Summary: My choice came down to a Dell Studio 15 or a MacBook Pro at approx twice or two-and-a-half times the price. As a practical user who also tries to be responsible in use of money, I bought the Dell. Within a couple of weeks I was regretting my decision. Nevertheless, I decided to keep the Dell and try to focus on the things it did well. I especially appreciated the good 'user interface' in the form of the keyboard, touchpad and touchpad keys.
Pros: The keyboard layout is excellent. No space is wasted on a number pad, and so all the other keys, including the cursor keys, are full size and easy to use. Smooth, integrated touchpad and operation of its two keys are good. Telephone support from Bangalore support centre is very professional.
Cons: 1: In common with some other manufacturers, Dell follows fashion and allow styling to take precedence over good engineering and common sense. Examples: glossy black cover which picks up every possible fingerprint; glossy screen which has to be angled to minimize reflections. 2: Vertical measurement of screen - important for users working on A4 documents, and already restricted by 'widescreen' format, is 0.5 inch less than that of MacBook with same nominal diagonal siz...
Overall i was very disappointed with the product and wouldn't recommend this to anyone.
29 October 2014
Excerpt: I brought this laptop for college and let me tell you, i was disappointed. First of all when i got it it looked very cheap and didnt look like a well made laptop. Bits of the laptop fell off after the first use of it and it malfunctioned after a few uses. The keyboard functionality was good until about a week later when most of the keys fell out. The fans and hardware inside the laptop were really loud and i couldnt concentrate while writing my essays.
Summary: I just wrote the longest review ever and the laptop's internet connection crashed!! That sums it up really. Basically: NEVER BUY DELL Laptop also has: 1. Bad Audio 2. Bad hardware controls 3. Bad Media Software (which is the only thing that plays Blu-ray) 4. Power supply issues. But basically: NEVER EVER EVER BUY DELL!!!
Pros: Extra battery power, back-lit keyboard, remote control
Summary: I was really pleased when I ordered this (having weighed up a few options). When it turned up early I was even more pleased. However it wouldn't even turn on. I decided to give Dell the benefit of the doubt as it had turned up early as so after some arguing (they wanted to fix the one they has sent me rather than send me a new one) I managed to get a new one delivered.
Mala compra, pésimo servicio: olvídate del studio 15
25 June 2009
Summary: Buenas, os escribo sobre el este portátil que me llegó ayer mismo a casa. Recibirlo ha sido toda una odisea: HA TARDADO 6 SEMANAS!! indignante (dell promete 3 como mucho)!! Además lo compré el 13 de mayo por internet donde aparecían imágenes del 1537 en lugar del 1555 que es el que yo compré (de esto me he enterado hoy mismo al consultar diversos foros.
Pros: Hace lo mismo que los demás portátiles . Parece resistente (lo será?)
Cons: Pésimo servicio Dell . Mala relación calidad/precio . Pocas garantías
Summary: Le studio 15, je n'ai rien à dire sur ses performances, mais beaucoup sur la qualité de son matériel : - les touches tactiles multimédia ne fonctionnent pas et il s'agit d'un problème récurrent. Les touches volume up et eject reste bloquée au démarrage pendant plusieurs minutes. Le SAV n'a pas de solution. http://www.lesdelliens.com/forums/index.php?