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Dell XPS 15z XPS15z-72ELS Laptop (Elemental Silver)

by Dell
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  • Intel Core i5 Processor 2.3GHz
  • 6GB DDR3 RAM
  • 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Screen, NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M 1GB
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
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Product Description

Product Description

Movies, games, music and Web chat come to life with amazing visuals and incredible sound - all powered by the latest Intel processors. Its top-of-the-line adaptable speed and responsiveness make the 2nd-generation Intel Core processors the ideal choice for visibly smart performance.

The thinnest 15-inch PC on the planet, the Dell XPS 15z (model XPS15z-72ELS) delivers the power you need while keeping things light (just 5-1/2 pounds) and easily portable. Housed in a luxurious, eye-catching, and elegantly crafted case that's less than an inch thick, it features a backlit keyboard with adjustable brightness. Rounded contours and precision-crafted lines give XPS 15z the illusion of floating just above every surface. It also offers a smooth-textured, comfort-designed palmrest and touchpad.

Dell XPS 15z
The Dell XPS 15z brings unmatched sophistication and uncompromising power to your mobile computing.


Dell XPS 15z
Less than 1 inch thin.

It's powered by a second-generation Intel Core i5 dual-core processor ("Sandy Bridge"), which provides breakthrough digital media management, content creation, and 3D gaming capabilities. And you'll enjoy a rich set of new features for a stunning and seamless visual PC experience with no additional hardware. It's complemented by NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M graphics with 1 GB of dedicated DDR3 video memory and NVIDIA Optimus technology.

This Dell laptop features two speedy USB 3.0 ports--the latest development in USB data transfer technology. Perfect for transferring and retrieving large files between your PC and an external hard drive or digital camera, USB 3.0 offers the speediest, most efficient way get what you need from external devices. (It also comes with a combo eSATA/USB 2.0 port, plus the two USB 3.0 ports are backward compatible.)

You also get Dell's innovative Stage software, which provides a one-stop entertainment hub. Download movies, play games, listen to your favorite songs, and stream radio stations with RadioTime. Connect with friends on social networks, and view their Facebook and Flickr photos together in a real-time photo stream (learn more below).


  • 15.6-inch high-definition LED-backlit display with 1366 x 768-pixel resolution for native HD 720p display. It also provides TrueLife high-gloss/anti-reflective technology, which features a sharp contrast finish that's well suited to immersive 3D games and watching videos.


    Dell XPS 15z
    From its anodized aluminum case to its backlit chiclet keyboard, XPS 15z blends classic craftsmanship with contemporary design (see larger image).


    Dell XPS 15z
    Enjoy crystal clear HD 720 resolution (see larger image).
    Intel Core i5 Sandy Bridge
  • 2.30 GHz Intel Core i5-2410m "Sandy Bridge" dual-core processor for smart performance with a speed boost (2.9 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology; 3 MB L3 cache). Intel's Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 maximizes speed for demanding applications, dynamically accelerating performance to match your workload--providing more performance when you need it the most. And Intel's Hyper-Threading Technology enables each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking. It also comes equipped with Intel Quick Sync Video, which provides accelerated encoding, decoding, and transcoding features (for converting video for portable players or online sharing).
  • 500 GB SATA hard drive (7200 RPM)
  • 6 GB installed RAM (DDR3)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M with 1 GB of dedicated DDR3 video memory delivers great performance and great battery life. NVIDIA Optimus technology automatically transitions between NVIDIA graphics and Intel Integrated Graphics, seamlessly and in the background, whether you're watching a movie, surfing the web, or playing a 3D game.
  • 8x multi-format DVD drive supports reading/writing of CD-R/RW, DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD±R DL, and DVD-RAM.
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks (plus backwards compatibility with older wireless routers).
  • Next-generation Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity provides faster throughput while minimizing on power requirements. It's compatible with new Bluetooth 3.0-enabled devices as well as backward compatible with older Bluetooth-enabled peripherals such as printers and cell phones.
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • 1.3-megapixel HD webcam (1280 x 720-pixel resolution) with single digital microphone.
  • Spill-resistant chiclet-style keyboard
  • Touchpad with multi-touch gestures
  • 8-cell battery
  • Measures 15.15 x 10.25 x 0.97 inches (WxDxH)
  • Weighs 5.54 pounds
  • Warranty: 1-year limited hardware warranty; 24/7 phone support

