Great combination of portability, performance, and value.
Decent battery life.
Good performance for Ultrabook category.
Good 3D performance.
Third-generation Intel Core i5 processor.
Full-size Ethernet port.
Very reasonable price.
More configurable than most ultrabooks.
One of few Ultrabooks with DVD drive.
Surprisingly good for light.
Input problems all around.
Dim screen, with uninspiring 1366 x 768pixel resolution.
Could use another couple of USB ports.
Difficulty with switchable graphics system.
Heavy, unattractive design.
Lags competitors in battery life.
Not backlit keyboard.
Unresponsive mouse buttons.
Stubborn mouse buttons.
Irritating port covers.
By PCAdvisor on August 21, 2013
The Inspiron 14z does a really good job of cramming a fully featured laptop into a compact, lightweight design. It's no gaming rig, but its good performance and battery life make it an attractive option for anyone on a tight budget.80
By PC Advisor on August 21, 2013
The Dell Inspiron 14z is a full-featured laptop in a compact and lightweight design that will satisfy business- and home users. Here's our Dell Inspiron 14z review. It's a shame that Dell is probably going to abandon the consumer market in...80
By uk.hardware.info on November 06, 2012
The Dell Inspiron 14z isn't perfect. The wired network connection is limited to 100 Mbit/s, and the AMD Radeon HD 7570 is pointless. The graphics card is faster than the Intel HD Graphics 4000, but not so much that it has any added value. On the...-
By NotebookCheck on September 11, 2012
The Inspiron 14z Ultrabook is offered for 900 Euros. The laptop offers a power-saving CPU and a middle-class GPU. This means it is well-equipped for multimedia use. Even Office programs run fluidly, thanks to the SSD. The case is made of brushed...81
By CNET Australia on August 09, 2012
Just like the 13z, for the price involved, the 14z does well. The main sticking point is the battery life, which has been outgunned by...75
By Wired on July 16, 2012
Dell’s Inspiron gets a big makeover this year, evolving (at last) into a sleek and modern-looking laptop while maintaining a very low price.Marketed as an ultrabook, the new Inspiron 14z may surprise you at first since it’s a 14-inch model...70
By pcworld.com_techhive.com on July 12, 2012
The Dell Inspiron 14z sacrifices style and hardware integrity for performance....60
By HotHardware on July 09, 2012
Dell's Inspiron 14z proved itself an all-around multimedia workhorse, but where it really pounds its chest is in games. Not only does it handle older titles well, but Dell's decision to equip certain models (including the one we tested) with a...-
By PC Mag on June 22, 2012
The Dell Inspiron 14z-5423 ultrabook is built for speed. Unfortunately, it sacrifices battery life for raw multimedia and 3D power, which is costly in the long run. ...70
By cnet on June 19, 2012
Dell has managed to give a very upscale feel to its mainstream Inspiron 14z, a 14-inch ultrabook that comfortably juggles price, design, and...80