Summary: I like the computer, don't get me wrong, but I think Dell has gone cheap on us. Dell chooses to send out a keyboard and mouse with this unit that most will not use but does not send any literature except for a quick setup guide. The owners manual and other lit that tells you how to work on the machine is available in PDF form online, all 200 pages of it.
A very good price at $650 for everything included in the $1000 ...
Dr. D, Amazon
20 January 2015
Summary: A very good price at $650 for everything included in the $1000 model (at Costco) except with the 5 processor instead of the 7 processor. I am still loading my software and can update later if relevant.
Summary: Fired it up straight out of the box, BOOM, got flooded with popups when trying to connect to the net for the first time, so bad we had to shut it down. We only got a Windows 8.1 disc with it, so had no choice but to load it on in order to get the thing to work. Worked fine with windows 8, but lets face it W8 sucks! its a step backward for PC users.
Good computer performance, not sure if Windows or the computer is causing an occasional 'freeze' in Standby mode.
D. Landers, Amazon
21 December 2014
Summary: Performance is great while working. Only issue I have had is unknown whether it is software or hardware related. When in 'sleep' mode after being unused for awhile, usually overnight, the computer occasionally shows that it is powered up, but it will not turn on the monitor. I have to eventually reboot the computer using the power button (holding it) until it shuts off, then turn it back on.
This is a good computer but it has a couple issues that so ...
Amazon Customer, Amazon
19 December 2014
Summary: This is a good computer but it has a couple issues that so far it seems Dell hasn't addressed. Basically the front and top USB connectors are useless. They are intermittent and devices connected to them are subject to disconnecting on their own. After some research online I see that I am not alone with this and that Dell so far has ignored the issue.