Dell Inspiron 11z Discussion on Dells 11.6inch "notebook", the Dell Inspiron 11z
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Join Date: Aug 2009
09-16-2009, 06:39 PM
You can get 4gig sticks on newegg for ~$130.
Here's a link:
Newegg.com - Patriot Signature 4GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Laptop Memory Model PSD24G8002S - Laptop Memory
Realistically, it's only a single core laptop. I doubt it'll run very well with a VM even if you get 4 gigs of RAM. I can't justify the 4gig upgrade at that price, it's over 1/3rd the cost of the netbook. It runs fine with 2 gigs too. Unless you're running photoshop apps and stuff, I doubt you'll even notice the 4 gig upgrade. I can't say personally but I know there isn't to many apps that will put you to use more than 2 gigs. Now if you had multiple users using your 11z, then the 4 gig might come in handy if they are all logged in.
Just personal opinion. Let me know if you get the 4 gigs and it helps.
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: St Louis USA
09-19-2009, 12:28 AM
I have both the 4gb DDR2 and a SSD, I would choose the SSD over the 4gb of ram as giving you the best performance boost, I have a Crucial M225 SSD 64gb; I think putting a SSD in any computer you own will give you a huge performance boost, especially when it comes to access times, the extra ram will help you mainly in multitasking and less system overhead.
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I think weather you keep your 11z stock or plan to upgrade it either way its a nice 11" laptop
I know I have spent allot on the upgrades but when I think of the price of a macbook air it doesnt seem like allot to me, I know it doesnt do MAC OS but Ubuntu is pretty close if you want to go in that direction
....also I havent heard of a Dell 13z, they do have a Inspiron 14z and 15z, wich both look pretty nice, but the price runs me almost $900 after I get done configuring it and it still has the Intel GFX, you would be almost better off buy a Studio with a ATI or Nvidia chip unless you really need 8 hours of battery
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