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CNET First Look
Dell Inspiron M101zDell's latest take on the Mini is a dual-core AMD-powered 11-inch system that leaves Netbooks in the dust both in power and price.
I'm Dan Ackerman and we are here taking a look at the new Dell -- me 101. Z. -- visiting natural outgrowth of Dell's meaning line of netbooks this is in eleven inch models -- diesel ten inch models. And this is one of this isn't it really kind of straddle that line between now what -- netbook. And what's an ultra portable laughed out there it looks like a -- -- the eleven inch Intel atom powered netbook that we've seen. But instead of an Intel atom CPU is an AMD neo -- -- that is the dual core version of aim these neo. Which combined with four gigs of ram and Windows 7 home premium really make this look and feel a lot more like. Just a standard laptop rather -- a small low cost low power netbook. Designed why this is very similar to a lot of he had -- netbook style system that we've seen the screen if that ever so slightly fill -- they'll call that he hinge but -- design. We've got kind of a brushed metal look right he removes -- steel plant -- The biggest physical differences probably -- keyboard. Now is a flat widely spaced island style. Rather than be more tightly packed. -- -- we've -- -- preview is dealt netbooks I think you really my if you -- feel really security can really bang on it doesn't reflect at all. The touch -- also improved instead of that Dell netbook touchpad that had the left to right now buttons built right into the -- itself now we just get a regular good sized touchpad with separate left and right mouse button if that's the way to get. Horse lives this is to really feel that runs a lot faster than your average Intel. Adam eleven inch netbooks seem much more like a regular laptop. At the same time you're going to pay for that premium the dual core version of the four gigs of ram that is fine 179 -- really almost as much the regular laptop. There's also less offensive -- also Andy -- single core version. That's about 415 or -- fifty dollars more than your average premium until out of eleven inch netbook. We like the speed of the power of the -- 101 V but at the same time a little bit of sticker shock -- -- used it like to 99 netbooks media 35399. Netbooks. That's that -- can life -- sides and look and feel netbooks but really need more power don't mind paying for it then it's definitely -- checking this guy out. -- enactment and that the Dell Inspiron and 101 the.