Dell XPS 15z notebook computer – looks and performance

Dell XPS 15z notebook computer, screen closeup

Dell XPS 15z notebook computer, screen closeup

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.

Dell XPS 15z notebook computer, side view

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.

Buy the Dell XPS 15z

Buy the Dell XPS 15z, and more, online at the Dell XPS Notebook Computer Store

Dell XPS 15z notebook computer, front angle view

Dell XPS 15z specifications

  • Processor: 2nd Generation Intel® Core i5 and i7 processors
  • Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
  • Memory: 6GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM (1 x 2GB + 1 x 4GB)
  • Chipset: Intel HM67
  • Video card: Nvidia GeForce GT 525M with choice of 1GB or 2GB memory
  • Screen: 15.6″ (39.6 cm) FHD widescreen, 300-nit (typical) (1920×1080) 1080p
  • Audio: High Definition Audio +Waves MaxxAudio, 5.1 Surround sound can be supported via HDMI.
  • Hard drive: Up to 750GB hard drive (7200RPM)
  • Optical drive: Slot load 8x DVD+/-RW (reads & writes to CD/DVD) (9.5mm)
  • Battery: 8-Cell Lithium Polymer (64WHr, 2.2AHr). Up to 8 hours, 22 minutes of battery life.
  • Webcam: 1.3 megapixel HD with dual array digital microphones
  • Connectivity: 10/100/1000 Ethernet network standard, opt external USB Modem, Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 802.11 agn (2×2), Bluetooth 3.0, Intel Wireless Display ready
  • 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

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