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Dell Inspiron i14Z-1424BK 14-Inch Laptop (Intel Core i3-2350M 2.3GHz, 4GB DDR3, 500GB 5400 RPM, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit)

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  • Intel Core i3 2350M Processor 2.3GHz
  • 500GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 14-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Product Description

Product 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.

Combining sizzling performance, rich features, and chic design in a sleek, take-anywhere laptop, the Dell Inspiron 14z (model i14z-1424BK) can handle whatever task you throw at it, wherever you roam. When it's time to kick back and relax, the Inspiron 14z features a brilliant 14-inch high-definition display and built-in SRS Premium Sound HD. For a theater-like experience, you can connect via HDMI cable to a compatible big-screen HDTV.

Inspiron 14z angle
High-definition 14-inch display.
Inspiron 14z front
Easy traveling at just under 4.5 pounds (see larger image).


Inspiron 14z cover
Cool, sleek design in espresso black finish (see larger image).

It's powered by a second-generation Intel Core i3 dual-core processor, which provides breakthrough digital media management, content creation, and 3D gaming capabilities.

Additionally, this Inspiron laptop includes award-winning Intel Wireless Display functionality, which enables you to enjoying great image clarity and sound on your HDTV without plugging in any cables.

This Dell laptop features two speedy USB 3.0 ports--the latest development in USB data transfer technology. Perfect for transferring and retrieving large files between your PC and an external hard drive or digital camera, USB 3.0 offers the speediest, most efficient way get what you need from external devices. (It also comes with a standard USB 2.0 port, plus USB 3.0 is backward compatible.)

You also get Dell's innovative Stage software, which provides a one-stop entertainment hub. Download movies, play games, listen to your favorite songs, and stream radio stations with RadioTime. Connect with friends on social networks, and view their Facebook and Flickr photos together in a real-time photo stream (learn more below).

It comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system. You'll also experience new ways to deliver your best work with Office Starter 2010 (learn more below).


Stage software
Dell's innovative Stage multimedia software.

The Stage That Sets Itself

Dell Stage delivers the things that matter to you right to your desktop, with your most recent content always front and center. Seamlessly toggle between your favorite applications (photos, videos, music, Web pages and more) with ease, all from Stage's sleek, movie-reel style interface.

With Stage, you can easily edit and crop your photos, then share them with family and friends on Facebook or Flickr--no extra software required. Want to find that song you love? MusicStage lets you search your music collection by artist, title or even genre. And when you're ready to share your home movies, PhotoStage makes it easy to play and upload video files to Facebook.

When you buy a Dell system equipped with Stage software, you get a one-stop entertainment hub. Download movies, play games, listen to your favorite songs and stream radio stations with RadioTime. Connect with friends on social networks, and view their Facebook and Flickr photos together in a real-time photo stream. And SyncUP (powered by Nero) is the easy way to keep the smartphones, tablets and computers in your network in sync (requires download from Android Market).

Intel Wireless Display Capable

With integrated Intel Wireless Display technology, you'll be able to cut down on the cluttered mass of wires surrounding your work station and stop crowding around your laptop screen to enjoy vivid pictures, video and other content. You'll enjoy great image clarity and sound without sacrificing quality and without wires. Simply connect an optional adapter for Intel Wireless Display (such as the Netgear Push2TV PTV2000 and Belkin ScreenCast adapters) to your TV, follow a few simple steps, and you're off and running. Set it up once, and sharing your screen is as easy as pushing a button.


Key Specifications

Intel Core i3

14-inch LED-backlit display with 1366 x 768 resolution for native HD 720p viewing

2.3 GHz Intel Core i3-2350M dual-core processor (3 MB L3 cache)

500 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)

4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz; 8 GB maximum)

Intel HD Graphics 3000 for casual and mainstream gaming (supports Microsoft DirectX 10).

