Summary: I wouldn't normally rate one star something that I use everyday. But this laptop has a fatal design flaw that I feel compelled as a public service announcement to highlight to anybody considering purchasing. The mouse pad on this computer is either poorly located (too close to keyboard?
Summary: SSD makes a huge difference. Runs Linux (latest Ubuntu) really well with no tweaking necessary (even for the touchpad). Windows 7 seems to cause a lot of background i/o and CPU consumption (Windows Update and AntiVirus scanning), the cooling fan becomes audible frequently under Windows.
Summary: Excellent computer for the price. Mine was $599 and included free shipping and no tax. It has a smart card reader built in and works great for government purposes. Very fast. Aluminum cover. No camera, backlit keyboard, or fingerprint reader. Ask the seller for full spec sheet.
Summary: + Fairly light/portable for a 'Windows' machine + Good lookin' screen/display - Battery life not that great (even with a Dell-replaced 'extended' battery) - Track pad performance unreliable at times (Dell and some other manufacturers notorious for poor track pads in certain models)
Summary: I have this PC for work - received it about a month ago. It is lightweight and quite portable. Very easy to carry around. Screen looks fine also. It has moderate battery life. The big issue I have with it is that the mouse pad and buttons are awful.
Summary: I did not actually buy this computer, my school gives these out for work. I'm actually writing this review on it. For a school computer, it is amazing. Its really thin and extremely light, perfect to slip into a backpack.