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Dell Inspiron 11z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of Dell Inspiron 11z. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the price and screen. The usability and performance also get good comments. Opinions about the sound and battery are mixed. Some have doubts about the durability and touchpad.

portability, performance, usability, screen, price

touchpad, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Inspiron 11z is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Inspiron 11z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 11z from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the screen and usability are on the whole positive. The price and performance also get good views, but many are less positive about the keyboard. Opinions are divided on the size.

portability, performance, price, usability, screen

keyboard

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron 11z 9995 Low Voltage Laptop 11'6 HD Screen 250GB HDD Intel Celeron 1.3GHz CPU Windows Vista Wi-Fi 2GB DDR2 RAM MemoryDell Inspiron 11z 9995 Low Voltage Laptop 11'6 HD Screen 250GB HDD Intel Celeron 1.3GHz CPU Windows Vista Wi-Fi 2GB DDR2 RAM Memory

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Inspiron 11z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 11z from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviews about the price and screen are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback.

performance, usability, portability, screen, price

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron i11z-3747OBK 11.6-inch Laptop (Obsidian Black)Dell Inspiron i11z-3747OBK 11.6-inch Laptop (Obsidian Black)

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Dell Inspiron 11z review

 

A powerful CULV laptop with a great battery life and strong components

Great battery life ; Decent amount of power ; Very portable

Screen could be better

A good mix of portability and power, the Inspiron 11z shows you can have a good balance of both

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Alan Lu (expertreviews.co.uk)

Dell Inspiron 11z review

 

Dell's Inspiron 11z is good value, but some poor design choices means it just misses out on an award.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Dell Inspiron 11z review

 

Dell's first netbook was the Dell Inspiron Mini 9, followed shortly after by the inch-bigger Mini 10. The Dell Inspiron 11z goes one better again - it's in essence the same chassis, now scaled up to accomodate an 11in screen. But instead of an Intel...

For anyone looking for a compact laptop that’s a tad more capable than a netbook, the Dell Inspiron 11z might just fit the bill. Extra screen space and resolution, along with a larger keyboard, make daily use more comfortable, and the extended battery...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by (channelpro.co.uk)

Dell Inspiron 11z

 

A poor touchpad and below-par build quality undermine a budget laptop with plenty of potential.

But, in the end, neither longevity nor the price tag prove enough to overcome its problems; the creaky chassis and dreadful touchpad design undermine a budget laptop of great potential.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Dell Inspiron 11z

 

The Dell Inspiron 11z isn't a netbook, it's a laptop, and just to prove it you'll find Intel's new CULV Celeron 723 processor, a whopping 250GB hard drive, 2GB of RAM and Windows Vista all in a portable 1.5kg size. For your money, you also get a...

The Dell Inspiron 11z deserves better than a 3 out of five and if Windows 7 were sitting pretty on there, then we’d add an extra point. As it is, this is a good mini-laptop with a great screen and nice keyboard that is let down in a couple of areas....

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : electricpig.co.uk (electricpig.co.uk)

Dell Inspiron 11z review

 

A fine little laptop let down by Windows Vista and some poor build quality in places

Great screen, Intel CULV processor, loads of hard drive space

Sticky and hard to use trackpad, Windows Vista

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Iain (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Dell Inspiron 11z Review

 

The line between laptop and 'netbook' has been blurring for a while now and the Dell Inspiron 11z sits firmly in the middle ground of the two and could be argued to be either. Extending the Dell range that started with the Mini 9, then the...

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Dell Inspiron 11z notebook

 

This entry-level Dell notebook offers better performance than a netbook but is only slightly bigger and more expensive

Thin and light despite reasonable processing power, high resolution display

Poor touchpad design, glossy screen is annoying and has minor backlight issues

Dell's entry-level Inspiron 11z notebook has significantly more power than similar sized Atom netbooks but remains thin and light. A good display and reasonable keyboard size make it easy to use; the multitouch trackpad is our main point of annoyance.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Jason Cross (pcworld.com)

Dell Inspiron 11z

 

The Dell Inspiron 11z is an attempt to rectify the biggest drawback of current netbooks--low processing power--by using Intel's ultralow-voltage Celeron and Pentium CPUs. The 11z--which starts at $379--is available with either the single-core Celeron...

Good keyboard feel ; Very good CPU performance

Mediocre battery life ; Practically unusable touchpad

If it weren't for the absolutely awful touchpad, we'd have no problem recommending the speedy little Dell Inspiron 11z.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Tobias Winkler (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell Inspiron 11z Notebook

 

Mobile Couch Potato. The 11 inch laptop class finally saw some mo

Clearly higher performance than netbooks; HDMI; Small, quiet and light; Low power usage; Good worksmanship; Multi-touch function; Hardware installed in the laptop is typical for its class

Glossy display; Delicate lid; No VGA (important for those users who use older peripheral devices); Only moderate battery life; Difficult to upgrade the internal components

The Acer Aspire 1810 Timeline offers similar performance and is also available in various configurations; the Samsung N510 is also an option, depending on your priorities, with less processing power but better graphics.

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2

Battery

Number of battery cells:3

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Design

Colour of product:Black
Product colour:Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:29.5
Display Resolution:1366 x 768

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:GS45

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 2 x 2

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: No
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Warranty:2
Weight:3.05
Weight (imperial):3.05
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11 a/b/g

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3

Power

AC adapter power:24

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel GS45 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing Die size:107
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Cores:1 / 2
Processor family:Intel Celeron Mobile / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.3
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor Model:743 / SU4100
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron M ULV 700 series
Processor Socket:BGA956
Processor threads:1 / 2
Stepping:R0
Tcase:100
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:No / Yes
Intel 64:No / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Processor code:SLGEV / SLGS4
Processor package size:22
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Works 9.0
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee Security Centre 10.0

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:21.4
Height (front):2.35
Height (rear):2.58
Weight:1.39
Width:29.2