8x multi-format CD/DVD drive

1-megapixel HD webcam (1280 x 720)

Built-in stereo speakers with 4 watts of power (2W x 2) and SRS Premium Sound enhancement

6-cell battery

Chiclet-style keyboard

Multi-touchpad with integrated scrolling and gestures

Dimensions and Weight: 13.6 x 9.7 x 1.43 inches (WxDxH); 4.43 pounds

Wireless & Networking

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks (requires Wireless-N router to optimize speed and range).
  • Intel Wireless Display capabilities enables you to wirelessly stream videos, photos and music from your hard drive, home network, or the internet straight to your HDTV.
  • Next-generation Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity provides faster throughput while minimizing on power requirements. It's compatible with new Bluetooth 3.0-enabled devices as well as backward compatible with older Bluetooth-enabled peripherals such as printers and cell phones.
  • Fast Ethernet (10/100)

Connectivity & Expansion

  • 2 ultra-fast USB 3.0 ports with up to 10x the speed of USB 2.0 (and is backward compatible with your USB 2.0 peripherals).
  • 1 standard USB 2.0 port (with PowerShare for charging devices even when laptop is off)
  • HDMI port for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable (version 1.4).
  • Mini-DisplayPort output (analog, RGB)
  • 3-in-1 Media Card Reader (supports SD, MS, MMC)
  • Microphone and headphone jacks

What's in the Box

This package contains the Dell Inspiron i14z-1424BK notebook PC, AC adapter, rechargeable battery, and printed documentation.


1-year limited hardware warranty; 24/7 phone support; mail-in service

Included Software

McAfee SecurityCenter with Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Firewall (30-day trial); Microsoft Office Starter 2010; Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Premiere Elements

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Pin web sites with Internet Explorer 9 (view larger).
home premium

Windows 7 Home Premium

The Best Entertainment Experience On Your PC

Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, and rewind TV or record it to watch whenever and wherever you want. For the best entertainment experience, choose a PC with Windows 7.

Windows 7: Your PC Simplified

  • Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
  • Find virtually anything on your PC--from documents to songs to email--just by typing a word or two with Windows Search.
  • Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker.
  • Watch, pause, rewind and record TV with Windows Media Center to watch whenever and where ever you want.*

Get a Faster, Safer Web with a New PC and Internet Explorer 9

  • Helps protect against identity theft and malicious software with SmartScreen Filter.
  • Movies, TV, and videos look better and run more smoothly.

Create, Connect, and Share with Windows Live

Windows 7 and Windows Live bring it all together for free. Get the free set of programs that make it simple to create and share amazing photos and movies, organize mail, and stay connected with your closest friends.

  • Get free online storage with Windows Live SkyDrive.
  • Sync files on your PCs automatically with Windows Live Mesh.
  • Share photos during video chats with Windows Live Messenger.**
  • Easily edit photos. Combine the best parts of multiple photos into one perfect photo with Photo Fuse.

You can download Windows Live for FREE at

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Create, connect, and share (see larger image).


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Complete Your PC Experience with Microsoft Office 2010

  • Includes reduced functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel with advertising. (Note that PowerPoint or Outlook are not included.)
  • Purchase Office 2010 today and get the most out of your new PC.


* Additional hardware may be required. Not available in all countries. (See for more information.)
** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.

Product Information

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Screen Size14 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1600x900 pixels
Processor2.3 GHz Core i3-2350M
Hard Drive500 GB
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics 3000
Chipset BrandIntel
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Brand NameDell
Item model numberi14z-1424BK
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7;
Item Weight7.7 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H7.50 x 4.29 x 19.09 inches
Color Diamond Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDVD±RW
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Batteries:1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #30,328 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7.7 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First AvailableJanuary 15, 2012
Warranty & Support Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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Customer Reviews

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By FarVistas on February 5, 2012
This review is about the 14Z, this model's immediate predecessor, but with key similarities that make a review worthwhile. I have had this machine for 4 months, and basically I am very pleased that I have it. The keyboard action is terrific, and the placement of keys is perfect, making touch typing a pleasure. The backlit keyboard is outstanding - I have decided I can no longer live without a backlit keyboard like this. The machine runs fairly quietly - you can hear the fan, but it is definitely not intrusive, and I happen to be very sensitive to fan noise.

