Dell launched the new thin XPS 15z 15-inch laptop today. Dell hails the 15z as the thinnest 15-inch PC with 0.97-inches (24.68mm). The 15-inch MacBook Pro is measuring though only .94-inches (24.1mm). Dell could have pushed their engineers a bit harder to shave off the .03-inches, but they did not. They kept their eyes on the price of this new laptop and with $999 it is very affordable.
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The Dell XPS 15z offers 2nd-generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, optional 15.6-inch Full HD (1080p) display, a backlit keyboard with adjustable brightness, USB 3.0 and up to eight hours of battery life.
XPS 15z specifications:
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 (1920x1080) WLED display Fast NVIDIA graphics options:
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 batter 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)
- NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 525M with 1GB graphics memory
- NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 525M with 2GB graphics memory
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The new Dell XPS 15z is on sale now on Dell.com.