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Dell XPS 14

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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
27 November 2012
  • Conclusion: For those who find 15-inch laptops too large and smaller ultrabooks too short on power, disk space, and durability, we recommend the XPS 14. Its amazing battery life is a justifiable trade-off for its weight, and its sensible, solid design should keep you productive.
  • Pros: Long battery life, High-performance processing, Sturdy, stylish design
  • Cons: Heavier than most ultrabooks, Non-removable battery, A bit pricey
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Overall 8
8.3
Performance 9
9.4
Battery performance 9
9.2
Display 7
7.0
Weight 9
8.7
Noise 8
8.3
Gaming performance 8
7.7
Connectivity 7
7.2
Keyboard 9
8.8
Temperature 7
6.5

Review Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
12 August 2012
  • Summary: Golden mean. The new XPS 14 Ultrabook was presented to the press during the Dell Technology Camp 2012. After the official start at the end of June, the first units with Intel Ivy Bridge and Nvidia GeForce GT 630M are now being delivered. An ultrabook of the upper class that is available from 1149 Euro (RRP, ~1410 USD).
  • Pros: Outstanding workmanship and sturdiness, USB 3.0, miniDP, HDMI and RJ-45 network port, Excellent input devices, Bright HD+ display, Good performance of the hardware, Silent operation in office use, Surprising stereo speakers, Power consumption and battery run time, The workmanship and feel of the case as well as the balance between performance and efficiency.
  • Cons: The case of the card reader is a bit awkward, Only 12 months warranty, Higher entry-level price than competitors, Glossy screen with mediocre contrast, High temperature under load, A better cooling system to cope with the heat of the hardware. Furthermore a high-quality matte display.
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Overall 8
8.3
Performance 9
9.4
Battery performance 9
9.2
Display 7
7.0
Weight 9
8.7
Noise 8
8.3
Gaming performance 8
7.7
Connectivity 7
7.2
Keyboard 9
8.8
Temperature 7
6.5

Review Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
12 August 2012
  • Summary: Golden mean. The new XPS 14 Ultrabook was presented to the press during the Dell Technology Camp 2012. After the official start at the end of June, the first units with Intel Ivy Bridge and Nvidia GeForce GT 630M are now being delivered. An ultrabook of the upper class that is available from 1149 Euro (RRP, ~1410 USD).
  • Pros: Outstanding workmanship and sturdiness, USB 3.0, miniDP, HDMI and RJ-45 network port, Excellent input devices, Bright HD+ display, Good performance of the hardware, Silent operation in office use, Surprising stereo speakers, Power consumption and battery run time, The workmanship and feel of the case as well as the balance between performance and efficiency.
  • Cons: The case of the card reader is a bit awkward, Only 12 months warranty, Higher entry-level price than competitors, Glossy screen with mediocre contrast, High temperature under load, A better cooling system to cope with the heat of the hardware. Furthermore a high-quality matte display.
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Overall 7
7.0

Dell XPS 14 earns its place as flagship of laptop line

CNET
25 July 2012
  • Summary: The flagship of Dell's revamped laptop line, the XPS 14 is a worthy competitor to something like the MacBook Pro, and the two systems share a similar aesthetic. But Dell's new Inspiron ultrabook is nearly as good, and a lot less expensive.
  • Pros: The new Dell XPS 14 is solidly built and powerful. It's also slim and attractive, especially for a laptop with an Intel Core i7 CPU and discrete graphics.
  • Cons: This is way heavier than any 14-inch laptop without an optical drive needs to be.
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Overall 7
7.0

Dell XPS 14 review – if the average ultrabook is not enough for you

UltrabookReview
16 July 2012
  • Summary: If you want a slightly bigger and faster ultrabook, the Dell XPS 14 is a stylish option. It is one of the most beautiful laptops out there and has plenty of aces down its sleeve, unfortunately it is a bit too heavy, at 4.5+ pounds and only features an average display.
  • Pros: solid built, excellent looks, good backlit keyboard and trackpad, fast and able to deal with games as well, decent speakers
  • Cons: a bit heavy, not the best screen, extra options are quite expensive
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Overall 7
7.0
Design 7
7.0
Performance 7
7.0
Battery performance 9
9.0
Display 5
5.0
Keyboard 8
8.0
Software 8
8.0

