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.
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.
Conclusion: With the Inspiron M101z , Dell has put a powerful subnotebook with an 11.6" HD screen on the market. The fast DDR3-RAM, which is however limited to 800 MHz, an ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics card and an AMD Athlon II Neo K325 processor make for good office performance. The subnotebook lends itself more to playing films and music or surfing the internet since the 3D performance is insufficient for gaming.
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
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
Excerpt: The Dell Inspiron M101z isn't much more than a handful, but we're fond of it. Just big enough to use comfortably with big hands, it's small enough to easily toss into a bag, even a tiny man-bag. We like it a lot for its form factor and the £379 inc VAT price point.