Summary: The shipper sent item with wrong address on it. I had to go to post office to pick it up. I found out the the Windows 7 professional I have is not genuine, that mean I will never get updates from Microsoft unless I buy a new key code for $149.00. They want me to ship the computer back to check it which I will not do. I have spend too much time on this already. Byers be ware with this seller, sound kinda shady to me. I will make sure not to do business with you anymore.
Summary: A well performing version of the E6520. Note that these can have an number of different CPU's. The I7/2720QM processor in this one seems much more powerful than the I5/2450 in another of these I use. The SSD makes for fast boot and adds to the overall processing speed. I was looking for a laptop that would give good performance in editing photos (using LightRoom and plugins) and videos (using Pinnacle Studio Ultimate).
Summary: This is the third Dell laptop my work has provided me over the past 6.5 years and it is the best one so far in terms of simple functionality, plus it has the bells and whistles like and HD display, HDMI out, integrated number pad, and multiple USB ports. The battery life has been decent, nothing spectacular, but with the brightness turned down the battery has lasted as long as four hours or so.
Summary: Good notebook, not so great battery life. Purchased this for my company to use but realized that the battery drained too fast for prolonged meetings. Other than that its a pretty good notebook. Fast processing speed helps run some programs easily. Definitely need a higher capacity battery.
Summary: This model, the E6520 is a dramatic improvement over the E6510, which was the previous version of this model. The E6500 and E6510 were so badly designed, compared to the competition, that I had given up on Dell laptops and moved to HP's Elitebook 8560p. Dell must too have released that they were falling behind and have now caught back up with the E6520.
Summary: This is a real work horse, reliable, functional and feature rich, and although Dell does not officially support 16 GB it does handle them quite well, with that I have my own Virtual Data Center, with 8 CPUs and 16 GB, I can easily concurrently virtualize 6 VMs. Oh yes, I don't use Windows, it would just be a waste of hardware. Go for it, it's worth it.
Summary: Nearly identical to the one I had at work. Solid LT, no camera or fingerprint reader (never wanted either one, so that's fine for me)disappointed that it didn't have a lighted keyboard (didn't realize it was a specification (my last one, just came with one). About 3 weeks after I got it, it wouldn't boot. Bad HD was called out in the on-board diagnostics. Emailed them through Amazon and they immediately sent a new drive out to me, preloaded with the OS.