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Dell XPS 15z Now On Sale For £899

David Gilbert


Dell XPS 15z Now Available For £899

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.

Dell XPS 15z

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.

Dell XPS 15z

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

Brian ONeill

May 24, 2011, 5:45 pm

It looks nice but 15 inch laptops are huge. I am waiting for their macbook air knock off.

Luan Bach

May 24, 2011, 9:38 pm

@Brian, ditto. I also like to see the 13" Macpro version too.


May 25, 2011, 3:38 am

Does anyone know if there will be a 13" version coming out. If so sign me up now. My M1330 is dying quickly.


May 25, 2011, 7:04 am

Well they're certainly trying from a design perspective - pity they don't offer the full Quad-core option on the processor - it would have made for a much more even comparison on price with the current MacBook Pro generation


May 25, 2011, 2:25 pm

15 inches is big for a portable computer, for sure, but I'm probs going to buy a 15 inch computer as a desktop replacement. It's not just the size - it's what you plan to do with it that counts!

Brian ONeill

May 25, 2011, 4:01 pm

@wakeyjamie I have an m1330 too. I was looking to upgrade but one thing to remember is the xps is still a great spec. An alternative to a new machine is too stick an ssd in your XPS, it will make it fly. I was thinking of doing this. http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=CT128M4SSD2 looks good.

TR, any chance you can set the comments to remember you? Logging in everytime is a pain.


May 28, 2011, 3:16 pm

@wakeyjamie My M1330 died from the graphics card problem about a year back. I've actually just ordered one of these 15" versions with the hi-res screen as a computer that I can move around the house but probably not take out too much... might not have quad core but is half the price of equivalent MBP with my company discount.

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