1200 here seems to snag a XPS 13
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JXLGEE8/ref=psdc_565108_t1_B00FEE7B4A that's with the nifty Core i7, 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD. Call dell and see if they sell it with a 500GB HDD?
I was set on a dell xps 13 then I was told by an IT person to get a 500 gb hard drive. My budget is about $1200.00. I also want to process photos with adobe Lightroom. What would you recommend as a purchase?