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Dell Inspiron 11Z Netbook Celeron 743 1.3GHz 2GB 250GB 11.6'' Windows Vista inc. P+P @ Play £229.99

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This looks like a good deal if you can stomach Windows Vista Home Premium. It's a nice compromise between a tiny netbook and a hefty laptop - the Celeron certainly bests most if not all Atom based pro… Read More
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This looks like a good deal if you can stomach Windows Vista Home Premium. It's a nice compromise between a tiny netbook and a hefty laptop - the Celeron certainly bests most if not all Atom based processors and the 1366x768 pixel screen is a bonus. Postage and packaging included in the £229.99 price.

Processor: Intel Celeron 743 1.3GHz
Memory: 2GB DDR2
HD Capacity: 250GB
Display: 11.6" (1366 x 768)
Graphics Card: Intel GS45 Integrated Graphics
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium
Networking: 10/100 Ethernet LAN / Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g Wireless WLAN
Ports: 3 x USB 2.0, Mic Input, Headphone Output
Integrated Webcam
Description

Powered by an efficient Intel Celeron processor, the Inspiron 11Z runs for up to six hours without a recharge, making it ideal for anyone who spends a lot of time away from a desk doing their computing on the move. The 11.6 inch High Definition screen displays images in stunning, razor-sharp detail and makes watching movies a real treat. With a 250GB hard drive, you will have sufficient space to store all your media and files. There's enough room for hundreds of movies and thousands of songs and images. Getting online is so easy; use the speedy Wi-Fi internet connectivity. The 11Z is primed with the new operating system Windows Vista, which will let you make the most of your laptop and keep it running smoothly. Windows Vista lets you customise your computer, set up a home network between your WiFi enabled devices and let you watch, play and record TV.
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#1
Great price for a netbook with a CULV cpu - much faster than an Atom based netbook and it has GS45 integrated graphics which support H.264 hardware acceleration for High Def video playback. You can also play simpler games like Spore using the integrated graphics set at low detail levels.

You really need to install Windows 7 to get the most from this so budget another £40 for an upgrade.

- Simon.
#2
But I bet a laptop with an Atom processor and Win 7 would still run more quickly than this.
#3
montyburns56
But I bet a laptop with an Atom processor and Win 7 would still run more quickly than this.


No it doesn't.
#4
Thanks for the info, wish i'd purchased one of these instead of my Acer Atom machine now. I find the Atom a bit slow to be honest.
#6
This is a decent deal especially as it comes with 2GB of RAM and a 250GB hard drive - only problem I have is what type of battery is coming bundled with i.e. a three cell or a six cell.

BTW here's a link to a guide on installing Windows XP onto this netbook, as I was asked about this.

11z XP Installation Guide - Source: MyDellMini User Community Forum
http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell-inspiron-11z/21551-11z-xp-installation-guide.html
#7
My celeron 743 maxes out playing iplayer full screen in low quality mode. It does that fine though.
#8
edisnotcircle
My celeron 743 maxes out playing iplayer full screen in low quality mode. It does that fine though.


I believe iPlayer is not currently compatible with the H.264 hardware acceleration used in the latest Adobe Flash 10.1 player.
#9
Compaq Mini 311c much better than this
#10
anil2
Compaq Mini 311c much better than this

It's a matter of priorities really. I have the 311c and like it very much. Overclocked in the bios it beats my old desktop on benchmarks (Athlon 2800+), but I guess that only shows I need a new desktop. It has great graphics capabilities, that the 11z does not - but hardware video acceleration is welcome and will do for those youtubing etc.
#11
anil2
Compaq Mini 311c much better than this


Compaq Mini 311c much different than this



Ignore the Vista haters
Pros- better CPU , more RAm amd more HD
Cons- No bluetooth

Direct comparison of the 2 mqchines

thanks to the integrated GMA 4500MHD graphics, the Dell Inspiron 11z was capable of handling 720p and 1080p HD video playback. That includes Flash video as long as you have Adobe Flash Player 10.1 installed. I was able to stream HD video from vimeo.com/hd without any noticeable stuttering.

