Pros

  • Crisp, vivid screen
  • Discrete nVidia GPU squeezed inside

Cons

  • No built-in flash media slots
  • Pricy external optical drive

At A Glance

The sleek, slim 14z all-purpose laptop delivers a great package overall--so long as you don't crave an optical drive.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Studio 14z laptop has the mobility you need to keep your world moving and the design you want to reflect your personal style.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number DNDWGA2
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Processor speed 2100.0 MHz
Display
Display size 14.1 inches
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
External Monitor Interface Integrated
Vertical Resolution 768
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset nVidia GeForce 9400M G
Storage
Drive size 320.0 GB
Other storage Express Card Slot
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Headphone Jack Yes
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x2)
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
  • FireWire Port
Microphone input Yes
Firewire 1
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Bluetooth No
Slots Express Card Slot
Memory
Memory size 3072.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1066.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 13.2 inches
Depth 9.0 inches
Height 1.4 inches
Weight 5.3 pounds
Weight with Accessories 5.3 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64 bit)
Included Software
  • Norton internet Security 2009
  • Microsoft Office home & Student 2007.
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices AC Adapter
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List Notebook
Pointing Device Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 80.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Good
Battery
Battery Life 4:32:42 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 360.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 383.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 294.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 485.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 428.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 734.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 258.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 873.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 247.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 34.07   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 26.79   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 29.96   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 23.63   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 15.93   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 38.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 31.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 42.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 448.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0