New Dell Inspiron 14z, 15z laptops are thinner, lighter

New Dell Inspiron 14z, 15z laptops are thinner, lighter

Summary: Dell hasn't changed much inside its new Inspiron 14z and 15z notebooks, but outside, the laptops are thinner and lighter. Dell says they're the thinnest Inspiron models to date, about one inch thin and featuring Intel Core Solo 2 ultra-low voltage (ULV) processors.

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Dell hasn't changed much inside its new Inspiron 14z and 15z notebooks, but outside, the laptops are thinner and lighter.

Dell says they're the thinnest Inspiron models to date, about one inch thin and featuring Intel Core Solo 2 ultra-low voltage (ULV) processors.

The duo joins the recently introduced Inspiron 11z.

Specs include:

  • 16:9 displays in 14-inch (14z) and 15.6-inch (15z) models.
  • Choice of Intel Pentium Core 2 Solo ultra-low voltage, Core 2 and Core 2 duo processors.
  • Up to 500 GB, 7,200 RPM hard drives; Included DVD drive.
  • Up to 8GB DDR3, 1,066MHz.
  • Standard Wi-Fi and optional Mobile Broadband.
  • Choice of 4-cell (4-hour) or 6-cell (8-hour) batteries.
  • Express Charge (4- and 6-cell batteries) are 80% recharged in 60 minutes.

The 15z starts at $599 and the 14z starts at $649.

Topics: Processors, Dell, Hardware, Laptops, Mobility

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  • No matte screen and discrete graphics

    Would be a good laptop with matte screen and discrete graphics.
    paul2011
  • RE: New Dell Inspiron 14z, 15z laptops are thinner, lighter

    I'm excited to see how these new CPUs stack up against the Atom.

    http://scottsoapbox.com/
    bmad5
  • RE: New Dell Inspiron 14z, 15z laptops are thinner, lighter

    Competition for Acer Aspire Timelines? Which are great.
    Jim_in_VA
  • RE: New Dell Inspiron 14z, 15z laptops are thinner, lighter

    I foolishly bought a Dell XPS M1330, which looks just like these Inspirons. It's too thin, so the video processor overheated and has been replaced once (yes, I use it on a flat surface with clearance all around). Dell fixed this on my expensive warranty. I expect it to die again because I'm starting to get the same video software messages that preceded the last death. Also, the battery died without any stress placed on it, but Dell made me pay for it. Run away.
    dcconsulting