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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
Information
Gossen Mavo-Monitor
Maximum: 286 cd/m²
Average: 258.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 79 %
Center on Battery: 282 cd/m²
Black: 0.55 cd/m²
Contrast: 513:1
PC Mark
PCMark Vantage8238 points
PCMark 72633 points
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3D Mark
3DMark 06
 1280x1024
7392 points
3DMark Vantage3891 points
3DMark 11901 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
audible
50 dB
loud
 
min: , med: , max:    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 / Standby 0.2 / 0.8 Watt
Idle 9.1 / 13.4 / 14.2 Watt
Load 61.4 / 94.4 Watt
 
Key: min: , med: , max:         Voltcraft VC 940

Gallery

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

Specifications

Dell XPS 15z

:: Processor
:: Mainboard
Intel HM65
:: Memory
8192 MB, manufacturer: Samsung, DDR3 1333MHz, 2x4096MB, max. 8GB, 2 slots
:: Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M - 2048 MB, Core: 600 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, ForceWare 267.21
:: Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, AUO30ED, diagonal: 40 centimeters, LED, glossy: yes
:: Harddisk
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, 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 ), 3.0 Bluetooth, optional
:: Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GS30N
:: Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25 x 385 x 260
:: Weight
2.54 kg Power Supply: 0.45 kg
:: Battery
64 Wh Lithium-Polymer, not removable
:: Price
999 Euro
:: Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
:: Additional features
Webcam: 1.3 Megapixel, 12 Months Warranty, Color: silver

 

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