A new Ultrabook has quietly gone live within Dell’s world. The DellUltrabook is showing in Dell stores across Australia and Asia and is a little bit confusing. It’s at the 21mm limit for 14” Ultrabooks and it weighs a relatively heavy, no, very heavy, 2.37KG. Base pricing is coming in at the equivalent of about 1000 US dollars depending on the country. There’s nothing that special about 14z
Update: We hit the nail on the head…. See below.
The Dellis built on Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7 configuration. 8GB of RAM and a 500GB drive long with the DVD drive hint at work-horse scenarios.
- 2nd Gen Intel® Core™ i3-2367M Processor
- Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
- Memory4GB DDR3 1600Mhz
- Hard Drive 500GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive with 32G mSATA Hard Drive
- Display: 14.0″ HD WLED TrueLife (1366×768)
- Video Card: Intel® HD Graphics 3000/4000 (3000 for i3 and 4000 for i5/i7 processor)
- Optical Drive: 9.5mm SATA tray load DVD+/-RW
- Primary Battery: 6-cell 44Whr Internal Battery
Our opinion: Dell have pushed this out wit a view to offering a massive global back-to-school discount offering in July/August. The Inspiron 14z would fit the bill well at $599 (with a $499 AMD Trinity Option?) otherwise it might have a bit of a problem in the market.
Update: Posted within minutes of this, Dell announces the 14z as a back-to-school Ultrabook at $699. A 13″ version (not an Ultrabook) will sell for $600. Engagdet.