Dell has added a thin-and-powerful model to its Inspiron line of laptops, boasting a high-definition (HD) display, the latest Intel Core processors plus high-speed USB 3.0 support, all in a sleek and highly portable chassis.
Available later this month, the Inspiron 14z is aimed at consumers, but could also find favour with some small business customers thanks to its stylish design.
As its name suggests, the new Inspiron has a 14in screen sporting a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, plus built-in SRS Premium Sound HD, according to Dell.
The system is based on Intel's Core i3 and Core i5 processors, with up to 8GB memory, 500GB, 640GB or 750GB hard drive and Blu-ray/DVD drive.
As well as the standard Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, the Inspiron 14z has the latest high-speed USB 3.0 ports, allowing for faster data transfers when backing up to external storage kit, for example.
"The new Inspiron 14z is one of the most powerful, ultra-thin Inspiron laptops we've ever offered," said Aongus Hegarty, EMEA vice president of Dell's consumer, small and medium business unit.
However, pricing for the new slimline Inspiron 14z has yet to be set, according to Dell.
The ultra portable laptop was unveiled at IFA in Berlin, the scene of several high-profile announcements from rivals including Lenovo and Toshiba, which both launched devices in the new ultrabook category.
Dell is also widely tipped to be gearing up for an announcement in this space, although time is running out for it to make a splash at IFA.
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