Dell XPS 14z official

Dell has outed its latest notebook, the Dell XPS 14z, a 14-inch notebook that manages to squeeze its 1366 x 768 display into space that would normally only accommodate a 13-inch panel. Set to go on sale in North America on November, and follow on in the UK come November 15, the XPS 14z has a choice of Sandy Bridge Core i5 and i7 processors, NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M 1GB graphics (with Optimus switching), up to 8GB of DDR3 memory (4GB standard) and a slot-loading DVD burner.

There's also a choice of up to 750GB 7,200rpm hard-drives or a 256GB SSD, along with WiFi a/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0. Intel WiDi is supports, along with up to six hours and 49 minutes of runtime with the 8-cell battery. That's all in something that measures a compact 0.9 x 13.19 x 9.21 inches and weighs 4.36 pounds, made from anodized aluminum and magnesium alloy.

The XPS 14z follows its 15-inch sibling, the XPS 15z, which itself offered the sort of display size you'd expect on a larger notebook in a slick aluminum chassis. In the US the Dell XPS 14z will be priced from $999, while in the UK it will be priced from £799.