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Dell Inspiron 11z Series

Dell Inspiron 11zProcessor: Intel Celeron M 723
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 11.6 inch
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 11 scores (from 23 reviews)
price: 68%, performance: 68%, features: 50%, display: 64%
mobility: 67%, workmanship: 65%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 65%

 

Dell Inspiron 11z

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 11zNotebook: Dell Inspiron 11z
Processor: Intel Celeron M 723
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Dell homepage
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 Inspiron 11z (Series)

Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 11 scores (from 23 reviews)

 

Dell's Inspiron 11z is attractively priced, but this laptop has a catch
Source: PC Authority English
Dell's Inspiron 11z is one of the cheapest Intel CULV-based machines on test this month and, as a result, looks aren't its forte. Open its plasticky lid, however, and you'll find one of the nicest screens this month.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/25/2010
Rating: price: 67% performance: 67% features: 60% mobility: 83%
80% Dell Inspiron 11z notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
This entry-level Dell notebook offers better performance than a netbook but is only slightly bigger and more expensive. 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.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell Inspiron 11z
Source: PC Authority English
A poor touchpad and below-par build quality undermine a budget laptop with plenty of potential. But, in the end, neither longevity nor the price tag prove enough to overcome its problems; the creaky chassis and dreadful touchpad design undermine a budget laptop of great potential.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/16/2010
Rating: price: 60% workmanship: 30%
Dell Inspiron 11z review
Source: Liliputing English
Like a netbook, the Dell Inspiron 11z is aimed at the sweet spot between price, performance, and portability. But it’s aimed a little higher than a netbook. It’s larger and more expensive, but it offers significantly better performance for everyday tasks such as watching HD video and for less common tasks like transcoding video. While most people wouldn’t pick up a netbook as a primary machine, if you don’t need a blazing fast processor, the Dell Inspiron 11z with a dual core Pentium SU4100 could in fact function as a primary computer.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/01/2010
Rating: price: 70% performance: 70%
50% Dell Inspiron 11z
Source: PC World English
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 743 or, as with our test unit, the dual-core Pentium SU4100. Both CPUs run at 1.3GHz with an 800MHz bus. If it weren't for the absolutely awful touchpad, we'd have no problem recommending the speedy little Dell Inspiron 11z.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 50%
50% Dell Inspiron 11z
Source: Laptop Mag English
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 batter life for less money. Both the Gateway EC1430u and the Acer Aspire 1410 best the 11z in most benchmarks and cost $130 to $280 less, with the latter offering a better keyboard and touchpad to boot.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 50%
80% Dell Inspiron 11z review
Source: Techradar English
A powerful CULV laptop with a great battery life and strong components. Following the critical success of its Inspiron Mini netbook range, Dell has built on its foundation with the CULV Inspiron 11z. The Inspiron 11z is an intriguing proposition. By providing more power, mobility and features than a netbook for a similar price, it represents better value for money and makes a more attractive choice for the frequent traveller.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
50% Dell Inspiron 11z
Source: Mobile Computer English
We’ve reviewed a few Intel ULV-powered laptops of late, but none have really been the low-cost ultraportables that these cheap, highly energy efficient processors are supposed to deliver — the Advent Altro, MSI Wind X600 and ASUS UX30 all cost £600 or more. The Dell Inspiron 11z is a great-value ULV ultraportable that gets almost everything right at this price. Unfortunately, the trackpad couldn’t be more wrong and it really ruins the whole deal, so buy a USB mouse if you’re still interesting in buying.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 50%
Dell Inspiron 11z review
Source: CNet English
The 11.6-inch laptops that constitute Dell's Inspiron 11z range sport ultra-low-voltage Intel processors, which qualifies them as thin-and-light ultra-portables, rather than just large netbooks. The range starts at about £350. For this review, Dell supplied us with a mid-range model which, with an upgraded battery, costs about £440. 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 avoided
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2009
Rating: display: 95% mobility: 90%
Review Update: Dell Inspiron 11z
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Dell Inspiron 11z remains a capable alternative to a traditional netbook that suffers from a few frustrating problems. The new low-voltage Pentium dual core CPU delivers good performance when paired with the Intel X4500 integrated graphics. Likewise, the fully-functional HDMI connection makes this ultraportable notebook attractive to people who want to connect their laptop to their HDTV. Unfortunately, the praise pretty much stops there.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2009
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80% mobility: 50%
70% Dell Inspiron 11z review
Source: PC Advisor English
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 means useful unplugged runtime too. Just beware that the Celeron-powered version we tried can be frustratingly slow.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% features: 60% workmanship: 60%
Dell Inspiron 11z
Source: Pricemo English
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. Now they are waiting for the next machine, or updated 11z which has the same or better features with a functional touchpad. The build quality was great in terms of the overall construction of the netbook, but lacked in its cosmetic condition out of the box. The processing power of the Celeron performed below our expectations, being slower than the Atom processor. The strength of the 11z came mostly from its much better GS45 chipset, including the X4500 integrated graphics which excelled compared to the GMA950.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 60% workmanship: 90%
40% Dell Inspiron 11z 11.6-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
While Dell doesn't put the Inspiron 11z into its Mini netbook product lineup, it really should be. The main reason that it does not is due to the fact that it has more memory and hard drive space than Microsoft allows for the netbook operating system licensing. Sure, the larger screen, better integrated graphics and HDMI output are all tangible benefits, but the increased cost and very anemic processor just don't make it worth the upgrade from a netbook. Dell should really increase the battery and processor to improve its overall appeal.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 40%
Dell Inspiron 11z Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Dell Inspiron 11z was one of those notebooks that looks like it could be the perfect machine on paper, but once you get it in person you find out it has some fatal flaw. The build quality was great in terms of the overall construction of the netbook, but lacked in its cosmetic condition out of the box. The processing power of the Celeron performed  below our expectations, being slower than the Atom processor. The strength of the 11z came mostly from its much better GS45 chipset, including the X4500 integrated graphics which excelled compared to the GMA950.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2009
Rating: performance: 60% display: 80% emissions: 40%
60% Dell Inspiron 11z
Source: Chip.de - 4/10 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Dell Inspiron 11z
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2010
Rating: performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
85% Test Dell Inspiron 11z Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 66% display: 68% mobility: 86% workmanship: 91% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
80% Dell Inspiron 11z
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
Test: Dell Inspiron 11z kann Medien, aber nicht lange
Source: nDevil German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/30/2009
Rating: performance: 90% display: 50% mobility: 40%
70% Zwischen den Stühlen
Source: Stiftung Warentest German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 80%
Dell Inspiron 11z
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/16/2010
Rating: workmanship: 50%
Dell Inspiron 11z
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/11/2010
Rating: workmanship: 50%
Dell déguise son nouveau portable en netbook
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/09/2009
performance: 50%

 

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Celeron M: It is a Pentium M with halved level 2 Cache and limited on FSB 400. The characteristic of this processor is the speed, which is hardly slower than an equivalent Pentium M. However it can change the speed not dynamically like the Pentium M and therefore needs without load more current.
It is also available as Low Voltage Version with very small current consumption.

723: Slow clcoked single core processor based on the Penryn core but lacking Speedstep. 


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.4 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

1.4 kg:


65%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-11-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)