On the other hand, there are some negatives. The left and right buttons under the keypad are terrible. It feels like you are pressing on a board, and like pressing a board, you can not tell how much of a press is enough to make contact. It is incomprehensible that after all these many years of making laptops, Dell can not come up with better mouse buttons than this - these buttons are an irritation every time I use them.

Likewise, Dell has not provided 2 headphone jacks (1 microphone and 1 headphone) - instead they have combined them into 1 jack. So you need to buy an adapter, which is easy and cheap. But the quality of the voice input is bad - every person I call on Skype or Google complains of the voice quality. So I have had to buy a headphone/microphone unit that is USB, and use up a USB port. I would rather have the traditional 2 jack input for microphone and headset.

Dell allows for system recovery by creating backup media. However, they do not allow you to create backup media on an external drive - you can only create it on a flash drive on on blank CDs or DVDs.

If you are tempted to buy this machine through Dell's website, don't. Buy it through Amazon.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Dennis on February 26, 2012
I brought my 14z around Nov 2011 and did not open until Xmas day. However, the mouse touchPad, as CNET editor's review mentioned, most time, it lags behind finger movement. It even freezes time to time. I spent 4 hours, two sessions with Dell India support team. No result. Support Rep concluded that I need to have it shipped back to service depot.
* So you think the nightmare stop there. Wrong.
Depot shipped back my laptop and said that the issue was at Hard Drive. And more interesting thing is that they do not have hard drive in stock to fix the issue and will send me one in the mail.
* So you trust their diagnose and waiting for hard drive come to solve the issue, wrong.
The hard drive came . But it was blank and bare. Dell does expect you to install per my conversation with them. It requires to open the cover, remove the screw and mounting bracket, put bracket on another one and put back. Well. No OS, Not pre-imaged. After many hours my time to install the OS, Driver, Networking. Voila, Hard drive is not the issue. Problem still there. Wonder how they came up with this root cause
*So you think they will allow to replace with a working one. Wrong
I called customer service and escalated the case to up management. No result. The up escalation team even playing the hard ball and asked me the follow their procedure to have onsite person to fix the touchpad. So escalation team cannot resolve the issue. Push down to customer service again.
*So you think the onsite engineer should fix the issue, right. Wrong.
The engineer came, replaced the touch pad, no work. Replaced the motherboard, , not work.
*So you think the customer service will resolve the issue by replacing this bad one to good one. Wrong
They asked me to ship back again. Can you believe that?
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Robert Parc on January 24, 2012
I bought one of these refurbished. An Expresso black polished body wrapped an i5 processor, 6 GB memory and 640 GB 5400 rpm HDD.

The aluminum encased body feels sturdy and light weight. There is very tiny flex on the keyboard and palm rests. While I would not label it a fingerprint magnet, some fingerprints are definitely visible and the case will need some periodic wiping. While the overall construction looks very good, the very discerning will definitely note that it does not have the finesse of Macs. But at less than half the price of a Mac, there is no room for grumbling on this count.

It comes with two USB 3.0 and one mini-display ports to ensure it does not become technologically obsolete in a year or two. It also has the standard HDMI, USB 2.0 and SD card reader ports. The processor is also Widi enabled. It does not have VGA or DVI ports.

The display is gorgeous and the audio, while not spectacular, is very good and is loud enough without the headphones. The web camera is also good for video chats.

The touchpad is smooth and the sensitivity can be configured through the Windows Mobility center. The touchpad buttons though are really hard and clicking on the outer edges of these buttons will give you sore fingers. You have to press them around the middle or inner edge to be kinder to your fingers. The keyboard is good though I felt it could have been a touch softer to type (I have a Lenovo Ideapad where using the keyboard is a real joy).

The wifi is pretty good and I did not have any issues using it.

Battery life is very good and I get by 5-6 hours on a charge with medium level of processing.
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