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View Full Version : Dell XPS 14 Gone After Four Months - We Hardly Knew Ye

Michael Knutson
02-22-2011, 09:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/20/dell-xps-14-discontinued-will-be-replaced-with-something-thinne/' target='_blank'>http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/20/...mething-thinne/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Sure, it was only about four months ago that Dell released its XPS 14, but unfortunately, those looking to snatch up the Core i5, NVIDIA GeForce 400M-powered laptop today will have a mighty hard time. Some keen-eyed tipsters noticed that Dell's 14-inch mainstream system was out of stock, and a quick call to one of our friends at Dell confirmed that the smallest version of the series won't actually be making a comeback. However, that's not because the system didn't sell well -- Dell maintains that it actually exceeded sales expectations."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1298361207.usr17748.jpg" style="border: 0;" /></p><p>Despite being around only four months, and selling fairly well, Dell has apparently killed-off this model while re-tooling for Intel Sandy Bridge technology, and "thin and light" products - to be ready later this year. Thinner and lighter is always good, especially if accompanied by "cheaper" or "same price," more power, and better battery life. Early Sandy Bridge benchmarks give a thumbs-up for power and battery life, with end-user cost yet to be determined.&nbsp;</p>

Jason Dunn
02-22-2011, 08:47 PM
I think the thick, bulky design of the XPS line was a poor fit for a 14" screen laptop. It's a good idea Dell is going back to the drawing board with this size...

Lee Yuan Sheng
02-22-2011, 11:24 PM
I dunno, I thought it was fine given the video card inside. If they made it any thinner there'll be heat issues.