Summary: This is the best Dell I have ever owned (and I have owned more than 5). It is a combination of beauty and performance and I just love it. The only things I wished it had were a VGA output (it limits the projectors I can use, but it is common with Dell to be like that) and an easily replaceable battery, but that is not too much to worry about.
Summary: I am not young. I am not a gamer. I am a salesman, and a Siemens PLC Programmer. When I am writing code I really do not like to have the PC holding me up, I need a lot of power. I don't want to have to get a cup of coffee while the program compiles. I have found this laptop to be up to the task, and the I7 is very fast.
An awesome culmination of the features I was looking for
4 December 2012
Summary: I would rate this laptop 4 1/2 stars if I could. I purchased the Dell XPS 14z after researching a number of PC laptops and Ultrabooks. I was looking for a thin and lightweight laptop that still had all the power and storage of a heavy duty laptop. I somehow always end up with a bulky machine in order to get the power features I need. Soon after getting a new laptop, I'm quickly making a list of features I want in my next laptop.
Summary: We purchased this item for a Christmas gift in Nov 2011 and gave it to my 18 year old son Christmas Day. Since then, we have had 4 major repairs (cursar pad, wifi connection antenea, 2 hard drives!!!!) Warrenty (that I paid extra to get )has been great - tech always repairs product but really ...4 major outages. Last one while my son was in the middle of a major college project. All data not backed up was lost. Arghhhhh.
Summary: I thought this would be a great replacement laptop, after I had bad experience with the HP, but this also has turned out to be no better. I bought this laptop early this year. When I lift the laptop from one side to move, it shuts down (seems like bad connection), also this laptop hangs a lot. On top of this, I still haven't been able to register my laptop with Dell support. The screen seems fragile.. at time the hinges squeaks while closing.
Summary: For the price of 679 it is a great purchase. If you are looking for a bargain deal, this is a laptop to consider. Haven't seen anything close to the specs on this laptop for this price anywhere else, both online and retail.
Summary: I was using a Dell XPS L502X. Excellent laptop but bulky @ nearly 10 lbs + battery's only 2-hrs. Love the Macbook Pro (son uses one) but needed a Windows PC. The 14Z gives me the best of both worlds. The 3Ps -- Performance (i7), Portability (4.3 lbs) & Price (got mine for $900). Plus good battery life (4-5 hrs). I also considered a new Ultrabook but this had a DVD drive, rear connections (for easy home/work setup) & ethernet port (some Ultrabooks don't).
Summary: I got this laptop couple of days ago, and i bought the used type but " like new ". This laptop is beast! very powerful! and it's good for everything and i didn't waste any money, i even saved couple of 100's..At first i was going to buy the Macbook pro 13"..but it had 4gb ram, i5 2.40..so i said why should i buy a macbook pro and waste $500 ? when i can get a better laptop and save half a gran ? so i bought the dell xps 14z and it's really good, fast, easy and light!
Summary: I was using a Dell XPS L502X. Excellent laptop. It can & does everything but a bit bulky @ nearly 10 lbs & battery's only 2-hrs. Love the Macbook Pro for it's quality, size & battery (son uses one) but needed a Windows PC. The 14Z gives me a combo of both. Nice performance, sleek package (4.3 lbs) & good battery life. I considered the new Ultrabooks but this had a DVD drive, rear connections (for easy home/work setup) & ethernet port (some Ultrabooks don't).
Summary: Great ultrabook! Nice and slim, weight is less than 5 pounds. Great graphics, love the backlite keyboard, good sound and love that it comes with Adobe Photoshop elements. Great packaging and also came with recovery discs. Has the 14 diplomats Windows 8 update.