Summary: I am quite pleased with my purchase, particularly since the refurbished model was sold at such a low price relative to the one currently on offer from Dell, which only differs by having a slightly higher screen resolution. However, within a couple of days of receiving it, the computer went black.
Summary: There are some minor issues. Heat vent on the bottom of the laptop is just silly. If you use it on your lap for a while, it gets pretty hot. Also, where the power adapter plugs in makes crackle noises. The battery doesnt last that long. Maybe 4-6hrs.
Summary: Nice but not perfect. Yes I would buy it again. Mouse pad sucks, often fails to work, it seems to be a software bug. Once in a while fails to go into sleep mode, in halts and gets extremely hot, if it where inside a bag, in a hot place it would probably burn up and who knows maybe catch on fire.
I'm just glad I had taken out the one-year extended warranty
Denise Rennis, Amazon
10 March 2015
Summary: Had a few problems with the hard drive within the first year, but Dell worked quickly to install a new one. I'm just glad I had taken out the one-year extended warranty. I don't like the screen - a bit too much glare. But otherwise it's a fast computer with a comfortable keyboard.
Summary: I am appreciating this laptop so far, having given up on rMBP 13 in. after a year long trial (Mac OS X is disappointing). Great performance. Boots fast. Always one step ahead. Keyboard OK but disappointing. I miss keys from time-to-time (perhaps just need to developer a higher strike pressure).
Summary: working fine after initial setting up. Only issue so far is lack of wired network port that I missed on spec list. Was able to solve with usb3 to rj41 dongle. Why is that an issue, network storage is not on wifi network. The other thing that has been a pain is lack of dvd drive which I was aware of.
Summary: My go to laptop is a MBPr which I use 75% of the time, but my business uses custom software that is exclusive to Win so I have always had another machine that is dedicated to windows. I realize that I could load parallels or run boot camp, but my personal preference is to dedicated machines.
Summary: Excellent display and performance. The only issue is it is a touch screen that with its 15" wide screen size makes the unit unnecessarily more expensive and extremely heavy. This size and power of laptop is meant to be a powerful laptop, not a tablet or even a dual mode small notebook.