Dell is following up its MacBook Pro challenger, the 15-inch XPS 15z, with a new 14-inch model called the XPS 14z. The company is touting it as the "world's thinnest fully featured laptop," packing in the latest Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, optical drives, and abundant ports in a 0.9-inch thin chassis.
The XPS 14z features a 14-inch display but has a thin bezel design that fits the display on a footprint traditionally for 13-inch laptops. It's clearly aiming to compete against the 13-inch MacBook Pro and does weigh slightly less at 4.36lbs with a conventional hard drive and 4.12lbs with a solid-state drive.
Configuration options for the XPS 14z are similar to its bigger brother, the 15z, with a choice of either a 2.4GHz Core i5 or 2.8GHz Core i7 processor, dedicated NVIDIA Optimus graphics, and various hard drive selections. The laptop is launching in China today and should be available in the US in the next few weeks. Pricing has not been revealed yet.