Apple’s MacBook Air survived the Dell Adamo and saw to it’s demise earlier this year but Dell is not taking the defeat too kindly and has brought the Adamo back to life with a new name and price tag. To be called the Dell XPS 15z and priced at parity with the MacBook Air’s $999 price tag, the XPS 15z will pack a punch and still claim to be the thinnest 15 inch PC on the planet. The Dell XPS 15z also will offer an optional 15.6-inch Full HD (1080p) display for your viewing pleasure.
We’ll check back and see how Dell’s XPS 15z is doing in a few months and hope they fair better than the Samsung Series 9 that went live in March to “Lighten” things up for the Spring selling season.
Here’s the PR from Dell
Dell Introduces the Ultra-Powerful XPS 15z – the Thinnest 15-inch PC on the Planet
- Less Mass, More Appeal: the Ultimate Blend of Style and Performance
- Uncompromising Performance with 2nd Generation Intel® CoreTM i5 & i7 Processors, Optional Full HD Screens and Up to Eight Hours of Battery Lifei
- First in a Series of New Thin, Ultra-powerful Laptops from Dell This Year
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ROUND ROCK, Texas–Dell today introduced the XPS 15z laptop, the thinnest 15-inch PC on the planet, and the first in a series of new thin and ultra-powerful products from Dell to come this year. With the XPS 15z, everyone from mobile warriors to students and small-business owners now have everything they need to work hard and play hard in one stunning package.
“We’re committed to introducing next-generation products that help people pursue their personal and professional passions.”
A leading-edge combination of uncompromising power and stunning design, the XPS 15z offers 2nd-generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, optional 15.6-inch Full HD (1080p) display for superior entertainment and web-browsing experiences, a backlit keyboard with adjustable brightness and up to eight hours of battery lifeii – all housed in a luxurious, eye-catching and elegantly crafted case that is less than an inch thick.
The XPS 15z is the first in a series of upcoming thin Inspiron– and XPS-branded products that deliver the ultimate blend of style and performance so you can pursue your personal passions.
“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.”
“The XPS 15z provides a glimpse into a series of visually stunning and powerful systems coming soon to our consumer and small-to-medium-business product portfolio,” said Steve Felice, president of Dell’s Consumer and Small/Medium Business group. “We’re committed to introducing next-generation products that help people pursue their personal and professional passions.”
Less Mass, More Appeal
A technology package perfect for pumping out spectacular, media-rich office presentations or watching the latest award-winning movies, the XPS 15z includes 2nd generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, a brilliant 15.6-inch WLED display with a Full HD option that has almost two times the HD resolution of standard HD displays, NVIDIA graphics with 3DTV play capabilitiesiii, built-in WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 3.0 and a backlit keyboard.
Despite its incredibly slim exterior, the XPS 15z delivers uncompromising performance, including NVIDIA discrete graphics with Optimus technology that automatically switches to power-saving integrated graphics under reduced workloads, helping the battery last longer on coast-to-coast flights and for movie marathons. In addition, it offers ample hard drive storage and a slot-loading DVD +/- RW drive for watching the latest movies or burning music to a disc. And the optional Full HD (1080p) display brings HDTV-type quality to the laptop screen.
Advanced wireless features make XPS 15z your go-to device from the road or the living room. Built-in Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity ensure it’s fast and easy to connect with e-mail, websites, Skype and Facebook from almost anywhereiv. For at-home entertainment, the optional Intel Wireless Displayv feature enables videos and photos to be streamed wirelessly from your XPS 15z to an HDMI-equipped TV. And with the exclusive Dell Stage user interface, it’s easy to access personal content such as music, photos and videos.
At first glance, the XPS 15z design, with its clean aluminum design, appears like it floats above the surface, and the polished, brushed finishes with sophisticated accents add to a luxurious appearance.
Priced from $999, the XPS 15z, like all XPS computers, is designed and built from the ground up to provide a premium computing experience with the best materials, technology, performance and reliability Dell offers.
The XPS 15z is available today from Dell’s global online stores, including www.dell.com in the United States, with retail availability to follow shortly.
- Thin (0.97”/24.68mm) laptop PC with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium; aluminum and mag-alloy enclosure
- 2nd-generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 Dual Core processor choices
- Standard HD or optional Full HD (1920×1080) WLED display
- Fast NVIDIA graphics optionsvi:
- NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 525M with 1GB graphics memory
- NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 525M with 2GB graphics memory
- Includes NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology; NVIDIA 3DTV Play technology
- 4GB up to 8GB DDR3vii 1333Mhz memoryviii options
- Fast 7200RPM hard disk storage, up to 750GBix
- Built-in Slot load DVD +/- RW (reads & writes to CD/DVD)
- Backlit, Chiclet-style keyboard with adjustable brightness
- Optimized touchpad
- Built-in Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 802.11 A/G/N and Bluetooth 3.0 wireless connectivityx
- Intel Wireless Display-readyxi
- Up to 8 hours of battery life with 8-cell batterxii
- USB 3.0 (2), USB/eSATA with PowerShare, HDMI 1.4, Mini Display-Port, Gigabit Ethernet and audio connectors
- Built-in 9-in-1 media card reader
- Built-in 1.3MP HD Webcam with dual array digital microphones and stereo speakers
- Dell Stage software for fast access to content like music, videos and photos
- Dimensions: Height: 0.97” (24.68mm) / Width: 15.15” (384.85mm) / Depth 10.25” (260.37mm); Weight: starting at 5.54lbs (2.51 kg)xiii
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