More configurable than most ultrabooks.
Built-in optical drive.
Accurate touchpad with discrete buttons.
Solid build quality.
Long battery life.
Thick and heavy for an ultrabook.
Port selection could be better for a laptop this size.
Some keyboard flex.
Annoying port covers
No high-resolution display option.
Limited upgrade options.
By PC Advisor on July 16, 2012
The Dell Inspiron 14z sacrifices style and hardware integrity for performance....60
By Computer Shopper on June 19, 2012
Dell's redesigned Inspiron 14z is thinner than its predecessor, and it packs a new Intel "Ivy Bridge" processor in our $899 test configuration. But it's thicker and heavier than most other laptops that claim the ultrabook name....60
By LaptopMag on June 19, 2012
Dell's new Inspiron 14z combines strong performance with great looks in an affordable Ultrabook, but the screen and battery life could be...70
By Trusted Reviews on June 07, 2012
Brushed aluminium finish 14.4in 1,366 x 768 glossy TN screen Core i CPU, integrated/dedicated gaphics, up to 8GB RAM Unlike the premium XPS 14z, the Inspiron 14z is at the more affordable end of Dell’s laptop range. However, you do still get a...-
By Digital Trends on March 01, 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...85
By HEXUS.net on December 05, 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 for the past four years, and while it's neither...70
By Trusted Reviews on December 01, 2011
We were hoping the Inspiron 14z was at worst the cheaper and chunkier sibling of Dell’s premium XPS 14z, but it wasn’t to be. Its partially metal finish is a cut above, its keyboard and touchpad are nice, and it offers reasonable battery...60
By LaptopMag on October 17, 2011
When we reviewed the $829 model of the Dell Inspiron 14z, we praised its sleek and stylish aluminum design and fast performance. However, its price was on the high side for a budget-conscious consumer looking for a portable system. The starting $599...80
By PC Advisor on October 11, 2011
Overall, the Inspiron 14z is a light, attractive laptop that's easy to lug around and offers good performance for its sale price. However, strange ergonomic choices make this a less than an ideal unit, particularly if you're a touch-typist....60
By Good Gear Guide on August 11, 2011
The Inspiron 14z is a good choice for anyone who wants good speed and lots of features in a relatively small and comfortable-to-use chassis. It weighs only 1.95kg, it's 25mm thick and it feels quite well made overall. it's a good model for...80