Summary: I've been using this for about a month now and, while i love the hardware, the driver software is utter garbage. Given that I paid +$1K for a refurbished laptop I'm pretty angry. For the last month I've had intermittent audio driver issues that keep coming back.
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.
Summary: This is a very well thought out laptop. BUT, mine went back for a few reasons. Mainly that it died on the third day (failed to find a bootable drive). Besides that, my main gripe with the laptop is the touchpad. It is small and very sensitive, I found it nearly unusable.