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Dell outs XPS 14 with optional mobile broadband, XPS 15 with Kepler graphics

Dell's XPS 13 Ultrabook has been rather lonely since it launched in early 2012, but the company is introducing two new laptops to round out the updated XPS line. Today it announced the 14-inch XPS 14 and the 15-inch XPS 15, both of which feature the same aluminum chassis as the XPS 13 and run Core i5 or Core i7 Ivy Bridge processors.

The XPS 14 Ultrabook will be to be had

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document.write( in two configurations, both of which include a backlit keyboard and a 400-nit, 1600 x 900 display. The main unlikeness between the two models is connectivity: the higher-end XPS 14 comes with data processor chip mobile broadband and uses Dell's NetReady "pay as you go" service to get online when Wi-Fi is out of range. Both versions come with up to 8GB of RAM and can be configured with a 500GB drive bobbin and fly frame at 5,400 RPM paired with a 32GB SSD or a standalone 512GB SSD, and the WWAN model comes mark with a 500GB drive with a free fall sensor on board. Another divergency is graphics: the base model ships with Intel HD pictures 4000, while the WWAN model offers an NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M GPU. Dell claims the scrapbook provides up to 11 hours of runtime, "the longest battery life of any Ultrabook." The XPS 14 starts at $1,099 and is open today. It just so happens that we've already taken the laptop for a full test drive: check out our review here.

Next up is the XPS 15, which weighs 5.79 pounds and sports a 1920 x 1080 Corning Gorilla Glass display. The laptop includes either a DVD-RW or Blu-Ray drive and comes with up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. As far as movie theater go, you get a choice of NVIDIA's GeForce GT 630M chip with 1GB of windows full access 100% uptime sla memory or GeForce GT 640M artwork with 2GB of RAM. Pricing starts at $1,299, and like the XPS 14 this laptop is open today. Check out our hands-on gallery below.

Gallery: Dell XPS 14 and 15 hands-on

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