Not A Substitute for Seroius Professional Workstation
3 weeks ago
Summary: Many reviewers have commented about the pros and cons of this laptop. So I will limit my review for people who want to use this machine for serious work - engineering, database, running mission critical functions (e.g., your small business) or other software development. Almost all advantages of this laptop are due to its 'ultrabook' features - features that are not really innovations, but mere copy of Apple MacBook and is no different from any generic ultrabook...
Great Dell Laptop is small and Fast - Runs Everything
James McDaniel, Amazon
16 November 2013
Summary: The Laptop is small, fast and runs Windows (8.1) and Linux (openSUSE 13.1) like a champ after I updated the included Windows 8 to 8.1 and installed openSUSE 13.1 in dual boot mode. It had enough memory (8GB) to run Oracles VirtualBox in Linux and disk space (256GB SSD) to load two OS' in dual boot.
if you're looking for a performer look elsewhere you'll thank me later.
30 October 2013
Summary: I'm a big fan of Dell product's,but this model is not one of their best sorry. It has been known for mobo issue's and gpu problems. I'm a Dell specialist in repairs,rebuilds and re-manufacturing. So I know Dell. If you can get one to work correctly they are ok for light-weight use,low demand. otherwise you'll find yourself getting frustrated with it. if you want a 13inch that really shines find yourself a Dell latitude13,v13,v130,v131 or a xt3.
Excerpt: Dell sent out a tech for on site support to investigate the incessant high pitch buzzing. The tech heard it, replaced the screen, buzzing persisted. It's less noticeable in a busy office environment, but from my home office or in a quiet hotel room the noise is immediately apparent. I've...
Summary: They notify me the details right after I placed the order. In fact, due to suck USPS, my laptop was delayed for half a month. ( the tracking # shows it had been delivered, so we thought it had been stolen. But actually, USPS just simply left it unsent until half a month later )The seller did not stop following up, giving advice, trying to call, doing what they can. Great service. They will be my first choice next time I purchase a computer.
Summary: This machine does a good job at computing functions but had a few issues: The E on the keyboard keeps coming off and I have to return it for a replacement keyboard The drive size of 120 GB is pretty small and I had to upgrade it within a couple weeks. The trackpad is an ongoing and massive source of frustration, where the cursor just stops and I have to hit the escape key and gives jerky or spurious movements as I move my finger smoothly across it.
Summary: Dell has really outdone themselves with this. An aluminum lid and carbon fiber chassis gives off a very slick and premium design. Windows 8 was surprisingly intuitive, despite what most people say. The only things I really had to do were update the bios, and both the network and touchpad drivers. If you're looking for a viable alternative to the MacBook air, this is an excellent choice.