Dell Inspiron M301z
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Inspiron M301z
Takeaway Action. Dell promises this with its AMD/ATI combo in 13.3 inches. Unusual: DisplayPort adjacent to eSATA and HDMI. Can the Turion II Neo K625 keep up with Intel's Ultra Low Voltage processors in terms of battery life and performance?
That's the real strength of this laptop. While machines like the MacBook Air and Sony's VAIO Z-Series represent the vanguard of stylish mobile computing, their price often puts them out of reach, so laptops like the Inspiron 301z bring stylish mobility to the rest of us.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Trusted Reviews
It has the looks, and it's great to use, but the M301z isn't quite the marvel its smaller cousin is. If you care little for performance it's a very nice, portable machine, but it compromises a little too much performance and features for our liking.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% mobility: 70%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 67% display: 79% mobility: 86% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 71%
Source: ZDNet DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 68% performance: 80% features: 70% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 50%
Source: c't - 14/10
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: performance: 55% display: 40% mobility: 70% emissions: 40%
Source: 01Net FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2010
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.
K625: Dual Core Entry level CPU for small subnotebooks on a performance level with the SU7300 Intel Core 2 Duo.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
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 %
72.86%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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