“Less Mass, More Appeal” are the catchwords that Dell is touting to describe the new ultra-thin Dell XPS 15z laptop which has just been announced in Australia. Not only is it thin, but the Dell XPS 15z also boasts gutsy insides with choices of either 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 and i7 Dual Core Processors. Other noteworthy features to grab our attention are the 15.6″ full HD displays and up to eight hours of battery life from the device.
Very inspiring to see how far Dell have come since the days I owned my last XPS device, the Dell XPS M1330. I’m sure that the Dell XPS 15z will keep the likes of Apple with their MacBookAir and HP with their Envy, on their toes!
Word has it that Dell will soon also release 14″ and 17″ versions. Will keep you posted.
Dell XPS 15z Australia Press Release
SYDNEY, Australia, May 24, 2011 – Dell today introduced the XPS 15zlaptop, one of the thinnest 15-inch PCs on the planet, and the first in a series of new thin and ultra-powerful products from Dell to come this year. With the XPS 15z, everyone from mobile warriors to students and small-business owners now have everything they need to work hard and play hard in one stunning package.
A leading-edge combination of uncompromising power and stunning design, the XPS 15z offers 2nd generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, 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.
“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 full HD screens that are up to 50 percent brighter than standard displays – all in a stunning form factor that makes it one of the thinnest 15-inch PCs 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.”
Less Mass, More Appeal
A technology package perfect for pumping out spectacular, media-rich office presentations or watching the latest award-winning movies, the XPS 15z includes 2nd generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, a brilliant 15.6-inch Full HD WLED display 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 lengthy 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 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.
Priced from AU$1399 the XPS 15z, like all XPS computers, is designed and built from the ground up to provide a premium computing experience with the best materials, technology, performance and reliability Dell offers.
The XPS 15z is available today from Dell’s global online stores, including www.dell.com.au in Australia, with retail availability to follow shortly.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Optimised 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 (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)