This really seems like a nice machine that I would not mind owning. But the shortcomings while minor are very inconvenient. Plus we would be paying for looks in this case with that other 14z coming in so much cheaper. Verdict for me would be to wait for the next revision.
Good review but its a shame Dell could not iron out the wrinkles, sounds like the potential is here though.
Nice review. I agree that the stickers are a distraction but I don't see it going away anytime soon; I mean there has to be a way to catch the buyer or average person of this laptop when it's on store shelves, and traditionally placing Intel stickers or badges have mostly worked... Now I don't know if Apple's non-sticker policy would work with other computer manufactuers but unless some people find ways to do the same things that stickers do without the stickers, stickers are here to stay.
Also on removable batteries; sure, they may provide supposed longer life but I'm not a supposed fan of any laptop that requires you to send it back to the manufacturer. At least the touchpad is a great Apple rival.
Again, nice review; you covered all of the vital points, did an extensive analysis and even got in a great dig at shovelware. I might be considering this laptop in the future.
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Normally I wouldn't get a Dell but after this review I probably would :)
The design is pretty sleek (I like small, light, thin laptop because easy to carry around)
The backlit on the keyboard is also what attracted me
I second your thoughts on this one for now and remember there could an even better product that is soon to be released :D More over it is a nice product and wouldn't mind having one. The spec's and feature are all good for me.
Thought about purchasing one of these, but I think I'll wait until the next round of Dells pop up.
What's the $100 difference between the tested price and the starting price?
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