Pros

  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Pleasantly light and compact

Cons

  • Could use slightly more pixels on screen
  • Needs more USB ports

At A Glance

Dell's XPS 14z offers a balanced approach to thin-and-light, full featured laptops, but has only two USB ports.

Manufacturer’s Description

Uncompromising Power

Experience pure performance with faster 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors.

It borders on borderless

Immerse yourself in a roomy 14" HD display with edge-to-edge glass and an ultrathin laptop frame. And it all comes in a compact form roughly the size of a 13" laptop.

Unleash high-performance graphics

Razor-sharp imagery is just the start. Power through immersive web content.

Exacting craftsmanship

The thin XPS 14z laptop is the epitome of meticulous design. Discover its sophisticated accents, artful details and an anodized aluminum body that's as durable as it is stunning.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number X14Z-3846SLV
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2000 mAh
Maximum Battery Run Time 8.75 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 2
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Audio Line In Yes
Audio Line Out Yes
DisplayPort Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 14.00 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode HD
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Backlight Technology LED
Switchable Graphics Yes
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA, Intel
Graphics Controller Model GeForce GT 520M, HD 3000
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 1 GB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Dedicated, Shared
Storage
Storage Size 750 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Dell, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number X14Z-3846SLV
UPC Code 884116076322
Brand Name Dell
Product Name XPS 14z Notebook
Marketing Information Uncompromising Power

Experience pure performance with faster 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors.

It borders on borderless

Immerse yourself in a roomy 14" HD display with edge-to-edge glass and an ultrathin laptop frame. And it all comes in a compact form roughly the size of a 13" laptop.

Unleash high-performance graphics

Razor-sharp imagery is just the start. Power through immersive web content.

Exacting craftsmanship

The thin XPS 14z laptop is the epitome of meticulous design. Discover its sophisticated accents, artful details and an anodized aluminum body that's as durable as it is stunning.

Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.dell.com
Product Line XPS
Product Series 14z
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick, xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo
Standard Memory 8 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1333/PC3-10600
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • XPS 14z Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 3.0
Physical Characteristics
Height 0.9"
Width 13.9"
Depth 9.2"
Weight (Approximate) 69.76 oz
Color Elemental Silver
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Speakers Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i5
Processor Model i5-2450M
Processor Speed 2.50 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 3 MB
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model HM67 Express
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Keyboard Backlight Yes
Pointing Device Type TouchPad
TouchPad Features Multi-touch Gesture

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 136.0
Battery
Battery Life 5:29   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 187.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 326.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 156.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 261.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 287.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 321.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 172.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 279.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 167.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 11.2   Watts
Sleep power usage 0.9   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.2   Watt hours
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 93.94   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 71.43   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 78.52   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 59.64   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 26.92   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 21.55   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 47.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 39.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 31.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 25.01   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 78.88   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 58.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 231.0