Considering a mobile-computing upgrade? Then do yourself a favour: forego those low-cost tablets and save up for a proper laptop PC, as the latest 2015 models seem particularly special.
We've just seen Lenovo unveil a mouth-watering upgrade to the popular ThinkPad X1 Carbon, and now Dell's getting in on the CES action with a new XPS 13 that claims to be the smallest 13in laptop on the planet.
Arguably the highlight of Dell's show, the latest revision of the XPS 13 incorporates an 'Infinity Display' that reduces the top and side bezels to just 5.2mm. The seemingly edge-to-edge panel has been developed in collaboration with Sharp and has allowed Dell to squeeze a 13.3in display into a form factor similar to that of an 11in laptop.
At launch, the Infinity Display will be made available in two flavours; a full-HD non-touch panel (1,920x1,080); or a premium UltraSharp QHD+ touchscreen that touts a lofty 3,200x1,800 resolution and 276ppi.
Measuring 304mm x 200mm x 9-15mm in size and tipping the scales at 1.18kg (or 1.26kg if you opt for the touchscreen), the XPS 13's machined aluminium chassis is beautifully thin and light yet it packs a punch courtesy of fifth-generation Intel Core processors. A choice of i3, i5 and i7 parts are available, along with integrated HD 5500 graphics, up to 8GB of DDR3L memory and up to 512GB of solid-state storage.
Performance should be very decent for anything other than gaming, and what's really tickling our fancy is Dell's claimed battery life. According to the manufacturer, the 1080p model should manage up to 15 hours of run time from a single charge.
We're looking forward to going hands-on, but if you've already made up your mind, the new XPS 13 is now available to order in the US with prices starting from $800 for a full-HD Core i3 system, rising to $1,600 for QHD+ and Core i7. UK consumers will need to wait until January 20, with pricing on our shores set to start at £1,099.