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Dell XPS 14z

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Overall 10

Perfect and Rock Solid!

Sree464, CNET
16 August 2014
  • Summary: I got this laptop from Microsoft store for 649 USD in a deal. I've no complaints for what I've got for the price I paid. Am using this laptop since past 3 years. No issues till date.
  • Pros: Battery Life/Slim/Rich display,Keyboard,Sound,Speed.
  • Cons: Sometimes Hard disk makes more Noise
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Overall 10

great experience

2011miguel1955, Ebay
2 January 2014
  • Summary: The Dell xps 14z is a reallt fast and optimized computer for multitasking and heavy software, very pleased with its performance
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Overall 10

Great little notebook with BIG PC features and power...

2itguy, Ebay
15 September 2012
  • Summary: After several months of using it, we're very pleased with our Dell XPS 14z Laptop/Notebook that features Intel i7 processor, 8 GB RAM and 256 GB Solid State Drive (SSD). At just 4.12 lbs with SSD it was/maybe still is Dell's thinnest and lightest full-featured 14" laptop with an internal optical drive." Did I say thin? It's thin, light, and includes a lot of processing power for the size.
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Overall 10

Worth every dime!

ewgino, CNET
20 August 2012
  • Summary: I bought it from the Dell Outlet for $700. I've had it for 6 months and still love it even more than the day I received it. Solid performance.
  • Pros: Fast, light, and sexy
  • Cons: Slightly difficult to see the keyboard when it lights up in the daytime.
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Overall 10

Definatly one of the best! Its a GREAT investment.

Jaxxine, CNET
5 May 2012
  • Summary: Go out and buy this laptop. You will not be disappointed!
  • Pros: Smooth Typing, Lit keyboard, extremely fast, Stays cool, VERY quiet, amazing screen quality (which is huge), slim and sleek design, Great sound quality.
  • Cons: Nothing. Everything is what I was expecting and more.
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Overall 4

Almost a perfect notebook...

ajikumaru, CNET
3 May 2012
  • Summary: If you want a light weight notebook for web surfing, presentation and a bit of typing then this notebook is the best, awesome!!! but I don't recommend this for spreadsheet and word processor work, you will surely want to throw this computer against the wall...
  • Pros: The specs is actually awesome, I bought the i7 2640,750GB,8G RAM, backlit keyboard is nice during wee-wee hours, graphics nvidia is great, sound is also very nice compared to other notebooks, weight is good... overall performance is very very good.
  • Cons: I definitely agree with the KEYBOARD LAYOUT, its a mess !! combining the arrow keys with the page up/page down is a very very very bad idea, I bought this notebook for programming and I'm not happy with it. I'll stick with my L502X...
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Overall 8

almost there

zhardouz, CNET
11 April 2012
  • Summary: very nice features and hardware, on a very busy use unit tends to heat up quite a lot. has a cool battery feature which when plugged-in there is an option not to charge it. So, you can use it direct to power without straining the battery life span. As the specs suggests the high end hardware delivers in terms of performance.
  • Pros: good hardware set, design and performance.
  • Cons: not so good battery life, bloatware, not so good heat management, very few ports
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Overall 1

Good Idea gone Bad!

Robertintpa, CNET
19 March 2012
  • Summary: - you wonder how anything like this gets past first level marketing or user testing. What copy writer or programmer wants to hit two keys to pgup/pgdn, or three keys to highlight a line. Stop removing keys from the keyboard, it's still a standard way to use a computer. People don't all use mice. It simply makes the laptop unusable - RETURNED!
  • Pros: Glossy Screen, lighter weight, good size screen, stylish.
  • Cons: Keyboard, Keyboard, Keyboard. The 14z/15z without a proper PgUp, PgDn, Home and End Key? Press THREE keys to highlight a line. It's beyond a bad idea.
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Overall 1

3 weeks later, still not working

teamseth, CNET
23 February 2012
  • Summary: Here is the timeline
  • Pros: none, including dell
  • Cons: Not only is the laptop unreliable, very unreliable, Dell tech support does not really seem to care too much.
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Overall 1

Get out your wallet

brmcc, CNET
21 February 2012
  • Summary: From a former many year Dell fan, I have been extremely disappointed that support has gone downhill, and now seems to be oriented toward squeezing you for additional paid support contracts even when you have a multi-year warrantee. Incidentally, I am a very technically savvy computer user.
  • Pros: The best online configuration tools.
  • Cons: Poor support
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