It's good to see business models are finally improving. I adopted a business laptop long ago and I had to completely wipe it to make it function well.
It's not to bad when you can wipe them.Getting them as an actually business laptop and having to keep the programs on it is far worse.
I have used the Dell lines before, especially the latitude model. The newer ones, though not inherently fast do work well if a little bit slow. The laptops are durable and reliable as long as you don't mess with the system settings or registry too much.
On paper looks good. And for business. The only laptop i bought was for my mom for mothers day. And that was way back then. This is a good upgrade and with ssd programs will be blazing fast
The difference in performance that you may be seeing as opposed to the performance they are reporting may be in the choice of hard drive. Their test machine was using a Solid State Hard Drive (SSD) as opposed to the old platter Hard Drives. The boost in performance from going to Solid State is incredible. I used to do Engineering design work on a machine with a platter drive, and it took several minutes to start up. I would turn it on first then walk to the break room to store my lunch, and the machine would still be starting up. With SSD I couldn't even get away from the desk and it was ready to log in. This was the same machine, only change was going to Solid State.
Boy I agree. I think all brands of computers come with too much pre-installed JUNK! My trick is to burn all of the device drivers to a CD, wipe the machine and install a full non-OEM license of the OS. Then as I find hardware that does not work I install then manually from the Device Manager having the system scan the CD for the device drivers. The only machine I could not do this with was an e-Machine, and I immediatly returned it. I wish vendors would give us the option of buying a "clean" machine.
This sounds like a great biz laptop. I like the higher res matte screen, and back lit spill resistant keyboard. Nice features to have indeed.
Love the USB 3.0 ports, although they may be useless for a business laptop. And is it just me that loves Intels WIDI tech, that would be perfect for a business or media laptop. Its a huge option in my opinion and a must for me if I look for a laptop, anybody else??
Wait with the Ivy bridge processor and the Intel Centrino wireless card this thing should support WIDI, am I missing something here??
Looks good...but I really don't understand why business laptops need to be high end
Are there any Business grade Ultrabooks ?
Core i7 for a business laptop?
Too high end for a Business laptop
And why not?
So it's tough and a heck of a lot less money than the Toshiba Toughbooks?
Nothing wrong with that,........
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
"Looks good...but I really don't understand why business laptops need to be high end"
Well, because it depends on what your business is. We're getting some of these for our company because we're do software development for a living, are often on the road, and some of our products are heavy resource consumers (usually run on large servers by our customers).
So, these machines are not for every business user for sure. But definitely for some it makes sense.
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