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Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook Series

Dell Inspiron 14z-5423

One look at the Dell Inspiron 14z and you’ll say it is a regular 14 inch laptop. However, it is actually an ultrabook and is the first of its kind. Ultrabooks have become a piece of art rather than machine. Walking down the store looking at this new breath of laptops, you’ll feel like you’re in a laptop beauty pageant show. The Inspiron 14z on the other hand is a regular looking laptop which happens to fall in the Ultrabook category that was originally introduced by Intel. It even comes with a built-in optical drive slot and a variety of ports that are seldom found in ultrabooks.

Unlike its XPS brothers, the Inspiron 14z isn’t crafted to perfection and does not have the curvy lines running across the chassis. It isn’t covered in full aluminium body or with Corning’s Gorilla glass display. Despite all this, it is still thinner and lighter when compared to regular 14 inch laptops making it perfect for travellers and the body feels solid enough for an Ultrabook. With one of the lowest price for an Ultrabook, the Inspiron 14z reminds us that not all users are looking for something sleek and fancy. Some just need good laptops that are also light and portable. The only problem with it would be its looks: It looks less professional and cheap. We have seen much cheaper laptops that manage to look like expensive Ultrabooks.

Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7570M
Display: 14.00 inch
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 70.94% - average
Average of 33 scores (from 40 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 71%, features: 73%, display: 63%
mobility: 73%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 82%

 

Dell Inspiron 14z-5423

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 14z-5423Notebook: Dell Inspiron 14z-5423
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7570M 1024 MB
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section
 Inspiron 14z-5423 (Model)

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Average Score: 70.63% - average

Average of 32 scores (from 40 reviews)

 

