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    Reviews - Dell Inspiron M101z notebook review

    AMD's 2010 Nile platform takes on Intel's Atom and CULV in a sleek 11.6in ultra-portable from Dell.
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    Re: Reviews - Dell Inspiron M101z notebook review

    Three and a half hours of video looping at that resolution isn't that bad, especially given the 3d performance of the system. I wonder if there's an element of forward thinking from Dell as well - the current AMD Vision products might not always do that well compared to Intel CULV based systems, but the Fusion chip coming soon might do even better and establishing an AMD based line up ready to slot that into might give them a heads up on the rest of the market.

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    I think given the comparative amount of graphical horsepower available 3.5hours of battery life is pretty damn good, tbh. Given that previous AMD ultra-thin platforms were giving up at about 2 hours and were a long way behind on CPU performance, to have almost 90% of the CPU grunt of a CULV laptop, 3x - 4x the graphical power, and still manage around 2/3s of the battery life is pretty good.

    Shame we couldn't have an Ion system in the comparison - or perhaps a full-fat laptop to see how much you sacrifice by going for portability first...

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    Re: Reviews - Dell Inspiron M101z notebook review

    Looks nice, but a machine based on the Core i5 ULV chips like the Acer 1830T wouldn't be as far behind in the graphics and would almost certainly be well ahead in the CPU scores, whilst having battery life like a the CULV system...

    A larger screened (13") system here got 60% better battery life using a CPU/chipset that is actually out of date - to me that is a pretty bad result for the AMD machine. Barely competing with 18 month old Intel solutions is not good news.

    I'm still looking for an Intel based system...

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    Do you know if the single core model have the extra core unlocked ?
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    Re: Reviews - Dell Inspiron M101z notebook review

    Everyone says that the battery is not enough after comparing the platform to the Intel platform which has a graphics subsystem that is not even half as powerful as the one used in the AMD config .Try the same tests with a graphics subsystem that is comparable to the RS880 and then see the results.
    people ,even some reviewers are foolish sometimes.you want the power you burn the fuel.there is nothing free.
    so IMO the Nile platform is far more better option than the schmuck from Intel

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    Re: Reviews - Dell Inspiron M101z notebook review

    Quote Originally Posted by kingpotnoodle View Post
    Looks nice, but a machine based on the Core i5 ULV chips like the Acer 1830T wouldn't be as far behind in the graphics and would almost certainly be well ahead in the CPU scores, whilst having battery life like a the CULV system...

    A larger screened (13") system here got 60% better battery life using a CPU/chipset that is actually out of date - to me that is a pretty bad result for the AMD machine. Barely competing with 18 month old Intel solutions is not good news.

    I'm still looking for an Intel based system...
    doesn't matter, i'm agreed with kalniel, this is a test-bed for the fusion products coming at the end of the year.
    http://rusi.org/downloads/assets/FDR2.pdf - RUSI - A Force For Honour
    http://www.uknda.org/my_documents/my...essity_scr.pdf - UKNDA: A Compelling Necessity
    http://www.uknda.org/my_documents/my...ISIS_Sep08.pdf - UKNDA: Overcoming The Defence Crisis
    http://www.uknda.org/my_documents/my...y_Doc_24pp.pdf - UKNDA: A decision the next Prime Minister must make

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    Re: Reviews - Dell Inspiron M101z notebook review

    Hi,
    I was wondering if you or anyone out there has used the third party software Qwarq that came preloaded on that machine? If so what do you think of it?

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