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Dell XPS 14Z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 167 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 products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the keyboard and battery. The portability and design also get good feedback. Comments about the connectivity and image quality are different. The touchpad and screen get less positive comments.

performance, design, portability, battery, keyboard

screen, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell XPS 14Z is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell XPS 14Z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Dell XPS 14Z from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the energy efficiency and usability. The performance and reliability also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the price and screen. Opinions are divided on the image quality.

design, reliability, performance, usability, energy

screen, price

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

Oct, 2020

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 (engadget.com)

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

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Dell XPS 14z review

 

The 14z offers good battery life, extra screen real estate and excellent ergonomics, though you can get stronger graphics performance from less expensive machines.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Dell XPS 14 review

 

When Dell told us of its plans to revive its tried and true XPS laptop line we were pretty darn excited. With so much brand dilution in the past few years --...

Nov, 2010

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...

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 : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Dell XPS 14 earns its place as flagship of laptop line

 

The Dell XPS 14 is a worthy competitor to the MacBook Pro, though it's a bit heavier than we'd like.

The new ; 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.

Jun, 2012

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

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 : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Dell XPS 14z

 

The Dell XPS 14z offers an Intel Core i7 processor, switchable Nvidia graphics, spacious 750GB hard drive, and best-in-class keyboard, all wrapped up in a head turning compact design.

Intel Core i7 processor. Nvidia switchable graphics. Thin design with aluminum and magnesium construction. Exquisite backlit keyboard. Big 750GB hard drive.

Battery life is a bit short.

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Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (pcworld.com)

Dell Studio 14z Laptop Review

 

Crisp, vivid screen ; Discrete nVidia GPU squeezed inside

No built-in flash media slots ; Pricy external optical drive

The sleek, slim 14z all-purpose laptop delivers a great package overall--so long as you don't crave an optical drive.

Aug, 2009