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The Dell Inspiron M101z is a business/casual laptop featuring an AMD Athlon II Neo Single or Dual-core CPU.

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Pros

available with single or dual core processors - a good middle-of-the-road option which blends performance with energy saving

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capable for the majority of consumers who just need a device to surf the Internet, use productivity software

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HDMI output

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affordable price point should be around $400 for the low end model

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respectable 11.6-inch display with 720p capable resolution (1,366 x 768px), respectable quality / viewing angles

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integrated battery doesn't stick out the back of the device

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good build quality

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snappy performance compared to Atom-based competition

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respectable battery run-time of an estimated 6.5 hours with the 6 cell battery

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nice chiclet style keyboard

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decent speakers

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features fairly new onboard ATI graphics - much more powerful than the comparable Intel GMA

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runs AMD's latest ultra-portable platform - still not found on many similarly priced products

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ample RAM and storage capacity in all models, including basic configurations

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capable of 1080p high definition playback

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Cons

AMD's newest mobile platform is faster, but not measurably more energy efficient over its previous generation offering

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Dell doesn't live up to the build quality of top tier system manufacturers such as Apple, Lenovo or Sony

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quite chubby and unattractive at 1 - 1.4" thick

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slightly heavier than the competition at 3.4 pounds

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The Dell Inspiron M101z is a business/casual laptop featuring an AMD Athlon II Neo Single or Dual-core CPU, up to 8GB DDR3 SDRAM, and up to a 500GB SATA HDD. As it’s designed for on-the-go individuals, the M101z is restricted to integrated ATI graphics, though it does host SRS Premium Surround Sound in addition to a 1.3MP webcam and an integrated microphone. Critics have noted that the M101z is very similar to the HP dm1z, which also hosts a similar quoted battery life (6-1/2 hours), an 11.6” display, and HDMI ports. The difference though is in price, as critics say the M101z is “pretty steep” compared to its $449 competitor.

Features
  • Business/Casual Laptop
  • AMD Athlon II Neo CPU
  • DDR3 SDRAM
  • SATA HDD
  • Integrated Graphics
  • Premium Audio
  • 720p HD TLF WLED Display
  • USB/VGA/HDMI Connectivity
  • 3-in-1 Card Reader
  • Integrated Ethernet
  • Integrated WiFi
  • Optional Bluetooth
  • Webcam/Microphone
  • Long Battery Life
Post Review
Glen Godfrey
09/24/2010 02:36

Though size of dell inspiron m101z is same as that of a netbook, the Dell Inspiron M101z is more powerful, though it falls short against its CULV counterparts. Battery life is not as impressive as its CULV counterparts. My problem with ATi is that they haven't pushed as hard as nVidia regarding accelerated video support from third parties. nVidia actively did so, resulting that this year they became synonymous with "anything video". ATi's h.264 acceleration abilities are good too, but thing is, almost no one supports that API. So yeah, if video was not on the way, that could have been my new laptop. It has everything else I need (Bluetooth, HDMI, HDD, good resolution etc). http://www.onlinenotebook.com

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