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Dell XPS 14Z

Dell XPS 14Z
alaScore 91

384 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 384 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the battery and keyboard. The portability and screen also get good feedback, but opinions are divided on the value for money.

design, screen, portability, keyboard, battery

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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 384 reviews)

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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 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

screen, portability, usability, design, keyboard

value for money

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)

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Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook Review

 

Dell's XPS 13 is hands down one of the nicest looking and well-built Ultrabooks in the market that come at quite a premium. The company only recently added another model to their Ultrabook portfolio, the XPS 14, which strangely looks nothing like the...

The XPS 14 Ultrabook is quite expensive and prices start at Rs.79,100 for the base model. The one thing that really annoys me is that Dell got away with the ‘Ultrabook’ sticker for the XPS 14, when it’s plainly not. Apart from using a ULV CPU and...

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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...

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Dell XPS 14z Review

 

Dell's new XPS ‘z' series brings the mighty performance of the traditional XPS legacy, but does it with flair. This is for those who've eyed the new XPS series, but wanted something sleeker and portable without compromising on the build quality and...

At Rs.78,900, the Dell XPS 14z is quite an expensive 14-inch notebook, but then it does justify that price, to an extent. The price jump seems to be related to the 3-year warranty that comes as standard. Also, the notebook packs an impeccable build and...

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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...

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Review Dell XPS 14z Notebook

 

Beauty hurts. The first steps towards a stronger design were made

Successful design; Robust aluminium case; USB 3.0, miniDP and HDMI; Powerful processors available; Good battery life

Awkward positioning of ports on the back; Poor keyboard feedback; Poor display contrast; 7200 rpm hard drive is only option; High temperatures are possible

To go by our impression of the XPS 14z in our review, probably first and foremost the larger version, the XPS 15z. But other manufacturers also have a variety of serviceable multimedia notebooks on the market in a 14-inch format: Asus X43SV,...

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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

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Dell XPS 14

 

Forget the image of Dell laptops as generic-looking plastic boxes (or, less generously, cheap-looking ones). The past couple of generations of both Inspiron and XPS laptops -- the company's mainstream and high-end lines, respectively -- have been...

The new Dell XPS 14 is solidly built and powerful. It's also slim and attractive, especially for a laptop with an Intel Core i7 CPU and discrete graphics.

This is way heavier than any 14-inch laptop without an optical drive needs to be.

The flagship of Dell's revamped laptop line, the XPS 14 is a worthy competitor to something like the MacBook Pro, and the two systems share a similar aesthetic. But Dell's new Inspiron ultrabook is nearly as good, and a lot less expensive.

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
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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