Dell Inspiron M101z: Specs show premium Netbook / ultraportable laptop

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The Dell Inspiron M101z doesn’t help matters when it comes to drawing a line between the laptop, and netbook. The Dell M101z specs show a device that could be an ultraportable laptop or premium netbook.

CNET has taken a look at the M101z, and they found the 11-inch laptop to have a good touch pad and keyboard, impressive Dual-core processor but falls short with an average battery life, limited graphics, and the upgraded components are costly.

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Dell’s M101z sits well on the netbook side, although it could be seen as an ultraportable laptop. Thanks to a dual-core AMD Neo K325 CPU, the M101z is pushed far ahead of the average netbook in the $579 price range.

That money will get you a 7200rpm hard drive and 4GB of RAM, but you can knock the price down to $449 with an AMD Neo K125, which does not help the netbook/laptop divide.

Gamers will see around 13.1 fps in Unreal Tournament 3 with a 1,280×768-pixel resolution, but CNET found Civilization needed the graphics turned down to run smoothly, and Kayne and Lynch 2 was not suited to the M101z. Read the full specs and review on CNET or see more photos on Dell..

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