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Dell Inspiron 14z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 343 reviews of Dell Inspiron 14z. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The price and portability also get good views, whereas the sound and reliability get mixed reviews. Many are negative about the touchpad.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron 14z is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 14z from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Opinions about the price and design are generally positive. The battery and usability also get good views, whereas many are critical about the portability and size.

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57% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Dell Inspiron 14Z 14-inch Laptop (Intel Dual Core SU4100 1.3 GHz, 3 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, DVD RW, 8 Hours Battery Life, WLAN, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Dell Inspiron 14z


alaTest has collected and analyzed 208 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 14z from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the design and usability are on the whole positive. The price and performance also get good views. Many are critical about the connectivity, and there are mixed opinions on the touchpad and reliability.

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67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron 14z 14-Inch Laptop Core i5-3317U 1.7GHz 6GB 32GB SSD+500GB DVD±RWDell Inspiron i14z-1000sLV 14-Inch Ultrabook (Moon Silver)Dell Inspiron i14Z-1424BK 14-Inch Laptop (Intel Core i3-2350M 2.3GHz, 4GB DDR3, 500GB 5400 RPM, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit)

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Jonas Adams (

Review Dell Inspiron 14z (5423) Ultrabook


Softened Ultrabook. The Dell Inspiron 14z is an ultrabook with a

Brushed aluminium surfaces; SIM card slot; Fast SSD; Quiet; Low power consumption; Long battery life

Poor workmanship of the hinges; Awkward maintenance; Touchpad jumps; Reflective display; Fixed battery

Dell hides the interfaces on the left with flaps, but leaves the ones on the right side open.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: (

Review Dell Inspiron 14z (N411z) Notebook


Extraordinary. The Inspiron 14z has an unconventional design along with a lot of interesting features. Whether or not this 14 inch notebook with a 13" format powered by an Intel Core i5 2430M could be a success, can be discovered in this review.

Includes two USB 3.0 ports and a Mini DisplayPort, Interfaces located at the back, Pleasant typing feel, Optional backlit keyboard, Good speakers, Low power consumption and long battery life, The large selection of interfaces, the good keyboard, and...

Touchpad buttons are stiff, Reflective and dark display, Very warm with a high processing load, A non-reflective display with more brightness, and good touchpad buttons

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Christopher Null (

Review: Dell Inspiron 14z


Dell's Inspiron gets a big makeover for 2012, evolving (at last) into a sleek and modern-looking laptop while maintaining a very low price.

Great combination of portability, performance, and value. Decent battery life: About 4 hours with DVD playback

Input problems all around, from tiny keyboard to jittery touchpad. Cheap port covers on left side just get in the way. Dim screen, with uninspiring 1366 x 768-pixel resolution. Could use another couple of USB ports. Difficulty with switchable graphics...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (

Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook: An Ultrabook in Name Only, With an Optical Drive


Intel's original Ultrabook concept referred to ultraportable, ultraslim Windows laptops with a premium design and strict constraints on thickness and specs. But these days, vendors seem to label every semislim ultraportable they sell as an Ultrabook,...

Good performance for Ultrabook category ; Good 3D performance

Heavy, unattractive design ; Very difficult-to-use keyboard

The Dell Inspiron 14z sacrifices style and hardware integrity for performance.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (

Dell Inspiron 14z-5423


The Dell Inspiron 14z-5423 ultrabook is built for speed. Unfortunately, it sacrifices battery life for raw multimedia and 3D power, which is costly in the long run.

Excellent 3D performance for an ultrabook. HDMI-out port. Third-generation Intel Core i5 processor. Discrete graphics. Full-size Ethernet port. Skullcandy-branded audio

Lags competitors in battery life. Not backlit keyboard. Relatively heavy. Some bloatware

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (

Dell Inspiron 14z (2012)


Dell's new Inspiron 14z combines strong performance with great looks in an affordable Ultrabook, but the screen and battery life could be better.

Click to EnlargeThe Dell Inspiron 14z is one of the best looking Ultrabooks we've seen and, with its discrete graphics and 3rd Generation Core i5 CPU, one of the better performers for its relatively low $899 price. Users who want more battery life or a...

Jun, 2012


Expert review by: Matt Smith (

Dell Inspiron 14z


It's easy to forget that most people who buy new laptops buy inexpensive ones. Pay attention the next time you visit the house of a technically un-inclined friend — or even visit a coffee shop — and you'll see plenty of Dell Inspirons, HP Pavilions and...

Solid build quality ; Attractive ; Great keyboard ; Long battery life ; Affordable pricing

Small touchpad ; No high-resolution display option ; Annoying bloatware ; No discrete graphics option

The Inspiron 14z lives up to its promise as an obtainable thin-and-light. It’s fast, it has good battery life, and it’s affordable.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (

Dell Inspiron 14z review


It's called rebranding, and by golly, Dell needs to do it. Once the world's top PC maker, it's ceded market share to the likes of HP and Acer and earned

Long battery life ; Good performance ; Clean aluminum design, backlit keyboard option

Stiff touch buttons, trackpad stumbles on some gestures ; Lots of bloatware ; No discrete graphics option, less configurable than other Windows PCs

The slimmed-down 14z brings a much-needed makeover for the Inspiron line without skimping on performance.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero (

Dell Inspiron 14z (budget 2011)


The base model of the Dell Inspiron 14z has the same great looks as the higher-priced model, but even longer battery life.

Sleek design ; Good battery life ; Affordable

Annoying port covers ; Below-average performance ; Some multitouch gestures hard to execute

We liked the Inspiron 14z at $829, but the $599 version is an even better choice for bargain hunters. While you give up some performance, you get an hour more of battery life in return. The aluminum chassis is stylish, and it's worth the extra $54 to...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Daniel Howley (

Dell Inspiron 14z (2011)


The Dell Inspiron 14z is a lightweight, powerful, and stylish 14-inch laptop.

At $829, the Inspiron 14z is a powerful notebook with close to all-day battery life. The aluminum chassis is sleek and sexy--especially in Fire Red--and we like the backlit keyboard. We're just not fans of the port covers or the way the laptop's...

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:3 in 1 Card Reader / 7 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9 / 4:3
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
LED Technology: No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA / XGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro


Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / ATI / Intel / Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA 4500MHD / HD GRAPH. 4000 / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000 / RADEON HD7570M


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM77 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Pentium Dual Core
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-2367M / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / SU4100