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Dell Inspiron M101z

Specifications

Dell Inspiron M101zNotebook: Dell Inspiron M101z
Processor: AMD Athlon II Neo K325
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4225
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.56kg
Price: 549 euro
Average Score: 77.28% - good
Average of 25 scores (from 30 reviews)
price: 81%, performance: 77%, features: 76%, display: 75% mobility: 72%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 77%

Reviews for the Dell Inspiron M101z

82% Review Dell Inspiron M101z Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
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 portfolio?
70% Dell Inspiron M101z Notebook - Performs Well But, Worth Your Money?
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The M101z is priced at Rs. 29,900, which is probably one of the cheapest price brackets for a notebook. However, you have better performing notebooks like the IdeaPad Z570 which can score way better in performance and will only cost you a few thousands more. Also there’s a chance that if you like or want the portability that the M101z offers, you should rather go for a netbook like Toshiba’s NB520 which won’t give you as good a performance but at the same time will cost a lot less.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Dell Inspiron M101z
Source: PC World India English
Although the Dell Inspiron M101z is a promising 11-inch thin ultraportable laptop under Rs. 30,000, it still comes across as expensive. Unless you settle for an M101z which sells at Rs. 20,900. But should you be doing that right now? After the AMD Fusion APU launch earlier in India, we don't think so. We think AMD Fusion APUs are going to be big in the thin and light laptop segment, improving on the current Inspiron M101z laptop's performance benchmarks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Review: Dell Inspiron M101z
Source: ITNews Australia English
Still, if the price is really that off-putting, you can save a fair bit of cash by opting for one of the less generous configurations on offer. Drop down to 2GB of memory, a single core Athlon II Neo K125 and a 320GB hard disk, and you can pick up an Inspiron M101z for a much more reasonable $699. It might be up against some tough competition in the value laptop category, but the Dell Inspiron M101z is pretty, practical and portable, and more than deserving of a recommendation.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/07/2011
Dell Inspiron M101z
Source: PC Authority English
Still, if the price is really that off-putting, you can save a fair bit of cash by opting for one of the less generous configurations on offer. Drop down to 2GB of memory, a single core Athlon II Neo K125 and a 320GB hard disk, and you can pick up an Inspiron M101z for a much more reasonable $699. It might be up against some tough competition in the value laptop category, but the Dell Inspiron M101z is pretty, practical and portable, and more than deserving of a recommendation.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/25/2011
80% Dell M101z Review
Source: Bright Hub English

Want something which offers better performance than your regular netbook? The Dell M101z is one of the best laptops that offers you the best of both worlds. It combines the best parts of netbooks and notebooks. If you need a more powerful netbook with a bigger display and better performance, but just as portable, the Dell M101z is your best option. Totally recommended.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Inspiron M101z notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English

Overall, the Dell Inspiron M101z is a dependable little 11.6in laptop that's comfortable to use for the most part and it has decent features — including 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI, VGA, three USB 2.0 ports, a webcam, and 10/100 Ethernet. We think it's a good choice for anyone who wants an inexpensive ultraportable, but one with better performance and usability than a typical 10in netbook.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell Inspiron M101z Review – Laptop Power in a Netbook’s Frame
Source: PC Perspective English

I enjoyed my time with the Dell M101z, but as I often find to be the case, the M101z stumbles not because it is bad but instead because there are other products that are slightly better. Still, the M101z’s fabulous display and great audio does make a case for itself. For example, students should consider this laptop because it is pleasurable to use in a lecture hall as in a dorm room. Buyers who need maximum battery life, however, will need to consider a different ultraportable.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/27/2010
Rating: display: 95% mobility: 50%
60% Dell Inspiron M101z
Source: Digital Versus English

Somewhere between a netbook and an ultra-portable laptop. Dell has chosen to put its faith in the AMD Vision platform for the conception of an ultra that is both economical and with sufficiently high performance for office doc and internet usage. While they have succeeded in doing this, battery life is too limited for this type of machine.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
New Dell M101z / 1120 Netbook
Source: notebookforums.com English
This netbook sports the power and design of a standard size basic laptop, but in a small netbook size. Battery life is very good, may not be the 10 hours the more under powered netbooks have, but still decent. With the optional 90 w/hr battery you can easily have the 10 hours of use. Price wise this laptop was $ 600.00 plus taxes, which puts it well above the netbook price, but the not that much higher than the other 11" screen netbooks.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/24/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 100% features: 100% display: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 90%
85% Dell Inspiron M101z 11.6in notebook
Source: Reg Hardware English
Dell's Inspiron M101z delivers a lot of power in a compact, easy-to-carry and rather attractive chassis.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 85%
90% Dell Inspiron M101z Laptop Review
Source: Hardwareheaven English

