Summary: As cool as the app is, Google Desktop is a major resource hog; we’d rather install it ourselves if we deem it necessary, thank you very much. So take a beautiful screen, add Intel’s second-fastest CPU, a pretty-fast GPU, and EVDO coverage, and you’ve got the MacBook Killer, right? Maybe. See our final analysis on page 4 of the main article .
Pros: Feature-packed and full of muscle; beautiful screen; built-in EVDO.
Cons: We don't really like the finish, aesthetically; some weird usability choices; some bloatware remains.
Summary: Don't let the slim design and relatively light heft fool you. This XPS is one powerful gaming portable with an impressive feature set for work and play.
Pros: Excellent gaming performance, Touch-sensitive buttons, Slim and light for a midsize machine, Good feature set which includes a fingerprint sensor, Mini-remote control stored in the ExpressCard slot