The Good Long battery life; fast; smart case design; solid keyboard; low price.
The Bad No integrated wireless; loud fan.
The Bottom Line Dell's mainstream Inspiron 1100 notebook is ideal for those who need a fast and long-lasting laptop on the cheap.
Dell Inspiron 1100
Dell's mainstream Inspiron 1100 is the cheapest notebook in the newly redesigned Inspiron family, but it's by no means the runt. In CNET Labs' tests, the system displayed the fastest performance and the longest battery life among its Celeron-based competitors. The sub-$800 price is also impressive. Of course, you can't expect everything from a laptop this cheap. The Inspiron 1100 lacks perks, such as integrated wireless. But all things considered, the Inspiron 1100 is one of the best mainstream notebooks on the market.600m8600
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