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Dell Studio 14 Series

Dell Studio 1458Processor: Intel Core i5 430M, Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GeForceBoost
Display: 14.00 inch
Weight: 2kg, 2.4kg
Price: 500, 800 euro
Average Score: 73.56% - average
Average of 9 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 61%, performance: 77%, features: 71%, display: 83%, mobility: 64%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 60%

 

Dell Studio 14z

Specifications

Dell Studio 14zNotebook: Dell Studio 14z
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GeForceBoost
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section
 Studio 14z (Model)

Price comparison

Average Score: 71.88% - average

Average of 8 scores (from 13 reviews)

 

Reviews

50% Dell XPS 14z Review: One Sleek 14-inch Laptop
Source: Netbookreviews.net English Archive.org version
The XPS 14z tries hard to impress and is ultimately let down in a few key areas. The screen is the biggest issue; a premium notebook should come with a premium screen. Its lifeless 720p panel is no different than those found in budget notebooks and an upgrade is not offered. Next is the keyboard which needs better tactile feedback; the typing experience is disconnected. Continuing the fan should be quieter under full load; it can be heard across the room. Lastly there is a lack of USB ports and no standard way for users to upgrade components such as the hard drive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% performance: 70% features: 70% mobility: 50% ergonomy: 70%
60% Dell Studio 14z 14-inch Thin and Light Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English Archive.org version
Dell's Studio 14z is a valiant attempt at making a more compact 14-inch laptop computer systems. It certainly is affordable in the low configurations but the system just has to sacrifice too many features for its reduced size. Removal of items such as the DVD burner and a multi-format card reader really reduce the potential uses of the system. With the tested price of $850, just a little more money can get the users a bit more in terms of performance and features in a 13-inch laptop that is more portable.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
Dell Studio 14z: Thin and Light Done Right
Source: AnandTech English Archive.org version
Though not without its flaws, the Dell Studio 14z ends up being one of the better current laptop solutions on the market. For a reasonable price (around $1000 for the tested configuration), users can get a laptop that will handle all of the most common situations. The Studio 14z delivers decent application performance, adequate entry-level gaming performance, and acceptable battery life, all in a package that weighs under 5 pounds.

Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/20/2009
Rating: performance: 70% mobility: 70%
Review: Dell Studio 14z laptop
Source: Geek.com English Archive.org version

For most casual computer users Dell’s Studio 14z is going to deliver just what they are looking for. The lack of the optical drive is not going to be a problem for many people, though the lack of an SD card slot is an annoyance. Past these, and considering the sub-$700 price, the 14z is going to be a great choice for a large number of buyers. Don’t forget to check out the competition though, HP has a few very competitive models as does Lenovo, including the IdeaPad Y450.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/09/2009
Rating: price: 80%
Dell Studio 14z Review: What’s Great? What’s Missing?
Source: Notebooks.com English Archive.org version
If you find yourself working on the go in situations where the sun will be a factor and you need more power or a bigger screen than netbooks can give you, the Dell Studio 14 z is definitely a laptop to consider. It provides an excellent portable package that can handle both work and play all for around $700. However, if you think you’ll need both an optical drive and an SD card reader you should probably look for a laptop that has them built in since buying both will not only up the price of your notebook but add bulge to your bag.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/06/2009
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80%
80% Dell Studio 14z
Source: PC Mag English Archive.org version
The Dell Studio 14z ($1004 direct, as tested) is essentially a sneak peak at what the future holds for mainstream laptops. Its looks aren't futuristic by any stretch of the imagination, but parting ways with an internal optical drive (thanks to the advent of downloadable content) is picking up momentum, and excluding a legacy feature like VGA-Out is forgivable in the long term. It takes guts to omit an optical drive, a media card reader, and VGA-Out, but the Dell Studio 14z does it with style.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Dell Studio 14Z
Source: PC World English Archive.org version
Dell's sleek, slim 14z all-purpose laptop delivers a great package overall--so long as you don't need an optical drive. So, is the Dell Studio 14z worth Best Buy's $750 asking price? That depends on whom you ask. I, for one, need a laptop that has a built-in flash card slot. It just seems silly to fork over extra money for that no-brainer. As for the optical drive, I could always buy something a little cheaper than Dell's offerings online. Then again, as a multimedia nut, that discrete GPU goes a long way.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 73% features: 71%
Dell Studio 14z
Source: Notebookreview.com English Archive.org version
The Dell Studio 14z is an impressive 14-inch notebook that arrives just in time to give students (and parents) something to consider for back-to-school season. If your child or your family is looking for a convenient laptop for general use then the Studio 14z can handle just about anything you throw at it. The overall price/performance ratio makes the Studio 14z one of the more impressive notebooks on the market if you're looking for something with a 14-inch screen. The nice design, great sounding speakers and a gorgeous screen make the Studio 14z a touch act to follow.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/10/2009
Rating: performance: 80% display: 90%
75% Dell Studio 14z
Source: Computer Shopper English Archive.org version
It's an attractive, speedy, student-focused thin-and-light, but budget carefully: This Studio lacks a DVD drive or flash-card reader, and the best options cost extra. We predict the Studio 14z will be thrown into a lot of bookbags this fall. It has multimedia features that should appeal to students, and it's light enough that it isn't a burden to carry. However, the lack of an optical drive or card reader should give you pause if you're not sure everything you'll need is on the Web.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 75%
75% Dell Studio 14z
Source: Computer Shopper English Archive.org version
It's an attractive, speedy, student-focused thin-and-light, but budget carefully: This Studio lacks a DVD drive or flash-card reader, and the best options cost extra. We predict the Studio 14z will be thrown into a lot of bookbags this fall. It has multimedia features that should appeal to students, and it's light enough that it isn't a burden to carry. However, the lack of an optical drive or card reader should give you pause if you're not sure everything you'll need is on the Web.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 75%
Dell Studio 14z Review
Source: Student Buying Guide English Archive.org version
The Dell Studio 14z offers a nice price and a lot of power in a small and sporty looking design.  If you’re a media maven it has all of the latest digital out ports for connecting to a monitor, TV or projector.  The FireWire and eSata ports ensure that you’ll have fast connectivity to any external storage devices as well.  The screen options on the Studio 14z are great and the 900p resolution screen will be a must for those who love high resolution quality screens.  With the excellent built-in speakers and nice screen, the Studio 14z will also serve as a great portable entertainment device.  Speaking of entertainment, with the Nvidia 9400m graphics you’ll have no problems watching high-definition video without stuttering or frame skips and you can even do some gaming with more recent games.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/31/2009
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80%
80% Dell Studio 14z
Source: Laptop Mag English Archive.org version
This slim 14-inch notebook offers strong performance and long battery life, but you'll sacrifice an optical drive. If you can live without an optical drive (and we suspect many of you can) and a dedicated memory card reader, the Dell Studio 14z has lots to offer: an attractive design, powerful speakers, good endurance, and strong performance, including Nvidia 9400M graphics. If you do need an optical drive, you might prefer the HP dv4t or the Lenovo IdeaPad Y450, both of which start at $579. Otherwise, the Studio 14z is a unique and compelling notebook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Dell Studio 14z mỏng và nhẹ
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Dell Studio 1458

