Conclusion: If you need a laptop to keep you entertained on the go, Dell’s XPS 14z is one of the best around. A good combo of portability and performance, Dell would have earned full praise from our end if not for that mediocre, run-of-the-mill screen.
Pros: Solid and robust, Attractive design, Multimedia performance in a light, ultrabook-like package
Cons: Lack of ports, XPS branding not up to its gaming heritage in this device
Summary: An attractive design, above-average performance and good battery life make the Dell XPS 14z laptop one of the better notebooks available in the market now. Had Dell packed in a better display, the Dell XPS 14z would have been a serious competitor to the likes of MacBook Pro 13-inch. Having said that, the Dell XPS 14z will have no problems handling your day to day tasks and with discrete graphics it has enough grunt for light gamers.
Pros: Great Looks, Excellent Keyboard, Solid Performance, Good Battery Life
Summary: The $1,299 Dell XPS 14z offers fast Core i7 performance in an elegant and portable package. In addition to the sleek and sturdy metal design, we like the smooth and accurate touchpad and helpful Dell Stage software. Some competing notebooks offer more graphics muscle, and the display isn't best in class, but overall this is one of our favorite thin-and-light notebooks.
Excerpt: 2 Flares 2 Flares × Whether you like them or not, almost everyone agrees that Apple have been consistently creating some of the most beautiful laptop computers for many years. Dell are keen to showcase that they have the engineering prowess to compete with Apple and today we are looking at their XPS 14z, a slim laptop built around a beautiful aluminum/magnesium chassis which fits a 14 inch screen into a 13 inch chassis. Our particular review sample costs £999 inc vat.