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Dell Inspiron 11z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 241 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and value for money. The screen and usability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the touchpad.

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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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alaTest has collected and analysed 7 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 11z from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron 11z 9995 Low Voltage Laptop 11'6 HD Screen 250GB HDD Intel Celeron 1.3GHz CPU Windows Vista Wi-Fi 2GB DDR2 RAM MemoryDell Inspiron 11z 11.6 inch netbook (Intel Celeron 743 1.33GHz, 2GB, 500GB, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Starter (White))

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 11z from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

portability, usability, screen, value for money, performance

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron i11z-3747OBK 11.6-inch Laptop (Obsidian Black)Dell Inspiron 11z-1121 laptop / Intel i3-330um / WiMax 4G Networking / 2GB DDR3 / 11.6'' HD Truelife WLED / 250G Hard Drive - Obsidian Black

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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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Dell Inspiron 11z notebook


The Dell Inspiron 11z notebook has a low price tag, a thin profile and an 11.6in screen -- it could easily be mistaken for an Intel Atom-powered netbo...

Thin and light despite reasonable processing power, high resolution display

Poor touchpad design, glossy screen is annoying and has minor backlight issues

Dell's entry-level Inspiron 11z notebook has significantly more power than similar sized Atom netbooks but remains thin and light. A good display and reasonable keyboard size make it easy to use; the multitouch trackpad is our main point of annoyance.

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Dell Inspiron 11z review


A powerful CULV laptop with a great battery life and strong components

Great battery life ; Decent amount of power ; Very portable

Screen could be better

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Dell Inspiron 11z review


One of the most immediately noticeable things about Dell's Inspiron 11z is its huge battery which props up the laptop at an angle. This not only makes it chunkier than other ultraportables we've seen, it also acts as a stand at the rear.

Dell's Inspiron 11z is good value, but some poor design choices means it just misses out on an award.

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Dell Inspiron 11z review


The Dell Inspiron 11z is a well-made and great-looking ultra-low-voltage ultra-portable laptop with a good specification for the price. Unfortunately, until Dell comes up with a fix for its spectacularly awful trackpad, this is one laptop that's best...

Slim and light ; Excellent screen ; Long battery life from the optional six-cell battery

Trackpad is made of fail

Conclusion There's much to like about the Dell Inspiron 11z. It's a capable ultra-low-voltage, ultra-portable laptop at a very low price. The only problem is that the multi-touch trackpad is deeply flawed, and having to carry a separate USB mouse...

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
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


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


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows Vista Home Basic


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


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