"complete hatred."0.5 starson by tev0016
Pros: nothing at all
Cons: too bulky for class, overheats, problems with vista, keys stick for no reason
Summary: I bought this laptop in february, hoping that it would last me until i finish college (three to four years). The very first time i turned it on, the screen went blank for no reason. had to restart by pressing the power button. This happened again a couple of weeks later. I had a bad feeling about it then, but I was past the return point, so i couldn't take it back. The second week of april (just as all my final papers were due for classes!) the motherboard completely crashed. the whole computer died. screen blank, lights blinking, unable to start at all. I sent it in for a replacement, which took three weeks. Got it back beginning of may and it was working fine. NOT A MONTH LATER my battery begins to randomly not charge. will recognize the adapter, but will not charge. this happens maybe once a week, then slowly rose in frequency to the point where i am now lucky if i can get it to charge. this is another problem with the motherboard, the NEW one that Dell put in for me. so now, at the beginning of september, with classes starting on wednesday, i have to give up my laptop for another three weeks to have them replace the motherboard again. i thought this would be reliable, but it's turning out to be a piece of junk.
lots of problems with vista as well, but that isn't dell's fault. the build quality of the laptop is, though. don't bother.