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Preview: Dell XPS 15z Notebook in test

J. Simon Leitner (translated by Martina Osztovits), 05/24/2011

Premium? A long time rumors about the succession of the slim Adamo series flew thick and fast. Now, we know the official answer: Adamo turns into Dell XPS -z. The 15-inch model of the new slim aluminium laptops is already under review. Here are the first results.

Display

279
cd/m²
286
cd/m²
263
cd/m²
249
cd/m²
282
cd/m²
244
cd/m²
231
cd/m²
226
cd/m²
268
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Gossen Mavo-Monitor
Maximum: 286 cd/m² Average: 258.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 79 %
Center on Battery: 282 cd/m²
Contrast: 513:1 (Black: 0.55 cd/m²)
PCMark Vantage Result
8238 points
PCMark 7 Score
2633 points
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3DMark 06 Standard
7392 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
3891 points
3DMark 11 Performance
901 points
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Emissions

Noise Level

Idle
34.6 / 34.6 / 34.6 dB(A)
HDD
34.9 dB(A)
DVD
38.8 / dB(A)
Load
43.3 / 48.4 dB(A)
 
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Voltcraft sl-300 (15 cm distance)

Temperature rise

Max. Load
 46.6 °C45.7 °C34.1 °C 
 41.8 °C41.4 °C30.8 °C 
 37.1 °C34.4 °C28.1 °C 
Maximum: 46.6 °C
Average: 37.8 °C
33.4 °C43.1 °C41.7 °C
30.9 °C38.6 °C39.4 °C
28.9 °C32.1 °C36.8 °C
Maximum: 43.1 °C
Average: 36.1 °C
Power Supply (max.)  55.6 °C | Room Temperature 23.1 °C | Raytek Raynger ST

Battery Life

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
8h 31min
WiFi Surfing
6h 00min
DVD
4h 55min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 19min
Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.2 / 0.8 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 9.1 / 13.4 / 14.2 Watt
Load midlight 61.4 / 94.4 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Voltcraft VC 940

Gallery

Dell XPS 15z
In Review: Dell XPS 15z
In Review: Dell XPS 15z

Specifications

Dell XPS 15z (XPS Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M - 2048 MB, Core: 600 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, ForceWare 267.21
Memory
8192 MB 
, manufacturer: Samsung, DDR3 1333MHz, 2x4096MB, max. 8GB, 2 slots
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, AUO30ED, diagonal: 40 centimeters, LED, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel HM65
Storage
Seagate Momentus 7200.5 ST9750420AS, 750 GB 
, 7200 rpm, Momentus 7200.5
Soundcard
Intel Cougar Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 eSata, Audio Connections: headphone, microphone, Card Reader: 9in1 (SD, SDIO, SDXC, SDHC, MS, MS Pro, MMC, MSXC, xD), RJ45
Networking
Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 3.0, optional
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GS30N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25 x 385 x 260 ( = 0.98 x 15.16 x 10.24 in)
Battery
64 Wh Lithium-Polymer, not removable
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1.3 Megapixel
Additional features
12 Months Warranty, Color: silver
Weight
2.54 kg ( = 89.6 oz / 5.6 pounds), Power Supply: 450 g ( = 15.87 oz / 0.99 pounds)
Price
999 Euro

 

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J. Simon Leitner, 2011-05-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)