Dell Inspiron M101z Notebook – Performs Well But, Worth Your Money?
4 December 2011
Summary: The M101z is priced at Rs. 29,900, which is probably one of the cheapest price brackets for a notebook. However, you have better performing notebooks like the IdeaPad Z570 which can score way better in performance and will only cost you a few thousands more. Also there’s a chance that if you like or want the portability that the M101z offers, you should rather go for a netbook like Toshiba’s NB520 which won’t give you as good a performance but at the same time will cost...
Dell Inspiron M101z Review – Laptop Power in a Netbook’s Frame
27 October 2010
Excerpt: The netbook fad is largely over. The tiny laptops that the public was so enamored with less than a year ago no longer dancing in the spotlight of mainstream news articles. Any text devoted to them is usually centered on arguments over the iPad’s impact on netbook sales, which have slowed as of late.
Excerpt: Over the past few years there has been an explosion in the ultra-portable market thanks to the release of Intel’s Atom CPU. The Atom platform allowed manufacturers to build some impressive netbook systems which at first offered a full XP experience and more recently, the ability to run Windows 7 in a very compact form factor; something which was ideal for large numbers of consumers.
Summary: The Lady in Red. From Dell comes the small 11.6" AMD subnotebook that leaves netbooks with Intel Atom processors out in the cold. Is the Dell Inspiron M101z subnotebook the sought-after answer to weak netbooks or simply another product in Dell's portfolio?
Pros: Good Performance (Office), Comfortable Keyboard, Modern Design, HDMI-Output, Adequate Battery Life, Speaker System, The design, the available color schemes, the good performance with Windows 7, adequate battery life and the available ports.
Cons: Screen Glare, Few Accessories Included, Heat and Noise, Case Prone to Scratches, Better emission values (noise, temperature), a matt 11.6" display, choice of color at no additional cost.
Conclusion: There's plenty to like when it comes to Dell's Inspiron M101z. As far as 11.6in notebooks go, it's one of the best-looking and best-built systems we've come across. The chassis is rigid and finished with style and smooth curves, and both the keyboard trackpad are a pleasure to use.
Summary: I really like the Dell Inspiron M101z a lot. I was surprised to see that it didn’t score as high as the Acer Aspire One 521 in some benchmarks, because it feels very zippy, and unlike the Acer laptop the Dell has a full sized keyboard and a larger 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel HD display.
Summary: These days the market certainly isn't lacking AMD-powered ultraportables, but the Dell Inspiron M101z is among the best models we've tested. It has a cooler look than the ThinkPad X100e while offering better performance and slightly longer battery life. We also like this laptop's keyboard and SRS-powered speakers.
Pros: Sleek design with multiple color options, Comfortable keyboard and touchpad, Strong audio quality, Good graphics performance for price
Cons: Battery life shorter than Intel competition, Below-average Wi-Fi performance, Runs a bit warm