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Dell Inspiron 14z
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Dell Inspiron 14z

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Overall 9

Dell Inspiron 14z Laptop Review

17 April 2014
  • Summary: Dell has brought us a classy-looking but well-spec¿ed and up-to-date laptop in the Inspiron 14z. The Core i5 processor and 6 GB of fast RAM let us multitask with no lags, no matter how many zombies came after our plant brains, and the 640 GB of hard disk space holds plenty of data, music, and...
  • Pros: Great Looks:, Small and Lightweight:, Very Good Performance:, Great I/O and Connectivity:, Battery Life:, Trackpad:, Restore Partition:, Support and Information:
  • Cons: No Gigabit Ethernet:, Bloatware:, Screen Flickering:
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Expert Review

16 January 2013
  • Summary: The Dell Inspiron 14z is a machine of several surprises. It’s also a very good machine; falling closer to the “budget” side, no doubt, but a good machine nonetheless. Dell may not have intended great things for this Ultrabook, but for what it’s worth, the Inspiron 14z is quite inspirational.
  • Pros: Sleek design, Solid performances, Discrete graphics, Optical drive
  • Cons: Cramped keyboard, Annoying port covers
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Dell Inspiron 14z: Ultrabook with DVD and SSD

6 November 2012
  • Excerpt: If you're looking for a laptop that has all the connectors and a DVD burner, you don't have that many options these days. Many Ultrabooks don't have a DVD burner, but that's not the case with the Dell Inspirion 14z.
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Dell Inspiron 14z

31 October 2012
  • Excerpt: When the first generation of ultrabooks was around, affordable was not a word that well described them. Now however, things have changed. The second-generation ultrabooks with Intel Ivy Bridge processors have arrived, clearly aimed at specific demographics across multiple price points.
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Overall 8
Performance 9
Battery performance 9
Display 7
Weight 9
Noise 9
Gaming performance 7
Connectivity 7
Keyboard 8
Temperature 7

Review Dell Inspiron 14z (5423) Ultrabook

11 September 2012
  • Summary: Softened Ultrabook. The Dell Inspiron 14z is an ultrabook with a ULV CPU and a dedicated graphics card. While it may not be as thin as others, it has better hardware and is a good candidate for mobile multimedia use.
  • Pros: Brushed aluminium surfaces, SIM card slot, Fast SSD, Quiet, Low power consumption, Long battery life, The fast SSD and the low emissions.
  • Cons: Poor workmanship of the hinges, Awkward maintenance, Touchpad jumps, Reflective display, Fixed battery, A decent display without distracting reflections and better viewing angles.
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Overall 7

Review: Dell Inspiron 14z

16 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Dell’s Inspiron gets a big makeover this year, evolving (at last) into a sleek and modern-looking laptop while maintaining a very low price. Marketed as an ultrabook, the new Inspiron 14z may surprise you at first since it’s a 14-inch model instead of the usual 13.3.
  • Pros: Great combination of portability, performance, and value. Decent battery life: About 4 hours with DVD playback.
  • Cons: Input problems all around, from tiny keyboard to jittery touchpad. Cheap port covers on left side just get in the way. Dim screen, with uninspiring 1366 x 768-pixel resolution. Could use another couple of USB ports. Difficulty with switchable graphics system.
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Overall 6

Expert Review

19 June 2012
  • Conclusion: At the $899 price point we tested, however, if you're looking for a good balance of performance and style, you'd likely be better off living without the extra 0.7 inch of screen size and opting for a Sony VAIO T Series or spending an extra $100 for Dell's XPS 13.
  • Pros: More configurable than most ultrabooks, Discrete graphics, Built-in optical drive
  • Cons: Thick and heavy for an ultrabook, Mediocre battery life, Port selection could be better for a laptop this size
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Overall 7

Dell Inspiron 14z (Ivy Bridge) Review

LAPTOP Magazine
19 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Dell's Inspiron Z series notebooks have long been known for offering solid portability at affordable prices. For 2012, the company has updated the 14-inch Inspiron 14z with Intel's 3rd Generation Core Series processor and a brand new design that's thin and light enough to make the system an...
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Overall 7

Dell Inspiron 14z (Summer 2012)

PC Magazine
24 May 2012
  • Conclusion: The Dell Inspiron 14z (Summer 2012) ultrabook is built for speed. Unfortunately, it sacrifices battery life for raw multimedia and 3D power, which is costly in the long run.
  • Pros: Excellent 3D performance for an ultrabook. HDMI-out port. Third-generation Intel Core i5 processor. Discrete graphics. Full-size Ethernet port. Skullcandy-branded audio.
  • Cons: Lags competitors in battery life. Not backlit keyboard. Relatively heavy. Some bloatware.
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Dell Studio 14z: Thin and Light Done Right

7 May 2012
  • Conclusion: Dell Studio 14z: Not Perfect, but a Good Thin and Light Nonetheless Though not without its flaws, the Dell Studio 14z ends up being one of the better current laptop solutions on the market.
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