Pros

  • Speedy, modern hardware and features
  • Sleek, sturdy design

Cons

  • GPU is a bit limited at the high price range
  • "Splendid Color" oversaturates the display

At A Glance

If every Dell laptop were this good in both build and design, the company's reputation among consumers would be completely restored.

Manufacturer’s Description

The computer you need inside the laptop you want

Starting at only 5.54 lbs (2.51 kg), the incredibly thin, superportable XPS 15z will keep you on the go for up to 8 hours.

Unmatched sophistication

From its anodized aluminum case to its backlit chiclet keyboard, XPS 15z blends classic craftsmanship with contemporary design. It's a difference you can truly feel.

Incredibly thin and portable

Just 0.97" (24.68mm) at its thickest point, XPS 15z is the thinnest 15" PC on the planet. It's also incredibly tough and lightweight, built to keep up with you every day.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number X15Z-6735ELS
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2200 mAh
Maximum Battery Run Time 8.36 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Audio Line In Yes
Audio Line Out Yes
eSATA/USB Combo Yes
DisplayPort Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 15.60 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode Full HD
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Backlight Technology LED
Switchable Graphics Yes
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA, Intel
Graphics Controller Model GeForce GT 525M, HD 3000
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 2 GB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Dedicated, Shared
Wi-Di Technology Yes
Storage
Storage Size 750 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 7200
Hard Drive Configuration 1 x 750 GB
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Dell, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number X15Z-6735ELS
UPC Code 884116069126
Brand Name Dell
Product Name XPS 15z Notebook
Marketing Information The computer you need inside the laptop you want

Starting at only 5.54 lbs (2.51 kg), the incredibly thin, superportable XPS 15z will keep you on the go for up to 8 hours.

Unmatched sophistication

From its anodized aluminum case to its backlit chiclet keyboard, XPS 15z blends classic craftsmanship with contemporary design. It's a difference you can truly feel.

Incredibly thin and portable

Just 0.97" (24.68mm) at its thickest point, XPS 15z is the thinnest 15" PC on the planet. It's also incredibly tough and lightweight, built to keep up with you every day.

Product Model X15Z-6735ELS
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.dell.com
Product Line XPS
Product Series 15z
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Input Output (SDIO), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick XC, xD-Picture Card
Standard Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1333/PC3-10600
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • XPS 15z Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
Wireless LAN Model Centrino Advanced-N 6230
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11 a/g/n
Wimax No
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 3.0
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.0"
Width 15.2"
Depth 10.3"
Weight (Approximate) 88.64 oz
Color Elemental Silver
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Speakers Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i7
Processor Model i7-2620M
Processor Speed 2.70 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 4 MB
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model HM67 Express
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Keyboard Backlight Yes
Pointing Device Type TouchPad
TouchPad Features Multi-touch Gesture

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 134.0
Battery
Battery Life 5:19   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 218.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 305.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 162.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 284.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 296.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 343.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 176.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 223.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 173.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 14.4   Watts
Sleep power usage 1.2   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.0   Watt hours
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 137.74   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 112.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 57.54   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 103.28   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 91.81   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 48.14   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 41.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 33.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 18.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 67.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 57.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 36.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 50.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 39.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 21.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 114.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 88.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 43.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 21.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 16.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Stalker 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 13.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 264.0