Summary: This laptop has been with me for nearly 4 years and it is still very useful to me. It is also very useful for studies as it has a 4-5 hour battery life. I found it amazing to take notes with and all of it's features are pretty useful. Yes, this laptop may be outdated in this time, but at a 5.5 Windows Index Rating (at least that's what mine said) it is not weak in this performance dominant environment. Of course that depends on what you plan to do with this laptop.
Summary: I bought this about 4 years ago brand new and it has been great for me. 1080p is bright and beautiful. The performance was great at first and is a little slower now because of the things I do now require a but more power. But over all this thing is a nice notebook even today.
Summary: Have had this laptop for a couple years now, and have had nothing but trouble. Performance is awful, battery is awful, and it crashes and overheats on a regular basis. I will never purchase anything dell again.
Summary: I got one so it would do what I wanted it to do, and not settle like the rest for what their computers are limiting them to. I basically bought this for english class. I used it for a million other things since I spent so much. The only regret is that for strictly school purposes I think the smaller 13" would have been optimal, this 16" is a beast.Overall, I still prefer to use my desk top; I crammed an xps into an inspiron quad.
Summary: I bought this laptop in march of 2010 and haven't had any problems playing any games i want on it. I can play Sims 3 Fallout3, Elderscrolls Oblivion, etc. with no problems. Only the cg demos in Supreme Commander 2 have a slight slowdown. The price at the time was only $866 with windows 7 Home Premium. Dell has great deals compared to HP. Anywho.... It's a great gaming computer for any hardcore gamer.
Summary: First off, let me say that I love dells. This is the 3rd laptop that I've owned, not counting the three I used in corporate life. I upgraded from a 1330, which I lo-ho-hoved, but gave to a family member when I needed to upgrade for school. I've heard recently that Dell has acknowledged big problems with their line of desktops from the early to mid 00's. My experience with and love for Dells comes from their big iron type servers and laptops.
Excerpt: The Dell XPS L502X is the 15 inch model of Dell’s new line of “powerhouse” , multimedia laptops. Dell has really worked hard on the overall performance of this laptop and has targeted it to multimedia and gaming enthusiasts.
Dell Studio XPS 16 - Great versitile gaming laptop
3 August 2011
Excerpt: This is the best laptop that I have ever owned. It is fantastic at playing even high end games. I also is perfect for those wanting to use multiple programs at once as the processor is very capable. In my opinion the backlit keyboard is a great feature which allows work to be done in a dark environment, and also it looks fantastic! I specified mine with a 1080 screen and a blu ray player, something i haven't come to regret.