Summary: Remember how you used to make fun of Pabst Blue Ribbon? Remember? Tastes like tap with a bitter beer finish? Like the water in your friends sort of murky aquarium, with only the "slightly" sluggish plecostomus slinking along the bottom? Yeah, those jokes were hilarious, and then one day, you're over at your friend's house, it's hot and sticky outside, you've been helping her weed her nearly dead garden for like, 3 hours, in the blazing sun and humidity, and you open her...
Summary: This laptop has created endless problems for me from the day I bought it directly from Dell to the day it died a few months after warranty expired. Immediately after I opened the package I noticed that there was a problem with the construction: there was a large gap between the bezel and metallic body of the computer, enough to slide coins into the computer. This was obviously a defect, so I called up Dell, and they replaced it.
Beware: it breaks right after the warranty expires - motherboard and hard drive die...
14 March 2013
Summary: This is my second laptop from Dell and the last one! After a bit more than a year (14 months to be precise), right after the warranty expired, I got the battery issue (I had the same thing with the first Dell laptop). One day the laptop just turned off by itself and when I turned it on, it was written "Your battery is temporarily disabled. Please turn off your computer and try again when the unit is back to the operational temperature".
Summary: By far the worst laptop, wireless issues which keeps dropping signals even with latest drivers and 2 replacements, silver trim comes off easily, static electric charge issue, if this laptop was given to me for free I still wont take it nothing but problems.
Summary: I purchased this for a Christmas present for my son. It stopped working after less than a month. Seller wouldn't take back, Dell said it wasn't under warranty after 3 weeks and the extended warranty I purchased said I needed to go through Dell.
Summary: I have owned Dell computers in the past and was satisfied with the quality and their service dept., so when I wanted a new laptop a year ago, I felt confident sticking with Dell products. I started with the Inspiron 15R model. It was almost non-functional because of a dancing cursor. I had numerous phone conversations with Dell and repairmen to the house, but the problem could not be fixed. It is most irritating when typing emails or filling out forms.
Summary: I have had several laptops and this is by far the worst that I have ever even used. There are constant problems with it. Terrible speed, bad speakers, HORRIBLE wireless connection(my wireless unit can be in the next room and it won't be able to connect!), constant shut downs, and all of the internet browers I have tried have continuing issues including not being able to run java without shutting down the whole computer.
Summary: I bought this laptop for use at college and moderate gaming while traveling. The price and specifications were just fine, however buyers beware! Upon receiving the first unit it worked for about a week until the ram needed to be replaced. Since this unit has no back panel, the technician had to completely remove the back case and in doing so snapped it because of its awkward design. Dell sent a new one.
Poorly designed laptop with even worse reliability
Dane Watson, Amazon
21 February 2012
Summary: I've had good experiences with Dell in the past, so I felt pretty confident ordering a new, fairly high-end computer from them. Unfortunately, my XPS 15z is an altogether awful computer. It initially looks appealing, and the small size is a plus, but these two just about sum up the high points.