One of those 135 laptop designs built around AMD's 2010 mobile platform refresh has just popped up on Dell's Singapore website. The Inspiron M301z is a consumer ultraportable with a 13.3" display size, a thickness of just under one inch, and a weight that starts at 3.89 lbs.
Dell outfits the machine with a choice of dual-core Athlon II Neo K325 and Turion II Neo K625 processors. The former runs at 1.3GHz with a 2GT/s HyperTransport speed, while the latter does 1.5GHz and 3.2GT/s, but both otherwise have very similar specifications. Those CPUs work in tandem with an RS880M chipset that includes DirectX 10.1 Mobility Radeon HD 4225 graphics.
Dell's cheapest Inspiron M301z model otherwise features 2GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, 802.11g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, a six-cell lithium-ion battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium x64. Pricier alternatives have faster CPUs and more RAM, but they don't bring upgrades for other components.
Dell Singapore quotes a $999 price tag for the base Inspiron M301z build. Assuming that price is in Singapore dollars, it works out to about $721 USD. The most expensive M301z model is $1,199 SGD, or about $865 USD.
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