Dell has launched the XPS 15z laptop in India. While the XPS 15z sounds like a generic laptop name, this is also the “thinnest 15-inch PC on the planet”, and marks what will be Dell’s yearlong debut of thin and ultra-powerful products.
However, according to an Engadget review, the laptop is “it’s actually a few hairs thicker than a 15-inch MacBook Pro, wider, and at 5.54 pounds, it weighs practically the same.”
Designed for, well, everyone (Dell mentions “mobile warriors to students and small-business owners”, the XPS aims for a fully-loaded computing experience.
Onboard are 2nd-generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, an optional 15.6-inch Full HD (1080p) display almost twice the HD resolution of most HD displays, NVIDIA graphics with 3DTV play capabilities2 , built-in WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 3.0 and a backlit keyboard for superior entertainment and web-browsing experiences, along with 8 hours of battery life.
All this in a case less than an inch thick.
“The XPS 15z delivers uncompromising performance in our most beautifully designed laptop yet,” said Sam Burd, vice president of Dell’s Consumer and Small/Medium Business product group. “It delivers all the must-have features — from next-generation Intel Core i processors for incredible performance to optional full HD screens that are up to 50 percent brighter than standard displays – all in a stunning form factor that makes it the thinnest 15-inch PC on the planet.”
“The XPS 15z provides a glimpse into a series of visually stunning and powerful systems coming soon to our consumer and small-to-medium-business product portfolio,” said Steve Felice, president of Dell’s Consumer and Small/Medium Business group. “We’re committed to introducing next-generation products that help people pursue their personal and professional passions.”
The XPS is a veritable Transformer. Sharp exteriors that mention anything of NVIDIA discrete graphics with Optimus technology which automatically switches to power-saving integrated graphics when workload is reduced, saving battery life for when you really need it.
there’s the obvious built-in Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, along with an optional Intel Wireless Display** feature to stream videos and photos from your XPS 15z to an HDMI-equipped TV.
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 options4 :
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 DDR34 1333Mhz memory4 options
Fast 7200RPM hard disk storage, up to 750GB5
Built-in Slot load DVD +/- RW (reads & writes to CD/DVD)
Backlit, Chiclet-style keyboard with adjustable brightness
Built-in Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 802.11 A/G/N and Bluetooth 3.0 wireless connectivity3
Intel Wireless Display-ready**
Up to 8 hours of battery life with 8-cell battery1
USB 3.0 (2), 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
Dimensions: Height: 0.97” (24.68mm) / Width: 15.15” (384.85mm) / Depth 10.25” (260.37mm); Weight: starting at 5.54lbs (2.51 kg)6.