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Dell XPS 15z Ultrathin 15.6″ Notebook Coming Soon With Sexy Curves, USB 3.0 & Sandy Bridge

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We’ve been expecting a new ultrathin notebook from Dell to replace the discontinued Adamo line and it looks like we finally have a name and a first look. The Dell XPS 15z is expected to arrive soon with sexy looks and plenty of power and a 15.6″ display.

Dell XPS 15z

Traditionally, ultrathin notebooks have been held back by low power processors, but this time around we are expecting to see Sandy Bridge Core i5 and Core i7 processors inside a super thin design.

Instead of competing directly with the incredibly crowded 11.6″ or 13.3″ ultraportable notebook line, Dell has decided to focus on delivering a crazy thin 15.6″ notebook in a sexy package. So far we know that the notebook will be made with some “special material”, which appears to be a metal alloy of some type.

Dell XPS 15z speaker grille

The Dell XPS 15z looks like it will come with a user replaceable battery with a push button battery meter and a slot loading DVD drive tucked into a thin package. The teaser video shows us the island style keyboard, likely backlit, and gives us a glimpse of ornately cut speaker grilles which we hope are backing some Dolby Home Theater v4 audio. If you look closely, you will also see what appears to be a pair of USB 3.0 ports.

Dell XPS 15z USB 3.0

Dell hasn’t officially announced any pricing for the Dell XPS 15z, but previous rumors have pointed to a price of under $1,000. If Dell can pull off a 15.6″ ultrathin Sandy Bridge notebook with USB 3.0, premium sound, backlit keyboard and a metal body; well, Dell could have a winner.

Josh Smith is a longtime mobile tech user, currently using a Droid as his primary smartphone. Josh is also an editor at Notebooks.com where he reviews notebooks and other mobile tech. Follow Josh on Twitter @Josh_Smith or email him Josh@Notebooks.com.

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