Between all the notebooks with Intel Core i- processor and netbooks on Atom-based blowing the new Dell Inspiron M101z AMD fresh wind into the hardware shop. In the 11.6-inch subnotebook puts AMD's Nile platform for lean and mobile laptops. Topped with a chip and an onboard ATI HD resolution will depend on the brand-new Dell computer to Netbooks - and at a price from 429 €. We have checked through the Inspiron M101z.
As we reported earlier, would the U.S. PC makers move, especially the younger customers to buy. Besides the price must be right, therefore, also the appearance.
Dell offers the best price on the classic black, who prefer a bit more attention wants to can Peacock Blue (one turquoise), Tomato Red or Pink Lotus choose. The pink tint was missed and our test model, the only color version, it offers a pattern. A floral motif is spreading beyond the housing lid to the right side of the inner lining - but girlish, but still very beautiful.
So super slim as some other devices, the Inspiron M101z appear despite decent dimensions of 292x205x24 to 35 millimeters (mm) do not. Although it is only 2 mm thicker than the Asus Eee PC 1201PN (test) , with its rounded edges and the unusual folding mechanism, it looks sturdy but a bit: As with the Dell Mini 10 is the display lid and a piece of the front slipped. As a result, the screen can be folded not very far back. The good genes of the Inspiron family have certainly provided a fairly robust looking case, the 1.56 kilos is not necessarily a light is, but not a heavyweight.
The palm rest is on all versions silver gray and glossy, with touchpad and mouse buttons have also changed to match this look. When something turns out negative, this decision not only in terms of fingerprints, which make relatively fast wide, but also in the feel. The Eee PC 1201PN offers a similarly smooth mouse replacement, which is easy to operate not as good as a slightly rougher surface. Also affect the two buttons on the Inspiron M101z a bit spongy, but are very quiet. At its best reveals the keypad: The matte keys "swim" with its rounded design in a glossy black keys board.
This not only pleases the eye, even large hands can easily take care of paperwork. The keys are all the same size, from crushing due to space savings à la Netbook is nothing to see here. The right shift key is a good size and multimedia users, the manufacturer with a special assignment of the F-keys satisfied.