Pros

  • Good 3D performance
  • Good performance for Ultrabook category

Cons

  • Heavy, unattractive design
  • Very difficult-to-use keyboard

At A Glance

The Dell Inspiron 14z sacrifices style and hardware integrity for performance.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number I14Z-5000SLV
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 1700.0 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 14.0 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400.0 RPM
Other storage
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
General Information
UPC Code 884116083542
Ports and Connections
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Video Interfaces HDMI
Slots
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 8000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Memory max 8.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 13.6 inches
Depth 9.5 inches
Height 0.9 inches
Weight 4.1 pounds
Weight with Accessories 5.1 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Included Software Nero 10
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 120.0
Worldbench Version 7
Battery
Battery Life 5:25   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 22.5   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 3430.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Web Performance 11.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Storage Performance
File Compression 546.3   seconds (lower is better)
Hard Drive File Operations 424.7   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 235.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 199.3   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 155.1   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Gaming Score 75.0
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1366x768 17.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 800x600 30.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1366x768 22.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 800x600 42.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1366x768 30.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 800x600 43.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1366x768 61.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 800x600 70.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
WorldBench Green Score 88.0
Working power usage 2.5   Watt hours
Idle power usage 8.5   Watts