Dell Inspiron 15z

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 15zNotebook: Dell Inspiron 15z (Inspiron 15 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 512 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.52kg
Price: 499 euro
Average Score: 81.13% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 79%, features: 77%, display: 75% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 87%

Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 15z

83% Review Dell Inspiron 15z Notebook | Notebookcheck
Lowrider. Dell models bearing the -z suffix are differentiated from the all-around Inspiron family by being particularly mobile. A thin housing, energy-sipping CPU's and large-capacity batteries should keep even the most demanding users away from the wall outlet.
80% Review: Dell Inspiron 15z notebook
Source: V3.co.uk English
Whether you're looking for a roomy notebook to use on the commute or a desktop replacement, the 15z has the potential to fit the bill nicely. Despite its relatively large size, it offers a good battery life and a slim build that makes it light enough to lug around. And with a wide range of customisation options available, there's plenty to like about this impressive compromise between power and portability.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%
80% Dell - Inspiron 15z review
Source: IT Reviews English
Despite a few questionable omissions on the base specification, Dell has a very appealing notebook in the Inspiron 15z, which would suit multimedia use and those who are looking to perform day-to-day tasks without sacrificing display size. It's reasonably priced as well, which makes it flexible enough to customise without breaking the bank.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Inspiron 15z notebook
Source: Channel Web English
Whether you're looking for a roomy notebook to use on the commute or a desktop replacement, the 15z has the potential to fit the bill nicely. Despite its relatively large size, it offers a good battery life and a slim build that makes it light enough to lug around. And with a wide range of customisation options available, there's plenty to like about this impressive compromise between power and portability.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Inspiron 15z notebook
Source: Computing English
Whether you're looking for a roomy notebook to use on the commute or a desktop replacement, the 15z has the potential to fit the bill nicely. Despite its relatively large size, it offers a good battery life and a slim build that makes it light enough to lug around. And with a wide range of customisation options available, there's plenty to like about this impressive compromise between power and portability.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

83% Dell XPS 15z
Source: PC Go - 12/11 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 11/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% Samsung NC10-JP05
Source: PC Go - 12/11 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 11/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Test Dell Inspiron 15z Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 78% display: 75% mobility: 90% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 87%
Dell XPS 15z
Source: Chip.de - 10/11 German
good
Single Review, , Short, Date: 09/01/2011

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330: Lower clocked Radeon 4530 with a current consumption of 7 Watt (according to AMD). Supports DirectX 10.1 and Avivo HD for HD video acceleration.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


SU7300: Slow clocked dual core processor with a low TDP of 10 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.52 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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81.13%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)