Excerpt: This is really an excellent machine. The look and feel are top-notch. The build-quality feels very good. When I bought this laptop I also purchased a "500GB 840 EVO mSATA Internal Solid State Drive by Samsung" to replace the 32GB mSATA SSD. However, there were a couple of interesting/cool surprises that I want to point out.The configuration of the laptop I purchased was 32GB mSATA SSD plus 1TB 5400 RPM 2.5" HDD.
Excerpt: The best sale price on the internet and delivery arrived earlier than estimated. Packaging was professional and the product was in perfect shape. Can't ask anything more from a retailer than B&H. Laptop itself is as good as an Ultrabook can get.Primarily used for my small business, it's more than powerful enough for Photoshop, Lightroom 2, & other productivity software. If you're looking for the best of the best in Ultrabooks, this Dell will be on the top of the list.
Summary: I bought it for weight since I now travel a lot with business and needed a lighter computer to use for my business. It starts almost immediately and has ran my work programs without a glitch. Would buy again.
Great if your software has resolution compatable...
Amazon Customer, Amazon
17 November 2014
Summary: I bought this specifically for editing raw camera images in Lightroom and Photoshop while traveling. I have no issues, just a headache with scaling in Photoshop CS6. I also wouldn't mind it being slightly smaller but the XPS 13 doesn't have the horsepower for me. This laptop looks and feels awesome. The keyboard feels pretty good and the silicon around it is nice and soft. Wish the wrist rest area was slightly smaller. Keyboard is a little too far back.
Awesome laptop, but some software look rediculously small on 3200x1800 resolution...
15 November 2014
Summary: Awesome laptop and awesome price. Saved about $400 on Amazon than if I had purchased it on Dell's website. What I was concerned about was that I wouldn't be able to update hard drive, msata ssd, or the battery. Once I discovered youtube videos describing how to upgrade the Dell XPS 9530 it made my decision to purchase this laptop easy. I upgraded to a larger msata with no problem. I will have to lose the HDD to get the larger battery.
Summary: NOT a computer expert by any stretch of the imagination. Please keep that in mind as you read this review: After some research I decided to go with this windows based laptop. My criteria: I needed at least 8 GB of RAM, 500 GB of storage, a computer less than 3 years old, a fairly large screen that was a PC (for work programs) that was priced under $1000.
Summary: I have the Dell xps15 and have not had any problems or issues with the screen brightness. In fact I keep it at 50% and the picture is still bright enough and HD gives life to all my pictures and videos. I will say that I purchased my laptop from Dell and their tech support has been great. Also when reading reviews for this laptop XPS 15 9035 I have been very impressed as other reviews are high 4.3. Sorry about your experience but I absolutely love this laptop.