Dell's near bezel-less XPS 13 with a Core i5 and QHD+ Infinity Touch Display is now available for purchase on the Microsoft Store in the U.S. Previously, only the Core i5 non-touch version was available online and in the Store, but now stock for the higher-end (and higher priced) version is available.The high-end notebook comes with Intel's latest-generation Broadwell CPU, and can be configured with a QHD+ (3200 x 1800) touch display.
Here are the configurations on offer from the Microsoft Store:
- Full HD (non-touch)/i5-5200U/4GB RAM/128GB SSD - $899
- QHD+ (touchscreen)/i5-5200U/8GB RAM/256GB SSD - $1,299
- QHD+ (touchscreen)/i7-5500U/8GB RAM/256GB SSD - $1,599 (Coming Soon)
Microsoft is also bundling Office 365 with the XPS 13, although those variants are not yet available for purchase. The bundled price allows you to get Office 365 for $79, a discount of $20 from what the yearly subscription usually costs.
If you are interested in the Core i7 variant bundled with a full-fledged version of Office, it looks like you'll be able to save $220 on the purchase, with the PC + Office bundle for the i7 version listed for $1,478, down from its retail price of $1,699. That variant is not yet available, but we'll let you know as soon as it goes up for sale.
Not really sure as to what the big deal is with the XPS 13? Dell has a TV commercial highlighting the thin bezel display:
Be sure to also check out our hands-on post to get an idea as to what you can expect from Dell's latest notebook.
Thanks for the tip Romit!