81% Review Dell Inspiron 14z (5423) Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
Softened Ultrabook. The Dell Inspiron 14z is an ultrabook with a ULV CPU and a dedicated graphics card. While it may not be as thin as others, it has better hardware and is a good candidate for mobile multimedia use.
70% Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Dell Inspiron 14z is not a bad budget laptop, though it doesn’t gel with what we’ve come to expect from the Intel Ultrabook label. It’s not particularly light, its battery life and screen are only average, and its design tries for premium but falls short. However, as an affordable general-purpose work-horse it’s still a nice machine with decent usability, connectivity and performance, and light gamers on a strict budget may want to check out the version with dedicated graphics.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
70% Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Dell Inspiron 14z is not a bad budget laptop, though it doesn’t gel with what we’ve come to expect from the Intel Ultrabook label. It’s not particularly light, its battery life and screen are only average, and its design tries for premium but falls short. However, as an affordable general-purpose work-horse it’s still a nice machine with decent usability, connectivity and performance, and light gamers on a strict budget may want to check out the version with dedicated graphics.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
60% Dell Inspiron 14z (mid 2012) review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook is actually a thin, light, general-purpose laptop with Ultrabook aspirations and an optical drive. Thanks to its Ivy Bridge processor, discrete graphics card, and 8GB of RAM, the Inspiron 14z delivers respectable performance, but Dell surrenders style and hardware integrity in the bargain.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Dell Inspiron 14z (mid 2012) review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook is actually a thin, light, general-purpose laptop with Ultrabook aspirations and an optical drive. Thanks to its Ivy Bridge processor, discrete graphics card, and 8GB of RAM, the Inspiron 14z delivers respectable performance, but Dell surrenders style and hardware integrity in the bargain.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Dell’s New Ultrabook Isn’t Really an Ultrabook, But It Acts Like One
Source: Wired Magazine English
It’s important to keep in perspective, though, that this is an $900, 14-inch ultrabook that includes an optical drive and still weighs barely four pounds. Aside from its weight, little about the 14z is especially earth-shattering, but a proper ultrabook really shouldn’t be shattering anything, should it?
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Dell’s New Ultrabook Isn’t Really an Ultrabook, But It Acts Like One
Source: Wired Magazine English
It’s important to keep in perspective, though, that this is an $900, 14-inch ultrabook that includes an optical drive and still weighs barely four pounds. Aside from its weight, little about the 14z is especially earth-shattering, but a proper ultrabook really shouldn’t be shattering anything, should it?
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Dell Inspiron 14z
Source: PC World English
The Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook is actually a thin, light, general-purpose laptop with Ultrabook aspirations and an optical drive. Thanks to its Ivy Bridge processor, discrete graphics card, and 8GB of RAM, the Inspiron 14z delivers respectable performance, but Dell surrenders style and hardware integrity in the bargain.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Dell Inspiron 14z
Source: PC World English
The Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook is actually a thin, light, general-purpose laptop with Ultrabook aspirations and an optical drive. Thanks to its Ivy Bridge processor, discrete graphics card, and 8GB of RAM, the Inspiron 14z delivers respectable performance, but Dell surrenders style and hardware integrity in the bargain.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Model: Dell Inspiron 14z-5423
Source: Hot Hardware English
At this early stage, Intel's hardware partners are still trying to figure out how best to utilize the Ultrabook form factor and how far they can push the envelope. As such, we never know quite what to expect each time a new model lands on our doorstep. In this case, Dell surprised us with above average gaming performance and a slot-load optical drive, two traits we haven't seen much of in the Ultrabook category.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/09/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Model: Dell Inspiron 14z-5423
Source: Hot Hardware English
At this early stage, Intel's hardware partners are still trying to figure out how best to utilize the Ultrabook form factor and how far they can push the envelope. As such, we never know quite what to expect each time a new model lands on our doorstep. In this case, Dell surprised us with above average gaming performance and a slot-load optical drive, two traits we haven't seen much of in the Ultrabook category.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/09/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Dell Inspiron 14z (Summer 2012)
Source: PC Mag English
Though the Dell Inspiron 14z-5423 has a larger screen than our current EC, the HP Folio 13-1020us (which has a 13.3-inch screen) and somewhat better performance on the multimedia and 3D tests, the fact that the HP 13-1020us is lighter, cheaper, and has almost three hours better battery life lets the latter hold on to its title. Both systems have 1,366 by 768 resolution screens, so all you get is slightly larger letters and images.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/22/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Dell Inspiron 14z (Summer 2012)
Source: PC Mag English
Though the Dell Inspiron 14z-5423 has a larger screen than our current EC, the HP Folio 13-1020us (which has a 13.3-inch screen) and somewhat better performance on the multimedia and 3D tests, the fact that the HP 13-1020us is lighter, cheaper, and has almost three hours better battery life lets the latter hold on to its title. Both systems have 1,366 by 768 resolution screens, so all you get is slightly larger letters and images.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/22/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Dell Inspiron 14z (Mid-2012)
Source: Techreview Source English
The recently updated Dell Inspiron 14z is an ultrabook laptop that is conservatively priced yet includes a 3rd-gen Intel Ivy Bridge CPU, discrete graphics and impressive performance. It does lack in terms of battery life and has some design flaws, but other than that, it's a new contender to the market that's well worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Dell Inspiron 14z (Mid-2012)
Source: Techreview Source English
The recently updated Dell Inspiron 14z is an ultrabook laptop that is conservatively priced yet includes a 3rd-gen Intel Ivy Bridge CPU, discrete graphics and impressive performance. It does lack in terms of battery life and has some design flaws, but other than that, it's a new contender to the market that's well worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Dell Inspiron 14z (Ivy Bridge) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Dell Inspiron 14z is one of the best looking Ultrabooks we've seen and, with its discrete graphics and 3rd Generation Core i5 CPU, one of the better performers for its relatively low $899 price. Users who want more battery life or a better screen should consider other 13 and 14-inch Ultrabooks such as the HP Envy 14 Spectre(though it costs a steeper $1,179).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Dell Inspiron 14z (Ivy Bridge) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Dell Inspiron 14z is one of the best looking Ultrabooks we've seen and, with its discrete graphics and 3rd Generation Core i5 CPU, one of the better performers for its relatively low $899 price. Users who want more battery life or a better screen should consider other 13 and 14-inch Ultrabooks such as the HP Envy 14 Spectre(though it costs a steeper $1,179).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Dell Inspiron 14z review (June 2012)
Source: CNet English
When it comes to laptop design, you generally get what you pay for. There are, however, rare exceptions when more expensive laptops feel like budget models, and low-cost systems look like they should cost more. Dell has managed to give a very upscale feel to its mainstream Inspiron 14z, a 14-inch ultrabook that comfortably juggles price, design, and performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Inspiron 14z review (June 2012)
Source: CNet English
When it comes to laptop design, you generally get what you pay for. There are, however, rare exceptions when more expensive laptops feel like budget models, and low-cost systems look like they should cost more. Dell has managed to give a very upscale feel to its mainstream Inspiron 14z, a 14-inch ultrabook that comfortably juggles price, design, and performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Dell Inspiron 14z (Mid-2012 Ultrabook Version) Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
First, our soapbox session: This is the part of the review where we have to quibble, not with Dell, but with Intel for letting laptop makers apply its ultrabook label to chunkier thin-and-light laptops, as well as under-3.5-pound "real" ultrabooks. In a sense, it dilutes the ultrabook as a premium label, as well as the expectations around a laptop coined as one.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Dell Inspiron 14z (Mid-2012 Ultrabook Version) Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
First, our soapbox session: This is the part of the review where we have to quibble, not with Dell, but with Intel for letting laptop makers apply its ultrabook label to chunkier thin-and-light laptops, as well as under-3.5-pound "real" ultrabooks. In a sense, it dilutes the ultrabook as a premium label, as well as the expectations around a laptop coined as one.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Hands-on: Based on our first impressions, the Dell Inspiron 14z could make for a decent ‘budget’ laptop. There’s not exactly much choice in affordable Ultrabooks that are also customisable at the moment, but we’ll have to wait and see if this is enough to get the latest Inspiron ultraportable past its flaws.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/11/2012
Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Hands-on: Based on our first impressions, the Dell Inspiron 14z could make for a decent ‘budget’ laptop. There’s not exactly much choice in affordable Ultrabooks that are also customisable at the moment, but we’ll have to wait and see if this is enough to get the latest Inspiron ultraportable past its flaws.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/11/2012

