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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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9 Reasons For

DELL Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

On average laptops manufactured by DELL are rated 78 out of 100, which is in the top 64% of all laptop brands that we have assessed.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 14z has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 14z, the Inspiron 14z has a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 14z supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this spec and age. In addition, this DELL laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 14z.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Inspiron 14z has a better Wi-Fi standard than most notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. This DELL portable PC has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it have an 802.11g wi-Fi standards. This notebook PC also has an 802.11b wi-Fi standards.

An 802.11n wi-Fi standards is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all laptops of this spec and age.

The worst Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of portable PC is 802.11a.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on portable PCs of this type and age.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The Inspiron 14z is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC.

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Heavy

With a weight of 1.9 kilograms, the Inspiron 14z is one of the heavier laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 14z amongst ultrabooks of this age. The lightest portable PC of this age and spec is 1.3kg heavy and the heaviest is 3.3kg.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most notebook PCs of this type and age do not have a touchscreen. The Inspiron 14z is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The smallest battery capacity (Watt hours) of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 14z is 44Wh, the biggest is 70Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 50Wh. With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of only 44 watt-hours, the Inspiron 14z has one of the smaller battery capacity (Watt hours)s amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Only Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Inspiron 14z has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most portable PCs of this age and spec.

This portable PC's processor family (Intel Core i5-3xxx) is actually the worst processor family amongst all ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 14z.

The best processor family across similar types of portable PC is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Very Small L3 Cache

With a l3 cache of only 3 megabytes, the DELL Inspiron 14z has a quite small l3 cache compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 14z. Across all the ultrabooks that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 14z the l3 caches range from 3MB to 6MB, and the average l3 cache is 3.6MB.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 14z have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the Inspiron 14z which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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7 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 14z

Released Over Three Years Ago

This portable PC was released over three years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 14z has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 14z.

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 14z has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 14 inches, the Inspiron 14z has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 14z.

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Average Processor Frequency

The DELL Inspiron 14z has a relatively average processor frequency (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago.

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HDD Storage Media

The Inspiron 14z has an HDD storage media which is better than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. Most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it have an SSD storage media. 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
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Device Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost 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
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
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
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(59)
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...

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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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