The Dell Inspiron 15z is a thin and light notebook laptop from Dell’s Inspiron range of creatively designed notebooks. It can be personalized with a choice of Obsidian Black or bright Cherry Red. It is also the slimmer version of the Dell Inspiron 15. The Dell Inspiron 15z runs on a genuine Windows 7 operating system and features a 15 inch Hi-def display with an aspect ratio of 16:9. Besides that, it also has 802.11 g/n and optional Bluetooth technology that allows you to stay connected wherever you are. In terms of design, the Dell Inspiron 15z is able to fit into most bags with room to spare as it has an ultra mobile slim physique that is packed full of necessary features, making it suitable for frequent travellers. The Dell Inspiron 15z is able to provide up to 8 hours and 7 minutes of battery life with the 6-cell battery. Besides that, it also allows you to watch DVDs using the standard optical drive. The Dell Inspiron 15z operates on Intel’s ultra low voltage processors.
The Dell Inspiron 15z measures 380.0 mm x 26.3 mm (front) ~ 29.2 mm (back) x 247.9 mm (W x H x D) in dimension and weighs approximately 2.30 kg including a 14 inch DVD +/- RW optical drive and its provided 4-cell battery. Externally accessible ports and slots include three USB 2.0 compliant ports, an Integrated network connector that is compatible with 10/ 100/ 1000 LAN (RJ45), VGA Port, HDMI Port, AC adapter connector, two audio jacks consisting of one line-out and mic-in, and a 7-in-1 media card reader. Besides that, the Dell Inspiron 15z also has wireless capabilities including Wi-Fi consisting of Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth Internal (2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate), Dell Wireless 1397 802.11g Half mini-card (STD), and Intel Wi-Fi Link 5100 (802.11 a/g/ draft-N) Half Mini card, as well as Bluetooth Internal 2.0 Mini card. There is also a 1.3 mega pixel integrated web camera situated right above the display with dual digital array microphones. The Dell Inspiron 15z is powered by a four cell battery that can provide a battery life of up to 4 hours and 23 minutes with Express charge. Alternatively, it can also be powered using a 6 cell battery with Express Charge that can provide up to 8 hours and 7 minutes of battery life, or even a nine cell battery that can provide up to 10 hours and 10 minutes of battery life. Besides that, the Dell Inspiron 15z also has a tray-load type optical drive for DVD+/- RW. In terms of storage, the Dell Inspiron 15z has a built-in internal hard disk drive with 7200 RPM and can support a maximum capacity of 500 GB. In terms of audio features, the Dell Inspiron 15z has two 2W plus SRS software. There is also a HD WLED TrueLife LCD display that measures 15.6 inches diagonally with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. In terms of graphics, the Dell Inspiron 15z incorporates an Intel GMA X4500HD (STD) and a 512 MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD4330 Graphics card. The Dell Inspiron 15z operates on an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor and incorporates an Intel GS 45 chipset. The Dell Inspiron 15z runs on a genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit operating system. In terms of system memory, the Dell Inspiron 15z can support up to 6 GB of 1067 MHz DDR3 SDRAM.
“The 15z is thinner, lighter, and more energy efficient than the standard 15.6” Inspiron 15, which is, on the other side, more affordable with its base price of $399.” (Laptoping, 2009)