Pros Pros? Hmmm, to be perfectly honest, there are NONE. That's right. This is a completely ****** piece of machine I have ever dealt with.
Cons NO backlights for keyboard
Drivers NEVER stay, always have to reinstall
Built to overheat, yea, that's right. Dell DESIGNED this to overheat.
Hard drives fail after a year B/C of the HEAT.
Summary This is a WASTE of money. I'm not even the owner of this piece of crap machine, my g/f bought this and I have relentlessly had to fix it almost every month. Drivers needing to be reinstalled. Oh, and Dell should be SUED for false advertisement. There are NO lighting equipment to light up the keyboard. The finger swipe input will quit working after 2 months of use. This computer is designed for overheating issues. Think I'm joking? We replaced it for the SAME model, and I installed SpeedFan right when we got it. The AVERAGE operating temperature range is 120*. Guess what!!!! THAT IS OVERHEATING. My Gateway ranges between 84-99* on average use, and 110* under heavy work loads. This Dell stays at 120* average use, and 133* on heavy work loads. So guess what that means....you WILL be needing to replace the hard drive within a years time. You can literally feel the heat coming out of the hard drive, which is located on the lower left corner of the computer, where you would rest your hand to type. Every Dell computer I have interacted with, NEVER runs under 120* on average. I have NEVER, nor EVER will consider buying a Dell product. I recommend to anyone ALL the time to stay the hell away from Dell.
"Just Don't"on by alex73a
Pros Not Worth It
Cons Customer Service SUCKS.
Summary Not worth the trouble
Pros The performance is good because I have a intel core2 and 4GB RAM.
Cons It's a useless model from Dell. My Dell Studio 1535 touchpad dose not work. It's gone back to Dell service center 4 times they have even given me a new one, even that sucks, same problem. This model is defective don't waste your money.
Summary The touchpad gets static, the cursor dose not moves, dell has replaced the touchpad, then the motherboard, updated drivers, BIOS etc and even given me a new studio even that has the same problem.... I have given up on Studio from Dell. Please don't repent on your decision like I am. I am still struggling for a replacement or refund
"Buyer Beware!"on by Fiddlergreen
Pros Apparent value when price compared to statistics
Cons Actual value when you realize you paid $800-$1000 on a brick.
Summary Be aware that if you buy this product from Best Buy, Dell will not provide any support. The painful part of this is that apparently the ones purchased from Best Buy seem to have recurring problems with chronic Blue Screen of Death. Mine lasted three days. There's no reason why a brand new laptopshould suffer these kinds of problems. Fortunantly, Best Buy will refund you 100% if it is defective, as long as it's within a certain number of days (14, if I remember correctly). Good luck if you get this one.
Pros Fast Boot up times, fast in general, no latch on cover (magnet-like), finger print reader and webcam are excellent, Integrated graphics card is good but not excellent, 64-Bit Vista. Excellent design, speakers are better than imagined
Cons The touch keys take about 5 minutes to work after the laptop boots. The touch-pad is wacky.
Summary *Just to say: My laptop has a 250 GB HD, but it is the same S1535-125B Model.
I received my Dell Studio 15 in the mail on Monday with high expectations. And... It met nearly all of them!
-The Jet Black finish that mine came with looked nice. I also love the no-latch cover.
-Even for the first boot, it was very fast. Once loaded the laptop is very fast, probably the fastest PC I have ever owned.
-2.1 GHz Core 2 Duo and 4GB of RAM help to make the laptop faster.
-The fingerprint reader is an excellent addition to the laptop, I enjoy being able to sign in to my laptop (and impress friends and family) with the swipe of a finger.
-The webcam is fast and is very responsive. It comes with software that gives you sweet Photo Booth-like effects.
-The GMA X3100 graphics card is nice, not the best though. It can play Halo 2 Vista, Spore, and Call of Duty 4 on low settings at 10-50 FPS.
-Another great thing is 64-Bit Vista, which can utilize more than 3 GB of RAM.
My only Cons for this laptop are:
- The touch buttons above the keyboard take about 5 minutes after booting up to work. This isn't so horrible, but the touch keys are the only way that you can access speaker controls (besides going to the taskbar and using the sound option from there).
-The touchpad on the laptop has issues. Although it feels good to put your finger on, this thing goes wacky and jumps from spot to spot whenever the Hard Drive is thinking. I connected a USB laser mouse to the computer and it works fine. I think that Dell needs to fix this issue. Although it doesn't effect me(because I like a mouse more than a touchpad), it will effect constant travelers.
Overall this is a great laptop for anybody who uses a PC daily. It has the power you need to get things done. If you can overcome the touchpad's issues (or buy a mouse) then this is a superb laptop.