Summary: The Dell met all of the requirements for my daughters use at college. DVD drive, USB 3 for fast data transfer, plenty of storage space. The i5 processor is fast enough for her applications and It boots up quickly. The touch screen is very responsive.
Summary: I have almost no complaints about this computer. It has a good balance of specs and arrived in perfect working condition with no hardware issues. It's aesthetically pleasing and the touch screen makes windows 8 a pleasure to navigate through. For the total price of $725, this computer is an absolute gem.
Summary: I had been looking at computers on the Dell website and saw a model I liked. Came to Amazon and searched the model and found a refurbished one of the same model, with same hardware and features. Being refurbished, it was considerably less than listed on the Dell site. It's been good to me so far.
Summary: Picked one up new for less than most advertised used ones. Some lower end 15z models don't have a touchscreen or a i7 processor or nVidia GeForce GT630M dedicated graphics. Which allows this laptop to be an entry level gaming machine. With the Windows free 8.1 upgrade. This laptop has become a great all around machine.