Summary: Overall performance of the XPS15 is impressive and it has a beautiful display. I had some issues with the wireless network adapter, but those seem to be resolved with the latest driver. I purchased the laptop for both work and light gaming and am pleased with it's performance. Many games aren't optimized for the QHD, and don't scale well to lower resolutions, but I knew that before I purchased. I'm playing some older games, COD-Black Ops, Tomb Raider, Dirt-2, Portal-2.
Summary: I have recently purchased the laptop and it does not have the stated 11 hours battery life. It only goes up to a maximum of 2 and a half hours. Windows 8 is running really badly. I can't open my mail app and store app and the brightness of the screen is stuck at dim even when I have maxed out the brightness. The touch screen refuse to work at rare occasions. The display looks good and the laptop runs smoothly but all in all the battery life is terrible.
Summary: The XPS 15 with FHD screen is a great computer and I am very happy with mine. The screen has great colors and viewing angles and the FHD was a must when deciding which model to buy, after all that is how you interact with the device. The computer boots up quick, there was not a lot of preloaded bloat ware included and the MS Office download from "My Locker" worked without a hitch. Windows 8, works fine without the touch screen as its not a joy to navigate either way.
XPS 15 - replaced my 2006 Latitude graphics workhorse
8 January 2014
Summary: My Latitude from 2006 finally took a dump, and I needed a new computer that could do graphics editing (photoshop/illustrator/sketchup) but for a good price. Dell was having some sort of sale...and I picked up the computer with shipping for less than $700. So I'm super stoked about the price. The computer is beautiful but heavy and the screen is glossy which can be obnoxious. I love that I was able to get Windows 7 still and a CD/DVD drive!