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Default Dell adds dual-core SU4100 CPU, other options to Inspiron 11z - 10-03-2009, 03:28 PM



Dell's 11.6-inch Inspiron 11z just went on sale last month, and already the outfit is opening up the options for those not entirely pleased with the single $399 model. Starting today, a $479 configuration is available to ship with a 250GB HDD and Vista Home Premium (with a Windows 7 upgrade, of course), and if that's still not enough, prospective customers can soon select their 11z in a variety of colors. We're talking Alpine White, Ice Blue, Jade Green, New Cherry Red, Passion Purple and Promise Pink, with the latter contributing $5 to breast cancer research. As for optional hardware upgrades, you can slot a dual-core Pentium SU1400 CPU in there alongside 4GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive. As of this very moment, Dell has yet to open up the CTO doors, but we're guessing an admin is on that as we speak. Right, Dell?


from Engadget :
Dell adds dual-core SU1400 CPU, other options to Inspiron 11z


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Default 10-03-2009, 04:50 PM

Typo - SU4100 processor.


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Default 10-03-2009, 06:32 PM

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Dell's 11.6-inch Inspiron 11z just went on sale last month, and already the outfit is opening up the options for those not entirely pleased with the single $399 model. Starting today, a $479 configuration is available to ship with a 250GB HDD and Vista Home Premium (with a Windows 7 upgrade, of course), and if that's still not enough, prospective customers can soon select their 11z in a variety of colors. We're talking Alpine White, Ice Blue, Jade Green, New Cherry Red, Passion Purple and Promise Pink, with the latter contributing $5 to breast cancer research. As for optional hardware upgrades, you can slot a dual-core Pentium SU1400 CPU in there alongside 4GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive. As of this very moment, Dell has yet to open up the CTO doors, but we're guessing an admin is on that as we speak. Right, Dell?


from Engadget :
Dell adds dual-core SU1400 CPU, other options to Inspiron 11z
Actually, they have opened the doors as of Thursday.

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Default 10-03-2009, 08:25 PM

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Typo - SU4100 processor.
Thanks! That is what I get for copying directly from Engadget!


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Default 10-05-2009, 01:50 AM

It's available... I just ordered one CTO with the faster processor, bigger HDD (250gb), and Vista Home Premium w/Windows 7 Upgrade. The 320gb drive and 4gb of RAM was just too pricey. I could have bought a whole Mini 9 for $199 for the price of those two upgrades. I bet I can do them myself later for less and have the old parts to reuse or resell.

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Default 10-05-2009, 03:02 PM

Anybody returning their model for this one? Is there a big enough performance difference? Also... possible battery life issues?


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Default 10-05-2009, 09:56 PM

I just gave mine to UPS this morning. It has a 2-3 day trip back to the Dell facility. Hopefully I'll get the new one soon - I'll be posting like crazy then.

As far as battery life, I've read it's just under 3 hours on standard use (wifi, etc.) The Celeron runs at just over 3 hours. The battery life is not enough to make me not get one.

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Default 10-08-2009, 07:59 PM

About time they get a dual-core netbook. Shame they couldnt do this for the 9, but it is what it is.

I'm curious how warm this is going to be.


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Default 10-08-2009, 08:02 PM

11.6" is a notebook, not a netbook, in my view. That's almost three inches wider (screen diagonal) than the Mini 9 (8.9").


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Default 10-08-2009, 08:06 PM

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11.6" is a notebook, not a netbook, in my view. That's almost three inches wider (screen diagonal) than the Mini 9 (8.9").
Agreed!!

There is a big difference between a "small-footprint" notebook and a netbook.


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