Well Dell killed off the XPS 14 after only being on sale for less than half of a year. This is close to HP news in which they had recently canceled their notebook Envy 13 while letting the Envy 14 ultraportable take care of sales. However Dell is having problems when it comes to ultraportable notebook lineup. Now take a look at some of the specs of the XPS 14 would have gave you:
Processor: 1.73 GHz Intel Core i7-740QM
Ram: 4GB DDR3 1333 MHz
Storage: 640 GB HDD 7200 RPM
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Optical Drive: CD R/W, DVD R/W
Audio: JBL Hard ware, Waves Maxx Software
Video Memory: 2048 MB Dedicated graphics card
Video Card: NIVIDIA GeForce GT 425M 2GB
Ports: 2 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, Memory Card
Wireless: N, Bluetooth
Weight: 5.4 lbs
Now you might be wondering what made Dell put a stop on the XPS 14. Dell wanted to make sure that everyone knows sales were not the problem. In fact the XPS 14 managed to beat sales expectations! So, why cancel it? Here is a quote from Dell on the XPS 14:
"With the transition to Sandy Bridge technology, we chose to re-focus our efforts on incorporating this feedback into future thin and light products launching later this year. Stay tuned!"
Turns out the XPS 14 was just to bulky in their eyes. I for one am not sure if this was a great move on their part to trash the XPS 14 so quick. But hey if it means seeing even more ultra-sleek and thin form factor laptops in the upcoming linueup i am all for it. We will just have to keep a eye out on what ends up replacing the XPS 14.