With its grunt and good looks, Dell’s XPS 15z notebook computer takes its cue from, and aim at, Apple’s MacBook Pro computers.
The Dell XPS 15z is constructed of anodised aluminum with an aluminium base, and is reasonably slim at 24.68 mm. The standard, full-size chiclet keyboard is backlit, and sits below a 15.6 inch screen with 1920×1080 resolution.
The battery of the XPS 15z provides a battery life of up to 8 hours, and like the MacBook Pro the battery on the Dell is sealed. Customers can choose hard drives of up to 750GB, and video card options are the Nvidea GT 525M with either 1GB or 2GB of memory.
All of this runs on the Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit operating system.
Dell XPS 15z price and availability
The Dell XPS 15z computer is priced from $1,399, and Dell have it down as an 11 to 17 working day delivery time.
Ports and connectors: 1 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x Mini DisplayPort, 1 x RJ-45, headphone, microphone, 3 total USB ports; USB 3.0 (2); USB 2.0/eSATA combo with PowerShare (1). 9-in-1 media card reader supporting SD, SDIO, SDXC, SDHC, MS, MS Pro, MMC, MSXC, xD
Keyboard / Touchpad: Standard full size, backlit chiclet keyboard; spill-resistant Multi-Touchpad with integrated scrolling & gestures and two mechanical buttons; 100 x 56 mm – centered on system.
Dimensions: 24.68 x 384.85 x 260.37 mm (H x W x D)
Weight: Starts at 2.51 kg (weight varies depending upon configuration chosen)
Colour: Anodised aluminum in ‘Elemental Silver’; Formed aluminum base magnesium alloy palmrest