Summary: I was very excited abou tthe laptop and enjoy it very much yet the battery life is very poor. Aside from the slimness the main reason I bought this laptop was for a long battery life, so I can use it a whole day without having to worry about the plug.
Very good build quality Screen resolution is just too high on the touchscreen version.
bruce "brucebolden", Amazon
27 July 2015
Summary: The hardware of the XPS 13 had very good build quality. My complaint is with the display. because the Touchscreen version had such a high resolution, Windows had to perform up-scaling. This resulted in poor quality images and an overall poor display.
Summary: I am fairly disappointed with the trackpad. My 4 year old macbook pro trackpad is much better and never skipped or behaved erratically like this one does on occasion. I really wanted to switch back over from apple so I didn't even look at a macbook air, but now I think it would have been a good...
Summary: I've honestly gone back and forth with this laptop since grabbing it a couple weeks ago. First I loved it, then I was utterly disappointed, and now I'm just sort of 'eh.' I got the i7, 8gb ram version and measured the SSD speeds at roughly 550mb/s read and 525mb/s write.
3 stars because I like it but its not blowing my mind
22 April 2015
Summary: 3 stars because I like it but its not blowing my mind.... I honestly think the worst part about the computer is windows 8 OS. I find myself wanting to like this computer as like many features.
Summary: I really wanted to like the new XPS 13 1080P non-touchscreen model that I tried with Windows 8. The computer is sleek and light, had a very nice screen and a very usable keyboard for a computer this thin and light.
Summary: The laptop is beautifully designed, has great specs, and is a good value. If all went well, this would be the ideal laptop. I switched from Mac just because of this model. But the fan is absurdly loud. It runs virtually non-stop, even when the laptop is not used for CPU intensive purposes.