View Full Version : Dell mini 10 vs Inspirion 11z

April 22nd, 2010, 03:48 PM
Is the Intel Celeron 743, 1.3GHz, 800Mhz 1MB Cache, a better processor then the ATOMs found in the netbooks? I need something small, but not too, too small, and I do want some extra kick to run Ubuntu 9.10 on it, while keeping the price pretty cheap.

---- Inspirion 11z ----
Intel® Celeron® 743 (1.3GHz, 800MHz, 1MB cache)
Intel® Pentium® SU4100 (1.3GHz, 800MHz, 2MB cache)

---- Netbook ----
Intel® AtomTM N270 (1.6GHz/533Mhz FSB/512K L2Cache)
Intel® AtomTM N280 (1.66GHz/667Mhz FSB/512K L2Cache)

Mini 10:
Intel® AtomTM Z520 (1.33GHz/533MHz FSB/512K L2Cache)
Intel® AtomTM Z530 (1.60GHz/533MHz FSB/512K L2Cache)

The Inspirion does support a max. of 4GB.


April 22nd, 2010, 04:11 PM
I would avoid the Dell Mini 1010 at all costs due to its notorious GMA500 graphics.

Personally I purchase netbooks based on ergnomics (keyboard, screen, battery life, portability, etc) not processor power. If you want raw computing power, you'll be much happier with a small laptop than a netbook, IMHO.

Ubuntu 9.10 will run capably on any netbook (provided the hardware is supported (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupport/Machines/Netbooks)).