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DELL Inspiron 14z (5423) 1.9GHz i7-3517M 14" 1366 x 768pixels Silver Notebook

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A notebook, also known as laptop, is a portable computer. When you are looking for the right notebook, it is important to know where you are going to work with it. Do you want to use it on the road? Choose a model with a special energy-saving \'mobile\' processor, a good battery and a reasonably small display. This will allow you to work longer with the same battery and saves you the trouble of carrying around a large display that consumes a lot of precious battery power. Or will you be using you notebook mainly in places where you will have access to a power outlet? Then choose a desktop processor (more processing power for less money) and an ordinary battery. This will save you a lot of money, which you could then spend on a bigger screen. You\'ll work faster because you can view more information at once and it\'s great for multimedia!
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Short summary description DELL Inspiron 14z (5423) 1.9GHz i7-3517M 14" 1366 x 768pixels Silver Notebook:
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DELL Inspiron 14z (5423), 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7, 1.9 GHz, 35.6 cm (14"), 1366 x 768 pixels, 8 GB, 256 GB
Long summary description DELL Inspiron 14z (5423) 1.9GHz i7-3517M 14" 1366 x 768pixels Silver Notebook :

DELL Inspiron 14z (5423). Product type: Notebook, Form factor: Clamshell. Processor family: 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7, Processor model: i7-3517M, Processor frequency: 1.9 GHz. Display diagonal: 35.6 cm (14"), Display resolution: 1366 x 768 pixels. Internal memory: 8 GB, Internal memory type: DDR3-SDRAM. Total storage capacity: 256 GB, Storage media: SSD. Optical drive type: DVD±RW. On-board graphics adapter. Operating system installed: Windows 7 Home Basic. Colour of product: Silver

This is an auto-generated long summary of DELL Inspiron 14z (5423) 1.9GHz i7-3517M 14" 1366 x 768pixels Silver Notebook based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology

Higher Performance When You Need It Most
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.01 accelerates processor and graphics performance by increasing the operating frequency when operating below specification limits. The maximum frequency varies depending on workload, hardware, software, and overall system configuration.

Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology

Create, Edit, and Share Video in a Flash
Intel® Quick Sync Video uses the dedicated media processing capabilities of Intel® Graphics Technology to make video encoding tasks—such as creating DVDs or Blu-ray discs, creating and editing 3D videos, converting 2D video files into 3D, and converting video for portable media players and social networking sites—faster and easier.

Colour of product *
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Product type *
The sub-category of the product.
Form factor *
The shape or design of the product.
Display diagonal *
Size of the display for this product, measured diagonally, usually in inches.
35.6 cm (14")
Display resolution *
The number of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed. It is usually quoted as width × height, with the units in pixels: for example, "1024 × 768" means the width is 1024 pixels and the height is 768 pixels. The higher the number of pixels, the sharper the image.
1366 x 768 pixels
Touchscreen *
A screen of a laptop, smartphone, etc., that responds to touch so you can control the interface using your fingers.
LED backlight
A backlight is a form of illumination used in liquid crystal displays (LCDs). One type of backlight is made by LEDs, which can be either white or RGB (red green blue). White LEDs are used most often in notebooks and desktop screens, and in virtually all mobile LCD screens. RGB LEDs for backlighting are found in high-end color proofing displays such as HP DreamColor LP2480zx monitor or selected HP EliteBook notebooks, as well as newer consumer grade displays such as Dell's Studio series laptops which have an optional RGB LED display.
HD type
Type of supported High Definition (e.g. Full HD, 4K Ultra HD).
The device can be used with 3D technology.
Display surface
Aspect ratio
The aspect ratio is the ratio of the width of a shape to its height. For example, 4:3 is common for standard displays and 16:9 is the ratio for Widescreen TV.
Display number of colours
16.78 million colours
Processor frequency *
The speed that the microprocessor executes each instruction or each vibration of the clock. The CPU requires a fixed number of clock ticks, or cycles, to execute each instruction. The faster the clocks rate, the faster the CPU, or the faster it can execute instructions. Clock Speeds are usually determined in MHz, 1 MHz representing 1 million cycles per second, or in GHz, 1 GHz representing 1 thousand million cycles per second. The higher the CPU speed, the better a computer will perform.
1.9 GHz
Processor family *
A family of processors is a group of processors produced by one company over a short period of time e.g. Intel Pentium processors.
3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor model *
The model number for the processor in a computer.
Processor boost frequency
The turbo boost is an automatic, managed accelleration of the processor when one of the cores is overloaded.
