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 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.
The delivery was on time and the products look great. We did have a small problem with the ...
John Eby, Amazon
4 July 2011
Summary: We have now bought 3 of these. The delivery was on time and the products look great. We did have a small problem with the battery of one of the units. But one phone call and a new battery was on it's way without hoops to jump through. It was a great service experience. I would have no hesitation recommending the model or the seller to someone looking for a very good notebook at an awesome price.
Summary: i do like this i can play wow at 60fps and if using it for skype it was getting a picture of the planes flying into the airport i was at (clearly) i was very surprised. my wife told me she could see people in the parking lot walking and i had not noticed. i use this dell with love! i might just buy the next laptop as a dell also! core i7 for the win!