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Dell Inspiron M101z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 reviews of Dell Inspiron M101z. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency. Opinions are divided on the screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron M101z is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Dell Inspiron M101z from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the screen.


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

This summary is based on the products: 11.6" Anti-Glare Notebook/ Laptop Screen Protector for Dell Alienware M11x/ Inspiron M101z/ 11z / 1110 series11.6" Anti-Glare Notebook/ Laptop Screen Protector for Dell Alienware M11x/ Inspiron M101z/ 11z / 1110 series

Jun, 2018

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Dell Inspiron M101z review


We've been having a hard time figuring out what to call the recent influx of 11.6-inch laptops -- you know, the ones which are slightly larger and more expen...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Patrick Joynt (

Dell Inspiron M101z


The $580 Dell Inspiron M101z is just big enough for me to use comfortably (my gigantic hands are like bear paws); and yet at 11.5 by 8.1 by 1.4 inches, it's small enough to slip into most bags.

Great keyboard and touchpad ; Powerful for its class

Somewhat pricey for its size ; Rather short battery life

Worth the cost if you want a small machine with a great keyboard.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Dell Inspiron M101z


The Dell Inspiron M101z has a netbook body, but is outfitted with parts that will please any cinema buff or novice video editor.

Very nice keyboard. Excellent navigating components. Fast hard drive. Lightweight. HDMI included. Plays back 1080p HD clips beautifully. Very good speakers for a little laptop.

Performance finished in the bottom. Battery life is not as impressive as its CULV counterparts.

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Aug, 2010

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (

Dell Inspiron M101z Review


These days the market certainly isn't lacking AMD-powered ultraportables, but the Dell Inspiron M101z is among the best models we've tested. It has a cooler look than the ThinkPad X100e while offering better performance and slightly longer battery...

Sleek design with multiple color options, Comfortable keyboard and touchpad, Strong audio quality, Good graphics performance for price

Battery life shorter than Intel competition, Below-average Wi-Fi performance, Runs a bit warm

Aug, 2010

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Review Dell Inspiron M101z Subnotebook


The Lady in Red. From Dell comes the small 11.6" AMD subnotebook that leaves netbooks with Intel Atom processors out in the cold. Is the Dell Inspiron M101z subnotebook the sought-after answer to weak netbooks or simply another product in Dell's...

Good Performance (Office), Comfortable Keyboard, Modern Design, HDMI-Output, Adequate Battery Life, Speaker System, The design, the available color schemes, the good performance with Windows 7, adequate battery life and the available ports

Screen Glare, Few Accessories Included, Heat and Noise, Case Prone to Scratches, Better emission values (noise, temperature), a matt 11.6" display, choice of color at no additional cost

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : PC Perspective (

Dell Inspiron M101z Review – Laptop Power in a Netbook’s Frame


The netbook fad is largely over. The tiny laptops that the public was so enamored with less than a year ago no longer dancing in the spotlight of mainstream news articles. Any text devoted to them is usually centered on arguments over the iPad's impact...

Oct, 2010


Expert review by : Stuart_Davidson (

Dell Inspiron M101z Laptop Review


Over the past few years there has been an explosion in the ultra-portable market thanks to the release of Intel's Atom CPU. The Atom platform allowed manufacturers to build some impressive netbook systems which at first offered a full XP experience and...

Over the past few years there has been an explosion in the ultra-portable market thanks to the release of Intel’s Atom CPU. The Atom platform allowed manufacturers to build some impressive netbook systems which at first offered a full XP experience and...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Brad Linder (

Dell Inspiron M101z review


This is usually the part of the review where I spell out the specs of a new laptop and explain how it fits in with other recent machines from the PC vendor. But I want to get something out of the way first: The Inspiron Mini M101z is the best budget...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Dell Inspiron M101z notebook


Dell Inspiron M101z review: An 11.6in ultraportable laptop that's affordable and useful for basic tasks

Small and light, good keyboard and touchpad, HDMI, decent performance, good battery life

Screen is too glossy, screen contrast isn't great, screen's lowest brightness level is still too bright

The Dell Inspiron M101z ultraportable laptop is small and light and offers decent performance for everyday tasks. It's the type of notebook you should consider if you want something that's about the same size as a netbook, but which offers better...

Jan, 2011


Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (

Dell Inspiron M101z


Dell serves up outstanding design, features and five hours battery life in this 11.6-inch ultra-portable laptop.

Ultraportable ; Attractive design ; Relatively powerful ; Excellent keyboard ; HD Ready screen

Battery life not class-leading

Dell has produced an outstanding portable laptop in the Inspiron M101z. It doesn't quite match Intel-based systems for battery life, but it's not embarrassed by them and the build quality, features and usability of the M101z is a cut above.

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio system:SRS
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 3


Battery life (max):6 / 6.36
Number of battery cells:6


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Color of product:Black / Black, Red


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

Energy Management

AC adapter power:56 / 65


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 4200 / AMD Radeon HD 4225


Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 2 x 2


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u IEEE 802.3ab
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y


TV tuner integrated: No

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 / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:56 / 65


Chipset:AMD RS880M
Motherboard chipset:AMD RS880M
Processor:K125 / K325
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor core voltage (AC):3
Processor family:AMD Athlon II / AMD Athlon Neo
Processor frequency:1.3 / 1.7
Processor front side bus:800
Processor model:K125 / K325


Cable lock slot:Kensington


Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium


Card reader integrated: Yes
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

Depth:0.957 / 8.07
Height (front):0.957
Height (rear):1.38
Weight:3.4 / 3.44
Width:11.5 / 8.07