Good value, rugged. Best with Windows 7. (Avoid VISTA)
21 April 2014
Summary: This is a solid, well constructed notebook. I drive truck sometimes coast-to-coast so for me, the advantages are: 1.)It is rugged. The cab of a truck is no place for fragile.(I used to have a Dell E4300 13.3" that I took on the road but it proved to be "fragile".) 2.)It has a modem for dial-up to my Juno account. (Yes, it may be hard to believe but, there are still LOTS of places where there is ONLY dial-up.) 3.)It has 2 well placed USB ports on both sides. 4.
Summary: I was given this laptop by the school and I want to say that this laptop is absolutely horrible for its intended purposes. - It is flimsy and cheap. The back light is a constant issue and it heats up at the drop of a pin. - The fan spits out plastic after too long of a usage. - Requires constant restarts due to "internal issues" - The keys fall off. - The whole thing is loosely screwed together, leaving the screws to loosen and fall out.
Summary: The computer was in pretty rough condition when recieved. Cracks in the case but so far it is working well. Battery does not seem to hold a charge but keeping it pluged in is working for me at this time.
Excerpt: I love PC's and more specifically I love Dell's. I have always used dell's and would never go to anything else. Between there performance and warranty they simply can not be beat. I would highly recommend going with the full coverage warranty plan if you are a little rough on laptops, dell will replace anything and everything no matter what abuse you put it through.