Purchasing a new Notebook - Recommendations appreciated

Will be purchasing a new Win7/8 notebook this weekend.

Im wondering if there is an OEM product that matches closely to 13" Macbook Pro (non- retina)? Im really impressed with its build quality.

Im looking for uni-body aluminum pref with 13"/14" HD screen, discrete graphics and backlit keyboard. So far Dell XPS14 is the front runner. Does anyone own this? Is this a good buy?

Im wondering why Lenovo and Sony dont include backlit keyboards with their Ultrabook line.

Thanks in advance for your comments