Pros Solid performance; 256Gb SSD 4G RAM; Fast;
2.53 Duo Core; I don't run mine with many of the bells and whistles...I keep my configurations pretty basic...have I mentioned it is FAST! Boots in less than 30 seconds
Cons Shut down is slow, but that may be due to some of my settings...haven't figured it out yet, but it isn't an issue with me.
The keyboard feels a little, distant? It just feels odd...I can't put my finger on it (pun intended)
Screen resolution should be h
Summary Well worth the bucks, can't go wrong, I would buy again; 4 Stars if the keyboard was raised
Pros 1. Great solid design.
2. Fast performance. Programs loaded quickly.
3. Love the mouse pad and the keyboard.
4. Battery lasted a solid 6 hours.
5. Nice bright screen.
6. Light weight.
7. Wi-fi is able reach 30mbps which is my max down speed at home.
Cons Comes with Windows 7 Home Premium and did not have an option to choose Windows 7 Professional. I refreshed my machine and loaded Windows 7 Professional from scratch (not upgrade) and everything works great.
Summary I purchased the Dell xps 14z last week. My system specs are i5 processor, 500GB SATA hard drive, 6GB of ram, and Intel 3000 graphics card. I was looking for something similar to the MacBook pro but less than $1000. I purchased this system because I'm starting graduate school and would need a system that is portable and easy to carry around. I wanted to get a MacBook pro, but the price was over my $1000 budget and I already had software, such as Microsoft Office purchased on Windows platform, which means I would have had to purchase all the software again for the Mac; leads to more money. I know I could have installed virtual windows, but did not want to do that.
So, I settled with the Dell and got it under $1,000 including taxes. I really like the computer system. I hope the slot-load CD rom drive does not go kaput because it's new to Dell. This machine will work well as I use it to complete my Doctoral studies and will be using it nonstop during my residency. Thanks Dell for such a great machine and it doesn't feel like I've settled at all!
Pros Design and Performance.
Cons You cannot use the HDMI Port until the Nvidia Team updates the drivers. It's incredible, how a big Company,like Dell, launched a product with features that cannot be useful.
Summary Excellent Performance & Design, amazing Screen and the product's termination is fine. I like this Laptop, but after I paid $1,200+taxes, it's unfair that Dell suggests me buying an DVI-HDMI adapter, in the best cases, the adapter must have come when I made the order.
"Get out your wallet"on by brmcc
Pros The best online configuration tools.
Cons Poor support
Summary From a former many year Dell fan, I have been extremely disappointed that support has gone downhill, and now seems to be oriented toward squeezing you for additional paid support contracts even when you have a multi-year warrantee. Incidentally, I am a very technically savvy computer user.
"Worth every dime!"on by ewgino
Pros Fast, light, and sexy
Cons Slightly difficult to see the keyboard when it lights up in the daytime.
Summary I bought it from the Dell Outlet for $700. I've had it for 6 months and still love it even more than the day I received it. Solid performance.