Conclusion: The Dell Inspiron 11z is a slim, light and high quality subnotebook , which is especially useful due to its higher performance when compared to most netbooks. Thankfully the power usage is low, and the various emissions from the laptop are well under control. Useful extras, which can help the buyer use the laptop more efficiently, could be for example the multi-touch touchpad or the HDMI port .
Pros: 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, The combination of portability and good performance, with Dell's familiar good quality.
Cons: 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
Conclusion: If it were my machine then, as I did in the review, I’d disable pretty much all the touchpad ‘extra’ features – but apart from that it just does it’s job, no mess no fuss, and isn’t that what technology is supposed to do.
Summary: Like a netbook, the Dell Inspiron 11z is aimed at the sweet spot between price, performance, and portability. But it’s aimed a little higher than a netbook. It’s larger and more expensive, but it offers significantly better performance for everyday tasks such as watching HD video and for less common tasks like
Summary: 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.
Summary: Dell’s Inspiron 11z laptop is lightweight and attractive, but it simply costs too much for what you get. Not only does the touchpad implementation leave something to be desired, but other systems in this class offer better performance and much longer batter life for less money. Both the Gateway EC1430u and the Acer Aspire 1410 best the 11z in most benchmarks and cost $130 to $280 less, with the latter offering a better keyboard and touchpad to boot.
Pros: Wide range of color and design options, Very good audio quality, Decent HD video playback,
This entry-level Dell notebook offers better performance than a netbook but is only slightly bigger and more expensive
Good Gear Guide.au
25 July 2010
Summary: 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.
Pros: Thin and light despite reasonable processing power, high resolution display
Cons: Poor touchpad design, glossy screen is annoying and has minor backlight issues