Pros Smooth Typing, Lit keyboard, extremely fast, Stays cool, VERY quiet, amazing screen quality (which is huge), slim and sleek design, Great sound quality.
Cons Nothing. Everything is what I was expecting and more.
Summary Go out and buy this laptop. You will not be disappointed!
Pros The specs is actually awesome, I bought the i7 2640,750GB,8G RAM, backlit keyboard is nice during wee-wee hours, graphics nvidia is great, sound is also very nice compared to other notebooks, weight is good... overall performance is very very good.
Cons I definitely agree with the KEYBOARD LAYOUT, its a mess !! combining the arrow keys with the page up/page down is a very very very bad idea, I bought this notebook for programming and I'm not happy with it. I'll stick with my L502X...
Summary If you want a light weight notebook for web surfing, presentation and a bit of typing then this notebook is the best, awesome!!! but I don't recommend this for spreadsheet and word processor work, you will surely want to throw this computer against the wall...
If i can add another $200 just for the keyboard to be changed, I will surely do it. This computer has the same case as the XPS 13Z Ultrabook, whoever designed the keyboard should be fired!
"almost there"on by zhardouz
Pros good hardware set, design and performance.
Cons not so good battery life, bloatware, not so good heat management, very few ports
Summary very nice features and hardware, on a very busy use unit tends to heat up quite a lot. has a cool battery feature which when plugged-in there is an option not to charge it. So, you can use it direct to power without straining the battery life span. As the specs suggests the high end hardware delivers in terms of performance.
Pros Glossy Screen, lighter weight, good size screen, stylish.
Cons Keyboard, Keyboard, Keyboard. The 14z/15z without a proper PgUp, PgDn, Home and End Key? Press THREE keys to highlight a line. It's beyond a bad idea.
Summary - you wonder how anything like this gets past first level marketing or user testing. What copy writer or programmer wants to hit two keys to pgup/pgdn, or three keys to highlight a line. Stop removing keys from the keyboard, it's still a standard way to use a computer. People don't all use mice. It simply makes the laptop unusable - RETURNED!returned - keyboard HORRIBLE.
Updated on Mar 19, 2012
Pros none, including dell
Cons Not only is the laptop unreliable, very unreliable, Dell tech support does not really seem to care too much.
Summary Here is the timeline
Saturday - Computer arrives and screen does not work
Tuesday - Tech comes out to replace the system board
Friday - Tech comes out to replace the LCD screen
Next Friday - Video card fails and a system swap is initiated
Next Next Thursday - New system arrives, specs not the same as old system so another system swap is needed or they are sending a tech.... It's only taken 3 weeks to get this far maybe in another 3 I'll have a usable laptop, or maybe I'll just send it back.