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Dell Inspiron 14z

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Overall 7
7.0

Dell Inspiron 14z Review

thinkdigit.com
31 October 2012
  • Summary: With the Inspiron 14z ultrabook, Dell's attempt at walking the tightrope has worked well. They have managed to give it an enticing price tag, while bestowing it with decent amount of power and a fairly sophisticated finish. It is recommended to those who will be buying their first ultrabook on a budget.
  • Pros: Good performance, Appealing price tag, Design inspiration from the laptop siblings, Built well, You won't miss the optical drive, Port covers is a nice touch
  • Cons: Battery life disappointing, Inconsistent touchpad, A bit of flex at few places on the chassis
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Overall 8
8.0
Performance 9
9.2
Battery performance 9
8.7
Display 7
6.8
Weight 9
8.9
Noise 9
9.1
Gaming performance 7
7.0
Connectivity 7
6.6
Keyboard 8
8.1
Temperature 7
7.3

Review Dell Inspiron 14z (5423) Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
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 8
8.0
Performance 9
9.2
Battery performance 9
8.7
Display 7
6.8
Weight 9
8.9
Noise 9
9.1
Gaming performance 7
7.0
Connectivity 7
6.6
Keyboard 8
8.1
Temperature 7
7.3

Review Dell Inspiron 14z (5423) Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
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
7.0

Dell Inspiron 14z

Wired
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.
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Overall 7
7.0

Dell Inspiron 14z (2012)

LAPTOP Magazine
19 June 2012
  • Summary: The Dell Inspiron 14z is one of the best looking Ultrabooks we've seen and, with its discrete graphics and 3rd Generation Core i5 CPU, one of the better performers for its relatively low $899 price.
  • Pros: Attractive design, Very good AMD discrete graphics, Accurate touchpad with discrete buttons, High-quality webcam, One of few Ultrabooks with DVD drive
  • Cons: Dim screen, Mediocre battery life, Some keyboard flex, Annoying port covers,
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Overall 8
8.0

Dell Inspiron 14z 2011

CNET
25 March 2012
  • Summary: The Dell Inspiron 14z offers decent performance in an attractive and sturdy aluminium body. It has a few annoyances, but it's a good choice for computing on the move.
  • Cons: Awful trackpad keys; USB ports covered by annoying flap; Poor performance for gaming.
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Overall 9
8.5

Dell Inspiron 14z Review

Digitaltrends
1 March 2012
  • 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. They’re not as hip or cool as a MacBook Pro, nor do they carry the geek cred of a rugged ThinkPad. But they are cheap, and they are quick, so they sell. Enter the Inspiron 14z.
  • Pros: Solid build quality, Attractive, Great keyboard, Long battery life, Affordable pricing
  • Cons: Small touchpad, No high-resolution display option, Annoying bloatware, No discrete graphics option
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Overall 7
7.0

Dell Inspiron 14z

HEXUS
5 December 2011
  • Conclusion: If you can live with the trackpad, the Inspiron 14z is an affordable laptop that looks good, performs well and keeps going for hours on end.
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Overall 7
7.0

Dell Inspiron 14z (Summer 2012)

PC Magazine
4 December 2011
  • 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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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
15 November 2011
  • Conclusion: Given the emphasis on lightness and style, with decent gaming power for light study breaks, the Inspiron 14z is best-suited to students on the go. It does everything we expect a computer of this price and size class to do well.
  • Pros: Solid performance for moderate price, Attractive, comfortable design, Surprisingly good for light gaming
  • Cons: Too much bloatware, Unresponsive mouse buttons
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