Dell Inspiron 11z: 11.6-inch Ultraportable Notebook PC

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Dell‘s Inspiron 11z is a thin-and-light 3lbs notebook PC sporting a 11.6-inch LED-backlit LCD with a 1366 x 768 resolution, a 16:9 aspect ratio.

Here are the rest of the specs:

  • CPU: 1.2GHz Celeron 723
  • RAM: 2GB DDR2
  • HDD: 250GB 5400RPM SATA
  • Webcam: 1.3 megapixel
  • Chipset: Intel’s Mobile GS45 Express chipset with integrated graphics
  • Connectivity: WiFi, Ethernet, USB (3), 3-in-1 Card Reader, HDMI
  • Battery: 3-cell
  • Price: US$399

Pros & Cons The 1.2GHz Celeron is all likelihood faster than any Atom; so that’s good. The GS45 integrated graphics will probably be too weak to do anything but your usual: Office apps, email, surfing the Internet; that’s kind of bad. The keyboard will be barely big enough for the average person with average-sized hands and fingers. If you’ve got big hands and big fingers, stay away. The 11z is thin at just 1-inch and weighs just 3lbs, but that’s with the limited 3-cell battery. You’d want a bigger battery if you need to use the 11z for more than a couple of hours and that means (most likely) thicker and (most definitely) heavier and (absolutely) more expensive. The 11z does look very nice; I think Dell has done a very good job with the quality of materials (especially the ports) and the overall design.

Look Ma! No Buttons! Look! The trackpad: it seems to have no physical buttons except for those little things (what else to call these!) on the lower left and right. I hereby forecast that all notebooks will forego physical buttons on the trackpads and go the way Apple did and integrate the buttons into the trackpad. Except for ThinkPads.

Source: Dell via Engadget

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