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Dell Inspiron 14z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 374 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. People really like the design and usability. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Comments about the sound and reliability are mixed, and some have doubts 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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 14z from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People really like the price and design. The battery and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical reviews about the portability and size.

performance, usability, battery, design, price

reliability, size, portability

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

This summary is based on the products: 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-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-

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Inspiron 14z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 218 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 14z from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and usability. The price and performance also get good feedback, but there are some mixed comments about the touchpad and reliability. There are some negative comments about the connectivity.

portability, performance, price, usability, design

connectivity

69% 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 14z 14-Inch Laptop Core i5-3317U 1.7GHz 6GB 32GB SSD+500GB DVD±RW

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

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 (wired.com)

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 (pcworld.com)

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: Avram Piltch (laptopmag.com)

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: (engadget.com)

Dell Inspiron 14z review

 

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

Long battery lifeGood performanceClean aluminum design, backlit keyboard option

Stiff touch buttons, trackpad stumbles on some gesturesLots of bloatwareNo discrete graphics option, less configurable than other Windows PCs

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero (laptopmag.com)

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 (laptopmag.com)

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

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Dell Inspiron 14z (2011) Review

 

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...

Sleek and stylish design, Backlit keyboard, Snappy performance, Long battery life

Some issues with multitouch gestures, Annoying port covers

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Patrick Joynt (pcworld.com)

Dell Inspiron 14z Laptop Review

 

Great battery life ; Light and easy to use

So-so performance ; Overly-glossy screen

The Inspiron 1470 is aimed squarely at students, with a stylish look and great battery life, but the overly-polished screen is hard to see.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

Dell Inspiron 14z Review

 

Dell spent most of 2009 making their laptops as thin and light as possible. Dell even went as far as adding a z to the names of the thinnest and lightest notebooks that offer the best battery life in each category. To that end, the Inspiron 14z offers...

Good battery life ; Attractive design ; Firm keyboard

Weak performance ; No ExpressCard slot ; No backlit keyboard option

The Dell Inspiron 14z is a basic 14-inch notebook that delivers good battery life at the expense of performace. If your child or your family is looking for a convenient laptop for general use then the Inspiron 14z can handle daily tasks with ease. That...

Oct, 2009

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1270 x 720 / 1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1 / 1.3

Design

Intel segment tagging:Home Office

Display

HD type: No
Panel Type:TN

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Networking

4G:No / Yes
4G standards:WiMAX

Ports & interfaces

Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Processor

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 / 12 / 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:Haswell / Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 17 / 35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
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 Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023) / 40

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington / Noble