Summary: I have this ultrabook for a while so I can give it a fair review. The worst part of this laptop is where the battery is located. You have to take the entire computer apart in order to reseat the battery that jogs loose. The laptop blacks out when the battery is not connected and this happens frequently. You need several tools and it is a very tedious operation. It is very easy to damage the delicate wiring that connects various components.
Don't buy. Very weak display. Bad support software.
21 August 2014
Summary: As a PC it is ok but it has the worst display I have owned since the 80s. The touch screen feature seems pointless and to me useless. Also the Dell maintenance add on software is doesn't work well and is confusing. The three magic buttons in the corner stopped working early on and are not noticed by the Dell maintenance software. More time should have been spent integrating with Windows and less time trying to make Dell software a star.
Summary: when we look at pictures and some low contrast movies the screen is getting dimmer and looks like camera negative reel...the fans runs very low through which i had to purchase a cooling pad in return for overheat....
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.
Hardware is OK, but Windows 8 wastes too much time
lifeisgood "lifeisgood", Amazon
25 January 2014
Summary: The design of the hardware is nice. I was happy at first. However, after using Windows 8.1 for a month, I am asking my spouse to trade his new laptop that had Windows 7 for this one. The Windows 8.1 update process, glitches with vendor's drivers, and learning the new navigation have wasted many, many hours. The Windows 8 interface is more complicated and pushes users to buy software apps rather than provide any useful functions for navigating and using the computer.
Summary: The annoyances piled up on this laptop, causing me to return it. First, the touch pad is very unresponsive and I found myself having to tap multiple times before the click finally registers. Then the SSD on the hard drive started re-recognizing periodically in the task bar. Then the touch screen started experiencing ghost clicking to where I had to disable it for the laptop to function. It's a nicely spec'd laptop, but I found myself pulling my hair out over it.
Summary: The Laptop came after some difficulty and started up but had problems with software. I was able to reach someone at Dell that was quite knowledgeable and after a few hours the computer was generally working. I have problems with WIN8 and will have to deal with it. The screen has dead pixels in the center and the upper left quadrant. I don't know how many would require a replacement and I seem to remember people saying sometimes they just start working on their own.
Summary: This was a little heavier than I wanted, but that wasn't a problem. I am coming from an HP and it was easy to turn the mouse pad off on that (double click) and googling, the only way I could find to turn this mouse pad off was to go into the settings and manually the. It off. Maybe there is an easier way, but I couldn't find the information. I liked the backlit keyboard, and figured it would just take time to adjust to a different brand and learn the little differences.
Summary: The product description claimed this laptop had a 1920x1080 display but the product I received had a screen resolution of only 1366x768. Deceptive advertising was used as well by posting the processor max boost speed instead of the standard speed. Other than that, it is a decent laptop. If it weren't for the issues mentioned above, I would give a 5 star rating.