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Dell Inspiron 14z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 417 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the battery and design. The price and portability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the reliability and touchpad, while views are divided on the screen.

usability, portability, price, design, battery

touchpad, reliability

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Inspiron 14z

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 23 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 14z from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

61% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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-

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell Inspiron 14z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 204 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 14z from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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)

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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.

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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

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Dell’s New Ultrabook Isn’t Really an Ultrabook, But It Acts Like One

 

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.

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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.

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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

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Dell Inspiron 14z laptop review: A well-balanced mix of features for the price

 

Dell has managed to give a very upscale feel to its mainstream Inspiron 14z, a 14-inch ultrabook that comfortably juggles price, design, and performance.

With a new slim design, the Dell Inspiron 14z impresses by including an Intel Core i5 CPU and discrete AMD graphics, all for a very reasonable price

There's still a bit of a budget feel to parts of the body. Battery life, while decent, isn't going to get you through a full day

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

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
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

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

Processor

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
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