Summary: It is super fast, rarely have problems with it in the past 4 years. The only problem is if you are sitting outside during the summer, the laptop gets super hot and will shut down... Like every 20 minutes...
Summary: I've used this computer for years, and I love it. I'm incredibly tech savvy, and I know what makes a good machine. I used it for everything- big and small, and it always came through. Strongly recommended for the poweruser or someone who just wants a great machine.
Summary: This laptop stinks and dell support was no help. This studio laptop (which i've had over 1 yr) turns off randomly (likely an overheating issue). If i run games, it turns off in the middle of the game - running email or surfing the web (turns off randonmly).
Summary: I honestly don't know why the other reviewers were having issues with this laptop, I have a similar 1747 and it has surpassed all my expectations (which are pretty high since I'm in the IT industry and am exposed to PC's, networks, servers, etc all day long every day).
Summary: Pros: Nice price for the specs. Good sound and display. Cons: Cheap plastic build. Flimsy, non-durable, horrible customer service using warranty. Took four people two hours to send me a new keyboard that I must install after the computer was only five months old.
Summary: I purchased a Dell Studio 1737, and had problems with the media panel, and hard drive from the time it arrived. Dell tech support came to my house twice to fix the problem to no avail. I continued to complain and Dell finally sent me a refurbished Studio 1747 to replace the problematic 1737.
Summary: I was unfortunate enough to purchase this piece of garbage and let me tell you my story. In a few month after I made the purchase the keyboard start to malfunction one on the keys was constantly got stuck.
Summary: We've had this laptop for just over a year and are very happy with it. It performs consistently and is fast. I've called Dell technical support a few times with questions and always received fast answers from a knowledgeable and clear technician.
Summary: We bought two Dell laptops this year: a Studio and a Latitude, both with Windows 7. The poor NVDIA displays constantly go black and have to "recover." The skittish keyboards send key taps flying all over the text that you are entering.