Summary: The $849 Dell Studio 15 isn't perfect, but it's still an excellent, affordable multimedia machine that should be on your short list. It performs better than slightly more expensive systems, although its gaming clout isn't quite up to snuff.
Excerpt: Designed to carve out a sweet spot between budget-minded Inspirons and higher-end XPS notebooks, Dell's new Studio line delivers a healthy mix of features and options at a great price. Dell still can't get its aesthetics right, but otherwise, the Studio 15 laptop is a winner.
Pros: Great feature set for the money, Highly configurable, Good overall performance, LED-backlit display
Cons: Lacks Centrino 2 technology, Out-of-date case design, Wimpy gameplay
Excerpt: Dell laptops are known for their rugged build, the value for money they offer, and for the options for customization. In fact, Dell has taken the customization part a rung higher with its partnership with OPI, a leading nail care company.
Conclusion: Dell ist mit dem Studio 15 ein sehr attraktives Notebook gelungen, das sowohl den Technik- und Design-Nerv der Zeit als auch den Preispunkt trifft. Nur beim Thema Akkulaufzeit hinkt es vergleichbaren Notebooks hinterher.
Pros: Extrem gutes Display, Sehr gute Ausstattung, Blu-ray-Laufwerk, Verarbeitung