Excerpt: Dell has long tried to enter the high-end luxury laptop market. These attempts have always been met with mixed results. While Dell’s thick, power and relatively affordable XPS laptops are a good pick for people needing a desktop replacement, they don’t cause the thinness-obsessed media to salivate.
Summary: Yes and no. People who want to have a Mac and Mac OS X will still turn to an Apple MacBook of some form, but products like the XPS 15z demonstrate that the Windows PC folks in the audience have stylish choices too. The overall performance is definitely several steps up from the usual budget notebook and the build quality is there to match too.
Excerpt: The design of Dell’s new XPS 15z laptop ($999+) may seem familiar to Mac fans, but it’s still a welcome offering to P.C. users overwhelmed by cheap plastic. Touted by Dell as the “thinnest 15.6-inch laptop in existence”, the XPS 15z measures a willowy 0.97 in. thick while still packing plenty of firepower under its blinged-out aluminum and magnesium alloy hood.
Summary: Finished entirely in metal, the Dell XPS 15z has few proper rivals. The HP Envy 15 and Apple MacBook Pro both spring to mind, and the Dell undercuts both when it comes to specification. If you're in the market for a high quality PC, the XPS 15z is well worth a look.
Summary: This particular configuration of the Dell XPS 15z will set you back by Rs.84,900, which makes it quite expensive and definitely a premium notebook. Having said that, we will say that you won’t be disappointed with this notebook. The design, finish and the attention given to every detail are impeccable and we can see why they’ve priced it this high. If you are on the look-out for a premium grade notebook, then the XPS 15z is a very good option to start with.
Summary: The Dell XPS 15z laptop is available for a starting price of Rs. 70,800--our review sample retails for a price of Rs. 81,800, since it's a higher-end model. For that price, you get a sophisticated, premium 15-inch desktop replacement laptop for home entertainment. It's very well built and feels elegant and premium on touch with a quality finish.
Pros: Stylish, well built, Full-HD widescreen display, Very good features, performance, Free 2GB online backup, 3-year warranty
Dell XPS 15z – the XPS line is getting more attractive by the hour
7 September 2011
Conclusion: The 15z is intended as an entertainment machine, but it’s obviously fast enough to handle anything from video editing to 3D rendering (let’s not kid ourselves, the 525M is as fast as the older Quadro FX 1800m, and that was and still is enough for most OpenGL software) and just as portable as a MacBook Pro – if you can live without the customer support, this will make an amazing purchase for the low price starting at $999.
Dell XPS 15z Review: Style & Power With a Beautiful Screen
27 July 2011
Conclusion: If you are looking for a MacBook Pro, go buy a MacBook Pro. If you are looking for a sexy looking Windows notebook with plenty of power and a beautiful 1080P HD display, then the XPS15z is the notebook for you.
Pros: 1080P Display, Great Audio, Power for Creation, Work and Play
Conclusion: Despite some niggling issues, we've come away modestly impressed with the XPS 15z. The notebook's design may not be original (far from it), but the end result is an elegant-looking machine that's thin, light and armed with plenty of power beneath the hood. Dell has managed to capture some of the beauty of Apple's MacBook Pro, and offers it in a considerably cheaper package equipped with a Windows operating system that's familiar to millions.