Nice laptop but pay attention to previous reviews regarding WiFi
Craig Reshetar, Amazon
3 October 2014
Summary: Nice laptop but pay attention to previous reviews regarding WiFi; You constantly need to troubleshoot WiFi connectivity and it resets the WiFi adapter. I have tried numerous fixes and network upgrades to no avail. Other than that it works fine.
Summary: Overall this computer is great-ish. It runs Windows 8, which people tend to love or hate (I'm that rare 'meh' bird) which is important to consider. It doesn't come with any bells or whistles, or practical applications, and Microsoft Office is spendy so be prepared for that extra cost. As far as size, it's reasonable, and the the nice large screen is good for anyone who likes big pictures. BUT. My screen has some sort of air-bubble along the top edge of the screen.
Summary: I have more than a year with this computer and from the very first moment I had some disappointing issues. Previously I had a HP Pavilion dv6 which is a bigger and thicker laptop than inspiron 15z, but even so, both have the same weight. It is important to mention that I decided to change the HP mainly for its weight. Then I had some performance problems with just 3 months of usage, so contacted Dell technical support and they changed the motherboard of my laptop.
Summary: This machine boots faster than any I have ever owned. The Windows 8 system with a touchscreen makes navigation very easy, and having a keyboard makes it useful for all applications. Lightweight even with large screen and DVD burner. Downside: Caught a virus rather easily even with so-called protection from MacAfee. Had to restore the system, although most files remained intact. There has to be a better way to catch these viruses before they do damage.
Summary: The laptop touch pad did not work when the unit arrived, and as this was a refurb by Amazon, I felt that Dell would be the best option to repair it. I did have to spend about 2 hours with the service department to try many software fixes that failed. Dell initiated a return for service, and did a one day turnaround, and it is working great.. The money I saved was worth the trouble, and I am satisfied with the product, with Amozon and Dell.
Summary: I ordered Dell 15.6" Inspiron Laptop 6GB 500GB + 32GB SSD - i15zT-4802sLV but I received Dell Inspiron 15z-5523 In presenting the product on amazon.com was specified graphics card Intel HD Graphics 4400 but the laptop that I received has graphics card Intel HD Graphics 4000.
Summary: Computer is ok but the software is challenging to use as this is not a touch screen. It restarts in the middle of doing something for example and I have no control. All the rest of my computers are macs and they are just much better.
Summary: I received my laptop fresh from production and the touch display don't work. How can this happen coming straight through quality and everything? Now a technician has to come out and resolve this issue. Major inconvenience. We'll see how this turns out in my next review. I would have given better ratings, but it should have been checked out better before it left the facility.