Dell XPS 14 laptops discontinued
The never-ending saga of Dell’s XPS laptops continues, this time with the end of the XPS 14 model. While the XPS name has been around since 1993, the new line of Dell notebooks was only introduced in October 2010. The new XPS line featured an entirely new design and came in 14, 15.6, and 17 Inch models.
Unfortunately, word has it that the 14” XPS 14 is no longer available. Users looking to purchase the XPS 14 received an “out of stock” message and Engadget’s sources managed to confirm the news. The XPS 14 was powered by a Core i5 processor and NVIDIA’s 400M series and featured JBL speakers.
According to Engadget’s contact at Dell, the XPS 14 wasn’t pulled due to lack of sales and it actually exceeded their sales expectations. The contact had only the following to say as to why the XPS 14 is no longer available: "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!”
With the cancellation of Dell’s ultra-thin Adamo line earlier this year, speculation is that some Adamo components will find their way into the revamped XPS 14 notebooks. In the meantime, customers interested in grabbing an XPS notebook will have to make do with the XPS 15 or XPS 17 which remain available.