This machine is right up there in my top three favorite ultrabooks of 2014 thus far. Nice work Dell!
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Great review, but its a Dell, can't say I'd buy it
I like the specs on this, but I can't say I'm thrilled about the touch screen functionality and windows 8. I know Microsoft wants everyone to have windows 8, but it's too bloated and unnecessary on laptops and desktops. As much as I hate to say it, they should have taken a page from Apple's book and made a different OS for tablets and laptops/desktops. While it looks like a great machine, the manufacturer could have saved us a few bucks by losing the touch screen.
I think they actually took a page from Apple's book. Apple implemented the launchpad to try to help people who were used to iOS to use a laptop/desktop. Windows took it to another level though and just made everything the same from tablets to desktops. As great as Windows 8 is for tablets, it is not very desktop friendly unless you have a touch screen. I hope they fix things with Windows 9 as I'm staying with Windows 7 till they get the next OS right
Would be nice to see a Wireless performance and strength test. The Dell XPS line has had many issues with this.
A Linux install review would be a nice touch as well. Happy to do it, please send hardware.
I don't know what the issue is that some folks have with Dell sometimes. It's so unfounded. Some historical issue I'm not aware of I guess...
I recommend you to buy the 5 year warranty for dell computers, they are very efficient.
My last dell was an Optiplex 755 years ago. This looks like a huge upgrade to that haha.
What will you choose between this and MacBook Pro 13"?
It depends really on what platform suits you best, Mac or PC. There are specific reasons why you might choose one platform over the other.
That said, the XPS13 is very competitive versus the MBP 13.
Hi, I've looked at dell web site but I couldn't find any configuration/custumization option including the "4th Generation Intel Core i7-4650U processor (4M Cache, up to 3.3 GHz)" with "Intel HD 5000".
The top one is the i7-4500U with Intel HD 4400. Are you sure the Intel Core i7-4650U with HD 5000 version is actually available?
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