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: + 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 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.
Summary: very nice laptop computer. very quiet and light weight. the battery lasts at least three hours of heavy use. THe only drawback is the screen resolution; it's 720p only. I would love to have a 1080p display.
Summary: Compact with high specs laptop. - connected to Dell E-Port Plus Replicator PR02X docking station - works fine - got my desktop experience back. Three (3) independent monitors (DiplayPort, DVI, VGA) or 2 monitors + laptop screen - updated touchpad drivers - sound behaves weird.
Pros: - 16GB out of the box - 1920x1080 HD resolution - Full HDMI and Mini DisplayPort ports - two monitors plus 12'' on laptop at the same time - directly with no additional connectors/adapters - light weight - 2.99lbs - touchscreen - back-light for keyboard (can be adjusted or off) - Win 8.1 Pro (pre...
Cons: - low brightness (compare to other I had e.g. Asus Zendbook) - high resolution, need to play with %% scale in Display Windows settings - slightly thicker as other ultrabooks
Summary: I used to have a $300 Acer Aspire One with a Celeron 877, and this Dell reminds me much of that Acer. The thing is, however, that the Acer is a netbook and this is an ultrabook. Intel should have excluded LED backlighting from the Ultrabook requirements.Such a powerfull ans seemingly good laptop...