3 GHz
Processor cores
The number of central processing units ('cores') in a processor. Some processors have 1 core, others have 2 (e.g. Intel Core Duo) or more (e.g. the Intel Xeon E7-2850 has 10 cores).
System bus rate
A bus is a communication system that transfers data between components inside a computer, or between computers. The system bus rate is the speed at which data is transferred in this communication system.
5 GT/s
Processor cache
4 MB
Processor cache type
Motherboard chipset
The chipset connects the microprocessor to the rest of the motherboard.
Intel HM77 Express
Processor manufacturer
The manufacturer that produced the processor.
Number of processors supported
The quantity of processors which can be used by the product.
Internal memory *
A computer's memory which is directly accessible to the CPU.
8 GB
Internal memory type *
The type of internal memory such as RAM, GDDR5.
Maximum internal memory *
The maximum internal memory which is available in the product.
8 GB
Memory clock speed
The frequency at which the memory (e.g. RAM) runs.
1600 MHz
Memory layout (slots x size)
The slots and size of the memory for the CPU.
2 x 4 GB
Memory slots
Number and type of memory expansion slots, including connector and memory module descriptions.
Maximum internal memory (64-bit)
8 GB
Total storage capacity *
The total amount of data that can be stored on the device.
256 GB
Storage media *
Used for the storage of date e.g. HDD (hard disk drive), SSD (solid-state drive).
Card reader integrated *
The device includes a card reader e.g. a card reader in the disk bay of a computer or thin client to permit log-on using smart/pin cards.
Number of SSDs installed
Solid-state drive capacity
The Solid State Drive's data storage capacity.
256 GB
Solid-state drive interface
The type of interface(s) with which the Solid State Drive is connected to other hardware.
Serial ATA
Compatible memory cards
Types of memory cards which can be used with this product.
Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD
On-board graphics adapter *
Graphics hardware which is built into the motherboard or CPU, as opposed to a separate graphics adapter (video card). On-board graphics uses CPU and RAM for graphics processing.
Discrete graphics adapter *
On-board graphics adapter model *
"Graphic adapter" is the hardware that produces images on a display. "On-board" means that the graphics adapter is intergrated inside the motherboard.
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Discrete graphics adapter model *
A graphics adapter (often known as a video card) generates images for a display. A discrete graphics adapter plugs into the motherboard, and usually produces much better graphics than an integrated graphics adapter. There are various models of discrete graphics adapters.
AMD Radeon HD 7570M
On-board graphics adapter family
Intel® HD Graphics
Audio system
System used to play music or speech.
Built-in speaker(s)
The device contains speaker(s) to produce sound.
Number of built-in speakers
Speaker power
2 W
Built-in microphone
Microphone that is found inside the product.
Optical drive
Optical drive type *
An optical drive uses laser to read optical discs such as CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray. Some types of optical drive are: CD ROM drive, CR-RW (CD writer) drive, DVD-ROM.
Optical disc recording technology, created by Hewlett-Packard (HP), that uses specially coated recordable CD and DVD media to produce laser-etched labels with text or graphics, as opposed to stick-on labels and printable discs.
Optical drive interface
Bluetooth *
Bluetooth is a low-power radio technology developed to replace the cables and wires currently used to link or connect electronic devices such as personal computers, printers, and a wide variety of handheld devices including mobile phones. Because it uses radio-wave connectivity, a Bluetooth-enabled device has a constant, established connection to whatever browser it uses. This saves the user the trouble of logging on to check for emails or news updates, for example.
3G *
Third generation of mobile telecommunications technology, 3G finds application in wireless voice telephony, mobile Internet access, fixed wireless Internet access, video calls and mobile TV.
Wi-Fi *
Popular technology that allows an electronic device to exchange data or connect to the internet wirelessly using radio waves.
Wi-Fi standards *
The type of wireless local area network (LAN). It can be ad-hoc, where units in a network communicate peer-to-peer, or Infrastructure, where units communicate with each other via an access point A LAN interconnects computers in a small area e.g. home, school or office.
Ethernet LAN *
An Ethernet LAN (Local Area Network) interface is present, for a wired conection via a cable.
Ethernet LAN data rates
The different speed levels of the Ethernet LAN connection.
10,100 Mbit/s
Bluetooth version
The type of bluetooth technology in the product e.g. Bluetooth Smart (v4.0).
Cabling technology
Type of cable technology performance.
Ports & interfaces
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity *
HDMI ports quantity *
The number of sockets (ports) for HDMI connections. HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed/uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant device ("the source device") to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. HDMI is a digital replacement for existing analog video standards.
