Pros Fast, light, well designed.
Cons Touchpad freezes for 3-4 seconds after you press any key. Customer service didn't help. Can also overheat.
Summary I'd say this is a good computer but took off a lot of points for Dell's customer service. Right out of the box, the touchpad would delay for 3-4 seconds after typing. Sent it back to Dell for 3 weeks and it came back exactly the same with the same problem. Tried to talk to customer support online but they blocked my service number and said it no longer existed. Now that it is past a year and my warrantee is up, suddenly my service number works and I can log back into the site. Very sketchy customer service department.I actually just fixed the touchpad problem with a driver update. I could have solved this issue months ago on my own if they hadn't blacklisted my service tag until suspiciously right after my warranty expired. Just frustrated that not only did their service department not fix my laptop, but then they effectively blocked my ability to fix it by deleting my service tag.
It's a gamble because if you luck out and get a problem free computer, they are solidly designed, but if you have any problems, expect for them to stay with you.
Updated on Jan 1, 2012
Pros Runs great for my needs: MS Office Ultimate & Visio, Net Beans, surf the net, and watch TV shows... Battery's life is true to the 5+ hours and the high def audio is great! It came with Norton 2010, I found l like this version, surprise!
Cons I miss having a DVD/CD drive. Initially had trouble with the sensitive mouse pad; often I'm typing and the curser has moved to somewhere else on the page having bumped the mouse pad unknowingly.
Summary This is a great problem free, lightweight laptop perfect for on the go students!
Pros Light weight, Slim design, Acceptable performance, good web cam and microphone, 720p display, HDMI connectivity (no blueray player or DVD drive though)
Cons No optical drive, get fingerprints on it easily
Summary A good laptop for the money....
Pros Lightweight, full of features and well desinged.
Cons May or may not miss the DVR drive.
Summary Excellent choice for back to school needs or as a second laptop for home users.
Pros it got the specs other than slow HDD and stingy GPU MEMORY 256 is a joke.
Cons slow HDD( 5400 rpm) and stingy GPU MEMORY (256 )is a joke.
Summary if YOU can pull that HDD and throw in the trash and replace with 7200 rpm and throw IN A BETTEr GPU ITS OK.
its still ok the way it is if and olnly if it upgraded with win 7 HOME P OR LOWER.