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Dell Inspiron 14z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 351 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 really like the design and usability. The price and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the sound and reliability, while 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 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. Views about the price and design are on the whole positive. The battery and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts 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-

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Inspiron 14z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 208 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 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Views about the design and usability are on the whole positive. The price and performance are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the connectivity. There are some mixed views about the touchpad and reliability.

portability, performance, price, usability, design

connectivity

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

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Jonas Adams (notebookcheck.net)

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: (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: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

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 (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: Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

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 (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

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

Display Surface:Gloss
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)

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes

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
Password protection: Yes