Dell teaser video shows new ultrathin laptop

The notebook is expected to be officially named XPS 15z, takes design cues from Apple’s MacBook Pro

Back in February, we reported on the discontinuation of the thin-and-light Dell Adamo lineup. Ever since then, numerous leaks have been coming in at a steady pace about a successor to the failed Adamo series, and today we can finally get an official glimpse of what Dell has in store next for the ultrathin market.

The official Dell Facebook page has released a short teaser video on the upcoming laptop as well as some close-up shots of the chassis. Since this is only a teaser meant to build up anticipation for the notebook, there isn’t a whole lot of new information regarding the specs, price, or expected release. Fortunately, a closer look at the video has revealed some interesting facts.

Between the 8- to 9-second mark, one can spot the official name of the notebook, “XPS 15z.” The name is spot-on with a leak reported last week, which also claimed that the notebook will be 15.6-inches with Intel Sandy Bridge processor options. As it stands, the new notebook will be part of the XPS lineup and will not be branching off into its own separate class.

Beyond the naming scheme, Dell has obviously taken some cues from Apple when designing the thin laptop. Its uni-body makeup, smooth silver finish, slot-loading optical drive, and overall minimalistic approach in structure will scream comparisons with the MacBook Pro upon release. Still, that is not to say the design is unfavorable, as it sure looks attractive. Until Dell decides to publish the much-awaited specs and prices, check out the video and gallery of the new notebook below.

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Allen Ngo, 2011-05-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.