Dell tomorrow plans to announce what the company is positioning as the successor to its ultrathin Adamo line.
The 0.97-inch thick XPS 15z can be configured with Intel "Sandy Bridge" Core i5 (2.9GHz) and Core i7 (3.4GHz) processors, a 15.6-inch 1920-by-1080 resolution display (300-nit), and a 750GB 7200RPM hard disk drive.
Constructed from anodized aluminum, it will also be offered with Nvidia GT 525M graphics, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI and Mini DisplayPort ports, a slot-load optical drive, a "spill resistant" back-lit keyboard, Ethernet port, media card reader, and a 1.3MP Webcam with dual array microphones.
As a bonus, the 15z qualifies. Orders can arrive the next day with Dell's "fast ship" option, the company said.
, the 15z is expected to start at $999 with Windows 7 Home Premium.
The Dell Adamo. Launched in March 2009, it competed with Apple's MacBook Air.