Small and Portable
Fairly light at a little over 3lbs
Very bright screen
Runs fairly Cool and Quiet
3G/4G WiMAX integrated
Loud speakers for size of laptop
Easy memory access
Ram upgradeable to 8GB
A little chunky especially near the rear
Battery life could be a little better
Glossy lid attracts fingerprints, scratches easily
No easy access to upgrade hard drive
In case you're wondering this is does not look like the Inspiron 11z that you find with either a celeron or culv processor. This is the m101z but with different internals. That said this is a great little laptop. Just slightly bigger and heavier than the average netbook but ... Read full review
In case you're wondering this is does not look like the Inspiron 11z that you find with either a celeron or culv processor. This is the m101z but with different internals. That said this is a great little laptop. Just slightly bigger and heavier than the average netbook but with far more power.
I originally bought this to as a temporary upgrade from a dell d430 till new ultra portables with sandy bridge ulv processors are released later this year. So far this has been a great little machine. Though I'm not a fan of glossy lids and screens this is still one good looking little laptop. I have the piano black version and while this thing attracts fingerprints like no other, the faux-stainless steel does add very nice touch and makes it stand out. So far I can't complain about the performance. Multitasking performance is great. I can have several chrome windows open, each with several tabs, MS office running and be playing a 720p video file and still have no lag or slow down. When it comes to full 1080p there is some shuddering/lag videos are still very much watchable. The battery life could be a little better but it is still more than acceptable. The keyboard, while nowhere near the same leauge as a thinkpad or even ideapad, is still great with good key response and no flex. The touch pad is also very responsive. Though the multi-touch implementation is poor the tracking itself is very good. Also there are sperate left and right mouse buttons that work extremely well if not a little mushy. I can't comment much on the web cam as I don't use it very often but it works well enough and seems to be on par with other most cams that I've tried. This laptop runs fairly cool and quiet. Though it can get a bit warm it is still comfortable to use on a bare lap. There is some fan noise but not much; it's not the jet engine noise you can get with other laptops. I believe the best part is that the despite what the tech sheets may say, the memory is upgradeable to 8GB. I'm currently running two DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz, 4gigs each. Oh and can't forget that this is running a core i3 ulv with hyperthreading; the os reads this as having 4 cores.