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The Dell Studio 14z is a lightweight notebook computer aimed at users on-the-go.

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Pros

light-weight at 4.30 lbs

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no optical media drive - makes it lighter

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respectable battery life

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DisplayPort and HDMI outputs

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highly configurable

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DDR3 memory standard

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Nvidia GeForce 9400M standard - much more capable than Intel GMA for 3D intensive applications, games, media playback

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default builds include ample memory and drive space

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2 year warranty standard

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Cons

Dell laptop build quality leaves a lot to be desired compared to high end system manufacturers such as Lenovo and Apple

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no optical media drive - must download software or use a USB DVD drive

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gets hot

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only 2x usb

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loud hard drive

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unusable touch pad

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finger print magnet

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The Dell Studio 14z is a lightweight notebook computer aimed at users on-the-go. This 14 inch (1366 x 768) notebook lacks a DVD optical media drive, as it’s aimed at students and other buyers who are more likely to download software and other content than use a disc-based equivalent. This notebook’s base model includes a 1366 x 768 resolution widescreen display, a 2.0GHz Intel Pentium Dual Core processor, 3GB of DDR3 memory, a 250GB hard drive and an Nvidia GeForce 9400M G integrated graphics card. Other features include 802.11b WiFi, HDMI out, an eSATA port, 3 USB ports and a 1.3 megapixel webcam. Users can upgrade to a 1600 x 900 screen, a Core 2 Duo processor, 5GB of memory, up to 500GB of hard drive storage, plus add 802.11n and Bluetooth connectivity if needed. Color options are also available through Dell’s website.

Features
  • Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core (2GHz) / Intel Core 2 Duo (2.1GHz)
  • Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium x64 / Windows Vista Ultimate x64 (optional)
  • Chipset & graphics: Nvidia GeForce 9400M
  • Display: 14" High Definition 720p LED display / High Definition+ 900p (optional)
  • Audio: 2 x 4w integrated stereo speakers, audio in/out
  • Storage: up to 500GB 5400RPM hard drive
  • Battery: 6-cell / 8-cell (optional)
  • Network: WLAN 802.11g, 10/100 LAN (RJ45), 802.11g /n (optional), 3G card, Bluetooth (optional)
  • 1.3MP Integrated Webcam
  • 3 x USB ports
  • 1 x eSATA port
  • HDMI Port
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