Dell on Tuesday unveiled a new flagship ultra-thin laptop XPS 14z, whose thinness (0.9 inches) and low price ($999) could pit it as a formidable rival of Apple's MacBook Pro.
The XPS 14z features the second-generation Intel Core i5 / i7 processors, an HD WLED display for great entertainment experiences, a slot-load optical drive and NVIDIA graphics option. Its unique design maximizes screen size, delivering a 14-inch screen in a 13-inch form factor.
The XPS 14z delivers what professionals want - raw power paired with a stunning, sophisticated design that signals 'I've arrived', said Steve Felice, president of Dell's Consumer and Small/Medium Business group. 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.
Meanwhile, Apple on Monday refreshed its MacBook Pro lineup with new processors and graphics chips.
The 13-inch version is available with a dual-core processor, a 2.4 GHz Core i5 or a 2.8 GHZ Core i7 CPU. The 15-inch version comes with either a quad-core 2.2 GHz i7 or a 2.4 GHz i7 CPU, while the 17-inch version offers only a 2.4 GHz i7 CPU.
Which device will beat the other? Following is a comparison of specs of Dell XPS 14z and MacBook Pro. It may help you to understand better which of the two is better.
Dell XPS 14z
Windows 7 Home Premium
Mac OS X Lion
Second Gen. Intel Core i5
and i7 Dual-core processor
2.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
2.8Ghz dual-core Intel Core i7
500GB to 700GB (7200rpm), 256SSD
500GB, 750GB (5400rpm)
14-inch HD LED-backlit
13.3-inch HD LED-backlit
Up to 6 hours and 42 min
Up to 7 hours
Starts from $999
Starts from $1,199
6GB DDR3 (up to 8GB)
4GB DDR3 (up to 8GB)
802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth 3.0
802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth 2.1
USB 3.0, 2.0, HDMI, Mini Display
USB 2.0, Firewire, Thunderbolt
Intel Integrated Graphics, or
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M with 1GB graphics memory
Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor with 384 MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory
Dell XPS 14z is the obvious winner because it is thinner and bears a lower price tag