It may not quite be an Ultrabook, but the Dell XPS 14z is definitely a svelte bit of kit and it's UK bound next month.

This 14-inch laptop will come with Intel’s 2nd generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor, a 1366x768 resolution display and optional features including the choice of a 500GB, 640GB or 750GB hard drive along with an internal tray-load DVD combo for playing and recording DVDs/CDs.

Its big selling point is its skinnyness though: measuring 23mm and looking rather cool with an aluminium and magnesium alloy finish with a palmrest in dark grey.

There's Nvidia graphics on board with a GeForce GT 520M with 1GB card and there's 4GB dual channel DDR3 up to 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz memory options too. A built-in media card reader, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 3.0, and built-in SRS Premium Sound HD are also included.

Dell fans will also be pleased to hear that the 14z comes with the Dell Stage user interface as well.

"When Dell looks at innovation and product development, we start with the customer," said Sam Burd, vice president of Dell’s Consumer and Small/Medium Business product group.

"For us, it’s about delivering the right feature-set and design to provide the best user experience for our customers. With the XPS 14z, our challenge was to build a laptop that provided customers the performance and portability that they need, with the design and finish they desire."

Out 15 November, the Dell XPS 14z will cost from £799.

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