Dell today announced the launch of its Sandy bridge-powered XPS 15z ultra-thin laptop. Touting the now defunct Adamo’s spiritual successor as the thinnest 15-inch PC in the world, the company announced that the XPS 15z is the “first in a series of new thin, ultra-powerful laptops from Dell this year.” Let’s hope that the new series does not share the same fate as the Adamo.
Weighing in at 5.54 pounds and measuring 0.97 x 15.15 x 10.25 inches, the XPS 15z sports a 15.6" HD (720P/1080p) WLED display, and features the latest second-generation Core i5 and i7 processors with Turbo Boost 2.0, up to 8GB of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM, up to 750GB of hard drive (7200RPM) storage, and NVIDIA GeForce GT525M graphics with up to 2GB of dedicated video memory. The company is claiming a battery life of up to 8 hours with the ultrathin’s non-removable 64 WHr 8-Cell Lithium Ion battery.
"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."
Talking of design, the XPS 15z bears more than a passing resemblance to Apple’s MacBook Pro. However, it’s considerably cheaper compared to the 15-inch MacBook Pro. Available today, Dell’s latest ultrathin has a starting price of only $999.