Summary: I don't know what some of these people who are saying the hardware and the build quality is poor are talking about. I have two of these computers and both of them are still running fast and smooth and I have never had to replace any parts on either of them. They are the most reliable computers I have ever had.
Summary: Dell Xps is a really good product to buy. i bought mine 9 months ago through Dell. I7-2640 Cpu @ 2.80GHz with a turbo boost of 3.5, 8 gigs of ram, terabyte of memory, burns and plays blue ray 3D, nvidia Geforce GT 555m and will play almost any game max settings. Music is amazing with the jbl speakers and little sub. Great machine..everyone should own!
Summary: I ordered this with trepidation because I read more than a few reports of problems right out of the box. Not for me.. fortunately. I am upgrading from a Dell XPS 1730 with 2 nvidea SLI graphics cards. In MHO.. the SLI thing was not successful.. many games could not detect it.. and the machine ran very hot, all the time. This machine is a total wowser.. there are low end graphics on the motherboard that are fine for word processing, etc.
Summary: This laptop is great, all works fine and its an excelent purchase... The only thing is that optimus characteristic of nvidia, is not 100% right with some games but i think it will be fix soon...
Summary: Okay, this machine is amazing... although I've been tethered to a desktop for 6 years, except for occasionally borrowing my daughter's laptop when I traveled. I haven't traveled with it yet (just got it) so not sure how I'm going to handle the weight, but so far, it doesn't seem too uncomfortable to move around with despite it being a 17". I love how it has a "bump" towards the back.
Summary: If you can swing the price tag, definitely go for it! (Yes, it`s pricey, eek! but compared to what you'd pay to get all this on a Mac, it's pretty reasonable.) I did a TON of research and this was the best computer I found that had all the bells and whistles I was looking for. (The XPS 15 is great too, but if you can do it, go for the bigger screen and the extra toys - it's worth it!
Summary: Super powerful system - Dell sells these anywhere from $1500-$2000 so you can get a pretty good deal at Amazon. Bought mine from a third party seller and couldn't be more satisfied. This thing screams and the benchmarks are ever better than my desktop that's only about a year old. This laptop should last at minimum a few years without having to worry about upgrading. Especially like the fact it has 8GB of RAM and the 3GM graphics card. Windows screams on this!