Summary: I have a dell and I love the computer except for the issue with wifi that so many are describing. I had initially thought it was a problem with my router so I called tech support through time warner cable. they came out to trouble shoot my router and found that the wireless card in the laptop is faulty which you can see in different forums online. they turned off what they called the "N" portion of my router and all was good.
Summary: I purchased dell xps14z about a year ago. The product looks quite good. The performance of the dell xps14z is good except for wireless connection. sometimes it is very hard to connect to wireless network unless otherwise you are 1 meter away from the router (then it works okay). I have contacted dell to solve this problem they gave it a few tries but never solve the problem. As I said, the computer is quite fast and the performance of the machine is good.
Dell customer service is so cumbersome, you'll just give up on trying to get things fixed
Heidi Bertels, Amazon
31 December 2012
Summary: I have had two persistent problems with my XPS 14z. The first one is related to projecting images - for whatever reason projecting images on both the laptop and a projection screen is not possible. The second is related to my wireless network adapter. It is very fickle, and I need to disconnect/connect to my home wireless internet sometimes ten times a day to keep it working. That while all other wireless devices (my husband's laptop, iPad...) are working fine.
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.
Great little notebook with BIG PC features and power...
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.
Summary: I ordered this laptop because it was descripted as 'new'. I know that all dell new laptops come with 1 year warranty. I got a product and went to the dell websit to register. The website shows that my laptop was shipped since last May (2011). The warranty has began from that day and will be expired in feb 2013 which is around 7 months. The 1 year renew warranty for a basic drop off plan will cost 199 ! I contacted Amzon immediately.
Summary: The laptop is fine but Dell is a disaster. I have had a technical question that I have made 20 (YES TWENTY) phonecalls, sent 12 emails, complained to three managers and am still unable to get my question answered. The last phone call last 1hr40 minutes and despite repeated commitments to reply DELL has NEVER responded. Don't even think about a dell product unless if you expect after sale service.