Editors Liked

  • Solid build quality, Attractive, Great keyboard, Long battery life, Affordable pricing
  • Outstanding battery life, Good performance, Comfortable keyboard, Sleek design
  • Solid performance for moderate price, Attractive, comfortable design, Surprisingly good for light gaming
  • Long battery lifeGood performanceClean aluminum design, backlit keyboard option
  • Includes two USB 3.0 ports and a Mini DisplayPort, Interfaces located at the back, Pleasant typing feel, Optional backlit keyboard, Good speakers, Low power consumption and long battery life
  • Intel Core i5 processor, Big 750GB hard drive, WiDi 2,0 offers wireless streaming, Superb battery life, Two USB 3,0 ports
  • Sleek design, Good battery life, Affordable
  • Powerful standard-voltage Core i5 CPU, Excellent battery life, Two USB 3,0 ports, Reasonably priced, Aluminum top is a luxury for an entry-level series, Fabulous backlit keyboard
  • Sleek and stylish design, Backlit keyboard, Snappy performance, Long battery life
  • A clean, slim design, a backlit keyboard, very good battery life, strong performance, and an affordable price make the Dell Inspiron 14z more useful than most thinned-down laptops

Editors Didn't Like

  • Small touchpad, No high-resolution display option, Annoying bloatware, No discrete graphics option
  • Stiff, cumbersome trackpad, Interfering preinstalled software, Limited upgrade options, Average audio
  • Too much bloatware, Unresponsive mouse buttons
  • Stiff touch buttons, trackpad stumbles on some gesturesLots of bloatwareNo discrete graphics option, less configurable than other Windows PCs
  • Touchpad buttons are stiff, Reflective and dark display, Very warm with a high processing load
  • Stubborn mouse buttons, Irritating port covers
  • Annoying port covers, Below-average performance, Some multitouch gestures hard to execute
  • Stiff mouse buttons, Port covers are unnecessary
  • Some issues with multitouch gestures, Annoying port covers
  • Limited upgrade options and no dedicated graphics might turn off some who need more flexibility, and flip-down port doors are a minor annoyance