Summary: Let's get something out of the way from the start, I installed a Linux distro over Windows without ever using the Win 7 that came stock with this machine. That said, the overall build is solid, unlike the plastic-like feel that so many manufacturers are getting by with these days. The i7 and 8gb of RAM will be more than most users ever need from this machine, but if you feel the need for a boost, drop in a SSD HD.
Summary: I now have own this computer for a little over a week and love it. This is my fourth laptop that I’ve owned over the years which include a 2009 13” MacBook Pro, a 2007 14” Dell Inspiron, and 2004 14” Toshiba Tecra. I got this over some of the competition because it seemed to be the most bang for your buck regardless whether it doesn’t have the newest Intel Haswell processor and I don’t care for touch screen.
Summary: I have had many issues with this laptop. Waking from sleep mode takes almost a full minute, wireless adapter cutting in and out, screen lookups, videos freezing, total lack of documentation with the unit, etc. Trying to get technical support involves trying to communicate with someone who hardly speaks English. Very disappointed.
Summary: When I received this laptop I was very happy. I liked look and feel of this laptop. But the problem comes when it start hanging while working. the only option to resolve this issue was to switch off the power and start again. Amaozn has wonderful customer service and they sent me the replacement next day only and I thought my pain is gone but next day only I got Blue screen twice and hanging problem still persist.
Summary: Received the machine, I found the machine D surface is not flat, flawed! Dell poor workmanship, perhaps I have no luck, Sathish customer service attitude is very good, praise! He asked me to put the machine back a replacement, but the computer is not around, no way back, the recent price drop, so sorry. The configuration of the computer is good!
Summary: I needed a laptop that's robust (since I am quite clumsy) and has good enough performance for CAD/electromagnetic simulations and casual gaming (League of Legends for example). This laptop met my needs quite well. Here are some thoughts on its characteristics. First of all, its appearance is definitely something that stands out.
Caveat Emptor: This laptop does not have "Nvidia" it has "Nvidia Optimus"
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16 March 2014
Summary: To begin with, and probably the biggest question everyone asks, is whether this Laptop has a 32GB SSD in it or not? Well, mine did; However, with that being typed, it is not a usable drive in any sense, as the drive exists for the sole purpose of using Intel's SSD caching feature (which may or may not be of any use to you when you think about what it does). For more information on what Intel's SSD caching is, please see this article: [...
Summary: First off, the SSD is installed on these computers, it is just not visible as it is used by the operating system as a cache to optimize performance. Secondly, yes this computer is slightly heavier than the listing suggests, but it isn't outrageously heavy. Overall, this computer is great, has form and function that is hard to beat at this pricepoint, would suggest this machine to anyone needing a great portable laptop for school/work or even heavier duty tasks such as...
Summary: Forget the remote chance you get a lemon. You probably won't, but it happens. This review assumes you get a healthy computer. - The processor - try to find an i7 laptop for cheaper than $800. Even the $1600 ones are i5's. Yes, there are faster i7's out there. Yes, you can get an i5 to run at about the same speed for less. But this is an amazing CPU to start the PC with. I intend for this machine to run Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, MS Office - and VERY quick.