Meet Your New Ultrabook.Inspiron 14z is more than just a typical laptop. It's an Ultrabook it's just 21 mm thin, super powerful, has long battery life and boots up in seconds. A built-in DVD drive...
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The writers at two expert review sites liked this notebook PC. This portable PC received a Hothardware.com"Recommended" award and the editor of Uk.hardware.info thought that it was good and gave it a "Bronze" award.
The writer at one other expert review site decided that this notebook PC was good. This portable PC received a "Good" award from Magnus.de.
A few people mentioned in their reviews that the DELL Inspiron 14z 5423 was a good design. Expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote in their review of the DELL Inspiron 14z 5423 three years ago “The Dell Inspiron 14z is a full-featured laptop in a compact and lightweight design that will satisfy business-” . Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote “Impressive design” in their review of this laptop and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Pc Advisor.co.uk also mentioned “Design makes it seem like a toy”.
A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Four years ago expert website Pcmag.com said “The Dell Inspiron 14z (Summer 2012) ultrabook is built for speed”.
Good Product Quality
A number of DELL Inspiron 14z 5423 owners thought the DELL Inspiron 14z 5423 was good quality. Pc Advisor.co.uk mentioned “Decent Build quality” in their review of the DELL Inspiron 14z 5423.
Good Battery Life
A few people mentioned in their reviews that the DELL Inspiron 14z 5423 had a good battery life. Laptopmag.com mentioned “The screen and battery life could be better”. Cnet.com.au mentioned on CNET.com.au four years ago “The main sticking point is the battery life, which has been outgunned by competitors” in their DELL Inspiron 14z 5423 review. Pc Advisor.co.uk said on PC Advisor.co.uk “Battery life, while decent, isn't going to get you through a full day”.
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Good Graphics Card
One person mentioned in their reviews that this laptop had a good graphics card. Expert review site Uk.hardware.info mentioned “The graphics card is faster than the Intel HD Graphics 4000.” in their review of this laptop.
Average reviews across all DELL portable PCs are good, however average reviews across just DELL's ultrabooks are unexceptional.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Inspiron 14z 5423 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of this spec and age which do not have a full-size keyboard.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 14z 5423, the Inspiron 14z 5423 has a front camera.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Inspiron 14z 5423 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs that came out around the same time as it. Most laptops of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 14z 5423.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.
L3 Processor Cache
This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs of this type and age.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of this type and age.
Six Battery Cells
Most laptops of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 14z 5423 have between two and seven battery cells, including the Inspiron 14z 5423 which has six battery cells.
AC Cable Included
This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
The Inspiron 14z 5423 has a maximum memory slots of 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most common memory slot of 1x SO-DIMM.
A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots amongst all laptops of this type and age.
The worst memory slots across similar types of portable PC is 1x SO-DIMM.
10 Reasons Against
Not Good in Terms of Size
Some people who bought the product concluded that it was not heavy and bulky. Computershopper.com wrote “It's thicker and heavier than most other laptops that claim the ultrabook name” in their review of the DELL Inspiron 14z 5423. Pc Advisor.co.uk mentioned three years ago “Compared to previous ultrabooks, bit thick and heavy”. Pc Advisor.co.uk also mentioned “Heavy, unattractive design”.
A number of people considered that this laptop was not thick. Expert review site Pcworld.in said in their review of this laptop “Intel's original concept referred to ultraportable, ultraslim Windows laptops with a premium design and strict constraints on thickness and specs.”.
One DELL Inspiron 14z 5423 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it did not have network functionality. Four years ago expert website Uk.hardware.info said “The wired network connection is limited to 100 Mbit/s”.
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
Most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 14z 5423 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the DELL Inspiron 14z 5423 which has one PCI Express lane (max).
The average weight of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 14z 5423 is 1.6kg, and the weights range from 870g to 3.3kg. At 1.9 kilograms, the Inspiron 14z 5423 is quite heavy compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 14z 5423.
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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Inspiron 14z 5423 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.
Only 32 Solid-State Drive Capacity
The DELL Inspiron 14z 5423 is a 32 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.
Quite Small Battery Capacity
Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 14z 5423 have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 72Wh. With a battery capacity of only 44 watt-hours, the Inspiron 14z 5423 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.
Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
The Inspiron 14z 5423 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 14z 5423. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago is 4GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 9.6GB.
7 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 14z 5423
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this portable PC was released.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The DELL Inspiron 14z 5423 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and type. Most similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 14z 5423 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.
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Average Internal Memory
At 6 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 14z 5423 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 14z 5423.
Average Screen Size
The Inspiron 14z 5423 has a pretty typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 1.8 gigahertz, the Inspiron 14z 5423 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 14z 5423.
HDD Storage Medium
The Inspiron 14z 5423 has an HDD storage medium which is better than most ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years. Most similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an SSD storage medium. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.
Colour of Product
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Intel HM77 Express, Intel HM77
System Bus Rate
Processor Boost Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
1 x 2, 1 x 4, 1 x 2 + 1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
HDD, HDD+SSD, SSD, SSD
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Stick (MS), MMC+, SD
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
1366 x 768
0.2265 x 0.2265
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
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Port cover is a nice addition
Comes with optical drive
Included with discrete AMD graphics
Value for money
Poor battery life
Touchpad is quite inconsistent
Compared to previous ultrabooks, bit thick and heavy
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