Dell’s Premium Laptop Offering Gets Launched – The Dell XPS 14

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Published on February 13, 2012 with No Comments

The XPS brand has always been Dell’s premium products. They usually feature high quality materials and high-end components. Today, Dell introduced its latest 14″ laptop, XPS 14.

The XPS 14 features the same high quality materials such as anodized aluminum and magnesium alloy. While the XPS 14 is not ultrabook thin, it’s still is less-than-an-inch thick. The chiclet keyboard is also backlit so that you can work in low light conditions. Dell also emphasized its edge-to-edge 14″ display. This makes the XPS 14 smaller than most 14″ laptops as they have managed to fit that size display into a size of most 13″ laptops. Speaking of the display, the display on the Dell XPS 14 features WLED (1366×768 resolution) with TrueLife and at 200 nit brightness.

The Dell XPS 14 comes in two flavors with either an Intel Core i5-2450M running at 2.5GHz and up to 3.1GHz with TurboBoost or an Intel Core i7-2640 running at 2.8GHz and up to 3.5GHz with TurboBoost. All the other components such as 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD, Nvidia GeForce 520M with 1GB VRAM, and optical disc drive come as standard. It also comes with Windows 7 Home Premium out of the box. With an 8-cell battery, battery life could last all day.

The Dell XPS 14 is already available at the Dell Concept Stores and retails for PhP 65,150 for the i5 model and PhP69,590 for the i7 model.

Press Release:

Dell today unveiled its XPS 14z laptop, one of the thinnest fully featured 14-inch laptops featuring an internal optical drive and discrete graphics option. The latest in a series of thin-and-powerful solutions from Dell that include thin laptops, desktops and accessories, the XPS 14z delivers performance that impresses and design that inspires. Professionals now can power through their day at work and kick back at night to take advantage of the system’s HD screen to watch movies or video.

A performance laptop that includes all the powerful features professionals want – and helps them look good in the process – the XPS 14z is available with second-generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, an HD WLED display for great entertainment experiences, a slot-load optical drive and NVIDIA graphics option. The XPS 14z is a sleek laptop with a compact design that measures in at less than an inch thin. The unique design also maximizes screen size, delivering a 14-inch screen in a 13-inch form factor.

The XPS 14z is the latest member of Dell’s portfolio of thin-and-powerful solutions, and the second such solution in the XPS family, joining the successful XPS 15z laptop. Dell’s thin-and-powerful solutions now include the Inspiron 13z laptop, Inspiron 14z laptop, and the Inspiron One all-in-one computer that are ideal solutions for parents and students, as well as the Vostro V131 laptop for small businesses. All solutions are designed to deliver impressive performance in beautiful packages.

Get More: A 14-inch Display in a 13-inch Body
Well-designed and well-built, the XPS 14z is the classic example of style and substance. Customers will get more with this laptop: more screen size, and surprising portability for such a fully-loaded laptop.

The 14-inch HD display easily fits into a 13-inch laptop form factor –while offering 10 percent more viewing area than a 13.3” display. And starting at just 4.36 pounds , less than an inch thin, and up to six hours, 42 minutes of battery life , it also has the easy portability of a 13-inch laptop. The XPS 14z’s uncompromising performance helps busy professionals achieve their personal and professional pursuits – and look good while doing it. The XPS 14z is visually striking, with a slim, yet powerful form synonymous with innovation. Its anodized-aluminum finish is stylish and sophisticated, and the latch-less design is simple, yet elegant.

“The XPS 14z delivers what professionals want – raw power paired with a stunning, sophisticated design that signals ‘I’ve arrived’,” said Chris Papa, Country Manager, Consumer and Small Business, Dell Philippines. “The XPS 14z is specifically engineered to help our customers do more in their personal and professional lives – and it advances our industry-leading vision for thin-and-powerful solutions that deliver performance without compromise.”

“When Dell looks at innovation and product development, we start with the customer. For us, it’s about delivering the right feature-set and design to provide the best user experience for our customers,” said Sam Burd, vice president of Dell’s Consumer and Small/Medium Business product group. “With the XPS 14z, our challenge was to build a laptop that provided customers the performance and portability that they need, with the design and finish they desire.”

Dell XPS laptops also come with the Dell Stage user interface, which offers one-click access to favorite content including music, photos and video. SyncUP powered by Nero can keep content and personal information synched with other Stage-enabled Dell PCs and mobile devices within a home Wi-Fi network.

Detailed Information:

  • Thin laptop PC (0.9”/23mm) with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium; anodized aluminum and magnesium alloy palmrest in dark gray
  • 2nd-generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 Dual Core processor choices
  • Standard HD (720p) WLED with TrueLife and edge-to-edge glass (1366×768)
  • Fast NVIDIA graphics option including NVIDIA Optimus technology:
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M with 1GB graphics memory
  • 8GB dual channel DDR3 1333Mhz memory options
  • Fast 7200RPM hard disk storage, from 500GB up to 750GB; 256GB SSD drive option
  • Built-in Slot load DVD +/- RW (reads & writes to CD/DVD)
  • Backlit, spill-resistant Chiclet keyboard
  • Built-in Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 802.11 A/G/N and Bluetooth 3.0 wireless connectivity
  • Intel Wireless Display-ready
  • Up to six hours, 42 minutes of battery life with 8-cell battery
  • USB 3.0 (1), USB 2.0 (1), HDMI 1.4 (1), RJ-45 (1), Mini Display-Port and microphone/audio connectors
  • Built-in 1.3MP HD Webcam with dual array digital microphones and stereo speakers
  • Next generation Dell Stage software for fast, easy access to content like music, videos and photos
  • Dimensions: Height: 0.9” (23mm) / Width: 13.19” (335mm) / Depth 9.21” (234mm); Weight: starting at 4.36lbs (1.98 kg)

Availability and Pricing:
The XPS 14z laptop is available today in select retail stores nationwide at a starting price of Php 65,150.00 (with Intel Core i5) and Php 69,590.00 (with Intel Core i7).