Foreign Reviews

70% Dell Inspiron 14z im Ultrabook Test
Source: Ultrabook King German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
70% Dell Inspiron 14z im Ultrabook Test
Source: Ultrabook King German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
80% 14-Zoll-Ultrabook im Test: Dell Inspiron 14z (2012)
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/22/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% 14-Zoll-Ultrabook im Test: Dell Inspiron 14z (2012)
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/22/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell Inspiron 14z im Test: Ultrabook mit AMD-Grafik
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive:very good companion for everyday business; good performance Negative: mediocre weight; bad display-performance
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/25/2012
Dell Inspiron 14z im Test: Ultrabook mit AMD-Grafik
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive:very good companion for everyday business; good performance Negative: mediocre weight; bad display-performance
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/25/2012
80% Dell Inspiron 14z 5423 - Core i5 | Radeon HD 7570M
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 83% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
80% Dell Inspiron 14z 5423 - Core i5 | Radeon HD 7570M
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 83% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
80% Dell Inspiron 14z 5423
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 93% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 90%
80% Dell Inspiron 14z 5423
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 93% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 90%
Dell Inspiron 14z (Inspiron 5423) — недорогой ультрабук с DVD-приводом
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Discrete graphics options; low price; optical drive. Negative: Slightly overweight and thick; poor quality display; quite voracious.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/06/2013
Dell Inspiron 14z (Inspiron 5423) — недорогой ультрабук с DVD-приводом
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Discrete graphics options; low price; optical drive. Negative: Slightly overweight and thick; poor quality display; quite voracious.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/06/2013
90% Teszt: Dell Inspiron 5423 – Gyermeki külső – mérnöki belső
Source: Wikitech HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/03/2012
Rating: Total score: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 100%
90% Teszt: Dell Inspiron 5423 – Gyermeki külső – mérnöki belső
Source: Wikitech HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/03/2012
Rating: Total score: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 100%
60% Đánh giá Dell Inspiron 14z-5423
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/14/2012
Rating: Total score: 60% display: 60% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 70%
60% Đánh giá Dell Inspiron 14z-5423
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/14/2012
Rating: Total score: 60% display: 60% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 70%
デル Inspiron 14z Ultrabook)の実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Positive: Good keyboard and touchpad. Negattive: Slightly heavy; the back somewhat so hot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/08/2012
デル Inspiron 14z Ultrabook)の実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Positive: Good keyboard and touchpad. Negattive: Slightly heavy; the back somewhat so hot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/08/2012

 

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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

AMD Radeon HD 7570M: Same chip as the Radeon HD 6630M, but only 64 bit memory interface and only 5 SIMDs (=400 Shader) activated. Differently clocked versions with DDR3 oder GDDR5 memory.

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


Intel Core i5:

3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

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


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.8 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

1.8 kg:


70.94%: 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.

Dell Inspiron 14z-5423
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Stefan Hinum, 2012-10-31 (Update: 2012-10-31)