Summary: Almost a year to the day I bought this model and the hard drive failed. This is a very unreliable computer so buyer beware. The more I learn about this DELL computer the more I'm surprised they ask so much for them. Now if I want to replace the hard drive I need to have it torn apart and the hard drive has to be removed from the board (no easy task) and it's orientation is not conducive to longevity, which is why it failed so quickly.
Feature rich product but the wireless card is terrible
Amazon Customer, Amazon
17 February 2014
Summary: The product has a lot of great features, but if you're going to use the wireless card for connectivity you're in trouble. Dell wireless cards 1703 and 1704 do not work well. I stopped using my xps one after countless unsuccessful service calls. It's a very expensive paperweight.
Summary: I loved it, (not Windows 8 part of it), but the computer itself... Maybe the monitor leg is a bit too big and lacks of flexibility in number of ways you can adjust it, but for my desk as a desktop computer was OK. Then it started...First on one occasion...out of nowhere half of the screen had turned red (on all what is black, and green on all what is white).
Summary: Windows 8 sucks. Touch screen is a ridiculous feature - 27" of smudges, fingerprints, grease smears - WHY? Windows 8 sucks. Buggy system in general. Then, I got the multi-colored flashing screen of death - no safe mode, reboot or bios access. Dell sent a tech to replace mobo. New mobo installed - multi-colored flashing screen of death again! Removed RAM module, fixed! Or not. After two hours of fruitless efforts, Dell wanted to send another mobo and some new RAM.
Summary: It all sstarted with the delivery. The day the computer wasment to arrive ( any time between 10 and 2) it did not, I took the day off work for no reason. It arrived the following day, great looking computer very neat on my desk.
Summary: I really, really wanted to like this computer. I waited for weeks to buy it. I bought Dell computers for years before switching to HP for my last computer 4 years ago. Now I'm switching to Apple.
Summary: Like most of the reviewers, I was tempted by the specs on the computer and the form factor of an All-In-One. I bought the $2,699 ($3,000) version. Received it quickly in two days, set it up with the user accounts, watched it lock on the Dell screen after the first reboot. That was a Tuesday. After many hours on hold and talking to ineffective customer support, I tried to get an exchange the following Tuesday.
Summary: Upgraded and bought new XPS17 All-in-One. Love the looks of the computer, but it wouldn't power up when came out of box. Worked for a few short minutes after trying a lot of trouble shooting with Dell support, got it to power up, but after shutting down and re-starting no power again. Called support again, sending a second computer. I will review again after trying the second computer but for now I'm VERY dissapointed after spending a lot of money.