Summary: First off let me say, I love Dell.. (The 15z is making me think different at the moment) I really enjoy the features, and how well it's integrated with windows 8.1. It feels solid, looks very good- professional.
Summary: Let me start by saying that I've always been a Dell fan. I ordered an Inspiron 15z to replace my Latitude D830 that lasted me through college and a year afterward. I've had the 15z for three weeks and overall I've been really disappointed, mostly with the laptop's hardware.
Summary: I was upgrading my laptop from a 14in HP dm4 from about 3yrs ago. So I already had what I considered a fairly portable laptop to compare. What I didn't love was the size of the screen of the dm4, I really thought that moving up to a 15in would make a difference. It didn't.
Summary: I don't think Dell should have done the Nvidia and INTEL video driver mix as it doesn't know half the time what it should be using and the Nvidia chip is awful slow. The auto-select of the gpu is horrendous and doing the simplest of photo editing is a chore with video lag.
Pros: It's thin and light. Very Wide Screen and the keyboard is really nice with the back lit.
Cons: I expected something a bit faster for the price I paid. It is randomly giving me a :( and crashing in windows 8. Still no solution, and don't be fooled, this is not a quad core. Its only Dual Core. My IBM T500 dual core was faster than this.
Summary: The machine is fantastic on all angles like size, boot up time , performance and i have nothing to complain about except maybe the fact that the touch pad is to big and hence i end up inadvertently activating it....THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IS THE SCREEN!!!!
Summary: The laptop has good features, but short use. The battery was advertised as 5 hrs, but I average 3 hrs even with battery management features turned on. I think there are battery upgrade through Dell, but it should have been standard equipment. Having to plug in all the time makes it a no recommend.