Dell’s latest attempt at producing a super-slim laptop is the XPS 15z, which we first saw a few weeks ago and it seems as if Dell has decided to copy the MacBook Pro in terms of style and design.
On initial viewing of the 15.6in XPS 15z, you could be forgiven for believing that you have just been sent a MacBook Pro, as the anodized aluminium chassis is very reminiscent of Apple’s enterprise-class laptops. The XPS 15z has gone on sale in the UK today and will cost from £899, which is quite a lot less that the £1,549 Apple is asking for its 15in equivalent. For your £899 you’ll get a Sandy Bridge Core i5-2410M processor running at 2.3GHz, Windows Home 7 Premium, a 15.6in HD WLED True-Life display with resolution of 1366 x 768, a 1.3 megapixel webcam, 4GB dual channel DDR3 SDRAM, 500GB HDD (7200RPM), Nvidia GeForce GT525M graphics, a DVD drive and a backlit keyboard.
Of course most of these specs can be upgraded including the addition of Core i7 processors, up to 750GB HDD, boosting display resolution to 1920 x 1080 and adding up to 8GB of RAM. The XPS weighs in at 2.51kg and is 24.68mm thick which is all but exactly the same as the MacBook Pro. As for connectivity, at the rear you’ll find a gigabit Ethernet jack and power socket, on the left are two USB 3.0 ports, one eSATA/USB 2.0 combination port, and one Mini DisplayPort and an HDMI 1.4 jack while on the right hand side you’ll find a pair of 3.5mm headphone and microphone jacks.
The XPS 15z will replace the Adamo which Dell killed off earlier this year. We think that its anodized aluminium look should appeal to users who want Mac design but with Windows software.
Source: Dell UK