"Quality look & feel 100% metal. XPS15z is part plastic."4.0 starson by DFerreira75
Pros: Quality contruction. Great performance with plenty of upgrades. Great veiwing angles, mostly fantastic screen**, quiet and cool as well. Long battery life in my opinion (6+ hours of internet browsing and youtube videos). Dedicated customer support
Cons: Screen, while great from any angle and amazing clearity has a problem producing reds. it simply cannot produce pure red.. Instead you get a redish shade of orange.
Touchpad - It's a little jerky feeling on the two finger scroll.
Summary: Overall I really like this laptop and hope I can keep it. The Sceen's lack of Red has me leaning towards returning/exchanging it, as it appears to be an actual hardware (screen) problem. HP has a new vendor for the IPS screen and I think they're just not good.. The touchpad is something I'm still learning to get used to. I'm a macBook guy, and they have the best touchpad I've ever used, and I'm very used to the way theirs works. It doesn't mean HP did a bad job here. Just not what I'm used to and it has small problems with the feel. I think this is something that can be remedied with patches/software upgrades in time.
I can honestly say that if you can live with the Reds looking Orange this is BY FAR the best quality you're going to find in a PC Laptop especially at this price point.
The Dell XPS 15z has a lot of plastic. This thing is solid and all metal. A little heavy, but you feel the quality when you pick it up. The ventilation is great and this thing will run for HOURS on my lap without becoming remotely warm feeling..
I love it!!!