Connectivity & Expansion

  • 2 USB 3.0 ports for ultra-fast data transfer (1 front, 1 rear) with up to 10x the speed of USB 2.0 (and is backward compatible with your USB 2.0 peripherals). Download a 25 GB HD movie in just 70 seconds, and even charge your USB devices when your laptop is on sleep, hibernate, or off.
  • 1 eSATA/USB 2.0 combo port that enables you to connect to compatible external hard drives for lightning fast transfers of large multimedia files--up to 5 times faster than via a standard USB port. And this PowerShare USB port can charge devices even when laptop is off.
  • HDMI port for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable.
  • DisplayPort video output is the newest monitor interface supporting today's digital graphics and LCD technologies
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
  • Multi-format memory card reader including compatibility with Secure Digital (SD), Hi-Capacity Secure Digital (SDHC), Hi-Density Secure Digital (SDHD), Multi Media Card (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS Pro), and xD Picture Card (xD)
  • 1 headphone, 1 microphone

What's in the Box

This package contains the Dell Inspiron XPS15z-72ELS notebook PC, AC adapter, rechargeable battery, and printed documentation.

Included Software

McAfee SecurityCenter with Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Firewall (6-month subscription); Microsoft Office Starter 2010

Dell Support Center

The centrally located, easy-to-use Dell Support Center application offers provides personalized support resources. Conveniently located on your PC's desktop with quick links to service, support and system resources. You'll be able to keep your system up-to-date and running efficiently through automated fixes for common configuration issues.

Dell DataSafe Online

This optional online backup service (additional charges applicable) offers data protection by enabling you to back up data to a safe, remote storage site using a broadband connection. Dell DataSafe Online is designed to be easy, flexible and secure. After setup, it will automatically back up data and help protect against software, hardware and catastrophic failure.

Stage software
Dell's innovative Stage multimedia software.

The Stage That Sets Itself

Dell Stage delivers the things that matter to you right to your desktop, with your most recent content always front and center. Seamlessly toggle between your favorite applications (photos, videos, music, Web pages and more) with ease, all from Stage's sleek, movie-reel style interface.

With Stage, you can easily edit and crop your photos, then share them with family and friends on Facebook or Flickr--no extra software required. Want to find that song you love? MusicStage lets you search your music collection by artist, title or even genre. And when you're ready to share your home movies, PhotoStage makes it easy to play and upload video files to Facebook.

When you buy a Dell system equipped with Stage software, you get a one-stop entertainment hub. Download movies, play games, listen to your favorite songs and stream radio stations with RadioTime. Connect with friends on social networks, and view their Facebook and Flickr photos together in a real-time photo stream. Stage delivers the things you need, right where you need them.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

The Best Entertainment Experience On Your PC

Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, and rewind TV or record it to watch whenever and wherever you want. For the best entertainment experience, choose a PC with Windows 7.

Windows 7
Peek behind open windows to get a quick look at your desktop (see larger image).

Windows 7: Your PC Simplified

Simplifies everyday tasks, works the way you want, and makes new things possible.

  • Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek, and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
  • Creating a home network has never been easier. You can even share files and printers with all the PCs with Windows 7 on the network.
  • Find virtually anything on your PC--from documents to songs to email--just by typing a word or two with Windows Search.
  • Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker.
  • Watch, pause, rewind and record TV with Windows Media Center to watch whenever and where ever you want*.


Windows Live

Create, Connect and Share with Windows Live

Windows 7 and Windows Live bring it all together for free. Get the free set of programs that make it simple to create and share amazing photos and movies, organize mail, and stay connected with your closest friends.

  • Get 25 GB of free online storage with Windows Live SkyDrive.
  • Sync files on your PCs automatically with Windows Live Mesh.
  • Share photos during video chats with Windows Live**
  • Easily edit photos and combine the best parts of multiple photos into one perfect photo with Photo Fuse.

Windows Live is available for free at

Complete your PC Experience with Microsoft Office 2010

  • Microsoft Office Starter 2010 includes reduced functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel with advertising. (Note that PowerPoint or Outlook are not included.)
  • Purchase Office 2010 today and get the most out of your new PC.

* Additional hardware may be required. Not available in all countries. (See for more information.)
** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.

Product Information

Expand all Collapse all Technical Details
Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1336 x 768 pixels
Processor2.3 GHz Intel Core i5
Hard Drive500 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorNVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
Chipset BrandIntel
Card DescriptionGT 525M
Graphics Card Ram Size1024 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Brand NameDell
Item model numberXPS15z-72ELS
Operating SystemWindows 7;
Item Weight6 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H10.40 x 1.30 x 15 inches
Color Elemental Silver
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDual layer DVD Burner
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery Typelithium_ion
Power SourceAC
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #32,550 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight12.2 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First AvailableJune 15, 2011
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Customer Reviews

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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By I'm a PC on September 15, 2011
Bought this system based on a friend's recommendation who works for Dell. Also was a strong Dell loyalist for over 10 years because my previous laptops were all Dell. Unfortunately my experience with this system has been fraught with troubles.

