As promised, Dell has started offering an optional 1920 x 1080 pixel display for the XPS 13 ultrabook. While an entry-level version of the thin and light laptop still features a 1366 x 768 pixel display, if you choose a model that costs $1400 or more it will come with a full 1080p screen.
That’s true whether you get a Dell XPS 13 with Windows 8 or a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition with Ubuntu 12.04 Linux.
While that price tag is kind of high, it doesn’t just cover the higher resolution screen. You also get 8GB of RAM and a 256GB solid state drive. If you’re willing to pay even more, you can also get an ultrabook with a Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor ($1400 only gets you a model with a Core i5 chip).
Dell is also cranking up the brightness on the new models, with a 350-nit displays offering 178 degree viewing angles.
The laptop measures 12.3″ x 8.,1″ x 0.7″ and weighs just under 3 pounds. It has 2 USB 3.0 ports, a mini DisplayPort and headset jack, WiFi, Bluetooth, a 1.3MP camera, and a 47Whr battery.