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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Excerpt: It’s easy to forget that most people who buy new laptops buy inexpensive ones. Pay attention the next time you visit the house of a technically un-inclined friend — or even visit a coffee shop — and you’ll see plenty of Dell Inspirons, HP Pavilions and Lenovo IdeaPads.
Dell Inspiron 14z Notebook Review: A Portable Workhorse
8 December 2011
Excerpt: When I think of inexpensive workhorse laptops, Inspiron is one of the first names that comes to mind. This may partially be because HP remains oddly committed to a strange number-based naming scheme that’s as easy to remember as my second cousin’s birthday, but it’s also because the Inspiron is as...