Dell has launched the M101z "ultra portable laptop" based on a single or dual core AMD Athlon II Neo CPU.
The new laptop occupies the realm between a netbook and an ultra portable laptop, further blurring the distinction thanks to the beefy specs and an aggressive price point not too far from well equipped netbooks.
Dell is offering three base configurations. all with Windows 7 Home Premium and an 11.6-inch wide LED backlit display, with the entry level config starting at £379 with , 2GB RAM, 250GB hard drive, ATI RS880M graphics and the single core AMD Athlon II Neo K125 processor.
An extra £50 adds the K325 dual core processor while the range topping config doubles the ram to 4GB and adds a 320GB hard drive. Dell is quoting up to 6 hours of battery life for the M101z and there's an optional 9-cell battery available for those that want even more.
While the M101z sports unsurprising features likel Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Webcam, USB ports and Bluetooth 3.0, it's also available in custom case colours described as Tomato Red, Peacock Blue, Clear Black and Lotus Pink.