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Dell Inspiron 11z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews of Dell Inspiron 11z. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the price and screen are generally positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the touchpad and durability.

portability, performance, usability, screen, price

durability, touchpad

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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Consumer review ( review summary for Dell Inspiron 11z


alaTest has collected and analyzed 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 Laptops on People really like the screen and usability. The price and performance also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the size. There are some less positive views about the keyboard.

portability, performance, price, usability, screen


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 9995 Low Voltage Laptop 11'6 HD Screen 250GB HDD Intel Celeron 1.3GHz CPU Windows Vista Wi-Fi 2GB DDR2 RAM Memory

Apr, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Dell Inspiron 11z


alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the price and screen. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical views about the energy efficiency.

performance, portability, usability, screen, price


89% 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 i11z-3747OBK 11.6-inch Laptop (Obsidian Black)

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Tobias Winkler (

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.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Jason Cross (

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.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (

Dell Inspiron 11z Review


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...

Wide range of color and design options, Very good audio quality, Decent HD video playback

Expensive, Below-average battery life, Oversensitive touchpad, Underside runs hot

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (

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

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Kevin O'Brien (

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...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Brad (

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

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

Dell Inspiron 11z notebook


This entry-level Dell notebook offers better performance than a netbook but is only slightly bigger and more expensive

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.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Tech Staff (

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

A good mix of portability and power, the Inspiron 11z shows you can have a good balance of both

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Alan Lu (

Dell Inspiron 11z review


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

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (

Dell Inspiron 11z review


Dell's first netbook was the Dell Inspiron Mini 9, followed shortly after by the inch-bigger Mini 10. The Dell Inspiron 11z goes one better again - it's in essence the same chassis, now scaled up to accomodate an 11in screen. But instead of an Intel...

For anyone looking for a compact laptop that’s a tad more capable than a netbook, the Dell Inspiron 11z might just fit the bill. Extra screen space and resolution, along with a larger keyboard, make daily use more comfortable, and the extended battery...

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications


Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2


Number of battery cells:3


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Color of product:Black


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:11.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768

Energy Management

AC adapter power:24


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:GS45


Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 2 x 2


3G: No
Bluetooth: No
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
TV in port: No
Weight (imperial):3.05
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11 a/b/g

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3


AC adapter power:24


Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel GS45 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel GS45 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor:743 / SU4100
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:1 / 2
Processor family:Intel Celeron Mobile / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.3
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:743 / SU4100
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron M ULV 700 series
Processor socket:BGA956
Processor threads:1 / 2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:No / Yes
Intel 64:N / Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:37135 / 43568
Processor code:SLGEV / SLGS4
Processor package size:22
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Cable lock slot:Kensington


Bundled software:Microsoft Works 9.0
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee Security Centre 10.0


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):0.925
Height (rear):1.02