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  1. poison7fl

    poison7fl Notebook Consultant

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    MOVED FROM XPS AND XPS STUDIO FORUM

    Officially released with nice specs:

    http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/laptop-studio-14z?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs

    NEW DELL STUDIO 14z LAPTOP PERFECT POWERHOUSE FOR ONLINE GENERATION

    · Thin, cool design for those who download media from online

    · Powerful, mobile entertainment system combines HD resolution screen with great audio and 500GB1 hard drive option

    ROUND ROCK, Texas, May 28, 2009 &#8211; For the generation that has grown up with the Internet and can find just about anything online, the new Dell Studio 14z laptop makes it easy to carry their digital world with them. Designed for students and others on the go who demand the perfect balance of mobility and performance, the Studio 14z is a homework-busting system by day and an entertainment powerhouse by night.

    It features a svelte design and a huge 500GB1 hard drive option that can store up to 125,000 songs, 142,000 photos or 133 DVD quality movies2. The Studio 14z allows people to watch their favorite movies and TV shows, listen to streaming music with friends, store a vast MP3 collection and socially network from just about anywhere3.

    The Studio 14z is the industry's first consumer laptop available with FailSafe&#8482; theft prevention. This option helps protect personal data should the laptop go missing or be stolen. With Failsafe engaged, owners can track network information and the ISP location of the laptop when it connects to the Internet, and get help to remotely erase selected files and render the laptop unusable until the rightful owner unlocks it.

    "Young people have grown up with the Internet and can find almost everything they need online." said Michael Tatelman, vice president of Dell's global consumer sales and marketing. "They want a slim, easy-to-carry laptop and like the choice of a larger hard drive over an optical drive. The Studio 14z has the storage and speed that most people need, and it comes with color options that let them truly express who they are."

    The Studio 14z comes in six colors: Black Chain Link, Midnight Blue, Spring Green, Plum Purple, Ruby Red and Promise Pink (U.S. only). Dell will donate $5 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® from the purchase of each Promise Pink laptop.

    The new laptop also comes with Dell Remote Access4; the optional premium version allows people to access content via their home network of personal computing devices including desktops, laptops, ultra-mobile devices, smart phones and web cameras.

    Priced from $649 U.S., the Studio 14z is available now online and over the phone in the U.S. and Canada.

    The News:

    · New Dell Studio 14z laptop sports a stylish, thin (0.79&#8211;1.2-inches) design for students and digital downloaders who want a combination of power and exceptional mobility

    · Energy-efficient, mercury-free, 14-inch 16:9 LED display with HD resolution (720p/ 900p)

    · Intel® Pentium® Dual Core, and Intel Core&#8482; 2 Duo standard voltage processors up to T9550 (2.66GHz, 1066Mhz FSB, 6MB Cache)

    · Integrated NVIDIA® GeForce® 9400M graphics5

    · Digital Video/Audio via HDMI and DisplayPort

    · Standard 1.3MP webcam with dual digital array mics

    · Starting weight of 4.3 pounds6

    · Standard FastAccess&#8482; Facial Recognition Software to help prevent unauthorized access to your computer

    · Optional Phoenix Failsafe&#8482; Theft Protection to help protect laptop and data in event of theft

    · Advanced touchpad control to help improve productivity

    · 4W, SRS®, 2.0 Audio w/ discrete tweeters and dual headphone jacks

    · Up to 500GB1 HDD capacity

    · Optional 8:1 Media Card Reader via 34mm Express Card slot

    · Six-cell battery standard, optional slim design 8-cell battery for up to 6:46 hours of battery life with WLED display option7

    · Standard Wi-Fi, optional Bluetooth® and mobile broadband to connect anywhere3

    · eSATA connectivity for high speed data transfer rate (up to 6X USB 2.0)

    · PowerShare - Charge your USB-connected cell phone and other mobile devices via the USB 2.0/eSATA combo port even when you're unplugged from a power outlet

    · Optional external optical drive options (DVD+/-RW, Blu-ray Disc&#8482; read-only and read-write drives)
     
  2. BlitZX

    BlitZX Notebook Consultant

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    Lol. Yeah i'm interested in this too.

    Most 14-inch notebooks have an optical drive though (Acer Timeline 4810t). Even a standard drive would fit here as it isn't really thin per say. You would definitely be able to get a slot-loading one in this chassis. It's thicker then the Macbook it's targeting. But I don't mind the omission at this price. I guess it's the main thing differentiating it from the SXPS 13. I wish the port arrangements were better though.

    The tapered front/rounded edges make it look like a larger netbook at this thickness (including the screen bezel). Consequently the new Lenovo U350 is thinner with better port arrangements.
    Albeit the performance seems solid enough. Hope this makes it to the UK though without that much of an increase in price.
     
  3. Mastershroom

    Mastershroom wat

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    Dell really messed up on this one. It's a 14" Studio series laptop, which is designed for multimedia, and yet it doesn't have an optical drive, which is odd to begin with among 14" notebooks.

    The hardware options are generally pretty weak and overpriced, as well. The standard processor is a Pentium Dual Core, and there are only two Core 2 Duo options to upgrade to. Standard memory is 3GB DDR3, the only other option being a $400 upgrade to 5GB.

    I think this overall configuration would have been better off as an Inspiron than a Studio.
     
  4. JohnByeBye

    JohnByeBye Notebook Evangelist

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    Lol. Wikipedia called it: "The Studio 14 model is considered as a poor performer. Apart from poor build quality there are a lot of engineering defects in its frame."

    I'm shocked that this 14" laptop doesn't have a DVD Drive? Is this the first 14" laptop that doesn't have an optical drive? :confused: In my opinion having to haul around an external drive is not really "portability."

    I agree, the Inspiron 14 needs an overhaul and this would have fit the bill, minus the missing optical drive.
     
  5. FredTo

    FredTo Notebook Enthusiast

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    i think wikipedia is referring to the older studio 14" laptop that was discontinued, the 1435 or something iirc
     
  6. Manofest

    Manofest Notebook Consultant

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    They updated the hardware to include the P8600 and the T9550 since this morning. Not a good start when they don't include the highest processors offered until a few hours after its advertised on gizmodo and engadget.
     
  7. JohnByeBye

    JohnByeBye Notebook Evangelist

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    I thought so...I wasn't entirely sure.
     
  8. ichiban06

    ichiban06 Notebook Guru

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    hope this comes out in the UK soon, I was going to get the 1537 but the 14z suits my needs.
     
  9. Mastershroom

    Mastershroom wat

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    That's good, at least.

    But still, no optical drive in a 14" laptop, and a media laptop at that? Absurd. Optical drives usually stop showing up in 12" netbooks, not 14" compact notebooks. >_<
     
  10. nomoredell

    nomoredell Notebook Deity

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    who wrote this commentary for studio 14, thats very insightful.
    must bump thread.
     
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