Dell's new Ultrabooks Inspiron 14z and XPS 14

This is my comeback since the Dell’s Launch of XPS 13 Ultrabook last April, this time, I came very very late and I didn’t catch up the brief introduction of two products, the XPS 14 and Inspiron 14z.

The two products were launched on August 2, 2012 in the Makati Shangri-la Plaza.

Packed with the Windows 8 Operating System and faster performance, these powerhouse laptops are one of the best buys for now.

First, here are the specs for the XPS 14:

XPS 14 is constructed with machined aluminum in silver and silicone base with machined aluminum casing and magnesium palmrest with soft touch paint
Brilliantly bright (400-nit) 14” HD+ WLED display in a compact form factor with edge-to-edge hardened Corning Gorilla Glass
3rd Generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processor options:

o Intel Core i5-3317U processor (3M cache, up to 2.6GHz) (standard)
o Intel Core i7-3517U processor (4M cache, up to 3.0GHz)

Intel HD Graphics 4000 (standard)

o Optional NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M 1GB GDDR5 graphics with NVIDIA Optimus technologyi

4GB (standard) or 8GB dual channel memory DDR3 1333MHzi; (1xSoDIMM)
Hard drive options:

o 500GB 5400rpm hard drive + 32GB mSATA SSDii with Intel Rapid Start Technology and Intel Smart Response Technology (standard)
o 512GB SSD driveii with Intel Rapid Start Technologyiii and Intel Smart Connect Technology (optional)
Standard, full size, backlit chiclet keyboard; spill-resistant
Glass integrated button touchpad with multi-gesture support
8-Cell Li-Polymer, 69WHr battery. Battery is built-in to the laptop and is not replaceable by the customer
65W AC adaptor on Intel graphics; 90W AC adaptor on NVIDIA graphics
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 802.11 a/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connectivity
Intel Wireless Display ready
High definition audio with Waves MaxxAudio 4
USB 3.0 (2) 1 with PowerShare; mini DisplayPort (1); HDMI (1); RJ-45 (1); 3-in-1 card reader; headset jack (1); mini Kensington lock
Built-in 1.3MP webcam with dual array digital microphones
Ultrathin laptop: height: 0.81” (20.7mm); width: 13.2” (335.8mm); depth: 9.2” (233mm)
Weight: starting at 4.6lbs (2.1kg)
Enterprise Friendly Features:

o Windows Trusted Platform Module option for BitLocker Data Encryption

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Next up, is Inspiron 14z:

0.8” thin: The Inspiron 14z Ultrabook has a super-slim profile, so it fits easily into your bag or backpack and takes up less room on your lap or desk.
Lightweight and with long battery life: At just 4.12 lbs (1.87 Kg), the Inspiron 14z Ultrabook is perfect for keeping you connected whether you’re at the library, coffee shop or a friend’s house.
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Your Ultrabook just got a lot more responsive. Intel® Smart Response Technology quickly recognizes and stores your most frequently used files and applications where you can access them right away. You’ll save time and power with faster access to the content you use and love the most.
Up to 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 processors: The Inspiron 14z Ultrabook balances quad-core processing with efficient power use.
Genuine Windows® 7 operating system: Get fast, easy-to-configure home networking and the ability to run the latest 64-bit programs.
Up to 8GB* of DDR3 memory: Make multitasking easy with up to 8GB* of fast, efficient DDR3 SDRAM at 1600 MHz.
Quick-launch keys: Three quick-launch keys give you instant, one-touch access to Windows Mobility Center, sound controls and one application of your choosing.
HD display: Experience your favorite TV shows in vivid detail with a 14″ HD (720p) widescreen display with 200-nit brightness.
DVD drive: A built-in DVD drive makes your Inspiron 14z a fully featured Ultrabook. Watch the latest blockbusters in sharp detail, whether you’re at home or on the go with a built-in DVD drive.
Optional 1GB AMD Radeon™ HD discrete graphics: Immerse yourself in entertainment with optional AMD Radeon HD 7570M 1GB graphics. With discrete graphics, you’ll enjoy more detailed photo and video, seamless streaming video and graphics-intensive PC gaming.
Waves MaxxAudio 4.0: From crisp highs to warm lows, MaxxAudio 4.0 gives you total control over your Ultrabook’s frequency response.
HD webcam and digital microphone: Stay connected to your friends and family from virtually anywhere with an HD webcam. Your video chats will sound as good as they look with a built-in digital microphone.
Skype™: Chat with groups of friends at once, or just one-on-one, and use video capture to save the moment to watch again later. See when your Facebook friends are online and IM them directly from Skype.

I hope I can get these items soon and I’m expecting more to come.


The owner and the author, John Paolo Acelajado, is currently working as an Online Advertiser for Resorts World Manila, and currently taking freelance jobs online. The blog discusses gadget reviews, blogger events, movies, product reviews, travel and food reviews, and many more. I also do photoblogs and I go to numerous events. Add me at

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