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Dell Inspiron M301z

Specifications

Dell Inspiron M301z
Dell Inspiron M301z (Inspiron 13 Series)
Processor
AMD Turion II Neo K625 2 x 1.5 GHz, Geneva
Graphics adapter
ATI Radeon HD 4225 - 336 MB VRAM, Core: 380 MHz, Memory: 400 MHz, DDR2, 8.712.0.0
Memory
4 GB 
, PC3-10700
Display
13.30 inch 16:09, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy: yes
Mainboard
AMD RS880M
Storage
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420AS, 500 GB 
, 7200 rpm, Seagate Momentus 7200
Soundcard
HD Audio
Connections
3 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, Audio Connections: Line-out, microphone, Card Reader: SD, MMC, XD, MS, MS Pro, MMC+, High-Density-SD
Networking
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller GigaBit (10/100/1000MBit/s), Dell Wireless 1501 Wireless-N Half-Mini Card (g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth-Mini-Karte 2.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 20 x 340 x 240 ( = 0.79 x 13.39 x 9.45 in)
Battery
44 Wh Lithium-Ion, 11.1V 3.960mAh Prismatic
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1.3MP 640x480
Additional features
12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.831 kg ( = 64.59 oz / 4.04 pounds), Power Supply: 243 g ( = 8.57 oz / 0.54 pounds)
Price
599 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 72.86% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 67%, features: 62%, display: 57% mobility: 67%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 69%, emissions: 61%

Reviews for the Dell Inspiron M301z

81% Review Dell Inspiron M301z Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
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?
80% Dell Inspiron M301z review
Source: Techradar English Archive.org version

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%
70% Dell Inspiron M301z Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English Archive.org version
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%

Foreign Reviews

70% Dell Inspiron M301z
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN Archive.org version
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%
81% Test Dell Inspiron M301z Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN Archive.org version
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%
68% Dell Inspiron M301
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 68% performance: 80% features: 70% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 50%
Zum Mitnehmen
Source: c't - 14/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: performance: 55% display: 40% mobility: 70% emissions: 40%
60% Dell Inspiron M301z
Source: 01Net French FR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Dell Inspiron M301Z - Mobilní řešení za rozumnou cenu
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2010

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.


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.


13.30":

There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

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


Dell: Dell is a U.S. manufacturer (based in Texas) of computer hardware founded in 1984 and is one of the largest international manufacturers in terms of both market share and notebook models. Its product line includes desktops, notebooks, storage systems, monitors, servers, printers, consumer electronics and peripherals. Dell offers laptops that are suitable for various applications, such as business laptops, gaming laptops, ultra portables and workstations. Dell's business laptops from the Latitude and Precision series are an option for professional users and businesses.

In 2023, Dell had an approximate 17% market share of global PC sales, ranking #3 after Lenovo and HP.

For gaming enthusiasts, Dell's Alienware brand is for gaming notebooks.


72.86%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2010-08- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)