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DELL Inspiron 14z 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB 500GB HDD+SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB Aug 2013
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Meet Your New Ultrabook.Inspiron 14z is more than just a typical laptop. It's an Ultrabook it's just 21 mm thin, super powerful, has long battery life and boots up in seconds. A built-in DVD drive... More
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14 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 14z has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst ultrabooks of this age. Laptops of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 14z have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB.

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DELL Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Based on 4,345 owner and expert reviews, DELL has good ratings for its laptops. However, DELL has unexceptional ratings for its ultrabooks.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 14z has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 14z do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the DELL Inspiron 14z has a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 14z supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 14z is 64GB and the biggest is 1.1TB. The Inspiron 14z has a quite big total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 13[plb_2014592_price] (512GB), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2134370_price] (512GB).

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Quite Big Screen Size

The average screen size of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 14z is 14". With a screen size of 14 inches, the DELL Inspiron 14z has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 14z.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Six Battery Cells

The Inspiron 14z is a six battery cell count portable PC.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the Inspiron 14z is 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most frequently found memory slot of 1x SO-DIMM.

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 14z.

The worst memory slots amongst similar types of portable PC is 1x SO-DIMM.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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9 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Inspiron 14z is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Heavy

At 1.9 kilograms, the Inspiron 14z is quite heavy compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the Inspiron 14z. Laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 14z have weights of between 870g and 3.3kg.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years, the DELL Inspiron 14z does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Only 32 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The DELL Inspiron 14z is a 32 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 44 watt-hours, the Inspiron 14z has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 14z. The smallest battery capacity of portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 14z is 23Wh, the biggest is 72Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 14z have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB. At only 3 megabytes, the Inspiron 14z has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 14z.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

The smallest L3 cache of ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago is 2MB and the biggest is 6MB. With a L3 cache of only 3 megabytes, the DELL Inspiron 14z has a quite small L3 cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 14z.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 14z

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this ultrabook was released.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The DELL Inspiron 14z has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Internal Memory

The Inspiron 14z has a pretty standard internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 14z.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 13[plb_2014592_price] (8GB), or the Lenovo X240[plb_2034034_price] (8GB).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Inspiron 14z has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 14z.

If this DELL laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 6430u[plb_2007109_price] (1.9GHz), or the Lenovo X240[plb_2109846_price] (1.9GHz).

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HDD Storage Medium

The DELL Inspiron 14z has an HDD storage medium which is better than most similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. Most laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it have an SSD storage medium. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

8 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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7 June 2012

The Dell Inspiron 14z is not a bad budget laptop, though it doesn't gel with what we've come to expect from the Intel Ultrabook label. It's not particularly light, its battery life and screen are...

14 March 2012

The Dell Inspiron 14z has plenty to recommend it and offers something a little more than the run of the mill budget laptop in terms of styling and connectivity. Essentially, it's a well endowed...

1 March 2012

The Inspiron 14z lives up to its promise as an obtainable thin-and-light. It?s fast, it has good battery life, and it?s affordable...

Digitaltrends.com

26 January 2012

If there was anything that can be pointed to as ?the? thing CES was about, it's the ultrabook. These thin and portable laptops were presented by Intel with all the finesse of a sledgehammer.... Read more…

6 January 2012

If you're not interested in games, the Dell Inspiron 14z is powerful enough for all your daily computing needs?even with power-hungry programs like video encoding and 3D modelling. It's a...

5 December 2011

Immediately there is plenty to like about the Dell Inspiron 14z. The metallic red colour (costing an extra £10, but definitely worth it), 2.1kg weight, comfortable keyboard and curvy design all... Read more…

5 December 2011

Tablets are fun and Ultrabooks have a lot of promise, but if you want to be productive while on the go, you just can't beat a good laptop, can you?I've been lugging around my Dell Inspiron 1520... Read more…

5 December 2011

Immediately there is plenty to like about the Dell Inspiron 14z. The metallic red colour (costing an extra £10, but definitely worth it), 2.1kg weight, comfortable keyboard and curvy design all... Read more…

There are better all-rounders than the Dell Inspiron 14z, then, but it's still worth a look if all you want to do is browse the web, or have a laptop to work on, and place comfort and quality...

21 November 2011

Dell has always been a pretty consistent name when it comes to the consumer computing end of the spectrum. They may not necessarily have the most powerful machines or the sexiest products, but... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i53337, dell i53337u

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