DVI port
Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video display interface to connect a video source to a display device, such as a computer monitor.
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports
Number of Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports allow a computer to connect to the ethernet.
Headphone outputs
Number of sockets /ports where headphones are connected.
Microphone in
The socket where a microphone is connected to the device.
S/PDIF out port
S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format) is a digital audio interconnect used in consumer audio equipment over relatively short distances. The signal is transmitted over either a coaxial cable with RCA connectors or a fibre optic cable with TOSLINK connectors.
DC-in jack
The socket/plug where the DC electricity supply connects to the device.
Headphone connectivity
How headphones connect to a device e.g. wirelessly or via a cable and connector.
3.5 mm
Pointing device
Keyboard layout
The type of keys on a keyboard, and their position on the keyboard. This can differ from country to country.
Full-size keyboard
Operating system installed *
Type of operating system on a device e.g. IOS on Apple devices, Android for mobile devices.
Windows 7 Home Basic
Operating system architecture
The way in which the operating system of a computer/smartphone (32-bit/64-bit) is set up.
Processor special features
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT) uses an extensible software architecture that allows the operating system to think the notebook has two Wi-Fi radios performing similar, but different, functions. Each virtual Wi-Fi radio is assigned a TCP/IP stack.
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Disable access to missing laptops\nGiving users access to corporate data and application through remote laptops boosts productivity, but it can also leave IT vulnerable to hackers and misplaced laptops. Intel® Anti-Theft Technology is built into the laptop hardware, helping IT administrators outwit thieves, even when they attempt to reimage the OS, change the boot order, or install a new hard drive. When laptops with Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT) become lost or stolen, they can be remotely disabled. If the laptop is recovered, it can be quickly reactivated to normal operation.
Intel® vPro™ Technology
Leading-Edge Security for an Unwired Workplace\nThe capabilities of Intel® vPro™ technology help IT leadership protect cloud and virtual environments from rootkits and malware threats while ensuring that their organization can keep up with workforce demands. Hardware-based features support centralized image management and administration, secure network storage, and out-of-band protection.
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Improved Performance for Threaded Software\nIntel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) makes efficient use of processor resources, enabling multiple threads to run on each core and increasing processor throughput. Available on Intel® Core™ and Intel® Xeon® processors, Intel HT Technology helps run demanding applications simultaneously, protect and manage systems, and provide headroom for business growth.
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Higher Performance When You Need It Most\nIntel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 accelerates processor and graphics performance by increasing the operating frequency when operating below specification limits. The maximum frequency varies depending on workload, hardware, software, and overall system configuration.
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
See the World More Vividly\nIntel® Clear Video HD Technology delivers cleaner, sharper images, more natural, accurate, and vivid colors. View images as they were meant to be seen on devices featuring Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Graphics Technology.
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
Add a new dimension to your viewing experience. Now you can play games and watch your favorite 3D movies with Blu-ray Stereo 3D playback using passive or active shutter 3D glasses. InTru™ 3D technology by Intel in association with Dreamworks delivers it all in 1080p full high-definition resolution on your TV over HDMI 1.4.
Intel® Insider™
Experience a whole new level of premium HD entertainment with Intel® Insider™—available exclusively with 5th generation Intel® Core™ processors.
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Create, Edit, and Share Video in a Flash\nIntel® Quick Sync Video uses the dedicated media processing capabilities of Intel® Graphics Technology to make video encoding tasks—such as creating DVDs or Blu-ray discs, creating and editing 3D videos, converting 2D video files into 3D, and converting video for portable media players and social networking sites—faster and easier.
Battery technology
The type of battery in the device, e.g. nickel–cadmium (NiCd).
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells
AC adapter frequency
50/60 Hz
AC adapter input voltage
100 - 240 V
Power auto-sensing
Cable lock slot
Holes on the edge of devices through which a cable lock can be passed, so the device can be locked to a desk etc.
Password protection type
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
5 - 35 °C
Storage temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-15 - 60 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
20 - 85%
Weight & dimensions
Weight *
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
2.1 kg
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
347 mm
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
240 mm
Height (front)
The height of the frontside of the product.
2.09 cm
Height (rear)
Height of the backside of the product.
2.1 cm
Width (imperial)
34.7 cm (13.7")
Depth (imperial)
24 cm (9.45")
Height (front) (imperial)
2.08 cm (0.82")
Height (rear) (imperial)
2.11 cm (0.83")
Packaging content
Cables included
Quick start guide
Instructions, either online, as a computer program or in paper form, to allow you to set up and start using the product quickly.
