Dell wants us to believe its new XPS 14z is the thinnest, fully-featured laptop on Earth. Measuring only 23 mm and weighing less than 5 pounds, one can rightly say it’s a zippy performer with a fantastic display. And gladly, this ultra-thin laptop has come to America.
Yes, Dell’s XPS 14z has been in the news lately in China, but the manufacturer has decided to start shipping it here in the US too. In fact, the XPS 14z has earned the reputation as the thinnest laptop computer with discrete graphics (a processing unit that is exclusively devoted to graphics) and an optical drive. But skeptics argue that Dell largely uses the term “fully-featured” as a marketing hype, and that may have caused the company to gradually drop the language, because it draws comparisons. It’s actually thicker than many laptops that lack an optical drive. That said; it incorporates a fast, little build with an amazing display.
Depending on the spec you choose, the XPS 14z is bundled with either Core i5 or Core i7 CPU, a 256GB SSD, or 7200 RPM SATA HDD in 500 or 750GB flavors. It also features a 14-inch 720p (1366 x 768) display that looks like it floats over the keyboard.
The price for this svelte laptop starts from $999.00 for the Core i5 edition with integrated Intel HD 3000 graphics, and goes up to $1,599.00 for the fully-featured Core i7 model with discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT520M.