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DELL Inspiron iM101z-3980BK Notebook Intel Core i3 330UM(1.20GHz) 11.6" 2GB Memory DDR3 1333 250GB HDD 5400rpm Intel HD Graphics

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11 customer reviews

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  • Intel Core i3-330UM 1.2GHz;2GB DDR3;250GB;Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
  • 11.6", Wide Screen Support, Resolution 1366 x 768, HDMI
  • Intel 6250 Wireless-N w/ WiMax, with SIM Card slot
  • 1 x VGA, 3 x USB, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Microphone jack; 1 x Headphone jack
  • 6-cell Lithium Ion Battery (56 WHr)
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Learn more about the DELL iM101z-3980BK Model Brand DELL Series Inspiron Model iM101z-3980BK General Color Black Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit CPU Type Intel Core i3-330UM 1.2GHz Screen 11.6" Memory Size 2GB DDR3 Hard Disk 250GB Graphics Card Intel HD Graphics Video Memory Shared memory Dimensions 11.5" x 8.07" x 0.95" Weight 3.44 lbs. CPU CPU Type Intel Core i3 CPU Speed 330UM(1.20GHz) CPU Support 3MB L3 Cache Chipset Chipset Intel HM57 Display Screen Size 11.6" Wide Screen Support Yes Resolution 1366 x 768 Operating Systems Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Graphics GPU/VPU Intel HD Graphics Video Memory Shared system memory Graphic Type Integrated Card Hard Drive HDD 250GB HDD RPM 5400rpm HDD Interface SATA Memory Memory 2GB Memory Speed DDR3 1333 Communications WLAN Intel 6250 Wireless-N w/ WiMax Ports Card Slot SIM card slot USB 3 Video Port 1 x VGA HDMI 1 x HDMI Audio Ports 1 x Microphone jack; 1 x Headphone jack Supplemental Drive Webcam Yes Power Battery 6-cell Lithium Ion Battery (56 WHr) Physical Specifications Dimensions 11.5" x 8.07" x 0.95" Weight 3.44 lbs.

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Screen Size11.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366_x_768
Processor1.2 GHz Intel Core Duo
Hard Drive250 GB mechanical_hard_drive
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Brand NameDell
Item model numberInspiron
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7;
Item Weight3.4 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H8.07 x 0.95 x 11.50 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #35,684 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight6.4 pounds
Date First AvailableMay 1, 2012
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Comp Expert on June 27, 2012
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If you're looking for something to use while traveling or just need a secondary computing device for lounging on the couch or sitting on the deck outside, this unit will definitely satisfy your needs. On the other hand, if you're looking for a desktop replacement or primary computing device, thinking of gaming, or expect to type 10,000 word documents day in day out, then this unit probably wont meet your needs.

In my case, I just wanted something to use while I was in the middle of a move, whereby my primary equipment was being hauled away. Although I have a decent smartphone, nothing truly substitutes the full windows7 experience with a full keyboard. I can say that I'm quite pleased as all my expectations have been met - I'm able to watch 1080p youtube streams, silverlight (netflix) streams, navigate web pages without any problems, and use IM easily.

With 2gb of memory, one should seriously consider adding another 2gb stick (2 slots, only 1 is occupied) which can be had for less than 20 buckaroos. That gives you 4gb which is sufficient for heavy web / streaming video tasks. There is a true 250gb harddrive which many are replacing with an SSD for faster access and longer battery life. I am thinking of upgrading to an SSD but really, since this is a secondary device I don't really see a pressing need at this point in time.

Note that this unit has a built-in wimax chip which means you can subscribe to wireless 4g plans with sprint or clear. The plans aren't really cheap (35 is the cheapest) but they also don't require any contract so this might be attractive to those who just need to buy a months worth of access while on a trip, for example.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By shootfire on July 13, 2012
I've had my Dell 11.6" iM101z for over a year now and purchased it elsewhere, but wanted to share the excellent experience I have had with this notebook PC. First off, the size is perfect. It is small enough (and light enough) to easily travel with, or use in bed; at the same time, the full-size keyboard makes it easy to use. Anyone who calls this a netbook is entirely wrong -- it is an ultraportable notebook. The difference between this and a netbook are many -- the screen resolution is 1366x768 (720p HD), it has a powerful Intel Core i3 processor, and it can be upgraded to hold 8GB of RAM. Speaking of upgrades, I did add more RAM (maxed it out at 8GB) and I replaced the stock hard drive with a Crucial SSD. It was not slow before these upgrades, but afterwards it is downright fast. As I said, I've had this notebook for about 16 months and it has held up great. Everything still works great, but I did manage to get a scuff on the lid (my fault). Overall, for the price paid (including the upgrades) and the performance/size combination I am highly satisfied. If you're in the market for a small, light notebook, and want full-sized performance, get this!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Alex J on July 14, 2012
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I bought this computer to replace my old sony vaio laptop. It was smaller than I expected so i am getting use to typing but on everything else it is a winner. Its fast, super light and so far the battery is lasting around 4 hrs of continuous use.

Theres no cd drive but now a days there really isn't a need for one. Along with this computer I also purcahsed the Corsair XMS3 4 GB 1333MHz PC3-10666 240-pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD CMX4GX3M1A1333C9. It was a breeze to install, just unscrew the bottom and snap it in. Now the computer runs super fast and it still cheaper than just about any other computer you will find out there. I was going to buy a new ultrabook but I decided that I could save myself $500 and get this computer instead.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anne on October 5, 2013
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I have had this computer less than a year and it is very slow to connect to the internet, if it connects at all. I paid for McAffe and defrag and clear I-net history regularly. It is very slow. I expected better for a Dell that I paid almost $400 for.
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The Dell Inspiron 11Z may not be the best netbook/laptop computer in its class, but it comes close. It is a solidly constructed, well designed computer, whose performance compares favorably with other, more expensive, Dell computers I have used, such as several of the early Dell XPS models (M1210, M1330). It may be all a casual user needs in a compact netbook/laptop computer, especially with regards with internet surfing; however, users may want to upgrade the available RAM from 2 GB to 4 GB just for allowing it to have faster internet access, though I have found that when I have used the computer connected to the Internet from a high speed connection, I have had little or no problems with internet surfing. I am delighted that it is relatively light weight, and haven't hesitated carrying it with me, and using it to surf the internet at venues like an East Village (New York, NY) bar or the Metropolitan Museum of Art cafeteria. Aside from internet surfing, I have been able to use the limited versions of MS WORD and MS EXCEL that comprise the MS Office Starter software that was bundled with this computer. (For a substantially higher sum, users can acquire an activation key and have MS OFFICE 2010 working, since it comes installed - though not working - too.) I highly recommend this computer to anyone thinking of using it primarily as an internet access netbook, or as a backup to another, more feature-laded, laptop or desktop computer.
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