Dell today introduced the XPS 15z ultra-thin laptop at just under 1-inch thick (0.97″/ 2.47cm), which is just a hair thicker than the 15-inch Macbook Pro (0.95″ / 2.41 cm).
The XPS 15z offers 2nd-generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, optional 15.6-inch Full HD (1080p) display for superior entertainment and web-browsing experiences, a backlit keyboard with adjustable brightness and up to eight hours of battery life — all housed in a luxurious, eye-catching and elegantly crafted case that is less than an inch thick.
Less Mass, More Appeal
The XPS 15z includes a brilliant 15.6-inch WLED display with a Full HD option that has almost two times the HD resolution of standard HD displays, NVIDIA graphics with 3DTV play capabilities, built-in WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 3.0 and a backlit keyboard.
Despite its incredibly slim exterior, the XPS 15z delivers uncompromising performance, including NVIDIA discrete graphics with Optimus technology that automatically switches to power-saving integrated graphics under reduced workloads, helping the battery last longer on coast-to-coast flights and for movie marathons. In addition, it offers ample hard drive storage and a slot-loading DVD±RW drive for watching the latest movies or burning music to a disc. And the optional Full HD (1080p) display brings HDTV-type quality to the laptop screen.
Advanced wireless features make XPS 15z your go-to device from the road or the living room. Built-in Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity ensure it's fast and easy to connect with e-mail, websites, Skype and Facebook from almost anywhere. For at-home entertainment, the optional Intel Wireless Display feature enables videos and photos to be streamed wirelessly from your XPS 15z to an HDMI-equipped TV. And with the exclusive Dell Stage user interface, it's easy to access personal content such as music, photos and videos.
At first glance, the XPS 15z design, with its clean aluminum design, appears like it floats above the surface, and the polished, brushed finishes with sophisticated accents add to a luxurious appearance.
- Thin (0.97″/24.68mm) laptop PC with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium; aluminum and mag-alloy enclosure
- 2nd-generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 Dual Core processor choices
- Standard HD or optional Full HD (1920×1080) WLED display
- Fast NVIDIA graphics options:
- NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M with 1GB graphics memory
- NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M with 2GB graphics memory
- Includes NVIDIA Optimus technology; NVIDIA 3DTV Play technology
- 4GB up to 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz memory options
- Fast 7200RPM hard disk storage, up to 750GB
- Built-in Slot load DVD±RW (reads & writes to CD/DVD)
- Backlit, Chiclet-style keyboard with adjustable brightness
- Optimized touchpad
- Built-in Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 802.11 A/G/N and Bluetooth 3.0 wireless connectivity
- Intel Wireless Display-ready
- Up to 8 hours of battery life with 8-cell battery
- USB 3.0 x2, USB/eSATA with PowerShare, HDMI 1.4, Mini Display-Port, Gigabit Ethernet and audio connectors
- Built-in 9-in-1 media card reader
- Built-in 1.3MP HD Webcam with dual array digital microphones and stereo speakers
- Dell Stage software for fast access to content like music, videos and photos
- Height: 0.97″ (24.68mm) / Width: 15.15″ (384.85mm) / Depth 10.25″ (260.37mm);
- Weight: starting at 5.54lbs (2.51 kg)
Price and Availability
The Dell XPS 15z is available today priced from $999 at Dell.com.