Pros I don't know, I've only been able to use it to watch DVDs.
Cons The wifi doesn't work.
Screen viewing angles are poor.
Summary I know a lot of people have said it already, but this computer has a hardware issue which makes the wifi reception pretty much nonexistent. It is astounding really that they would continue to market their top tier laptop for over a year with a huge, well known issue. Just don't bother with this or any other Dell computer. A company who turns out garbage like this doesn't deserve your money.
"WIFI issues..."on by LPF2008
Cons Unresolvable wifi issues...
Summary I wish these reviews were posted one month earlier (January) and I would have never bought one...
Pros The only reason the XPS has bad reviews is because of problems with it that no longer exist. The audio system is amazing and I7 serves it well, it can run all my games and the dedicated graphics card from NIVIDA is an awesome bonus. Awesome exterior.
Cons Have nothing bad to say about the laptop apart from they could have made the screen a little nicer and a little heavy.
Summary This laptop is great on the outside and in. For those of you who want a powerful laptop that isnt two inches or an inch thick, the XPS is the choice for you.
Pros Good build quality
Cons Slow to start-up (> 1 minute from hibernation)
Mediocre battery life (2-3 hours)
Keyboard lacks positive action
Minimalist keyboard lacks certain keys
Large voltage converter on charging cable (UK model)
Summary I have the 500GB SSD i7 version, but start up is still slow. I use the laptop for business and with the screen on full definition, the text size on my management system software is too small to read, so screen resolution has to be set to 1366 x 768. Battery life is disappointing at between 2 and 3 hours in normal use. The keyboard keys lack a positive action which results in more mistakes when typing. The software I use requires direct access + and - keys which are not present on the keyboard, so I have be forced to download software to re-programme other keys. I have not had any problems with Wi-Fi or USB connections.
Pros nice design
Good support for dual HD monitors + laptop display - 3 monitor config.
Cons Dell policy to sell laptops with a significant known issue while fraudlently claiming that it has resolved the issue to prospective buyers that inquire before purchase.
Summary Wireless issue has NO resolution, yet users are dragged through hours of useless support calls. Dell replaced my wireless card twice, replaced the display, and has now sent me a replacement computer. Dell refused to assure me that the replacement would resolve the problem. They refused to test it before sending.The idea that providing an external wireless adapter to occupy one of the USB ports is acceptable... well it's like this:
Before wasting time with the replacement I put it online and got Dell tech to run wireless tests. After the replacement computer failed the wireless tests they had no idea what i was supposed to do.
I explained that they would have to take the replacement back,and that once they resolve the problem they could contact me. In the meantime they were to leave the ticket open.
This is by far the stupidest and most costly experience I've had in 30 years in the industry. The blatent dishonesty of the Dell organization in dealing with this issue is mind-boggling. The community of users that would purchase the top-of-the-line Dell product is generally Dell's most loyal group. The disrespect of our time and our intelligence is indicative of a company that has lost it's way. The dishonesty with which Dell has responded should be brought to the attention of the man that lent his good name to the endeavor. If you put your name on a company one would expect that you would have an interest in such abuse of customers that have supported the company for so many years.
Updated on Mar 8, 2013
You buy an expensive sterling silver fountain pen with a gold nib. When it starts leaking customer support sends you a pair of rubber gloves.