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The Dell XPS 15z is a 15.6'' multimedia notebook computer.

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Pros

super-bright (300-nit) 1080p display option (selected on higher-priced builds)

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affordable starting price point next to the competition

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powerful hardware - Core i5/i7 processors, Optimus NVIDIA GeForce GT525M with 1GB of dedicated VRAM, 6-8GB of DDR3 memory

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solid, aesthetically pleasing aluminum/magnesium alloy construction

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ergonomic, quality chiclet keyboard and large multitouch trackpad

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impressive speakers next to the majority of other laptops (although they lack bass)

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much thinner than the majority of 15" laptops - essentially the same as the MacBook Pro

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Mini-DisplayPort and HDMI 1.4 digital video outputs

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powerful enough graphics/processing components for some respectable gaming

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Cons

'customization options' don't include any system components like they did on past Dell builds, computers from other manufacturers

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looks like a MacBook pro ripoff - includes the trademark Apple move of placing all I/O on one side of the device

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not a uni-body frame

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fit and finish is decidedly sub-par next to the MacBook line

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poor battery life - under 5 hours, far short of Dell's claimed 8

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The Dell XPS 15z is a 15.6'' multimedia notebook computer. In terms of internal components it is almost identical to the XPS 15. It is equipped with up to 2.7GHz Intel Core i7 processors, up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, and Nvidia GeForce GT525 with Optimus technology.  The main differences between the two models are their external design; the XPS 15z has a lighter colour scheme. It is also thinner and lighter than the original XPS 15. In true, Dell had created the 15z as a direct competitor to Apple's MacBook Pro 15 notebook. They feature similar styling up to the keyboard and speakers. Other features include a backlit keyboard, Full HD 1080p display, and a 8 cell lithium polymer battery that provides up to 8 hours of battery life. The Dell XPS 15z is a good option for buyers looking for a stylish and portable notebook computer that packs good performance. 

Features / Specifications
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • 15.6'' LED backlit display (Up to 1920 x 1080 resolution)
  • Intel Core i5 / i7 dual core processors
  • Up to 8GB DDR3 ram
  • Up to 750GB 7200rpm hard drive
  • Nvidia GeForce GT525M dedicated graphics card with Optimus
  • Slot load DVD RW
  • 2x SUB3.0, USB/eSATA combo port, HDMI 1.4
  • 1.3MP webcam, dual array mic, 9 in 1 media card reader
  • 8 cell 64Whr Li-Po battery
  • Backlit spill resistant keyboard
  • High Definition Audio +Waves MaxxAudio 3
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