The Inspiron M101z is another portable system from Dell which proves the days of bland grey boxes are long gone. With a selection of high quality finishes available for their latest system users are presented with a high level of build quality as soon as they unbox the system. This continues when inspecting the system as it is immediately apparent that the M101z is a sturdy system with little flex.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 80%
60% Dell Inspiron M101z review
Source: PC Advisor English
But that noted, we like the Dell Inspiron M101z a lot. Decent video playback, combined with enough power to run key apps without flinching, makes it useful. The wonderful keyboard and touchpad make it easy to use. And while it could use a little more muscle and a lot more juice, it is a little tiny laptop for under £400. we're happy to take it adventuring.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/31/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Dell Inspiron M101z review
Source: Techradar English
The M101z is so neatly packaged that Dell can legitimately start to compete with Sony on its own territory, and that's quite an achievement.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
83% Dell Inspiron M101z review
Source: PC Pro English
A pint-sized beauty that combines great build, good looks and a keen price
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 50% features: 83%
90% Dell Inspiron M101z Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
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.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 100% mobility: 80%
70% Dell Inspiron M101z notebook review
Source: Hexus English
There's plenty to like when it comes to Dell's Inspiron M101z. As far as 11.6in notebooks go, it's one of the best-looking and best-built systems we've come across. The chassis is rigid and finished with style and smooth curves, and both the keyboard trackpad are a pleasure to use. Despite the system's ultra-portable dimensions, both the display and the built-in speakers manage to impress, and the AMD innards are capable of providing a snappy user experience that's superior to Intel Atom-based machines of this size.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Dell Inspiron M101z review
Source: Engadget English
It took us a while to look beyond the M101z's pink shell, but when we did we came to really like the little guy. Er, girl. Of all the 11.6-inch machines we've reviewed lately, it provides the best combination of build quality, performance and graphics capabilities for the price. (We should note, a similarly configured HP Pavilion dm1 costs about $100 less, but we haven't reviewed it yet). Sure, it's a bit thicker than the others (and we still can't help but be disappointed by AMD's power-thirsty platforms), but if you can deal with only four or so hours of juice, then the M101z won't disappoint those looking for a... well, we still don't know what to call the category.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/05/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80%
70% Dell Inspiron M101z
Source: CNet English
The dividing line between Netbooks and laptops has long been a fuzzy one, as Intel's Atom CPUs have migrated into 11-inch and even larger systems, while other 10- and 11-inch models have added alternative CPUs, graphics hardware, and high-resolution displays. Dell's latest take on the Mini line is a dual-core AMD-powered 11-inch system that leaves Netbooks in the dust in terms of both power and price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 90% features: 70% mobility: 70%
70% Dell Inspiron M101z
Source: Laptop Mag English
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 life. We also like this laptop's keyboard and SRS-powered speakers. Still, $579 is a little steep considering that the 11.6-inch Acer Aspire 1810TZ can be had for around the same price (or less), which boasts even more speed and well over 8 hours of battery life. Nevertheless, for those seeking netbook-like portability with more oomph, the M101z combines good looks, impressive sound quality, and a comfy typing experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Dell Inspiron M101z review
Source: Liliputing English
I really like the Dell Inspiron M101z a lot. I was surprised to see that it didn't score as high as the Acer Aspire One 521 in some benchmarks, because it feels very zippy, and unlike the Acer laptop the Dell has a full sized keyboard and a larger 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel HD display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Dell Inspiron M101z
Source: PC Mag English
Though its size is the same as that of a netbook, the Dell Inspiron M101z is more powerful, though it falls short against its CULV counterparts.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

94% Notebooks für jeden Zweck
Source: SFT - 3/11 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 94%
93% Test: Dell Inspiron M101z
Source: PC Games Hardware - 11/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 93%
79% Subnotebook-Alternative: Dell Inspiron M101z
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 75% performance: 81% features: 78% display: 68% mobility: 75%
94% Neuer Star unter den Mobilprozessoren?
Source: SFT - 9/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 94%
Dell M101z
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/15/2010
Rating: performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
82% Test Dell Inspiron M101z Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 70% display: 69% mobility: 90% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 81% emissions: 77%
70% Dell Inspiron M101z
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 50% features: 30% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
70% Dell Inspiron M101z
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% features: 70% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 70%
70% Dell Inspiron M101z
Source: Komputer for alle DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

ATI Radeon HD 4225: Onboard graphics card (in the RS880M chipset) that is able to decode HD videos (thanks to the UVD2). Technically a slower clocked HD 4250.

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

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


K325: Entry level processor with two cores, integrated DDR3 memory controller and a low clock rate designed for subnotebooks.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


1.56 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Dell reviews


77.28%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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» Toshiba Satellite T235-S1345
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» Toshiba Satellite T235D-S1340
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» Toshiba Satellite L665D-S5066
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» Acer Aspire One 521
Athlon II Neo K125, 10.1", 1.266 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-08- 5 (Update: 2012-05-26)