Remember last week when Dell hinted it was launching a super-thin laptop from the ashes of Adamo? Today it’s lifted the lid on the new XPS 15z, a 15.6-inch full powered Sandy Bridge notebook that has Apple’s design firmly in its sights.
Running Sandy Bridge Core i5 or Core i7 chipsets with a FullHD WLED display, up to 8GB DDR3, NVIDIA GeForce GT525 graphics options and a 7200RPM HDD with up to 750GB, it's a premium model from start to finish. There are two USB 3.0 ports, support for Intel's wireless display technology and a backlit keyboard too.
More importantly though is the 8-cell fixed battery, which like Apple's MBP lineup aren't user-replaceable. The body is Aluminium and Magnesium alloy.
From the specs alone, you'd expect this monster laptop to have a monster pricetag, but it actually starts at $1,399. For such a solidly specced machine, that's impressive.