Earlier this month, computer manufacturer Dell released a video designed to keep users wanting for more. The video featured what is already being labeled as Dell’s reply to Apple’s MacBook Air: the XPS 15z.
This laptop is supposed to be a continuation of Dell’s Adamo line, which has already been discontinued. This continuation, however, just might hold a lot of promise. Details are rather sparse – in keeping with the theme of doling out bits of information, I suppose – but we know that the laptop will be 15.6 inches and that the whole idea is to go for a streamlined and sleek look. As for the thickness (or thinness, maybe) of the laptop, no concrete numbers have been mentioned, although statements such as the XPS 15z will be “the thinnest laptop in its class” are being thrown around. Since we know that the Adamo was 0.65 inches thick, it is perhaps safe to assume that the XPS 15z will be thinner than that?
Also, rumor has it that the XPS 15z is built around Intel’s Sandy Bridge Core i5 and Core i7 processors. That ought to address concerns that Dell’s new offering might prove to be a disappointment in terms of performance, which was the case with the now dead Adamo.
Oh, the price? Somewhere below the $1,000 mark.
Aside from this information, Dell is being rather tight-lipped about the whole thing. You can’t really blame them, what with the extremely rough competition these days. Anyhow, see the video for yourself below.
Having seen the video and having read all the available details, would you say that Dell is successful in trying to build up hype for its ultra-thin laptop? I have to be honest and say that I found the video to be underwhelming. Sure, I’d love to see what they come up with, but only because I want to know if there is finally a worthy Windows-based laptop to compare the Mac to.