Finally, I ran a series of third party benchmarks, including PassMark PerformanceTest, Cinebench, and 3DMark06. For comparison’s sake, I’m also including the HP Mini 311 here. While the HP laptop has an Intel Atom N270 processor, it also has NVIDIA ION graphics. That helps it trounce the CULV-powered notebooks in 3D graphics tests, although the HP loses hands down when it comes to CPU-intensive tests.


as ever fact-based discussion, apologies if you find this dis-orientating

FROM - http://www.liliputing.com/2010/01/dell-inspiron-11z-review.html

COCO

) ALSO at Expabsys but deliver will cost ya http://www.expansys.com/d.aspx?i=201046 )
#12
does this have HDMI ?
#13
it does have hdmi. i've got one already and it's a great little machine.
#14
Some reviews say the touchpad (with integrated left & right buttons) is terrible. Do you get used to it, or do you use a mouse?
#15
Terrible review @ CNet:

Cnet

Apparently the trackpad is broken.
#16
Looks a good deal to me i am nearly tempted
Voted HOT
#17
the touchpad supports gestures ( a bit like mac's i'm told ), it was novel for a while. i ended up just un-installing the supplied software and windows replaced it with standard mousepad controls.

it's not really an issue at all.
#18
Hi

Would this support Quicken so I can keep on top of my accounts?

Thanks
#19
the ZOOSTORM FREEDOMXL 250GB 10.2IN MINI LAPTOP NETBOOK is £139 just for today, so is it worth paying the extra for this Dell ?
#20
forcedv
the ZOOSTORM FREEDOMXL 250GB 10.2IN MINI LAPTOP NETBOOK is £139 just for today, so is it worth paying the extra for this Dell ?


.. if you want a faster processor and a higher resolution screen, then it might be worth it to some. I decided on a similar laptop because I didn't want to heft a laptop around, nor get frustrated with a limited resolution screen. :)
#21
so if i wanted a laptop/netbook to just stream live sporting events and dvd playback this netbook could handle it comfortbly or not? as im pretty clueless about netbooks
#22
ben1802
so if i wanted a laptop/netbook to just stream live sporting events and dvd playback this netbook could handle it comfortbly or not? as im pretty clueless about netbooks


Streaming yes, it would be fine, although wifi N might be better depending on your setup but G would most likely be sufficient. DVD playback? well this and most other netbooks/mini laptops dont have optical drives, you would need an external DVD drive such as this http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/9730614/CnM-External-Slimline-USB-DVD-RW-Writer/Product.html. But as most netbooks come with W7 starter edition these days then you will not be able to play dvds anyway with that operating system installed as Microsoft removed that feature from starter edition to encourage people to upgrade to the premium versions.
But you could just get rips of the films in question and play them from the HDD. Which is what I would do tbh, although if your comfortable with using utorrent and a torrent site like the pirate bay I dont know. Its very easy, google is your friend.

If DVD playback is important to you and you dont want to lug around an external drive then you want a cheap laptop with an optical drive
#23
saw this a few days ago on Play for £249.99, interested, (thought about posting here on HUKD but not sure whether it's a good deal) then Play dropped the price by £20, even more tempting, needing a portable laptop/netbook, and 11.6" with 720p res screen is really the minimum requirement for me, so this fits the bill.

will mainly be using this netbook switched on for overnight downloading videos etc, so the CULV helps to save some energy & electricity, don't really need to play any major or new games, wouldn't mind if it does though, but really need/want the 11z to be able to play 720p and 1080p videos. I do have another 17" laptop capable of doing 1080p & also has a BD drive, but it would be very useful to download the files on the 11z, watch/preview some 1080p files, or carry the 11z on holiday or somewhere and use the HDMI out to output 1080 videos

can anybody confirm this Dell 11z with the current hardware config on Play, is capable of playing HD 1080p videos, especially 1080p H.264 MKVs, HD .WMV & .MOV, YouTube, BBC iplayer & other online streams etc etc problem free/stutter free? and maybe in the future plug in an external Bluray drive and play a Bluray movie too?

thanks for any info.
#24
when will they make one with atom 330 dual core and full fat ION, ?
#25
forcedv
the ZOOSTORM FREEDOMXL 250GB 10.2IN MINI LAPTOP NETBOOK is £139 just for today, so is it worth paying the extra for this Dell ?


Hi - where can you get this Zoostorm for £139?
#26
Is this a good hackintosh ?
#27
celery stick and vista = pants.
#28
The resolution puts me off for day to day use.

You'd need binnoculars for that res on a 11" screen!!!!
#29
phils226
forcedv
the ZOOSTORM FREEDOMXL 250GB 10.2IN MINI LAPTOP NETBOOK is £139 just for today, so is it worth paying the extra for this Dell ?


