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Dell Latitude Z600

Specifications

Dell Latitude Z600Notebook: Dell Latitude Z600
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1500 euro
Average Score: 74.38% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 46%, performance: 60%, features: 85%, display: 90% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Dell Latitude Z600

80% Dell Latitude Z review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Dell Latitude Z is a classy notebook with some touches that truly earn the label innovative. Some of this technology – such as wireless charging and screen sending – will almost certainly trickle down into more affordable laptops in the future. But right now, the expensive Dell Latitude Z goes some way to justifying its price by virtue of its wire-free tech, and tactile covetable design, great feature set and excellent build quality.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
Dell - Latitude Z600 review
Source: IT Reviews English
The Dell Latitude Z600 is a likeable notebook. Big screen, great keyboard, lots of software goodies, nice hardware design. It is very expensive, though.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/14/2010
Rating: price: 30%
70% Dell Latitude Z600 review
Source: Techradar English
The Dell Latitude Z600 is Dell's take on a high-end business laptop. Sporting a striking design, there is a wealth of impressive software on offer to make this an excellent choice for those who take their business seriously.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Dell Latitude Z 16in laptop
Source: Reg Hardware English
Targeted at the well-to-do executive who places more of an emphasis on form than function the highly desirable Latitude Z is an impressive combination of style, quality and performance which is slightly let down by its poor battery performance though the optional 8-cell power pack goes some way towards ameliorating that for a minimal outlay.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
78% Dell Latitude Z
Source: Computer Shopper English
The Dell Latitude Z is a study in contrasts—and an unusual mix of laptop styles. It has a huge 16-inch high-definition screen housed in a 4.5-pound chassis that’s slimmer than most ultraportables. Advanced features abound, yet you’ll give up some basics, such as a built-in optical drive and memory-card slots. For those looking for a big screen in an ultra-slim package, the Latitude Z600 is a dream machine, but its high price and so-so performance relegate it to niche status.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 78%
Dell Latitude Z Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Dell Latitude Z is a very impressive high-end business notebook with many tricks up its sleeve. This notebook offers EdgeTouch technology, inductive charging, and haptic feedback for the volume controls all inside a chassis that is no thicker than about ¾ of an inch. Compared to other thin and light notebooks the Z offers a 16-inch screen with plenty of real estate and one of the best keyboards we have seen to date.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/18/2010
Rating: performance: 70% features: 90% ergonomy: 90%
67% Dell Latitude Z
Source: PC Mag English
The Dell Latitude Z is possibly the strangest laptop we’ve ever reviewed. It’s as if Dell has taken all the conventional rules of building a business notebook, cut them up into tiny pieces and reassembled them to form this: an ultra-wide, ultra-thin, ultra-odd laptop. A truly innovative business laptop with hordes of interesting features, but its three-hour battery life is a disappointment.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 50% performance: 50%
60% Dell Latitude Z600
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Dell Latitude Z600 is indeed a high-class executive system. Its black-cherry exterior, smooth and comfortable keyboard, and luxe accessories definitely make it look the part of a mogul’s laptop. We were also impressed by the blazing solid state drives, as well as the convenient EdgeTouch controls. However, although Z600 has the screen size of a desktop replacement notebook, it performs like an ultraportable--without the benefit of long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Dell Latitude Z600 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Bottom line, the Dell Latitude Z600 is very much not for everyone. In fact, we think they made this notebook just to sell it to Michael Dell and maybe a couple of his showboating buddies. But it boasts design smarts and a couple of tech innovations that we'd love to see trickle down to more mainstream portables (with slightly smarter implementations). Until then, we can dream.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Dell Latitude Z600
Source: PC World English
Bottom line, the Z600 is very much not for everyone. In fact, I think they made this notebook just to sell it to Michael Dell and maybe a couple of his showboating buddies. But it boasts design smarts and a couple of tech innovations that I'd love to see trickle down to more mainstream portables (with slightly smarter implementations). Until then, I can dream. Also, look for a final score when we get test results from the lab.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2009
Rating: price: 40% display: 90%
Dell's Latitude Z laptop goes for the high end
Source: Reseller News English
All this is very cool. But with all that said and done - the stylish look, the instant-on OS, the great display, the two SSDs, the wireless dock and inductive charger - the question is whether corporations have lifted themselves enough out of the recession doldrums to purchase what is, in essence, a luxury item. Dell hopes they have; a company representative told me that the notebook is being aimed at executives, salespeople, and others who need to present a successful image to their customers. That, at least, the Latitude Z will do.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/30/2009
Rating: display: 90%
Dell Latitude Z review
Source: PC Advisor English
All this is very cool. But with all that said and done - the stylish look, the instant-on OS, the great display, the two SSDs, the wireless dock and inductive charger - the question is whether corporations have lifted themselves enough out of the recession doldrums to purchase what is, in essence, a luxury item. Dell hopes they have; a company representative told us that the £1,516 notebook is being aimed at executives, salespeople, and others who need to present a successful image to their customers. That, at least, the Dell Latitude Z will do.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/29/2009
Rating: price: 50%

Foreign Reviews

90% Lautlose Besonderheit
Source: Mobile News German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
Innovationsfülle
Source: c't - 10/10 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: performance: 60% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

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.


SU9400:

Power efficient low voltage processor based on the Penryn 3M core that features all Penryn functions like Virtualization and Trusted Execution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


16.0": 16 inch display-variants exist since 2008 and partially got the market share of 15 inch notebooks. 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 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 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 %

Dell reviews


74.38%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Dell Latitude Z600 on Ciao

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-10-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)