Inspiron 14z is a new notebook by Dell with Pentium Dual Core SU4100 1.3GHz processor, 250GB 5400RPM hard drive, 3GB DDR3 RAM, integrated Intel X4500HD graphics, 8X DVD+/-R dual layer drive, webcam, 802.11g wireless, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit…..
It may be nearly a year since we first got our hands on Dell’s thin-and-light Inspiron 14z, but the laptop still certainly holds its own in its class, and Dell has now made an offer that’s awfully hard to refuse.
MANILA, Philippines – First a riddle: What is black when you buy it and red when you use it?
The answer is charcoal, although you could say the same thing about the Dell Inspiron 14z, which is available in an obsidian black chassis that can be switched to cherry red for a little more money.
The Dell Inspiron 14z is a ultra-thin and ultra-portable laptop. It fits perfectly into your busy lifestyle; full of mobile features like a 14-inch Hi-definition display, 500 Gb hard drive and a built-in 7-in-1 media card reader.
And with long-lasting battery options, you can live your on-the-go lifestyle without any hesitation. The 14z is targeted towards consumers who want a good mainstream performance notebook with a sleek stylish design.
It should appeal to the target audience of similarly-sized notebook screen sizes. Dell’s Inspiron 14z is a mainstream notebook to be used for entertainment, communications and overall productivity
The form factor is optimised for wide aspect, sleek in design, and light in weight. This notebook is designed with the relevant consumer features wrapped in a sleek ID form factor to delight customers.
Features include HDMI and VGA ports, a class leading communication package (HD web camera with digital microphone) and a range of colours to suit everyone.
The Dell Inspiron 14z, with its red face on, is one sleek notebook that looks really nice inside and out. At 13.4 by 9.5 by 1.1 inches, it gives the user a 14-inch widescreen HD WVGA display, a DVD+-R dual-layer optical drive, and a four- to nine-cell battery.
Having an optical drive brings the 14z’s weight to 4.4 pounds, which is a little heavier than most 14-inch notebook computer models that usually weigh four pounds or less.
The Dell Inspiron 14z used for this review runs on a 1.30 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 processor with a 3GB of memory, 4 GB of DDR3 RAM (supports up to 6 GB), a 320 GB 7200 RPM hard drive, an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD with 512MB of video RAM, and Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit OS.
That will of course get you the lowest-end, Pentium Dual-Core SU4100 model, but you can upgrade to a Core 2 Duo for $65 extra, and the rest of the basic specs aren’t too shabby, including 3GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive, and a DVD burner.
A stylish notebook computer, the 14z features a silver wristpad that extends on the sides to elegantly frame the black, spacious keypad.
Instead of the usual yellow, green or blue light used to signify that the notebook is on, Dell used a tiny white light that goes well with the silver wristpad and the well-designed black keyboard, which would have been even better if it were backlit, so you could type in low light.
However, it would be best to use a notebook raiser to free up the sound coming from the 14z’s stereo speakers situated underneath the wristpad. Some users might be bothered by this little audio detail as well as the fact that the glossy chassis — be it black or red — captures fingerprints that are visible at certain angles.
The Dell Inspiron 14z is ideal for college students and professionals who want a reliable computer with median features in a modish package. In short, it’s one notebook computer that takes the riddle from everyday computing by providing straightforward performance in black and white… or red.
Anyone thinking of taking the plunge better act fast, however, as the deal is apparently part of a 48 hour sale, and quite a few of those hours have already ticked away.