Autore: ExtremeTech

Take a moment and picture a laptop with these specifications: 15.6-inch screen, Core i7 processor, DVD burner, Nvidia graphics, four USB 3.0, and a full-sized keyboard. Once upon a time, a laptop like this would have weighed 6-7 lbs and been well over an inch and a half thick. Since we are now living in the world of the ultrabooks, such a machine can be had in a 0.83-inch thin aluminum chassis that weighs in at only 4.78 lbs.

Dell’s Inspiron 15z is an ultrabook that bucks the trend of smaller screens and low-end chips. It packs a broad and bright 15.6-inch HD screen, along with the DVD burner that nearly all other ultrabooks lack.

dell inspiron 15z ultrabookThis model is powered by an Ivy Bridge Core i7-3517U processor, one of the low-voltage variants that has two cores with half the power usage of the normal voltage versions. A 500GB hard drive is included along with a 32GB mSATA SSD cache drive, ensuring fast I/O performance (including a sub-1 second resume from sleep time) along with suitable storage capacity. You also get 8GB of RAM, ensuring this machine will have no issues handling your multi-tasking.

Another welcome addition to the Inspiron 15z is a discrete GeForce GT 630M 2GB graphics card. The integrated HD 4000 GPU is around 60% faster than last generation, but having a discrete GPU ensures your overall system performance remains smooth when watching videos, but it even gives you some horsepower for gaming too.

Dell didn’t even have to sacrifice other features to get the 15z as thin and light as it is, equipping this little powerhouse with four USB 3.0 ports (one of which will charge a mobile device), HDMI video output, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, HD webcam, 8-in-1 media card reader, and more. It even comes standard with a backlit keyboard, one of those awesome features that you can’t live without once you have it.

The last time we featured this deal, it was a great bargain at $ 799. Today it is an outright steal, having been dropped down to just $ 689.99 with free shipping, after a huge $ 489 instant savings and stackable $ 60 coupon code. This is the lowest price we have seen yet and we don’t expect it to last long, so head over and check it out today.

Click here to start at Dell.com. Apply coupon code 69X$ 3WBP4NT72Z for total $ 549 instant savings. This deal ends March. 28 or sooner.