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Dell Inspiron 14z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 377 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 are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed opinions on the sound and reliability, while 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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Dell Inspiron 14z


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 People are impressed by the price and design. The battery and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts 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 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-

May, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Dell Inspiron 14z


alaTest has collected and analyzed 218 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 14z from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Opinions about the design and usability are overall positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the connectivity, while comments about the touchpad and reliability are different.

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

May, 2018

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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

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 : 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

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Dell Inspiron 14z (Ivy Bridge)


Dell's Inspiron Z series notebooks have long been known for offering solid portability at affordable prices. For 2012, the company has updated the 14-inch Inspiron 14z with Intel's 3rd Generation Core Series processor and a brand new design that's thin...

Jun, 2012

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Dell Inspiron 14z review


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

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Brian Westover (

Dell Inspiron 14z (i14z-6677DBK)


The Dell Inspiron 14z (i14z-6677DBK) mainstream laptop has a Core i5 processor, big hard drive, and top-flight features like WiDi 2.0 and USB 3.0.

Intel Core i5 processor. Big 750GB hard drive. WiDi 2.0 offers wireless streaming. Superb battery life. Two USB 3.0 ports.

Stubborn mouse buttons. Irritating port covers.

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Oct, 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

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Dell Inspiron 14z (Budget 2011)


When we reviewed the $829 model of the Dell Inspiron 14z, we praised its sleek and stylish aluminum design and fast performance. However, its price was on the high side for a budget-conscious consumer looking for a portable system. The starting $599...

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / SRS / SRS PS / WaveMaxx 4.0 / Waves MaxxAudio / Waves MaxxAudio 4
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1 / 1.5 / 2 / 4
Speakers manufacturer:Skullcandy


Battery Capacity:44 / 58 / 69
Battery capacity (Watt hours):44 / 58 / 69
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:14.8
Number of battery cells:4 / 6 / 8


Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1270 x 720 / 1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1 / 1.3
Swivel webcam: No
Video capturing speed:30


Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y / Yes
WiFi certified: Yes


Color of product:Black / Black, Brown / Black, Red / Black, Silver / Grey / Grey, Silver / Red / Red, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Intel segment tagging:Home Office
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight:No / Yes
Panel Type:TN
Pixel Pitch:0.00892 x 0.00892
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / No / Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:45 / 65


Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7570M / No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
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: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 350 / 650
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel HD Graphics 4400


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:87
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1


3G:No / Yes
4G:N / No / Yes
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS / 4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-598.4 - 420000
Non-operating shock:160
Non-operating vibration:1.3
Operating altitude:-598.4 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating shock:110
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Operating vibration:0.66
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 95 / 5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 95 / 5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / SRS / SRS PS / WaveMaxx 4.0 / Waves MaxxAudio / Waves MaxxAudio 4
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Display Diagonal:14
Display Diagonal (metric):14
Ethernet interface type:Fast / Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD, Intel / Intel
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4 / 1.4a
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:45 / 65


Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Chipset:Intel HM67 Express / Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 28
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM67 Express / Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x4, 2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8 / 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I3-2367M / I3-3217U / I3-3227U / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / i5-4200U / I7-2640M / I7-3517U / I7-3537U / i7-4500U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.5
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.8
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I3-2367M / I3-3217U / I3-3227U / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / i5-4200U / I7-2640M / I7-3517U / I7-3537U / i7-4500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
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
Processor socket:BGA1023 / BGA1168 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0 / J1 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 17 / 35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85 / 85C ; 100C

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:53434 / 53438 / 53450 / 53452 / 53464 / 59798 / 65697 / 65707 / 65714 / 72054 / 72055 / 72057 / 75459 / 75460
Processor code:SR03R / SR04J / SR04W / SR04Z / SR0CV / SR0DN / SR0N6 / SR0N8 / SR0N9 / SR0XF / SR0XG / SR0XL / SR16Z / SR170
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023) / 40
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington / Noble
Fingerprint reader: No


Bundled software:McAfee / McAfee LiveSafe 1y
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:McAfee Security / McAfee SecurityCenter / Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office, McAfee LiveSafe


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, MS PRO, MicroSD (TransFlash), SD, SDHC, SDIO, SDXC, xD / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDIO, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 32
Solid-state drive interface:Micro Serial ATA / mSATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:Micro Serial ATA / mSATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 352 / 500 / 532 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.21 / 9.45 / 9.69
Depth (imperial):9.45 / 9.7
Height:0.602 / 0.827 / 0.906
Height (front):0.815 / 0.823 / 0.917 / 1
Height (front) (imperial):0.81 / 0.99 / 0.998
Height (rear):0.827 / 0.996 / 1.02
Height (rear) (imperial):0.83 / 0.94 / 1.01
Weight:3.88 / 4.12 / 4.23 / 4.41 / 4.63 / 5
Width:13.2 / 13.6 / 13.7
Width (imperial):13.6 / 13.7