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Dell XPS 14Z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 reviews of Dell XPS 14Z. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and battery. The design and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are mixed comments on the price and screen. There are some less positive 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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Dell XPS 14Z from The average user rating for this product is 1.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the usability and design are on the whole positive. The screen and portability also get good views. Many are negative about the touchpad.

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12% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell XPS X14Z-3846SLV 14-Inch Laptop 8GB 750GB nVidia Graphics Win7 (Elemental Silver)Dell XPS X14Z-3846SLV 14-Inch Laptop 8GB 750GB nVidia Graphics Win7 (Elemental Silver)

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Felix Sold (

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 (

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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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 (

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 (

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...

Solid construction ; Long-lasting battery ; Good keyboard

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

Jack of all trades

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Tim Stevens (

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 (

Dell XPS 14 (Summer 2012)


You get almost 10 hours of battery life with the Dell XPS 14 (Summer 2012) ultrabook, but you pay for it in weight and price.

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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Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (

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 (

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

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Dell XPS 14z available now for $1000, ready to assail your eyes with a Shuriken display


From IFA to retailers' shelves, Dell's XPS 14z has finally completed its marketplace destiny. The 14-inch Windows 7 laptop we recently reviewed as a sensible...

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3 / 2
Rear camera: No


Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:HD+ / No


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
NVIDIA GameWorks VR: No
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO) / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Keyboard backlit: Yes


4G:No / Yes
4G standard:WiMAX
4G standards:WiMAX

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


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 / 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 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L-RS-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17 / 35 / 45

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 Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:53450 / 53452 / 53464 / 53470 / 64898 / 64903 / 65707 / 65714 / 72054 / 72055 / I5-3317U
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes