Dell Inspiron 14z
The recently refreshed Dell Inspiron line has the right mix of style and value for students, especially in the form of the midsize Inspiron 14z. This modestly priced ultrabook looks great, includes discrete graphics, and costs only $899. (Skip the cheaper configurations that start at $699.)
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The good: With a new slim design, the Dell Inspiron 14z impresses by including an Intel Core i5 CPU and discrete AMD graphics, all for a very reasonable price.
The bad: There's still a bit of a budget feel to parts of the body. Battery life, while decent, isn't going to get you through a full day.
The bottom line: Dell has managed to give a very upscale feel to its mainstream Inspiron 14z, a 14-inch ultrabook that comfortably juggles price, design, and performance.
July 18, 2012 3:55 PM PDT
| Caption by: Dan Ackerman
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