My new laptop arrived and setup was a breeze. However within a week the batter stopped charging and was disabled. After hrs on the phone with Dell and everyone assuring me this was a unique problem, they sent me a new system. guess what same problem 10 days later. Another 2 days on the phone with their customer service folks in Hyderabad who kept trying to fix the problem. Ultimately they sent in a technician who replaced the battery and the system has been working fine since then. They extended my warrant by 4 months to compensate me for my troubles- i guess i should have just bought a refurbished one which is what I essentially got for buying their top of the line laptop.

Now a month later, the wireless card has started acting up. If I step into a room away from where the router sits, it randomly disconnects and tries to connect. Its disconnected 90% of the time. Funny thing is I have a 6 year old Dell Inspiron which works fine and streams video movies without once dropping the signal sitting right next to this machine. I've tried new wireless routers but the problem persists. Called their customer service and they claim it is a software issue without even looking at it and want to charge me to troubleshoot the problem. Dell's service was one thing going for them- but i'm afraid that has started to suck too now.

I would strongly discourage anyone from buying this unless you enjoy being on the phone with a service technician being bumped from hardware to wireless to software to XPS support teams.Other than that it seems like a pretty decent machine that looks sleek, works well when no issues.
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful By D. Dell on July 6, 2011
I have owned several brands of laptops in all different size screens, but I have mostly stayed with Dell. I opted for all the bells and whistles on this one such as a higher resolution 1080 and the Core i7. Therefore, the configuration is higher end than the one listed here. But, basically it is the same computer. This XPS 15z is by far the best one I have had to date. I might add that I also have a MacBook Pro 15 inch. Both computers have their good points, but overall I prefer this Dell XPS.

The design is similar to the MBP, yet keeps a distinctive style. The keys on the keyboard are well spaced and the key travel works just fine and I find it easy to use. And of course, the backlit keyboard really comes in handy. I have had this feature before and love it. The screen resolution and brightness is fantastic, very sharp and clear. The speed is, well, fast. What else can I say. Everything just zips right along. The sound quality is above average for a laptop. The large touchpad is well placed and also easy to use.

I really cannot fault this computer at all. Even though nothing is perfect, I have yet to find anything I don't like. I am just not the type that will complain about the cup holders in a Lexus. That is pointless.

If you want a high end laptop, then I highly recommend this Dell XPS 15z. Give it a try and see for yourself.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By G. Syal on December 6, 2011
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I bought this laptop in 07/11 when it was newly launched. I must admit that the looks got me. Dont get me wrong, its a decent laptop. Sleek looks, good display, light weight and decent battery had it all going for it. Until one day, out of the blue, when I got a message while starting it up "the battery has been temporarily disabled. Please turn off your computer and try it again when the unit is at operational temperature". Initially, I thought that the system might have gotten overheated, but with a surrounding temperature of <40 F, it didnt seem very convincing. I unplugged the AC adapted and boom...the laptop goes blank. It never worked without the AC adapter (just on battery power) after that. Basically, after searching online, I found out that other owners of this laptop have had the same problem with the battery. Dell doesnt have a good answer for it as of now and ends up replacing the battery or battery + motherboard to solve the problem. They are not certain if replacing parts is actually the solution. I spend a few hours with the Dell tech support and realized that I would have to send the laptop to a Dell depot as my warranty didnt cover them sending a technician on site. To sum up, I am gonna have to be without a laptop for at least 2 weeks because the company didnt want to make an exception of sending someone on site despite it being a inherent defect in the laptop hardware/software.

I am not certain how it is gonna work after it comes back from the depot but I will keep my fingers crossed.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Bromor on March 23, 2012
I bought this laptop for use at college and moderate gaming while traveling. The price and specifications were just fine, however buyers beware! Upon receiving the first unit it worked for about a week until the ram needed to be replaced. Since this unit has no back panel, the technician had to completely remove the back case and in doing so snapped it because of its awkward design. Dell sent a new one. Unfortunately that one had graphics card problems and Dell sent the wrong parts when asked to replace it. It took 2 weeks and several different trips to fix. I would never recommend this product to anyone. Wayyy too many problems, overheating is also an issue as is the short battery life. Drivers are a pain to re-install if you want to do a clean system wipe.
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