Pros

  • Very good CPU performance
  • Good keyboard feel

Cons

  • Practically unusable touchpad
  • Mediocre battery life

At A Glance

If it weren't for the absolutely awful touchpad, we'd have no problem recommending the speedy little Dell Inspiron 11z.

Manufacturer’s Description

Dell Inspiron 11z Laptop Computer Inspiron 11z 2GB,DDR2,800MHZ,1 DIMM 11.6 High Definition WLED Display (1366x768) 250GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM) Intel GS45 Integrated Graphics, WLAN

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Pentium ULV Mobile
Processor speed 1300.0 MHz
Cache size 2.0 KB
Bus speed 800.0 MHz
Display
Display size 11.6 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Aspect ratio 16:9
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel GS45 Express Chipset
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 250.0 GB
Other storage
  • Memory Stick PRO
  • SDHC Card
General Information
UPC Code 683728230401
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
Memory Stick PRO 1.0
Available Interfaces HDMI
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Slots
  • Memory Stick PRO
  • SDHC Card
PC Card Slots 0
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 800.0 MHz
Memory max 4.0 GB
Motherboard
Motherboard Chipset Intel GM45 Express
Dimensions
Width 11.5 inches
Depth 8.4 inches
Height 1.9 inches
Weight 3.4 pounds
Weight with Accessories 4.2 pounds
Warranty
Warranty information 1 Year
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Included Software Microsoft Works 9.0
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices Touchpad

Warranty Information

1 Year

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 63.0
Battery
Battery Life 5:54   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 522.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 461.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 383.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 711.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 804.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 1184.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 371.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 446.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 324.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 8.59   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 6.52   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 6.85   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 5.09   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 5.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 5.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 5.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 5.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 619.0