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.
Excerpt: I was really eager to get this laptop, from seeing unboxing videos and other pictures online. I did a lot of research on the system, and felt I would be satisfied with the laptop. When I received it, I liked it initially. It is big, and heavy, but that was expected for such a powerful laptop. The problem is, the laptop was too powerful with the i7 processor and other specs. It constantly froze, was slow to respond, and had poor battery life.
Summary: In my job I am often asked to build and demonstrate software solution to potential customers. It is therefore very convenient to have a portable PC that is powerful enough to run several VMs simultaneously. Having looked for something that had the power and was portable enough I was very excited by the specs of the Dell XPS 1340. Despite it not being the cheapest I convinced my company to buy one.
Pros: Potential to be a true portable desktop replacement