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.
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.
Dell Studio XPS - A great all rounder, at a good price
30 December 2010
Excerpt: I've been a Dell customer for my last 3 purchases over the last 5 years or so, if only for the reason that I don't think retailers like PC World can cut it in providing what I need. With a budget of about £900 I set out to find the perfect laptop and did a lot of research along the way. My criteria were a good graphics and processor, plenty of RAM and good storage, but easy on the price.
Pros: Large monitor, good performance, solid, good customer service from Dell
Cons: Gets very hot, touchpad has broken after 18 months
Dell Studio XPS 16 - performance computing with cool design
31 October 2010
Excerpt: A good mixture between high performance and style, between design and functionality. I have this laptop since October 2009 and I can say that this was the best experience for me with computers. Even the touch of Studio XPS 16 reminds me of how sophisticated this product is. In my opinion it can perfectly fit the needs of a business man or a fashion model too. I think that this is one of the best laptops ever made by Dell.
Pros: Eye catching style, high performance, quality display
Cons: Short battery life, It runs really hot after 1 - 2 hours of use .
Summary: Unlike the other reviewers my Dell XPS 1645 turned up within 14 days and what can I say? Well I work in the construction industry mainly architecture (you know designing buildings and the like) so I use Revit, autocad, 3D Max, photoshop etc.. and needed a powerful and portable laptop. I chose the Dell because of the screen, 16 inch RGB LED and it is amazing, perfect for photo editing and with 1gb ATI gfx it is also a pretty impressive gaming rig Running Revit & 3D studio...
Excerpt: This Dell laptop is brilliant. I am using it at this very moment and I can truly say that it is fantastic. This laptop is very fast and has superb storage capabilities and high definition graphics. I would say that it is well worth the money and is probably my buy of the year. I would highly reccommend it to all who like computing. So its not going to be a great buy for your child birthday, but if you are saving up for a laptop this is a must buy one.
Excerpt: Если б не эти недостатки, то он стоил бы тех денег, что за него просят.
Pros: Прежде всего ЗВУК! Он просто шикарный, тут вопросов нет. Экран тоже конечно, но с оговорками.
Cons: Фулл ХД для такой диагонали - перебор, всё очень мелко. Цветопередача немного странная, придется потрудится - калибровать цвет. Хоть и нахваливают этот дисплей, больших углов обзора не обнаружил, немного побольше чем у всех остальных ноутов, которые за 20-25 тыс., поярче и цветопередача лучше. А еще если включить этот ноутбук в розетку без заземления, то на металле корпуса пробивает электричество!!! Это вообще жесть!!! Оголенным предплечьем прикасаешься к краю и тебя ...