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DELL Inspiron 14z 5423 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB 500GB HDD+SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB Jan 2014
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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... More
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Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook 5423 Review
Review Dell Inspiron 14z 5423

17 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

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.

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Average Expert Reviews

This ultrabook has an average expert rating of 70 out of 100 based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, PC Advisor.co.uk, computershopper.com and Laptopmag.com.

Nice Design

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”.

Robust

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”.

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.

Good Brand

Average reviews across all DELL portable PCs are good, however average reviews across just DELL's ultrabooks are unexceptional.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”.

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Poor Connectivity

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).

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Heavy

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.

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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.

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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.

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Only 32 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The DELL Inspiron 14z 5423 is a 32 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
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
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Pixel Pitch
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)

3 Awards

uk.hardware.info Bronze hothardware.com Recommended Magnus.de Good

Expert Reviews

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21 August 2013

The Dell Inspiron 14z is a full-featured laptop in a compact and lightweight design that will satisfy business- and home users. Here's our Dell Inspiron 14z review. It's a shame that Dell is... Read more…

Impressive design
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
Cramped keyboard
Annoying port covers
19 January 2013

With 14z, for those who wanted to own a full-fledge ultrabook seems to be fulfilled. Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook Review makes it clear that this sleek machine is quite an adorable performer....

16 January 2013

The best part about the Dell Inspiron 14z? It's inexpensive price tag; a tag that gives you an Ultrabook with solid performances, discrete graphics and an optical drive squeezed into a sleek,...

12 January 2013

Dell Inspiron 14z has a decent build quality and it is available in India at a price tag of around Rs 46,000 which makes it an affordable Ultrabook. It is a perfect combination of price, design...

6 November 2012

The Dell Inspiron 14z isn't perfect. The wired network connection is limited to 100 Mbit/s, and the AMD Radeon HD 7570 is pointless. The graphics card is faster than the Intel HD Graphics 4000,...

Uk.hardware.info

31 October 2012

With the Inspiron 14z ultrabook, Dell's attempt at walking the tightrope has worked well. They have managed to give it an enticing price tag, while bestowing it with decent amount of power and a...

11 September 2012

For 900 Euro (~$1125) , the Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook offers a power-efficient CPU and a middle-class GPU. The resulting combination is well-equipped for multimedia use and office programs load...

24 August 2012

The ultrabook was conceived as an ultralight, ultraportable notebook with SSD storage rather than a hard drive. There are plenty of ultrabooks that fit this bill, but Dell's Inspiron 14z Ultrabook... Read more…

9 August 2012

Just like the 13z, for the price involved, the 14z does well. The main sticking point is the battery life, which has been outgunned by competitors...

16 July 2012

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...

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i53337, dell i53337u, dell i14z2203, dell i14z2203s, dell i14z2203sl, dell i14z2203slv
Barcodes 00884116107163
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