Pros

  • Good battery life, classy industrial design
  • Handsome, high-res display; good audio and webcam

Cons

  • Narrow field of vision
  • Heavy and on the pricey side for its screen size

At A Glance

The Dell XPS 14 excels at multimedia, boasts great battery life, and performs decently--but it's heavy and a bit pricey.

Manufacturer’s Description

Live your busy life with the thin, sleek and fun Inspiron 14z. Its compact, thin aluminum design packs impressive productivity and entertainment features you want at the right price.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number FNCWE06
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 1.9 MHz
Cache size 4.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 14.0 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1600 x 900 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400.0 RPM
Other storage
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Video Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • Mini DisplayPort
Slots
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 8000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Memory max 8.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 13.2 inches
Depth 9.2 inches
Height 0.9 inches
Weight 4.7 pounds
Weight with Accessories 5.7 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard (backlit)
  • Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 111.0
Worldbench Version 7
Battery
Battery Life 7:37   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 32.6   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 3666.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Web Performance 12.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Storage Performance
File Compression 492.3   seconds (lower is better)
Hard Drive File Operations 466.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 208.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 336.7   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 135.2   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
WorldBench Green Score 86.0
Working power usage 3.0   Watt hours
Idle power usage 9.1   Watts
Gaming
Gaming Score 84.0
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1366x768 20.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 800x600 27.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1366x768 28.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 800x600 41.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1366x768 34.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 800x600 52.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1366x768 56.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 800x600 88.5   Frames per second (higher is better)