The Dell XPS 14z L412z is ready to hit the USA market on November 1st, according to an official announcement of the thin 14″ laptop.
The XPS 14z L412z, a smaller sibling of the XPS 15z, is a 0.9-inch thin “super-portable”, weighing 4.36 pounds with a HDD (500 or 750GB 7,200rpm) or 4.12 pounds with a SSD (256GB) drive. It delivers the Intel Core “Sandy Brigde” CPU – up to the i7, maximal 8GB of RAM, the Nvidia GeForce GT 520M 1GB graphics with Optimus technology and ability to display 3D content onto an external monitor, a slot-style DVD writer, and a battery life of up to 6 hours and 42 minutes with its standard 8-cell unit.
It’s not a usual 14-inch notebook, because its packed into a 13.3-inch sized chassis thanks to the thin display frame so you get 10% more viewing area, just like on the Samsung Chronos, Asus U46SV, or Gateway ID. The screen is a 1366×768-pixel panel, with LED backlight and a 200-nit brightness. It’s covered with glass from edge to edge.
The keyboard is chiclet with backlight and can withstand liquid spills, according to the XPS 14z specifications. The keyboard is surrounded by anodized aluminum and the chassis has rounded edges, like on the 15z.
The machine incorporates a 1.3MP web camera, Waves MaxxAudio-branded sound system, optional Intel Wireless Display technlogy, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Gigabit LAN, Bluetooth, and full array of ports and slots, including HDMI and DisplayPort outputs, a USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connector, and a 7-in-1 media card reader.
The XPS 14z L412z will have a base price of $999.