The Dell Inspiron I15Z-4400SLV is one of the first available 15Z-series 15.6-inch ultrabook configurations. The I15Z-4400SLV is a mid-range one, sporting the 3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3317U ultra low voltage processor featuring two cores and Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics. Despite being only 0.8-inches thin, which is an exceptional thinness for a notebook of this size, it does include a built-in DVD burner optical drive. The laptop’s traditional hard drive storage with 500GB capacity is supplemented by a 32GB mSATA solid state drive for faster system boot up and OS and app responsiveness. RAM amount is 6GB, rounding up this well equipped ultra-thin machine. Its weight of 4.9 pounds which is very light for the 15.6-inch form factor further improves portability of the I15Z-4400SLV.
As you can see, the i5-3317U ultra-low voltage chip is considerably faster than the i3 ULV, but still lags behind the full-voltage i5.
The price of about $800 is not an affordable one. What you’re paying for are not only good components, but also full HD display resolution, backlight keyboard with isle-style keys, and premium looking gray brushed aluminum chassis. The design of the 15z ultrabook derives from the full-thickness 15R series, such as the plastic Dell I15R-1633SLV or the Special Edition Dell Inspiron I15RSE-1667ALU made of aluminum.
The ports are plentiful for an ultrabook: four USB 3.0 connectors, HDMI, 3-in-1 card reader, and Gigabit LAN, besides Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections. Audio is powered by a pair of Skullcandy branded speakers and the laptop has a built-in 1.3MP webcam.
Dell Inspiron I15Z-4400SLV Specifications
- Display: 15.6″ 1080p
- Processor: 3rd Gen Intel Core i5-3317U dual-core, 3M Cache, 1.7GHz clock speed with Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz
- Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
- Memory: 6GB DDR3 memory, expandable to 8GB
- Storage: 500GB Serial ATA HDD (5400 rpm) and 32GB mSATA SSD
- Optical drive: DVD burner
- Webcam: 1.0MP HD webcam
- Audio: Skullcandy stereo speakers, Waves MaxxAudio 4 processing
- Network: Wireless-N, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth 4.0 interface
- Input: Backlit keyboard with multitouch touchpad
- Ports and Slots: 4 USB 3.0 ports, 1 x HDMI, 3-in-1 media reader
- Battery: 6-cell lithium-ion battery
- Dimensions: 0.8 x 15 x 9.84 inches
- Weight: 4.9 pounds
- OS: Windows 8
- Warranty: 1-year