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Dell XPS 14Z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 247 reviews of Dell XPS 14Z. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the durability and battery. The design and portability are also appreciated. There are mixed reviews on the price and screen, while there are some critical reviews about the touchpad.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell XPS 14Z is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell XPS 14Z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 user reviews of Dell XPS 14Z from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the usability and design are generally positive. The screen and portability also get good views. Many are critical about the touchpad.

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72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell XPS X14Z-6923SLV 14-Inch Laptop (Elemental Silver)Dell XPS XPS14-10909sLV 14-Inch Ultrabook Laptop (Silver)Dell XPS 14Z X14z-2308ELS 14-Inch Laptop (Elemental Silver)

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Felix Sold (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook

 

Golden mean. The new XPS 14 Ultrabook was presented to the press

Outstanding workmanship and sturdiness; USB 3.0, miniDP, HDMI and RJ-45 network port; Excellent input devices; Bright HD+ display; Good performance of the hardware; Silent operation in office use; Surprising stereo speakers; Power consumption and...

The case of the card reader is a bit awkward; Only 12 months warranty; Higher entry-level price than competitors; Glossy screen with mediocre contrast; High temperature under load

Different ultrabooks with the newest generation of energy saving Intel processors. These include the Dell XPS 13 from the same manufacturer, the Asus UX32VD with dedicated Nvidia GeForce GT 620M, the Lenovo IdeaPad U310 and respectively the IdeaPad...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Market Overview - Gaming Notebooks 2011

 

Purchase Consultation. Nowadays, prospective buyers on the lookout for a mobile gaming platform have to wade through a sea of offers to find the right laptop. This challenge can be especially daunting for inexperienced buyers, so we decided to shed...

The high price tag (starting at 1500 Euros) is justified by Alienware with high-quality input devices, great connectivity, graphics switching technology, various accessories and a unique look. The picture and sound quality is also quite good. As with...

Oct, 2011
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Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell XPS 14z Notebook

 

Beauty hurts. The first steps towards a stronger design were made with the XPS 15z, and now the more compact 14-inch version is the logical progression. Like its larger brother, the Dell XPS 14z hopes to win over the hearts of customers with its good...

Successful design, Robust aluminium case, USB 3.0, miniDP and HDMI, Powerful processors available, Good battery life, The design of the latest XPS range can definitely be called a success

Awkward positioning of ports on the back, Poor keyboard feedback, Poor display contrast, 7200 rpm hard drive is only option, High temperatures are possible, A high-quality display

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (pcworld.com)

Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook Review: A Multimedia Marvel

 

Although it's based on Intel's fastest new Ivy Bridge CPU for Ultrabooks, the Dell XPS 14 at 4.7 pounds hovers perilously close in weight to the all-purpose laptop category. But Dell gives you several reasons to lug the extra ounces around, especially...

Handsome, high-res display; good audio and webcam ; Good battery life, classy industrial design

Narrow field of vision ; Heavy and on the pricey side for its screen size

The Dell XPS 14 excels at multimedia, boasts great battery life, and performs decently--but it's heavy and a bit pricey.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Sean Hollister (theverge.com)

Dell XPS 14 review (2012)

 

Since the day the chunky XPS M1210 notebook morphed into the XPS M1330's sleek frame, Dell has almost always had a stylish laptop lineup to its name. Back in 2007, they were defined by brushed aluminum surfaces and ultra-thin LED backlit screens, and...

Solid construction ; Long-lasting battery ; Good keyboard

Heavy ; Iffy screen and touchpad buttons ; Can get hot and noisy

Can a 4.6-pound ultrabook fly?

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Tim Stevens (engadget.com)

Dell XPS 14 review: a 14-inch Ultrabook with Ivy Bridge and graphics might

 

While we can't say that we universally liked Dell's first attempt at an Ultrabook, the XPS 13 we reviewed about three months ago, we can quite

Clean, sophisticated design ; Great trackpad ; Solid battery life ; Mighty graphics

Heavy for its size ; Poor I/O performance

Dell's XPS 14 is more than an inch-larger version of the XPS 13. It's a solid laptop in its class, but not a record-breaker.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Dell XPS 14 (Summer 2012)

 

The new Dell XPS 14 (Summer 2012) joins the ultrabook ranks and brings the battery power, but a heavy weight and price tag keep it from achieving greatness.

Third-generation Core i7 processor. Full-size, backlit keyboard. USB 3.0 with PowerShare. Mini DisplayPort and HDMI out. Better styling than predecessor. Addresses some of the shortcomings of the XPS 13. Very good battery life

Heavy. Expensive. Fans are loud during heavy computing. Discrete graphics give disappointing 3D performance. Loses optical drive

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (laptopmag.com)

Dell XPS 14 (2012)

 

The Dell XPS 14 is one of the longest lasting Ultrabooks yet and features Nvidia graphics, but the relatively heavy weight and high price give us pause.

Click to EnlargeAt first blush, the Dell XPS 14 has all the features you'd want from a 14-inch Ultrabook with an emphasis on media and productivity. Students who move from class to class all day and business people who go disconnected for long periods...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Charles P. Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

Dell XPS 14z Review: One Sleek 14-inch Laptop

 

This all metal notebook puts a 14-inch screen in a 13.3-inch chassis and is packed with the latest technology including a backlit keyboard. We take a closer look at this impressive alternative to the Apple MacBook Pro.

Sleek design ; Good build quality ; 7+ hours of battery life

Poor display quality ; Keyboard feedback could be better ; Not upgrade friendly

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Dell XPS 14z Review

 

The $1,299 Dell XPS 14z offers fast Core i7 performance in an elegant and portable package. In addition to the sleek and sturdy metal design, we like the smooth and accurate touchpad and helpful Dell Stage software. Some competing notebooks offer more...

Attractive, elegant design, Strong performance, Excellent touchpad, Good graphics power, Runs cool

Most ports in the back, Mushy touchpad buttons, Narrow viewing angles

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WSXGA / WXGA

General Features

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:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT630M / GeForce GT 630M / GeForce GT520M / HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD Graphics 4000

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:HM57 / HM67 / HM75 / HM77
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-2640M / I7-3537U
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