"Dell 11z Sprint Model Core i3-330um 1.2GHz 2GB 250GB HD"4.5 starson by nyte_shade
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. Beautiful machine - a real eye-catcher!
Cons: 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.Dell 11z Sprint Model 1121
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. More on this later - it CNET allows me to edit!
Updated on Dec 10, 2010
I have since upgraded the memory on my dell 11z Model 1121, from 2gb to 6gb. The system is so much more responsive, mainly being faster! The Dell tech was right, this Sprint model uses the same memory boards as the Dell 15R. 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.
Updated on Oct 27, 2012Hard Drive Upgrade
Right after this review I upgraded the hard drive on this unit to a Western Digital 500Gb Black Edition drive. Tasking involving the drive now goes a bit quicker; it's noticeable, and that change did not impact the battery life that much. It did however, cause the unit to put out a little more heat. All is good though, I'm still lovin' it.