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The Dell XPS 15z sports a thin, anodized aluminium frame, but still manages to pack in a Sandy Bridge processor, 6GB of RAM, and Nvidia Optimus technology.

Description

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: May. 24, 2011
  • Price at launch: $999.99

Availability

  • Alias: L511z

Also Known As...

  • Laptop type: Mainstream
  • Width: 15.15 inches
  • Depth: 10.25 inches
  • Thickness: 0.97 inches
  • Weight: 5.54 pounds
  • Color: Silver

Hardware

  • Operating system: Windows 7

Software

  • Screen size (diagonal): 15.6 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlight: WLED
  • Resolution (X): 1366 px
  • Resolution (Y): 768 px

Display (base)

  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Number pad: No

Keyboard

  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Multitouch: Yes

Mouse

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i5-2410M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.3 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 2.9 GHz

Processor (base)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-2620M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.7 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.4 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Graphics type: Switchable
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 3000
  • Base discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce GT 525M
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 1 GB

GPU (base)

  • Discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce GT 525M
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 2 GB

GPU (max)

  • Base RAM size: 6 GB
  • Max. config RAM size: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1333 MHz

Memory

  • Options: HDD (7200RPM)
  • Base drive type: HDD (7200RPM)
  • Base drive capacity: 500 GB
  • Max. config HDD: 700 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, xD, MMC

Storage

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

Optical Drive

  • Speakers: 2

Audio

  • Effective pixels: 1.3 megapixels

Webcam

  • Ambient light: Yes

Sensors

  • USB 3.0: 2
  • Combo eSATA / USB: 1
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • Mini DisplayPort: 1
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm headphone: 1
  • 3.5mm line-in / microphone: 1

Port options

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11a
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 3.0

Connectivity

  • Size: 64 Wh
  • Chemistry: Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted time: 8.2 hr

Battery

  • PCMarkVantage: 7303
  • 3DMarkVantage (GPU): 3804
  • 3DMarkVantage (IGP): 1926
  • Just Cause 2: 24.95
  • The Verge Battery Test: 4 hours 36 minutes

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