Dell has announced a 14-inch version for its famed 15-inch XPS 15z, an Apple MacBook Pro challenger. The new laptop that Dell touts as the world’s slimmest fully featured laptop is a 14-inch device and it is called the XPS 14z. The device was recently shown up at IFA 2011 in Berlin, Germany. The new Dell XPS laptop will have blazing performance thanks to the latest Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. The 14-inch XPS 14z laptop is reviewed as a challenge to both Apple MacBook Pro and Airs.
Dell has designed XPS 14z with an aim to retain its market hold from Apple and others. Dell has been a leader in laptop manufacturing for a long period. But Apple’s MacBook Pro and MacBook Airs stole supremacy of the market with some excellent features and capabilities. It is here Dell has emerged out with its Intel Core i5 and i7 processor featured version of its XPS line of laptops.
What’s been refreshed
Dell has revamped its XPS laptop with a 14-inch display. It seems to be an apparent attempt to place the laptop in between the 15-inch MacBook Pro and 13-inch MacBook Air. Dell has refreshed its XPS laptop with the Intel’s latest processor technologies. In tech specs, the new laptop almost has the same of its big brother.
The new Dell XPS laptop is having a 14-inch display; however, it leaves a footprint of just a 13-inch device. Moreover, thanks to Intel Core i5 and i7, the Dell laptop remains in the summit of the market in processing speed. The latest Intel processors make the device stay some more closer to Apple MacBook Airs in performance and speed. You will have a choice between 2.4 GHz Core i5 or 2.8GHz Core i7 processors on Dell XPS 14z.
The new Dell XPS 14z becomes far sophisticated with its high-end processors, small display and other features. Display of the device offers a resolution of 1366 x 768 or 1600 x 900 pixels. The 16:9 WLED display with HD resolution makes it a lovable gadget. Integrated NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics, audio via HDMI and DisplayPort and a 1.3-megapixel and dual digital array mics are other remarkable features of the laptop.
What’s not so good
Dell XPS 14z almost looks like its predecessor Dell XPS 15z. The device that was shown up at the IFA 2011 in Berlin, Germany also has some striking resemblance with Apple’s MacBook Pro. Concisely, it means Dell has not brought on many groundbreaking changes on the device.
The technology market is abuzz about getting a fresh challenger to Apple MacBook Pro and Air laptops. Running on the latest versions of processors from Intel, the device is capable to provide incredible performance. Indeed, this way, Dell XPS 14z can lift up huge challenge to the Apple laptops.
Price and availability
Dell has not yet mentioned about the device’s pricing. However, it will land in the Chinese markets in a few days and the U.S. customers will get Dell XPS 14z late this year only.
Even in time of brewing tablet wars, fresh laptops are coming out of furnaces with stimulating features. Dell XPS14z may certainly gain soil in technology market with its top-notch tech specs and good features. At the same time, Apple Mac Book Airs and MacBook Pro get one more challenger in Dell XPS 14z.