working for me.
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