Summary: Upgraded from my 5 year old Dell laptop. This computer is incredibly light. I enjoy everything about it except a coil whine heard when scrolling on the screen when the computer is fully charged and plugged in. This appears to be a known semi-common issue that hasn't been fixed. If the computer is unplugged after a full charge then there is no whine.
Summary: I can only reiterate what others have already stated on here and it's too bad that Dell (and I'm sure other manufacturers) relegate the 1-3 star reviews to the bottom of the list although from a pure sales perspective I get it.
Good basic laptop with poor keyboard and average battery
4 March 2014
Summary: As a writer, I bought this but had to send it back as the keyboard is poor. Key feedback is slow, causing problems at over 70wpm, and travel is too shallow. The F4 key protruded, indicating poor quality here. It's a real shame that they spent so much on the screen (which is excellent), but neglected this. The battery is pretty poor, and it does get warm - even using Word! Vents are underneath, so when on your lap it keeps you warm in winter! Not sure if that's intended.
Summary: Very fast to boot, but battery life has been about 4 hours and has been a disappointment. Windows 8.1 is a painful to use operating system. The touch pad is sticky. Overall have been underwhelmed by this unit from the start. I needed atleast 500GB storage and this was only SSD option from dell. I have 6 dell systems and this counts as the one I have been most disappointed with.
Summary: This laptop doesnt include instructions to use, so because its very different to just an average computer, it is at first a nightmare to figure out. we are still trying to figure out a lot, and its trial and error. a user manuel would be really appreciated. aits a sturdy, bright clear laptop. some of the function keys dont work, such as eject, but they may need some obscure combination which could have been in a user manuel if there was one.