AC adapter included
Warranty card
Other features
Infrared data port
A data port that uses infra-red data association (irDA) as the standard for wireless communications between computer and mobile phone devices. For example, to update the phone list on your irDA-enabled PC, you would line up the infra-red ports on each device and then transfer the phone information to your PC. This is a wireless transfer, so you don't need a cable or extra software.
Graphics adapter family
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The Inspiron 14z is one of Dell's new 'thin and powerful' laptop range. It doesn't quite fit into the superslim 'ultrabook' category but it's a lot cheaper than the ultrabook models we've seen so far while still being slim and light enough to slip easily...
Bottom line Bottom line: It's nothing fancy, but the Inspiron 14z is a good all-round laptop at a competitive price...
The Inspiron 14z as it is known features a second gen Core i5 CPU and some good on paper specifications. Today we have one on our test bench to find out what this model has to offer for those who don't need a 15"+ system.
Bottom line When we receive systems from Dell they come with a certain level of expectation attached. Alienware systems we all know are high end kit, the XPS range not quite as gamer orientated and of course Inspiron's are more mainstream... so it was quite a sur...
Dell's vision of Intel's Ultrabook concept is still under wraps for now, but its latest Inspiron laptop looks enticing nonetheless. Pitched in the no man's land between Ultrabooks and the traditional desktop replacement, the Inspiron 14z fuses a 2kg chass...
Bottom line An unfussy little laptop with great performance, plenty of stamina and an attractive price...
The Dell Inspiron 14z is a full-featured laptop in a compact and lightweight design that will satisfy business- and home users. Here's our Dell Inspiron 14z review. It's a shame that Dell is probably going to abandon the consumer market in order to focus...
The Dell Inspiron 14z has a glossy 14-inch TN screen with a fairly standard resolution of 1366 x 768 dots. Characters are clear and easy to read onscreen. Colour fidelity is pretty poor on this screen (deltaE = 11) and there's a strong blue overtone. Y...
Good Processing power, Good value for money, Battery life: 5 hrs 30 mins, Good build and finish...
Bad Lowgrade glossy TN screen, Poor performance in games...
Bottom line If you're not interested in games, the Dell Inspiron 14z is powerful enough for all your daily computing needs—even with power-hungry programs like video encoding and 3D modelling. It's a well-finished laptop with an excellent battery life and three US...
Immediately there is plenty to like about the Dell Inspiron 14z. The metallic red colour (costing an extra £10, but definitely worth it), 2.1kg weight, comfortable keyboard and curvy design all strike you as soon as you pick it up for inspection. Furt...
Good Good performance, Stylish design, Battery life, Portability...
Bad Touch-pad not great, Screen could be better...
Immediately there is plenty to like about the Dell Inspiron 14z. The metallic red colour (costing an extra £10, but definitely worth it), 2.1kg weight, comfortable keyboard and curvy design all strike you as soon as you pick it up for inspection.Furthermo...
Good Good performance, Stylish design, Battery life, Portability...
Bad Touchpad not great, Screen could be better...
With its svelte metallic chassis and compact dimensions, the Dell Inspiron 14z is a far cry from the company's previous all-purpose laptops. Taking a design cue from its redesigned XPS range - such as the Dell XPS 14z - which itself is based heavily on...
Bottom line It isn't the cheapest version of the 14z, but battery life is excellent, as is performance...
Review date: 09 November, 2011. Review by: Darren Allan This refresh of the Dell Inspiron 14z is the second laptop we've recently reviewed that plumps for a sporty red colour scheme along with black trim - and a very smart piece of hardware it looks...
Good Impressive build quality; good allrounder at this price point...
Bad No discrete graphics card; irritating port covers.
Bottom line Dell has produced a smart budget machine with the refreshed Inspiron. It's true that the laptop relies on integrated graphics, which means its power isn't everything when it comes to gaming. That said, the 14z is a good all-rounder that's well built an...
Dell's thin-and-powerful laptop range now includes the sub-2kg Inspiron 14z. It's a neat little 14in laptop with a slim body (it's around 25mm thick overall), yet it doesn't make compromises when it comes to features: it ships with a full-voltage Inte...
Good Only 1.95kg Good features Comfortable to type on...
Bad Poor touchpad buttons Glossy screen Keyboard not backlit...
Bottom line The Inspiron 14z is a good choice for anyone who wants good speed and lots of features in a relatively small and comfortable-to-use chassis. It weighs only 1.95kg, it's 25mm thick and it feels quite well made overall. it's a good model for students and...
