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Dell Inspiron 11z

Dell Inspiron 11z
alaScore 84

225 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 225 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the value for money and keyboard are generally positive. The performance and screen are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the touchpad.

portability, screen, performance, keyboard, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron 11z is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 225 reviews)

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Review Dell Inspiron 11z Notebook

 

Mobile Couch Potato. The 11 inch laptop class finally saw some mo

Clearly higher performance than netbooks; HDMI; Small, quiet and light; Low power usage; Good worksmanship; Multi-touch function; Hardware installed in the laptop is typical for its class

Glossy display; Delicate lid; No VGA (important for those users who use older peripheral devices); Only moderate battery life; Difficult to upgrade the internal components

The Acer Aspire 1810 Timeline offers similar performance and is also available in various configurations; the Samsung N510 is also an option, depending on your priorities, with less processing power but better graphics.

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Dell Inspiron 11z

 

The Dell Inspiron 11z is an attempt to rectify the biggest drawback of current netbooks--low processing power--by using Intel's ultralow-voltage Celeron and Pentium CPUs. The 11z--which starts at $379--is available with either the single-core Celeron...

Good keyboard feel ; Very good CPU performance

Mediocre battery life ; Practically unusable touchpad

If it weren't for the absolutely awful touchpad, we'd have no problem recommending the speedy little Dell Inspiron 11z.

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Dell Inspiron 11z

 

Although Dell's first 11-inch ultraportable performs well, competing notebooks offer longer battery life and better ergonomics for less money.

Dell's Inspiron 11z laptop is lightweight and attractive, but it simply costs too much for what you get. Not only does the touchpad implementation leave something to be desired, but other systems in this class offer better performance and much longer...

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Review Update: Dell Inspiron 11z

 

The speakers sound slightly better than the average netbook speakers. The speakers still don't provide much bass, but you can hear some of the lower tones and some solid midrange. Maximum volume levels are loud enough to fill a small room when ...

OK performance as configured ; HDMI out for HDTV connection ; Perfect size for a travel laptop

Touchpad still problematic ; Average battery life ; High price as configured

Bottom line, the Inspiron 11z offers a great form factor and solid performance for a travel laptop, but average battery life, a troublesome touchpad, and pricey upgrades prevent us from calling this one a winner

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Dell Inspiron 11z Review

 

The Inspiron 11z is a new netbook from Dell, hoping to change the way we think of the ultra-portable segment. Instead of using the long-favored Intel Atom processor, Dell decided to use the new ultra-low voltage Celeron 723 and the GS45 chipset. On...

X4500 integrated graphics with HDMI out ; Perfect screen size and resolution for a netbook ; Comfortable keyboard

Worst ... Touchpad ... Ever ; Small stock battery ; Weak performance from the Celeron 723 ; CPU whine when off and in sleep mode

With all of the stuff listed above the 11z would be a slightly better than average netbook, offered at a reasonable price, with an excellent 11.6" WXGA screen. Unfortunately, once you include the flawed touchpad, it turns into a netbook that is very...

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Dell Inspiron 11z review

 

Of course, to get the lower price, you'll have to settle for a 3 cell battery, single core processor, smaller hard drive, and Windows Vista

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Excellent performing small laptop with embedded 3G/4G

 

The Inspiron 1121, which Sprint markets as a Dell Inspiron 11z, is not really an 11z at all. It's more like the M101z, including the same chassis as the M101z and upgraded internals including an Intel Core i3 mobile processor and Intel HM57 chipset....

The perfect sized laptop at 11.6" and 3 lbs ; Excellent sound quality and plenty of volume for a laptop ; Hyperthreaded Core i3 processor provides snappy performance ; Bright screen ; Full-size keyboard is easy to type on ; Looks good

Lid attracts fingerprints ; Sprint SmartView software for connecting to 3G/4G network is cumbersome and sluggish ; Warranty includes mail-in repair service only ; Highly discounted price requires 2-year Sprint contract

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Sprint Inspiron 11z (1121) - Core i3 version of m101z

 

In case you're wondering this is does not look like the Inspiron 11z that you find with either a celeron or culv processor. This is the m101z but with different internals. That said this is a great little laptop. Just slightly bigger and heavier than...

Small and Portable ; Fairly light at a little over 3lbs ; Decent keyboard ; Very bright screen ; Runs fairly Cool and Quiet ; Web Cam ; 3G/4G WiMAX integrated ; Loud speakers for size of laptop ; Easy memory access ; Ram upgradeable to 8GB

A little chunky especially near the rear ; Battery life could be a little better ; Glossy lid attracts fingerprints, scratches easily ; No easy access to upgrade hard drive

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Third World product! Good for 2 months only!

 

Perhaps the people from third world countries can value this for what it's worth, they build this equipment and may be force to over rate it. That does not fly in the real world. In America it's Garbage!

Product burnsouts in two-three months. Sprint service is very good

Too many Americans complained about this one. Save your money for something better, (Toshiba.) ; You are caught up on the Sprint contract with a burnt out machine, Dell will not replace ,all in a matter of 2-3 months ; Not the American Way

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Sprint Inspiron 11z (1121) - Core i3 version of m101z

 

In case you're wondering this is does not look like the Inspiron 11z that you find with either a celeron or culv processor. This is the m101z but with different internals. That said this is a great little laptop. Just slightly bigger and heavier than...

Small and Portable ; Fairly light at a little over 3lbs ; Decent keyboard ; Very bright screen ; Runs fairly Cool and Quiet ; Web Cam ; 3G/4G WiMAX integrated ; Loud speakers for size of laptop ; Easy memory access ; Ram upgradeable to 8GB

A little chunky especially near the rear ; Battery life could be a little better ; Glossy lid attracts fingerprints, scratches easily ; No easy access to upgrade hard drive

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
TV Output:No / Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA 4500MHD / GMA 500

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:45GS / US15W
Processor:Celeron M
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:743
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