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The Dell Inspiron 15z is a mainstream notebook running Windows 8 on a 15.6-inch display with optional multitouch support. It can be configured up to an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, 500GB HDD + 32GB SSD for storage, and an Nvidia GeForce GT 630M discrete graphics card.

Description

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Oct. 23, 2012
  • Price at launch: $749.99

Availability

  • Laptop type: Mainstream
  • Width: 13.66 inches
  • Depth: 9.45 inches
  • Thickness: 0.83 inches
  • Weight: 4.12 pounds
  • Color: Gray

Hardware

  • Operating system: Windows 8

Software

  • Screen size (diagonal): 15.6 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlight: WLED

Display (base)

  • Size (diagonal): 15.6 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlit: WLED
  • Multitouch: Yes

Display (max)

  • Type: Chiclet

Keyboard

  • Type(s): Trackpad

Mouse

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i3-3217M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.4 GHz

Processor (base)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-3517U
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.9 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Graphics type: Optional
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 4000

GPU (base)

  • Discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce GT 630M
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 2 GB

GPU (max)

  • Base RAM size: 6 GB
  • Max. config RAM size: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3

Memory

  • Options: HDD (5400RPM), Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base drive type: HDD (5400RPM)
  • Base drive capacity: 500 GB
  • Max. config SSD: 32 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD, Memory Stick, MMC

Storage

  • Optical drive type: Tray-loading
  • Compatible media: DVD±R/RW

Optical Drive

  • Speakers: 2
  • Audio brand: Waves MaxxAudio 4, Skullcandy

Audio

  • Effective pixels: 1 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p

Webcam

  • USB 3.0: 4
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • 3.5mm mic / headphone combo: 1

Port options

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b

Connectivity

  • Size: 44 Wh

Battery

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