Dell introduced the XPS 14z laptop, claiming to be the thinnest fully featured 14-inch laptop with an internal optical drive and discrete graphics option. The XPS 14z is available with second-generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, an HD WLED display for great entertainment experiences, a slot-load optical drive and NVIDIA graphics option. The XPS 14z is an ultraportable laptop with a stunning, compact design that measures in at less than an inch thin. The unique design also maximizes screen size, delivering a 14-inch screen in a 13-inch form factor.
The 14-inch HD display easily fits into a 13-inch laptop form factor — while offering 10 percent more viewing area than a 13.3″ display. And starting at just 4.36 pounds, less than an inch thin, and up to six hours, 42 minutes of battery life, it also has the easy portability of a 13-inch laptop. The XPS 14z is visually striking, with a slim, yet powerful form synonymous with innovation. Its anodized-aluminum finish is stylish and sophisticated, and the latch-less design is simple, yet elegant.
Dell XPS laptops also come with the Dell Stage user interface, which offers one-click access to favorite content, including music, photos and video. SyncUP powered by Nero can keep content and personal information synched with other Stage-enabled Dell PCs and mobile devices within a home Wi-Fi network.
The XPS 14z is the latest member of Dell's portfolio of thin-and-powerful solutions, and the second such solution in the XPS family, joining the successful XPS 15z laptop. Dell's thin-and-powerful solutions now include the Inspiron 14z laptop, and the Inspiron One all-in-one computer that are ideal solutions for parents and students, as well as the Vostro V131 laptop for small businesses.
- Thin laptop PC (0.9″/23mm) with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium; anodized aluminum and magnesium alloy palmrest in dark gray
- 2nd-generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 Dual Core processor choices
- Standard HD (720p) WLED with TrueLife and edge-to-edge glass (1366×768)
- Fast NVIDIA graphics option including NVIDIA Optimus technology:
- NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M with 1GB graphics memory
- 6GB dual channel DDR3 up to 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz memory options
- Fast 7200RPM hard disk storage, from 500GB up to 750GB; 256GB SSD drive option
- Built-in Slot load DVD +/- RW (reads & writes to CD/DVD)
- Backlit, spill-resistant Chiclet keyboard
- Built-in Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 802.11 A/G/N and Bluetooth 3.0 wireless connectivity
- Intel Wireless Display-ready
- Up to 6 hours, 42 minutes of battery life with 8-cell battery
- USB 3.0 (1), USB 2.0 (1), HDMI 1.4 (1), RJ-45 (1), Mini Display-Port and microphone/audio connectors
- Built-in 1.3MP HD Webcam with dual array digital microphones and stereo speakers
- Next generation Dell Stage software for fast, easy access to content like music, videos and photos
- Dimensions: Height: 0.9″ (23mm) / Width: 13.19″ (335mm) / Depth 9.21″ (234mm); Weight: starting at 4.36lbs (1.98 kg)
Availability and Pricing
The Dell XPS 14z laptop will be available November 1, 2011 in the United States and Canada, priced from $999. Worldwide availability begins November 15th.