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It is an easily transportable laptop that is a part of Dells Inspiron line which is only 1" thick and weighs 4.4 lbs.

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Pros

solid state storage drive options

9 agree

extremely thin and light for a 16" laptop - 0.55" thick, 4.5 pounds

8 agree

good build quality - magnesium alloy enclosure

6 agree

fairly powerful compared to most ultra-portables - dual core processor, DDR3 memory

5 agree

optional wireless charging station, wireless dock

5 agree

highly customizable directly from the manufacturer

4 agree

affordable CPU upgrades with LED backlit displays - optional high nit display (viewable in bright light such as in the sun)

4 agree

DisplayPort digital video output

3 agree

aesthetically pleasing

2 agree
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Cons

Intel GMA graphics - poor for anything except basic productivity software, media

7 agree

no 1080p option for the 16" display

6 agree

high price

6 agree

display upgrade is linked to CPU

4 agree

huge bezel around the keyboard

3 agree

Dell build quality is lacking compared to top tier laptop manufacturers such as Apple and Lenovo

3 agree

no dedicated number pad

3 agree

No 64-bit windows option, even though system can have 4 gigs of ram (i.e. only 3 gigs available in the OS)

2 agree

wireless peripherals are very expensive

2 agree

large 16" display is odd for use in an ultra thin and light - not very portable

1 agrees

RAM limited to 4 Gigabytes & not user upgradeable.

1 agrees

no internal optical drive

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The Dell Latitude Z is an ultra-thin, portable, and sophisticated laptop released by Dell in 2009 as the first model out of the new Latitude Z series. It features either an Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 (1.4GHz) or SU9600 (1.6GHz) processor, up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and a Solid State Internal Drive up to 64GB (Encrypted). Signature to the Latitude Z is its host of optional features; it can be wirelessly recharged by a $200 magnetic inductive stand, as well as hooked up to a $200 wireless dock for hooking up one’s peripherals. Another notable feature is the addition of a secondary ARM processor for an instant-on boot mode, during which users can quickly check their email or browse the net. Also note the integrated webcam with facial recognition; the EdgeTouch LCD sensor that brings up shortcuts when tapped; and a 4-cell battery pack.

Features
  • Dell Latituze Z
  • Intel Core 2 Duo
  • DDR3 RAM
  • Solid State Drive
  • Wireless Charging (Optional)
  • Wireless Peripherals (Optional)
  • Pre-Boot Operating System
  • Intel WiFi Link (802.11b/g/n)
  • 8X DVD Writer OR 4x Blu-ray COMBO
  • Webcam +Facial Recognition
  • EdgeTouch LCD Sensor
  • 16" WXGA HDF+ Display (Cam/Mic)
Post Review
Sumeet Sheokand
12/08/2009 10:46

Who designed the keyboard layout on this thing? I got a Dell because I want the layout I am used to. They moved the cluster of 6 keys on the top right around. Now, I can't touch type those keys! Bad Dell!!

Omar
10/05/2009 03:35

I appreciate the market that Dell is going after here, and it's obviously not me. I just hope that some of the technological advancements found in this high-end super slim can work its way into the lower rung of the product lines that's actually affordable by peons such as myself. The wireless docking and recharging is AWESOME, specifically in an office situation. Just come in drop your laptop in the area and everything just works (hopefully!). We're one step closer to living in my ideal cord-free world.

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