Dell announces thin 13-inch laptop

Introduces the world's thinnest 13in laptop PC

As part of a major rebranding exercise, Dell Tuesday announced the Dell XPS M1330 Ultramobile notebook. Dell claims the XPS M1330 is the world's thinnest 13in laptop PC.

The existing Dell XPS range consists of high-end gaming laptops. Prices for the new XPS M1330 start from US$1,798 inc VAT.

The XPS M1330 model we saw comes in a glossy midnight black chassis, but the M1330 is available also in white and red. Dell's new ultramobile laptop weighs less than 4lbs and is less than 1in thick, but can be specified to contain a massive 2TB hard disk space (comprising four 500GB hard drives).

The Dell XPS M1330 comes with Intel dual-processors and, according to Dell, can house all of Intel's Mobile Centrino chipsets -- the highest spec model contains Intel's 2GHz Core 2 Duo T7700. The M1330's high-definition 13.1in wide-screen display can be upgraded to a bright white LED screen.

Dell claims a battery life in use of eight and a half hours but, although the model we tried was initially cool to the touch, Dell has no data as to how hot the XPS M1330 gets after prolonged use. What is impressive, however, is the M1330's full-sized keyboard, which is comfortable in use. Dell also gets plaudits for including as standard draft-N wireless capabilities, and a Wi-Fi seeking device that works even without the PC being booted.

Other standard features include an HDMI (high-definition multimedia interface) and two USB 2.0 ports, plus a headphone socket and microphone input.

Each flavor of the Dell XPS M1330 include an 8-in-1 card reader and DVD+/-RW dual-layer disc-burner. Purchasers can choose from four-, six- or nine-cell lithium-ion batteries, and decide between nVidia GeForce Go 8400M GS graphics with 128MB of dedicated memory, and the less battery-intensive Intel integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 3100.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Matt Egan

PC Advisor (UK)
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

Matthew Stivala

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?