We have reviewed many high end gaming systems in the past from both Alienware and parent company Dell, but today we take a look at something slightly different – the new Inspiron 13z. The Inspiron 13z has been designed by Dell to enter into the market just above the ‘netbook’ sector – for those wanting more versatility, higher quality screens and faster processing speed.
While the name ‘Inspiron’ doesn’t generally strike much feeling of gadget ‘lust’ into the heart of the discerning enthusiast the model on offer today is actually packed with a fine selection of components. Instead of a painfully slow ATOM processor the system is graced with a dual core Intel ultra low voltage SU4100 CPU – we have a full 4GB of DDR3 memory, a 320GB 7,200rpm Hard drive, Windows 7 64bit and a built in 8x dual layer DVD rewriter with support for both wireless networking and bluetooth functionality – the system also ships with a long life 8 cell battery. The icing on the cake for me is the inclusion of a rather delightful WLED screen with a full 720p resolution for watching HD movies on the go … it even has HDMI out for connection to a big plasma or LCD HDTV.
This all comes at a very affordable asking price of £569 including VAT and delivery – if you want to check out the exact configuration then head to Dell’s website and use the NRZ1301 E-Value code.