Specifications

Dell Studio 1458Notebook: Dell Studio 1458
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

Price comparison

Average Score: 87% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Reviews

Dell Studio 14: Defining Solid
Source: AnandTech English Archive.org version
That rant is essentially neither here nor there, though: Dell can really only equip their notebooks with what's available, and odds are good that jumping to a 5650 would've put too sizable a dent in that impressive battery life and perhaps generated too much heat for the chassis to handle. The rest of the Studio 14 is exceptionally well-rounded: quiet, powerful, flexible, portable.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/19/2010
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80% emissions: 60%
87% Dell Studio 14 Laptop (Artist Edition
Source: PC World India English Archive.org version
The new Dell Studio 14 combines best performance with a very good design. It has nice feature sets and sells for an attractive price. A great 14-inch all-purpose laptop for the home.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 87%
Dell Studio 1458
Source: notebookforums.com English Archive.org version
It was time for new laptop, donated old Dell XPS M170 to family member. My first impression was it was a little larger and heavier than I imagined.I enjoy using the system and would buy it again.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/15/2010
Rating: price: 40% display: 80% mobility: 40%

 

Comment

Dell: Dell is a U.S. manufacturer (based in Texas) of computer hardware founded in 1984 and is one of the largest international manufacturers in terms of both market share and notebook models. Its product line includes desktops, notebooks, storage systems, monitors, servers, printers, consumer electronics and peripherals. Dell offers laptops that are suitable for various applications, such as business laptops, gaming laptops, ultra portables and workstations. Dell's business laptops from the Latitude and Precision series are an option for professional users and businesses.

In 2023, Dell had an approximate 17% market share of global PC sales, ranking #3 after Lenovo and HP.

For gaming enthusiasts, Dell's Alienware brand is for gaming notebooks.


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

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GeForceBoost: Combination of dedicated Nvidia GeForce 9300M GS or 9200M GS and a 9100M G chipsetz graphics in SLI (GeForceBoost from Hybrid SLI) mode. Should be a little bit faster than a single 9300M GS. Supports the dynamic switching between integrated and dedicated GPU.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530: About 27% slower clocked Mobility Radeon 4570. Power consumption 8-12 Watt according to AMD.

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


Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.

T4200:

Entry class dual core CPU with 1 MB level 2 cache and no virtualization technology. Compared to the Core 2 Duo line, some power saving mechanism are deactivated. 

Intel Core i5:

430M:

The Core i5-430M is a middle class dual core CPU that features only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.26-2.53 GHz (Turbo Mode). Furthermore, VT-d, trusted Execution and AES features are missing in the 430M. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 500-733 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

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


14.00:

14 inch display size represents a middle ground between the small subnotebook formats and the screens of the standard 15 inch laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, provides good resolutions with usable detail sizes, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact. 

In the past, 14-inch devices were very rare, but now they are the standard for laptops after the 15-inchers. 

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


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73.56%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

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Dell Latitude 15 5531, i5-12600H MX550
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Current Prices
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Dell Studio 14z
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Stefan Hinum, 2010-05- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)