Dell's two new thin laptops: Inspiron 14z and 15z

Dell's ubiquitous Inspiron line of laptops is getting a few new additions today, with the announcement of the Inspiron 14z and 15z. According to Dell, the "Z" designation for these new systems indicates, "thinner, lighter bodies, and long-lasting power-si

Dell's new Inspiron 15z.

Dell's ubiquitous Inspiron line of laptops is getting a few new additions today, with the announcement of the Inspiron 14z and 15z. According to Dell, the "Z" designation for these new systems indicates, "thinner, lighter bodies, and long-lasting power-sipping batteries."

They also both feature 16:9 1,366x768 widescreen displays, and Intel's Core 2 Solo processors -- which offer much of the battery saving advantages found in low-power chips such as Intel's Atom, but with better performance more suited for a mainstream system.

Specs, according to Dell, include:

  • Both 14-inch (14z) and 15.6-inch (15z) models are about one-inch thick
  • Choice of Intel Core 2 Solo ultra-low voltage Core 2 and Core 2 Duo processors
  • Up to 500 GB, 7,200 RPM hard drives
  • Included DVD drive
  • Up to 8GB DDR3, 1,066MHz
  • Standard Wi-Fi and optional Mobile Broadband
  • Choice of 4-cell (4-hour), 6-cell (8-hour) batteries
  • Express Charge (4- and 6-cell batteries) are 80% recharged in 60 minutes

Both new models are available starting today in black or cherry red, and start at $599.

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