By David Ponce
To start the week, we’re looking at a fairly high-end XPS 14 laptop from Dell with a Core i7 CPU, 8GB DDR3 ram, a 2GB GeForce GT425M graphics car, 256GB SSD and a 9-cell battery. After a $374 rebate, the machine is yours for $1,099 shipped. And to sweeten things up a little bit, you also get a Sony DSC-H55/B digital camera, itself a roughly $200 value.
Dell XPS laptops feature anodized aluminum display back, a brushed aluminum palmrest and diamond cut trim around the keyboard and touchpad area. Also sporting: a Skype-certified 720p HD webcam, JBL designed & certified speakers with Waves MaxxAudio and optional backlit keyboard, integrated TV tuner, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, 9-in-1 Card Reader, USB 2.0/eSATA combo port with PowerShare