Another Dell ultraportable, this one AMD-based (and cheaper)

Last week we saw a nice little semi-rugged ultraportable (or notelet, as I like to say) introduced by Dell, and although it seemed just a little underpowered for the price, its build quality might make up for it. And here we have another ultraportable, an Inspiron, showing up on Dell Singapore. Powered by the newest mobile AMD chipset and Neo processors and the usual better-than-netbook-but-not-quite-notebook specs, it seems like a perfectly decent little fellow.

Here are the vital statistics for the M301z:

13.3″ “widescreen HD” – implies 1366×768
Athlon II Neo K325@1.3 GHz or Turion II Neo K625@1.5 GHz
2GB DDR3 1066MHz RAM (4GB max)
Mobility Radeon HD 4225 (onboard, essentially)
Optional webcam (how can this be optional now?)
2x USB 2.0, 1xeSATA/USB 2.0, multi-card reader, the usual other ports

More importantly for its “ultaportable” status, it’s less than an inch thin and weighs a… well, not exceptionally light 3.9lb. It starts at 999SGD, or about $720. Not a bad buy if you ask me! We’ll probably be seeing a lot more AMD lightweight models coming out, and we’ll keep you informed of the most interesting of them.

[via TechReport]