THIN IS IN. GET THAT STRAIGHT DELL.
Dell needs to put more focus on reducing the thickness of laptops when designing them, Both the current generation of Inspiron and XPS laptops are thicker than the previous gen. Also, these laptops are more wedge-shaped than ever before. Dell's design is going backwards. We want SUPER THIN and relatively UNIFORM THICKNESS for laptops. My Dell Inspiron 1764 is thinner than the current 17R, I would buy another 1764 anyday over the fat wedge 17R. The Next Generation of Dell Laptops have to be around 1" thick around the entire laptop. Not ,74" thick at the front and a crazy thick 1.5" thick at the back. Thats ridiculous design. I don't want some ugly wedge. The previous gen hinge design is also better than the current one. It allows for the battery compartment to stick out in the back without sticking out of the frame. Dell needs a better hinge design for next gen. I mean this design that currently HP and Apple are using:
Please see the official press release for the XPS 15z. There will be more models in the "z line" released in the coming months.