Can a 4.6-pound ultrabook fly?

theverge.com
12 July 2012
  • Summary: Who would buy the XPS 14? Not the fashionista, seeking style and portability. Not the media junkie, who might want a optical drive and would definitely prefer a better screen. Not the gamer, who'd need more potent graphics, nor the student looking for something cheap. No, the XPS 14 is for the laptop buyer who wants a little bit of everything and the battery life to take it on the go.
  • Pros: Solid construction, Long-lasting battery, Good keyboard
  • Cons: Heavy, Iffy screen and touchpad buttons, Can get hot and noisy
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Overall 7
7.0

Dell XPS 14

MobileTechReview.com
22 June 2012
  • Excerpt: The Dell XPS 14 is a bigger and badder Ultrabook. It has a 14" display that slightly outclasses the 13.3" Ultrabook standard and it weighs 4.6 pounds rather than the usual 3. That added weight gets you serious battery life thanks to the internal 8 cell, 69 wHr Lithium Ion battery. In our tests, the laptop averaged 8.5 hours of mixed use, which is 2 hours better than most Ultrabooks.
  • Pros: Attractive design, good quality materials, very long battery life.
  • Cons: The TN display panel has higher than average resolution but not very wide viewing angles.
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Overall 7
7.0

Dell XPS 14 (Summer 2012)

PC Magazine
9 June 2012
  • Conclusion: The new Dell XPS 14 (Summer 2012) joins the ultrabook ranks and brings the battery power, but a heavy weight and price tag keep it from achieving greatness.
  • Pros: Third-generation Core i7 processor. Full-size, backlit keyboard. USB 3.0 with PowerShare. Mini DisplayPort and HDMI out. Better styling than predecessor. Addresses some of the shortcomings of the XPS 13. Very good battery life.
  • Cons: Heavy. Expensive. Fans are loud during heavy computing. Discrete graphics give disappointing 3D performance. Loses optical drive.
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Overall 8
8.1
Performance 9
9.0
Battery performance 8
8.4
Display 7
6.7
Weight 9
8.8
Noise 9
8.6
Gaming performance 7
7.3
Connectivity 7
6.6
Keyboard 9
8.6
Temperature 8
7.6

Review Dell XPS 14z Notebook

Notebookcheck
30 October 2011
  • Summary: Beauty hurts. The first steps towards a stronger design were made with the XPS 15z, and now the more compact 14-inch version is the logical progression. Like its larger brother, the Dell XPS 14z hopes to win over the hearts of customers with its good looks. It also has solid hardware, but that’s by the by...
  • Pros: Successful design, Robust aluminium case, USB 3.0, miniDP and HDMI, Powerful processors available, Good battery life, The design of the latest XPS range can definitely be called a success.
  • Cons: Awkward positioning of ports on the back, Poor keyboard feedback, Poor display contrast, 7200 rpm hard drive is only option, High temperatures are possible, A high-quality display .
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Overall 8
8.1
Performance 9
9.0
Battery performance 8
8.4
Display 7
6.7
Weight 9
8.8
Noise 9
8.6
Gaming performance 7
7.3
Connectivity 7
6.6
Keyboard 9
8.6
Temperature 8
7.6

Review Dell XPS 14z Notebook

Notebookcheck
30 October 2011
  • Summary: Beauty hurts. The first steps towards a stronger design were made with the XPS 15z, and now the more compact 14-inch version is the logical progression. Like its larger brother, the Dell XPS 14z hopes to win over the hearts of customers with its good looks. It also has solid hardware, but that’s by the by...
  • Pros: Successful design, Robust aluminium case, USB 3.0, miniDP and HDMI, Powerful processors available, Good battery life, The design of the latest XPS range can definitely be called a success.
  • Cons: Awkward positioning of ports on the back, Poor keyboard feedback, Poor display contrast, 7200 rpm hard drive is only option, High temperatures are possible, A high-quality display .
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