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. But it still is one of the best 15" touch screen ultrabooks, that you can get with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD. it also has a decent video card for a light duty games.
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. So make sure you turn it off vs. sleep mode. Yet again another software bug. It has several other bugs, but probably are all Windows 8.1 related.
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). I miss having an optical drive built-in (but I have certain old-fashioned needs). Screen is very pretty but glare is annoying in sunny places.But for the super viewing angle, OK!
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. Because of slower internet connection and having some special software on disk, set up has been slower than planned.
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. That being said I have been looking for a Windows laptop that comes close to a MBPr and the Dell is pretty darn close. I will spare the spec comparisons as they are fairly even.
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. Unfortunately, you can no longer buy a powerful and lightweight laptop without touch, unless you drop to the $300 market which gives you junk quality.
Could have been the best laptop ever but has a big design flaw
23 October 2014
Summary: I bought this laptop in the Netherlands this summer mostly because i wanted the high-res screen. Exactly as advertised it is bright, colorful and has amazing resolution. Too bad Windows and other applications are not fully made to support it yet. The processor and battery are good enough for my needs.
Summary: I am a professional photographer, so excellent graphics and high performance to handle photo processing huge RAW files were my top priorities. Also important was portability; I ditched my desktop years ago. Thin and lightweight, but with a large screen were important. I was comparing the XPS 15 with laptops from Apple, Sony, and ASUS.