Excerpt: I would recommend Dell to who ever is into gaimg and online business. I have had an excellent experience with Dell. If I have had problems I just call their customer support hotline and they are quick and thorough about helping you with whatever problem you have. I would encourage friends and family to use Dell if and when they were shopping for computers.
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
Great laptop with mobility and performance to compete.
30 March 2012
Summary: I spend many many hours researching what Ultra book to buy. I'm a student so that means a lot of moving around campus and a lot of typing. Now that school has pretty much moved online I needed an upgrade from my 4 year old laptop. The XPS 13 offered performance and mobility at a price that was very reasonable.
Pros: +Design, carbon fiber bottom feels great,soft touch rubber for the palm rest is very comfortable., +Performance is very fast and snappy, opening multiple web pages and tabs along side editing PDF files while watching an HD video, ran very smooth.
Cons: -The screen isn't a higher resolution,but I'm not paying a hundred or more dollars just for a high resolution screen., -Dell's driver's from their website are crap, don't install them.
Best looking ultrabook on market with A+ functionality
28 February 2012
Summary: First ultrabook that has a better design then the macbook air. Rubberized carbon fiber chasis, and better keyboard, smaller form factor etc. were all nice, all with a price point for several hundered dollars less then Apple. I purchesed through a dell kiosk that I knew was getting them in. First 10,000 Dells sold come with free T-moobile 4g hotspot good for 3 months. My out the door price was less then $1,000. I would imagine this will be the case for most people.
Pros: Keyboard and matte surface around it has a very nice feel compared to my macbook air. Keyboard a better typing feel to it. Great fit and finish. I liked the carbon fiber rubberized bottom, espcially for setting down on granite countertops etc.
Cons: Could use a higher resolution screen. From article above, battery life. I will have to update this after several weeks of use compared to macbook.
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.
My rating of this computer of satisfied reflects my daughter's opinion
Harold Appleby, Amazon
25 March 2011
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.