Summary: Have had this laptop for 1 day. Got it as a warehous deal for $697.00. It was 35% off an open box. It looks/feels brand new however. The good: so far I am loving the computer, there are a few items I don't like but considering the price and specs I am super happy with the deal. The things I don't like: The glossy screen, I will probably get used to this but I find myself noting reflections on the screen while browsing/watching videos.
Summary: I did some research before purchasing this laptop. Dell is not one of my regular brands (mostly Asus and Apple) so I was very uncertain of it being a good buy even with its high specs (and price too). Feedback was very positive and features very attractive so I decided this was my future business laptop while travelling and doing my EMBA. Out of the box this is a very good looking laptop, sleek with its aluminium top and carbon fiber bottom.
My rating of this computer of satisfied reflects my daughter's opinion
Harold Appleby, Amazon
18 July 2014
Summary: My rating of this computer of satisfied reflects my daughter's opinion, definitely not mine. If you are interested in why, please read on...............my rating would have been near zero.........................Here's why: I bought this computer for my daughter who is just starting college, so the model was chosen by her, not by me.
Summary: I was delighted by the build quality of this when I held it. The bottom is carbon fiber, the lid mimics the MacBook covers amazingly closely, and it felt great (I think the carbon fiber is much nicer than the all-aluminum Macbooks). And the keyboard is terrific: The keys are slightly concave, and have a bit more travel than other ultralights, and it's delight to type on.
Summary: I did my research, wanted to buy thinkpad x1 or t440s, did really place an order of t440s on lenovo, after 2 weeks they informed my by a simple email they order is canceled, I have to call them to get informed that they run out of stock, order is canceled, nothing they can do. So just forget the lenovo, quality could be ok, but can't trust their customer service.
Summary: I purchased this laptop from a Best Buy 3 years ago. After doing tons of research, this seemed to be the best laptop in my price range. I have not been disappointed one bit. The laptop has a nice look to it, though I still don't really understand the strip of leather on the cover. The keys are pretty quiet and comfortable, and have a back light which is absolutely crucial if you're using the laptop in low light settings.
Summary: All in all a very good piece of hardware and impressive software (1st HDD so gauge impressiveness accordingly). It is a fair price for the value compared to similar ultrabooks on the market and I believe Dell got it right on this one.
Pros: Hardware, - very light, - intuitive design, - display is very rich and bright, - multi-touch touchpad gestures, Software, - impressive speed, *have not played around much with Dell software but the camera central seems nice*
Cons: Hardware, - hard to open (requires two hands), - port availability, Software, - had a bunch of not useful freeware that needed to be removed, but don't they all