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Default 12-13-2010, 02:20 PM

Dell 11z Sprint Model Core i3-330um 1.2GHz 2GB 250GB HD

Pros: By the system specs this is a Dell Model 1121. The memory cards are supposed to be the same as the Dell 15R - at least that's what the Dell technician told me. I've upgraded mine and yes the memory boards are the same, DDR3 SDRAM (PC3 10600) is what I bought from Crucial, works fine. I have 6GB now. Beautiful machine - a real eye-catcher! Installed blu_ray this last weekend, PowerDVD 9 Ultra - outstanding results. I used an external LitOn iHS104 drive from Newegg. Avatar plays smooth as silk - so does 2012.
Cons: All of the specs listed on the Sprint site are bad info. Everything I read on the internet said this unit had two card slots - NOT. It has one SD card slot on the left side at the front. It's adequate for my needs though.
Summary: This is one gorgeous machine with the usual 3 usb plus HDMI and VGA one card slot. Large adapter.It plays 1080p, sometimes with just the slightest stutter. Nice faux-stainless palm rest, right and left mouse buttons inst'd on the touchpad. Mine is grand piano black - like two-miles deep.
I've already tested the unit on vimeo to see how it handles streaming HD video. It's totally acceptable. I love this machine. I believe it obsoletes the 11z with the su4100. In fact the system information on this unit shows the i3 as four cores. Actually it's 2-cores hyperthreaded. The memory cards are DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz; it'll hold 8GB and there are two memory card slots.
Updated on Dec 10, 2010
Dell 11z Sprint Model 1121
There's door on the bottom of unit to access the memory slots. I removed the 2gb card and moved it to the front slot, first filling the bottom slot with the 4gb board I bought from Crucial Memory. I'm still liking this unit. It does whatever I want from it. I have lots of pictures on it now and I alter them with MS Picture It! I have Everest installed so I am fully aware of the system temperatures at all times. That's something the 11z with the Celeron or the SU4100 cannot do - it's not supported. The disc drive with this unit is the Hitachi Travelstar, 250GB @ 5400. It's absolutely silent and it's also reasonably fast.
Last night bought another 4GB memory card to increase to the maximum of 8GB.
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