Intro Dell can usually be relied upon to give the consumer a wide choice when it comes to laptops, and is now doing the same with Ultrabooks (slim laptops with decent performance). It started out with the premium Dell XPS 13 and XPS 14 , but now we're loo...
Good Affordable, Flexible specs, Good usability...
Bad Average design, Average screen, Average battery life, Heavy...
Bottom line The Dell Inspiron 14z is not a bad budget laptop, though it doesn't gel with what we've come to expect from the Intel Ultrabook label. It's not particularly light, its battery life and screen are only average, and its design tries for premium but falls sh...
The whole Inspiron line's received a shakeup of late, and this 14z version takes its cues from its bigger brother, the XPS 14z and the budget range of Dell's laptops. This results in a competitively priced machine, with some aluminium styling, a l...
Good Styling, Reasonable Power, Connectivity...
Bad Screen reflective and poor viewing angles, Horrible touchpad buttons...
Bottom line The Dell Inspiron 14z has plenty to recommend it and offers something a little more than the run of the mill budget laptop in terms of styling and connectivity. Essentially, it's a well endowed budget laptop...
The Dell Inspiron 14z laptop makes a clear statement: you are probably a student, you want a whole lot of battery life on a Windows 7 machine, and you probably don't care much about performance. A small, sleek portable, the Dell Inspiron 14z mainly...
Bottom line Dell has aimed the Dell Inspiron 14z squarely at users who are more concerned with flash than substance, and who consider a 7-hour battery life to be a core quality for a laptop. Students are an obvious demographic here, and they should be able to get...
Intel's original Ultrabook concept referred to ultraportable, ultraslim Windows laptops with a premium design and strict constraints on thickness and specs. But these days, vendors seem to label every semislim ultraportable they sell as an Ultrabook, a...
Bottom line The Dell Inspiron 14z sacrifices style and hardware integrity for performance...
The Dell Inspiron 14z is the latest creation from Dell, offering decent quality and style at an affordable price. It's not as impressive as the company's XPS range, but it could be worth a look if you're on a tight budget. The goodAs the name suggests...
Good As the name suggests, the Dell Inspiron 14z gets a 14-inch screen. It does the job, but there's certainly nothing special about it – the 1366 x 768 pixel resolution is average at best, and the glossy finish can be frustrating when you're trying to work on a train or in direct sunshine. Dell has used aluminium for parts of the chassis, along with plastic, offering higher quality than most budget l...
Bad Unfortunately, Dell hasn't included a dedicated graphics card on the Dell Inspiron 14z, so you won't be able to take on the latest games, or carry out intensive 3D tasks. The Dell Inspiron 14z also proved annoyingly noisy when carrying out multiple tasks, with the fans kicking in when watching movies.
Bottom line There are better all-rounders than the Dell Inspiron 14z, then, but it's still worth a look if all you want to do is browse the web, or have a laptop to work on, and place comfort and quality above features. Dell Inspiron 14z is tagged with Dell, Dell...
Remember the Dell XPS 14z , Dell's premium 14in metal laptop? Well, if you can't afford one of those or, for some reason, the design doesn't appeal to you, there's the Inspiron 14z. Essentially a more wallet-friendly, chunky and ‘ordinary' version of its...
Good Decent value for the specs, Brushed metal lid and keyboard surround, Nice typing experience, Good connectivity...
Bad Mediocre screen, Connections awkwardly recessed, Stiff touchpad buttons, Somewhat noisy under load...
Bottom line We were hoping the Inspiron 14z was at worst the cheaper and chunkier sibling of Dell's premium XPS 14z, but it wasn't to be. Its partially metal finish is a cut above, its keyboard and touchpad are nice, and it offers reasonable battery life and value. H...
I wanted to like the Dell Inspiron 14z when I first opened the laptop's lid. Alas, love at first sight faded to “let’s just be friends” in short order. The Inspiron 14z - Dell sent us a "special edition" unit for testing - has a lot to like, but a few...
Bottom line Overall, the Inspiron 14z is a light, attractive laptop that's easy to lug around and offers good performance for its sale price. However, strange ergonomic choices make this a less than an ideal unit, particularly if you're a touch-typist...
If you're looking for a laptop that has all the connectors and a DVD burner, you don't have that many options these days. Many Ultrabooks don't have a DVD burner, but that's not the case with the Dell Inspirion 14z. The Dell Inspiron 14z is an Ultrab...
Bottom line The Dell Inspiron 14z isn't perfect. The wired network connection is limited to 100 Mbit/s, and the AMD Radeon HD 7570 is pointless. The graphics card is faster than the Intel HD Graphics 4000, but not so much that it has any added value. On the other...
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