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Dell Inspiron 13z

Dell Inspiron 13z
alaScore 86

129 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 129 reviews of Dell Inspiron 13z. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and price. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably. Views about the sound and keyboard are mixed, and many are critical about the screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron 13z is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Inspiron 13z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 13z from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the design and price. The usability and portability also get good views. Opinions are divided on the image quality, and many are less positive about the screen.

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71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron 13z i13Z-3636sLV 13.3-Inch Laptop (Moon Silver)Dell Inspiron i13z-8864sLV 13-Inch LaptopDell Inspiron 13z i13z-4091sLV 13.3-Inch Laptop (Moon Silver)

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell Inspiron 13z Notebook

 

Mobile Entertainer. The new product lines of Dell, a well-known d

Long battery life; Above average configuration options; Many support and warranty options; Robust case; Good input devices; Excellent keyboard labels; Vivid Colors; Good system performance; Fast hard drive

Unhandy interface arrangement; High viewing angle dependence in vertical direction; Display surface reflects heavily; High emissions under full load

Acer Aspire Timeline 3810T, Acer Aspire Travelmate 8371, Samsung Q320, are all available or announced with dedicated graphic card and on par with the Inspiron 13z in terms of size and performance.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Michael Wall (NotebookReview.com)

Dell Inspiron 13z Review

 

The Dell Inspiron 13z is a basic 13-inch laptop with good looks and acceptable performance.

Comfortable Keyboard with Tactile Pushback ; Fantastic Touchpad Customization ; Consistent Performance

Annoying Port Covers ; Below Average Sound System ; Lackluster Fan

The Dell Inspiron 13z’s strengths are also its curse, as it is the jack of all trades master of none. Besides its comfortable keyboard and customizable touchpad there is no real selling point here, but there are also no glaring flaws excluding its rage...

Dec, 2012
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Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Dell Inspiron 13z

 

The Dell Inspiron 13z is a stylish looking ultraportable, with a clear design identity and reasonable price. Though not quite an ultrabook thanks to a few unchecked boxes on Intel's specification list—it's a tad too thick, and it lacks the flash cache...

Stylish design. Intel Core i5-3317u processor

Irritating port covers. Lots of bloatware

The Dell Inspiron 13z is a stylish looking ultraportable, but its strong performance and hardware are marred by clumsy port covers and extra software.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Dell Inspiron 13z (2012) Review

 

While it's not as fast or as sleek as competing Ultrabooks, the $699 Dell Inspiron 13z delivers fairly good performance, loud audio, an accurate touchpad and a comfortable typing experience in an attractive, affordable package. If speed is your...

Attractive design, Comfortable keyboard, Accurate touchpad, Loud audio, Inexpensive

Below-average performance, Annoying port covers

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Dell Inspiron 13z review: Dell Inspiron 13z

 

TheDell Inspiron 13zis a slim, low-cost 13-inch laptop with performance to match more-expensive systems.

The plastic body feels cheap, as do the ports flaps and small touch pad.

With the same CPU as you find in ultrabooks that cost a lot more, the Dell Inspiron 13z is a budget laptop that holds its head up high.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Dell Inspiron 13z

 

While we had a few design quibbles and we'd highly recommend getting the battery upgrade, the Inspiron 13z offers exceptional value.

Great value, HDMI output

Some build and design issues, Poor battery life if you don't upgrade

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Brian Westover (techreviewsource.com)

Dell Inspiron 13z

 

The Dell Inspiron 13z is a stylish looking ultraportable, with a clear design identity and reasonable price. Though not quite an ultrabook thanks to a few unchecked boxes on Intel's specification list—it's a tad too thick, and it lacks the flash cache...

Stylish design. Intel Core i5-3317u processor ; Cons: Irritating port covers. Lots of bloatware. Editor Rating: 3.50 ; By Brian Westover

Irritating port covers. Lots of bloatware. Editor Rating: 3.50 ; By Brian Westover

The Dell Inspiron 13z is a stylish looking ultraportable, but its strong performance and hardware are marred by clumsy port covers and extra software. Pros: Stylish design. Intel Core i5-3317u processor. Cons: Irritating port covers. Lots of bloatware....

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Zardon (hardwareheaven.com)

Dell Inspiron 13z

 

We have reviewed many high end gaming systems in the past from both Alienware and parent company Dell, but today we take a look at something slightly different - the new Inspiron 13z. The Inspiron 13z has been designed by Dell to enter into the market...

Dell have managed to create one of the most affordable and well rounded laptops we have tested in our labs, there really are no weaknesses at all - not only does the machine run cool with an almost 10 hour battery life but you can burn media without...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Dell Inspiron 13z

 

Dell's 13-inch ultra-portable bucks the trend by including an integrated optical drive.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

Dell Inspiron 13z (Core i3)

 

Competent performer ; Plain design is unlikely to offend

Plain design is unlikely to inspire ; 100Mb Ethernet that auto turns off when nothing is connected, making diagnostics difficult ; Annoying flap covering ports on the back

Dell's Inspiron 13z falls in the cheap and cheerful category — if we had the same money to spend though, we feel Acer's Aspire 5 series offers better value, even if they don't come in the same form factor.

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:HM77
Processor:Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-3317U
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