Hi - where can you get this Zoostorm for £139?


http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/refurbished-windows-7-zoostorm-free/716544?page=3
#30
anybody got any info on whether this Dell 11z is capable of playing 1080p videos? (H.264 MKVs, Flash, Youtube etc, all the myriads of 720p & 1080p videos?) and output via the HDMI to a bigger screen?
#31
Celeron is old technology, it has vista aswell!!!! i wouldnt touch this with a barge pole.
Windows 7 + Intel Atom 330 + Nvidia Ion all the way :D
#32
anybody know any reasonable priced 11.6" netbooks capable of playing and also outputing 1080p via HDMI?
#33
Is there any way to get a trackpad which doesn't have buttons integrated on it? You cant keep your finger on the left click while moving the cursor. This is the only reason I haven't bought this (or a Dell) laptop!
#34
Jelly Bean
Celeron is old technology, it has vista aswell!!!! i wouldnt touch this with a barge pole.Windows 7 + Intel Atom 330 + Nvidia Ion all the way :D

I'd argue this point of view on a couple of things, Vista post Service Pack 2 is pretty good, not quite Win7 but much better than the original release.

You are comparing specs, but there are two limits in your preferred spec, that is Win7 starter edition only supports 2 (confirm that for me?) applications at the same time and also has 1GB RAM. That's bottleneck city.

I'd rather this, replace Vista with Linux and enjoy 2GB RAM and run multiple applications anyday :)
#35
No1_Dave
anybody know any reasonable priced 11.6" netbooks capable of playing and also outputing 1080p via HDMI?

Hp Mini 311c pumps out 1080p is going for 249.99 - I have it and its awesome.

My sister has this Dell but with windows 7 and its very good once you disable the multi touch touchpad which is a pain. Also the touchpad is a tad small and check whether it has the 6 cell battery as it does just out of the bottom. Overall nice but of hardware.
#36
bigpappa
No1_Dave
anybody know any reasonable priced 11.6" netbooks capable of playing and also outputing 1080p via HDMI?


Hp Mini 311c pumps out 1080p is going for 249.99 - I have it and its awesome.

My sister has this Dell but with windows 7 and its very good once you disable the multi touch touchpad which is a pain. Also the touchpad is a tad small and check whether it has the 6 cell battery as it does just out of the bottom. Overall nice but of hardware.


thanks for the info, so the only way to make this Dell run good is spend extra & get Win7? and is it 1080p capable either with Vista or Win7?(from your sisters experience?)

and the Hp Mini 311c pumps out 1080p fine even though the Atom n270 is supposedly weaker than this Celeron 743? is it because of the Ion GPU helping with the 1080p? what about other everyday tasks, is the Atom powerful enough?
#37
celticwiseman
Jelly Bean
Celeron is old technology, it has vista aswell!!!! i wouldnt touch this with a barge pole.Windows 7 + Intel Atom 330 + Nvidia Ion all the way :D


I'd argue this point of view on a couple of things, Vista post Service Pack 2 is pretty good, not quite Win7 but much better than the original release.

You are comparing specs, but there are two limits in your preferred spec, that is Win7 starter edition only supports 2 (confirm that for me?) applications at the same time and also has 1GB RAM. That's bottleneck city.

I'd rather this, replace Vista with Linux and enjoy 2GB RAM and run multiple applications anyday :)


I have my own copy of Windows 7 Ultimate and it works amazingly well on just 1.5gb Ram whilst the other 512mb is shared to the ION Graphics card. I also overclock the Atom 330 to 1.92GHZ when ever i want to play games like Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 and its nice at medium settings. MS Office runs nicely and i have lots of apps on at the same time, like mozilla, word, msn, skype, media player/winamp, diskeeper in background... and it runs nice and smooth. Also flash in web browsers run nicely once i run the overclocking application. Also Bluray MKV's run amazingly well on Divx and media player with out overclocking but with it they run a tiny bit better. Could do with another 1gb of Ram but right now its fine. :D
The difference between Windows 7 and Vista SP2 is the resources being used. I compared them on my Core 2 Duo Sony Vaio laptop, which whilst running on Vista ran well except the Ram and Processore would be working over time for even little tasks and also i managed to get ram usage down to 700mb.. but when on Windows 7, ram usage down to 400mb and it ran flawlesly whilst the fans were so quiet even with high end games. The same i suspect would apply to this laptop. Basically, avoid Vista! Also noticed that Vista uses up too much Hard drive space... AVOID VISTA!
#38
this is a bargain , it's £350 from dell site and even used on ebay go for about £200,
i regret paying £180 for a acer 7051 it cant even handle 720p mkv's.
#39
Can anyone confirm if the screen is one of the horrible glossy ones that act as a mirror, or a matt one?.
#40
Picard123
The resolution puts me off for day to day use.

You'd need binnoculars for that res on a 11" screen!!!!


I'm typing this on an HP Mini 311c (same size screen and resolution) and I can see the text just fine -- even without my glasses ;)

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