Summary: - Dell's latest laptop, the 15z, comes in the form of a super thin notebook PC that sports an aluminum chassis and optional full HD display. The laptop measures at only 0.97-inches thick, which is incredibly thin for a 15.6-inch notebook.
Summary: Overall we feel the XPS 15z is another winner from Dell. In order to pack the XPS into a smaller chassis, the 15z is louder, hotter, and less powerful than its XPS 15 and 17 counterparts. However, it is still more than enough power for 90% of the computer users out there.
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: How can we sum up? It's obvious to anyone that the the Dell XPS 15z is being positioned as an
. The higher end performance coupled with the aluminum design make that message loud and clear. Does it succeed?
Yes and no.
Pros: Sleek aluminum styling with latchless design, Good performance across most benchmarks, Comfortable backlit keyboard, No shortage of ports and connectivity options
Cons: Cheap feeling trackpad and mouse buttons, Less than ideal battery life, No dedicated numeric keypad, Mediocre graphics performance
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.
Summary: The new Dell XPS 15z is the company’s offering for customers interested in a high-quality, premium 15-inch laptop that looks great, feels elegant and doesn’t skimp on features and performance. The Dell XPS 15z has an Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia graphics, and a full-HD widescreen display.
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...
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.