"ISSUES GALORE, $2000 paperweight!"0.5 starson by Mteplitski
Pros: Awesome Screen...
Good Battery life...
Nice feel and Design...
Looks better than a Heavy Weight Coaster on your table
Cons: WIRELESS is SLOWER than the DIAL-UP*
It is buffering just watching this review
Samsung Hard Drive went out after 5 days.
USB ports are ALL only on one side
Brings civilization back to the ages of Dial Up Modems.
Summary: I got the new XPS 15 and I didnt even think about the wireless, until I got it! IT IS SLOW!!!! I mean...SLOW!
I got this laptop as an upgrade to my aging XPS M1530 machine. I did numerous side by side comparisons, different servers, different routers and get this: my old XPS is pushing 3X, no joke, 3 times faster internet than my new XPS 15!!!
What da F***, Dell?!!! Called tech support, they did their tweaking, nothing changed! New XPS runs at the same speed in Safe Mode with Networking, however 3 times slower in the regular mode. Thought it was some app dragging the speed down? NOPE! Even after turning everything off in regular Windows mode, this POS is still dragging its feet and buffering left and right...
Not to mention that the 700gb hard drive went out after only 5 days of service, can't blame this one on Dell though, it was a Samsung drive. Piece of crap, 6 sigma my a$$!
I had to reinstall the new hard drive with all the new apps and drivers, spent over 3 days in all just to get it back to where I started.
In all, I am still using my old XPS m1530 now because of the faster internet and I have no use for this new machine. Unless I want to play a new game...only if it is not an online multiplayer mode, of course...LAGGGGG!