Summary: I'm happy with this purchase. It's a powerful little machine. It weighs a bit more than I expected and am not sure it should be classified as an ultrabook. This particular model does not have a replaceable battery. I wish I knew that before purchasing.
Good laptop, one of the cheapest with an i7, 8GB of ram, external video card (important) and 14 inches
Sergio Araya Alfaro "SRO", Amazon
29 April 2014
Summary: My initial idea for this laptop was to change the hard drive with a SSD (Samsung) and remove the mSATA because is useless if I have a SSD. That was "easy", there isn't a cover for the hard drive, battery or ram (like used to be); so you need to open the big cover and be carefull because the mainboard is exposed. I didn't knew that this laptop comes with a single channel (8GB), I thought that only one channel was used but not, is a single channel.
Summary: I'll start off by saying this laptop is great and you should buy it, BUT before you do there are a few factors to consider. Note: This laptop IS the L421x, It confused me a while but i finally confirmed it with Dell through Amazon that is this model. I am a developer, i wanted a strong machine that can carry a virtual machine or two open while still keeping it's head above water, the general requirements for me were an i7 and a healthy amount of memory (8GB+), the other...
Made of metal, like everything was when I was a kid
20 April 2014
Summary: I have recently been using Linux more frequently. I usually run Linux on one of my demoted laptops. I bought this machine specifically to run Linux on relatively new hardware. Ripped out the spinning hard drive and replaced it with a Crucial M500 SSD. This process was easy. 6 T5 Torx screws, two Phillips screws and the bottom (made of metal, I might add) comes off. There is a ribbon cable that connects to the bottom panel, so be careful.
Summary: Decent sized screen. Screen resolution is (I think) very good. Good Wifi capability. Good microphone - use it with Rosetta Stone. Fairly light weight. LOVE the backlit keyboard. Battery life is disappointing. Mouse not very sensitive. Windows 7! Yay! Because Windows 8 sucks. I use it for email, NetFlix, general internet, Word documents, Power point, and Rosetta Stone.
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!
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: [...