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Dell Inspiron 13z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 142 reviews of Dell Inspiron 13z. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and price. The design and portability also get good opinions, but many are negative about the screen. Reviews are divided on the sound.

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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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 13z from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviews about the usability and design are generally positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed reviews about the image quality. Some have doubts about the screen.

performance, portability, price, design, usability


70% of the reviews on 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 13z i13Z-3636sLV 13.3-Inch Laptop (Moon Silver)

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (

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 (

Dell Inspiron 13z Review


The Dell i13z is a sleek notebook providing users with adequate performance. Is this well-balanced laptop powerful enough for general users who want a bit of everything?

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

Expert review by: Brian Westover (

Dell Inspiron 13z


The Dell Inspiron 13z is a stylish-looking ultraportable, with strong performance and hardware.

Stylish design. Intel Core i5-3317u processor.

Irritating port covers. Lots of bloatware.

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Sep, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

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: (

Dell Inspiron 13z (2012)


There's a very good reason to consider buying the Dell Inspiron 13z: it's one of the most affordable 13-inch ultraportables ever. Although just shy of Ultrabook dimensions, the 13z (starting at $579, $699 as tested) packs a third-generation Core i5...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (

Dell Inspiron 13z review: Dell Inspiron 13z


Dell's re-imagined Inspiron line continues to push the boundaries of what one can expect from this long-standing mainstream/budget laptop family. For years, an Inspiron was a bulky plastic box designed to offer competent computing at a reasonable...

The Dell Inspiron 13z is 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 (

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 (

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: Stuart Davidson (

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...

it is clear from our testing today that Dell really did their homework before building the Inspiron 13z and they have taken feedback from the community and addressed a number of issues which are generally problems within the smaller sized laptop...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Dell Inspiron 13z


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

May, 2011

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1


HD type: No


Discrete graphics adapter: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3


Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17 / 35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:53434 / 53438 / 53452 / 59798 / 65707 / I3-2330M
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)